High profile releases complimented with strong graphics and a recent console price drop makes the PlayStation 3 calendar very appealing this holiday season.
The post-apocalyptic action RPG Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition includes post-release content including The Pitt, Broken Steel, Operation: Anchorage, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta. In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Drake returns to recover an artifact left by Marco Polo. Expanded online multiplayer modes offer competitive and cooperative play options. In Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (Nov. 10), the military experience gets even deeper with the new cooperative SpecOps mode and with hardened and prestige editions also available.
Demon’s Souls, also available in a deluxe edition with artbook and soundtrack CD, has RPG action with demanding challenges and unique concentration scenarios. Assassin’s Creed II (Nov. 17, also in master assassin’s edition) has open-ended action with all-new weapons and instruments created by Leonardo da Vinci. The God of War: Collection (Nov. 17) features the first two installments with trophy support and improved graphics.
Intense action games include Dragon Age: Origins (Nov. 17), Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Heroes Over Europe, Killzone 2, Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (Nov. 10) and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, the last two of which both have collector’s editions available. Borderlands mixes role playing, first person shooter elements, and a large weapon cache. The new Tekken installment, Tekken 6 (Oct. 27), has online play and a new scenario campaign mode.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey has amazing World War II battles with difficulty levels which match player experience while The Saboteur (Dec. 8) has wide open movements and action in WWII environments. Way of the Samurai 3 lets players choose a path of good or evil while Damnation flings high flying aerial action scenarios and special vision options. The assassin themed Wet features unique third-person-shooter control schemes amid stylistic urban settings.
FIFA Soccer 10 features an amazing 360 degree dribbling system and expanded controls while the essential Madden NFL 10 features an online franchise. NHL 10 expands with a Battle for the Cup Mode while basketball hoop dreams are fulfilled with NBA Live 10 and NBA 2K10. Other sport games include WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Nov. 3) and Tony Hawk Ride (Nov. 17), packaged with a unique skateboard controller. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010 has terrain challenges, special mini-games, and a full reward system.