PC download charts: 'Dead Rising 2' and 'Civ V' launch success
Civilization V's historical strategy and
Dead Rising 2's zombie mayhem proliferated themselves throughout the week's download charts by the time that Monday, October 4 rolled around, while one of the system's enduring classics
Planescape Torment was also well received upon its official re-release in downloadable form.
Civilization V was greeted by a red carpet of extremely high scores from many reviewers, including top marks from the experts at Giant Bomb, Joystiq, and The Onion AV Club among others.
Though Civ V is absent from GamersGate's store, like many others it does have a back catalogue of previous titles in the series, all of which are known for both playability and attention to detail.
Dead Rising 2 is almost the complete opposite in its approach to gaming (though, thankfully, not too much different in terms of critical appraisal). Zombies are taking over the world and it's up to DIY weaponsmith Chuck Greene to slay a metric tonne of them in his quest to secure enough anti-zombie medicine for his daughter.
Good Old Games relaunched its service on September 23, celebrating with the re-release of one of the PC's most cherished role-playing games, Baldur's Gate. Many fans of classic gaming crossed fingers for an announcement regarding another cult favorite, Planescape Torment, and sure enough it appeared shortly after.
Next week, expect to see a lot more of Medal of Honor in the lead-up to an October 12-14 release, stealing a march on upcoming releases for Call of Duty: Black Ops and Bad Company 2: Vietnam.
Steam (steampowered.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Sid Meier's Civilization V
2) Dead Rising 2
3) Team Fortress 2
4) F1 2010
5) Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution
Good Old Games (gog.com - classics)
1) Planescape Torment
2) Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
3) Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
4) Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga
5) The Longest Journey
GamersGate (gamersgate.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
2) ArmA 2: British Armed Forces
3) Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
4) Victoria 2
5) Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne
Impulse (impulsedriven.com - strategy specialists)
1) Elemental: War of Magic
2) Age of Wonders Trilogy
3) Sins of a Solar Empire Trinity
4) The Settlers 7 Gold
5) Dead Rising 2
Direct2Drive (direct2drive.com - general gaming)
1) Sid Meier's Civilization V
2) Sid Meier's Civilization V Digital Deluxe Edition
3) Dead Rising 2
4) FIFA Soccer 11
5) Medal of Honor Limited Edition
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