April is one cracker of a month for gamers across all platforms! See below for our favorite releases.

  • PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii:
    • FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa
    FIFA 2010

    FIFA 2010

    Oh yes they brought out a game. If you are a fan of FIFA games, world cups and South Africa look no further and make this your first choice (there are no other alternatives). Graphics remain the same which isn’t a bad thing at all. World Cup teams with their new kits and players will be the major change and of course the addition of South Africa’s new stadiums will be a major attraction. With EA getting the fan groups spot on this game diverges slightly from usual FIFA’s but still maintain it’s awesomeness from all predecessors.

  • PC and Xbox 360:
    • Splinter Cell: Conviction
    Splinter Cell - Conviction

    Splinter Cell - Conviction

    This stealth styled shooter will not disappoint. With added new gameplay features such as the “Mark and Execute” feature which allows players to select a specific target and shoot them upon bursting through a doorway Tom Clancy fans will have their work cut out for them, literally. Another great feature is the “Last Known Position” which when a player breaks the enemies line of sight a visual silhouette is created of where the guard thinks you are…thus flanking the enemy becomes a huge option. Cooperative gameplay is back. The story is one of betrayal and revenge, what a great recipe. Graphics are undeniably gorgeous. Splinter Cell: Conviction is a must play.

  • PS3 and Xbox 360:
    • Super Street Fighter IV
    Street Fighter

    Street Fighter

    The Street Fighter saga has always delivered some solid entertainment. Low and behold this instalment is no different. Sticking with a classic graphics theme and gameplay which is not much different from its predecessors. Why fix whats not broken? A few new combos and the ‘ultra combos’ players will find gameplay fast and absolutely rewarding when you pull them off in succession. Additional characters will add something new, each with unique combo’s to learn. Added online game modes such as team battle and endless battle pose a new dimension of delight. Super Street Fighter IV, something to keep you entertained until the next production.

      Dead to Rights: Retribution
    Dead to Rights - Retribution

    Dead to Rights - Retribution

    With a trusty dog, massive arsenal and killer martial arts moves this sequel has the foundation to leave you begging for more. Graphics are great and seeing an enemy loose a gallon of blood from a single kick is always awesome! Gameplay is pretty fast-paced but once you get the hang of it you’ll feel right at home. Dead to Rights: Retribution a definite must-have.

      Nier
    Nier

    Nier

    Square Enix have gone all out on this semi button-mashing slasher. With stellar graphics, fast paced gameplay and mouth-watering ultimate moves players will find themselves struggling to put down the remote. If you enjoyed Devil May Cry 4 than expect no less from Nier. A recipe of vast amounts of blood, deep red aura, mentally unstable acrobatics and a large blade Nier will provide copious amounts of enjoyment.

  • Wii:
    • Monster Hunter Tri
    Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter

    Well it’s a series as far as I can tell; “Tri” being the third instalment. Originally planned to be released on PS3 but they got cheap and went for the Wii. No offence to Wii gamers but it is cheaper to develop games for the Wii and since they sell for around the same price as PS3 games the profit margin is much higher. The accounts aside, Monster Hunter Tri has newly added underwater environments, new monsters, new weapons and completely redesigned AI it is an upgrade from the previous two. Surprisingly pleasing graphics and enjoyable Wii styled movement gameplay will keep players vaguely interested. Since Tri is being released on Wii it is not going to be a ‘gamers’ game, it looks great for the casual gamer but I’d save my money.

  • Nintendo DS:
    • Dementium 2
    Dementum ii

    Dementum ii

    The sequel to Dementium: The Ward, this first-person survival horror will feature slightly updated graphics and a few more weapons. This storyline follows from the first but is set in a different area. If you enjoyed the first then the second will be a bash.

    Josh “Swift” Sack
    Games Editor

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