Games of the month November 2009

Posted on Nov 2 2009 - 8:36am by Richard Sharp

November may be a cold month, but the new releases on the PC, Xbox, PS3 and Wii are looking scorching hot and are sure to keep you warm this winter. Get out your Christmas wish lists and get ready to pencil down any of these exciting new games that are heading for the shelves this November. Of course, you don’t have to wait till Christmas to get your hands on them and most of us certainly wont!

dragon-age-originsDragon Age: Origins
Platform: Xbox 360 and PC (PS3 release expected November 10th)
Release Date: 3rd November
Bioware has returned to its roots with this stunning RPG that goes back to basics. As the spiritual successor to BioWare’s Baldur’s Gate™, Dragon Age: Origins is set to become the must-have for all lovers of fantasy RPGs.

 

 

 

 

 

silent-hill-shattered-memoriesSilent Hill: Shattered Memories
Platform: Wii
Release Date: 3rd November
Just when you thought it was safe to get out from under the covers, Silent Hill is back and this time it’s a remake of one of the most popular Silent Hill games of all time. If you’ve missed Harry Mason (and admittedly, most of us aren’t sure if we do or don’t) then you are in for a treat as he and his daughter Cheryl once again find themselves trapped in the dark and strange town of Silent Hill. Although admittedly a remake, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories uses the features of the Wii to add to its gameplay, using the Wii Remote as a torch and as a mobile phone, as well as solving more complex puzzles.

 

 

band-heroBand Hero (Xbox 360)
Platform: Xbox 360
Release Date: 3rd November
If you love your big pop hits, then you will love Band Hero. Designed with the family in mind, the music collection featured on Band Hero is more top 40 than Metallica and you and your family can all play together on the bass, drums, guitar and microphone.

 

 

 

 

 

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed — Ultimate Sith Edition
Platform: PC
Release Date: 3rd November
Lovers of the Star Wars saga will be chomping at the bit to get to this edition of The Force Unleashed, created under direction from George Lucas himself. The Ultimate Sith Edition offers three new levels to explore, loads of new characters and extra costumes. Players may even get to rub shoulders with Luke Skywalker himself…

 

 

 

 

 

call-of-duty-moder-warfare-2Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
Release Date: 10th November
It’s a game that needs no introduction. Modern Warfare 2 is the long awaited sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – the best selling shooter of all time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
Platform: Wii
Release Date: 10th November
Both kids and adults alike rush out and buy the Harvest Moon games and Animal Parade is sure to be an excellent edition to the Harvest Moon range. In this edition, the divine tree which stands in the middle of the Harvest Goddess’ pond is weakening, with animals leaving the land and the 5 mystical bells losing their powers. Only the Harvest King can bring the tree back to life and revive the earth again – and it’s up to you to find him.

assasins-creed-2Assassin’s Creed II
Platform: PS3
Release Date: 17th November
Although the original Assassin’s Creed had a rather mixed reception from critics, Assassin’s Creed II is set to be a resounding success – building on all that players loved in the original and removing those nagging annoyances to make a game that should surprise and challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

tony-hawk-rideTony Hawk: Ride
Platform: Xbox 360
Release Date: 17th November
Have you ever wanted to experience that arcade skateboard feeling in the comfort of your own home? Tony Hawk: Ride comes with a wireless skateboard controller and uses a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors to allow players to physically control all the action on the screen, with special movements and gestures creating stunning moves and tricks in-game. There is no button-mashing on complex controllers here and anyone with any skill level can jump on and give it a go.

 

 

 

 

sims-3-world-adventuresThe Sims 3: World Adventures
Platform: PC and Mac
Release Date: 17th November
Whether you love them or hate them, the Sims are back in The Sims 3 and the World Adventures expansion pack is set to give all Sims a treat with new journeys to real-world inspired locations. From China to Egypt, buzzing city breaks to a bit of culture, there is something for every Sim.

Winter Sports 2010
Platform: PS3
Release Date: 29th November
The classic Winter Sports franchise is back for 2010, transporting players to compete in the Olympic Winter Games. There are 8 disciplines available, based on the most popular of winter sports, which include skating, ski, biathlon and the snowboard cross.

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Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

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