LOS ANGELES, Dec 30 — Action game “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” rides Steam’s end-of-year sale, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” demonstrates its perennial appeal, and the charming “Lost Constellation” amazes indie gaming fans.

“Counter Strike: Global Offensive”, which offers quick bursts of action for casual and competitive players alike, emerges as Steam’s biggest draw, in revenue-generating sales at least.

Its latest release is ahead of some of this season’s most popular new titles such as “Far Cry 4”, “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor”, and “South Park: The Stick of Truth”, all of which have enjoyed reductions to one extent or another as the sales season rolls on.

Similarly, expansive adventure “Skyrim” has been around since 2011 but with a realm of fan-made modifications clostontinuing to unfurl for players of the PC version, there’s plenty of incentive to dive in and see what all the fuss has been about.

“Skyrim” pops up again on the GamersGate chart, where two fellow fantasy action games from Electronic Arts — “Dragon Age II” and “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” — are also propelled back into the limelight, while the GameSpot rundown features EA’s recent big-name shooters “Battlefield 4” and “Titanfall”.

Wander through a strange and wintry landscape in ‘Lost Constellation’.©Infinite Fall
Wander through a strange and wintry landscape in ‘Lost Constellation’.©Infinite Fall

Changing pace, we see “Lost Constellation”, part chilly fairytale, part snowman generator, emerging as a spin-off story for Kickstarted game “Night in the Woods” (which is itself due sometime in 2015 on computers and consoles) and lighting up the Itch.io chart following a free release on Saturday.

Steam* (steampowered.com)
1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2. Far Cry 4
3. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition
5. South Park: The Stick of Truth
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

GameStop US (gamestop.com)
1. Battlefield 4
2. Titanfall
3. Borderlands 2
4. Typing of the Dead: Overkill
5. Mass Effect Trilogy

GamersGate US (gamersgate.com)
1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition
2. Dragon Age II
3. SimCity Complete Edition
4. Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
5. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

GOG (gog.com)
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2. Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete Edition
3. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
4. Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete.
5. Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition

Desura’s Most Popular (desura.com)
1. Yelaxot
2. Five Nights at Freddy’s
3. Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
4. Annex: Conquer The World - free
5. Space XNX

Itch.io (itch.io)
1. Lost Constellation
2. Fjords
3. Secret Habitat
4. Kenney Asset Pack
5. Sky Rogue

— AFP-Relaxnews