The Caribbean island management game takes fifth place in NPD Intelect's latest list of best-selling games.
While the top four slots on NPD Intelect's latest list of best-selling games remained almost the same as the week before, fifth place went to GodGames' newly released Tropico, a strategy game in which players assume the role of a dictator of a small island nation. As the leader of the country, players must manage all aspects of the nation's economic development, political relations, and social welfare. The ultimate goal is to help the nation grow into a thriving tourist destination. To learn more about the game, read our full review .
Like last week, the top spots on this week's list are dominated by games from Electronic Arts--particularly by Maxis' virtual-life game The Sims and its two expansion packs. The Sims: House Party expansion took first place, followed by the full game, The Sims, which knocked Black & White, Lionhead's innovative god game, from second place into third. Fourth place went to The Sims: Livin' Large expansion. Sierra's team-based shooter Tribes 2 slipped from fifth to sixth this week, followed by Infogrames' unsinkable theme-park management game, Roller Coaster Tycoon.
The list below ranks games according to sales. To see a list of games according to GameSpot review score, visit our
Top-selling PC games for the week of April 22-28, 2001:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $25
2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $37
3 / Black & White / Electronic Arts / $40
4 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $24
5 / Tropico / GodGames / $41
6 / Tribes 2 / Vivendi Universal / $44
7 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Infogrames Entertainment / $27
8 / Age of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $44
9 / Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $37
10 / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Vivendi Universal / $30
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