FIFA 14 and GTA V have retained their first and second spots in the all platforms chart respectively. F1 2013 is a new entry in at number 3 while the apparently hastily developed Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker sits at number four with Minecraft in fifth position. Other new entries include NBA 2K14 at seven and Just Dance 2014 at number nine.
1 (1) – FIFA 2014
FIFA 2014 is a little too serious, in our humble opinion, but that hasn’t stopped gamers from lapping it up. It is a football simulator but moving completely away from arcade style can mean less fun to be had by the player. However, having toppled GTA V in its first week and retaining its top position, FIFA 14 is going to prove difficult to shift and, considering how long its predecessor hung around in the charts, we should expect to see it around for some time yet.
2 (2) – GTA V
GTA V also has its problems, but they are few and far between, and they certainly don’t take away from the beautiful and life-like world of GTA V. It is sandbox and it is an open world. What’s more, the combat system is a lot more satisfying than in previous titles and this was one of the few genuine problems with the series until now.
3 (-) – F1 2013
In all honesty, new release F1 2013 is more of an improvement over previous titles rather than a brand spanking new release. However, the quality of previous F1 titles means this is no bad thing. You can also drive retro cars in this version; something that has not been possible since the PS3 exclusive 06 release.
4 (-) – The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
According to the game’s publishers, it took just six months to develop the latest Zelda title as Nintendo were looking to ignite the Wii U flame. Whether it works or not remains to be seen but this HD port of the 2002 title is definitely worth a purchase for those that have invested case in the Wii U.
5 (3) – Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition simply won’t go away. It sold millions of copies as a download and has since gone on to spend 15 weeks in the charts including a stint at the top. Considering the game not only offers blocky graphics but comes with no actual gameplay out of the box, it shows just how appealing and life-sapping it can be to develop your own world, make your own rules, and play your own games.