The games chart has changed quite significantly, as expected following the release of the Xbox One. There was a raft of new entries, with the highest debut coming from Xbox One exclusive Forza 5 hitting fifth spot. The new Legend of Zelda entered the charts in 9th position while One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome spent its first week at number 10. Need for Speed rivals in 13th, and PSP Vita exclusive Tearaway at 26th were the other new entries.
1 (3) – FIFA 14
FIFA 14 is enjoying its second stint in the number one spot, after being included as a digital download with the Xbox One. It looks even better on the next generation console, which is some achievement considering how good it already looked. Beyond that, it’s a FIFA game and no more explanation is really needed.
2 (1) – Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Ghosts is, in our opinion at least, a let-down. As a standalone title it would be really quite good, but there are very few improvements and advances made over Black Ops 2 and that is disappointing. Changes are needed to freshen up the series.
3 (5) – Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 offers massive multiplayer maps, and surroundings that alter according to how the battle is progressing. Essentially, you can blow the crap out of buildings and other items in the environment, which can completely alter the way that the game plays.
4 (4) – Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag is the first AC game to be set in the swashbuckling pirate era, and is more horizontal than most games in the series but it does feel like more of the same, which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, the insistence on releasing a new game every single year without fail may be the undoing of the series – Ubisoft should take a little longer, and add a few innovative features to a game that thoroughly deserves it.
5 (-) – Forza Motorsport 5
If you ever wanted a game to show off the graphics of a new system then a racing game is a good choice. The likes of Gran Turismo broke barriers and raised bars. Forza 5 is unlikely to go down in history as the best racing game ever, but it is visually incredible. If you loathe night racing, and you despise the additional challenge of wet races, then you will especially enjoy the never ending dry, day races of Forza. Clearly, the bods at Microsoft are very proud of their sun glare effects and want to make the most of it.