By Luke Reilly, games editor, IGN Australia
Team-based zombie shooter World War Z came out of virtually nowhere to feast on top spot of the Australian games charts last week.
Similar in a host of ways to the fondly-remembered and hugely-popular Left 4 Dead games, World War Z is a basic but confident zombie blaster where players work together in squads of four to survive. Loosely connected to the world of the 2013 sci fi thriller of the same name, World War Z may appear to be several years late to the party – but developer Saber Interactive has taken a decent stab at bringing the World War Z movie’s relentless, swarming piles of the undead to life in its game. That effort, combined with a slow week of new releases, appears to have paid off on the sales charts.
2017’s Star Wars Battlefront II’s surprising cameo at the top of the charts the week before last is well and truly over; it’s gone from the all-formats top 10. Also gone is recent critical and fan favourite Sekiro, with momentum perhaps slowing around the acclaimed but divisively difficult hit.
Expect a shake up next week following the recent release of both Mortal Kombat 11 and new PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone. Reception for the latter has been mixed but, with the sheer amount of PS4s in homes, it’s unlikely that Days Gone won’t at least make an appearance in the top 10.