UK Charts: Far Cry 3 is the Final Number One of 2012

by on January 1, 2013
 

UK Charts: Far Cry 3 is the Final Number One of 2012As we usher in the New Year, we take one last look back at the biggest-selling games in December 2012, as we see who took the final number one spot of the year. Far Cry 3 may have been on general release for several months, but it has only just managed to make it to number one in the UK.

The game has widely received rave reviews, especially from the GodisaGeek team themselves, so it is thoroughly deserving of the position – and it knocks Call of Duty: Black Ops II back into third spot. Some heavy reductions and in-store deals on both Far Cry 3 and FIFA 13 have seen those two games surge up into first and second respectively.

The biggest climbers this week are Forza Horizon and Dishonored, which both re-enter the top twenty after a couple of weeks of absence. Previous entry in the driving series Forza Motorsport 4 also manages to stick around in the chart – just about – and last year’s Christmas number one holds a highly respectable, and unlikely, twelfth spot. Even Epic Mickey 2 shows strong sales for the second week in a row, likely riding the wave of gift-giving sales after it had a poor launch.

As always you can click the name of the game to read our review of the title.

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LW = Last Week

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 TITLE AGE RATING PUBLISHER

2

1

 FAR CRY 3 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT

4

2

 FIFA 13 PEGI 3+ ELECTRONIC ARTS

1

3

 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

3

4

 HITMAN ABSOLUTION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX EUROPE

6

5

 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED PEGI 7+ ELECTRONIC ARTS

5

6

 JUST DANCE 4 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT

8

7

 HALO 4 PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT

7

8

 ASSASSIN’S CREED III PEGI 18+ UBISOFT

9

9

 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS PEGI 12+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

21

10

 FORZA HORIZON PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT

10

11

 WWE ’13 PEGI 16+ THQ

11

12

 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BBFC 15+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

13

13

 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 PEGI 3+ SEGA

22

14

 DISHONORED BBFC 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

14

15

 MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER PEGI 16+ ELECTRONIC ARTS

15

16

 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED PEGI 7+ SEGA

12

17

 SKYLANDERS GIANTS PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

18

18

 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

20

19

 DISNEY EPIC MICKEY 2: THE POWER OF TWO BBFC U DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS

16

20

 FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT

UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

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