Top 10 UK Games Chart: Resident Evil 2 Remake Debuts At No.1
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Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake has debuted at the top of the UK physical sales chart for the week ending January 26. Sales monitor Chart-Track says the PS4, Xbox One, and PC horror title is Capcom's biggest launch since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard two years ago and the biggest UK launch of 2019 so far.
Below Resident Evil 2, the chart paints a familiar picture. Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 each climb one position to finish No.2 and No.3, respectively, while last week's No.1 falls three places as New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe finishes at No.4. Aside from Resident Evil 2, no new titles entered the chart this week.
Capcom's remake has gone down well with critics and was awarded a 9/10 in GameSpot's Resident Evil 2 remake review. "Resident Evil 2 is not only a stellar remake of the original, but it's also simply a strong horror game that delivers anxiety-inducing and grotesque situations, topping some of the series' finest entries," wrote critic Alessardo Fillari. "But above all, the remake is an impressive game for the fact that it goes all-in on the pure survival horror experience, confidently embracing its horrifying tone and rarely letting up until the story's conclusion. Though Resident Evil 2 has its roots firmly in the past, it reworks the familiar horrors into something that feels brand new and all its own."
For more on the week's biggest game, check out everything you need to know about Resident Evil 2 before playing, some useful beginners' tips, or where to find all the weapon upgrades. You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- Resident Evil 2
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- FIFA 19
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
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