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2010 Summer Video Games: Catch Up on What You Might Have Missed

This summer had games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Mass Effect 2: Overlord downloadable add-on to keep gamers in a fun universe this summer. Here are some quality games you might have missed this summer.

America’s Test Kitchen Let’s Get Cooking

This user-friendly Nintendo DS/DSi exclusive cooking game further blurs the line between game and electronic companion, while providing helpful, informative and entertaining ways to strengthen your culinary skills. Nintendo give players 300 recipes, customized recipe options generated from an ingredient list, and even recipe task assignments so everyone can get involved.


Neko Entertainment packs an incredible amount of stylish content and fun into an all-ages, dinosaur age-themed format. This Nintendo DSiWare exclusive game (800 points) incorporates hysical properties involving land, air, fire, water and even explosions factor into the controls and physics as players must return the lovable eggs to their nest.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Experience hand held heaven with an easy battle system, multiplayer options, and several side missions in Nintendo’s role-playing adventure.

Joe Danger

This PlayStation Network game from newcomer Hello Games contains amazing stunts as players lead Joe on his motorbike through an outstanding side scrolling adventure.


PlayDead brings this clever puzzle platform adventure exclusively to the Xbox 360 Live with striking monochromatic shades and smooth graphics.

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

Guybrush Threepwood, Governor Elaine Marley and antagonist ghost pirate LeChuck are back with treasure hunting adventures, challenging puzzles, and, as always, clever humor. On the Mac and PC with a special edition on mobile phone, iPad, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Ubisoft’s multi-console game features special sand powers, great physics based movements, big bosses and two player co-operative options as the successful series continues.

Puzzle Quest 2

Role playing and puzzle play unite as player associate level up skills with gem colors in this D3 Publisher game. This adventure game series continues on mobile phone, PC, Xbox 360 and even the Nintendo DS and iPad.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

This Guybrush Threepwood installment warmed up gamers for LucasArts’ Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge — Special Edition with the classic art style reformatted in 1080p format and transfer options between the classic mode and special edition with a helpful hint system and improved controls/interface.


Electronic Arts makes skateboarding fun with an all-new co-op mode, skate.School with a coach voiced by Jason Lee, and skate.Create tool for customizing graphics, videos, and skate parks. On PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable

This PSP exclusive from Atlus gives hand held fans an immersive experience with a base perspective option through a male or female character. Quality narratives and characters that offer a high-level relationship-based experience as player develop their Persona, the soul power which thrives on social bonds with others.

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Nintendo’s Wii exclusive shooter is set in an amazing post-apocalyptic world as graphics impress and the two-player cooperative control option is even better.


Activision’s time travelling adventure pits players against Cold War enemies on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 with special edition versions available with an exclusive graphic novel.

Snoopy: Flying Ace

The popular Peanuts Beagle takes flight on Xbox Live (800 points) and restores more credibility to franchise adaptations.


Set in a reality TV show format, experience some intense racing and action scenarios with sharp graphics and constant variables that constantly change this Disney Interactive game.

Tetris Party Deluxe

This Nintendo DS and Wii puzzle game works for beginners and veterans as Majesco includes online options, several game modes and multiplayer fun in single card or multiple card play options.

Toy Story 3 The Video Game

The Mouse House really stepped up the quality with this multi-console, co-operative action game based on the movie that recently joined the one billion dollar box office club.

Trauma Team

Atlus covers six medical fields in this smooth, engaging Wii exclusive feature interesting characters and unique challenges to test motor skills and dexterity.

Wild Guns

This Super Nintendo classic third person shooter debuted on the Nintendo WiiWare for players to rediscover thanks to Natsume.

Ys Seven

This fast-paced role-playing game from XSeed features a large character cache and extensive coin collecting as this series hits the PSP for the first time.

Hope you had a great summer and great gaming!

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