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UK Charts: Medal of Honor fights to top spot, FIFA 13 tackled

Monday, 29th October 2012 09:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Medal of Honor: Warfighter has run and gunned its way to the top of the UK Charts, ending FIFA 13′s reign.

The shooter launched in the UK October 26th and garnered a string of middling to poor reviews. Check out our review round up here.

The game currently holds Metacritic ratings of 57% on PC, 74% on Xbox 360 and 54% on PS3.

VG247′s Dave Cook played the game’s first full mission with commentary. Watch him test it out here:

Here is the official UK top 20 chart:

1. Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
2. Fifa 13
3. Forza Horizon
4. Skylanders Giants
5. Dishonored
6. Just Dance 4
7. Professor Layton And The Miracle Mask
8. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
9. Doom 3: Bfg Edition
10. Resident Evil 6
11. Borderlands 2
12. Pokemon Black Version 2
13. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
14. 007 Legends
15. F1 2012
16. Pokemon White Version 2
17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
18. New Super Mario Bros. 2
19. Lego Batman 2: Dc Super Heroes
20. Xcom: Enemy Unknown

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  1. OrbitMonkey

    Obviously a few peeps got the itch for Blops 2 & figured MoH for a stop-gap…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SameeR_Fisher

    That’s probably the reason why reviewers didn’t get a review copy, so people can just go buy MoH:WF instead of changing their opinions later.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 there’s no ‘probably’ about it in my opinion.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Mineral4r7s

    I will never understand why MMS sell so well. Its like pop music, its crap (imho) but everyone listens to it.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Or maybe those people just didn’t listen to the reviews and found out how nice the game actually is. I am baffled by the negative reviews. The campaign does nothing new BUT its a blast and it contains enough variety and the shooting feels awesome.

    The multiplayer is awesome too and aside from a few bugs a very solid shooter. I honestly do not get the reviews and i am really glad i just ignored them and bought the game.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 they probably did to be fair, I think many people bought it for the BF4 beta.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. roadkill

    @3 LOL!!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    Complete garbage wins out. I saw the crap this game pulls, so I wouldn’t even touch a demo of it.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. viralshag

    Kinda shoddy in my opinion. Admittedly, I haven’t played the story yet and I normally don’t in war-shooters, I tend to find if you’ve played one you’ve played them all.

    The MP is what would keep me playing and that is essentially what I will be playing the most. And it’s OK but nothing amazing. So many silly little lazy bugs in the game.

    Some of the guns are invisible on spawn, if you scope in you don’t get a scoped view – just a slight magnification of the screen, constantly getting stuck in the environment, getting stuck in a fireteam with a player that has actually left the game and you can only spawn on their frozen character at the start of the map and not the actual fireteam member it shows when waiting for a respawn, invisible walls that magically stop bullets…

    Not to mention the god awful menu system. I’ve never seen such an arse-backwards menu where changing a weapon is such a pain in the arse. No details on the weapons such as semi-automatic fire or automatic fire. No info on how or when you will unlock certain upgrades.

    Overall, based on the MP the game is playable and it can be fun but I just have no idea what they were thinking when they designed some of this game. I’m hoping to get the 99p trade in deal for BLOPS2.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. wowtgp

    Well it’s is really sad to see that the top 2 games of this week are games published by crappy EA.That’s why they don’t care about innovation in games anymore.I know i can live without EA and Activison.These Evil bastards know how to sell games and i know something similar is going to happen with black ops 2.It’s sad to see where this industry is going:(

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Deacon

    ^ it’s not really EA’s fault people buy their games… blame your fellow gamer for lapping up every single military FPS that releases.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @10 & 11

    Yeah, EA didn’t put a gun to the head of every person who bought the game to force them into it. They just shoved a lot of guns, Linkin Park and trailers in front of their heads instead. The marketing worked.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Deacon

    It never fails! ;)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Sylrissa

    Exactly. Instead of hating on EA, you should be looking at all the people that continue to buy these games.

    They wouldn’t keep pushing these out if they didn’t sell, it’s supply and demand, and can you blame a company for giving the public what they want?.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. stretch215

    Yeah, another win for aggressive marketing. The game itself, I found, is kinda shitty. Post 9 (viral) pretty much nailed it. I’m just glad to see Dishonored still in the top 5, my GOTY so far.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. SplatteredHouse

    @10: Don’t snap at the names, if it’s the actions that you find to be at fault.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. wowtgp

    @12 I have never bought an EA product and always try to convince my friends to not to buy their games.I think they are a big company and can afford to spend a lot of money on promoting.They were really clever by not sending review codes early coz they knew it will get bad reviews and then people wont’t buy this crap.These games being on top spot proves one more thing that there are a lot of people who buy games before knowing anything about them.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Dave Cook

    @17 that’s a shame, you’ve missed out on a lot of genuinely good games.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. wowtgp

    @18 hey dave by EA product i meant recent EA products.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Dave Cook

    @19 ah, gotcha :)

    #20 1 year ago
  21. powerbuoy

    @5 – Totally agree. Graphics are awesome, so is sound, SP was just what was expected and I’ve been hearing good things about the MP on YouTube. Don’t get why BF3 scores 90 and this 50. Doesn’t make sense at all (I do prefer BF3 though (at least MP)).

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Iliad

    @5 – Likewise. I stopped paying attention to “website reviews” a long time ago, especially when those same reviewers continually score CoD high, when it’s as bland, repetitive and lacking innovation as they criticise MoHW for.

    CoD: MW is still one of the best military FPS campaign experiences I remember, but MW2 was just god awful (probably the worst I’ve ever played), BO was average, as was MW3. In fact, most of the harsh comments I’ve read about MoHW could be easily applied to the last few CoDs.

    As long as all these game reviewers show continuity and the same harsh judgement should BO2 be another cut-and-paste job then fair enough.

    I enjoyed MoHW, although it has its faults, but I never once saw any bug or framerate drop – it was fine from start to finish. A bit too America, but that’s to be expected. MP is good so far – it’s no BF3, but fun. Map design is a bit hit-and-miss though. Not the consistency of CoD or BF in that respect.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Kuwabara

    maybe you guys should play the game. It’s decent ,and multiplayer is good, does some things better than bf3.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    It really is a shame that low-grade copycat garbage like this MoH sells at all, let alone enough to top the charts. This rubbish sullies the good name of classics like MoH:AA.

    Still, highest selling game in the individual format charts was the rather awesome Forza Horizon, so it isn’t all bad news.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. livewired500

    don’t first week sales include pre-orders? Second week is the real test.

    Dishonored is a great game. Glad it’s still up there.
    Forza Horizon looks good. Might have to pick that up this week.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Gadzooks!

    It’s a shame XCOM dropped so quickly too, but good that charted fairly well and didn’t sink immediately.

    #26 1 year ago