PC download charts: Civilization VI, Shadow Warrior, 2 Mafia III

Carry that weight: The Civilization franchise encourages monumental feats and attention to microscopic detail.

Broad perspective, quasi-historical nation builder Civilization VI: polished, inventive, and future console action game Shadow Warrior 2; and gangland narrative Mafia III figure among the higher profile releases making an impact on PC download charts come Monday, Oct17, 2016 while Clone Drone in the Danger Zone shakes up the Itchio chart after a burst of positive buzz.

Bringing several intended improvements to the influential Civilization VI franchise, such as a reimagined approximation to city sprawl and more sophisticated simulation of scientific, cultural and technological discoveries, the Windows PC game is to release Oct 21. A Digital Deluxe edition includes a soundtrack and eventual access to some extra maps, missions, civilizations and leaders.

Even as Mafia III suffers from regrettable launch issues on PC (and, to a lesser extent, on consoles), the storyline and characters provide a disconcerting insight into the social issues afflicting its study of late-1960s New Orleans.

Troves of collectible, customisable weapons, and dialogue both crude and clever help elevate the very gory Shadow Warrior 2,  which adds a dash of randomisation to both weaponry and geography – it's expected on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.

For a much cleaner approach to choppy, slicey action, Clone Drone In The Danger Zone has enjoyed a great reception, evidenced and boosted by an enthusiastic YouTube reaction, in which players become a newly-minted, sword-wielding cyborg made to fight robots for other robots' entertainment. More than the sum of its parts and US$9.99 (RM42) on Windows and Mac from Itchio.

Steam* (steampowered.com)
1. Sid Meier's Civilization VI pre-order
2. Shadow Warrior 2
3. Sid Meier's Civilization VI pre-order variant
4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
5. Mafia III
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

GameStop US (gamestop.com)
1. Gears of War 4 (PC, Xbox One)
2. Overwatch
3. Battlefield 1 pre-order
4. World of Warcraft 60 Day Game Card
5. Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition (PC, Xbox One)

GamersGate US (gamersgate.com)
1. Mafia III
2. Mafia III Digital Deluxe edition
3. Sid Meier's Civilization VI
4. Civilization VI Digital Deluxe edition
5. Dark Souls III

GOG (gog.com)
1. Shadow Warrior 2
2. Tyranny - Commander Edition pre-order
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Expansion Pass
4. Tyranny - Overlord Edition pre-order
5. Master of Orion

Humble Store (humblebundle.com/store)
1. God Eater 2 Rage Burst
2. Dark Souls III
3. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin edition
4. Dark Souls III Deluxe Edition
5. Tales of Zestiria

Itchio (itch.io)
1. Clone Drone In The Danger Zone
2. FPV Freerider
3. WolfQuest
4. FPV Freerider Recharged
5. Aven Colony (Beta) —  AFP Relaxnews

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