Game news Back 4 Blood, Age of Empire IV and the Guardians of the Galaxy all beaten … by an indie game!
If the rankings of the last two months are all likely to be trusted by Halo Infinite or Forza Horizon 5, it is not blockbusters that have had control over October. The proof with Inscryption.
32,000 evaluations on the counter
This is one of the surprises of the morning! Recently, Valve published a ranking of the games released in October with the most positive reviews on Steam. And the tenth month of the year saw a number of big games appear: Back 4 Blood, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Empires 4. But it is not any of the titles mentioned above that won the first place since it is about Inscryption, the card game published by Devolver Digital (Loop Hero, Phantom Abyss, Death’s Door).
‘The game from the Texan studio has 34,265 evaluations at the time of this writing. A success all the more impressive as the average of these evaluations is extremely positive. Back 4 Blood, which steals second place, has 21,283 “average” ratings. It is Age of Empires 4 that completes the podium, with 18,413 very positive reviews overall. Another notable presence in the ranking: despite the pleasant surprise of Eidos Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the game only mobilized 8,000 ratings. Underperforming the side of Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles as well, with 6,000 ratings.
Devolver Digital and its meteoric rise
So be careful, however, we must give a little context and give a little more meaning to this classification. Here, it is not a question neither of the total number of players of the titles previously mentioned nor of the overall opinion: Back 4 Blood, Demon Slayer and the Guardians of the Galaxy have been released on other media than the PC. The figures presented by Steam are therefore not complete.
However, the success of Encryption and more particularly of Devolver Digital should not be minimized. The Texan studio, best known for its escapades during the various editions of E3, has had a particularly rich year in publication and has surfed with success. To name but a few, Loop Hero and Death’s Door received 23,000 and 6,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews overall, respectively.
Through Charlanmhg, Writing jeuxvideo.com