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Stray is off to an impressive start in getting over 60,000 players on Steam during its release day and it could be the indie breakout title of 2022. The cyberpunk cat-sim game managed to beat out recent popular AAA titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, Elden Ring, and NBA 2K22, to name a few. It has even received an overwhelmingly positive rating from over 10,000 users during its first day.

Stray has reportedly managed to become the most successful PC game launch for Annapurna Interactive ever.

Positive reviews praising its visuals and game design have been coming in from a number of gaming sites as well.

  • PCGamesN – “Stray review – a lost feline becomes a cyberpunk revolutionary”
  • PC Gamer – “A sparkling feline adventure that always lands on its feet.”
  • VGC – “REVIEW: STRAY IS A PLAYSTATION PLUS ESSENTIAL”
  • IGN – “The cat’s meow.”

PlayStation numbers have not been reported yet but it sounds like the game could be a hit on consoles also. Tutorials and game guides are already popping up around the internet further showcasing players’ enthusiasm for the newly launched game.

Source: WccfTech

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

8 comments

  1. Cat Simulator? From Annapurrna Interactive?

    Based on the name, I was expecting them to be Indian, but apparently they are from the U.S.

    I might try it. I enjoyed Goat Simulator for the laughs.

    It's been a long time since I bought an indie title. I'm debating with myself if it is worth $29...

    The fact that it is third person is a major repellent though.
  2. I'm interested, but I typically don't like 3rd person platformers, so idk.

    Trying to talk my wife into buying it (she is crazy about cats) so I can watch her play and I don't have to let it set in my library and regret buying it if it's like every other 3rd person platformer that I don't play.
  3. We had to put two of our three cats down here at home unexpectedly three weeks apart. It's been a rough stretch for me and the wife. Probably wait to give this a try.
  4. We had to put two of our three cats down here at home unexpectedly three weeks apart. It's been a rough stretch for me and the wife. Probably wait to give this a try.

    I'm sorry to hear it man.

    You get attached to the little buggers, and the cruelty of it all is the vastly mismatched lifespans between them and us.
  5. I'm sorry to hear it man.

    You get attached to the little buggers, and the cruelty of it all is the vastly mismatched lifespans between them and us.
    Thank you. The two we put down were our two biggest personality cats who were around us constantly, so that makes it harder. All you can do is enjoy them while they are with you.
  6. Trying to talk my wife into buying it (she is crazy about cats) so I can watch her play and I don't have to let it set in my library and regret buying it if it's like every other 3rd person platformer that I don't play.
    My friend has been trying to get his wife (who is a really big cat lover) into video games for the past few years. Nothing was working. Tried all kinds of genres, tried a focus on co-op, tried different platforms, but no luck. Then this game came out, and was immediately available on the PlayStation subscription service, which he has. Now his wife is all over this game. I told him that he finally figured out what the magic is - none of the games he tried before hooked his wife in cuz they weren't focused on cats. Now he knows to go for the cat games if he wants her to play. Bad timing with this game though, cuz he finished off Elden Ring on PC not too long ago and now he's focusing on his PS5, which he hasn't gotten too much time to spend with yet cuz he unexpectedly got it when Elden Ring had just come out. He was just getting into Horizon Forbidden West, and now his wife is hogging the PS5 playing Stray.

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