UK Chart: Dead Island: Riptide scores third week at the top

Black Ops II rises to second, The Walking Dead charts at ninth, and Persona 4 Arena fails to make the top 10.

Dead Island: Riptide has managed a third week atop the UK charts, albeit with a 55 percent drop in sales.

It is the second game of the year to manage three weeks at number one, following BioShock Infinite back in March.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II jumps to second place thanks to cut-price promotions, followed by Tomb Raider in third and Injustice: Gods Among Us in fourth.

FIFA 13 is fifth, BioShock Infinite sixth, Assassin's Creed III seventh, and Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins eighth.

The highest new entry of the week came from The Walking Dead in ninth, a disc-based version of Telltale's episodic game based on the comic series that was previously available digitally.

Luigi's Mansion 2 landed in tenth, denying new release Persona 4 Arena a top 10 finish in its first week on sale.

The Top 20 UK chart for the week ending May 11:

1. Dead Island: Riptide
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
3. Tomb Raider
4. Injustice: Gods Among Us
5. FIFA 13
6. BioShock Infinite
7. Assassin's Creed III
8. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins
9. The Walking Dead
10. Luigi's Mansion 2
11. Persona 4 Arena
12. Far Cry 3
13. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
14. God of War: Ascension
15. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
16. Defiance
17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim
18. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
19. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
20. Grand Theft Auto IV

Written By

Hi! I'm Martin, for some reason or another I have managed to convince the people who run GameSpot that I am actually wor

Want the latest news about Tomb Raider?

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Discussion

76 comments
LukeWesty
LukeWesty

Its understandable. A small percent go off professional reviews and go off friends comments etc. GS review was harsh and with the world loving zombie based anything it will sell. A lot have obv enjoyed this game and past the word on, so it will sell.

depman1972
depman1972

Brilliant game, just completed it

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

Again, seriously?!  I'm starting to think that the U.K. has bad taste in games.

And why does the list look so dated?  Some of those games released a LONG time ago!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Tomb Raider is still selling well but Square Enix is still whining. Are they greedy or what? They want everyone to buy it day 1?

petez34
petez34

haha. The new CoD ghosts will be number 1 like forever. 

Viperr234
Viperr234

Cod at number 2 spot really lol? UK has no good taste in gaming and are nothing but a bunch of mindless fragheads. No wonder they all have bad teeth.

erix43
erix43

Damn, if they only added a tooth brush to that list, I'd see hope for their future. COD number 2? Geez.... Almost as bad as Canada. 

Brotelho
Brotelho

Must be a slow month in Gaming.

ilovethewitcher
ilovethewitcher

im not surprised this game is still at the top, dead island riptide is a really good game

Poinciana
Poinciana

the britts sure have some bad taste, lol

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

It MAY have to do with the fact that everyone in Germany interested in this game provably imported it from UK.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

The only reason why I love the Dead Island series is that they use random Profanity words and I enbjoy games that uses them which makes the game even awesome. Dead Island: Riptide deserves to be No. 1 on the spot and no I'm not British, I'm U.S.

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

As long as a game has gore or blood in it the game will always sell well. The new Dead Island is garbage and the only reason people bought it was because of the things mentioned.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Not surprising, considering the fact that nothing came out last week. We'll see what happens this week with Metro: Last Light. 

OuTLaWzGaming
OuTLaWzGaming

sucks to see such a great,complete,epic and entertaining game as DD;DA that actually focuses on gameplay(also only 40$ for all the content that you get)  only in 13th place.  Videogame industry is just as worse as the music industry. Brainless sheeps dominate.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Must be a glitch, if not, who did you voodoo bitch?

thomas2392
thomas2392

No, how could Bioshock stay at 6th ?

EliOli
EliOli

I actually just finished Dead Island Riptide.  I enjoyed it more than a lot of triple A games I've played recently.  I disagree with the Nay Sayers talking about people being dumb for buying the game.  

I liken this game to the old Godzilla movies.  From a technical standpoint, they were B movies.  The plots were predictable and shallow.  The acting left something to be desired.  But those were some great movies.  Despite the fact that they would never be awarded an Oscar, they were just funny and entertaining.  And that's why I watched them.

It's the same with dead Island.  The game was fun and entertaining.  I had more fun playing it than the critically acclaimed Bioshock Infinite.  This is why I play video games, to have fun and be entertained.  

