1. Halo 3
(September 25, XBox 360) The daddy of first-person shooters
is promising a true next-gen upgrade and a new level
of insanity to its signature multiplayer brawls. If
you don't see any boys out on the street come
the end of September it's probably because
they're all inside playing with themselves.
2. BioShock (August 21, X360 & PC) Explore the
dystopian world of Rapture,a failed city under
the sea filled with rabid cult members, giant robots,
mutants, and other frightening creatures. Uncover the
mystery behind this creepy underwater chiller already
hailed as a masterpiece of sci-fi and horror.
3. Super Mario Bros. Galaxy (November 12, Nintendo Wii) The
little red man who started it all is headed it to
outer space. Mario may be the sexiest bear ever to
make it into video games, but he's got a whole new
game plan on the Wii as he defies gravity and explores
planets across the universe
4. Rock Band (November 20, Playstation 3 & XBox
360) Forget rock star fantasy camp, the geniuses
behind Guitar Hero have found a better way for you to
perform with the world's biggest rock stars. Pick up
the instruments of a virtual band and jam to songs
licensed from the biggest music publishers. Expect
incredible multiplayer and online fun to rock out
across the globe.
5. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (November 1,
Playstation 3) A stunningly gorgeous adventure game
starring a hunky, square-jawed digital dreamboat.Help Nathan Drake
navigate a fully detailed jungle, dodge hostile
gunfire, and search for the lost fabled treasure of El
6. Assassin's Creed (November 13, Playstation
3 & XBox 360) Breathtaking visuals
highlight this game starring an assassin pulling off
stealthy kills in the Crusades-era Middle East. Mystery
still surrounds this title, but everyone expects great
things from the developers responsible for the Prince
of Persia and Splinter Cell series.
7. Burnout Paradise (December 7, Playstation 3 &
XBox 360) If you're not into driving between
the lines then the latest addition to the blockbuster
Burnout series is for you. It's not whether you win
or lose the race, but how many of your opponents you
crash into. Who cares if you cross the finish line as
long as there's a line of flaming wreckage
8. Brain Age 2 (August 20, Nintendo DS) A daily regimen of
brain acuity tests that's surprisingly
addictive. The game's predecessor was
even proven to be an aid in preventing
Alzheimer's. Who knew?
9. Boogie (August 8, Nintendo Wii) Throw the karaoke machine
away and jump into the 21st century with
the perfect party game: Boogie.Create your own
cartoon character, pick a song, add your voice, and
dance with the Wii remote to add your signature moves
to make your own video.
10. Contra 4 (TBA, Nintendo DS) The addictive franchise that
defined the 2-D side-scrolling arcade classic back in
the '80s has finally made a return, now for the
Nintendo handheld.No need for
quarters anymore--just grab a friend and blow
aliens away over the DS wireless connection.
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