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SCUM breaks loose to take the top spot in this week’s Steam Top Ten

SCUM breaks loose to take the top spot in this week’s Steam Top Ten

Gamepire’s supermax survival SCUM has been set loose to take No.1 in this week’s Steam Top Ten.

The DayZ model of kill-or-be-killed survival titles may have faded in popularity thanks to battle royale. But Gamepire, in association with Croteam, has managed to carve a successful niche with the obsessive stat-tracking of SCUM, which takes No.1 this week.

Since launching on Early Access last week, the game has quickly become publisher Devolver Digital’s biggest launch yet, selling over 250k copies. A supporter’s pack for the title takes No.7 in the Steam Top Ten.

Next in line, Two Point Hospital takes - fittingly - the No.2 spot in this week’s chart. The spiritual successor to Theme Hospital launched on Steam last Friday, with a 10 per cent discount lasting until September 5th.

A 50 per cent price cut brings Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition back to the Steam Top Ten, parking at No.6. The discount follows an August update that brought a host of new online features to the JRPG.

Joining Two Point in reviving old PC classics, The Universim entered Early Access last week to place No. 8 in this week’s Top Ten. Indie studio Crytivo is hoping to fill a long-neglected space in the god-game genre.

Closing out the list in Insurgency: Sandstorm. Due for release on September 18th, Sandstorm is at a 10 per cent discount while in its pre-order period.

Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending September 1st

  1. SCUM, Devolver Digital
  2. Two Point Hospital, Sega
  3. Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
  4. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
  5. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
  6. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, Square Enix
  7. SCUM Supporter Pack, Devolver Digital
  8. The Universim, Crytivo Games
  9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
  10. Insurgency: Sandstorm, Focus Home Interactive

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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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