List of best-selling PC games

This is a list of personal computer games (video games for personal computers, including those running Windows, macOS, and Linux) that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. If a game was released on multiple platforms, the sales figures listed are only for PC sales. This list is not comprehensive because sales figures are not always publicly available.

Subscription figures for massively multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft or Lineage and number of accounts from free-to-play games such as Hearthstone are not taken into account as they do not necessarily correspond to sales. For those, see the list of most-played video games by player count.

List

Games that have sold or shipped at least one million copies on PC platforms, such as Windows, macOS, and Linux
GameTotal copies soldSeriesRelease dateGenre(s)Developer(s)Publisher(s)
PUBG: Battlegrounds42 million[1]PUBG UniverseDecember 20, 2017Battle royalePUBG StudiosKrafton
Minecraft33 million[2]MinecraftNovember 18, 2011[a]Sandbox, survivalMojang Studios
Terraria23 million[5]May 16, 2011Action-adventureRe-Logic
Diablo III20 million[6][b]DiabloMay 15, 2012Action role-playingBlizzard Entertainment
Garry's Mod20 million[7]November 29, 2006SandboxFacepunch StudiosValve
World of Warcraft14 million[8][c][better source needed]WarcraftNovember 23, 2004MMORPGBlizzard Entertainment
Stardew Valley13 million[9]February 26, 2016Simulation, role-playing gameConcernedApe[d]
Rust12.4 million[10]February 8, 2018SurvivalFacepunch Studios
Half-Life 212.3 million[11][better source needed]Half-LifeNovember 16, 2004First-person shooterValveValve (digital)
Sierra Entertainment (retail)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt12 million[12]The WitcherMay 19, 2015Action role-playingCD Projekt RedCD Projekt
The Sims11 million[13]The SimsFebruary 4, 2000Life simulationMaxisElectronic Arts
StarCraft11 million[14][better source needed]StarCraftMarch 31, 1998Real-time strategyBlizzard Entertainment
RollerCoaster Tycoon 310 million[15]RollerCoaster TycoonOctober 26, 2004Construction and management simulationFrontier DevelopmentsAtari, Inc. (Windows)
Aspyr Media (macOS)
Fall Guys10 million[16]August 4, 2020Battle royaleMediatonicDevolver Digital
Civilization V8 million[17]CivilizationSeptember 2010Turn-based strategy, 4XFiraxis Games2K Games & Aspyr
Cyberpunk 20777.67 million[18]December 10, 2020Action role-playingCD Projekt RedCD Projekt
The Sims 37 million[13]The SimsJune 2, 2009Life simulationMaxisElectronic Arts
Euro Truck Simulator 26.5 million[19]Truck SimulatorOctober 19, 2012Vehicle simulationSCS Software
The Sims 26 million[20]The SimsSeptember 14, 2004Life simulationMaxisElectronic Arts
Cities: Skylines6 million[21]March 10, 2015City-buildingColossal OrderParadox Interactive
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty6 million[22]StarCraftJuly 27, 2010Real-time strategyBlizzard Entertainment
Guild Wars6 million[23]Guild WarsApril 28, 2005MMORPGArenaNetNCsoft
Valheim6 million[24]February 2, 2021SurvivalIron GateCoffee Stain Publishing
Myst6 million[25]MystSeptember 24, 1993Adventure, puzzleCyanBrøderbund
Last Ninja 25.5 million[26]Last NinjaAugust 29, 1988Action-adventureSystem 3Activision
ARMA 35.5 million[27]ARMASeptember 12, 2013Tactical shooterBohemia Interactive
The Forest5.3 million[28]April 30, 2018SurvivalEndnight Games
SimCity 30005 million[29]SimCityJanuary 31, 1999City-buildingMaxisElectronic Arts
Guild Wars 25 million[30][31]Guild WarsAugust 28, 2012MMORPGArenaNetNCsoft
The Last Ninja4 million[26]Last Ninja1987Action-adventureSystem 3Activision
Diablo II4 million[32]DiabloJune 29, 2000Action role-playingBlizzard NorthBlizzard Entertainment
DayZ4 million[19]December 16, 2013SurvivalBohemia Interactive
Deep Rock Galactic4 million[33]N/AMay 13, 2020First-person shooterGhost Ship GamesCoffee Stain Publishing
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?4 million[34][better source needed]Carmen SandiegoJune 1, 1985EducationalBroderbund
Populous4 million[35][better source needed]PopulousJune 5, 1989God gameBullfrog ProductionsElectronic Arts
