Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 18.03.13

Tomb RaiderTrain2Game brings you the Game Charts again this week with Tomb Raider still sitting at the top, God of War: Ascension was unable to knock the reboot of the top spot but came in at number 2. Number 3 is a new entry with a Starcraft 2 expansion pack and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the final new entry at number 4.

At the other end of the Top 20, the new Naruto game has plummeted from number 3 to just  clinging on at number 20 and after only a few weeks, Aliens: Colonial Marines has left the charts.

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Week ending 16 March 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 1
2 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3 STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM BLIZZARD
4 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 CITY INTERACTIVE
5 SIMCITY EA GAMES 2
6 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 5
7 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 8
8 CRYSIS 3 EA GAMES 6
9 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 7
10 THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE EA GAMES 4
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED III UBISOFT 11
12 HITMAN ABSOLUTION SQUARE ENIX 14
13 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 13
14 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 12
15 DEAD SPACE 3 EA GAMES 19
16 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 10
17 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
18 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 18
19 METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE KONAMI 9
20 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 NAMCO BANDAI GAMES 3

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd

Train2Game News: World of Mercenaries beta begins today, sign-ups still open

Train2Game students can sign-up to take part in the closed beta for World of Mercenaries, an upcoming  MMOFPS from City Interactive, which begins today.

The PC shooter built using Epic’s Unreal Engine offers “fast-paced game play and a high degree of freedom of movement” where “Purists will find a new battlefield for fame and glory; casual players will be more than just targets.”

Those interested in joining the World of Mercenaries beta need to visit the official website and select ‘Apply for beta’

City Interactive say players who take part in the closed beta will have a part in helping to build Mercenaries. Earlier today The Train2Game Blog reported on how feedback from the Firefall beta has helped Red 5 Studios develop the game.

For more on beta testing, how it’s useful for Train2Game students, and opportunities to get involved with it, keep reading the Train2Game blog.

What are your initial thoughts on World of Mercenaries? Will you apply to take part in the beta?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.