After a few lackluster seasons, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 hits the ground running. Not every flaw of the past two years is fixed, but PES 2009 pushes back towards the king of the hill.
The Tales series is old hat to a lot of RPGers. And the Tales of Vesperia game is probably the best one yet. It follows a long and interesting story that is gripping till the end.
Playing a mercenary who only cares about money is a fun way to pass the time in this fully destructible, open world. Mercenaries 2 is practically a torrent of brilliant destruction.
In a surprise move, Battlefield: Bad Company may be the best shooter released this year, and really shines both online and off.
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon may have the venerable Final Fantasy name behind it, but don’t be fooled, this one does not live up to its forbearers.
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm may appeal to fans of the show and those who love hardcore sims, but horrible graphics and mediocre gameplay won’t bait too many others.
Although Dark Sector features a really cool three-bladed weapon and some impressive graphics, overall, it won’t rise anywhere close to a title like Gears of War, which it tries to mimic.
Pro Evolution Soccer has been the top dog in soccer games for years, but the 2008 version is ripe with flaws and annoyances that should let FIFA close the gap.
Army of Two attempts to take cooperative gameplay to the limit. And although a poor AI dooms this noble goal, it still offers an enjoyable shooter experience.
Frontlines: Fuel of War is a good shooter with some really nice single player missions. However, the online component could use a serious server upgrade.