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This Week’s Games

Is it Christmas already? With the amount of new games out today you’d think so – there are 12 new Wii games alone. The big multi-format ones though are Overlord 2, Fight Night Round 4, Transformers 2 and Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The Wii gets Another Code: R and the budget-priced Resident Evil Archives.

Reviews of Transformers 2 haven’t been too bad. At least the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, which have online play, haven’t been. Apparently the Wii and PlayStation 2 versions can be finished in around four hours. That’s the same length of the film, isn’t it?

Codemaster’s Overlord 2 should be worth a look – the first was very underrated. Wii and DS owners also get to order evil minions around with Overlord Dark Legend and Overlord Minions. NGamer Magazine liked it on Wii but didn’t think much of the DS romp.

If you’re an Xbox 360 RPG fan and have finished Star Ocean already then you might like Tales of Vesperia. Superstar V8 Racing is also out – Blackbean’s racing games have always been good in the past. I’m going to give Octomania on Wii a mention too – it’s a cheapy puzzle game from Midas Interactive. Now there’s a name you can associate with quality.

Next week: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Ready, Steady, Cook: The Game, Rygar: The Battle of Argus and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010

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