Stellaris takes big business to the stars at the top of this week’s Steam Top Ten

Stellaris takes big business to the stars at the top of this week’s Steam Top Ten

Spacefaring CEOs top this week’s Steam Top Ten as Stellaris: Megacorp takes the No.1 spot.

The third expansion for Paradox’ galactic grand strategy expands Stellaris’ economy, letting players run corporate empires. Perhaps troublingly, the expansion also excites at the addition of a “galactic slave market”.

Just Cause 4 storms in at No.2, bringing the usual fare of Hispanic hellraising to another giant open world. There’s destructing weather this time around, and that’s seemingly enough to rank it above a new Valve game.

Artifact slips three spots down to No.4 this week. The Dota 2 card game was hit by review bombing following launch thanks to a complex, allegedly predatory monetisation that we’ll be looking into in future.

After a widely-panned Rebirth, X4: Foundations enters the chart at No.5 as something of a course correction for the space sim series.

Mutant Year Zero brings anthropomorphic X-Com antics to the Steam Top Ten at No.6. More monsters follow in seventh, as Monster Hunter: World re-enters the charts ahead of a “special announcement” next week.

Farming Simulator 19 continues to collect its harvest as it slips four spots further down the chart, coming in at No.8 this week. Finally, Northgard closes the list at No.10 thanks to a free update for the Viking strategy.

Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending December 8th.

  1. Stellaris: Megacorp, Paradox Interactive
  2. Just Cause 4, Square Enix
  3. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
  4. Artifact, Valve
  5. X4: Foundations, Egosoft
  6. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Funcom
  7. Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
  8. Farming Simulator 19, Focus Home Interactive
  10. Northgard, Shiro Games

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