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Dead Space 2 debuts at top of UK chart

By Dan Pearson

Mon 31 Jan 2011 9:56am GMT / 4:56am EST / 1:56am PST

EA's horror survival sequel sees off LittleBigPlanet 2

Visceral Games

EA Redwood Shores Studio has been renamed and rebranded Visceral Games to better reflect the studio's...

Dead Space 2, the dismembering space horror sequel from EA and Visceral Games, has taken the top spot on the UK chart in a week of few releases, knocking LittleBigPlanet 2 into second after just a week at the top.

Dead Space 2 is the only new entry in a reshuffled top twenty which sees Black Ops slip to its lowest position yet of fifth. FIFA 11 and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood both gain a place at Activision's expense, sitting at third and fourth respectively.

Interestingly, the addition of Dead Space Extraction: Move to the PS3 bundle didn't quite manage to tip the sales of Dead Space 2 in the favour of Sony's machine - 56 per cent of sales were for Xbox 360, with 40 per cent on PS3 and the remaining 4 on PC.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIE Ltd.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Dead Space 2
1 2 LittleBigPlanet 2
4 3 FIFA 11
5 4 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2 5 Call of Duty: Black Ops
3 6 Just Dance 2
10 7 Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
6 8 Wii Fit Plus
15 9 Art Academy
11 10 Just Dance
7 11 Mass Effect 2
8 12 Kinect Sports
12 13 The Sims 3
9 14 Gran Tursimo 5
16 15 Wii Party>
13 16 Dance Central
20 17 WWE: Smackdown Vs. RAW 2011
17 18 Read Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Re-Entry 19 EA Sports Active 2
18 20 Wii Sports Resort

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Kevin Clark-Patterson Lecturer in Games Development, Lancaster and Morecambe College

295 28 0.1
Well done Visceral and what a cracking game it is too! :)

Posted:5 years ago


Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

962 187 0.2
Very slowly making way through it, enjoying it so far. :)

Posted:5 years ago


Joe Bognar Junior PR Manager, Techland

100 2 0.0
Very awesome game! Also, I think that the scariest game ever! :)

Posted:5 years ago


Terence Gage Freelance writer

1,289 126 0.1
I'm really trying to resist buying it... currently working my way through AC Brotherhood and I've not played much of LBP2 yet, but the excellent review scores are really tempting me!

Well done to Visceral and EA though - after the first game sold reasonably but not brilliantly, it must be good for DS2 to be making more of an impact.

Posted:5 years ago

Good atmosphere. Javelin kinetics and gore stompin are the best bits

Posted:5 years ago


Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

1,166 1,297 1.1
Really ncie results for Dead Space 2, but check this out:

"56 per cent of sales were for Xbox 360, with 40 per cent on PS3 and the remaining 4 on PC"

Now tell me that PC piracy is not an issue...

Posted:5 years ago


Hugo Trepanier Senior UI Designer, Hibernum

196 222 1.1
@Alfonso, Maybe PC gamers are just too busy with The Sims, WoW and Zyngaville?

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Hugo Trepanier on 31st January 2011 5:41pm

Posted:5 years ago


Philip Hirst Studying BA (honours) games design, University of Central Lancashire

1 0 0.0
@Joe Bognar This game is nothing to 'Amnesia: the dark desent' in terms of scaryness but it is still a great game.

Posted:5 years ago

DS2 definitely deserves its success and please Visceral, keep up the excellent work !
Funny though how it manages to get the title of best survival horror to the detriment of Silent Hill/Resident Evil. I mean who would have thought that a few years ago when they seemed to master the genre.
Obviously, both of these "ex-excellent" IP's have lost their way in some "western/casual orientation" (or whatever the hell you call it) such as the latest FFXIII. This brings up again the question of knowing whether or not Japanese studios are still able to make decent games as soon as they try themselves to the worldwide market. Sure Platinium games and Level 5 still kick ass, but what for this others ? I wonder...

(*stomping on an alien who tried to sneak from behind*... take that...and that... AND THAT...AAAAAAAND STAY DOWN !! )

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Aurélien Dussalve on 31st January 2011 6:45pm

Posted:5 years ago


Zan Toplisek

44 16 0.4
I'm on Chapter 6 at the moment and loving it so far. I agree, it's incredibly scary! I can put myself through only a chapter a day, because I don't have the guts (or the heart!) to play more than that lol :P. Even if I play multiple chapters a day (like I did with the previous one), monsters speeding at me or appearing out of the blue NEVER gets old for me. They get me nearly every time, Jesus Christ! So job well done, Visceral Games!

I don't get the people who say it's not scary at all - either they are afraid to admit it or are not human.

And no, I haven't played Amnesia. I plan to give a go soon, though.

Posted:5 years ago

switch off the sound and switch on the subtitles. You'll notice that sound design is very crucial towards anticipation and immerse horror element for DS2, blended ontop of the elements of strobing lights, or monochromic coloured scenes

Posted:5 years ago


Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

1,166 1,297 1.1

Did not see it that way hehe, maybe you are right after all.

Also a thing that didn't came to my mind yesterday... that "Dead Space 2" on top counts the sales inside UK only? or also those thousand uncut German imports?

Posted:5 years ago


Zan Toplisek

44 16 0.4
@ Chee: Very true! I tried that in one of the chapters and wasn't as immersed (a lot less scary though, indeed), so I switched the sound back on. I want to get the full experience and not just play so I can breeze through the game for plot, whether that means I have to change my underwear or not :).

Posted:5 years ago


Saeed.scorpion Game

2 0 0.0
Hey guyz..ur talking about dead space 2..?!! waiting for dead space 3...

Posted:5 years ago


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