Despite England’s failure to finish of the Aussies in the Third Test, the nation’s current cricket obsession has been enough to see Codemasters’ Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 move back to the top spot in the UK All-Formats charts.
Activision’s Madagascar falls to number two as a result, with the publisher’s other movie licence, Fantastic 4, just below the sparring chart toppers in third place. Meanwhile,Take 2’s movie tie-in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory slips from second to fourth.
EA’s Cricket 2005 also makes the most of Ashes fever by climbing from seventh to fifth, whilst Eidos’ Lego Star Wars shows its true mastery of the force by climbing from eighth to sixth..
EA war-shooter Medal of Honor: European Assault slips one place to seventh whilst THQ’s Juiced claws back one place, rising to number eight. Destroy All Humans, also by THQ, experiences its biggest slip yet but still holds tight in ninth spot.
For the second week running, Rockstar’s thug-bashing romp Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas holds at number 10.