Today is the final day of the 12th annual Steam Winter Sale! Today we're highlighting some of the best and most popular deals from this year's sale, just in case you missed 'em. Today is also the last day to cast your vote in The Steam Awards 2018!
We hope you've enjoyed all the surprises we left for you at the Cozy Cottage – they're only small gifts of questionable quality, but we thought it was best to get you practical things you'd actually use -- and you'll be glad to have that Tüthbrush after you've eaten an entire chocolate orange.
If, like us, you'll miss the Cozy Cottage when it's gone, we've got one last gift for you – here's where you can download the Cozy Cottage as a desktop wallpaper, along with other desktop wallpapers from The Steam Winter Sale & The Steam Awards 2018.
Yesterday we revealed the top-selling and top-played games of 2018 across all of Steam. In building those year-end lists, we also became curious as to which games were most popular with different kinds of controllers. We know from past analysis, that a lot of players on Steam have used a controller of some kind to play a game (36.7 Million players at last count). And we know that not every game works equally as well with each model of controller, so we wanted to put together some guides to help find the games that you might enjoy most with the particular kind of controller that you have.
Each page starts off highlighting the 50 games most popular with that controller. To build this list, we looked at the number of minutes played in each game with each type of controller. We divided that by the number of days that game was available in 2018 so as to avoid under-counting the popularity of games released in the middle or later half of 2018. What we ended up with was a list of generally popular games that also have really good controller support for each kind of controller. If you are looking for a popular game to play with a controller, these are going to be a great place to start.
We found it interesting that many of the most popular games show up as played a lot with all four controller types. This is great and means that those games have excellent support built in for most controllers.
The next thing we wanted to know was what particular games had bigger audiences using one controller type versus another controller type. This would indicate that either the game didn't support all controllers equally, or that the game was somehow of greater interest to the demographic of players that own a particular type of controller.
So we looked for the set of games that were most uniquely popular among players with one controller type, and came up with a list of the top 15 titles for each.
Finally, we thought it would be interesting to highlight the games that we see being played with more than one controller at a time, demonstrating that the game is popular as a local multiplayer game. If you have a couple of controllers and are looking for some split-screen or shared-screen games to play with a friend, these are some rock-solid choices.
PS: If you happen to be one of the roughly 700 people that have figured out how to plug dance pads into your PC and are looking for something to play, our analysis shows that you should probably just play Crypt of the NecroDancer or The Metronomicon.