Black Ops 2 Loses New Year UK Number One Position to Far Cry 3

FIFA 13 takes second place, Hitman: Absolution is in fourth

Far Cry 3, the open-world first-person shooter from French publisher Ubisoft, has managed to take over the number one position in the United Kingdom video game chart in time for the New Year’s celebrations, unseating Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in the process.

Far Cry 3 is one of the best game experiences of 2012 and has featured on a number of Game of the Year lists, including the one we compiled here at Softpedia.

Gamers have praised its gunplay and its deep world as well as the variety of actions that players can engage in.

FIFA 13, the football simulation from EA Sports, has also done well during the week that ended on December 29, 2012, according to data compiled by UKIE, and is now sitting in second place overall, an increase of two positions during the previous seven-day period.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 might have dominated video games sales during last year, but the game now seems to be slowing down just as publisher Activision Blizzard and developer Treyarch announce the first full DLC package for it.

Hitman: Absolution, the mix between stealth and action from IO Interactive and Square Enix, has also fallen one place to reach fourth while Need for Speed: Most Wanted from Electronic Arts now sits in fifth place, gaining one position over the previous week.

Just Dance 4 from Ubisoft is currently in sixth place while Halo 4, the shooter that brought Master Chief back to the series, sits in seventh, another improved performance.

Assassin’s Creed 3 continues its slow slide down the United Kingdom top ten, now sitting in eight, while LEGO The Lord of the Rings from Warner Bros. Interactive is in ninth.

The UK chart is closed down by Forza Horizon, the racing game from Microsoft.

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