Crysis 3, the first-person shooter from developer Crytek and publisher Electronic Arts, is keeping its number one position in the United Kingdom chart for the second week in a row, showing that it’s the best experience from among the early year releases.
Crysis 3 takes players back to a New York assaulted by vegetation, with players asked once again to use superior firepower and the abilities of their Nanosuit to deal with human and alien enemies.
The game is more open that the second in the series and introduces more stealth focused mechanics, including a bow that can be fired without breaking out of hiding.
FIFA 13, the more than five-month-old football simulation from EA Sports, is up one position over the previous week, according to data from UKIE, showing that its mechanics are solid enough to keep players occupied in the long term.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the action title featuring Raiden that abandons stealth, sits on the last position of the podium, down one place.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the shooter from Treyarch and Activision, is on fourth once more, with Far Cry 3, the open world title from Ubisoft, gaining two positions in one week to reach fifth.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, another well-reviewed release from last year, is on the sixth place, also up by two, just as Aliens: Colonial Marines, widely attacked by critics, continues to do well commercially and languishes on seventh.
Dead Space 3, another Electronic Arts title, slides down two places in the United Kingdom in order to reach eight while Assassin’s Creed 3 is on ninth, just as the next installment in the series, called Black Flag is announced.
The United Kingdom top ten is closed down by Hitman: Absolution, the assassination title from Square Enix and developer IO Interactive.