Last week’s release of the free-to-download Disney Infinity 2.0 was just the tip of the Disney PC gaming iceberg. Today Disney Interactive has released a whopping 21 titles on Steam, from traditional children’s fare to arcade racing action. What’s worth checking out?
Pure — $US17.99
One of my favourite off-road racers of the previous generation, I’d completely forgotten Pure was a Disney joint until just now. There’s some amazing scenery in this game, and some sweet rides to tear that scenery up with.
Split/Second — $US17.99
I remember sitting in the Disney Interactive booth at some E3 or another, so excited about Split/Second, the arcade racer where the tracks are constantly blowing apart. The console version was lots of fun. The PC port isn’t perfect (locked at 30 FPS?), but it’s still a good time.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game — $US17.99
While not my favourite LEGO video game by a long shot, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is indeed a LEGO video game, painting the unbelievably popular film series in a humorous LEGO light. If you’re a fan of the movies, you should own this.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two — $US17.99
This is where people will start throwing things at me. Epic Mickey 2 is nowhere near perfect — in fact, it’s a bit of a mess. But it’s a beautiful mess, fulled with lovely sights and heavy with nostalgia. If you can get past the horrible AI and clunky mechanics, it might work its way into your heart. If you crave perfection, steer clear.
Toy Story 3: The Video Game — $US17.99
The precursor to the toy-centric Disney Infinity, Toy Story 3: The Video Game is one of those incredibly rare movie tie-ins that goes beyond the obligatory and straight on to extraordinary. Come for the story mode, then play in the Toy Box mode all day long.
Hahahahaha. Just kidding. The rest of today’s releases are a mix of standard children’s fare, bad movie tie-ins or games that fall into both categories. Some of these might be great for your kids, and who knows — maybe they will accidentally slip the mouse from Cars 2 to Civilisation V one day, and a whole new world will open up to them.
- Disney Alice in Wonderland
- Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Animated Storybook
- Disney-Pixar Cars 2: The Video Game
- Disney-Pixar Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- Disney Planes
- Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
- Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell’s Adventure
- Disney Tangled
- Disney Universe
- Disney-Pixar Brave: The Video Game
- Disney G-Force
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
- Disney The Princess and The Frog
- Disney-Pixar Toy Story Mania!
Is there anything on this list you’d recommend? Sound off in the comments.