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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Top 10 UK PC games chart


Once again, this week's retail chart has shown that the PC gaming community is one of the few areas in which Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 franchise can occasionally trounce football in terms of popularityl. Dawn of War II is still holding onto its number 1 spot for the second week running, while Football Manager 2009 is clinging on to its number 2 position. Meanwhile, there's a new entry from Tom Clancy's EndWar at number 9, and Grand Theft Auto IV has climbed a couple of places from number 9 to number 7. You can see the retail top 10 for the week ending 28 February below:

01 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
02 Football Manager 2009
03 World of Warcraft: Wrath of Lich King
04 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
05 Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
06 The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
07 Grand Theft Auto IV
08 The Sims 2: Apartment Life
09 Tom Clayncy's: EndWar
10 Call of Duty: World at War


There's another new entry further down the chart in the form of 505 Games' new World War II -based strategy game, Men of War, which has entered the chart at number 16. This week also saw Spore drop out of the top 10 to number 11, while Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has re-entered the chart at number 19. You can see the retail top 20 for the week ending 28 February below:
11 Spore
12 World of Warcraft: Battle Chest
13 Fallout 3
14 Football Manager Live
15 CSI: New York
16 Men of War
17 Left 4 Dead
18 Far Cry 2
19 Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
20 FIFA Manager 09


After being knocked into second place by Dawn of War III last week, Valve's Left 4 Dead has now tumbled further to number 4 on the Steam chart this week. The new king of Valve's Steam service is the newly released Empire Total War, with the Special Forces Edition taking second place. Meanwhile, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, which Steam is currently selling for £13.99, has re-entered the chart at number 8 and there's a new entry from Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X at number 10. Interestingly, this week also saw F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin disappear from the Steam chart, despite sitting at number 3 last week. See the full Steam top 10 below:


01 Empire: Total War
02 Empire: Total War Special Forces Edition
03 Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II
04 Left 4 Dead
05 Counter-Strike: Source
06 Total War Mega Pack
07 Team Fortress 2
08 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
09 The Orange Box
10 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X



Any of these titles take your fancy? Let us know which ones you're currently playing in the comments..

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