If you’re the sort of person who sees packs of animals majestically gallivanting about in forests or on the National Geographic channel and thinks “I need to manage those,” you’re in luck: Planet Zoo is now out on Steam. But does it have Steam users squawking, or do they want to lock it up and throw away the key?
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A week after its release, Remnant: From The Ashes remains at the top of the Steam charts. It’s safe to say that its core conceit—what if Dark Souls, but guns—is resonating with people. Is the game living up to lofty, gothy expectations? For the most part, so far, so good.
Edgy dating simulators aren't a new addition to Steam's repertoire but often, they don't trend over recent AAA releases like Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Furry dating simulator, BlushBlush, seems to be the exception to that rule.
The early access idle game allows you to date attractive anime husbandos, who've been cursed with a dark spell. Cue the mysterious music. That spell is, of course, being a furry and can only be broken by the power of love. Your love. It's really the most natural response to its sister game, the flirty time-waster, Crush Crush.
Are you someone who still battles in video games by using your fingers to directly input commands, like some kind of barbarian? That’s old hat. Today, auto-battlers are all the rage. Simply buy some guys, arrange said guys, and they (the guys) will do the battling for you.
With Dota Underlords, Valve rushed to capitalise on the trend that began with a user-created mod of its own game Dota 2. So far, Underlords’ speedy turnaround seems to have paid off.
Games with good swordplay are rare. Multiplayer games with good swordplay are rarer still, like Excalibur of Arthurian legend. It’s no wonder, then, that Mordhau has cut through the clutter and laid siege to the Steam charts. Steam users are digging the heck out of it.
Over the past few years, review bombs — people organising en masse to post negative reviews to a game’s store page to tank its review score — have become one of Steam’s most visible issues. Last year alone, review bombing happened in Steam reviews over everything from women as generals to sales that happened too early.
The resulting wet slapping sound continues to echo around in the game’s Steam review section to this day. Even though the game is still eliciting cringes and jeers from its reviewers, Atlas has somehow also become hugely popular.