Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision, has returned to the top of the United Kingdom video game chart for the week that ended on January 26, beating the recently launched DmC: Devil May Cry.Black Ops 2’s revival is probably linked to the launch of the new Revolution downloadable content, which introduces four new maps to the multiplayer side of the game, one new mode based on zombies and the Peacekeeper SMG.
Call of Duty has moved up two positions since last week, according to the data compiled by UKIE, cementing its place as bestselling title of 2012.
FIFA 13, the football simulation from EA Sports, has managed to hold on to second place in the United Kingdom while Far Cry 3, the shooter from Ubisoft, also managed to climb up one place in order to reach third.
The big loser of the week was DmC: Devil May Cry, from developer Ninja Theory and publisher Capcom, which has gone from the top position to fourth in just seven days, despite the mostly positive reception from reviewers.
Assassin’s Creed 3 from Ubisoft has also made a solid return, coming in at fifth place after languishing in tenth, probably because of the upcoming Tyranny of King Washington DLC that arrives during February.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the racing title from Criterion and Electronic Arts, continues to perform well even if it has lost one place, while Jut Dance 4 is also feeling the pressure from Assassin’s Creed and sits in seventh.
Football Manager 2013, from Sports Interactive and SEGA, is once again in eight place and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a game that’s more than one year old, is in ninth position.
The United Kingdom top ten is closed down by Hitman Absolution from Square Enix.