Lethal Company is a cooperative independent horror video game created by a solo developer, Zeekerss. October 23, 2023, saw the game’s early access launch. Players assume the role of contracted employees for the Company in this retro-futuristic post-apocalyptic dystopia that combines exploration, survival horror, roguelike, and strategy.
To reach the company’s profit target in Lethal Company, players must gather scrap from abandoned, industrialized moons. The game emphasizes exploration, survival, and strategy while offering a risk-reward ratio that is balanced.
The realistic setting of the game allows player characters to encounter dire circumstances such as being dismembered or decapitated by animals or natural disasters.
Lethal Company blows up the gaming community
Less than a month after its release, the independent cooperative horror game Lethal Company is seeing significant growth. It has for the first time able to reach the six-figure club on Steam. Reaching a top player count of 105,476 on November 20, Lethal Company broke the 100,000 active player mark.
This is a significant achievement. In fact, just nine other titles managed to accomplish this on the same day. According to SteamDB, popular games like CS2, Dota 2, PUBG, Baldur’s Gate 3, and GTA V had more concurrent players that day. Even so, Lethal Company defeated a number of formidable titles, including Team Fortress 2, Lost Ark, and Rust.
While I was asleep Lethal Company passed 100,000 concurrent players. Unbelievable, thank you for playing. Releasing updates for this game will be very fun. pic.twitter.com/VYQgfve4hr
— Zeekerss (@ZeekerssRBLX) November 19, 2023
The horror game’s popularity among the creator community is the major factor of its rapid growth. The other factor is that it’s a really fun horror game. Similar to Among Us, Lethal Company is gaining popularity as more and more players discover it through watching their favorite streamers and YouTube creators join in on the fun.
The extent to which the Lethal Company player base can expand going forward and whether it can truly approach the astounding 447,000 player peak that Among Us was able to accomplish in 2020 at its height is yet to be seen.
Lethal Company review
It appears that gamers are having fun with the game. This can be seen by Lethal Company’s current “Overwhelmingly Positive” rating on Steam. A Steambase Player Score of 99 out of 100 has been attained by Lethal Company. From 83,176 reviews in total on the Steam store, this score was obtained.
The cooperative multiplayer game became extremely popular on social media after going viral. Numerous players have left glowing reviews for the game, demonstrating that its popularity is well-deserved. Lethal Company, which has a 10/10 rating on Steam, is now one of the most talked-about titles.
A review on Steam reads, “Easily the best coop game I have played in years. Highly recommend and am eagerly waiting to see what updates they introduce in the future. Highly recommend giving it a try, its got just the right magic to make it a wonderful breath of fresh air in terms of game quality compared to everything else lately.”
Players are also particularly enjoying the proximity voice chat and radio features, and some of the monster designs, actions, and kill animations in the game.
Fans of the game are also waiting for the game to get an update somewhere this year along with the game’s final release somewhat next year.