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PC download charts: 'The Orange Box', 'Civilization V'

With online charts still showing the signs of seasonal sales, Valve's five-game Orange Box collection finds yet more owners on the Steam store, and Civilization V's popularity refuses to wane.

Pre-orders for Bad Company 2's Vietnam expansion, due December 21, gather momentum, and while the classic Baldur's Gate adventures are found on Good Old Games' chart, its spiritual successor Dragon Age enjoys a sales boost at Impulse.

GamersGate reap the rewards for slashing prices on the Europa Universalis games, with most shoppers choosing to top up on expansion packs for the third in the series. Its chart domination was disrupted only by a new expansion pack for ArmA II.

Steam (steampowered.com - general gaming and own label)
1) The Orange Box (five titles)
2) Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
3) Metro 2033
4) Sid Meier's Civilization V
5) Super Meat Boy

Direct2Drive (direct2drive.com - general gaming)
1) Sid Meier's Civilization V
2) Fallout: New Vegas
3) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
4) The Stronghold Collection
5) Rome: Total War Gold Edition

Good Old Games (gog.com - classics)
1) Baldur's Gate 2 Complete
2) Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
3) Age of Wonders 2: The Wizard's Throne
4) Age of Wonders
5) Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga

GamersGate (gamersgate.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne expansion
2) ArmA 2: Private Military Company
3) Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind
4) Europa Universalis III: Complete
5) Europa Universalis Rome: Gold

Impulse (impulsedriven.com - strategy specialists)
1) Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition
2) Armada 2526
3) Elemental: War of Magic
4) Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
5) Mass Effect 2 Digital Edition

Data collected December 6
Steam chart based on revenue, not units