UK Chart: Gears of War: Judgment finishes top, The Walking Dead in third

Gears of War: Judgment finishes first, but can't match the success of Gears of War 3.

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Gears of War: Judgment has emerged at the top of the UK charts in its first week on sale, pushing Tomb Raider down to second place.

While Gears of War: Judgment topped the chart, Gears of War 3 sold more than four times as many copies back in its opening week in September 2011.

Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, a first-person shooter based on the AMC TV show that is just about to conclude its third season, debuts in third place.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which was released last week on the 3DS and Wii U, lands in seventh place, behind FIFA 13, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, and God of War: Ascension.

Fifty-five per cent of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's sales were on the 3DS, with 45 per cent going to the Wii U.

Rounding out the top 10 is SimCity in eighth, Far Cry 3 in ninth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II in 10th.

Other chart movement sees Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm drop 20 places to 23rd, and Aliens: Colonial Marines creep up from 21st to 16th. Nintendo Land also enters the UK chart for the first time in 2013 at 39th.

The Top 20 UK chart for the week ending March 23:

1. Gears of War: Judgment
2. Tomb Raider
3. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
4. FIFA 13
5. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
6. God of War: Ascension
7. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
8. SimCity
9. Far Cry 3
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
11. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
12. Crysis 3
13. Assassin's Creed III
14. Skylanders Giants
15. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
16. Aliens: Colonial Marines
17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
18. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
19. Hitman Absolution
20. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Discussion

71 comments
cuddlyfuzzle
cuddlyfuzzle

Crysis 3 slowly slipping away. FC3 sold better. gameplay will always trump graphics. hahaha

MightyEzekiel
MightyEzekiel

Finished hitman absolution today. good game!!

Bayonetta2013
Bayonetta2013

Any GoW looks just...stupid in my eyes...like fat, ugly...awful character design gone wrong. Very wrong. 

Severusx3
Severusx3

Judgement was disappointing. Gears 3 was WAY better.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Judgment is a totally different type of game, but 4-player Co-op is A BLAST.  Just finished it last night with all missions/stars complete, and my squad is going to do the whole thing again on Insane next weekend.   The MP modes are fun too, just not quite as deep as GoW3.

Snigdhonil
Snigdhonil

Sad...I wished Tomb Raider would get the first place

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Reviews must not be that impactful considering the consensus of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

Gen007
Gen007

Judgement is actually pretty solid despite the score it got here id give it an 8. Id actually score it higher but I have beef with it's lack of maps. Technically it has the same amount of content map wise as gears 3 when it launched but the major difference is that half of those are only for overrun and the other half normal MP. At least there will be 2 free maps and execution mode is coming as free DLC. Now if we could just get King of the hill back. Oh and people keep complaining about horde mode its still there really. Survival mode is basically co op overrun(aka horde mode with a twist) instead of vs MP. Overall it is pretty fun and tosses some spice onto an aging formula.

Dudersaper
Dudersaper

I wonder what people are doing with all those copies of The Walking Dead SI.

jimmyCCFC
jimmyCCFC

Hardly surprising that judgement has sold less that GoW3 considering the millions they must've spent on advertising for 3 and pretty much the complete lack of advertising for Judgement. 

Those adverts for 3 were amazing and the 2 piece of music chosen were fantastic. Haven't so much as seen a billboard for Judgement, let alone a tv spot.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

Aliens CM is still on there haha

Kirchhoff-V
Kirchhoff-V

It's going to be really sad when survival instinct outsells Telltale's walking dead. I'm betting most of these people buying it have no idea what they're getting into. They just watch the show and when the commercial plays they go buy the game without a second thought.

God have mercy on their souls.

bannermanner
bannermanner

The Walking Dead: SI's presence on this list disturbs me.

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

I'm enjoying Gears Judgement, was hooked on Overrun mode all weekend!

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

No real surprise about Gears topping the chart. No real surprise Gears 3 sold more in the UK in it's first week ( especially as it came out on a Tuesday not Friday ) although I am surprised by the magnitude!

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

We have to keep in mind that this is the UK chart, and therefor insignificant. Those rioters will buy anything. 'MERICA

Daian
Daian

How the hell did that atrocity Walking Dead FPS abomination get 3rd place? For heaven's sake don't encourage such horrible games to be made.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

@cuddlyfuzzle Have you actually played the game wise guy? The multiplayer is fantastic and the controls are solid and spot on. Your just another person who makes assumptions with no actual knowledge.

huerito323
huerito323

@cuddlyfuzzle Crysis 3 has great gameplay. It's just a short game and nobody seems to like the multiplayer. 

