This Christmas, many will want a few of the hottest games out or soon to be out this holiday season. I have a feeling both kids and adults will be looking forward to seeing what Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or Nintendo Wii games they will find under the tree.
Our Top Game Picks:
The Beatles: Rock Band – Join John, Paul, George and Ringo on-stage at legendary shows, behind closed doors in the recording studio, and in dreamscapes that bring their psychedelic imagery to life. The acclaimed Rock Band elements of interactive play and full-band capacity are here, but with brand-new additions. This will be the first music game to offer harmonies, challenging you to recreate The Beatles’ vocal blend. There are custom-built models of the instruments that the helped to make iconic; audio straight from the masters; and graphics that take you on a magical tour through the key moments in Beatles history. Produced with the full cooperation of The Beatles and Apple Corps, the game is packed with fab extras. Master the songs to hear rare audio and view unseen photos from the archives
SingStar Queen, for the PS3 and PS2 consoles, features over 20 chart-topping tracks from the iconic pop rock band including, “We Are the Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Under Pressure,” “Your My Best Friend,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and many others. A new voice control menu feature has also been added to SingStar Queen PS3 which enables players to scroll through the song carousel, select the tracks they’d like to sing and puchase songs through the SingStore by simply speaking into the microphone.
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, available November 17 is the follow up title to one of best selling “M” rated Wii games ever – Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. It features classic moments from the Resident Evil franchise with cooperative 2-player gameplay so parents can enjoy some adult fun together (it is also a single-player game).
The Resident Evil series has been running for more than a decade, sold more than 40 million units as it’s become a part of the cultural lexicon and even spawned four movies. Whether it’s a chance to connect with an older child or just unwind battling some good old fashion zombies, at less than $50, it’s a great gift for a parent looking for entertainment this holiday season.
Marvel Super Hero Squad – Inspired by toy line and action-packed animated Marvel TV series of the same name, Marvel Super Hero Squad is an action/fighting game that allows players to fight through campaigns full of adventure, or wage an all-out battle in the streets of dynamic environments as you mix and match heroes and villains with their own unique powers and abilities. The game features multiple play modes, including four-player multiplayer and two-player coop, as well as a roster of 20 playable villains and heroes from the Marvel universe.
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ORDER OF WAR is a historically accurate, World War II real-time strategy game that takes the genre to new heights. Massive-scale battles and epic warfare are brought to life with cinematic intensity as players are challenged to take command of vast numbers of infantry, tank battalions, heavy artillery and aircraft. Planning multi-pronged strategic assaults, players will navigate their ways through missions based on key historic events and operations from 1944.
SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2 is an evolution of the legendary shooting game and a must-have for arcade fans everywhere, offering more strategic, immersive gameplay. Maintaining the simple premise that launched the popularity of SPACE INVADERS in 1978, this latest installment features pop-art visuals, an enhanced battle system, a challenging new time attack mode and an expanded gameplay progression. In addition to the ever-addictive single player modes, players can challenge their friends through multiplayer mode and compete on scoreboards with gamers around the world!
KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days – An immersive and action-packed real-time world featuring familiar FINAL FANTASY® and Disney characters, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the “other” hero from KINGDOM HEARTS II. Players follow Roxas through his days as a member of Organization XIII, searching for the meaning of his existence. By uncovering the events that took place during the year that Sora was asleep, an essential piece of the puzzle in the KINGDOM HEARTS Saga will be revealed.
Many of these game titles are available of different game platforms!