Steam Top Releases April 2020 Dominated by Horror

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Friday, May 22, 2020 - 14:16
News
Topic(s):

(And Early Access, Too)

The Steam Top Releases April 2020 list has been released by Valve, highlighting the twenty best-selling premium games and the five most popular free-to-play games on its platform. This month's list of games is dominated by horror games, but that's not all that's in the mix this time around.

Games that made it into the upper echelons of Steam sales this month came from 14 different countries and are spread across a wide range of genres. One dominating force, however, is the elements of survival and horror. (Of course, there's a survival horror game in the list, too.) Five of this month's premium games on the list have horror elements of some type, making April an unexpectedly spooky month.

Valve has also taken the time to highlight a couple of the developers to make them stand out a bit more, starting with KARDS developer 1939 Games. Part of the Steam Top Releases April 2020 list was a focus on early access titles, and both of these developers used this system to help develop their games.

"Early Access was an invaluable part of our journey, especially due to the PvP focus of the game," stated 1939 Games' Ingó Aevarsson. "We treated Early Access like our dress rehearsal. You don't get the same exposure as a fully released game, but there are just enough players to gather a lot of valuable data and feedback."

Aside from 1939 Games, Valve also took a moment to speak with Unfrozen, the Russian developers behind Iratus: Lord of the Dead.

"We shared our plans and vision with the community from the very beginning of this project," explained Unfrozen's Denis Federov. "The most important thing about it – being open with the community."

"The most active and devoted part of our community appreciated that we trusted them so much."

Steam Top Releases April 2020 slice

What are the Steam Top Releases April 2020?

The Steam Top Releases April 2020 list has a nice mix of games, ten of which are Steam Early Access titles. As with previous months, Valve has organized the list based on the release dates of the games.

Steam Top Releases April 2020 - Top Premium Games

  • Endzone - A World Apart
  • Resident Evil 3 remake
  • Blush Blush
  • Fallout 76
  • KARDS - The WWII Card Game
  • Drug Dealer Simulator
  • Dragon Marked For Death
  • Warhammer Underworlds: Online
  • 112 Operator
  • Iratus: Lord of the Dead
  • MotoGP™20
  • XCOM®: Chimera Squad
  • Trials of Mana
  • HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed
  • Gears Tactics
  • Moving Out
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Train Station Renovation

Steam Top Releases April 2020  — Top Free-To-Play Games

  • KARDS - The WWII Card Game
  • Soldat
  • Royal Crown
  • Samsara Room
  • WGT Golf

You can read more about these developers and their best-selling games in the Steam Top Releases April 2020 list. As always, you can browse all 25 games on a convenient sale page on Steam.

What's your favorite game in this list of April 2020's top releases on Steam? What games do you think will do well for May 2020? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

A photograph of Robert N Adams

Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!