Neverwinter Nights, Infogrames' popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, held on to first place on NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games. The game was developed by BioWare and released in mid-June. It features an extensive single-player campaign set in a medieval fantasy world, as well as an innovative dungeon master system that lets players create and run adventures for dozens of other players.
Electronic Arts' The Sims: Vacation, the latest in the line of expansion packs for the best-selling virtual life game, The Sims, came in second place, followed by The Sims itself in third. Fourth place went to Infogrames' family-friendly sports game Backyard Baseball 2003, followed by Grand Theft Auto III, Take-Two's violent urban action game that's anything but family-friendly.
Best-selling PC games for the week of June 23-29:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Neverwinter Nights / Infogrames / $54
2 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $29
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
4 / Backyard Baseball 2003 / Infogrames / $19
5 / Grand Theft Auto III / Take-Two / $46
6 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $46
7 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $27
8 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $30
9 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast / LucasArts / $49
10 / RollerCoaster Tycoon Gold / Infogrames / $29
The list above ranks games according to number of retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games page.