AU Shippin' Out October 20-24: Fable II

Can Peter Molyneux live up to his promises? Find out this Thursday!

Ever since Shane Kim dropped the bomb in 2005, Fable II has been on the lips of salivating Xbox 360 owners. Set 500 years after the original game, Fable II drops you back into Albion starting off as a child. Like in the original, you're given a series of choices that will dictate if your character is good or bad as he or she grows up. Some of the new activities in the game include getting married and starting a family. Others will have you getting a job and earning money. Fable II is due out on Thursday.

Ubisoft is taking gamers to hunt for the Jackal this week in Africa with Far Cry 2. Set in an unknown African nation, you assume the role of one of eight characters who are hunting an unscrupulous warlord called the Jackal. If you're expecting feral abilities to return, you better not hold your breath, because Far Cry 2 has nothing to do with the original except for the name. On the community side of things, Far Cry 2 features a comprehensive map maker that allows users to share their maps online on their respective platform, as well as online competitive multiplayer. Far Cry 2 is out on the 23rd of this month for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

With Silent Hill: Homecoming being delayed indefinitely in Australia thanks to a big fat "refused classification" sticker being slapped on it, Dead Space is left to pick up the reins of bloodthirsty survival horror fans. When a massive mining ship drops off the radar, Isaac Clarke (the game's protagonist) and his crew are dispatched to investigate and repair the mining ship's communication equipment. It quickly becomes obvious that all is not right, and that the crew of the mining ship have turned into monsters. On top of the extreme gore, Deep Space features a mechanic called strategic dismemberment, which forces the player to remove an enemy's limbs to kill them, as opposed to going for headshots. Dead Space is out later this week.

October 23, 2008
Dead Space (PS3, 360, PC)
Far Cry 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
Golden Axe: Beast Rider (PS3, 360)
Fable II (360)
Littlest Pet Shop (PC, Wii)
Littlest Pet Shop: Garden (DS)
Littlest Pet Shop: Jungle (DS)
Littlest Pet Shop: Winter (DS)
Monopoly (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP)
Imagine Figure Skater (DS)

October 24, 2008
Midnight Club: Los Angeles (360, PS3)
Midnight Club: LA Remix (PSP)
MotoGP 08 (360, PS3, PS2)

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Balck_soul
Balck_soul

fair score of 8.5 if u played the game u would realise why. it's not the gameplay it's the stuff promised and failed to be there and also the huge amount of bugs that it has. some not allowing u to progress

hatmans
hatmans

The game is unfinished...(Sadly) @FalconOI, 10/10 is for the elites, the truely god like games.. which fable 2 is not:) 8.5 is a fair rating for the game

FalconOI
FalconOI

Why On Earth Whould You's At Gamespot Rate FABLE 2 A Meesly 8.5???? Are You Kidding??? For Everyone Who Saw Their Rating Of FABLE 2 Don't Listen To Them. This Game Is Really Rated 10/10. Because This Game Simply Rules!!!!!

KandyKane666
KandyKane666

GOD DAM IT I WISH I HAD A BLOODY XBOX 360!!!!!!!!!!!! well now all i hav 2 do is hope it comes out on pc:)

disobedience
disobedience

i think it would be a nice piece of RPG , lets wait and see

pwndOo
pwndOo

ratavaquera, cod4 never showed up in our little part of eu! Xbox 360 cant be bought here, there is only 1 games seller, which owns the videogames here, and he has 5 games... No internet provider delivers here, the games producers ignore our ONLY game press,... talk about eu!

aussiehalofan
aussiehalofan

Hurry up Thursday!!! I'm spending this whole weekend playing Far Cry 2, it looks amazing. After that I'll give Dead Space a go

ratavaquera
ratavaquera

Far Cry 2 and i cant decide xD: Fable 2 CoD: WaW

ratavaquera
ratavaquera

punkdsk8erdude: "why do videogames have to be so expensive lol." ¬.¬ Here in Mexico the new games cost hmm (from Pesos to Dllrs) 75-85$ (800-900 pesos) Do you think 60$ its EXPENSIVE?! X360 w/hard disk: EU 199$ MX 260$ (2999 pesos) thats the only thing ilove from EU: Cheaper games/technology Dont forget the Delay since the Release Date of a game (1 week-1 month) Lucky...

austin7194
austin7194

i reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaallllyyyy hope i get my fable 2 tmrw

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

gettin my fable 2 tmrw - i preordered it two months ago. i really want far cry 2 and MC:LA as well. oh why do videogames have to be so expensive lol.

