Each week, gamers around the world log onto digital distribution platform Steam, to get their latest gaming fix, and every week, Player Attack lets you know which games were the most popular.
It’s been 20 years since the events of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (and, amusingly 20 years since the release of the original XCOM sequel, Terror from the Deep). I don’t know what’s happened to the world, but apparently there are snake-ladies and aliens and all sorts of things running rampant after the humans lost the war against the aliens. Regardless of what’s going on, the game’s out right now for Windows PC, Mac and Linux, and it seems to have struck a chord with the Steam gaming public. There are three different versions of the game in the charts this week, and that’s enough to bump last week’s #1 all the way down to #7.
We’re also a bit fond of this week’s #4: American Truck Simulator. I’m not going to show my ignorance by asking what the difference is between an American Truck Simulator and, say, an Australian Truck Simulator, and just be amused that something that is so simply self-explanatory can sell well enough to place higher than games like Fallout 4, Grand Theft Auto V and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
|#1 – XCOM 2
XCOM 2 is the sequel to the award-winning strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Twenty years have passed since humanity lost the war against the alien invaders and a new world order now exists on Earth. After years of lurking in the shadows, XCOM forces must rise and eliminate the alien occupation.
|#2 – XCOM 2: Pre-Order|
#3 – XCOM 2: Digital Deluxe Pre-Order
#4 – American Truck Simulator
#5 – XCOM 2
#6 – Grand Theft Auto V
#7 – Tom Clancy’s The Division
#8 – Rise of the Tomb Raider – Standard Edition
#9 – Fallout 4
#10 – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive