It only takes a Split/Second to fall in love

This Week’s Games

There’s a fair bit to tempt money out of your wallet this week. Split/Second: Velocity, Red Dead Redemption and Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands are expected to sell well plus the TV-advertised ModNation Racers could potentially be a surprise hit. Nintendo have finally got round to releasing Daigasso! Band Brothers DX in Europe this week too, under the new name of Jam with The Band. It has only taken them two sodding years.

I’ve been giving the demo of Split/Second: Velocity a good pacing. It’s both polished and fun – the tracks are rigged with explosives and the like that can be triggered to take out rivals. One the airport stage you can summon an airplane to fall onto the track! It’s worth noting though that Blur is out next week and looks very similar. If you’re rich then you could just buy both I suppose.

Red Dead Redemption. It’s basically GTA IV in the Wild West, isn’t it? Reviews have been very positive. And to think Capcom turned down the chance to publish the original. Word has it that Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is a bit of a rush job to tie-in with the upcoming movie, missing that certain spark that made Sands of Time such a bloody good game. It’s out on just about everything – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS and PSP.

As always there’s a slew of shovel ware for the DS – Dancing on Ice, Famous and Restaurant Tycoon. Budget priced Xbox 360 shooter MorphX (once known as The Swarm) might be out too – some release lists say this week, others say next month.

Next week: Alpha Protocol, Blur, UFC Undisputed 2010, Sniper, Clash Of The Titans, No More Heroes 2, Samurai Warriors 3, Armin van Buuren – In The Mix, Backbreaker and Pure Football.

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