Here’s a look at what’s looking good this weekend, with an emphasis on new releases, sales or games that are otherwise relevant.
“Infamous 2” (rated T, $60 for PlayStation 3): I’m looking forward to putting in some time with Cole McGrath’s latest adventure. The first “Infamous” [review] grabbed me right from the start and never let go. Despite having an irritating sidekick, limited set of enemies and inelegant moral “dilemmas” that felt as if they were written by an 8-year-old, it remains my favorite PS3 exclusive that doesn’t have “LittleBigPlanet” somewhere in its name. This time out, Cole has gotten an overhaul so that he comes off as less of a jerk, and even his buddy Zack seems a lot more likeable. I’m also looking forward to a feature that lets users create their own missions within the game’s open world.
“Bulletstorm” (rated M, $40 on Xbox 360 or PS3, $30 on PC) [review]: The “Blood Symphony” downloadable add-on hit the Xbox Live Marketplace this week for $10. It adds a new game mode, three new maps for Anarchy Mode and two new maps for Echoes mode.
“Dead Rising 2” (rated M, special edition on sale) [review]: I spotted the Zombrex limited edition of the game, which comes with a bunch of cool stuff, on clearance at Best Buy this weekend for $35. The versions I saw were for the Xbox 360.