Out this week

Jan 29, 2008

Conflict: Denied Ops (PC)
The PC version is by far the best of the three from the recent hands-on we had with the game. A co-op shooter that allows you to switch between characters at the push of a button, this works well online or off. It's a tad generic, but there are some nice moments in here. Worth a look for shooter fans.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (DS)
After a somewhat anticlimactic showing on Xbox 360 and PS3, PES returns for a second kick at the goal on Nintendo's handheld beauty. We haven't seen much of the DS version, but after last year's solid effort, the only thing that really needs attention is the goalkeeper AI. Assuming that's all sorted and you can use the touch screen for tactical changes on the fly, this should be ace.

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom (Xbox 360)
Oh dear. Well, we can recommend this if you're having trouble sleeping - after just fifteen minutes of challengeless hack and slashery, you'll feel your eyelids getting heavier. Dull, boring and uninteresting, all the adjectives mean the same thing. Avoid.

Also out this week
NFL Tour (Xbox 360)
The Sims: Castaway Stories (PC)

Coming soon (Feb 8)
An Arctic Tale (DS, Wii)
And Then there Were None (Wii)
Art of Fighting Anthology (PS2)
Cars: Mater-national (Wii)
Democracy (PC)
Dark Messiah of Might %26amp; Magic Elements (Xbox 360)
Devil May Cry 4 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Final Fantasy I (PSP)
Final Fantasy II (PSP)
Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends (DS)
Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs (DS)
Mario %26amp; Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)
Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (PSP)
NBA 08 (PS3)
NFL Tour (PS3)
Nitrobike (Wii)
PDC World Championship Darts 2008 (Wii)
Pic Pic (DS)
Professor Kageyama's Maths Training (DS)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (PS2, Wii)
Sea Monsters (Wii)
Showtime Championship Boxing (Wii)
Speedball 2 (PC)
Spongebob: Atlantis Squarepantis (PS2, DS, Wii)
Star Trek Conquest (Wii)
Tangram Mania (DS)
Turok (Xbox 360)
The Club (PS3, Xbox 360)

Above: Conflict: Denied Opsis super-smooth when played on a decent PC