PC download charts: 'The Witcher 2', 'Terraria', 'Space Pirates'

The Witcher 2 maintains its status as PC gaming's most widely appealing newcomer, according to download charts for the week ending May 23, deposed only by indie hits Terraria (on Steam) and Space Pirates & Zombies (on Impulse), and its $5 predecessor (Good Old Games).

Terraria, often referred to as a '2D Minecraft', allows players to build their own forts, craft equipment, and harvest resources from the landscape.

The twist is a combat element that's reminiscent of the older Metroid, Castlevania, or Wonderboy games - complete with boss battles - while maintaining multiplayer support for up to eight.

In Space Pirates and Zombies, budding buccaneers are tasked with hiring crew, harvesting valuable resources, and fending off hordes of assailants.

Simple, accessible, and action-oriented, SPAZ offers a more direct entry point to the genre than some of its contemporaries.

For that, it has been rewarded with top spot on Impulse, while one of its forebears ( Space Rangers 2) is not too far behind.

Steam* ( steampowered.com)
1) Terraria
2) The Witcher 2
3) Brink
4) Portal 2
5) Fable III
*Based on revenue, not units sold

Direct2Drive ( direct2drive.com)
1) The Witcher 2
2) Fable III
3) Rift
4) Civilization V
5) Final Fantasy XI Ultimate - Abyssea Edition

GamersGate ( gamersgate.com)
1) The Witcher 2
2) The Witcher 2 (US listing)
3) Hearts of Iron III: Dies Irae Götterdämmerung
4) Civilization V
5) Hearts of Iron III Collection

Impulse ( impulsedriven.com)
1) Space Pirates and Zombies
2) The Witcher 2
3) Space Rangers 2 Complete
4) Magicka
5) Elemental: War of Magic

Good Old Games ( gog.com)
1) The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
2) The Witcher 2
3) Gothic 2 Gold Edition
4) Arcanum
5) Divine Divinity