With this week's big guns coming as digital downloads, the games that will actually be on shelves this week won't be beckoning for your cash too hard. This week's MVP goes to NCAA Football 10, which has received some good reviews despite EA's lackluster performance in the last few years. You may not be personally interested in the rest of the list, but someone you know might love to get one as a gift. Who knows?
Birthday Party Bash - Ahh, the innocent days of partying - when happiness came from clowns, not kegs; and when cakes didn't have strippers hiding inside. Throwing a kids' party? Having this game saves you the trouble of running a program for the kids so you have more time to entertain your guests. Leave the kids to the Wii, where they can play 20 birthday-themed games in 10 themed party rooms.
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships - Taking another case into PC gaming comes Nancy Drew in her latest adventure game. Help Nancy uncover and solve her next big mystery and see if you've got sleuthing skills of your own.
NCAA Football 10 - Enjoy the rush and passion of NCAA Football as EA releases the 2010 installment to their NCAA Football franchise. With an improved Dynasty Mode, a new Season Showdown Mode, and the first adaptive AI in a college football game, NCAA Football 10 makes its pitch for your cash later this week.
- PC - July 14th, 2009
- ESRB Everyone
- US 19.99
- Her Interactive
Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - Nancy Drew won't be the only detective at work this week, no less than Sherlock Holmes himself will be back on the job and chucking bad guys where they belong. Having a stylus to literally poke around with will make the experience feel more intuitive, and the thrill of the hunt ought to keep you interested for a good few hours.
- PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360 - July 14, 2009
- ESRB Everyone
- PS3 - US 53.99, PS2 - US 39.99, PSP - US 39.99, Xbox 360 - US 53.99
- EA Sports
And so we have our second consecutive four-game batch for the On Shelves post. Silver lining in this cloud? You probably have more cash in your wallet today. Or you don't. In any case, be sure to check your online services for the downloadable games, and we'll be posting it here on QJ if they come out with a bang.