Courageous archaeologist Lara Croft returns in "Tomb Raider," a hit with PC gamers on the Steam and GameStop Impulse charts, while a selection of pre-order bonuses for "BioShock Infinite" sees advanced purchases heat up.
The new "Tomb Raider" is less catacomb pillaging and more survival story.
"Tomb Raider" released last week to a generally enthusiastic reception. Reviews confirmed its competence as an action game, though some found the depiction of female lead Lara to be troublesome in places -- something of a series hallmark now, for better or for worse.
Another action game, "BioShock Infinite," places players aboard a floating city divided by rival factions; pre-order incentives range from copies of the original "BioShock" and, potentially, "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" (Steam) to a choice of five titles including "BioShock 2" and "Civilization V" (Green Man Gaming) or store discounts worth $17.99 (GamersGate).
1. Tomb Raider
2. BioShock Infinite
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Revolution
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
*Steam chart based on revenue, not units.
GameStop Impulse US (impulsedriven.com)
1. SimCity Limited Edition
2. Crysis 3
3. Tomb Raider
4. Guild Wars 2
5. SimCity 4 Deluxe
GamersGate US (gamersgate.com)
1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition
2. BioShock Infinite
3. Two Worlds II: Game of the Year Edition
4. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
5. SimCity Limited Edition
1. System Shock 2
2. The Incredible Machine Mega Pack
3. Deponia 2: Chaos on Deponia
Desura's Most Popular (desura.com)
1. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
2. Mount & Blade: Warband
4. Project Zomboid
5. ERIE - free game
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