The new releases are thinning out as we crawl toward the start of the new video game quarter, so consider this a perfect time to catch up on some older games that you may have missed. Even though things are slowing down, it doesn’t mean there aren’t a few spots of light on the horizon. There are three games of note this week:
The Saboteur is the big release. The swan song for the now-defunct Pandemic studios, the game is set in and around Nazi-occupied Paris and offers two-fisted action and open world exploration.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for Ninetendo Wii is also in stores this week. Something about using a Wii mote as a flashlight in this survival horror game strikes me as a fresh take on what is normally a stale series. I’ll definitely be taking a look.
Finally, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks arrived on Sunday for the Nintendo DS. The game takes the same classic NES-style Zelda dungeon exploration that you grew up with as a kid and mixes with innovative touch screen controls.
There are 16 games in all this week. Although it may seem light on content, with the aforementioned titles, it definitely won’t be light on fun. And if you’re in the mood to give the gift of game this year, remember to check out our Xbox Holiday Guide <here>.
Monday (Dec. 7)
Rec Room Games (Wii)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
Tuesday (Dec. 8 )
DiRT 2 (PC)
East India Company: Battle of Trafalgar (PC)
James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game (PSP)
Playmobil 2 Pack (PC)
Puzzler World (DS)
Salon Superstar (DS)
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God (PC, Wii)
The Saboteur (PC, PS3, 360)
Your Shape (PC)
Thursday (Dec. 10)
PixelJunk Shooter (PS3)
UDF: 3D Tactics IP
Saturday (Dec. 12)
Hello Kitty Online (PC)