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This Week’s Games

The biggest game out this week has been available for a good three days now already – stunning sea-quel Bioshock 2 was released worldwide on Tuesday. Reviews have been glowing – a 10 from GamesRadar, an 8 from Eurogamer and a 9 from 360 Gamer magazine. If you didn’t like the first one though, then you won’t like this.

There’s defiantly a Japanese twist to this week’s releases – no less than five originate from the land of sushi. Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll on Wii uses the balance board, so it’s probably worth getting if you want to loose a few pounds. Phantasy Star Zero on DS features a WiFi mode; if you’re a fan of the Dreamcast version then you’ve almost certainly pre-ordered this already. Also on DS: Animal Kororo and Bleach: The 3rd Phantom. Then there’s Square-Enix RPG Star Ocean: The Last Hope International on PlayStation 3, which should keep you busy until Final Fantasy XIII is released next month.

So, what can western publishers offer us to entice money out of our wallets? Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, Sled Shred: Featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team and Disney’s Jonas. Ah well, at least we have Bioshock 2.

Next week: Alien vs Predator, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3, Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth Investigates, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, Think: Train Your Brain, Dragonology, Half Minute Hero and the apparently rubbish Guitar Hero: Van Halen.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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