LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, the game based upon the DC Comic universe that uses LEGO bricks to recreate Gotham and a number of villains and adventures, has managed to spend a third week at the top of the United Kingdom video game chart.
The game has benefitted from the upcoming release of the third Batman movie created by Christopher Nolan and from the overall craze that surrounds superheroes as well as from the reputation that TT Games of creating solid titles that appeal to both children and their parents.
Second place during the week that ended on July 7 has been taken over by London 2012: The Official Video Game from publisher SEGA, which is benefiting from the buzz that anticipates the official start of the real-world competition.
The last place on the podium belongs to The Amazing Spider-Man, another superhero-powered experience from developer Beenox and publisher Activision, which uses a Marvel character and is also backed up by a solid movie release.
Spec Ops: The Line
, the Dubai-based shooter from 2K Games and Yager, has slid down one place in order to occupy fourth, its longevity linked to the interesting story it has to tell, while the Game of the Year Edition of Dead Island, from Deep Silver, has managed to launch in fifth place.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the first-person open-world action role-playing game from Bethesda, is also improving its position, moving from seventh to sixth, on the back of the new Dawnguard downloadable content.
FIFA 12, the football sim from EA Sports, has seen its fortunes decline and has dropped to seventh coming from fifth while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has benefited from another content drop and is now on eighth place.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, published by Ubisoft, has seen the biggest drop in the top ten, going from sixth to ninth, and FIFA Street is the game that closes down the United Kingdom top ten.