WITH the release of the most awaited US summer blockbusters, the movie-game mania has once again returned. Here are some picks that are guaranteed to extend your movie experience.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (360/ 3DS / PS3 / PSP / DS / Wii)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform: XBOX 360
The Manhunters are an android race, originally created by the Guardians of the Universe to serve as the first interstellar police force. The Manhunters became more obsessed with administering punishment than serving justice, forcing the Guardians to dissolve their ranks. The few Manhunters that survived fled into exile and the Guardians founded a new elite police force called the Green Lantern Corps and armed its memebers with specially crafted power rings. Now the Manhunters are back and out for revenge, readying their forces for a war against the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps.
Faced with destruction, the Corps is looking to you as the newest recruit, gifted but cocky test pilot Hal Jordan, to protect peace and preserve justice. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters includes the likeness and voice talent of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, the star of the upcoming motion picture.
Wield the Green Lantern Power Ring to create a spectacular range of “hard-light” constructs including a gatling gun, giant fists, and much more, all of which can be linked together to form an endless number of combinations. Join forces with a friend to play as Hal Jordan or Sinestro to battle the Manhunters, with the ability to drop in or out at will and take flight as you dodge, blast, and destroy legions of enemies as you soar across the universe in battles of intergalactic scope.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3DS / PS3 / 360 / DS / Wii)
It has been three years since Megatron and the Decepticons last threatened the world. Earth’s leaders believe that Megatron has fled the planet in defeat-but Optimus Prime knows better. An alien transmission is intercepted, exposing Megatron’s plan to spread chaos and fear among the humans, and unleash the ultimate Decepticon assassin: Shockwave. The Autobots must hunt Megatron, neutralize Shockwave, and save their new home from total destruction at the hands of the Decepticons.
Exclusively on the Wii and 3DS, the war between the Autobots and Decepticons continues in stealth force mode. Control heavily weaponized vehicles as you engage in epic vehicular combat to save earth from total destruction.
Change the battle and instantly convert to a third, hybrid form that combines the weapons and firepower of robot mode with the agility and maneuverability of vehicle mode. In the Stealth Force Edition, Stealth Force can be active the entire game.
Wage war between the Autobots and Decepticons in Urban, Desert and Frozen locations from Siberia to the South American Deserts in 18 Stealth Force Missions.
The Prequel Experience – Experience the gripping battles and heart-pumping moments that occur before Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Unravel Megatron’s plan to unleash the ultimate Decepticon assassin, Shockwave.
Play either as an Autobot or Decepticon and choose from three distinct character class chassis and unique weapon load outs to create your own Transformer character and earn experience points in every match and unlock new character skills and abilities.
Cars 2 (PS3 / PC / PSP / 360 / DS / Wii / Mac)
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Inspired by the upcoming Disney Pixar animated film, Cars 2: The Video Game lets players jump into the Cars 2 universe with some of their favorite Cars personalities in exotic locations around the globe. Play as Mater, Lightning McQueen, and other brand new characters as players train to become world-class spies in the international training center – C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage). Take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest racecar in the world, or use spy skills in exciting, action-packed combat racing and battle arenas. Players can race against friends and family in either single or multiplayer modes with up to four players to unlock challenging new tracks, characters, events and thrilling spy missions.
Choose from more than 20 different characters, such as Mater, Lightning McQueen and the newly introduced Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell, and train to become world class spies. Participate in simulated hazardous missions using high-tech gadgets and perform maneuvers only Cars characters can do, such as backwards driving, air tricks, sidestepping to avoid obstacles, two-wheel driving and more.
Dungeon Siege 3 (Limited Edition) (PS3 / PC / 360)
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Role Playing Games (RPG)
Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb’s powerful factions has fallen apart. As one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, the 10th Legion, it is up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and stop Ehb from falling into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, you will travel through the striking land of Ehb defeating all manner of villains and beasts through a combination of heroic abilities, screen shaking magic and pure cunning. Dungeon Siege 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are best known for.
For the first time, play Dungeon Siege on high-def consolesPlayers will be able to adventure by themselves or with friends in co-op multiplayer. Uncover a deep story that only Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment can deliver. Pick from unique and highly customizable character classes with a wide range of abilities to choose from and make weighty decisions that will impact their alliances, enemies and the culmination of the story.
