Sometimes I wish EA would release sales figures, but alas, so Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 are absent from the chart. That means the new Call of Duty has no opposition on the steam chart, what could possibly go wrong for one of the biggest AAA franchises. After all, most of the other titles released this month are PC exclusive, except Dishono(u)red 2.
Killing Floor 2 – Purchase on Steam
18 months from Early Access to full release, Killing Floor 2 is one of those rare Early Access games that has actually been completed. An FPS survival game set during a deadly outbreak. While it can be played single player, multiplayer is the only decent way to play. Rounding up a few friends and playing co-op or PvP is where the fun picks up though.
Football Manager Touch 2017 – Purchase on Steam
The slightly simplified version of Football Manager 2017. It’s nearly half the price and most of the management goodness.
Football Manager 2017 – Purchase on Steam
I know two things about football games. The first is Hartlepool United is the best team in the world, the second is that Football Manager is a complex but satisfying football team management game. So now everyone can get Hartlepool to the top of the league where they belong.
Dishonored 2 – Purchase on Steam
Sneaking into the Steam charts so quietly that it missed the top three. Dishonored 2 is one of those rare games that truly offers multiple ways to play the same quest. Stealth the entire time, full on combat or a mix of the two. There is no wrong way to approach any quest. The publishers made a big deal of not sending out review codes as the game was “good”, turns out it was actually broken on PC. The latest patch has resolved some of those issues though.
Planet Coaster – Purchase on Steam
Planet Coaster is early access done right. Even in this early stage it’s in a very playable state. Design the amusement park of your dreams, or just make massive roller coasters that terrify everyone that even approaches them. Can’t find a theme you want for your park, make your own from the basics up.
Planet Explorers – Purchase on Steam
Two early access games releasing their final version in the same month, it must be nearly Xmas. Another survival game, not horror for once, this time on a procedurally generated planet. It looks like monster hunter with a more cartoonish and approachable style.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Purchase on Steam
Tyranny – Purchase on Steam
An Obsidian RPG, that should be enough, but if it’s not. A new RPG from the creators of Pillars of Eternity, set in a world where evil has already won. Decisions have lasting consequences, and there is a countdown timer for the main mission that adds a much needed sense of urgency to your main quest.
RollerCoaster Tycoon World – Purchase on Steam
Released a day early to try and out manoeuvre Planet Coaster, and it would have succeeded if it wasn’t a complete mess. Rides are rigidly locked to theme and colour. Nothing really works well or as it should, in short a mess that was released purely to beat Planet Coaster to the punch.
Nebula Online – Purchase on Steam
An indie MMO that’s already dead with between 5 and 10 players on most of the time. I’ve still no idea how it ended up this high in the charts despite the lack of players.