Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 duked it out for the top spot in this week’s video game charts, with the seafaring AC IV taking it. FIFA 14 held onto third, which means that GTA V slipped to fourth position and, last week’s number 1, Batman: Arkham Origins is languishing in 5th spot. With the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts today, though, you should expect a new number 1 next week.
1 (-) – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Is it the best Assassin’s Creed? No. Does it have some glitches and problems? Yes. Is it still worth forking out for and buying? Absolutely. AC IV doesn’t have that much that is new to offer the series, except that you get to control the crew of the Jackdaw and take part in some incredible swashbuckling adventures. Definitely worth buying and playing.
2 (-) – Battlefield 4
Is the Battlefield franchise as popular as the Call of Duty franchise? No. Does Battlefield 4 offer massive game maps with the potential to completely alter the way each map plays by destroying buildings and creating fresh choke points? Yes. Another one that is definitely worth playing and may consider itself a little unlucky not to have taken the top spot.
3 (3) – FIFA 14
Here we are again. FIFA 14 is in its sixth week in the charts and holding steady in 3rd place. It will probably still be holding steady there or thereabouts in 10 months’ time too.
4 (2) – Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V blew its sales’ load all in the first few weeks and is beginning to wane now, purely because there are so few people left in the world that haven’t yet bought it. The game is incredible, and worthy of every full score rating it has received; and, there have been plenty of them.
5 (1) – Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins is a brilliant game but it arguably isn’t as good as the previous Arkham titles, which changed the way that we look at superhero crossovers. The vast majority of these attempts have been diabolical, some bordering on criminal, but City and Asylum were true works of art in our eyes. Unfortunately, though, previous producer Rocksteady handed off to Warner Brothers and while they have essentially made a reasonably good replica of the originals, it just isn’t quite as awesome this time around.