Thief Steals First Place In The UK

Thief has emerged out of the shadows to take the top spot on this week’s UK Charts.  Last week was the first huge week for the games industry with a total of three large games launching.  Thief, from Eidos Montreal and Square Enix, took the crown.  PopCap’s first foray onto consoles was largely successful with Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare landing at the fourth spot.

It was only Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 that burned out.  Unlike the other two new releases, Lords of Shadow 2 did not do so well with critics earning some truly low scores (like our 2/5).  This probably caused players to avoid Dracula’s latest outing, landing it at the tenth spot.

Check out the full Top 20 below:

  1. Thief (Square Enix) – Brand New
  2. The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Bros.) – 1
  3. FIFA 14 (EA) – 2
  4. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (EA) – Brand New
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision) – 3
  6. Battlefield 4 (EA) – 4
  7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros.) – 5
  8. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft) – 6
  9. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft) – 8
  10. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Konami) – Brand New
  11. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) – 7
  12. Rayman Legends (Ubisoft) – 10
  13. Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles (Bandai Namco) – Brand New
  14. Need for Speed: Rivals (EA) – 12
  15. Gran Turismo 6 (Sony) – 16
  16. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) – 9
  17. Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega) – 19
  18. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros.) – 17
  19. WWE 2K14 (2K Games) – 14
  20. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Warner Bros.) – 18