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Weekly PC download charts: ‘Resident Evil 2’, ‘Monster Hunter: World’

/ 08:11 PM January 29, 2019

Thousands of “Elite Dangerous” players are attempting to cross a simulated Milky Way galaxy for the Distant Worlds 2 event. Image: Frontier Developments via AFP Relaxnews

“Resident Evil 2” continues to monster the Steam, GamersGate and Fanatical charts, while GLAAD nominee “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” leaps up the Humble Store ranking in the company of “Elite Dangerous” and “Jurassic World Evolution”.

The January remaster and partial remake of survival horror classic “Resident Evil 2” has been met with an enthusiastic reception from press and players alike, as demonstrated by high chart positions on Steam, Gamersgate and Fanatical.

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On Steam, various editions occupied the top four slots for the week of Jan. 27, collected here into a single first place ranking to better display the store’s runners up.

GamersGate told a similar tale with “Resident Evil 2” occupying places one and three in the site’s uncompressed ranking; “Monster Hunter: World” took two and four.

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“Monster Hunter: World” was in high demand, thanks to a multi-store discount. Released on PC in August 2018, the action game popped up in the Steam and GamersGate top fives, even edging out “Resident Evil 2” on Humble.

There it was followed by “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey”, whose equal-opportunity relationship options (in the main game, not a decision-ignoring Shadow History update) earned it a nomination for GLAAD’s Outstanding Video Game award ahead of a March 28 Media Awards ceremony, alongside “The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset”, “Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire” season 4, “Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire” and “The Sims Mobile”.

Like “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey”, sales on “Elite Dangerous” and “Jurassic World Evolution” helped the Humble top five titles make the most of a recent rise in interest.

Thousands of “Elite Dangerous” players have set out on a difficult and unpredictable four-month trip to cross the game’s simulated galaxy, a community-organized journey dubbed Distant Worlds 2.

And the community of “Jurassic World Evolution,” made by the same developer as “Elite Dangerous,” have responded to the studio’s 25th anniversary celebrations by stuffing their virtual dinosaur theme parks with Stegosauruses, an effort to unlock a limited-edition purple skin pattern for the beasts.

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Steam*
1. Resident Evil 2 / Biohazard RE2 (various editions)
4. Monster Hunter World
3. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
4. Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2
5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

Humble Store
1. Monster Hunter: World
2. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
3. Elite Dangerous: Commander Deluxe Edition
4. Jurassic World Evolution
5. Destiny 2: Forsaken

GamersGate EU
1. Resident Evil 2 / Biohazard RE:2 + Deluxe Edition
2. Monster Hunter: World Deluxe + Deluxe Edition
3. Resident Evil 7
4. Squad
5. Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package

Fanatical
1. Fanatical Reaper Bundle (10 games incl. Immortal Redneck, Renowned Explorers, PAyday 2, Jalopy, Figment)
2. Mad Max
3. Aspyr Pick and Mix Bundle (3 or 5 games from a choice of 27 incl. Borderlands, BioShock, Star Wars, Civilization series)
4. Resident Evil 2 / Biohazard RE:2
5. Fanatical Deception Bundle (8 games incl. Unbox, The Long Reach, ET Armies)

GOG
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year
2. Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition
3. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
4. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
5. Atom RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game

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