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

This is attributed to the fact that right now there is really no GOOD games out, other then Bioshock which has been out for months.  People get bored and are willing to settle for something new whether or not it is good.  After eating nothing but bread for a month that bologna sandwich will look pretty good. YUM

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

I see that Tomb Raider is steadily climing to number 1 posiotion. Its great because game rocks. I was playing it yesterday collecting items I missed on my first playthrough and it is amazing ! I want more games like this. People buy the game get it to number 1 and lets hope that Crystal Dynamics will do sequel to this best franchise reboots in history.

burgeg
burgeg

The success of the Dead Island series just shows us how the masses will buy into anything as long as it has a cool looking trailer. It amazes me how so many people got fooled by that first trailer. So much so that even the second game sold well. I laughed at the people that got hyped for the first game based on that misleading trailer back when that trailer first got released. I laughed even harder when the game turned out to be a disappointment, and laughed when people actually bought it. But now even the sequel is selling well? 

Ok the joke is over now. It's not funny anymore. You're all sending a horrible, horrible message. Developers can make any garbage game they like but as long as it has a cool cinematic trailer people will still buy it. That's an absolutely awful message to send. It was funny for a while, but now it's just sad.

Crossel777
Crossel777

I think this is just a sign of co-op games being highly popular.    Even if the game is a half baked expansion with glitches like riptide.  It's still fun with a friend.  I highly doubt this game would be selling without the co-op feature.  The singleplayer is just boring as hell.  

JamDev
JamDev

@Viperr234 Great example of why everyone in the world despises Americans, keep up the good work :)

erix43
erix43

Wait, I've figured it out. They have an affinity for zombies because their teeth are alike. . . Chip Chipped! 

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

@chocolate1325 What you mean to say is that people want it because of zombies, and the blood and gore always comes with zombies.

I did enjoy the first one but the game wasn't worth more then a rental to me. What I really want is L4D3

Talavaj
Talavaj

@OuTLaWzGaming  Seems like Crapcom fooled you properly. DD:DA is a rehash of the original game with an extra DLC content priced at nearly a  full price tag.

Sure it is a good offering for people who didn't buy it previously (who are the minority) but in reality it is yet another Crapcom's shameless money grubbing move to cash on the fans by forcing them to pay 40$ for a game they already have just to play the extra content which unfortunately isn't nowhere near as good as to justify a 40$ purchase.

If you bought it again regardless, then I sadly have to inform you that you are the brainless sheep.

 

Viperr234
Viperr234

@thomas2392 because that game sucks shitty gameplay with a decent story and no replay value.

MjnE
MjnE

@Karmazyn try the uncharted series, very similar games!

max-hit
max-hit

@burgeg It's not the trailer. Most people don't know what to buy.

majere613
majere613

@burgeg Actually, the first Dead Island is a perfectly good little game. It's tonally all over the place, with some moments that do shoot for emotional impact (Jin's arc) and others that really don't, but the core gameplay is solid. I picked it up on a Steam Sale and it was £6 well spent. I plan to do the same with Riptide.

By all means though, keep telling everyone how terrible it is. If they believe you, it'll go onto sale price faster. :)

walidras
walidras

@burgeg I have both games and i have much fun with it, especially the mods for making a weapon is a blast.

Kingjames11
Kingjames11

@burgeg Eh, not sure that everyone bought it because of the trailer. Do you have some kind of proof of that? My guess is that a lot of people like the gameplay, which is why they bought the second.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

@burgeg

Should also be mentioned that Aliens is still making it's fare share of bank even after the fact that it has been outed as one of the worst things to happen in the gaming industry in 2013.

max-hit
max-hit

@Crossel777 No I think those who buy these types of garbage don't know much about gaming. They probably just watch a TV spot and say: OH this game is so cool it has zombies in it.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@erix43 

 You do realise that Riptide is on the top of the console games charts in America aswell, right?

OuTLaWzGaming
OuTLaWzGaming

@Talavaj @OuTLaWzGaming Fooled me?I paid 40$ for a COMPLETE game + its expansion pack. A game I had never tried before and Im very glad I missed this masterpiece the first time. 

OuTLaWzGaming
OuTLaWzGaming

@Kingjames11 @max-hit @steelmouth @Crossel777 Perhaps because those said people played the first steaming pile of shit that Dead Island was and never considered purchasing that fucking buggy/glitchy copy/pasted rehash?  Did that ever cross your mind?

walidras
walidras

@max-hit @steelmouth @Crossel777 If you dont like the game it doesnt mean that everybody has to dislike it, iam having great fun with the game and its your taste so it doesnt apply to everyone.

Kingjames11
Kingjames11

@max-hit @steelmouth @Crossel777 It cracks me up when people have a personal vendetta against a game that others like. Perhaps a lot of people like the game cause it's actually fun and maybe you're the big pile of shit?