Hades 2 flies past Hollow Knight: Silksong to become Steam's most-wishlisted game after Party Animals release

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Now that the chaotic co-op game Party Animals has been released, Steam users have turned their attention to their next most anticipated game: Hades 2

There was speculation that Hollow Knight: Silksong would be the new champion of Steam's Top Wishlisted Game chart, but Hades 2 is just that little bit more popular on Steam at the moment. If you're wondering what's after that, we've got the likes of Payday 3 (likely because it's due to release tomorrow) and the upcoming medieval strategy game Manor Lords - which just so happened to be the most-wishlisted game in Steam Next Fest last year. 

Hades 2's surge in popularity is no-doubt partly thanks to its recent early access update, which offered a Q2 2024 release window for the sequel. Supergiant also assured fans that the launch version of Hades 2 will have more content than the original game did when it finally came to Steam Early Access after a stay in Epic Games Store exclusivity, which is sure to get folks hyped.  

Now that Party Animals has been out in the world for a day or so, what's the community reaction been like considering it was on a lot of people's wishlists? Well, right now - at least on Steam - it's not looking as good as you might expect. At the moment, the game's Steam page has a "mostly negative" overall review score, but it appears that the majority of players' complaints come down to how the game runs - which could just be some launch teething issues. 

"Have to wait in a queue for 10 minutes to play local multiplayer. Why do I need to be online for this?," one Steam user said. "Game is great but a real shame it doesn't have OCE servers, please get them ASAP," another adds. Other complaints are directed at the game's monetization: "The microtransactions are really shameless at this point especially 'cus you have to buy the game in the first place," a different player argues. 

Despite launch woes, we were pleasantly surprised by this co-op treat in our Party Animals review.

Hope Bellingham
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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.