Resident Evil Village Breaks Series Records on Steam

Resident Evil Village Breaks Series Records on Steam

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Resident Evil Village is the most popular entry in the series on Steam.

The PC release of Resident Evil Village is going quite well. The game has reached over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam, according to the Steam stats page. As of writing, the game sits as the sixth game on the top 10 list of most played games on Steam. It is the only purely single-player title to be on the top 10, trailing behind games such as Apex Legends and Dota 2. 

Resident Evil Village is outdoing every other game in the series on PC (via GameSpot). Resident Evil 7's player count peaked at 20,449, though this could be attributed to the game following Resident Evil 5 and 6, which were not very well received by fans of the series. Resident Evil 2 Remake reached 74,227 concurrent players, while Resident Evil 3 Remake reached 60,293. Village also managed to get over 620,000 viewers on Twitch, beating out every other game in the series. 

Resident Evil Village was well received by critics, earning OpenCritic's Mighty Rating. The game has a Top Critic Average of 84, and a Critic Recommend score of 87%. Village once again centers upon Ethan Winters, the protagonist of Resident Evil 7. Ethan and his wife Mia had settled down peacefully in a new life, free from the nightmares that they had previously encountered. However, tragedy befalls them once again when Chris Redfield appears, once again pushing Ethan a new nightmare filled with werewolves and vampires. The game retains the first-person view that Resident Evil 7 implemented, which was a departure from the rest of the franchise. The game has Ethan explore a village filled with new adversaries that constantly hunt him in his new personal hell. 

Resident Evil Village is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 

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