RollerCoaster Tycoon4 million[36][better source needed]RollerCoaster TycoonMarch 31, 1999Construction and management simulationChris SawyerMicroProse Software
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (including expansions)4 million[37][better source needed]WarhammerSeptember 20, 2004Real-time strategyRelic EntertainmentTHQ
Dark Souls3.6 million[38]Dark SoulsAugust 23, 2012Action role-playingFromSoftwareNamco Bandai Games
Dark Souls III3.3 million[38]April 12, 2016Action role-playingFromSoftwareBandai Namco Entertainment
Theme Park3 million[35][better source needed]Theme Park1994Construction and management simulationBullfrog ProductionsElectronic Arts
Command & Conquer3 million[39][better source needed]Command & ConquerAugust 31, 1995Real-time strategyWestwood StudiosVirgin Interactive
Electronic Arts (since 1998; also freeware release)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert3 million[40]October 31, 1996Real-time strategyWestwood StudiosVirgin Interactive
Age of Empires3 million[41]Age of EmpiresOctober 15, 1997Real-time strategyEnsemble StudiosMicrosoft
EverQuest3 million[42]EverQuestMarch 16, 1999MMORPGVerant InteractiveSony Online Entertainment
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos3 million[43]WarcraftJuly 3, 2002Real-time strategyBlizzard EntertainmentBlizzard Entertainment (North America)
Sierra Entertainment (Europe)
Capcom (Japan)
Civilization IV3 million[44]CivilizationOctober 25, 2005Turn-based strategy, 4XFiraxis Games2K Games & Aspyr
Crysis3 million[45]CrysisNovember 13, 2007First-person shooterCrytekElectronic Arts
The Binding of Isaac3 million[46]September 28, 2011Action-adventure, roguelikeEdmund McMillen & Florian HimslHeadup Games
Dark Souls II2.7 million[38]Dark SoulsApril 24, 2014Action role-playingFromSoftwareBandai Namco Games
Lords of the Realm II2.5 million[47]Lord of the RealmOctober 31, 1996Turn-based strategyImpressions Game
Caesar II2.5 million[47]CaesarSeptember 4, 1995City-building gameImpressions GameSierra On-Line
Caesar III2.5 million[47]May 30, 1999City-building gameImpressions GameSierra Studios
Factorio2.5 million[48][49]February 2016Construction and management simulationWube Software
Horizon Zero Dawn2.39 million[50]August 7, 2020Action role-playingGuerrilla GamesSony Interactive Entertainment
Final Fantasy VII2.1 million[e]Final FantasyJune 25, 1998Role-playing gameSquareEidos Interactive
Grand Theft Auto V2 million[52] Grand Theft AutoApril 14, 2015Action-adventureRockstar NorthRockstar Games
Doom2 million[53][better source needed]DoomDecember 10, 1993First-person shooterid Software
Doom II: Hell on Earth2 million[54][better source needed]September 30, 1994First-person shooterid SoftwareGT Interactive
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness2 million[55][better source needed]WarcraftDecember 9, 1995Real-time strategyBlizzard Entertainment
Diablo2 million[32][better source needed]DiabloDecember 31, 1996Action role-playingBlizzard NorthBlizzard Entertainment (North America)
Ubisoft (Europe)
POD2 million[56]PODFebruary 28, 1997Racing gameUbisoft
Anno 16022 million[57]AnnoSeptember 24, 1998City-buildingMax DesignSunflowers
Baldur's Gate2 million[58]Baldur's GateDecember 21, 1998Role-playing gameBioWare
Black Isle Studios
Interplay Entertainment
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2 million[58]September 21, 2000Computer role-playing gameBioWareInterplay Entertainment
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings2 million[59][better source needed]Age of EmpiresSeptember 30, 1999Real-time strategyEnsemble StudiosMicrosoft
Black & White2 million[35]Black & WhiteMarch 25, 2001God gameLionhead StudiosEA Games
Sold-Out Software
Civilization III2 million[60]CivilizationOctober 30, 2001Turn-based strategy, 4XFiraxis GamesInfogrames
Neverwinter Nights2 million[61]Neverwinter NightsJune 18, 2002Role-playing gameBioWareInfogrames / Atari
Stronghold: Crusader2 million[62]StrongholdJuly 31, 2002Real-time strategyFirefly StudiosTake-Two Interactive / Gathering of Developers
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven2 million[63]MafiaAugust 28, 2002Third-person shooterIllusion SoftworksGathering of Developers
Battlefield 19422 million[64]BattlefieldSeptember 10, 2002First-person shooterEA DICEElectronic Arts
