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Monster Hunter: World goes live on Steam, settling into a familiar No.1 spot in this week’s Top Ten

Monster Hunter: World goes live on Steam, settling into a familiar No.1 spot in this week’s Top Ten

Monster Hunter: World’s PC release has shot it straight back to the top of this week’s Steam Top Ten.

Capcom’s creature-basher has been in the top spot before, as pre-orders gave a glimpse of the game’s popularity. Monster Hunter: World launched on Steam last week, pushing it to the top once more. The Deluxe Kit upgrade takes No.5 this week.

No Man’s Sky might have lost altitude on last week’s No.1 showing, but still flies high at No.4 this week. Next’s multiplayer addition brought thousands back to the procedurally-generated universe, but it appears the near-100,000 concurrent high is finally starting to wane.

While it hit early access last year, Dead Cells pushed into release on Steam last Tuesday. A solid roguelike in its own merit, the side-scrolling slash ‘em up has inadvertently started an industry-wide debate on plagiarism following IGN’s review of the title.

Sniper Elite 4 makes a sneaky return, taking No.7 in this week’s chart. A lethal 85 per cent discount has marked it a high-value target for fans of long-distance murder.

Released last Tuesday, Overcooked! 2 takes No. 9 in its opening week. Finally, Doom closes out the Top Ten thanks to QuakeCon. While all Bethesda titles are on sale, a huge reveal of Doom: Eternal gameplay has boosted interest in its 2016 predecessor.

Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending August 11th.

  1. Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
  2. MISSING
  3. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
  4. No Man’s Sky, Hello Games
  5. Monster Hunter: World - Deluxe Kit, Capcom
  6. Dead Cells, Motion Twin
  7. Sniper Elite 4, Rebellion
  8. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
  9. Overcooked! 2, Team 17
  10. Doom, Bethesda

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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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