Yet Fails To Beat Its Predecessor
Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 have gone head to head in their first week on UK shelves, and you might have expected the controversy surrounding Bulletstorm's content to propel it into a mighty lead. However, the numbers tell a very different story. Does either franchise have what it takes to unseat Black Ops from its mighty throne?
In short, yes. Both of them have. As it stands, Killzone 3 is the best-selling game in the United Kingdom; edging out Bulletstorm for the top spot. They're both astoundingly solid games- and we're delighted to see them selling like hot cakes. Violent, bloody cakes.
Brendan awarded Killzone 3's singleplayer 9/10 in his recent review, praising its enormous scope, excellent Playstation Move functionality and simple fun factor compared to many other games. The story's a bit pants, mind. However, it's interesting to note that Guerrilla Games' latest hit hasn't managed to beat Killzone 2 in terms of first week sales and average critical reception. Maybe gaming's moved on since then- or we've got more picky?
We also had a good look at Bulletstorm over the weekend... and you'll be glad to know that we haven't raped or murdered anyone yet (despite anything Fox 'News' has to say on the subject). It's still only Monday, though. We gave it a solid 8 out of 10; revelling in its hilarious mechanics whilst worrying about its multiplayer longevity. It will be interesting to see whether the audacious shooter can take the top spot over the coming weeks.