Zelda, Assassin's Creed, Halo - The week in games
15th Nov 2011 | 10:24
There's an unfathomed ammount of killer releases this week, all vying for your hard earned coins and attention. So which of these stunners, if any, will you be purchasing?
Jurassic Park: The Game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac
The latest Telltale adventure is out later this week and is based on Spielberg's classic dino flick. With an original plot set concurrently and after the original Jurassic Park, the game is set to tie up some loose ends left by the movies. The gameplay is said to resemble Heavy Rain, and will feature choices and quick-time sequences that affect events in the game.
For more on the game, check out CVG's coverage here.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3 (PC coming December)
Take control of not just a wiser and deadlier Ezio, but legendary assassin Altair, hero of the first game. Featuring new weapons such as the hookblade and the new bomb-crafting system, Ezio will have many new instruments of death of to play with this time round, and along with the enhanced free-running and heightened Eagle Sense, many new ways to overcome his enemies.
Hit the link for more on Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Platforms: Xbox 360
Go back to where it all began with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and relive the classic FPS with new high-definition visuals and enhanced multiplayer. The game now features online multiplayer and co-op, and seven of the best multiplayer maps from previous games completely remade. You can also switch between the new and old visuals at the touch of a button, so you can stand in awe at some of the vistas then switch to the old graphics and laugh at people's pointy heads.
Check out CVG's Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary review.
Saint's Row: The Third
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Gamers will be able to run riot and club pedestrians with giant, floppy sex toys when Volition's insane-looking, open-world game drops later this week. Featuring huge explosions, creative and varied missions and more nut shots than you shake a stick at, Saint's Row: The Third looks to deliver the sandbox anarchy in spades.
See what we thought of the game in our Saints Row: The Third review.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Skyward Sword is the 16th entry in the legendary series and serves as a prequel to Ocarina of Time. The game features new combat mechanics, which requires the use of Wii MotionPlus for one-to-one control of Link's sword. Having already received fantastic review scores such as 9/10 from GamesRadar, 98% from Official Nintendo Magazine and 10/10 from Edge, Skyward Sword looks to be one of the best in the series yet.
Read CVG's Zelda: Skyward Sword review.
Need for Speed: The Run
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS
In Need for Speed: The Run, gamers will travel from San Francisco to New York in a nice relaxing road trip. Only joking - you'll have to get there before 100-odd other blokes in super cars do first, otherwise Christina Hendricks won't sleep with you. Running on the Frostbite 2 engine, the game delivers impressive visuals and fancy physics, and a meatier storyline than you'd usually expect from NFS.
Hit the link for more coverage on Need for Speed: The Run.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
These two universes come together once again for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. The core mechanics remain but the game has received some balancing changes, with some characters getting new moves and animation tweaks. Featuring 12 new characters, 8 new stages and enhanced gameplay and all for a budget price, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 looks like a great expansion for existing fans and fantastic entry point for new comers to the series.
For more on the game, check out CVG's Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 coverage.