AlexFili
AlexFili

@jameswebster101 As much as I love Walking Dead, this is going to drop off the charts faster than butter on a wall smeared with jelly

AlexFili
AlexFili

@Strider8009 Well they cranked up the difficulty and padded out the length of the game with scavenging locations. It certainly has potential and hasn't been wallowing in development hell, it was just quickly made to cash in in the latest series due to one of the characters dying.

JohnnyShhlong
JohnnyShhlong

@Pyrosa Judgment on insane is the hardest GOW you will play. They really challenged us with this one. A lot of fun!

AlexFili
AlexFili

@Mkeegs79 Well it happens often, like if you look a few years back, people bought Wii games no matter how bad they were. Even Angry Birds on the 3DS made it onto the charts and that cost something like £10-20

hadlee73
hadlee73

@Mkeegs79 Not really surprising considering how well Aliens Colonial Marines sold in its first week too. Popular license trumps Gameplay as always.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

@bannermanner What is really disturbing is that some on the community for the game on the Wii U actually really enjoy the game.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@CriticalCritic  coming from a hillbilly red necked hick from America no doubt. Don't shoot yourself in the foot while drinking yer moonshine ... I bet you wear plaid and own a shootgun ....

On_the_edge1066
On_the_edge1066

@CriticalCritic  

Oh yeah because everyone in the UK who buys videogames must be a rioter. Ignorant Moron!

cuddlyfuzzle
cuddlyfuzzle

@AlexFili look at Simcity, it's holding steady in 8th, even after the initial outrage by gamers.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@flyingdutchdog3 GRRR! You're so angry!

I bet you wear jolly rodgers and drink tea with your pinkie out. And yeah, I gotta couple of "shootguns" as you call them. 
Side note: All guns shoot, idiot.

Kos1c
Kos1c

@CriticalCritic @Daian I've only played the first few levels, but it isn't as bad as I was first expecting. By no means is is an amazing game. It's playable and enjoyable, but I would prefer so much more from the title. (Better stealth, AI from the zombies, critical hit system, instead of hitting them 4 times with a pipe and moving on etc).

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@Bayonetta2013 yes please do ... I do so grow tired of insipid comments and opinions. There's intelligent conversation on this board and there is just the plain baseless opinionated crap of a cliched little troll ... sigh.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@CriticalCritic 

yes as a matter of fact I do drink my tea with my pinkie up ... isn't that how you drink your beer? Since all you're capable of of is focusing on a typo I conclude you're a buffonic turd eating yokel who actually came to the conclusion that all "shootguns" shot. HeeHaw lol

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@CriticalCritic from reading all your comments I conclude you're a dufus who wouldn't know a good game if really was a good game lol

Saketume
Saketume

@Kos1c

As always with licensed games like this it was rushed. I'm sure it could have been a good game but as you said now it's riddled with shoddy mechanics.

I downloaded it to try and found that collision detection was way off. Like you said stealth and AI is very poor. The AI pissed me off the most.

I was standing elevated on a balcony of sorts (fire escape really)and when I made a sound zombies ran, not towards the sounds but to the door of the building just to go upstairs to get to where I was. 

Same when I set off a radio and then hid nearby. They didn't go to the radio but to my hiding spot.

 I only tried the first two levels but after being frustrated by the controls I quit. Examples include rifle refuses to hit even if there are nothing but targets in front of you at 1 - 2 meters distance IF you don't use the scope. Instead of executing sometimes you'll shove them because it's the same button and it says "execute" if you are close enough and then when you press the button you push the zombie instead.

I couldn't sneak without crouching (it may be possible but it seemed to me like it wasn't. I didn't bother researching it closer) Crouching isn't the best position to get to a zombie's head when sneaking up on them.

Zombies spawn in. It's frustrating when you clean up a floor and close all doors and hit all the corpses in the head and then find new zombies that haven't even opened any doors. It's unpredictable in a bad way.

My PC download said I shouldn't turn my Xbox 360 off when the game is loading. It's possible it's an incomplete build and that some bugs have been fixed in the retail version but I wouldn't count on it.

I wouldn't recommend anyone to pay full price for this game even though it can provide some entertainment for fans of the TV show.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@Kos1c You get more powerful hits by holding down the trigger when you're swinging a melee weapon. Ex. You have a fire axe and you hold down the trigger, you will cut off their heads.

The game wasn't that good, but I went in with zero expectations and was happy with what I got.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

@Kos1c @CriticalCritic @Daian  activision games. More turd,less mechanics and polish.  But I will sure get this game once its 10$ on steam.