One of the other things the Steam Summer Sale tends to spark in me is a review of my gaming so far in the year. One thing that happened in the first half of 2022 was that a new title took over as my most played game on Steam.
I think Civilization V has been at the top of the list since I made my current Steam account back in 2010… and I did that because you had to have a Steam account to play. I was kind of against Steam back then, but have clearly softened on it as an option over the years.
Now, however, Valheim has taken over the top spot, managing to do so in less than 18 months. That says something about me or Valheim or both I suppose.
Anyway, Valheim got there by being my most played title so far in 2022 as measured by ManicTime. Out of time spent gaming on my PC, this is how my play percentages break out.
- Valheim – 30.97%
- Lost Ark – 15.80%
- EVE Online – 15.70%
- EverQuest II – 11.78%
- Stellaris – 5.72%
- Pokemon Pearl – 5.07%
- New World – 4.10%
- Minecraft – 4.45%
- CM Red Thunder – 2.52%
- RimWorld – 2.04%
- FreeCiv – 0.59%
- Diablo Immortal – 0.39%
- V Rising – 0.34%
- EverQuest – 0.28%
- LOTRO – 0.16%
- World of Tanks – 0.09%
After Valheim we have Lost Ark and EVE Online pretty much neck in neck for play time. I think Lost Ark got the advantage just because it takes so long to load.
Finally in double digits is EQII where I was playing the Visions of Vetrovia expansion.
Down in single digits, after some single player stuff was the end of our run at New World. I am not even sure what server I am on now. There has been some talk about Amazon fixing some of the issues, but I am not sure there is a lot of desire to return there any time soon.
Then there is Minecraft, which has gotten a bit of a boost since The Wild update hit. Below RimWorld are titles that have not been touched all that much.
So what will the back half of the year look like? Valheim is at the top of the list, but unless we get the update for the Mistlands, there isn’t much to do but muck about and build things. Lost Ark and New World are unlikely to grow in play time, and EverQuest II, I left that unsatisfied with the last expansion. That might need a break for another expansion or two before I find it on my list again.
EVE Online, of course, is going to carry on for now. And Minecraft, which we only started playing in June, looks like it could keep going.
Solasta is something we just picked up this past week, and it has potential.
And then there is the coming of Wrath of the Lich King Classic. It looks to be a couple months away at this point, and we’re not really chomping at the bit for it right now… but give it some time and we might be primed to go back to Northrend.
That is where I stand at the mid-year check-in.