This Week’s Games

It may be cold outside but there’s plenty of hot releases out this week, as that chap who does the voiceovers for in-store adverts might say. I was expecting to recommend Bioware’s Dragon Age: Origins but after reading Eurogamer’s 6/10 review I’m not so sure. GamesRadar liked it a whole lot more though, giving it a 9/10.

One week on from DJ Hero, we now have Band Hero. It’s essentially Guitar Hero with pop bands and aimed at the teenage crowd. Hasbro Family Game Night Volume 2 sounds like a more compelling package than the first one, this time featuring Operation, Jenga, Pictureka, Bop It and Connect 4×4. Bop It should work rather nicely on the Wii remote. Also on Wii this week: Rabbids Go Home, which NGamer Magazine rather liked. It’s a little bit like the Katamari games, only with the Rabbids rallying around with a shopping trolley to find stuff to add to their junk pile so that they can reach the moon.

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time on PlayStation 3 is more of the same, while SingStar: Take That speaks for itself. A Boy and His Blob on Wii is a retro update from the guys behind the decent Contra 4 on the DS and has been getting good reviews.

After an unpleasant wait Ghostbusters: The Videogame is now out on the non-Sony formats. We reviewed the Xbox 360 version on import way back in July. In short: it’s true to the source material and very funny but a bit short and linear. The Wii version is more cartoon like and didn’t get quite as good reviews; the DS version is mediocre.

If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 online then you might find plopping through your letter box tomorrow – TheHut have started sending out their copies already and I doubt they’re the only ones to do so. If not, you’ll just have to wait until Tuesday 10th November – the official release date.

Next week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Cooking Mama 3, Invizimals, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage, Dragon Ball Z – Raging Blast, Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of The New World and Countdown: The Game. Yes, really.

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