This week reminds us of the great games that we still might play to this day with new sequels the best-selling PC game in history and a sprinkle of guerrilla warfare. The first week of June provides second life goodness and warfare? Varied combinations, no?
The Sims 3 (PC) (June 2nd) Electronic Arts
The super successful Sims are finally back after a lengthy anticipated release with EA’s “The Sims 3”. In “Sims 3” a lot of the additions from “Sims 2” expansion packs are already added like restaurants, fishing, jewelry, mobile phones, and many others. The create-a-sim mode is extremely robust with Obama and McCain sims being made earlier in the year. Get your time sinks ready because “Sims 3” looks to suck away all of our time, again, which isn’t bad (just don’t let it vacuum too much time). Order your sim to drive you to the store to pick up this game for $49.99 or $69.99 for the collector’s edition on Tuesday. In the collector’s edition of the game, there will be a free sports car download (in-game), a sticker sheet, and a 2GB Plumbob-shaped USB drive ($20 more? you be the judge).
Red Faction: Guerrilla (360, PS3) (June 2nd) THQ
“Red Faction” is back with its destruction of everything one can see and think of mantra. “Guerrilla” is played in third person perspective this time around. The exploding of anything you want looks amazing with its lush graphics (bases, bad guys, and tons more). Weapons such as an exploding hammer, remote mines, and vehicles being present provide more detonating goodness. “Guerrilla” looks very pretty with well-done explosions and graphics, but the demo will either sell or deter you from it, which is available on XBLA and PSN for test drive goodness, but be forewarned, there is a 15-minute playing time cap. Slowly, use your tactical guerrilla warfare to commandeer this game for the 360/PS3 $59.99 on Tuesday.