FIFA 13, the EA Sports made football simulation, sits at the top of the United Kingdom video game chart for the first week of 2013, dethroning Far Cry 3, the game that managed to hold the same position during the last week of 2012.
FIFA 13 is one of the best video games launched last year, with an upgraded Player Impact Engine, innovations for the various multiplayer game modes and a new focus on the unpredictable nature of the real-world football game.
Far Cry 3 might no longer be number one, but it has not dropped far in the chart, according to data supplied by UKIE and quoted by VG247, occupying second place with its mix of open-world action and interesting storylines.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision Blizzard, continues its slow decline and currently occupies last place on the podium, although it will presumably soon get a boost from the Revolution DLC pack.
Hitman: Absolution, the stealth adventure featuring Agent 47, is holding on to its position in fourth place in the United Kingdom, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the racing game from Criterion and EA, manages to stay put in fifth.
Halo 4, the Master Chief powered shooter from 343 Industries and Microsoft, and Just Dance 4, from Ubisoft, have switched places when compared to last week.
Forza Horizon, yet another racing game, is in eight place and LEGO The Lord of the Rings continues to profit from The Hobbit launch to stay in ninth.
Last place in the United Kingdom top ten goes to a revitalized The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a game that was originally launched during the final months of 2011.
Assassin’s Creed 3 has failed to make the UK top ten, although it might regain its footing with the launch of new multiplayer DLC.