UK Charts: Tomb Raider climbs to the top spot, SimCity second

Monday, 11 March 2013 09:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Tomb Raider has entered the UK charts at first place, beating off all comers with a bloody climbing axe and a barrage of firearms.

Crystal Dynamics’ reboot launched last week to rave reviews and strong sales, making it the biggest UK launch of the year so far. You can check out all of the scores here. The game saw double the launch sales of Aliens: Colonial Marines, which was number one a few weeks ago.

Dave and Brenna have both written appraisals of the game, you can find them here:

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Here’s the top five chart. We’ll update once we have the rest.

1. Tomb Raider
2. SimCity
3. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
4. The Sims 3: University Life
5. FIFA 13
6. Crysis 3
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
8. Far Cry 3
9. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
11. Assassin’s Creed III
12. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
13. Skylanders Giants
14. Hitman Absolution
15. Aliens: Colonial Marines
16. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
17. Halo 4
18. GTA IV
19. Dead Space 3
20. Forza Motorsport 4

What do you make of the above positions?

Meanwhile, Dave has written a summary of the SimCity launch woes, which saw servers crippled, hearts broken and the games press changing scores all over the shop. It was an odd week.

Get the full story here:

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