The cyberpunk and sci-fi genre has been well integrated into video games after dominating other entertainment media. The upheaval of cyberpunk games has resulted in some saturation in the genre, so fans are always looking out for unique games. Stray is shaping up to be one such title, where you play as a cat exploring a cyberpunk city.
Non-human protagonists are not a new phenomenon in games, but Stray pushes it to a whole new level. In Stray, you explore the chronicles of a “stray” cat who traverses a world full of neon-based robots and mysterious future-oriented characters with a CRT monitor as their head.
The title emphasizes art, exploration, and atmosphere as you transit the neon-lit streets as a typical cat without magical prowess. The amalgamation of traditional open-world and platforming elements is blended to the finest consistency in Stray as you are led on a quest to find your family.
Seek out your loved ones with a trusty translator drone and stealth through the deadly swarm of foes. The third-person feline adventure title is already the talk of the town, with the community showing tremendous interest due to its unique take on the cyberpunk genre.
The game has apparently been selling like hotcakes ahead of its release. With the title only a few hours away from being unlocked, the community cannot appear to wait before owning Stray. The game has seemingly stolen the third spot in the Steam Weekly Global Top Sellers chart for the prior week.
Stray managed to leave titles like Elden Ring and Ready or Not behind. For the record, Elden Ring has often dominated the sales and concurrent players chart on Steam in the past. The game has left behemoths behind even before an official release. Ready or Not also experienced a massive sales increase and rise in popularity due to its consistent realistic take on the tactical shooter genre.
Raft sat on the second spot and could secure its podium from the wild feline. Raft had an influential update that sky-rocketed its popularity to the moon. On the other hand, Steam Deck, like usual, overshadows all the games on the list.