Crysis 3, the first-person shooter from Crytek, is the leader of the United Kingdom video game chart for its first week on sale, easily dethroning the previous leader, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and holding off the challenge coming from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Crysis 3 is set to be the final game in the Nanosuit-powered trilogy and takes players back to New York, which has by now become an urban jungle, in order to deal with the last remaining alien presence on Earth.
The game is more open than Crysis 2 and allows players to shoot from stealth using the new bow weapon.
For the week that ended on February 23, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the action title developed by Platinum Games and published by Konami, occupies the second place in the United Kingdom, according to data coming from UKIE.
Despite the high caliber competition it is facing, FIFA 13, the football simulation title from EA Sports, is in third place once more, standing still as gamers continue to use it to write their own Premier League history.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is once more in fourth place, one higher than Aliens: Colonial Marines, the shooter from Gearbox and SEGA, which has quickly lost places in the chart after a successful debut.
Last week’s second place game, Dead Space 3, a combination of horror and action, is in sixth this week and Far Cry 3, one of the best titles of 2012, sits in seventh after dropping two positions from fifth.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the racing title from Criterion and Electronic Arts, is in eight, followed by Assassin’s Creed 3 from Ubisoft, which benefits from the launch of new DLC.
The United Kingdom video game chart is closed down by Hitman: Absolution, which has just managed to squeeze back into the top ten.