Lethal Company Dominates Steam, Twitch to Become the Best Steam Release of 2023

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Lethal Company Dominates Steam, Twitch to Become the Best Steam Release of 2023

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Lethal Company has quickly become the highest-rated Steam release of 2023, eclipsing popular titles of 2023 such as Resident Evil 4 and Baldur's Gate 3.
Priced at a modest $9.99 during its Early Access phase, has not only received critical acclaim but also rose to become Steam's second best-selling product, trailing only the Steam Deck.

Lethal Company has quickly become the highest-rated Steam release of 2023, eclipsing popular titles of 2023 such as Resident Evil 4 and Baldur's Gate 3. This co-op horror game, priced at a modest $9.99 during its Early Access phase, has not only received critical acclaim but also rose to become Steam's second best-selling product, trailing only the Steam Deck.

Lethal Company’s Rapid Rise to Popularity

Lethal Company, which was released in late October 2023, gained significant traction in mid-November, with its player base skyrocketing from under 30,000 to a staggering 180,000 concurrent players in a single weekend. The game's success can be attributed to its unique blend of horror, humor, and cooperative gameplay, which propelled it to viral status on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.

Lethal Company Dominates Steam, Twitch to Become the Best Steam Release of 2023

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Unpredictable Praise From Critics 

The praise for Lethal Company is not limited to its player base; critics and gaming platforms have also praised the game. Both SteamDB and Steam 250 rank the title as the best of the year's Steam releases, with positive ratings ranging from 97.28% to an impressive 99%. According to Valve's official top sellers data, it is currently the second best-selling product on Steam, trailing only the Steam Deck itself.

The Company and Capitalism in Lethal Company 

The dystopian narrative at the heart of Lethal Company is driven by the force of capitalism. Players are introduced to the game as employees of “The Company” and are required to, embark on missions to scour planets for junk, racing against the clock to meet quota before their ship departs. The design of the game encourages communication and teamwork, relying on a well-crafted proximity voice chat that has been tuned to perfection to be accurate and dynamic to the games different environments.

Lethal Company Dominates Steam, Twitch to Become the Best Steam Release of 2023

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The Diverse Breakouts in 2023

The success of Lethal Company is not an anomaly among the video game releases in 2023. This year has demonstrated, in addition to other surprising successes like Pizza Tower, Dave the Diver, HoloCure, and VPet-Simulator, the gaming industry's capacity to provide players with a diverse array of experiences.


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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