Each week, the Steam offers us a fascinating glimpse into the world of gaming through its bestseller list. This week, the big highlight is Lethal Companya horror title that has surprised everyone with its meteoric rise in the rankings.
Developed by a young man of just 21 years old, known as “Zeekerss”, it has already sold more than 640 thousand copies and reached a peak of 115 thousand simultaneous players. With mechanics reminiscent of games like Phasmophobia e Escape From Tarkovthe game offers a unique experience of exploration and survival, with scenarios that change with each landing and the constant threat of hostile creatures.
Lethal Company is the indie game that is making waves on Steam.
Another notable highlight is F1 23, which got a free weekend, attracting a new wave of racing fans. This strategic marketing move likely boosted its sales, placing it among the best sellers.
Furthermore, Axe: Shadows Die Twicewinner of the Game of the Year award in 2019, marked its presence on the list, benefiting from a 50% discount promotion.
The best-selling games of the week on Steam
The Steam bestseller ranking is made up of an intriguing variety of titles, considering not only the units sold, but also the total revenue raised. Therefore, we frequently observe free-to-play games, which include microtransaction options, competing for positions with high-budget AAA releases.
Check out the 20 best-selling games of the week on Steam:
- Call of Duty
- Counter-Strike 2
- Lethal Company
- EA SPORTS FC 24
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – GOTY Edition
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
- F1 23
- eFootball 2024
- Lost Ark
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Lies of P
- PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS
- Mafia: Definitive Edition
- Arma 3
- Overcooked! 2
- Remnant II
- Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition
- Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
Another highlight in the best sellers is the Lost Arkwhich recently received the update Soul Harvest in November. This update brought the new Souleater advanced class, progression events, and quality of life improvements to the game.
The Souleater, an Assassin subclass, wields a giant scythe to collect the souls of enemies, offering three distinct attack modes: direct with the scythe, summoning the dead, or with powerful Deathlord attacks. Additionally, the update includes a South Vern Powerpass Event and Super Mokoko Express Event, allowing users to quickly advance to item level 1540 with reduced upgrade rates and valuable rewards.
In addition to the new MMORPGs, the presence of some games in the top 20 can be attributed to attractive ongoing promotions. For example, Lies of Pan intriguing soulslike inspired by the story of Pinocchio, has a 20% discount, reducing its price from R$249.90 to R$ 199,92. In the same way, Mafia: Definitive Editionwhich offers an immersive experience in the world of the mafia with updated graphics and gameplay, is available with a significant discount of 75%, lowering its price to R$ 57,47.
Other notable discounted titles include Overcooked! 2a favorite among co-op gaming fans, is 75% off, selling for just R$ 14,97. E Remnant 2 has a 30% discount, with the price reduced to R$ 139,99. These promotions are undoubtedly a key factor in the increased popularity and sales of these games, highlighting how strategic discounts can propel them to the top of bestseller lists.