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Weekly PC download charts: ‘SCUM’ and ‘Two Point Hospital’ start strong

/ 09:26 PM September 04, 2018

Image: Gamepires/Croteam/Devolver Digital via AFP Relaxnews

A new entry to the Battle Royale genre becomes a new chart-topper on Steam as “SCUM” goes public, while quirky management simulation “Two Point Hospital” performs well in its week of release.

Bringing new levels of realism (and toilet humor) to Battle Royale is “SCUM”, a 64-player last-person-standing game where everyone is a dangerous prisoner hoping to survive.

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Its 64-person player count is lower than the genre standard 100, and it drops the typical constricting play area in favor of robotic walking tanks, zombies and a more complex simulation of human physiology.

As well as the fragile alliances, scavenging and crafting of a survival sim like “DayZ”, there are various nutrition and health metrics to take care of, including the production of digestive waste, and therefore, opportunities for crude humor.

Speaking of essential functions, another of the week’s top sellers serves as a lovely light-hearted antidote to the rather brutal outlook of “SCUM”.

In “Two Point Hospital”, players oversee the design, creation and management of a hospital complex, complete with all manner of wild and wonderful illnesses and cures.

Bed Face, Emperor Complex, Night Fever and Mock Star are among the ailments a successful hospital will treat, with staff and patient happiness two of several key performance indicators, and bigger and better projects awaiting triumphant hospital administrators.

Both released the previous week, “SCUM” landed top of Steam’s revenue-based chart, despite the base game being the store’s cheapest top five entry; “Two Point Hospital” opened at second on Steam and the Humble Store, reaching first place on Fanatical.

Steam*
1. SCUM
2. Two Point Hospital
3. Monster Hunter: World
4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
5. Grand Theft Auto V
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

Humble Store
1. Destiny 2: Forsaken Digital Deluxe pre-order
2. Two Point Hospital
3. The Witcher 3 – Game of the Year Edition
4. SCUM
5. Monster Hunter: World

GamersGate EU
1. Monster Hunter: World
2. Dragon Ball FighterZ
3. Dying Light
4. Dying Light Enhanced Edition
5. Conan Exiles – The Imperial East Pack

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Fanatical
1. Two Point Hospital
2. Yakuza 0
3. Monster Hunter: World
4. Monster Hunter: World Deluxe Edition
5. Hitman 2 – Gold Edition

GOG
1. The Witcher 3 – Game of the Year Edition
2. Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition
3. Tower of Time
4. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete Pack
2. Shadows: Awakening

Itchio’s Most Popular
1. Error#54
2. LIFO
3. Blow the Hen Down
4. Advanced Education with Viktor Strobovski
5. The Mannequin
JB

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