PC download charts: 'Fallout: New Vegas' triumphs, 'Black Ops' rises


Fallout: New Vegas topped the download charts at both Steam and Direct2Drive after its release the week before, while pre-orders for November 9's
Call of Duty: Black Ops saw it clamber towards those twin peaks of chart domination.

Lauded for its sheer breadth of content and vistas that still impress despite the aging game engine and a glitchy retail release, Fallout: New Vegas follows on from the post-apocalyptic survivalism of 2008's Fallout 3.

The season's biggest military shooter, and likely its best-selling one, approaches in the form of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Medal of Honor was first into the breach; the budget-priced Vietnam pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is due before the year's end.

Over at Good Old Games, a free giveaway of Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games to longtime members combined with the continued popularity of the essential Planescape: Torment conspire to keep their own weekend deals out of the top five.

On Impulse, Gothic 4 is straight in at number one, though a poor initial reception may kill off its long-term vitality.

Petroglyph Games, whose scheduled 2011 End of Nations is the subject of much expection, finds itself perched atop the GamersGate top 5 with the computerized version of its Guardians of Graxia board game.

Steam (steampowered.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Fallout: New Vegas
2) Medal of Honor
3) Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
4) Call of Duty: Black Ops
5) Sid Meier's Civilization V

Good Old Games (gog.com - classics)
1) Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games
2) Planescape: Torment
3) Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
4) Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga
5) Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition

GamersGate (gamersgate.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Guardians of Graxia
2) Iron Cross
3) Divinity II - Ego Draconis
4) Port Royale 2
5) Darkstar One

Impulse (impulsedriven.com - strategy specialists)
1) Arcania - Gothic 4
2) Armada 2526
3) Elemental: War of Magic
4) Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
5) Cities XL 2011

Direct2Drive (direct2drive.com - general gaming)
1) Fallout: New Vegas
2) Sid Meier's Civilization V
3) Call of Duty: Black Ops
4) Medal of Honor
5) Fallout: New Vegas Digital Collector's Edition

Data collected October 25

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