Tagged "Crysis 2"

Apr 11
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

I should have saved last week’s ‘Aye carumba – it’s Zumba’ headline for this week – Zumba Fitness now at #1 in the chart, pushing Crysis 2 to #2. It’s the first ever #1 for 505 Games and also the first fitness game to take the top of the chart since Wii Fit Plus in 2009.

Following Crysis 2 are Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 and Shift 2: Unleashed. Dynasty Warriors 7 enters at #10. Surprised? Don’t be – Chart-Track tells us due to the hot weather last week was a very slow week with heavy drops in sale figures.

Over in the Xbox 360 chart Brunswick Pro Bowling enters at #29 while Carnival Games: In Action makes an appearance at #38. The US name for the later is Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do, would you believe?

A random fact, there.

Apr 04
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

The eye-ball pleasing Crysis 2 has managed to stay at the top of the chart for another week. The game at #2 may surprise you – it isn’t MotorStorm Apocalyspe (which makes its appearance at a lowly #17) or Shift 2: Unleashed (in at #4) but rather Zumba Fitness. Not wanting to blow my own trumpet or anything, but I did have a feeling it would be quite popular.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters and WWE All Stars go in at #6 and #7 respectively.

MotorStorm Apocalypse’s slightly rubbish placing is likely to be because it was delayed and Sony didn’t do a very good job at telling people the new release date (last Thursday).

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is the highest placed 3DS game at #16, followed by Pilotwings Resort at #21, Rayman 3D at #23, Super Monkey Ball 3D at #29, Ridge Racer 3D at #30 and Nintendogs + Cats at #32.

Mar 24
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games 5 Comments

I’ve already given my two cents on the 3DS launch line-up, but if you missed it and can’t be bothered to click here, then here’s a quick run down. Super Street Fighter IV, Nintendogs + Cats, Ridge Racer 3D and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars should be on the top of your list. PES 2011 3D: Pro Evolution Soccer scored 78% in the Official Nintendo magazine, but the roosters are out of date and there’s no online play so it might be an idea to wait for the next one. If it wasn’t for the fact that Pilotwings Resort and Super Monkey Ball 3D only take 3 hours each to finish, they would be on the list too.

The embargo for Ubisoft’s titles doesn’t lift until tomorrow (Friday) so we won’t know until then if Rayman 3D and Splinter Cell 3D are up to scratch. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars might be worth considering, while The Sims 3, Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs, Asphalt 3D and Rabbids 3D didn’t get much love when being previewed. This leaves us with Samurai Warriors: Chronicle – which scored 5/10 on Eurogamer – and Madden NFL Football which isn’t of great interest to 97% of us Brits. It’s probably OK though.

There are a few other big name titles out this week too. Crysis 2 is apparently gorgeous but the main character is a bore and the plot is dull. Do people really play FPS games for the plot though? There was mild concern that the PlayStation 3 version was lacking behind the Xbox 360 version (EA pulled the demo after people started complaining about screen-tearing and other faults) but word has it that the final version is fine and dandy. Scores so far include an 8 from Eurogamer and a 7 from 360 Gamer Magazine. One of 360 Gamer’s writer also said on Twitter that LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is surprisingly brilliant. That’s out on every format, including PSP and PC.

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy and Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive also arrive on PSP this week. There’s a special “Legacy Edition” of the former which Amazon is selling for no extra cost to the standard.

There hasn’t been much hype behind PlayStation Move Heroes, which stars Ratchet, Clank, Jak, Daxter and Sly Racoon. Metacritic’s average is currently 57% which perhaps tells us why. Tomb Raider Trilogy – which is another PlayStation 3-exclusive – looks like being a better purchase.

Next week: WWE All Stars, Shift 2 Unleashed, Ar Tonelico Qoga, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, The 3rd Birthday, Dynasty Warriors 7 and movie tie-in Rio.

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