SimCity 42 million[65]SimCityJanuary 14, 2003City-buildingMaxisElectronic Arts (Windows)
Aspyr Media (macOS)
Anno 15032 million[66]AnnoMarch 23, 2003City-buildingMax DesignSunflowers
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero2 million[67]Counter-StrikeMarch 23, 2004First-person shooterValve
Gearbox Software
Ritual Entertainment
Turtle Rock Studios
Valve (digital)
Sierra Entertainment (retail)
Counter-Strike: Source2 million[68]November 1, 2004First-person shooterValveElectronic Arts (retail)
Valve (digital)
Far Cry2 million[45]Far CryMarch 23, 2004First-person shooterCrytekUbisoft
Age of Empires III2 million[69]Age of EmpiresOctober 18, 2005Real-time strategyEnsemble StudiosMicrosoft
Magicka2 million[70]January 25, 2011Action-adventureArrowhead Game StudiosParadox Interactive
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars2 million[71]CossacksApril 15, 2005Real-time strategyGSC Game WorldCDV Software
The Witcher2 million[72]The WitcherOctober 26, 2007Action role-playingCD Projekt RedAtari
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings2 million[73]May 17, 2011Action role-playingCD Projekt RedCD Projekt
Spore2 million[74]SporeSeptember 4, 2008God gameMaxisElectronic Arts
SimCity2 million[75]SimCityMarch 5, 2013City-buildingElectronic Arts
Space Engineers2 million[19]October 13, 2013SimulationKeen Software House
7 Days to Die2 million[76][better source needed]7 DaysJune 28, 2016Survival horrorThe Fun Pimps
Planet Coaster2 million[77]November 2016Construction and management simulationFrontier Developments
Stickfight: The Game2 million[78]September 28, 2017FightingLandfall Games
V Rising2 million[79][80]May 17, 2022Survival, Base building, Hack and slashStunlock Studios
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain1.8 million[38]Metal Gear SolidSeptember 1, 2015Action-adventure, stealthKojima ProductionsKonami
International Karate1.5 million[81]International KarateNovember 1985FightingSystem 3Epyx
Sega Mega Drive and Genesis Classics1.5 million[38]Sega Mega Drive and Genesis ClassicsJune 1, 2010CompilationSega
American Truck Simulator1.5 million[19]Trucks SimulatorOctober 19, 2012Vehicle simulationSCS Software
Stellaris1.5 million[82]May 9, 2016RTS, 4X, Grand StrategyParadox Development StudioParadox Interactive
Half-Life1.5 million[83]Half-LifeNovember 19, 1998First-person shooterValveSierra Entertainment
Ultra Street Fighter IV1.3 million[38]Street FighterJuly 2, 2009FightingCapcom
Dimps
Capcom
Satisfactory1.3 million[84]March 19, 2019Construction and management simulationCoffee Stain Studios
Resident Evil 61.3 million[38]Resident EvilMarch 21, 2013Third-person shooter, survival horrorCapcom
Resident Evil 4: Ultimate HD Edition1.2 million[85]February 27, 2014Third-person shooter, survival horrorCapcom
Nier: Automata1.2 million[38]NierMarch 17, 2017Action role-playing, hack and slashPlatinumGames Square EnixSquare Enix
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+1.1 million[38]Pac-ManSeptember 25, 2013Maze, arcadeNamco Bandai Games
Mine Loader Software
Namco Bandai Games
Kingdom Come: Deliverance1.1 million[86]February 13, 2018Action role-playing gameWarhorse Studios
Hydlide1 million[87]HydlideDecember 13, 1984Action role-playingTechnology and Entertainment Software
Tetris1 million[88]TetrisJanuary 1988PuzzleSpectrum HoloByte
RoboCop1 million[89]RoboCopDecember 1988Beat 'em up, run-and-gunData EastData East, Ocean Software
Return to Zork1 million[90]ZorkAugust 20, 1993AdventureInfocomActivision
Star Wars: Rebel Assault1 million[91]Star WarsNovember 1993Rail shooterLucasArts
Star Wars Galaxies1 million[92]June 26, 2003MMORPGSony Online EntertainmentLucasArts
Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger1 million[93]Wing CommanderDecember 1994Space combat simulationOrigin SystemsElectronic Arts
Full Throttle1 million[94]April 30, 1995Graphic adventureLucasArts
Phantasmagoria1 million[95]PhantasmagoriaJuly 31, 1995Interactive movieSierra Online
Daryl F. Gates' Police Quest: SWAT1 million[96]Police QuestSeptember 30, 1995Interactive movieSierra Online
Duke Nukem 3D1 million[97][better source needed]Duke NukemJanuary 29, 1996First-person shooter3D RealmsGT Interactive
