Games Released on October 2008

It’s the end of October 2008 and gamers have plenty of PC and console games to play. There were several games that I looked forward to on this months. Bolded titles are my favorite picks.

Fallout 3 – PS3, 360, PC

Vault 101 – Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, Vault 101 has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault 101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants are all no match for superior Vault-Tec engineering. Yet one fateful morning, you awake to find that your father has defied the Overseer and left the comfort and security afforded by Vault 101 for reasons unknown. Leaving the only home you’ve ever known, you emerge from the Vault into the harsh Wasteland sun to search for your father, and the truth.[S]

Bleach: Dark Souls – DS

Bleach: Dark Souls, known in Japan as Bleach DS 2nd Kokui Hirameku Requiem is the second Bleach game for the Nintendo DS. The game introduces new characters, adds new moves for the older characters as well as introduces new game modes. Bleach: Dark Souls also includes Hollows of varying sizes, for players to fight. The number of Reifu cards in-game are also increased from the original, and more cards (4 cards, instead of the previous game’s 2) will be displayed on the touch screen during battle. The Wi-fi battle mode has been improved to make it easier to play online.[S]

Fifa Soccer 2009 – PS3, 360, PS2, PC, DS, PSP

FIFA 09 is the latest installment of Electronic ArtsFIFA Series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was released on 3 October 2008 in Europe, 2 October 2008 in Australia and 14 October in North America.[S]

Saints Row 2 – PS3, 360, PC

Saints 2 relishes the hedonistic aspects of the open-world genre and does very little to punish the player for their repugnant behavior. It has plenty of innovation, and the excellence in the presentation makes the world of Saints 2 a great introduction for newcomers to open world games. It’s not GTA, but it doesn’t need to be.[S]

RockBand 2 – PS3

Technically, the latest game out of Harmonix and MTV Games shouldn’t be called Rock Band 2. The more appropriate title would be Rock Band v2.0, as it’s more like a massive content patch than a true sequel. But in this case, that’s fine with us: with a whopping 84 songs on-disc, online and solo support for a revamped World Tour, a new “Battle of the Bands” mode and full compatibility with hundreds of existing downloadable tunes, it’s a no-brainer for any Rock Band fanatic.[S]

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – 360, PC

For the most part, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 delivers the same sort of campy, alternate-universe take on real-time strategic warfare that the series’ fans have grown to love. But this latest skirmish in the perennial war between the Allies and the Soviet forces lets you bring a friend to the battle.

The ability to engage in a cooperative campaign gives the game’s hectic combat a welcome twist. For the first time in any strategy game, two players will have a chance to tackle a campaign side by side. This means constructing complementary armies, coordinating tactical strikes and fighting difficult computer enemies while working their way through the game’s three campaigns and 27 missions.[S]

Fable II – 360

Albion is a world that’s extremely difficult to pull away from once you get tangled up in its charmingly irresistible net. In Fable II’s magical land, you’ll come across crass gargoyles mocking your foul-smelling breath, nasty trolls erupting from the middle of luscious green pastures, and flirtatious women pleading with the local hero to put a ring on their naked fingers. This is a place that seems to exist whether you’re actually playing or not, which makes it all the more compelling when you become one of its virtual citizens. The simple combat and predictable story make the early moments feel slight–as if the whole adventure will lack the depth needed to truly suck you into its spell. But once your initial doubt fades away, you’re left with a meticulously crafted world that demands exploration, makes you laugh out loud, and urges you to experience all the incredible details waiting to be discovered.[S]

Far Cry 2 – PC, PS3, 360

“While the game world is diverse and enormous, the human population is repetitive and limited. Most of the NPC’s feel very copy-and-pasted, as with Assassin’s Creed. They’re character templates rather than actual characters.”

“From a technical standpoint, the game is brilliant. The world they’ve created is gorgeous. I can’t say whether it’s the best-looking game ever – Skynet never sent a computer back from the future for me to play Crysis on its highest settings – but it’s certainly on the short-list.”[S]

Listed are just the very few games that was released in this month. It’s funny why so many games are released on this month every year. Same thing happened three years ago, LOL. For a longer list of the games released this month, check out these sites:

  1. Upcoming Games List: October 2008

  2. October 2008 games guaranteed to make your wallet cry

  3. New Games This Month: October 2008

Yup, games publishers really want to make us broke, that’s if we actually bought the game 😛

World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King release date on 13th November 😥

2 responses to “Games Released on October 2008

  • Naoki

    How come my ava doesn’t show up 😦

    Yay! You’re blogging games. I’ve played Rock Band with my cousin and his gf for PS2 and Xbox 360, but never played Rock Band 2. >.<;

    The drums are so hard -___________-;;;

  • Hisyam

    that’s because u are using a different email address 😛
    haha I haven’t played any rock bands, I’m more to FPS and RPGs

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