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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings to the top of the UK charts

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Child Of Light, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, UK Games Charts, UK retail

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings to the top of the UK charts

Movie tie-ins may have a bad reputation based on years of atrocious shovelware, but that doesn't stop us Brits from buying them in droves. Case in point: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which has rocketed straight to the top of the UK Charts in its first week on sale. We haven't reviewed Beenox' web-slinging adventure, but by all accounts it's... okay. Not exactly a ringing endorsement -- "mediocre" or "fit for task but not much else" would also be broadly acceptable -- but hey, at least it could be worse.

Never mind, though, because I'm going to focus on a game we have reviewed instead. Child Of Light enters at a very respectable ninth place, especially considering that its retail edition likely sold far slower than its fully-digital version on PSN, XBLA, the Wii U eShop - so the bulk of its sales probably haven't been taken into account. It's a superb and whimsical thing, a gorgeous interactive poem powered by exceptional turn-based RPG mechanics. Sounds pretentious, but in practice it's stupendous. Go check it out.

Elsewhere, expect robots, football, guns and LEGO. We've got the top ten below.

UK Charts: Week Ending 3rd May, 2014 (previous chart position in parentheses, links to reviews where appropriate)

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (new)
  2. Titanfall (1)
  3. FIFA 14 (4)
  4. FIFA World Cup Brazil (2)
  5. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (3)
  6. Minecraft: The We Probably Won't Review It Now Edition (6)
  7. LEGO The Hobbit (5)
  8. The LEGO Movie Videogame (8)
  9. Child Of Light (new)
  10. Battlefield 4 (10)

Click here for the full top 40, courtesy of GFK Chart-Track >>

Add a comment5 comments
Late  May. 6, 2014 at 15:12

Whatever happened to the xbox one version of minecraft? Is that still a thing?

JonLester  May. 6, 2014 at 15:14

It's still happening AFAIK. An indiscreet Walmart listing (now retired) suggests that it could be releasing in December.

dklunan  May. 6, 2014 at 17:24

Public Service Announcement - despite being "cancelled" on Xbox One, Spoderman is actually available on the Marketplace. It's hideously expensive and probably meh but might be useful for some.

dklunan  May. 6, 2014 at 17:25

Also Minecraft is still happening, they made an announcement a week or so ago about transferring save games from 360 to One I think.

Late  May. 7, 2014 at 10:38

Thanks guys.

I've never actually played Minecraft - but I'm sure I'd really enjoy it.
I don't really do pc gaming (and my pc is weak), so didn't get it on there. I played and thoroughly enjoyed Fortresscraft on the xbox 360 (remember that Notch said it'd be impossible to make a 360 version of Minecraft, so I was keen to give this "minecraft-lite" a look). Probably racked up over a hundred hours on it.

I'm keen to actually give the proper game a go now, though.
Fingers crossed we see it this year, and it's good. And not ridiculously priced.

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