No Man’s Sky takes pole position in the Steam Top Ten for the second week in a row.
Hello Games’ recent, massive update for No Man’s Sky has reignited the game’s sputtering engines. The game has received multiple game-changing updates since its uneasy launch in 2016. But adding multiplayer appears to have been the thing that tipped the game back into public favour, with nearly 100,000 players taking to the stars over Next’s opening weekend.
Monster Hunter: World finally launches on PC this week, but has already gathered itself a crowd of hunters ready to take to the field. The game has held a consistent spot at the top of the Steam Charts since pre-orders went live, taking No.2 this week.
A deluxe upgrade kit for Monster Hunter: World slips one spot down to No.9.
The product of three ex-Blizzard veterans taking their skills to a new genre, Frostkeep Studios’ Rend brings a new, faction-based twist to the popular survival market. Launching last week, Rend ascends to No.5 in the Steam Top Ten.
Monster Hunter: World isn’t the only Japanese console classic making the jump to PC this month. Sega’s Yakuza 0 hit the home computer last week, the first in the series to do so taking No.6 in the charts.
Stardew Valley’s multiplayer update finally left beta testing at the start of August, securing a plot of land at No.8 in this week’s Top Ten.
Closing out the list, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege drops down to No. 10, one below its position last week.
Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending August 4th.
- No Man’s Sky, Hello Games
- Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
- Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
- Rend, Frostkeep Studios
- Yakuza 0, Sega
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
- Stardew Valley, Chucklefish
- Monster Hunter: World - Deluxe Kit, Capcom
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, Ubisoft