Dead Island: Riptide may not have enjoyed glowing praise from its reviewers but it is still performing well and being bought by gamers as it keeps its top position for a third week running. Along with Bioshock Inifity, it is only the second game all year to have held the number 1 position for this long. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 is back in the top 5 while the box set of the Walking Dead games was the highest new entry at number 9.
The pre-summer dearth of games is in full swing as the charts have hardly been packed with new entries. The definite trend for upcoming releases is for online multiplayer versions of existing games. Elder Scrolls Online and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online as well as a Kingdoms of Amalur online version are all in the making. Metro: Last Light is due out this week while Resident Evil Revelations is also out soon.
1 (1) – Dead Island: Riptide
It may have been dubbed as an expensive and unoriginal expansion with a full game price tag but that hasn’t stopped game hungry consumers from buying it. Riptide has retained the top position for the third week running and with few new releases in the coming days it is possible it could make it an entire month of supremacy for this zombie apocalypse survival horror game.
2 (6) – Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
As a sure fire sign of the dearth of new games, Black Ops 2 has risen from the ashes by climbing four places to number 2 spot. It has spent 26 weeks in the charts since its release and the latest in the Call of Duty franchise looks certain to become its most popular (until the next one, anyway).
3 (3) – Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider is a non-mover that should, perhaps, have expected more. This gritty reincarnation of Lara Croft offers a gripping and compelling game that should have proven more popular with those that haven’t heard of the Lara Croft legacy as well as the more experienced Tomb Raider gamer.
4 (2) – Injustice: Gods Among Us
Gods Among Us is slipping out of favour, having fallen from second place last week. Play as one of 24 DC superheroes and supervillains in a Tekkenesque round based fighting game. NetherRealm Studios have, at least, attempted to change up the usual three round games but this looks likely to remain popular only with die hard DC fans.
5 (4) – Fifa 2013
At least with Fifa games you know what you’re getting and as the season end approaches, Sir Alex Ferguson retires, and rumours abound regarding who, what, and when, it seems to be the perfect time to grab a copy of this latest realistic football game from EA.