|US PC Game Charts: April 2-8
Elder scrolls continues its reign over the top 10, followed by WOW, Sims 2, Star Wars: Empire at War. By Tor Thorsen , GameSpot
The month started on a Saturday this year, with a bevy of weekend Saturday April Foolishness . However, the following week it was back to business as usual--which, if you were a seller of PC games, would mean moving a lot of copies of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Yes, for the second week in a row, Bethesda's popular role-playing game dominated the PC charts. Once again, it outpaced longtime champ World of Warcraft, which remained in the number two slot. Right behind it were two other now-perennial members of the PC top 10: The Sims 2 (fourth) and The Sims 2: Open for Business (third).
Real-time strategy was also well represented on this week's PC charts. LucasArts' Star Wars: Empire at War stayed steady at number five, just ahead of Microsoft's resurgent Age of Empires III, which jumped from 10th to sixth place.
The week's other top RTS was Electronic Arts' Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle-earth II. It came in eighth, just ahead of another film-inspired EA title, The Godfather, and EA's original shooter Battlefield 2. Last but not least was 2K Games' Civilization 4 at number 10.
||The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Publisher: 2K Games | Platform: PC | Category: Role-Playing
||World of Warcraft Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment | Platform: PC | Category: Massively Multiplayer
||The Sims 2: Open for Business Publisher: EA Games | Platform: PC | Category: Virtual Life Games
||The Sims 2 Publisher: EA Games | Platform: PC | Category: Virtual Life Games
||Star Wars: Empire at War Publisher: LucasArts | Platform: PC | Category: Real-Time Strategy
||Age of Empires III Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios | Platform: PC | Category: Real-Time Strategy
||Battlefield 2 Publisher: EA Games | Platform: PC | Category: Tactical Shooters
||The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II Publisher: EA Games | Platform: PC | Category: Real-Time Strategy
||The Godfather Publisher: Electronic Arts | Platform: PC | Category: Action Adventure
||Civilization 4 Publisher: 2K Games | Platform: PC | Category: Turn-Based Strategy
Apr 18, 2006