UK Chart: Aliens: Colonial Marines ‘Surprisingly’ is now the biggest launch of 2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines is now the biggest UK launch of 2013 despite reviewers pummeling the game into the ground. The game pushed aside Dead Space 3 to become the number-one game of the UK Charts of the week ending on February 16.

I’m in awe and have no idea whether to call this an amazing or bizarre feat. Boasting clunky controls, terrible AI, fair share of bugs, and an average story on rails, Aliens: Colonial Marines was bombed from every side during it’s pre-release reviews. A former Gearbox employee also was reported to call the development process a “total train wreck”.

Here is the top 20 list for the week ending February 16:

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