Soldier of Fortune II, GTAIII shoot to the top

Virtual violence makes a comeback as Activision's gory shooter sequel takes the lead on NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games, followed by Take-Two's urban action game.

Activision's latest action game, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, has taken the lead on NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games. The gory first-person shooter, which made its debut on last week's list in fourth place, lets players assume the role of a military consultant working for a top-secret agency on a series of bloody missions. Grand Theft Auto III, Take-Two's PC version of its award-winning urban action game for the Sony PlayStation 2, jumped up to second place from third place the week before. The Sims: Vacation, Electronic Arts' latest expansion for the wildly popular virtual-life game The Sims, came in third, followed by The Sims itself in fourth. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, LucasArts' Star Wars action game, dropped from second place to fifth place at the end of its second month in stores.

Best-selling PC games for the week of May 26-June 1, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix / Activision / $38
2 / Grand Theft Auto III / Take-Two / $46
3 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $29
4 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
5 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast / LucasArts / $49
6 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $23
7 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $46
8 / Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs / Microsoft / $16
9 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $27
10 / Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns / LucasArts / $30

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.

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