On Shelves Special Edition: 25 Games Under US 25
This year's E3 was truly one for the books. After the busy week we had last week, we here at QJ.NET decided to do a little digging to look for 25 excellent games under US 25 that were released last year in honor of this year's E3. If you just recently acquired your 7th gen console or handheld or if you're just looking for a great game to add in your collection, maybe you can take a look at these games.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...aze.jpg?474850Haze - Set in the year 2048 in a world where Governments have outsourced military operations to Private Military Corporations (PMC), you play a newly enlisted soldier seeking fulfillment and thrills by fighting for a good cause. As the leading PMC, Mantel Global Industries offers a high-tech arsenal of vehicles, deadly weaponry, and on top of that a performance enhancing bio-medical support known as Nectar. As a result, Mantel troopers are the most feared by terrorists, dictators, and the corporation's political enemies.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...net.jpg?041034Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - In Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, you're a snow pirate - battling for control of the precious thermal energy needed for humans to survive. Driven to the brink of extinction on ice-covered wastelands, humankind fights to survive. From extreme conditions and insurgent Snow Pirates to hostile gargantuan alien Akrid, all that you can trust are your instincts.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...eed.jpg?198603Assassin's Creed - While other games claim to be next-gen with impressive graphics and physics, Assassin s Creed merges technology, game design, theme, and emotions into a world where you instigate chaos and become a vulnerable, yet powerful, agent of change.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ari.jpg?706934Ferrari Challenge - Prepare for a racing experience so immersive and real that it just might make players better or at least much faster drivers in real life. Ferrari F355 Challenge is built around recreating and delivering the definitive Ferrari driving experience in the world's most prestigious race.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ise.jpg?452312Burnout Paradise - Make action your middle name, as you control what happens when and where in Burnout Paradise. Welcome to Paradise City. Immerse yourself in the open roads of Paradise City from the downtown streets through the hectic freeways to the sweeping mountain roads; the world is waiting to be explored. Slam, Shunt and Wreck opponents in cross-town race events, where you decide the fastest route to the finish line.
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10
- US 18.49
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10
- US 19.99
- Electronic Arts
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...lly.jpg?479205Bully: Scholarship Edition - The Rockstar tradition of groundbreaking, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling invades an entirely new setting: the schoolyard. As a mischievous schoolboy, you'll stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the worst school around, Bullworth Academy - a corrupt and crumbling prep school with an uptight facade.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ata.jpg?781834Viva Pi ata: Trouble in Paradise - Return to magical Pi ata Island. Unfortunately, not all is well on the island, as Professor Pester and his gang of Ruffians have wiped out Pi ata Central's computer records, posing a threat to parties everywhere. Rebuild the computer database and thwart Professor Pester's evil plot by sending pi atas at full candiosity to parties all around the world. Build and maintain your pi ata gardens using your creativity and imagination to attract, trap, protect, train, and manage more than 100 different pi ata species.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...man.jpg?057345Too Human - As the cybernetic god Baldur, you are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. An ancient machine presence has forced the god's hand. In Too Human, players experience a nonstop barrage of action powered by the integration of melee and ranged firearms combat and fueled by breathtaking visuals enabled by the Xbox 360. Battles unfold in awesome scale as players engage with vast numbers of enemies.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...eld.jpg?459713Battlefield: Bad Company - Set in the near future, the Battlefield: Bad Company single-player campaign drops gamers behind enemy lines as part of a squad of four soldiers, risking it all to go AWOL on a personal quest. Battlefield: Bad Company is the first game built from the ground up for next-generation consoles using DICE's bleeding-edge Frostbite game engine, delivering unrivaled graphics, effects and gameplay.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ent.jpg?236575Unreal Tournament III - Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the premiere tournament-style first-person shooter. Players engage in intense and hyper-real battles with other human players online or against incredibly realistic Unreal artificial intelligence. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3 taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level.
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- US 18.99
- Electronic Arts
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...oes.jpg?941112No More Heroes - You are Travis Touchdown, a normal guy (with an otaku geek streak) who wins a Beam Katana through an online auction and uses the weapon to start a new career as a professional killer. No More Heroes takes place in the city of Santa Destroy, and you are free to explore the town to your liking, taking on missions large and small to collect money and purchase new weapons as you work up towards the 10 main killing contracts. Gameplay is all about using your Beam Katana (via Wii remote) to defeat enemies.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...uad.jpg?847678Ghost Squad - SEGA's top grossing light gun game, Ghost Squad, comes to the Wii system and replicates the excitement of the arcade experience in your home! The Ghost Squad is a Special Forces unit established in strict secrecy by the U.N. to combat terrorism and carry out special highly-classified missions without leaving a trace. The full arcade experience of Ghost Squad comes to the Wii along with exclusive additional content, including a Multiplayer mode for 1- 4 players and much more.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ski.jpg?887799We Ski - Hit the slopes and carve up the mountain! Welcome to the Happy Ski Resort, where fresh powder, groomed runs, multiple trails, and state of the art facilities await! We Ski takes you down the slopes in the most exciting skiing game to hit the Wii Console! With an in-depth Ski School and over a dozen lengthy runs packed with jumps, races, and more, you and your friends won't want to leave the slopes again!
