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LIst of games you must buy this CHRISTMAS

Action adventure:

a)Assassin's Creed II

  • Huge, beautifully realized world to explore
  • Ezio is a terrific new character
  • Tombs put a spotlight on the excellent and enjoyable platforming
  • A greater variety of missions, weapons, and stealth techniques than in the original
  • Incredible production values.


  • Moving around the city is easy and exciting
  • Fast combat with a variety of awesome powers
  • Engrossing story with interesting characters
  • Powerful moral choices
  • Great pacing and lots of different mission types.

c)Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

  • Exciting, brilliantly paced adventure
  • Excellent, varied combat
  • Thrilling acrobatics and exploration
  • Fun and intense co-op
  • Joyous multiplayer complete with a perks system.

d)Resident Evil 5

  • Beautifully detailed graphics and character animations
  • Having a partner enhances the fun and excitement while adding tension
  • Real-time menu system keeps you immersed
  • Plenty to do once you've beaten it.

e)Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Superb character-driven story
  • Liberty City really does feel alive
  • Multiplayer modes that let 16 players go wild across the entire city
  • Genuinely funny radio and TV shows, comedy acts, and character dialogue
  • Controls are much improved over previous games.

First person shooter:

a)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  • Intense, action-packed campaign
  • Engaging cooperative missions
  • Richer, deeper, more rewarding competitive multiplayer.

b)Left 4 Dead 2

  • New campaigns are very well designed
  • Explosive new guns and deadly new melee weapons
  • Scavenge mode is a great short-form Versus mode
  • New survivors have more character, and new infected have fun abilities
  • Realism mode delivers a new level of tension.

c)Killzone 2

  • Well-paced campaign keeps you in the thick of action
  • Great online play constantly rewards you
  • Intricate, balanced multiplayer maps
  • Weapons are beefy and fun to shoot
  • Visually stunning, both technically and artistically.


  • You shoot hordes of decaying zombies, creepy demons, and hulking bosses
  • Demonic glove makes for fun melee combat
  • Cool occult atmosphere
  • You ride around on a dragon.

e)Halo 3: ODST

  • Firefight mode is a blast
  • Campaign is well-paced, with tons of great moments
  • The between level sections are moody and engaging
  • Same great multiplayer from Halo 3, with three new maps
  • No Flood.


a)Burnout Paradise

  • Party mode minigames are great with friends
  • Bikes and night racing offer plenty of variety
  • Racing and wrecking are still awesome
  • Open-world design creates a great sense of destructive freedom
  • Online functionality is seamless and addictive.

b)DiRT 2

  • Variable difficulty caters to players of all skill levels
  • Lengthy career mode is tough to put down
  • Multiplayer is lag-free and loads of fun
  • Audio and visual presentation is superb.

c)Need for Speed: Shift

  • Makes a point of rewarding you, regardless of your driving ****
  • Very good assortment of tracks
  • Sense of speed borders on scary at times.


  • Plenty of racing disciplines and locations
  • Accessible and rewarding career mode
  • Excellent online lobby system
  • Superb graphics and presentation.