UK Charts: Far Cry 3 was xmas number one, Black Ops 2 toppled

Wednesday, 2nd January 2013 08:56 GMT By Dave Cook

Far Cry 3 went heavy on the whip past 2012′s final hurdle and sprinted to a last minute victory in the UK charts. Ubisoft’s open world shooter was Britain’s Christmas number one, FIFA 13 placed second and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 dropped to third. Get the full chart below.

VG247 is very fond of Far Cry 3 indeed. Not a massive fan of shooters, it converted Brenna with its island-hopping gunnery, and having been worn down by Far Cry 2′s jamming guns and malaria, I also found it to be a superb experience. Check out our impression pieces beyond the links.

1. Far Cry 3
2. FIFA 13
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
4. Hitman: Absolution
5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
6. Just Dance 4
7. Halo 4
8. Assassin’s Creed 3
9. LEGO: Lord of the Rings
10. Forza Horizon
11. WWE ’13
12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13. Football Manager 2013
14. Dishonored
15. Medal of Honor: Warfighter
16. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
17. Skylanders Giants
18. LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
19. Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
20. Forza Motorsport 4

Note the absence of Wii U titles.

Did you get any of the above for your xmas? Love them? Hate them? Let us know what swag you received below.



  1. KAP

    In my honest opinion, well deserved for FAr Cry 3.
    I never played the first, really hated the second one to the point I traded it in a few days after buying it yet Far cry 3 finished it twice and about to play it a third time.
    Who would of thought?

    Such an amazing title that I bought digitally.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kabby

    It proves that it’s not CoD that is popular, it’s first person shooters.

    Devs just need to raise the bar on their FPS products and people will leave the CoD franchise behind without a second thought.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    I was really worried if it sell well because we rarely see AAA game in December
    It would be nice if Ubi make more FC with some spin off so we don’t have to wait 4 years for new game.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kabby

    Just noticed Skyrim there at number 12. Pretty funny.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. nikk900

    I think the fact that it was on sale everywhere helped it. Black ops 2 and Fifa never really went below £30 whereas Far cry 3 was £20 where I work.

    #5 2 years ago

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