The blockbuster game released this week Battlefield Bad Company 2 is hitting the retail shelves this week, available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The eagerly awaited FPS sequel is set in WWII across various locations on the west coast of America. The locations are also varied, from the snowy mountains in Alaska to the jungles of South America. The developers have also updated the destructible enviroments from the previous game, now allowing you to blow up whole buildings.
Two PC titles of interest, Supreme Commander 2 and Silent Hunter 5 are also out this week. Supreme Commander 2 is a real time strategy being released by Square Enix. Silent Hunter 5 allows you to take control of a German U-Boat during the period 1939 – 1943. It reminds me of a Das Boot game.
Way of the Samurai 3 is a Japanese action adventure game finally making its way over here after being released in November 2008 in Japan. However, with only mediocre scores coming in from reviews, the wait didn’t seem to to the game any favours.
An interesting game out for the DS this week, Defendin De Penguin. It seems like a “my first tower defence game” aimed at children. Again, mediocre scores doesn’t help (IGN: 56, GamePro: 60).
As with many big films, a game tie-in also has to make an appearance. This is the case with Alice in Wonderland. It seems like a typical childrens game and includes many ways of playing the game including manipulating time, making objects invisible and altering perception.
Take a look at the video below to see these games in action.
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Formats: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Supreme Commander 2
Silent Hunter 5
Way of the Samurai 3
Formats: Xbox 360, PS3
Defendin De Penguin
Alice In Wonderland
Formats: Wii, PC, DS
Release dates sourced from MCV and are accurate at time of writing