Steam Game Statistics: Infographic Shows Interesting Data About Most Played and Least Finished Titles [IMAGES]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Mar 29, 2014 05:14 PM EDT
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A series of infographics posted on Reddit reveal some interesting statistics about a large number of specific Steam games, as well as the digital distribution platform itself. By looking mainly through Steam achievement numbers to determine how far players made it in most games, some noteworthy conclusions can be drawn from the data.

The data was provided by Valve and research done by Gillian de Nooijer in cooperation with GamerNL. It's not the most attractive design for an infographic unfortunately, but the data is there and gets the point across. Keep in mind using commas in some percentages is a common European practice, and are there in place of decimal points.

For some of the more general stats of note, the numbers say 77.8% of average gamers play the games they buy, which sounds funny, but we all know what it's like to purchase a game on impulse on Steam and not have time for it. 42.7% of gamers reach about the halfway mark or a little further into the games they buy, and only 29.6% finish the game.

Dead Island as a franchise takes home the unwanted crowd of being played by the lowest percentage of people who purchased it. 44% of people who purchased the title left it unplayed, with Dead Island: Riptide suffering even worse--more than half (51.8%) of its owners never played it.

The top ten unplayed games from 2009 to 2013 are Left 4 Dead 2, Binding of Isaac, Dead Island, L.A. Noire, The Witcher 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Dead Island: Riptide, Mortal Kombat KE, Saints Row IV, and The Night of the Rabbit. These games were found to have often been offered for extremely low prices on Steam sales, causing many people to buy them without thinking too much about it, but not feel particularly bad about not making use of their small investment.

Check out the full infographics below for all the statistics. Keep in mind these use achievements to track how 'far' people get in games, which might not be a 100% accurate method, but gives a good indication of how far players made it.

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