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UK charts invaded by Aliens

Controversial SEGA title pushes Dead Space 3 from top spot

SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines has taken the number one spot on the UK's retails chart, despite a poor critical reception and a number of glaring technical problems with the final release.

The title, which has courted controversy over confusion as to how much of it was made by Gearbox and how much was the work of TimeGate, has only managed a Xbox 360 Metacritic average of 50 per cent - helped by some outlying high scores.

Despite that, it becomes the second biggest launch week for any Aliens game, after 2010's Aliens Vs. Predator, and is the biggest UK launch of 2013 so far. No other new releases have troubled the top twenty, with the only major movement coming from Assassin's Creed III, which jumps from sixth to twelve thanks to a half-term sale and the promise of forthcoming DLC.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Aliens: Colonial Marines
1 2 Dead Space 3
2 3 FIFA 13
3 4 Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
4 5 Far Cry 3
12 6 Assassin's Creed III
7 7 Need For Speed: Most Wanted
8 8 Just Dance 4
10 9 Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
13 10 Halo 4
9 11 Hitman: Absolution
11 12 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
15 13 Skylanders Giants
5 14 Hitman HD Trilogy
18 15 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
17 16 LEGO Lord of the Rings
14 17 Forza Horizon
16 18 Football Manager 2013
Re-entry 19 Dishonored
Re-entry 20 Grand Theft Auto IV
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