And so a new week brings a whole new bunch of games, demos and content on the Playstation. But before I talk about these, I feel I have to mention the big news this week on the Sony system and that is the introduction of the new PlayStation + subscription packs, with both a three month subscription pack along with a year long one. The packs offer the user new features on their system along with, and probably more importantly, free games and discounts on new and previous store content which this month includes Wipeout HD completely free along with many other offers which will be changed on a monthly basis. But subscribers are promised a wide selection of freebies and discounts over the coming years and months. My own personal gaming time this past week has been taken up with my progression through God Of War 3 and earning a platinum trophy for Modern Warfare 2. With that out of the way, lets see what goodies the PSN Store has on offer for us this week.
SAM & MAX EPISODE 1 STANDALONE THE PENAL ZONE Â£6.29/â‚¬9.99
So the title pretty much says it all for this one. It’s getting a little hard to keep track of the Sam & Max releases now. You have the season pass which is now up to Episode 3, you also have the demo of this episode 1. But what we have here is a stand alone version of Episode 1: The Penal zoneÂ which I have written about here in the PSN store update before. For those looking for a small chunk of action without subscribing to the whole series.
POLAR PANIC FULL GAME BUNDLE Â£7.99/â‚¬9.99
Polar panic is a block pushing game in which the player takes control of a polar bear whose family has been captured by trappers. It is our heroes job to rescue them and eliminate the trappers by pushing blocks of ice in a strategic manner to trap and squish the trappers themselves. The game has been available on the store for a few months now, as has the expansion bundle which added new game modes. But with this bundle you do not need to worry about that, as you get both the original game and all the game modes such as Story Mode, Puzzle Mode, Survivor Mode and of course Multiplayer Mode. So if you are on the look out for a fun action puzzler, this could be the one for you.
LEGO HARRY POTTER YEARS 1-4 DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD
The next in Travellers Tales popular Lego game series, we visit the halls of Hogwarts with Harry Potter and friends. If you have played any of the previous Lego game titles, you will have a pretty good idea of what is required as you play this game. Like every game in the Lego series, it will no doubt bring some new features to the gameplay to help fit in with the franchise that it’s based around. But the basic gameplay will probably be about the same and this is your chance to find out with the demo. I reckon it will be perfect for fans of both the Lego games and the Harry Potter Franchise itself. Personally I am waiting for Lego Star Wars III.
AQUA PANIC HD DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD
Aqua Panic is a puzzle game in which you have to save a number of fish in each level by manipulating the scenery and making sure there are no predatory animals around that are going to have a go at the fish that you are working so hard to save. Sort of like a mix between Lemmings and Worms with a little originality thrown in for good measure. Like Polar Panic, this game has been available from the store for a month or two now, but now there is the chance to try before you buy with this demo. Download it and give it a go.
DEATH TRACK RESURRECTION DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD
Death Track Resurrection is a post apocalyptic racing game with weapons attached to your car at every available point and from there on the mayhem ensues. My review of the game can be found on the site, it is a pretty good game which is sadly let down by it’s less than great handling. But for anyone looking for a death race type game, the choice is pretty limited at the moment. With this demo availableÂ you can try it before making a choice on whether you can live with the handling or not.
FAT PRINCESS FAT ROLES EXPANSION PACK Â£3.99/â‚¬4.99
Fat princess is an amazingly fun game as it is, but when you add this new content things become even madder and even more fun. Not only do we get new features such as split screen play for up to four players on the same system, there are also four new maps and three new classes for you to play as; Ninja, Pirate and Giant, each of course with their own unique skills and attacks. It’s great to see yet another great PSN title having new and fun content being added, making it even more fun to play than it already was. I for one hope there is more to come in the future.
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV SUPER CLASSIC PACK Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99
And there was me thinking last week that we were seeing the last of the alternate costumes for the cast of Super Street Fighter IV. How wrong I was. Now fans of the game can rejoice as the first of the Classic Packs hits this week with classic costumes for the following five characters, giving them as the title suggests a classic look; Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Ken and Fei Long. With these additions you can continue to ensure the games cast stays on the front edge of cutting fashion. Look out for more next week surely.
LITTLE BIG PLANET SACKTUE OF LIBERTY COSTUME FREE DOWNLOAD
Again this is another re-release of a SackBoy costume which was originally given to the games community last year at the same time, mainly for our American friends in celebration of the fourth of July independence day. It dresses SackBoy up as a tiny version of The Statue Of Liberty and for free, if you do not already own it, then it’s there for picking up.
AGAREST GENERATIONS OF WAR ADDITIONAL PP+ Â£5.49/â‚¬6.99
For agarest Generations Of War players who are after a bonus chunk of PP points, 5000 of them to be precise, which can be split between your whole party or used to spoil just one of them with a huge chunk of points.
DJ HERO DANCE PARTY MIX PACK Â£6.29/â‚¬7.99
This new pack gives the virtual DJs three new mixes to play with, which include Lady Gaga’s Poker Face mixed with Girls On Film by Duran Duran, The Pussy Cat Dolls Buttons Beat Juggle and Rihanna’s S.O.S Beat Juggle.
TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 11 VARIOUS CONTENT WITH PRICE RANGING FROM Â£0.79/â‚¬0.99 TO Â£6.29/â‚¬7.99
Want to play whichever courses with whichever clubs you like, without having to unlock, earn or buy them in the game? Well now you can buy ‘em all in PSN store. There is a huge selection here, from courses to expert clubs and everything in between. So if you want the best equipment and new courses but can not be bothered putting the work in to unlock them, then just buy them here.
ROCK BAND NICKLEBACK PACK 01 Â£4.99/â‚¬7.99 WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS THAT CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
Burn It To The Ground Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Figured You Out Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Never Again Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
This Afternoon Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
GUITAR HERO 5 POP 1 TRACK PACK Â£4.39/â‚¬5.49 WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS THAT CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
Fireflies by Owl City Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Just Dance by Lady Gaga Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
This Love by Maroon 5 Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
And so we move onto this weeks choice of videos, with the usual choice of trailers and previews sitting alongside Episode 013 of FirstPlay for Â£0.99/â‚¬1.20…
After Burner Climax Trailer
Fallout New Vegas E3 2010 Trailer
Kane & Lynch 2 E3 2010 Trailer
Naughty Bear Trailer
Burn Zombie Burn Gameplay trailer
Brink Container City Preview Parts 1, 2 &
Brink Freedom Of Movement Preview
As usual we wrap things up with what’s on offer to help spruce up our systems in the shape of wallpapers, themes and avatars, with a choice of Fat Princess avatars and a few Aqua Panic ones to boot…
Cake Avatar From Fat Princess Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
Logo Avatar From Fat Princess Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
Red Princess Avatar From Fat Princess Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
Blue Princess Avatar From Fat Princess Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
Red Princess Small Avatar From Fat Princess Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
Red Avatar Bundle including avatars of the red Priest, Warrior, Mage, Worker and Ranger for the price of Â£0.79/â‚¬0.99
Aqua Panic HD Avatars 1, 2, & 3 Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25 for each.
And finally for this week a few wallpapers…
Blue Toad Murder Files Wallpaper Free Download
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 Wallpapers 3 and 4
That is it for another week and i wish you once again a week full of happy gaming, no matter what you may be playing. For me it is finishing up on God Of War III and I have recently been having some fun with Need For Speed Shift. Driving at mad speeds is always fun. Until next week have fun and keep out of trouble.