It’s update time once again and once again it is a relatively quiet week. Bad in that we do not have as much choice when it comes to games and goodies, but good in the way that it ensures I have more time for playing games, which this week has been split over three games. My multiplayer fun is coming from both Red DeadÂ Redemption’s free roam and the ever reliable and excellent Uncharted 2. No matter how long the breaks between the times I play this game, when I come back to it, which I always do, it never disappoints, giving me hours of entertainment. My Single player fun this week has been all about LEGO Harry Potter years 1-4Â which, like the other games in the LEGO series, is amazingly addictive. If you enjoyed other games in the series, you should definitely check this one out.
Anyway, on with the weeks Store update. Let’s see what is new.
EARTHWORM JIM HD FREE TRIAL AND UNLOCK Â£7.99/â‚¬9.99
A blast from the past for myself and I am sure some other gamers who are of a similar age, as the original Earthworm Jim game gets itself a shiny new HD makeover. The game is a remake of the original, brought up to date with all new High Definition Graphics. It still has all the old school platform action fun of the original, but along with updated versions of the old stages, there are also three brand new levels included in this new version.
Not only that, but there is now a co-op mode for up to four players, either locally or online. This mode spans over fifteen levels, meaning not only is there a single player trip down memory lane, but also the chance to share that fun with your friends and other gamers online.
PREMIER MANAGER Â£13.99/â‚¬17.99
Appearing out of nowhere and without much warning is one for the football fans in the shape of Premier Manager. As you can guess from the title, this is a football management sim in which the player can take control of any team in the English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and, of course, Scottish Leagues. The players job is to take control of their team and lead them to fame and glory by buying and selling players to form the best team and choosing formations during matches, amongst other things, in an attempt to win it all. As you may expect there is a lot more to it than that, with more options and statistics than you can shake a stick at. If I was more of a football fan I could probably give you more information on this one, but I am not. This game I believe will probably be a big seller amongst fans of the sport.
MADDEN NFL 11 DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD
Another year brings new additions to each of Electronic Arts big sports titles including NFL 11. I have not played a NFL game in a long time and on checking this one out I have to say to begin with the game looks amazing. Players and arenas look gorgeous, as does all of the animation. EA have definitely begun making their sports franchises look unbelievably good on the current consoles and the game play is no let down either. Although I will be passing on this one, fans of the sport will find this to be a great progression for the series, and if you are still only thinking about it, then now is your chance to grab the demo and give it a little go.
FLOWER DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD
This is a surprise considering the game has been out for so long and yet this demo is only just popping up now. The game has the player pollinating flowers in a huge field of grass by flying petals over and across the plains and hills using the six axis controller, tilting it to guide your petals. It’s a very relaxing experience which, while playing, you can more or less let your mind go blank and enter a trance like state of relaxation. Over time you become one with the game and feel at peace with yourself… maybe that’s just me. But if you are looking for something different, then pick up the demo and give it a go.
TRANSFORMERS WAR FOR CYBERTRON MAP AND CHARACTER PACK 1 Â£7.99/â‚¬9.99
The first download content pack for the Transformers game has now been released and includes five new Transformers and four new maps for the player to get their hands on. The new transformers that are here for the players to use are Scattershot, Onslaught, Shockwave, Demolishor and Jazz. These can be selected while playing Escalation mode and their chassis can also be used when players are creating their own transformers. Along with these you also get four maps – District and Forsake maps are for players teaming up and playing Escalation mode – Havok and Fortress are new additions for competitive gameplay. A nice selection of content for the game for fans of huge robots beating the crap out of each other.
TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 11
Anther large selection of content for Tiger Woods PGA tour 11 this week with championship packs and new courses. So if you want to give our friends at EA a little bit more money, then you have a decent selection listed below:
Carolinas Pack Â£3.99/â‚¬4.99
Championship Pack Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99
International Pack Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99
North America Pack Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99
The Predator Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99
The TPC Blue Monster At Doral Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99
PAIN PINBALL ABUSEMENT PARK Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
And once again the old PSN favourite is shown more love with pain receiving even more content. In this you can fire your chosen character into a huge pinball table which is itself inspired by one of the Pain arenas, Abusement Park. You can expect your chosen victim to be violently careening from pinball bumper and hitting targets to rack up a huge score and a lot of amusement for yourself. If you still play and love pain, which a lot of people do, then here is a whole new piece of content to keep the fun coming.
LOST PLANET 2 RUSH ARENA Â£2.39/â‚¬2.99
Rush arena for Lost Planet 2 is a new multiplayer mode for up to four players to team up and take on all of the games boss fights compressed into the one level, ensuring this one level will not be a easy one. This gives the Lost Planet players a serious challenge in co-operative game play.
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV SUPER COMPLETE ALTERNATE COSTUME PACK Â£13.99/â‚¬17.99
As I thought may happen, this week brings with it the release of a new Super Street Fighter Costume pack. Over the last few weeks, if you visit the store regularly or have been reading my store updates, you will have seen the almost weekly costume packs released for the game, with four or five costumes each. If you managed to hold of buying any of these in the hope that they would all be released as a full pack, then your prayers have been answered as here it is. The pack contains alternate costumes for every character in the game, so pick it up if you have yet to buy them and ensure all your fighters are at the cutting edge of fashion.
CLASH OF THE TITANS ATHENA’S REQUEST FREE DOWNLOAD
Another mission pack for Clash Of The Titans this week, but as a little surprise it’s free. The pack includes two new missions – A Bird In The Hand and Songs Of Enchantment, which also offer the player the chance to find new sub weapons and rare gift items. Both of these new missions can be played after completion of the main quest 2.
ROCK BAND AVENGED SEVENFOLD PACK 01 Â£3.49/â‚¬5.29 WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WHICH CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
Seize The Day Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
ROCK BAND JUANES PACK 01 Â£4.99/â‚¬7.99 WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WHICH CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
A Dios Le Pido Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Fijate Bien Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Gotas De Aqua Dulce Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
La Camisa Negra Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Mala Gente Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
GUITAR HERO 5 SHINEDOWN TRACK PACK Â£4.39/â‚¬5.5.49 WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WHICH CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
Second Chance Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Sound Of Madness Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Well that is everything when it comes to games, demos and content. But we have a larger selection of videos this week, along with Episode 017 of FirstPlay which can be yours for Â£0.99/â‚¬1.20, you have a small selection of trailers…
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam Trailer
Crysis 2 Marine Salvage Trailer
Hunted The Demons Forge E3 Trailer
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 Year 3 Vignette
What Is Playstation Home ? Trailer
And rounding things off this week is the usual crop of themes and avatars, all of which are listed below. Hopefully there is something here that grabs your interest.
Bamboo Forest Dynamic Theme Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Nordic Warrior Theme Â£1.19/â‚¬1.49
Steampunk Theme Â£1.19/â‚¬1.49
Flower Daisy Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
Flower Daisy On Blue Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Amateur Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Hit Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Hopeful Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Lead Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Rising Star Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar SuperStar Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Tone Deaf Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
SingStar Wannabe Avatar Â£0.20/â‚¬0.25
With that I wrap up another weeks PSN Store update. A pretty decent choice and hopefully something that takes your fancy. If not, there is always next week. Until then I hope you you all have a good week and some happy gaming. As for myself, I am going to play a little more Uncharted 2.