PC download charts: New 'Duke Nukem' prompts interest in 3D classic

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The news that Duke Nukem Forever will be coming out of the wilderness after 13 years in development hell prompted renewed interest in Duke Nukem 3D, the 1996 game that inspired part of the playable demo seen at the PAX Expo, September 3-5.

Though the game was on special offer at Good Old Games until September 1 as part of a promotion on Apogee titles - the Duke Nukem publisher at the time - Duke Nukem 3D was the only discounted game to make it into the online store's top five for the week, showing how interest had spiked after the PAX announcement.

King's Bounty was another series experiencing an increase in sales as both King's Bounty: Crossworlds and King's Bounty: The Legend found themselves in chart positions.

King's Bounty: The Legend, itself a 2008 remake of the 1990 PC original, is cheap almost everywhere, as a result of being superseded not only by 2009's King's Bounty: Armored Princess, but also King's Bounty: Crossworld, due out on or shortly after September 17.

Also doing well is Worms Reloaded, which polishes the well-loved Worms formula - first seen in 1995 - for a 2010 crowd.

Steam (steampowered.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Worms Reloaded
2) Mafia II
3) Company of Heroes Complete Pack
4) Battlefield Bad Company 2
5) Sid Meier's Civilization V

Good Old Games (gog.com - classics)
1) King's Bounty - The Legend
2) Fantasy Wars
3) Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
4) Star Wolves
5) UFO: Afterlight

GamersGate (gamersgate.com - general gaming and own label)
1) ArmA II: British Armed Forces
2) Victoria 2
3) Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
4) Penumbra Collection
5) King's Bounty Crossworlds

Impulse (impulsedriven.com - strategy specialists)
1) Elemental: War of Magic
2) Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
3) Star Ruler
4) Disciples III: Renaissance
5) Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition

Direct2Drive (direct2drive.com - general gaming)
1) Tropico 3
2) Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II
3) Civlization IV: Complete Edition
4) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
5) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic