UK Chart: The Last of Us scores second week at top

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sticks around in second.

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us has secured a second week at the top of the UK gaming chart.

The Last of Us debuted in first last week, claiming the biggest launch for a new IP since Rockstar's L.A. Noire in 2011. Naughty Dog's latest was also the third-biggest game launch of 2012, following Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite.

Nintendo's 3DS-exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf scored its second week at No. 2, and FIFA 13 climbed back up to third.

Tomb Raider was fourth, with Max Payne 3 resurging to fifth thanks to prince promotions. Shop discounts also allowed Call of Duty: Black Ops II to climb eight places and finish sixth.

Far Cry 3 was seventh, Injustice eighth, and Assassin's Creed III ninth. Codemasters' Grid 2, which debuted in the charts at first three weeks ago, drops to tenth.

PQube's MotoGP 13 was the only new release in the chart this week, entering at 15th.

The Top 20 UK chart for the week ending June 22:

1. The Last of Us
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
3. FIFA 13
4. Tomb Raider
5. Max Payne 3
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
7. Far Cry 3
8. Injustice: Gods Among Us
9. Assassin's Creed III
10. GRID 2
11. Luigi's Mansion 2
12. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
13. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary
14. Dead Island: Riptide
15. MotoGP 13
16. Grand Theft Auto IV
17. Donkey Kong Country Returns
18. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
19. BioShock Infinite
20. LEGO The Lord of the Rings

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PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

It is just amazing that Tomb Raider has gone this far. Really quite a great game, a must-have for this year. Bioshock is getting really shocking now, it is way down there even with a 9.0 rating. 

This means ratings and sales are still gamer-controlled, not critic-controlled. :D

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

Glad to see that the crappy Gamespot review didn't do any harm to the game. It's really an awesome piece of art.

Skhuff
Skhuff

GTA 4 still on the charts :o

daniel_chacon
daniel_chacon

max payne 3 is freaking awesome, buy it people you won't be disappointed

chambers831
chambers831

animal crossing...? a soccer game..? are you freaking serious... why these games are even on this list i have no clue. and how is metro last light not even on here. did it not score a 9??? where are these statistics coming form..


EmericaCky2K
EmericaCky2K

Remember me isn't even on there at all. I had a feeling that game wouldn't sell.

speedycerv1
speedycerv1

Weird, max payne 3, good game but came out a while ago.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

This game appears to be sold out at many Canadian retailers at the moment, including Aamzon.ca. I can't remember the last time there was this much demand for a game. While I don't think TLOU  is "perfect", it is damn close and delivered on all fronts. It is definitely my favorite game of 2013 (yes, it was far better than Bioshock Infinite in almost every way).  

Cochleadoc
Cochleadoc

UK Chart: The Last of Us scores second week at top, Gamespot gamers still pissed at score it received.


There, fixed it for ya.

kabOOOm92
kabOOOm92

max payne 3? awesome game, but it was released more than a year ago. how is this possible??

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

Good to see tomb raider so high. My favorite game this year so far

Intellips
Intellips

Gamespot damaged its credibility as a trusted source of reviews when it's scored this game 8/10. I defy anyone to play this game and not give it a score closer to its metacritic average of 96. It is personally my game of this generation.

Sardinar
Sardinar

I almost thought, by the title, that it was Last of Us in second and Animal Crossing at top. Dafuq... ? 

Oh well, Last of Us well deserved it's position.

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

tom will be doing facepalm after hearing about UK Chart.  8/10 LOL.....

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

fifa 14 is releasing in 3 months and people still buy fifa 13 for it to be 3rd on the chart?

Razor10000
Razor10000

good. sony and naughty dog deserve it. everyone that have a ps3 should have this game.

Subterranean500
Subterranean500

Glad to see that both The Last of Us and Max Payne 3 is selling

supermoc10
supermoc10

Great to hear. The Last of Us is a masterpiece and Sony and ND deserves all the sales they can get.

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Come on!!! Look at its competition. What does one expect? I'm still waiting for my frigging copy to arrive in the post. Last time I ever order from WOWHD.

goldmask
goldmask

the last of us is a must buy title

NexApex
NexApex

The Last of Us is amazing. Played the campaign twice and currently playing multiplayer. Can't get enough of it. My most anticipated game is for a sequel. Make is happen Naughty Gods.