The Dungeon Siege Limited Edition includes:
The Burning Band of Scorch, Bite of the Arakun, Talisman of the Grand Mage, and The Sacred heart of the Legion—four items that will enhance and increase your character abilities as you venture forth through the Kingdom of Ehb.
F.E.A.R. 3 (PC / PS3 / 360)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Nine months ago, Point Man and his F.E.A.R. squad were tapped to stop a telepathically gifted cannibal who had begun a murderous rampage. Point Man learned the target was his brother, Paxton Fettel, working alongside their tortured and psychically powerful mother, Alma Wade. Despite this revelation, Point Man followed orders to destroy them and subsequently ravaged the surrounding city and most of his F.E.A.R. team. Now, it is clear that Alma’s psychic influence survived – and worse, she is about to birth something that could destroy the world. Fettel has returned from death with an unclear agenda, refusing to leave Point Man’s side and asking for help to reach Alma. The remaining F.E.A.R. squad is still trying to complete their mission. With his chain of command broken and Point Man calling his own shots, where will his allegiance lie?
The game features a deep, social gameplay that gives players distinctly different abilities and a new sinister enemy creatures birthed in Alma’s warped mind spill into reality. A generative scare feature increases the feeling of isolation and unpredictability by offering new experiences each time. The masters of horror director John Carpenter and writer Steve Niles provide their expertise on cinematics and story.
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (PS3/ PC/ Xbox 360)
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, brings the ultimate vision of Street Fighter home to the Xbox 360 and PS 3. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Super Street Fighter IV will further redefine the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, beefed up online modes, and more. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition features a roster of 39 characters such as Ryu, Chun-li, Juri, El Fuerte, and Rufus, while adding 4 new characters to the roster including classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games like Yun and Yang as well as the all-new Oni. Beyond characters, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition adds all-new balancing as well as an enhanced Replay Channel.
Shadows of the Damned (PS3 / Xbox 360)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
His name is Garcia Hotspur, hunter of demons, and his wrath will bring hell to its knees. From the creative genius of Suda 51 (No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) comes an all-new psychologically twisted vision of hell unlike anything seen before. Shadows of the Damned combines visceral grindhouse-style action with dark, grotesque horror to create a mind-shattering adventure that has to been seen to be believed. When evil demonic creatures kidnap Garcia’s girlfriend, it’s up to him to travel to the City of the Damned to get her back. Aided by a former demon with the ability to transform into an array of vicious weapons, Garcia will once again take on the mantel of “demon hunter” and rip apart the horrifying forces of the underworld to protect what he loves most. Players must harness the power of the light to fight the army of the dark in unique light versus darkness gameplay that will forever change the way gamers perceive puzzles, combat, and terror. Combining the punk rock style of Suda 51 with the legendary horror design of Shinji Mikami, Shadows of the Damned will take gamers on an in-your-face thrill ride through demon-torn towns, shadow infested forests, grimy sewers and more. Featuring the most twisted boss battles ever seen, warped visuals and intense visceral combat, Shadows of the Damned will challenge gamers to break through the ultimate head-trip to help Garcia rescue his tortured girlfriend from the clutches of a mysterious enemy. Brace yourself for one hell of a trip to the city of the damned.
inFamous 2 (PS3)
Infamous 2 is the second chapter in the best selling franchise for the PS3 system. This immersive open world action adventure offers a realistic take on being a super hero. Cole MacGrath is back, more confident and with more focused energy burst abilities. Blamed for the destruction of Empire City, Cole must make a dramatic journey to discover his full super-powered potential – and face the final confrontation with a dark and terrifying enemy. This being, a creature of pure power and destruction is annihilating the East Coast. To stop this menace, Cole must find the key to unlocking his undiscovered powers hidden deep within New Marais. Standing in the way is a power-hungry dictator that will stop at nothing to rid him from the city. Gain enough power to defeat The Beast or witness the destruction of the world. The power is in your hands.
Alice: Madness Returns (PC / PS3 / 360)
Eleven years ago a horrific fire took Alice’s family from her and left her mind horrifically scarred. Afterwards she was confined to Rutledge Asylum, where she struggled to confront her demons by slipping further into her fantasy world of Wonderland. Now, after ten years, she has finally secured her release-yet she still bears the heavy psychological burden of that tragic event. With her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Perhaps she’ll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the “real” world can’t provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge.
Can Alice save Wonderland-and herself-from the madness that consumes them both?
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