Normally you would expect the usual suspects like CS 2 or currently Call of Duty to be in the top 10 of the bestseller charts on Steam. But an early access title is really poking fun at the big guys.
Anyone who currently looks at the Steam charts will be surprised to see that the well-known names in the top 10 have faced bold competition. An early access title for just 9.75 euros is currently overtaking the big players and has already made it to number 3 in the bestseller charts on Steam.
Lethal Company is the name of the title, which has currently received over 22,000 reviews, a whopping 97 percent of which are positive. In addition, the game already had a strong 117,000 simultaneous players at its peak. This means that Lethal Company on Steam even rivals Call of Duty.
Lethal Company certainly seems to hit a nerve. It is a cooperatively playable sci-fi horror title in which you work as a contract worker for a company that collects resources on distant planets in order to reach the specified quota. You can use your earnings to fly to moons and planets with potentially higher rewards but also higher risk, as well as to upgrade your equipment and your ship.
Of course, this also includes extensive exploration of the celestial bodies, but unfortunately there are also a whole range of risks and you have to estimate with your team when it becomes too dangerous and when it is safer to bring the loot onto the ship, especially since you are doing your runs within it anyway have to complete a time limit of three days. The mechanics require clever team play and coordination within your crew. Oh, and there are apparently plenty of ways to die.
Impressive: Lethal Company is created by a single developer named Zeeckerss, who is probably slightly overwhelmed by the success of the game. Players praise both the clever gameplay and the excellent audio design, which is said to add a lot to the mood.
Lethal Company – co-op horror game on an alien planet
In the sci-fi horror game Lethal Company, you visit alien planets cooperatively to collect resources and fill your underpants.