Don’t ignore L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire is the type of game that’ll make your console feel all shiny and new, spouting some of the most realistic facial animation seen this generation. It’s a very ambitious game but unlike most that overload on features this one comes close to perfection with only a few repetitive tasks to drag it down. With a 20 hour length you won’t be finishing it too quickly either. If you’re not old enough to buy L.A. Noire then worry not – PlayMobil Agents is out on DS this week. Titter.

Dead or Alive: Dimensions is the first big and bouncy 3DS release since launch. That’s providing we don’t count Steel Diver, which was a bit of a damp squib. If it doesn’t make the top 40 next week then I’ll be very surprised.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie, again on DS, is the only other new game of note. That’s unless you count Garbage Truck Simulator on PC, which is only worth noting for the fact that somebody thinks gamers want to go around picking up other people’s virtual trash. There’s a chance that Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie could become uber rare and collectable much like 2009’s Dragon Quest V, so if you’re curious it’s probably best to make a purchase sooner rather than later.

The rest of this week’s releases are merely the first batch of Nintendo’s new Nintendo Selects budget range. Specifically, Wii Sports, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers Charged Football and Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City. Play seems to be the cheapest for these, charging £14.99 a pop. Amazon on the other hand wants a ridiculous £24.75 each.

Next week: Dirt 3, Gladiator Begins, Exerbeat Gym Class Workout and Spongebob SquigglePants on 3DS.