Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 Features for Xbox 360

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Tom Orry, Editor - ModNation Racers, PS3

ModNation Racers screenshot

I wasn't blown away by the actual racing part of ModNation Racers, but the rest of the package is shaping up to be quite excellent. The track design tool is by far the best I've ever played with, letting me, a man who struggles to draw a identifiable stickman, create a fairly nice little race track. It's so simple that I imagine almost anyone could do it, while the tools let you fine tune if you want something that doesn't resemble a race car driver's nightmare. Hopefully developer United Front Games will inject some more excitement into the actual karting before the game hits stores in May, making the thousands of inevitable user-created tracks hard to resist.

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Super Street Fighter IV, PS3, Xbox 360

Super Street Fighter IV screenshot

Fighting games have always been about competitive multiplayer. Story isn't the point (the less said about Street Fighter IV's animes the better). Campaign modes aren't the point (the less said about Tekken 6's Scenario Campaign the better). Indeed, traditionally, single-player has never been the point. But both Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV have an offline single-player game mode that bucks this trend: Challenge Trials. In Super, each character has 24 trials to compete. They act as a tutorial of sorts, teaching you target combos, link combos, and devastating ways to link Ultras. But there's an addictive quality to the trials, too. Some are fiendishly difficult, requiring android-like hand-eye co-ordination to complete. But you can't help but keep trying until you hear the glorious sound of "SUCCESS!" - and then you move on to the next one. 24 X 35 characters = bliss.

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer - Batman: Arkham Asylum, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

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My god, 3D is so hot right now! I have no idea why, it's not like the technology behind the effect has changed much over the years, but it is still this season's must-have video accessory. Batman: Arkham Asylum is one such game to get the treatment, and after playing through the initial five minute opening sequence, it was obvious that the effect of depth works incredibly well on your average HD TV. Obviously it does nothing in terms of altering how the game plays, but I did feel vastly more immersed in the experience. One gripe, however, keeps me from feeling 3D was necessary in this case; loss of colour detail. The glasses that you wear have one green and one pink lens, and it leaves a garish tinge on everything you see. Whether this gets more bearable over extended periods of time, I don't know, but for now I'll take my comic book characters in two dimensions and full colour thanks.

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dav2612

The Saboteur
Heavy Rain
Tomb Raider Underworld
Bionic Commando - although I can only tolerate this is small doses.
Posted 10:24 on 31 March 2010
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Fuzzynutz

Still god of war III on TITAN mode dude just done the big scorpion, And little big planet i can never get tired of this lol.
Posted 08:30 on 31 March 2010
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y2rich

God of War 3 although saving that to finish over the weekend
Bad Company 2
Just Cause 2
Tiger Woods 10
Posted 14:59 on 30 March 2010
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Clockpunk

Well, I cracked and bought all the DLC for Dragon Age - the story has grown on me so much since my first attempt to get into it. Hopefully Awakening shall arrive on Tue, giving me a day and a bit to do my second playthrough!

Oh, and Metro 2033 - I'm not normally a fan of plain old shooters, but this is just... wow. Gunfights are so realistic, and the attention to detail is amazing. Your gas mask having condensation form as the filter begins to run low is just... yeah.
Posted 23:00 on 28 March 2010
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FantasyMeister

Still playing FFXIII, 166 hours and counting, just clearing up the last couple of achievements (all weapons/accessories + 5* all missions).
Posted 19:43 on 28 March 2010
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SexyJams

I've just bought Little Big Planet,
if I get along well with that, I might buy Modnation Racers
Posted 16:54 on 28 March 2010
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A1J2P3

Perfect Dark
Toy Soldiers
Gears 1+2
Still waiting to get God of war but finances are low at the moment :(
Posted 16:11 on 28 March 2010
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Fuzzynutz

GOD OF WAR III. it rules.
Posted 15:48 on 28 March 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993

street fighter 4
call of duty 4 and 6
fifa 10
Posted 15:40 on 28 March 2010
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jakeistheman

fallout3
cod4(game still kicks MW2s a$$)
BF:BC2
Posted 13:54 on 28 March 2010
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Get2DaChoppa

Still playing FF13, just farming just now on Pulse.
Posted 13:10 on 28 March 2010
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Karlius

Been playing a little Perfect Dark.
While it's still half decent going back to games and making them play in the same way is annoying @ best. Games have evolved for a reason.
Posted 12:44 on 28 March 2010
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El-Dev

Forza 3
L4D2
Resistance Retribution
Posted 12:42 on 28 March 2010
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Bloodstorm

Wes, just be prepared for me to get SSF4, we may not have fought during SF4s hey-day but i want a match. I'm calling you out!

Anyway, i've been playing Chaos Rising, class 2 Greater heretic from playing a few matches, what pisses me off the most is the amount of quitters.
Posted 12:36 on 28 March 2010
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dazzadavie

Battlefield Bad Company 2
CoD:MW2
and Games Room
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Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 26/03/2010
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 211
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