Helldivers 2 Outshines God of War in a Major Category ShowdownHelldivers 2 Outshines God of War in a Major Category Showdown

The recent release of Helldivers 2 beats out God of War in one impressive category as the game bounces back from its rocky start.

After its anticipated launch, Helldivers 2 beat God of War to become Sony’s most-played game on Steam of all time. While Helldivers 2 features strong gameplay that appeals to shooter fans, some users have been disappointed after its rocky release, but it has seen it outpace Sony’s other heavyweights on Steam. Not stopped.

God of War was released on Steam in January 2022. Like other high-profile Sony games, its Steam release followed well after its initial launch on the PlayStation, possibly hindering its best concurrent player count. Despite this, it reached over 73,000 players and became popular with people who could not previously purchase the game on the PlayStation. In contrast, Helldivers 2 has benefited from a simultaneous launch on both PlayStation and PC and in one respect, the popular shooter has surpassed all Sony games released on Steam so far.


Twitter account SteamDB posted an image showing the most played games on Sony’s Steam, with Helldivers 2 now sitting at the top of the pile with a peak concurrent player count of over 81,000 users. The previously mentioned God of War comes in second, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition comes in third, and The Last of Us Part 1 comes in fourth. The popularity of the first Helldivers and the promising gameplay of Helldivers 2 have made the game outperform other anticipated Steam releases by a wide margin. However, users of Helldivers 2 have encountered frustrating bugs since its launch, including matchmaking, login, and crashing issues. Arrowhead recently released a Helldivers 2 patch for PC players that improved matchmaking for some users, but many fans are still reporting issues. According to Arrowhead, PlayStation owners should anticipate receiving a similar patch soon.

Steam titles from Sony with the highest total concurrent player counts ever

  1. Helldivers 2 – 81,840 players
  2. God of War – 73,529 players
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition – 56,557 players
  4. The Last of Us Part 1 – 36,496
  5. Days Gone – 27,450
  6. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – 10,851 players

To be fair to other Sony-published titles, both God of War and The Last of Us Part 1 were released on Steam after their initial launch on the PlayStation, and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition a few years after the base version. was issued. Launch While these factors are likely in Helldivers 2’s favor, its success so far has clearly been nothing to sneeze at.

A recent leak claims that Sony’s next PlayStation games will be ported to PC. The list includes The Last of Us Part 2, God of War Ragnarok, Demon’s Souls, Gran Turismo 7, and Ghost of Tsushima. The impressive lineup is likely an exciting prospect for PC fans, but they should probably try to contain their excitement for now, given that the list is still unconfirmed.

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