Civilization II1 million[98]CivilizationFebruary 29, 1996Turn-based strategy, 4XMicroProse
Quake1 million[53][better source needed]QuakeJune 22, 1996First-person shooterid SoftwareGT Interactive
Quake II1 million[99]December 9, 1997First-person shooterid SoftwareActivision
Grand Prix 21 million[100]Grand PrixAugust 30, 1996Sim racingMicroProseMicroProse
Total Annihilation1 million[101]Total AnnihilationSeptember 30, 1997Real-time strategyCavedog EntertainmentGT Interactive
Frogger1 million[102][better source needed]FroggerNovember 3, 1997ActionSCE Cambridge StudioHasbro Interactive
Deer Hunter1 million[103][better source needed]Deer HunterNovember 13, 1997SportsSunstorm InteractiveWizardWorks
Blade Runner1 million[104]November 21, 1997Point-and-clickWestwood StudiosVirgin Interactive
Unreal1 million[105]UnrealMay 22, 1998First-person shooterEpic Games
Digital Extremes
GT Interactive
Unreal Tournament1 million[105]November 30, 1999First-person shooterEpic Games
Digital Extremes
GT Interactive
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines1 million[106]CommandosJune 24, 1998Real-time tacticsPyro StudiosEidos Interactive
Railroad Tycoon II1 million[107][better source needed]Railroad TycoonNovember 4, 1998Construction and management simulationPopTop SoftwareTake-Two Interactive / Gathering of Developers
Hidden & Dangerous1 million[107][better source needed]Hidden & DangerousJuly 29, 1999ActionIllusion SoftworksTake-Two Interactive
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun1 million[108]Command & ConquerAugust 27, 1999Real-time strategyWestwood StudiosElectronic Arts
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?1 million[109]November 28, 1999Trivia gameJellyvisionDisney Interactive Studios
American McGee's Alice1 million[110][better source needed]AliceOctober 6, 2000Action-adventure, platformerRogue EntertainmentElectronic Arts
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 21 million[40]Command & ConquerOctober 23, 2000Real-time strategyWestwood PacificElectronic Arts
Tropico1 million[107]TropicoApril 24, 2001Construction and management simulationPopTop SoftwareGathering of Developers
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis1 million[111]June 22, 2001Tactical shooterBohemia Interactive StudioCodemasters
Runaway: A Road Adventure1 million[112]RunawayJuly 6, 2001AdventurePéndulo Studios, S.L.Dinamic Multimedia
Zoo Tycoon1 million[113]Zoo TycoonOctober 17, 2001Business simulationMicrosoftBlue Fang Games
Stronghold1 million[114]StrongholdOctober 19, 2001Real-time strategyFirefly StudiosTake-Two Interactive / Gathering of Developers
Empire Earth1 million[115]Empire EarthNovember 12, 2001Real-time strategyStainless Steel StudiosSierra Entertainment
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone1 million[113]Harry PotterNovember 15, 2001Action-adventureKnowWonderElectronic Arts
Return to Castle Wolfenstein1 million[99]WolfensteinNovember 19, 2001First-person shooterGray Matter Studios
id Software
Activision
Dungeon Siege1 million[116]Dungeon SiegeApril 5, 2002Role-playing gameGas Powered GamesMicrosoft Game Studios
Hotel Giant1 million[117]May 17, 2002Business simulationEnlight SoftwareJoWood Productions
Age of Mythology1 million[118]Age of EmpiresOctober 30, 2002Real-time strategyEnsemble StudiosMicrosoft
Vietcong1 million[107]VietcongMarch 26, 2003Tactical shooterPterodon
Illusion Softworks
Gathering of Developers
The Legend of Sword and Fairy 31 million[119][better source needed]The Legend of Sword and FairyJuly 31, 2003Role-playing gameSoftstar EntertainmentSoftstar Entertainment
Unistar
Hidden & Dangerous 21 million[120]Hidden & DangerousOctober 21, 2003ActionIllusion SoftworksTake-Two Interactive
Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse1 million[121]The PatricianOctober 24, 2003Business simulationAscaronEncore
Battlefield Vietnam1 million[64]BattlefieldMarch 14, 2004First-person shooterEA DICEElectronic Arts
Sacred1 million[122]SacredMarch 23, 2004Action role-playingAscaronEncore
Koch Media
Red Ant Enterprises
Rome: Total War1 million[123][124][125]Total WarSeptember 22, 2004Real-time strategyThe Creative AssemblyActivision
