Steam’s top-selling games chart has a new number-one seller this week, due to FromSoftware’s latest hard-hitting release, Armored Core 6. After releasing back on August 3rd, Baldurs Gate 3 has held the top spot for just shy of a month with a peak player count of around 875,000 users and a daily peak player count of 540,000. This is an incredible feat for Larian Studios, which has been backed up by its top scoring reviews from both critics and consumers. Baldurs Gate 3 currently has an unbelievable score of 10/10 on Steam with over 230,00 reviews.
The current sales chart shows Baldur’s Gate 3 has dropped to to third position, overtaken by Armored Core 6 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Steam Sales Chart Week 35 – Top 10:
- Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Destiny 2
- Apex Legends
- Steam Deck
- PUBG: Battlegrounds
- Call of Duty
- Naraka Bladepoint
How Has Armored Core 6 Been Received By Critics and Players?
You are probably wondering how such a highly received game has been knocked from the top spot, but it was an inevitable change due to such big releases like Armored Core 6 and the highly anticipated Starfield.
The biggest selling point for Armored Core 6 is that it has come from fan favorite studio FromSoftware, the team behind the popular Dark Souls franchise and the latest Game of the Year, Elden Ring. With that track recorded, its mech experience from previous Armored Core titles and fans still on the souls-like hype train, it was a no-brainer that we have a new bestseller.
Critics have received the game very well, with it hitting some high scores across the board:
“Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon’s stellar customization options feed into its excellent mecha combat, and the result is challenging combat puzzles that kept my attention all the way through its 15-hour campaign and beyond. It’s let down by a dull story, but lands direct hits where it counts.” – IGN 8/10
“I’ve had nothing less than a huge grin on my face the entire way through my silky-smooth, 30-odd hour campaign playthrough, because this is as good as it gets. With its uncanny ability to mix approachability with complexity, lean action with combat depth, Armored Core 6 sets the new standard for what mecha games can do.” – Eurogamer 5/5
“Armored Core 6 is FromSoftware like we’ve never seen it, back on its mech beat with renewed vigor after 10 years away. It’s an exhilarating game that lives up to the promise of action that only mechs can deliver, and it’s a refreshingly short and easily replayed experience that still manages heaps of depth.” – GamesRadar 4.5/5
Steam players seem to be loving the game, holding a daily player count of 124,00 since its release and an overall 82% of positive reviews from players.
“This is the only game that could pull me away from Baldur’s Gate 3.
Playing this game is equivalent to snorting lines of farm-fresh grass-fed dopamine. Highly recommend.” says Jackal Joestar, the currrent “top helpful” fan review on Steam.
Not only Steam, but the UK Sales chart has also seen Armored Core 6 rise to the top and hit the number-one spot. It’s hard to say how long it will stay there, but it’s a pretty fair assumption that Starfield will take the crown once it releases in a few day’s time. Although Starfield is currently only fourth in the ranks, early access is set to arrive soon, and the response that comes from it may turn the tide of the Steam score board.
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