lime_93
lime_93

Halo 3 (somebody stole mine so i gotta but a new one) NFS Undercover, Fable II, Gears of War 2

haloguy888
haloguy888

I'm still trying to decide whether to get Fable II Limited Edition or Reserve Call of Duty: World at War Collector's Edition. But I'm leaning towards Fable II right now. :D

mhsdrake
mhsdrake

Every week until christmas has some big releases... awesome.

ooKERMIToo
ooKERMIToo

LOL I JUST GOT A CALL FROM MY LOCAL EB STORE SAYING FABLE ii CAME OUT TODAY SO IM GOING TO PICK IT UP EARLY CHEA LOOK FOR MY REVIEW

PandaBear86
PandaBear86

I have my eyes set on Dead Space, Farcry 2, Fable 2 and maybe even Star Ocean. Good thing I have been saving up my money recently, since there are so many good games coming out on the same day :)

yoneoka
yoneoka

please gamespot wasnt the game coming out tomorow???

Sir_Bozack
Sir_Bozack

ONE MORE DAY! ONE MORE DAY! ONE MORE DAYEEEEEEEEE!

-Fable-
-Fable-

IGN already reviewed this game: 8.8 and IGN UK gave it a 9.5. I'm getting my copy tonight at midnight!!! cannot wait - this quarter for games is absolutely ridiculous!

MadworlDsurfer
MadworlDsurfer

that is the Australia release date the US will still get it on tues.

bulletwaster
bulletwaster

These are Austrailian release dates if you live in North America then Fable 2 is still coming tuesday

aceball69
aceball69

wait... fable II isnt due until thursday? I THOUGHT IT WAS RELEASING ON TUESDAY!!!!!! what the H**L? it better be at my house tomorrow or im gonna be so pi$$ed...

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Great...Fab is 360 only. Ugh. Still not gonna get a 360. Anyway, on the MCRLA game page it says its coming on the 20th (today) but here it says the 24th.

lysol3000
lysol3000

I was under the impression that fable came out on tuesday the 21st.

I-am-the-Panda
I-am-the-Panda

whats all this talk about far cry and fable for, when we have then littlest pet shop coming out?

Shadow_Pro
Shadow_Pro

dead space in 23 october? :( i wanna play!! NOW!

yaddy1
yaddy1

Thats a lot off pet shop games...

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

I don't know about you guys, but I sure am excited about the Littlest Pet Shop games coming out this week!

benny32
benny32

Luthman, both fables were made by lionhead in the UK. far cry i dnt know but fable 2 we should have got in the uk first cos its our game.

funnysplay
funnysplay

And to top this off, this isn't even the end of the constand parade of top of the line game titles, look for more in november.

funnysplay
funnysplay

Dead Space, Fable 2 and farcry 2. thats all i half to say.

jed1516
jed1516

far cry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

atrofiado
atrofiado

poor psp...only two games. Hope they at least are good

Luthmann_D
Luthmann_D

"its out on tuseday in America. Us in the UK have to wait (no idea why. we made the game, we should get it first)" Dude... Ubisoft montreal made it... And it takes some time to ship. Ubisoft just pays for the montreal team to make it^^

Luthmann_D
Luthmann_D

"it says that farcry 2 and fable are coming october 23..isnt october 21?" 21st in US, 23 in europe, asia and oceanea

aktanoj
aktanoj

it says that farcry 2 and fable are coming october 23..isnt october 21?

Assasinnation
Assasinnation

Far Cry 2 Will Dominate All The Games This Week ''No Offence'' Those Who Love Other Games

turb06
turb06

"Far Cry 2 seems to be the best game in the list. Sorry but Fable is not exciting but a load of dung. Far Cry 2 will be the higher selling game by a big chance." Considering its multiplatform thats pretty much a given.

PrinceFX
PrinceFX

already have deadspace for PS3 :D

BelzebuVlad
BelzebuVlad

I just can't wait no more for FarCry because here in Portugal the release date is set for 24 October...

jrodrz
jrodrz

Far cry 2 and Midnight Club are next on my list. Already bought FIFA 09. 1 down, 2 to go.

jrodrz
jrodrz

I have 3 games in my mind this month: FIFA 09, Far Cry 3 and Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Already bought FIFA. 1 down, 2 to go.

muppen
muppen

I am getting Dead Space, Far Cry 2 and Fable 2 LE. This will probably be the best week in gaming in a long time!

Dartadion
Dartadion

Far Cry 2 seems to be the best game in the list. Sorry but Fable is not exciting but a load of dung. Far Cry 2 will be the higher selling game by a big chance. FAR CRY 2 come out in 3 Days!