Brink tops UK chart

First-person shooter Brink debuts at number one, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean charts at number two.

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Splash Damage's class-based shooter Brink has topped the UK chart, shrugging off some lukewarm reviews for at least its first week on sale. Brink, developed by London studio Splash Damage, earned a mixed critical reception, including a 6.0 review from GameSpot, which cited "technical deficiencies and design issues."

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, meanwhile, debuted at number two, just ahead of the release of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film in cinemas this week. The next-highest new entry in the chart was at 10: off-road racing title MX vs. ATV Alive, which hit the shops with a low retail price (£24.99). Publisher THQ's intention is to boost earnings from the game with postlaunch downloadable content.

Sci-fi FPS Brink takes first.

Zumba Fitness fell from first to third place with just a 2 percent dip in sales, while Portal 2 fell to fourth with a 42 percent sales drop-off. Call of Duty: Black Ops dropped one place to number five, and Mortal Kombat slipped three places to six.


Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices) - Week Ending May 14, 2011:

1. Brink (Bethesda Softworks)

2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Interactive Studios)

3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)

4. Portal 2 (Electronic Arts)

5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

6. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)

7. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Disney Interactive Studios)

8. FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)

9. Crysis 2 (Electronic Arts)

10. MX vs. ATV Alive (THQ)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 ELSPA Ltd, for the week ending May 14, 2011.

Discussion

16 comments
Krinnium
Krinnium

im just nervous about buying it cause i dont want it to be like AvP (console verison), where the community dropped off like crazy. if multiplayer is the only real way to play then i just wanna make sure that a lot of poeple play it. thumbs up if its worth a buy?

BlackDiamond81
BlackDiamond81

Brink didn't wow reviewers off of first play. I think it is one of those games that will get better with time. COD, BF2 and KZ3 will not lose any players to this but it will have a dedicated fanbase. If they plan a sequel I would be interested to see what they would do differently. It's basically a full game of Team Fortress so I would hope that they would not change much. The only gripe I have is the Matchmaking system.

DanBoiani
DanBoiani

Dear Gamespot reviewers: Given the highly variable reviews Brink has gotten, and the recent news regarding updates and technical patches, maybe it deserves a second look. Since PSN only came back on recently, it might be a perfect opportunity to run it again. Even Roger Ebert reviewed movies a second time if he felt he may have been unfair, or if the movie was reedited. Give it a try. No harm in being thorough.

Br00klyn
Br00klyn

Too me Brink is one of the best games...my only issue is they HAVE TO FIX THE DAMN LAG!!!!!!!!!!!.COME ON SHI%

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

Surely this isn't right??? 7. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Disney Interactive Studios) DIS didn't have anything to do with LS3...

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@IFrostbiteI Competitive multiplayer game? No it's not. No lobby system, no clan tags, no stat trackers. How is that competitive? It's just a glorified multiplayer game that makes it exceedingly difficult to play properly with friends. Brink is an average game at best that missed out on a lot of potential but with serious chance for improvements with the promise of free DLC.

IFrostbiteI
IFrostbiteI

Brink's online lag, Gamespot's number one problem with Brink is completely gone, and was never there on the PS3, and the AI problems don't matter because this is meant to be a competitive multiplayer game. Honestly, think before your next review, guys, or at least wait a bit.

Okplay
Okplay

I think its good,fun game,but for major problems,bugs etc its worth at least 7.5 or 8.0 /10.and i'm surprised that Portal 2 is just at 4th place.Personally i can't stop playing Portal 2 game when i turn on :) As for lego pirates of caribbean,its really fun game ,a must try i think,as all lego games to,they have something unique hehe :)

holtrocks
holtrocks

Its a good game really underrated.

The_Shadow_Link
The_Shadow_Link

I'm more overjoyed that Just Dance 2 isn't in the top 10 anymore. Now if we can just kick off Zumba Fitness, we should be all fine and dandy.

plant08
plant08

well there has been no competition for it so of coarse its gonna be number 1 first week there has been no new games released that are gonna compete when l.a noire comes out on the 20th it wont be at the top anymore

Rook891
Rook891

Brink and Portal 2 are the two i want to try

KAM10000
KAM10000

This Game Looks Superb & I have to buy it.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Always interesting to see this sort of info. 2 Lego games in the top 10!

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

Brink was actually good, I was surprised by how much fun it is. But there are a few technical issues that need to be fixed, lag mainly.