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

not a surprise to me... after all it's the best game this gen...

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

I'm so happy to see The last of us receiving recognition! It deserves it, and so does Naughty Dog! 

digishah
digishah

Naughty Dogs why you no port to PC.

awesome_jeevs
awesome_jeevs

@chambers831 Because Metro: Last Light didn't sell all that well unfortunately. It'll go the similar way with Metro: 2033 in terms of lifetime sales. 

Also, the UK love their soccer, haven't you heard? 

tigress666
tigress666

@Xristophoros I agree. I got Infinite cause I kept hearing all sorts of things about it and how Elizabeth was this really engaging character.  I gotta say I didn't find it near as exciting as people said though the ending did redeem it (but before the ending I was absolutely sure it would be one game I'd easily trade in/sell and I usually collect games. It was fun but not something I'd care to replay again).

I think in almost everything Last of Us trumps Bioshock. The characters are much more engaging (and I'm only a few hours in), the story has me more hooked (and so far there's not this large period of game where it's just get to the next area with not much plot going on), the gameplay is more varied (a lot more things i can do, not just shoot the waves of enemies coming at me and it forces me to come up with tactics on how to get around things), and the characters are more real/engaging to me. I care a lot more about them and they seem to have more depth.


I mean I liked Infinite, and to be fair, FPS's aren't really my thing, but Last of Us just seems overall a much better game with more depth in all the aspects. Can't judge endings yet cause I haven't finished TLOU but I will say the ending of Infinite was good enough to make up for the rest of the game (and have me at least think on if I want to trade it in or not, I still don't think I want to play it again though).

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@Intellips Gamespot damaged its credibility because its rating was a bit off from the Metacritic average? That's ridiculous. TLOU was a great game and my favorite of 2013, but it wasn't perfect. It got a bit repetitive, had AI problems, had some technical glitches that should have been patched before release (my game froze up and had to be restarted on two occasions), and weak platforming sections where you needed to move around ladders, dumpsters or rafts (this felt forced and tacked on). If you didn't see ANY of these faults, then you aren't being objective enough. The job of a reviewer is to be critical and point out the problems with a game. People shouldn't be faulted for having an opinion different than your own. 

bannermanner
bannermanner

@Intellips I agree with your opinion of the game (it's certainly one of the games of the generation), but not with your credibility comment.  I disagree with Tom's score, but not with the review.  But frankly, the score is the least important part of the review.  

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@digishah  

we have tens of thousands of games on the pc, let's not get greedy.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@digishah because Sony owns them porting to a pc would make m$ money. This could change though with m$ paying Sony for bluray and pc arch being used in the ps4 Sony may be willing to pay m$ for future ports.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

I understand where you're coming form about Bioshock Infinite. The game started off with a bang but became boring and repetitive during the middle portion. It started to pick up again near the end, but it was simply too little too late. I quickly grew tired of shooting drones of faceless soldiers over and over again and had to push myself to carry on. While it is true that the story is enough to redeem itself quite a bit, the gameplay was lacking and this can't be ignored. Many people forgive the problems of Infinite due to its ending but that isn't a fair analysis of the game as a whole. I feel like the story which Levine wanted to tell just wasn't suited to the FPS genre and this is what held it back from being truly great. I really liked Elizabeth's character, but I didn't much care about anyone else and wouldn't want to revisit the world. 

In contrast, every single character you meet in TLOU is so well realized that you forget you are playing a game. The writing is better than most films. I don't remember the last time I genuinely cared about the characters in a game and was depressed to see the game end (even though it was a perfect conclusion). While I'll admit that the gameplay could have used a bit more variety and did get a bit repetitive at times, it was thoughtfully designed and didn't get out of hand. Infinite lost its focus with all the abundance of shooting, but TLOU always remained on course and used the confrontations to further develop the characters and their motivations. Enjoy the rest of the game. It only gets better and better as it unfolds.  

