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Top 10 UK PC games chart

Top 10 UK PC games chart

The Sims 3 is the major new entry this week in the UK PC games sales chart, jumping in to the number one slot.

There's no real surprises on the sales charts this week, with The Sims 3 being the only new entry in the entire chart and jumping in directly to the number one slot. Still, you can check out the rest of the best selling games of the week below, just in case you've forgotten how things were last week.

01 Sims 3 (New Entry)
02 Football Manager 2009 (Last Week: 1)
03 Empire: Total War (Last Week: 2)
04 World of Warcraft: Wrath of Lich King (Last Week: 3)
05 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Last Week: 6)
06 Fallout 3 (Last Week: 8)
07 World of Warcraft Battlechest (No Change)
08 The Sims 2: Double Deluxe (Last Week: 5)
09 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (Last Week: 4)
10 Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Last Week: 9)

Which of those games did you pick up this week, eh? Let us know in the forums, after you've checked the Steam Top 10 Chart out below, obviously.

01 Left 4 Dead
02 Killing Floor
03 Team Fortress 2
04 Counter-Strike: Source (No change)
05 Penumbra Collector Pack
06 The Orange Box
07 Prototype (pre-order)
08 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
09 Empire: Total War
10 Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut

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

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, © 2009 ELSPA Ltd

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Dreaming 10th June 2009, 15:38 Quote
cry

I hate EA, I wish they would either a) make good games or b) die in a fire.

Despite your review of the Sims 3, I still think it's a steaming pile of shite and is akin to WoW in being uninspired and designed to be a timesink / grindfest where there are so many hooks built into the game (I just need to level up gardening one more level, then get my sims mood good, then he should get a promotion!) that it becomes less of a game and more of some kind of ongoing neverending thing. They probably drew inspiration from the people who design slot machines, designed to be 'fun' in the sense you just can't give it up and need to keep paying / buying expansion packs. At least in WoW you can make friends and join a guild and end up dossing about with people, rather than just on your own.

FWIW, I bought the Penumbra pack this week and it's absolutely amazing, +rep to the devs for doing such a good job and I heartily recommend you all get it as soon as you can (It was on for £4.50 for the whole pack, not sure if it still is). There is a fine example of a game that is compelling to play, not because the gameplay requires you to do stat up a TINY bit more to get to the next level / unlock / whatever, but because it is genuinely exciting. It's like being in your favourite 5* film every time you play.
Neoki 10th June 2009, 15:39 Quote
09 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (No Change)
10 Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Last Week: 9)

How is this possible!
CardJoe 10th June 2009, 15:41 Quote
I do love Penumbra and the team behind the series is very cool and hardworking. Also, I've fixed that error.
Kúsař 10th June 2009, 15:52 Quote
I've bought Penumbra: Anthology last week too. I know summer is not the right time to play horror games - but it's available for a great price, I couldn't resist. Guess I'll have to wait till november to enjoy the game. But I'm happy to support them. And they don't plague their games with annoying DRM...
Er-El 10th June 2009, 18:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dreaming
cry

I hate EA, I wish they would either a) make good games or b) die in a fire.

Despite your review of the Sims 3, I still think it's a steaming pile of shite and is akin to WoW in being uninspired and designed to be a timesink / grindfest where there are so many hooks built into the game (I just need to level up gardening one more level, then get my sims mood good, then he should get a promotion!) that it becomes less of a game and more of some kind of ongoing neverending thing. They probably drew inspiration from the people who design slot machines, designed to be 'fun' in the sense you just can't give it up and need to keep paying / buying expansion packs. At least in WoW you can make friends and join a guild and end up dossing about with people, rather than just on your own.
How can you say this!? Sims 3 looks like so much fun. Sims 1 was awesome when it first came out and Sims 2 was quite good.
bagman 10th June 2009, 20:06 Quote
cod 4 still in there

sims 3 is going to be there till sims 4 comes out i recon or some sims expansion pack, my sister has already said she wants to buy it
Dreaming 11th June 2009, 10:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Er-El
How can you say this!? Sims 3 looks like so much fun. Sims 1 was awesome when it first came out and Sims 2 was quite good.

It depends really how the person has fun. For my money, I don't find it fun, I find it akin to a slot machine in that you need to put in that little bit extra to level up. Even if you don't concentrate on that, you will find yourself 'grinding' in order to get enough money to buy new stuff, but you can't even do that properly because they will whinge about their needs. Speaking of which, who takes 3 hours to go toilet, have a shower and have breakfast? Because if you have work at 9 you better be getting up at 5.30 or so in order to make it on time.

So I like two kinds of games:
- games that give the player genuine freedom, without time-limits on things such as hunger or toilet or sleep that can constrain the player's ability to do things
- games that give the player a cinematic experience, afterall games are entertainment and it doesn't matter if they are linear if the story is developed properly - good example are Call of Duty 4 and 5 where I did feel a connection to the player character at times.

The sims, for me, evokes no emotional response other than frustration and the need to get more stuff. And if I wanted to be frustrated like that, well, there's real life :p

edit: actually, I like more than those two, but broadly speaking it gives the spectrum of what I want from a game. A game can be simple but still fantastic fun - a good example being Grid Defense [sic].
SMIFFYDUDE 11th June 2009, 15:09 Quote
I predict Sims3 will be top for the next 3/4 years. Looking at the top ten, you would be forvigen in thinking no games have been released in months. The same names again.
Spaceraver 13th June 2009, 03:05 Quote
Sims will never be fun because you get to do exactly the same as you do in real life.. And basically i want to escape that when gaming.
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