The Mass Effect

This Week’s Games

2010 could well be the year of the greatly improved sequel – Army of Two: The 40th Day was better than the first game and Mass Effect 2 – out today on Xbox 360 and PC – has been getting a run of 10/10s. Bioshock 2 is out on 8th February too and previews suggest that it’s even better than the original.

This week isn’t just about superior sequels though – MAG (Massive Action Game) on PlayStation 3 is the first ever console title to let 256 players shoot each other at once. There hasn’t been many reviews yet, but those that have been lucky enough – just two websites so far, according to GameRankings – have given it good reviews.

The same goes for the Wii-exclusive Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars which currently has an impressive average review score of 85%. Dead Rising’s Frank West is in it, so you should probably buy it.

Next week: Mx vs ATV Reflex, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Endless Ocean 2, Dante’s Inferno and the apparently utterly rubbish Astro Boy.