Steam Charts: Four Honor

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week.

Warning: we have reached Peak Charts. Peak Charts warning. Containment about to be breached. Please evacuate the premises.

10. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

So far, so business as usual. It’s CSGO! Everyone likes CSGO! Everyone likes it so much that they just bought a copy for their dog! This is fine.

9. Conan Exiles

All normal. All fine. World of Co-nuts doesn’t make it to a third week at number one, and on paper this is quite a dramatic drop. But there’s a reason for that, as we shall soon see.

8. For Honor

The robust swordplay and even more robust Viqueens of Ubisoft’s historical fantasy brawler has been doing well for itself for quite some time, though I’d expected a higher placement than this, given we’re now talking about the release version rather than pre-orders.

7. Rise of the Tomb Raider

Funny thing, this one. It’s a game I rarely hear people enthuse about and hasn’t seemed anything like as smash-hitty as some of its contemporaries. However, ROTR always seems to be hanging around the margins, busting back into the top ten whenever there’s a sale – which implies it’s been hugely successful at generating interest, even if only some of that interest translated into full-price gimme gimme gimme.

6. Sniper Elite 4

A decent placement for a decent game, although 7 would have been the most appropriate position IMHO. Ooh, handbags. I very much dig the stealth-o-shooty game at the heart of SE4, and its environments are lovely too, but the everything-is-rewarded metagame and dour storytelling keep me from loving it.

5. For Honor Deluxe Edition

Well, Deluxe Editions scoring a game a double-whammy in the charts ain’t unusual, although the £15 extra for what is primarily a few new costume options for your character seems steep to me. The ‘Gold’ edition with the season pass, which seems like the more desirable bundle, is a full £30 extra, however.

4. H1Z1: King of the Kill

3. For Honor

Oh grud, the treble. They actually did the treble. My guess? This chart covers a week in which, for about two and a half days, For Honor sales were pre-orders rather than release ones. The same game three times over makes for a less-than-exciting chart, but at least it’s plain sailing from hereon in, right?

2. Grand Theft Auto V

1. For Honor

Peak charts. Peak charts. Evacuate. Evacuate. Evacuate. Sanity will explode in 3…2…1…

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24 Comments

  1. Seafoam says:

    For honor made the list 4 times?
    I suspect some dodgy seasons-pass-preorder-deluxe-legendary-edition-directors-cut-electric-boogaloo wankery going on?

  2. Turkey says:

    10. Blood?
    9. Blood!
    8. Crimson, copper smelling blood
    7. His blood
    6. Blood
    5. Blood
    4. Blood!
    3. Blood
    2. Blood!
    1. Bits of sick

  3. someoneelse84 says:

    Haha, is that last gif from Darkplace? >:D

  4. AbyssUK says:

    This is why the official music charts don’t count albums/singles that come with extra gifts. i.e. If you buy a cd album that comes with a free pen then its sale does not count towards that months sale.. I think…

    edit: turns out its more complicated than that.. but there is a system.. steam could do with using such a system…

    link to officialcharts.com

  5. woodman663 says:

    For Honor’s getting slammed by Steam user reviews but Ubisoft just keeps getting away with what they do. Incredible. Then again, Donald Trump got voted president, so my understanding of human beings seems to be simply lacking.

    • haldolium says:

      Steam review interpretations have seldom any connection to the actual success of games. H1Z1 has a average of 61% total and 49% recent, but it’s like DayZ and just sticks to the charts that then get promoted here and elsewhere and the spiral continues…

    • Archonsod says:

      Probably because the Steam user reviews are slightly less useful than a chocolate fireguard, unless you particularly want to find out what the latest meme’s are or laugh at the people who can’t find the tech support button.

      • woodman663 says:

        Well when people complain about a full-price release without dedicated servers, it’s hard to see where they’re wrong exactly. Game critics, with some exceptions, seem to give out 8s or higher to every single Ubisoft title no matter how shoddy the port or whatever they got inexplicably wrong that time.

        So yeah, RPS excepted, I’ve actually given more value to steam reviews than to the “professional” game critics recently.

        • robertlepervers says:

          Yeah, or maybe that’s because critics are judging actual game quality, without taking into account the first month of technical hiccups that inevitably get fixed ? Because in the end, it’s completely irrelevant regarding to the lasting qualities of a video game ?
          Or maybe it’s just like, “Ubisoft fanboys everywhere, ugh”

      • Ghostwise says:

        Probably because the Steam user reviews are slightly less useful than a chocolate fireguard.

        I think that in Steamspeak it’s written “would melt again, 10/10”.

    • DeusVult says:

      Winning so dam much feels good

  6. ElementalAlchemist says:

    I like that the mannequin they filled with explosives was about half a foot shorter than the actor.

  7. Von Uber says:

    Rise of the Tomb Raider is a good game – good to see it has a strong tail as it means there might be another one.

    • robertlepervers says:

      Sorry to break your hopes, but the dev team, Crystal Dynamics, is now working on the Marvel Videogamic Universe. Specifically on an Avengers videogame, if I recall correctly.