New Video Games This Week – mostly games for Windows PCs


Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed video game

This week’s new video game releases include Dead Space 3, Company of Heroes 2, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Dungeonland, Omerta: City of Gangster, Airline Tycoon 2 – Aviator Edition, and Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear. In my opinion, nothing too exciting. I think Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the only game my kids would be interested in playing. Below are the video game releases for this week (description after the jump):

Week of January 29, 2013

  • Dead Space 3
    Platform: PC (Windows Vista / 7 / XP), Playstation 3, Xbox 360
    Rated: Mature
    Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or go it alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Each mode offers unique story elements and gameplay.
  • Company of Heroes 2
    Platform: Windows Vista / 7 / XP
    Rated: Rating Pending
    It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
    Platform: PC Download (Windows Vista / 8 / 7 / XP), Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
    Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race. Master your driving skills as you drift, barrel role and boost to overtake your rivals, or use your weapons tactically and unleash your All-Star move to gain the winning advantage. It’s not just your fellow racers you need to watch out for, as the road falls away beneath you, or the river runs dry, new routes emerge and your vehicle transforms to take advantage of the terrain. Discover alternative routes and short cuts as you perfect the course in this adrenaline fuelled dash to the finish line – racing will never be the same again.
  • Dungeonland
    Platform: PC Download (Windows Vista / 7)
    Dungeonland is a co-operative hack and slash game that takes players on a deadly tour through a medieval theme park. Playing as The Rogue, The Warrior or The Mage, the heroes will need to work together as a team to get past the evil overseer of this Tragic Kingdom — The Dungeon Maestro. The truly diabolical can even take on the role of the Dungeon Maestro himself and wreak havoc on friends. Unleash the killer rabbits, drop some exploding frogs in their path, or whip up a giant fan and blow them all away.
  • Omerta: City of Gangster
    Platform: PC Download (Windows Vista / 7 / XP)
    Rated: Teen
    Omerta: City of Gangster puts you into the boots of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant with dreams of the big life. Work your way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, starting with small jobs, recruiting new gang members and expanding your empire by taking territory from other mobsters. Establish your own crime syndicate and become the de facto ruler of Atlantic City!
  • Airline Tycoon 2 – Aviator Edition
    Platform: Windows Vista / 7 / XP
    Rated: Rating Pending
    Airline Tycoon 2 – Aviator Edition combines Airline Tycoon 2 business building game with the Up In The Air add-on, as well as the Honey Airlines and Falcon Lines add-on content packs. The core game, Airline Tycoon 2, challenges players to run a modern airline, design unique airplanes and grow a run-down local carrier into a globally recognized powerhouse that passengers practically beg to fly. Airports worldwide are waiting to be explored, but beware — your rivals never rest! In the Up In The Air add-on, you will meet some old friends from previous Airline Tycoon games, including the Italian bon vivant Mario Zucchero and German nitpicker Siggi Sorglos. Up In The Air brings an extensive list of new features to the main game — including highly profitable cargo routes and last-minute bookings and now you can open branch offices around the world to increase your control of each territory.
  • Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
    Platform: PC (Windows Vista / 7 / XP), Playstation 3, Xbox 360
    Rated: Teen
    24 Missions, 60+ trophies, ranks, and upgrades. Four player co-op mode.

4 thoughts on “New Video Games This Week – mostly games for Windows PCs

  1. I think our kids would like the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed game. We buy lots of games and many are hits and some are misses as you describe

  2. I always loved Sonic. This looks like it would transform the beloved character into something even greater.

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