Tagged "Assassin’s Creed"

Dec 31
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

It has been a good week for Ubisoft. Far Cry 3 is this week’s UK #1, knocking Call of Duty: Black Ops II off the top spot.

Not only this, but out of all the publishers Ubisoft has the most titles in the top ten this week with Just Dance 4 at #6 and Assassin’s Creed III at #8.

Chart-Track tells us that the last time Ubisoft ended the year with a game at #1 was back in 2007 with the original Assassin’s Creed.

The January sales seem to have shaken up the rest of the chart, albeit only slightly. Forza Horizon is up from #21 to #10, DOOM 3: BFG Edition is back in at #30 and The Amazing Spider-Man returns at #39.

It’s also curious to note that both GTA IV and GTA Episodes: Liberty City are back at #38 and #35 respectively. We guess there are a fair few people out there who want to get reacquainted with the series, or even experience it for the first time, before the almighty GTA V is released.

Nov 22
By Matt Gander In UK Charts 3 Comments

UK Charts

Despite the very fine Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit being released last week, Call of Duty: Black Ops has held onto #1. They have to make do with #2 and #3 respectively. Wii Sports Resort has risen from #19 to #7 but Fallout: New Vegas has fallen from #7 to #13. Football Manager 2011 goes from #5 to #19.

The jolly decent Sonic Colours has had a better second week – it was at a lowly #36 but it’s now at #18. This might be because Play had it for £17.99 last week. The bad reviews have seemingly harmed Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows as it can only manage a #20 positioning.

GoldenEye 007 is still outselling 007: Blood Stone but neither are doing fantastically – the celebrated Wii shooter is at #29 while Bizarre Creations’ effort is at #38.

If you’re wondering how the Kinect games are doing, then wonder no more – Kinect Sports is at #9, Dance Central at #25, Motion Sports at #33 and Fighters Uncaged at #39.

Nov 19
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

This Week’s Games

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has gone from being a game quietly announced with very little fanfare to being the highest rated game this winter. It currently has an average review score of 92%, which is higher than even Call of Duty: Black Ops (currently at 88%). Eurogamer gave it 10/10: “Never before have we seen a game whose open world is so densely packed with things to do while maintaining such high quality”, they said.

Another game getting glowing reviews is Burnout: Hot Pursuit, sorry, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. It’s by the Burnout boys (and girls, probably) who have never put a foot wrong. Well, apart from Airblade on PS2. That was a bit naff.

Speaking of naff, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One has been getting some awful scores including a 2/10 from IGN. “It’s really doubtful you’d want to play this for longer than an hour”, claims their review. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon on Wii hasn’t been impressing the critics either, especially Eurogamer who dished out a soggy 3/10 for this on-rails shooter.

And although Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit isn’t out on PSP, Disney have been kind enough to release Split/Second: Velocity. The “home console” versions were superb but this one doesn’t appear to be as good.

If your wallet is attracting moths then there are a few budget games out today that are worth a look. Blood Drive is a Twisted Metal-style car-with-guns affair from the developers behind Gripshift while Apache: Air Assault is by the people behind IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey and apparently pretty good. Then there’s Create from EA, which is only £14.99 on Wii and £24.99 on Xbox 360 at Play. NGamer Magazine said it kept them busy for hours and handed out a not too shabby 70%.

As mentioned briefly by us last week, there’s not one, not two, but three Harvest Moon games out today. Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming and Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands are both for DS (one is being published by Rising Star; the other Namco Bandai) while Harvest Moon: Animal Paradise is for Wii.

Next week: Gran Turismo 5, Epic Mickey, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Splatterhouse, Tron Evolution, Def Jam Rapstar, Raving Rabbids Travel in Time, Pac Man Party, Dreamworks Megamind, Karaoke Revolution Glee, Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force 5, Michael Jackson: The Experience, PDC World Championship Darts Pro Tour, Hot Wheels: Track Attack, NBA Jam, Red Dead: Undead Nightmare, Worms Battle Islands and Game Party in Motion.

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