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No Man’s Sky blazes through the stars to take top spot in this week’s Steam Top Ten

No Man’s Sky blazes through the stars to take top spot in this week’s Steam Top Ten

A huge overhaul to No Man’s Sky has rocketed the sci-fi exploration experience straight into the No.1 space in this week’s Steam Top Ten.

The two-year-old space adventure saw a huge increase in players following last week’s NEXT update, seeing 54,000 concurrent players within a day of the patch hitting (peaking at almost 97,000 over the weekend). NEXT brought long-awaited multiplayer functionality to the title, along with a host of changes that practically overhauled the experience.

Monster Hunter: World continues to build up excitement in the run-up to its release on August 9th, with pre-orders slipping only one spot to land at No.2 this week. The game has consistently topped the charts since pre-sale went live two weeks ago, and the game’s Deluxe edition upgrade follows suit at 8th place.

A regular arrival at the Steam Top Ten port, Raft floats in at No.6 - four spaces higher than last week. The survival swim-ulation has seen regular updates, with last week bringing increased building tools and balancing shark attacks.

Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale is trailing at No.7, down from fourth last week. But in the battle royale space, it’s impressive enough when a newcomer can hold its own in the Steam charts week-on-week.

A huge anti-cheat update accompanies Rainbow Six: Siege’s return to the top ten, placing at No.9. Closing out the list, Jurassic World: Evolution settles for tenth, down from No.8 last week.

Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 28th.

  1. No Man’s Sky, Hello Games
  2. Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
  3. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
  4. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
  5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
  6. Raft, Axolot Games
  7. Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale, Define Human Studios
  8. Monster Hunter: World - Deluxe Kit, Capcom
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft
  10. Jurassic World Evolution, Frontier Developments

 


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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