Mass Effect 2 Features for Xbox 360

On: Xbox 360PS3PC

Welcome to Heads-up, our weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Tuesday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order for Friday's post. Time to splash the cash.

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Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360 and PC

Could we have 2010's Game of the Year in January? Quite possibly. Mass Effect 2 is a masterpiece, and famed developer BioWare's best game. The dark second chapter is mentioned in the same breath as Star Wars fan favourite The Empire Strikes Back, but really it's more like JJ Abrams' superb Star Trek (it's the lens flare, you see). Sophisticated, stunning and sexy, Mass Effect 2 is as good as shooter/RPG hybrids get. To recommend it is the understatement of the year.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom Ultimate All Stars - Wii

It's not quite Street Fighter 4 on Wii, but it's almost as good. For many, the word Tatsunoko makes as much sense as a Japanese assault course, but for those in the know, for those who count Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan and Joe the Condor as some of the greatest characters of all time, Tatsunoko vs Capcom Ultimate All Stars is even more exciting a release than Capcom's masterpiece.

Worth a look

MAG - PS3

MAG's like Marmite - some will love its 256-player online shooting, while others will despise it. Why? Well, it's hardcore. You die a lot. And you spend a lot of time waiting to spawn after dying. But, on the other hand, when MAG's good, it's great, and makes you feel like you're making a real difference, despite being one in 256. Ambitious, certainly flawed, but often fun.

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GeNeCyDe1993's Avatar

GeNeCyDe1993

Some decent games, shame im skint :p cant wait for my birthday!
Posted 21:29 on 26 January 2010
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Wido

3 decent games too look forward to. Nice week of games to finish the first month of Jan off.
Posted 20:20 on 26 January 2010
RecoN's Avatar

RecoN

Too bloody right man!
Posted 19:48 on 26 January 2010
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FantasyMeister

Can't believe they missed out Forklift Truck Simulator for PC. Replete with 3 vehicles, 6 missions and even a driving license training mode, it's the industrial Gran Turismo for 2010.

Taking into account First Class Simulations track record of hits like "Great Western - London to Swindon" and their critically acclaimed "Farringdon Extension Add-On" for Microsoft Train Simulator, if anything's 'One To Watch' this should be it.
Posted 19:31 on 26 January 2010
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MJTH@ renegade

Be quiet man TvC, a WII game, really deserves to be Recomended this week.

EDIT: Damn you VG when is your review coming out for TvC!!
Posted 19:01 on 26 January 2010
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renegade

Worth a look MAG....

Recommended MAG you mean, worth a look is for Wii and DS games remember
Posted 12:58 on 26 January 2010

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 29/01/2010
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 248 2
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