In Overlord II, medieval action continues with comic dialogue and four multiplayer modes including equal parts cooperative and competitive sets. Other action games include Jurassic: The Hunted (Nov. 3), Way of the Samurai 3, Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (Nov. 10), the sequel Painkiller Resurrection, Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection (Nov. 10), and the RPG shooter Borderlands, which also features vehicle combat and a huge weapons cache.
FIFA Soccer 10 has full circle 360 degree control systems and improved AI, especially goalkeepers and teammates. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Nov. 3) enhances online and AI game elements. Madden NFL 10 features an online franchise mode while NBA Live 10 and NBA 2K 10 (also anniversary edition) keep the hoop dreams alive.
Hockey fans can enjoy NHL 10, which features new modes like Battle for the Cup, first person fighting, and an extensive general manager mode including scouting, trading, and hiring.
The snowboarding game series Stoked releases a Big Air Edition on November 24 with new challenges and two fresh mountains to conquer. Tony Hawk Ride (Nov. 17) includes a special skateboard controller and challenges for all ages. Wrestling fans can create-a-superstar or select from 60 famous names in WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010.
In Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010, outdoor marksmanship and setting challenges yield “Super Hunter” status. Bass Pro Shops: The Strike puts fishing in player hands with a special rod and reel controller.
Need for Speed Shift helps Electronic Arts helps the popular games series zoom past the 100 million mark. Forza Motorsport 3 (Oct. 27, also in limited collector’s edition) features a new single player mode where players race through a calendar schedule.
Cars Race O’ Ramia, Madagascar Kartz (Oct. 27), and Indianapolis 500 Revolution keeps kids in the pole position. The multi-console release DiRT 2 has a world tour and online play.
Game adaptations from popular movies include Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Planet 51 (Nov. 17), Where Wild Things Are, and Saw: The Video Game where one's conscience comes into play. James Cameron’s Avatar The Game (Nov. 24) packs action adventure on the alien planet Pandora as players create their own character then build skills.
CSI: Deadly Intent puts players on the crime scene case while Bakugan: Battle Brawlers includes more than 200 characters. The Ben 10 Alien Force game series continues with Vilgax Attacks on October 27 while SpongeBob’s Truth or Square (Oct. 26) lets players relive moments from the television series while Plankton helps out in the two player option.