Top and Trending in gaming this week – May 28th, 2021

Posted on May 30, 2021

Constantly refreshing Twitter’s trending tags? Reddit permanently set to “new”? Drawn to the latest gaming fads? Checkpoint’s got you covered. Take a look at this week’s ‘Top and Trending’ to see the best selling and most popular video games, and find out what all the kids are talking about!

Top Selling Games in Australia

(17/05 – 23/05) Data sourced from IGEA

1. Mass Effect Legendary Edition
2. Resident Evil Village
3. Miitopia
4. Grand Theft Auto V
5. NBA 2K21
6. Paper Mario: The Origami King
7. FIFA 21
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
10. New Pokémon Snap

Following a successful launch week, BioWare’s Mass Effect collection has once again cleaned up the Aussie charts this week, with the thrilling Resident Evil Village not far behind. A newcomer is Nintendo’s bizarre Miitopia, a remake of the 2017 3DS RPG that stars your own created Mii characters as the protagonists, villains, and NPCs. It remains to be seen how much has been updated since Kolby checked out the original, but suffice to say we’re keen to keep checking out all the abominations players are creating in the game’s revised Mii Maker (image below stolen from Charlie’s Twitter adventures). Elsewhere in the trending charts is business as usual, with a neat little surprise appearance from last year‘s Paper Mario: The Origami King – possibly due to a decent Amazon discount for the title.

Top Selling Games on Steam

(17/05 – 23/05) Data sourced from SteamDB

1. Days Gone
2. Mass Effect Legendary Edition
4. Resident Evil Village
5. Subnautica: Below Zero
6. Red Dead Redemption 2
7. Valve Index VR Kit
8. The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition
9. It Takes Two
10. Cyberpunk 2077

The arrival of former PS4 exclusive zombie-smasher Days Gone on PC was met with much enthusiasm from Steam users. The 2019 title has received enhancement updates for gamers lucky enough to score a PS5, but this is developer’s Bend Studios first foray into adapting their console experience for PC – so far, so good. The hotly anticipated BIOMUTANT has finally launched to sadly tepid reviews, though its shortcomings have done little to stifle a wave of Steam sales. Luke played through the vast, colourful open-world adventure last week, and you can read his thoughts in his review. Justin also checked out survival sim Subnautica: Below Zero and found a lot to find in its frigid depths, which you can read about here. Elsewhere in the trending list, CD Projekt Red’s open-world titles are enjoying a mini-renaissance pending a new Cyberpunk 2077 director.

Most Watched Games on Twitch

(21/05 – 27/05) Data sourced from SullyGnome

1. Grand Theft Auto V
2. League of Legends
4. Call of Duty: Warzone
5. Fortnite
6. CS: GO
7. Minecraft
8. Apex Legends
9. Dota 2
10. World of Warcraft

While most of this week’s Twitch trending top ten mirrors that of last week, a sneaky appearance from the world’s most iconic MMORPG has not gone unnoticed. Hype for the imminent launch of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic is palpable, with the re-release of the game’s first expansion looking to breath a few quality of life changes into its classic gameplay. It’s also nice to note that Blizzard have touted some more trans representation with time-travelling dragon-kin Chromie confirmed as trans, a character present in the games since 2004.

Don’t forget to take a look at all the games Coming Out this week, and let us know what your predictions are for next week’s top and trending!