Intellips
Intellips

@Xristophoros 

I wrote a long reply to your comment and I lost it as I wasn't logged in. In summation:

Anyway, I partly agree with you and you make some very valid points. However, GS reviews consistently differ wildly from the metacritic average. Just look the the reviews for the legend of zelda SS, Luigi's Mansion, Gravity rush to name a few. When the consensus is that a game is X but GS says it Y, then there is an issue with the credibility of the scores given on this site by some reviewers.

djb1203
djb1203

@Xristophoros  i agree with the AI,  it could of been a little better.  i  only noticed a couple tiny glitches but there was an update when i first started it so maybe that fixed some of the ones you saw.    the platform sections are thankfully few and far between.  but the key point is the enjoyability of the game.  if a game has great gameplay then the small faults can be forgiven,  im about 70% through and the storyline, graphics (for a ps3 game), atmosphere counteract the few minor downpoints.  its definitely one of the best ps3 games ive played.   

maybe the game is an 8. but my gripe about the score is when you compare it to other 9 out of 10 games on gamespot,  TLOS is just as good or much better. taking     uncharted 3 as an example since its a similar game, TLOS  is leagues ahead of uncharted 3.    the faults found in TLOS are 10x worse in U3.  glitches, poor AI,  considerably more repetitive platforming sections, and compared to TLOS the graphics in U3 are quite poor.  the story wasnt anywhere near as engrossing as TLOS either. maybe because it was the third in the series it was becoming a little formulaic.   to be consistant The Last of US should of scored higher or at least the same as Uncharted 3.      i just cant help think that hes personally scored it a little lower to cause controversy... he knew it was a high scoring game everywhere else so knocked off a point just to be different from everyone else.  its certainly worked in getting gamespot a bit of publicity....

ChristysXmas
ChristysXmas

@AggrandizedUser @goldmask I've finished it three times, and during every time I found new stuff that I missed in previous playthroughs and new ways to sneak past/mass murder the enemies. Not to mention the story is so good that you'll want to revisit it every now and then. It has plenty of replay value.

ghostreyith
ghostreyith

@AggrandizedUser you sir are an idiot.  sorry. n'uff said.

digishah
digishah

@darkeyez81 @digishah As long as it comes out to PC and not any other console people would still buy PS3...Plus more people get the game = more money... It's been done before...

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@djb1203 You make a lot of good points. I would give the game a solid 9 due to some of the problems I mentioned. They didn't hinder my overall enjoyment of the game (though they were important enough for me to mention).

To be honest, it is difficult to compare TLOU directly with Uncharted since they both set out to do very different things. There are certainly some similarities, though, and I agree TLOU was an overall better experience for me. The same might not be said by everyone (as some people would find Uncharted more "fun to play" than TLOU). 

The reviewer found it difficult to relate to the protagonist (Joel) for his own personal reasons and that was reflected in the score. Arguably, the most important aspect of TLOU is its story and characters. How much or how little you empathize with their actions is a very subjective thing. If someone has a problem with how they were portrayed and is not convinced within the context of the game, then it will be reflected in the score. TLOU is as much a story as it is a game so both sides need to be debated. I think this is the main reason it was given an 8 by this reviewer.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@minfreah5005

they are so talkative and loud and bold ever since HQ changed consumer policies.

i just wish they went away and disappeared.

darkeyez81
darkeyez81

@digishah @ranzikiel @darkeyez81 Naughty Dog it's a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony wants to keep their games exclusive to Sony's hardware. If it's released to PC, obviously it won't longer be a PS3 exclusive.

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

@digishah @shark_tsuki Listen I also play in pc but mainly in consoles. The "warm" reception that I got 4m crysis 2 being multiplatform in many sites made me bitter of pc community. I m just returning the response that I got 4m pc community. Peace.

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

@digishah @shark_tsuki Its very interesting how u pirates support these piracy. I have seen many who have pirated this game. I pity on them. That doesnt means that unlike u, I support them. Also these type of arguments have taken countless of times. PC people always boast about their games. SO GTFO and play ur pc games.

digishah
digishah

@shark_tsuki @digishah I meant was at the time the Witcher 2 was PC exclusive...of course you wont see the data from console piracy...check out The Last of Us on torrentz...

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

@digishah @shark_tsuki Thats what u can afford? lol. This shows ur capability.

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

@digishah Console piracy is 10% whereas pc piracy is 400%. U should be honored coz I usually dont talk with beggars.

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

@SirSlimyScrotum @digishah @ranzikiel @darkeyez81 They cant. Thats why most of these beggars pirate. Those who can afford legitimate games wait for steam sale. Simple fact beggars cant spend $250 console or $60 games.