UK charts: Kane and Lynch 2 goes top

Monday, 23rd August 2010 10:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen


So much for the weird review spread, then: Kane and Lynch 2′s gone to the top of the UK charts.

The mental IO Interactive actioner beat off Toy Story 3 and Red Dead Redemption to gain first spot.

Just Dance and Art Academy rounded off the top five.

Get the full top ten for the week ending August 21 below. Last week’s data is here.

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  1. Erthazus

    Hillarious. Shitty game with 4-5 hours campaign is in the TOP even considering bad reviews.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Its pretty much been the only release this month (till Mafia 2 in a few days) so i’d say it being at the top isnt really a surprise.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Lord Gremlin

    Simple: 4 hours = substantial boost for your PSN trophy rating.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Indeed – it was practically the only thing out last week. Something would’ve been very wrong indeed if it hadn’t made the top spot given that it’s on three platforms.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    But who goes out and buys shit games just because that’s all there is?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    I’m glad,

    The game has been getting bad press, but I rented it and have been enjoying it quite a lot.

    Granted there’s not much to it other than cover, shoot, repeat… but the visual style is awesome and the shooting is quite satisfying. Can’t say I’d feel the same way if I had paid £40 for it.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    im only glad for IO interactive not for KANE

    #7 4 years ago
  8. v747

    @onlinatron: agreed.

    I rented this too however and still felt that this was a waste of money!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    @5, I have a sneaky suspicion that most people still base their purchases on what the box art looks like. :-D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    i’ll rent it no way is 4 hour sp worth £40

    btw is it actually doing all that well really? Its already discounted to £30 on amazon and its only been out 3 days! O_O

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Retroid

    I wonder if, like the original, the box has “Great game! 9/10″ from various tabloids & lads mags? :D

    The original K&L even got a ‘media trailer’ with quotes and high ratings from those ever-reliable sources.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mojo

    this is a perfect example of why reviews suck alltogether.
    judging from the review round up this game must be shit. judging from the demo the game is pure art!

    not that i need that game asap, but im quite sure i will get it at some point.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Dannybuoy

    What’s that film? Wayne’s World; “Put on the concert and they will come” or in this case, “Make the game and they will buy it”

    #13 4 years ago
  14. xino

    I was gonna buy this game but I chose Demon’s Soul instead.

    I’ll order at LoveFilm

    #14 4 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    “this is a perfect example of why reviews suck alltogether.
    judging from the review round up this game must be shit. judging from the demo the game is pure art!”

    umm its just clled varying opinions O_o

    i liked the demo enought to play it and form my own opinion on the final product yes but “art”? exaggeration bit much?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Droid

    Didn’t like this game at all. Glad I only rented it.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. mojo

    15, yeah maybe..
    what i actualy wanted to say is, at the end of the day u have to play games urself to realy know if they suit u.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DSB

    This is officially the first game (well, demo) to make me sick just playing it.

    Apparently I’m not alone:

    I guess the QA department must have taken a real hit during the last round of sacks.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. stretch215

    @ how can you post about “varying opinions” and in THE SAME POST call his opinion exaggerated? Hypocritical a bit much?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. stretch215

    That was @ 15

    #20 4 years ago
  21. AHA-Lambda

    theres different opinions and then theres just engaging in hyperbole

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DaMan

    Naughty Bear was art and the unquestionable GOTY. an opinion, deal with it.

    btw, IGN now score games starting from 7. brilliant.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Xuchilbara

    I am really glad this game is doing well in the UK, I hope it does nearly as well here in the US. While the single player might be short, the multiplayer aspect is INCREDIBLE! And YES, people do buy games just for the multiplayer, look at COD.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. revolting

    I got it, because I really enjoyed the characters the first time around and wanted more. I found it greatly enjoyable, but the credits rolling a mere 4.5 hours after loading up was a bit of a rude awakening. Also, while the artistry and technical proficiency of the sequel has unquestionably improved leaps and bounds from the first game, the gameplay itself really has been reduced to “walk from point A to point B and shoot everyone in between.” Gone are the elaborate set peices and drawn out scripted events from the first game, like the bank robbery complete with hostages and an escape attempt, and later on the intense construction yard sequence… it really has been massively simplified to walk, duck, shoot, walk, duck, shoot. It looks very stylish, and is very enjoyable while it lasts, but now that it’s already tucked away on my shelf, sat next to approximately 80 hours of my time in the shape of Fallout 3, I do start to question value for money.

    That said, I haven’t given multi-player a proper chance yet. I’ll definitely be putting some more time in there. But multi-player isn’t why I purchased that game, and one afternoon of not particularly deep plot seems like an appropriately criminal waste of two fantasticaclly atypical characters. The story is another sticking point for me… such wasted potential. The adverts with Lynch, finally on top of his psychotic tendancies only to break down while yelling his head off about his lost girl, make it seem much more deep and involved than what you actually get in the game.

    I really didn’t want to be disappointed by this. I wanted to love it in spite of all the pre-determined negative reviews, just like I did the first one. I half do, for style and presentation, but as a fan of K&L1, it does disappoint me that even with all the nifty effects worked into it, K&L2 is not even a shadow of the previous installment in terms of characterisation and delivery, it’s two main strengths.

    Also, following in the footsteps of the thankfully backtracked DUDEification of Cole McGrath, Kane’s bald spot has grown over. What is it with sequels and their fear of comfortingly down-to-earth encroaching baldness?

    #24 4 years ago

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