Controversial RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance debuts in Steam second place

Controversial RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance debuts in Steam second place

Ambitious and controversial role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance has shot up to second place in the Steam Top Ten upon launch.

The title has been released to largely positive reviews, though has come under criticism because its developer Daniel Vavra was associated with the Gamergate movement back in 2014 and 2015. This was in part due to the decision to have a largely white cast of characters for the project, with the game maker arguing that this was accurate for the time.

This game debuting in second place - up from fifth last week - is particularly impressive given that it's the Steam Lunar New Year Sale right now.

The Rise and Fall DLC for Civilization VI falls three places week-on-week to fifth place, while Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rises two places to sixth. This is likely on the back of the tactical shooter being part of the aforementioned discount event.

The latest entry in the Dynasty Warriors franchise debuts in seventh place. This is despite the game launching with what appear to be some pretty massive problems - the title currently boasts a one out of five review on Steam, though it's hard to tell whether this is a legitimate assessment or PC gamers being terrible.

Human: Fall Flat from Curve Digital comes in at eighth place, returning to the Top Ten as it title surpasses 1.7m units sold on PC.

Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending February 18th:

1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance: Warhorse Studios
4. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
5. Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, 2K Games
6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
7. Dynasty Warriors 9, Koei Tecmo
8. Human: Fall Flat, Curve Digital
9. Slay the Spire, Mega Crit Games
10. Subnautica, Unknown Worlds Entertainment

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