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