Tagged "F1 2017"

Aug 28
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Crash Bandicoot’s seven week stay at the top of the UK chart has come to end, dethroned by Crash’s original creators – Naughty Dog.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy takes no.1, becoming the 6th PS4 exclusive to take the top spot this year. Gamesindustry.biz reports sales of The Lost Legacy were “slightly less than half” of what Uncharted 4 managed at launch.

As always though, digital sales aren’t included. The less-than-full-price RRP may have prompted many to make a purchase through PSN.

Gamesindustry.biz also states that sales of Codemasters’ F1 2017 – which debuts at #2 – were down from F1 2016’s launch. With review scores generally higher than last year’s iteration, it may eventually surpass it in the long run.

Activision’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy falls to #3.

Then at #4 it’s fellow annual sporting update Madden NFL 18.

The remaining top ten positions comprise of familiar faces. In order, GTA V, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Forza Horizon 3, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #10.

Team 17’s The Escapists 2 entered at respectable #12, with sales up a whopping 378% over the original. Could be a steady seller, this.

Agents of Mayhem follows behind at #13, down from #4. Sales only fell by 28% – as second-week sales go, it could have been far worse. GAME’s price drop to £34.99 may have helped.

Elsewhere in the top 40, Minecraft: Story Mode is back at #28 thanks to the arrival of last week’s Switch version, while Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition helps the evergreen shooter bounce back at #24.

Aug 24
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games 1 Comment

Annual sporting update season is upon us once more, with Madden NFL 18 and F1 2017 being first out the gate.

With an all-new story mode, Madden NFL 18 is said to be the most accessible yet, gaining a 9/10 from GameSpot, a 4.5 from US Gamer and an 8.25 from GameInformer.

IGN meanwhile went with an 8.6. “The shift to Frostbite doesn’t refresh Madden NFL 18’s gameplay much, but Longshot is a memorable single-player mode,” was their verdict.

Codemasters’ F1 2017 has gained an even steadier sting of 9/10s, with most critics calling it the best instalment ever delivered. The Telegraph opted for full marks, while The Sixth Axis felt it was worth a 9/10. “From adding more R&D options to the career to having classic cars and invitational events help break up the long racing calendar, there’s a lot to keep you engaged here,” they said.

Plenty of other new releases are vying for attention over bank holiday, with the biggest by far being the less-than-full-price Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

While it has received a few 7/10s (hello, VideoGamer) the majority of review scores are 8s and 9s. God is a Geek went with full marks, meanwhile. “The game is yet another masterpiece from Naughty Dog, and it goes to show we don’t need Nathan Drake to make a great adventure greater,” their reviewer stated.

As you may be aware, pre-orders came with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. This means the classic platformer bounces back on PS4 this week, available for £11.99.

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