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- US 22.99
- Sega of America, Inc.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ble.jpg?760830Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution - Ready 2 Rumble designed to take advantage of the motion-controlled Wii, features virtual heavyweights fighting in the backstreet of gym to a Las Vegas showdown with vivid new visuals bringing the five spectacular ring environments to life. With all-new roster: 20 new crazy boxers.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...lab.jpg?736477Monster Lab - Monster Lab is set in an eerie, supernatural world where the evil Baron Mharti rules the region with a cruel hand. The player takes on the role of an apprentice scientist who must perform a vast array of intricate experiments to create your very own monster from over 150 monster parts.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...war.jpg?915043God of War Chains of Olympus - In God of War, Kratos, after being deceived into killing his wife and daughter, denounced his service to Ares. In order to seek absolution from his past sins, the Ghost of Sparta pledged himself as a champion to the Gods for the years to follow. These brutal crusades, in the name of Olympus, became legendary throughout the ancient world. Critically-Acclaimed Franchise - Brought to you by Sony Computer Entertainment America and two award-winning development teams - Santa Monica Studios and Ready At Dawn Studios.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ore.jpg?890751Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Complete the FINAL FANTASY VII experience and reunite with the most recognized RPG characters created by world-renowned character designer Tetsuya Nomura. Witness stunning graphics, inspiring visuals, and gorgeous CG cut scenes coupled with top-notch voice acting in a 16:9 widescreen presentation, made possible by the PSP system hardware.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...n_2.jpg?517206Patapon 2 - The adventures of the brave Patapon tribe continues in the highly anticipated sequel to IGN s 2008 PSP Game of the Year! Patapon 2 is sure to satisfy fans of the original with double the content of the first, plus exciting new features. Continuing their search for Earthend, the Patapons find themselves on a strange island where they will find mysterious new enemies and creatures waiting for them. As the Mighty Patapon, guide our small heroes through this dangerous new land with the power of rhythm! Earthend Awaits!
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ean.jpg?235977Star Ocean: First Departure - Star Ocean: First Departure chronicles mankind's journey into space and the adventures that await them there. Space Date 346: The crew of a Terran Federation ship arrives on the planet Roak. With the help of a stalwart band of local heroes, the crew must work together to unravel a mystery and halt a galactic war. This release marks the first time that the initial installment in the popular STAR OCEAN franchise is available in North America.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...o_2.jpg?747241LocoRoco 2 - Armed with a deadly song that withers all living things, the evil Moja army have returned to enslave the LocoRoco! Help the LocoRoco bring life and music back to the planet in this exciting new sequel. Complete with all the unique gameplay that made it an instant classic along with brand new abilities and challenges.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ton.jpg?421474Professor Layton and the Curious Village - In Professor Layton and the Curious Village, you ll tackle over 130 puzzles as you unravel the mysteries of the village. Puzzles range from mazes and riddles to logic and sliding puzzles. Touch Screen controls make working through puzzles fun for players of all skill levels, and new puzzles are available weekly for download via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...res.jpg?046252Age of Empires: Mythologies - Inspired by the hit PC title and built on the game engine behind the critically acclaimed Age of Empires: Age of Kings, Age of Empires: Mythologies will be the ultimate portable tactical strategy game with its refined gameplay, inspired design, fantastic multiplayer, and extensive replay value.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ter.jpg?546976Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 - Dramatic fast-paced medical action on the go! Guilt is no more. Dr. Derek Stiles and Nurse Angie Thompson faced humanity's greatest threat and triumphed. Now, in the aftermath, they find themselves in unknown territory, forced to deal with the disastrous consequences of the killer virus. Join them as they scramble to address questions left unanswered and put an end to the mystery behind the disease.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...ion.jpg?426631Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution - Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution will be the first offering in the legendary Civilization series to appear on next generation consoles and handheld systems. In development by legendary designer Sid Meier and Firaxis Games, this game will deliver Civilization's renowned epic single-player campaigns featuring vast re-playability and unmatched addictive gameplay.
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...dom.jpg?000452 MySims Kingdom - MySims Kingdom sets you on a story-telling journey of discovery and exploration to help King Roland and his subjects revitalize the Kingdom. Throughout this epic quest to bring the MySims Kingdom back to its former glory, you will hear new stories from old and new friends alike, discover fascinating new lands and build to the limits of your imagination.
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- US 19.99
- Electronic Arts
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