Psychonauts1 million[126]PsychonautsApril 19, 2005PlatformDouble Fine ProductionsTHQ
Dungeon Lords1 million[127]May 5, 2005Role-playing gameHeuristic ParkDreamCatcher Interactive
Imperivm: Great Battles of Rome1 million[128]May 10, 2005Real-time strategyHaemimont GamesFX Interactive
Glory of the Roman Empire1 million[129]June 26, 2006City-building gameHaemimont GamesCDV Software
Microsoft Flight Simulator X1 million[130]Microsoft Flight SimulatorOctober 17, 2006Amateur flight simulationMicrosoft Game Studios
Supreme Commander1 million[131][better source needed]Total AnnihilationFebruary 16, 2007Real-time strategyGas Powered GamesTHQ
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars1 million[132]Command & ConquerMarch 28, 2007Real-time strategyEA Los AngelesElectronic Arts
BioShock1 million[133]BioShockAugust 21, 2007First-person shooterIrrational Games2K Games
Crysis Warhead1 million[45]CrysisSeptember 16, 2008First-person shooterCrytek BudapestElectronic Arts
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning1 million[134]WarhammerSeptember 18, 2008MMORPGMythic EntertainmentElectronic Arts
Killing Floor1 million[135]May 14, 2009First-person shooterTripwire Interactive
Resident Evil 51 million[38]Resident EvilSeptember 17, 2009Third-person shooter, survival horrorCapcomCapcom
Machinarium1 million[136]October 16, 2009Graphic adventure, puzzleAmanita Design
The Legend of Sword and Fairy 51 million[137]The Legend of Sword and FairyJuly 7, 2011Role-playing gameSoftstar
Crusader Kings II1 million[138]Crusader KingsFebruary 14, 2012Grand strategyParadox Development StudioParadox Interactive
Crusader Kings III1 million[139]1 September 2020Grand strategyParadox Development StudioParadox Interactive
Prison Architect1 million[140]September 25, 2012Construction and management simulationIntroversion Software
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm1 million[141]StarCraftMarch 12, 2013Real-time strategyBlizzard Entertainment
Europa Universalis IV1 million[142]Europa UniversalisAugust 13, 2013Grand strategyParadox Development StudioParadox Interactive
The Stanley Parable1 million[143]October 17, 2013Interactive fictionGalactic Cafe
Just Survive[f]1 million[144]January 15, 2015SurvivalDaybreak Game Company
Ark: Survival Evolved1 million[145]Ark: Survival EvolvedJune 2, 2015Action-adventure, SurvivalStudio Wildcard
Instinct Games
Studio Wildcard
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void1 million[146]StarCraftNovember 10, 2015Real-time strategyBlizzard Entertainment
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc1 million[147]DanganronpaFebruary 18, 2016Visual novel, adventureSpike Chunsoft
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair1 million[147]April 18, 2016Visual novel, adventureSpike Chunsoft
Hearts of Iron IV1 million[148]Hearts of IronJune 6, 2016Real-time strategy, grand strategy wargameParadox Development StudioParadox Interactive
Hollow Knight1 million[149]February 24, 2017MetroidvaniaTeam Cherry
Divinity: Original Sin II1 million[150]DivinitySeptember 14, 2017Role-playing gameLarian Studios
Cuphead1 million[151]September 29, 2017Run and gunStudioMDHR
Mordhau1 million[152]April 29, 2019ActionTriternion

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Although Minecraft was first publicly available on May 17, 2009,[3] and the 1.0 version on November 18, 2011, the first version of Minecraft which required a paid account was first publicly available on December 23, 2009,[4] therefore it started accumulating sales in that year.
  2. ^ This excludes the 1.2 million copies given away as part of Blizzard's World of Warcraft annual pass offer.
  3. ^ Subscribers are not the same as sales; many Asian markets use a different business model that does not involve retail copies. As such subscriber figures do not equate to sales figures.
  4. ^ Published by Chucklefish between 2016–2018
  5. ^ Final Fantasy VII:
    • 1998 physical Windows release – 1 million[51]
    • 2013 digital Steam release – 1,136,100[38]
  6. ^ Sold a million copies under the name of H1Z1 while in early access. Not to be confused with the H1Z1 battle royale game by the same company.

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