Evolve Drops Out Of Steam’s Top 40 Most Played – Backlash Towards DLC To Blame?

Evolve Drops Out Of Steam’s Top 40 Most Played – Backlash Towards DLC To Blame?

Evolve has been out for less than a month, and it’s current performance on Steam is rather damning. Given the game’s focus on multiplayer, Evolve currently finds it’s self 41st on Steam’s most played, as of 26/02/2015.

While it’s not the be all, end all, it’s still a worrying fact given the games reliance on it’s player base. Evolve came under fire, and rightly so, for it’s heavy use of DLC from launch day. The sheer amount of pre-order DLC offered, along with a confusing array of editions, each with their own DLC, was met with criticism from users and some critics.


Currently, there are no statics for Evolve’s performance on consoles. The number of steam players will surely rise at points as new content is released. Steam weekly sales, and event/holiday sales, will also be reflected in the player base when Evolve is on offer.

Did the amount of DLC, and resulting criticism, play any part in Evolves fall in popularity on steam? Has the hype train ran out of steam already? It’ll be interesting to see where the Evolve player base goes from here, at least on Steam.



Sean Halliday


  1. mikey
    February 27, 2015, 3:18 am

    repetitive gameplay as well as being one of those multiplayer games that you basically have to play with a full party to get any enjoyment out of has done way more damage to this game than any dlc backlash ever could…..but hey it succeeded in tricking enough people to initially get into it which is all that the majority of companies want to do these days

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