Pool of Radiance debuts at number one

Ubi Soft's Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game sequel takes the lead in NPD's latest list of best-selling games.

Ubi Soft Entertainment's latest role-playing game, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, took the top spot on NPD Intelect's latest weekly list of best-selling games. The game, which is a sequel to SSI's classic Gold Box Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game Pool of Radiance, lets players control a group of characters on a quest to recover powerful artifacts and stop a mysterious evil presence that is spreading through the land. The game was released in late September, and many players have since complained about the game's technical problems.

Electronic Arts' popular virtual-life game The Sims fell to second place from first place the week before, followed by Blizzard's role-playing game expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Operation Flashpoint, Codemasters' latest tactical action game, remained in fourth place, and THQ's sci-fi shooter, Red Faction, held on to fifth place.

The list below ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games page.

Best-selling games for the week of September 23-29, 2001:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor / Ubi Soft / $49
2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
3 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $34
4 / Operation Flashpoint / Codemasters / $41
5 / Red Faction / THQ / $34
6 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $22
7 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $30
8 / NHL 2002 / Electronic Arts / $33
9 / Madden NFL 2002 / Electronic Arts / $35
10 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29

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