Call of Duty: Ghosts has taken the top of the charts position back from FIFA 14, which slipped into 2nd place this week, following the release of the Sony Playstation 4. Battlefield 4 held its position at number 3 while new entry and PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall went in at number 4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag rounds off the top 5.
1 (2) – Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Ghosts was always going to be knocking on the door at the top of the charts, despite offering very little in the way of new features for the franchise. It has a reasonable single player campaign, but that is really only a warm-up for the main event of multiplayer for most gamers. The multiplayer will almost certainly attract millions and millions of play hours from gamers around the world.
2 (1) – FIFA 14
FIFA 14 has taken its simulation roots even deeper and, although some aspects of the game suffer from a lack of fun as a result, the game is incredible to look and bewilderingly detailed. If you’re looking for a football simulator then it is pointless looking anywhere else.
3 (3) – Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 is a really strong game with massive multiplayer maps and a decent campaign. In some respects it may be the better game when compared to its nemesis Call of Duty. However, it isn’t without its faults. Some of the multiplayer maps are brilliantly designed so that they alter and change the flow of the game as they become destroyed, while the destruction in other levels is really rather gratuitous and ultimately pointless.
4 (-) – Killzone: Shadow Fall
Although the PS4 has outperformed the Xbox One and is geared more specifically to gamers, it actually had a fairly mundane line of release titles. One of the few that really caught the imagination, in fact, was Killzone: Shadow Fall. Happily, it is a lot better than Killzone 3 proved to be, although by no means perfect. It is smoother, quicker, and obviously better looking than its predecessor though.
5 (4) – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Pirates and assassins; can there be a greater combination? ACIV is an enjoyable title that takes players on a more horizontal journey through the Assassin’s Creed game land. It still encourages stealth but it lacks the excitement of some of the earlier titles, and the originality.