Aliens: Colonial Marines, the first-person shooter from developer Gearbox and publisher SEGA, is the occupier of the number one position in the United Kingdom during its first week on sale, despite the less than stellar critical reception it has received.
Aliens: Colonial Marines was marketed as a full sequel to the first of the installments in the classic movie series, but the story that the developers have crafted has let many fans down.
The game is also criticized for its lackluster graphics, weak enemy Artificial Intelligence, with the most praise going to the multiplayer modes that Gearbox has created.
For the week of February 17 Dead Space 3 is in second place in the United Kingdom, dropping one place after it managed to top the chart during its own launch week.
The action horror title from Visceral Games and Electronic Arts will only have a small chance to regain its place in front on launches like Crysis 3 and Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm.
FIFA 13, the football simulation title from EA Sports, is now on the last place on the podium, also down one position during the previous week, according to data coming from UKIE.
The launch of Aliens: Colonial Marines had a domino effect on the rest of the UK chart, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the shooter from Activision, now in fourth and Far Cry 3, the game in the same genre from Ubisoft, going from fourth to fifth.
Assassin’s Creed 3, the open-world action game from Ubisoft, makes a surprising comback to move from 12th place to sixth, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted from Electronic Arts is siting put in seventh.
Just Dance 4 is also rooted to eight place, while Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has managed to gain one position to reach ninth.
Halo 4, the shooter from 343 Industries and Microsoft, closes down the United Kingdom top ten.