The Week In Games

The two biggest releases this week are film tie-ins. Normally this might be of little interest. But both X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena could surprise you.

New releases for the w/c April 20:

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena (360, PS3, PC) What Is it? Re-release of the original Xbox Riddick, Escape From Butcher Bay, plus a whole new game in the - admittedly weaker - Dark Athena follow-up. Should You Care? Riddick fans might be slightly disappointed in the new content, but Butcher Bay remains a brutal mix of stalth, hand-to-hand combat and first-person shooting. Well worth picking up.

Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (360, PS3, PC) What Is it? Codemasters revive the once fondly remembered comedy adventure series. Should You Care? No, it's terrible. The erotic game equivalent of necrophilia.

Singstar Pop (PS3) What Is it? Singstar. But with pop songs. (Wait, don't they all have pop songs? - Ed) Should You Care? If you like Singstar. And pop songs. Oh, and wireless mics, which Singstar now supports.

Tomb Raider Double Pack (PSP) What Is it? Repackaged reissue of Lara's excellent Legend and Anniversary adventures. Should You Care? If you can't play either game on a console, this is a good deal.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PC, 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS) What Is it? Surprisingly violent (it's MA15+ on 360 and PS3) action brawler based on the new movie. Should You Care? While not great, you could do a lot worse than rent this for the weekend after seeing the movie.


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