Two good games burst into the UK chart this week, For Honor top, Sniper Elite 4 second.

There aren't any boasts about record sales performances beyond For Honor being Ubisoft's first number-one since Tom Clancy's The Division roughly a year ago - Watch Dogs 2, which launched in the madness of November, missed out.

For Honor is also the biggest new IP to launch since No Man's Sky last summer - but were there many others? I can only think of The Last Guardian as a possible contender.

Nevertheless, the news bodes well for both games, particularly as For Honor presumably has months, maybe years, of support ahead of it as a multiplayer game. Look what Ubisoft has done with Rainbow Six Siege as an example.

Worth also remembering that Sniper Elite 4 is self-published by developer Rebellion, which doesn't have the marketing muscle of Ubisoft.

"For Honor is a terrific, brutal mix of Ubisoft-brand third-person game design and proven fighting game principles," wrote Edwin in his For Honor review, which awarded a Recommended badge. Wes also tackled For Honor from a fighting game perspective, he coming from a community the game has particularly impressed. We compare all three For Honor platforms in our Face-Off article, too.

Sniper Elite 4 was awarded a Recommended badge in our review as well. "Schlocky, supple and slicker than what's gone before, Sniper Elite 4 is a riotously entertaining WW2 stealth adventure," wrote Martin underneath a picture of a Nazi being literally face-palmed.

There's little else of note in the UK chart this week. The top 10 is as follows:

  1. For Honor
  2. Sniper Elite 4
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5
  4. FIFA 17
  5. Battlefield 1
  6. Resident Evil 7
  7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  8. Rocket League
  9. Forza Horizon 3
  10. Watch Dogs 2

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