Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Games to get in May

Just in time for the summer months, developers have gifted us lowly gamers with a plethora of titles to satisfy just about every taste. And not a single one is a first-person shooter! (Okay, so there are a few third-person shooters. But hey, baby steps. Right?) Anyway, here's the best the month has to offer.

1st- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (every console, ever)
5th- Patapon 2 (PSP)
12th- Sacred 2 (PS3, 360)
18th- Punchout (Wii)
19th- Boom Blox Bash Party (Wii)
19th- Bionic Commando (360, PS3)
19th- Terminator Salvation (PS3, 360)
19th- UFC 2009 Undisputed (360, PS3)
26th- Damnation (PS3, 360)
26th- inFamous (PS3)

Talk about a standout month. Even the Wii is showing some signs of life.

While the Wolverine movie was a pretty big stinker, the game looks to be the first ever where you get to play the character the way he's meant to be played: balls to the wall action and over-the-top violence and bloodshed. Count me in.

The resurrection of Bionic Commando and the movie tie-in Terminator Salvation both show potential, but I wouldn't recommend anyone run out and buy either until the reviews start rolling in.

For mixed martial arts fans, UFC Undisputed is the game for you. No, seriously, it's the only MMA game out there right now. Luckily, the limited demo gives me plenty of reason to believe the full title is going to be a fantastic addition to the fighting genre.

Finally, my single must-have game of the month is inFamous. Take a huge free-roaming world, throw in 10-plus hours worth of missions, ridiculous platforming, the freedom of choice and supercharged powers and you have what looks to be one of the best games hitting store shelves in 2009.

No matter what you like to play, though, there should be something coming out in May to keep you busy through the summer months.

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