Top Releases of February 2021
We're happy to announce our Top Releases of February 2021
As a reminder, we look at every game released in February, generating the Top 20 based on the first two weeks of revenue. We also highlight the top 5 free-to-play games, ranked by the number of unique players acquired after launch.
If you've followed our previous Top Release posts, you know that we highlight themes that emerge with each month's games. For February, we're trying something new by adding some of these themes directly to the list itself. We've also added some context so that players can explore screenshots, trailers and even wishlist the games directly. We hope these changes make it easier for players to explore the Top Releases, while giving some additional context for the types of games that found success for February. As always, let us know what you think.
The Top Releases of February 2021
Games that feature puzzle elements are always popular with players, but February stood out with six titles that include unique puzzles. Whether you're exploiting online technology in Cyber Manhunt, relishing in the brilliant fourth installment of The Room, or simply enjoying the atmosphere of Little Nightmares II, puzzle mechanics add fresh new challenges to these games, all while enhancing their unique stories. For anyone with an itch for a new puzzle, make sure to check out these games.
Finally, we can't talk about top releases of February without also mentioning the huge success of Valheim's Early Access debut. Since its February launch, Valheim has surpassed 5 million players on Steam, while also clocking in with record breaking peak player counts, both feats worthy of a celebration in the mead hall - just make sure it has proper ventilation. Much like the players who thrive in this brutal viking-themed world, Swedish developers at Iron Gate Studios are hard at work building and crafting new features as the game progresses through Early Access. Time will tell what's in store for this world, and we're just as excited as the community to see what's next for Valheim.
If you're curious about previous months, here are more Top Release lists: