LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes has managed to keep hold of its number one position on the United Kingdom video game chart for the second week in a row, showing that a well-timed summer release can do well as long as it has a strong intellectual property behind it.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes allows gamers to explore Gotham City, re-imagined from LEGO bricks
, and smash pretty much everything in order to get parts required to create a number of other items.
Second place in the United Kingdom video game chart for the week that ended on June 30 is The Amazing Spider-Man, the web slinging title from developer Beenox and publisher Activision, which arrives just before the reboot of the movie franchise with the same name. Spec Ops: The Line
, yet another new launch, managed to shoot its way to the last position on the podium, with gamers drawn to the Dubai-based story that includes a lot of sand, luxury and elements taken from Heart of Darkness.
London 2012: The Official Video Game from publisher SEGA, another title that has only been available for one week, is in fourth place just as the real world Olympic Games are less than one month from their debut.
FIFA 12, one of the perennial presences in the United Kingdom video game chart, is in fifth place, coming down three positions from second, while Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, the shooter from Ubisoft, is in sixth, also showing a drop of three places.
The launch of the new Dawnguard downloadable content pack by Bethesda has also pushed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim up one position, to seventh, while Max Payne 3, the Rockstar third-person slow motion shooter, is in eight.
Battlefield 3 is continuing a good run in ninth, down four positions from fifth, while Metal Gear Solid HD Collection from Konami is the game that closes down the United Kingdom top ten.