The Last of Us is the UK's No.1 for a third week running, holding off the retail release of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.

Sales of Naughty Dog's survival adventure dropped by 35 per cent week-on-week, but the reduction wasn't enough for Minecraft to pip it to the top spot, which debuts at No. 2 in the UK All-Formats Chart.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf falls a spot to No.3, as does FIFA 13 falling to No.4.

Other new entries this week include The Sims 3's latest expansion pack The Sims 3: Island Paradise, which debuts at No.5, and Deadpool entering at No.6. PC RTS Company of Heroes 2 just manages a top 10 appearance, entering at No. 10.

Deep Silver's biker brawler Ride To Hell: Retribution fails to make the Top 40 whatsoever, as does the console release of Painkiller: Hell & Retribution.

But there's still a market out there for bad games, it seems. This week's biggest climber is Aliens: Colonial Marines, re-entering the chart at No.19 following some retailer discounting.

The biggest faller, however, is MotoGP 13, falling a huge twenty-two places to No.37. Recent No.1 GRID 2 continues to fall, too, slipping another seven spots to No.17.

UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 26, 2013

1. The Last of Us

2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf

4. FIFA 13

5. The Sims 3: Island Paradise

6. Deadpool

7. Tomb Raider

8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

9. Assassin's Creed 3

10. Company of Heroes 2

11. Injustice: Gods Among Us

12. Far Cry 3

13. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

14. Need For Speed: Most Wanted

15. Luigi's Mansion 2

16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition

17. GRID 2

18. Dead Island: Riptide

19. Aliens: Colonial Marines

20. Grand Theft Auto 4

Provided Minecraft doesn't up its game for its second week, The Last of Us will likely go on to make it a fourth week at the top next Monday. With only Dark and Project X Zone hitting stores this week, there's little left on the horizon to challenge Naughty Dog's hit.