Spies Like Us

This Week’s Games

You can count the amount of spy related games out today on no less than three fingers. There’s the better than expected MySims Agents on Wii and DS, Capcom’s mediocre Spyborgs on Wii and the smashing Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box on DS. Well, Professor Layton is probably more of a detective than a spy, but that’s close enough. And Spyborgs might not actually feature any spies at all – it’s a scrolling beat’em up. MySims definitely features spies though. Probably.

Another game out on Wii today is Dead Space Extraction. Eurogamer liked it lots, awarding it an 8. It’s an on rails shooter if you wasn’t aware. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 might be worth a look too. The first one was pretty good, kind of like a 3D version of Gauntlet with Spiderman and that.

I’ve been getting into King of Fighters XII on Xbox 360 (also out on PlayStation 3 this week). As odd as it may sound, it’s just like playing Street Fighter IV in 2D. It also seems a little strange that 505 Games have decided to release Guilty Gear II: Overture on the same day, although that has been knocking around on the release lists for a while.

Aaaand finally, there’s a little game known as Halo 3: ODST out now too. If you’re a Halo fanatic then you’ve no doubt got your copy already as it was released on Tuesday. The new campaign only lasts six hours or so, but it’s less than full price and you do get all the Halo 3 multiplayer maps and a beta key to Halo: Reach so you can’t complain too much.

Next week: FIFA 10, Ninja Gaiden: Sigma 2, Risen, Space Invaders Extreme 2, StokEd, Up, Combat of Giants: Dragons, Beaterator, Gran Turismo and the shiny new Sony PSP Go!

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