With an entire industry focused on one event last week–E3 2018, of course–new releases have been slow. There are no new games in the top 40 physical games this week, according to sales monitor GfK Chart-Track, as PS4’s God of War returns to the chart’s summit.
Below Sony’s blockbuster, World Cup fever hits the country with FIFA 18 taking the No.2 spot for the second week in a row. Fallout 4 finishes at No.3 as a beneficiary of Sony’s Days of Play sale and attention on the series due to the recent reveal of Fallout 76. Detroit: Become Human (No.4) and PlayStation VR Worlds (No.5) make it a total of three Sony-published games in the top five for the week ending June 16.
Last week’s No.1, Vampyr, slips to No.8 this week, while Assassin’s Creed Origins (No.9) and Call of Duty: WWII (No.10) also benefit from the Days of Play promotion.
We enjoyed Kratos’s latest adventure here at GameSpot. “In many ways God of War is what the series has always been,” wrote critic Peter Brown. “It’s a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress. What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become. Like Kratos, God of War recalls the past while acknowledging the need to improve. Everything new it does is for the better, and everything it holds onto benefits as a result. Kratos is no longer a predictable brute. God of War is no longer an old-fashioned action series. With this reboot, it confidently walks a new path that will hopefully lead to more exciting adventures to come.” For more, check out our full God of War review.
You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- God of War
- FIFA 18
- Fallout 4
- Detroit: Become Human
- PlayStation VR Worlds
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Assassin’s Creed Origins
- Call of Duty: WWII
Back in 2012, if George Lucas hadn’t sold Lucasfilm for over $4 Billion, he would have created a third Star Wars trilogy focusing on midi-chlorians and the “microbiotic world.”
Speaking to filmmaker James Cameron for the second episode of his six-part AMC series, “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” Lucas went more in-depth about what the future of Star Wars would have looked like were he still in charge.
were going to get into a microbiotic world,” he explained to Cameron. “There’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force.”