Weekly PC download charts: Bless Online raids Steam chart

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  • Tuesday, 05 Jun 2018

There's a touch of Final Fantasy XV in the aesthetic of genre rival Bless Online. — AFP Relaxnews

Korean medieval fantasy MMO Bless Online pushes high up the Steam bestsellers lists, while Moonlighter and Cultist Simulator both make multiple appearance in our five tracked download charts, The Free Ones generates indie buzz ahead of a July launch, and T-Rex Breakout homages dino movie Jurassic Park.

Massively multiplayer high-fantasy adventure Bless Online accounts for 60% of the Steam top five, which is based on revenue generated rather than units received.

Downloadable content is not normally folded into Steam's official chart, but in this case Bless Online and its three DLC packages present and, peculiarly, the base game entirely absent.

Presumably that's due to the fact that the Standard, Deluxe and Collector's editions were sold as standalone packages prior to launch, then later converted into add-ons for the base game.

Bless Online itself is a pay-once MMO that then encourages players to sign up for paid monthly membership programs that provide handy bonuses, hybridizing a subscription-based model in the process.

Initial Steam user reviews have been mixed. Complaints relate to non-transferable character benefits, typical launch woes, and issues with visual quality.

Positive feedback comes from those able to accommodate launch window difficulties, receiving it as a title still in heavy development, and commending the developer for rapid bug fixes.

Were it not for Bless Online taking three places instead of one, Dark Souls: Remastered and Moonlighter would have been Steam's fourth and fifth bestsellers.

Regardless, engrossing survival sim Raft (or, one might say, "MineRaft") stays put in third place.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds returns to the top of the Steam charts after last week's temporary submission to Dark Souls: Remastered, for 61 non-consecutive weeks as Steam's top-selling title as determined by up-front revenue.

Elsewhere, Cultist Simulator uses a deck of playing cards to tell the story of a secretive, ritualistic movement set in the 1920s. Developed by the creator of acclaimed Lovecraftian narrative-driven tiles Fallen London and Sunless Sea, it makes first place on GOG as well as second on Steam code seller Humble.

Likewise, shop management and monster-slaying adventure Moonlighter has footholds in multiple charts, appearing in third on GOG and fifth on Humble, as well as the aforementioned faux-fifth on Steam.

And on Itch, French team Farsky Interactive (FarSky, Sky Break) launches a well-received demo for July's fast-moving grappling hook adventure The Free Ones, while T-Rex Breakout explicitly homages an iconic chase scene from 1993 blockbuster movie Jurassic Park.

Steam* (steampowered.com)
1. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
2. Bless Online: Founder's Pack – Standard Edition
3. Raft
4. Bless Online: Collector's Edition Upgrade DLC
5. Bless Online: Deluxe Edition Upgrade DLC
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

Humble Store (humblebundle.com/store)
1. Destiny 2 – Expansion Pass
2. Cultist Simulator
3. Hunt Showdown
4. Everspace
5. Moonlighter

GamersGate EU (gamersgate.com)
1. Conan Exiles
2. Dark Souls: Remastered
3. Borderlands 2: Game Of The Year Edition
4. Grand Theft Auto Online: Megalodon Shark Cash Card
5. Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition

Fanatical (fanatical.com)
1. Killer Bundle XI incl. Forward To The Sky, ICY
2. Bento Bundle incl. Gurumin, Graze Counter
3. Fairy Fencer F Bundle
4. Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor Bundle
5. Recoil Bundle incl. Time Recall, Neon Chrome, Tennis In The Face

GOG (gog.com)
1. Cultist Simulator
2. Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition
3. Moonlighter
4. Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire
5. Heroes Of Might & Magic 3: Complete

Itchio's Most Popular (itch.io)
1. Baldi's Basics In Education And Learning
2. The Lunatic
3. The Free Ones (Demo)
4. The Long Road Ahead
5. T-Rex Breakout

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