Tagged "Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker"

Jun 21
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

It’s Monday, which can only mean one thing – a round up of the top 40 UK charts. Red Dead Redemption is #1 for the 5th week running, Super Mario Galaxy 2 holds onto #2 with 2010 FIFA World Cup still at #3.

Codemaster’s International Cricket 2010 is the highest new entry at #12, beating Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker which strolls into the chart at #18.

Spreadsheet sim Football Manager 2010 is the biggest riser for the week, going all the way from #31 to #16. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has also had a good week, going from #20 to #11. And after being reduced by retailers, Ubisoft’s Pure Football has made a re-appearance at #28.

I wasn’t sure if Darkstar One: Broken Alliance was out yet on Xbox 360, but it’s appearance in the Xbox 360 chart at #22 confirms it. Apparently it’s not bad at all.

Jun 17
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games 1 Comment

This Week’s Games

Last week we had the majestic Super Mario Galaxy 2; this week we’re being “treated” to the multi-format platformer Shrek: Forever After. Sigh. The film looks bloomin’ awful and completely pointless, and I’m sure the game will be no better. It’s out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PC. There’s no PlayStation 2 version, although it does seem that the Despicable Me movie tie-in is going to be released Sony’s aging console in a few months time. That’s by D3 though, and not Activision.

We digress, sorry – Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is a pretty much essential purchase for software-staved PSP owners. Famitsu gave it 40/40 but since then most reviews have been around the 8/10 mark. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge on DS could also do very well – the first was more popular than crisps and chocolate combined.

As well as Shrek, there are another four Wii titles out this week – Big Beach Sports 2, Free Running – which was first released on PlayStation 2 years ago – fashion design sim Project Runway and U-Sing: Girl’s Night. Even given its age, I’d say that Free Running is the only one of these worth a look. Unless you’re a 10 year old girl. Or Gok Wan.

Next week: Singularity, Transformers: War For Cybertron, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Naughty Bear, Demon’s Souls, Sherlock Holmes: The Secret of Osbourne House, Galaxy Racer, Metal Slug XX and Sonny With A Chance.

Apr 21
By Matt Gander In Blog 3 Comments

Konami’s Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP has nabbed a perfect 40/40 score from Famitsu. People usually sit up and pay attention when this happens – Famitsu is the most influential game publication in Japan, so whatever they rate highly sells in vast numbers.

However, there is an element of controversy about the perfect score. Not only does Peace Walker feature adverts for Famitsu but Hirokazu Hamamura, the former Famitsu editor-in-chief, appears in the advert campaign for it.

It’s now the 14th game to get 40/40. Other titles to do so include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Soul Calibur, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy XII, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Monster Hunter Tri and Bayonetta.

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