The Week In Games

The last Tuesday in October does a number on your wallet with seven big releases, including Fable III, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and Rock Band 3.

Sunday (Oct. 24)

  • Shaun White Skateboarding (PS3, Wii, 360)

Monday (Oct. 25)

  • Bit.Trip Fate (Wii)
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition (PC, PS3, 360)

Tuesday (Oct. 26)

  • Fable III (360) - Firearms are introduced to the third installment of Lionhead's role-playing franchise.
  • Rock Band 3 (DS, PS3, Wii, 360) - An advanced guitar and a new keyboard support the latest release of Harmonix's rhythm game.
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (DS, PC, PS3, Wii, 360) - Starkiller - or, rather, his clone - is back with two lightsabers and a bag of Force tricks to fight the Empire.
  • Lego Universe (PC) - NetDevil's highly anticipated MMO should be a delight for kids and adults alike.
  • Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 11 (Wii, PS3, 360) - The venerable hunting brand brings a narrative story mode and a nifty light gun to the Xbox 360 and PS3 for the first time.
  • WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360) - THQ's pro wrestling standby adds chairs, ladders, tables, and an engine that adds a persistent storyline unifying your one-off exhibition matches
  • Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Pack (PS3, 360) - Rockstar's latest expansion brings zombies and new multiplayer modes to the western blockbuster.

Also: Blood Drive (PS3, 360); CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (PC, PS3, Wii, 360); DeathSpank (PC); Deca Sports 3 (Wii); Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (PS3, 360); Mercury Limited Edition Bundle (PSP); Monopoly (DS); Monopoly Streets (PS3, Wii); SBK X: Superbike World Championship (PS3, 360); Shank (PC); Superstars V8 Racing (PS3); The Fight: Lights Out (PS3); The Sims 3 (DS, PS3, 360); The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack (PC); Tony Hawk: Shred (PS3, Wii, 360); (DS, PC, PS3, Wii, 360); Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (PSP); Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman (PSP).

Wednesday (Oct. 27)

  • Intellivision Lives! (DS)
  • Pinball FX 2 (360)

Thursday (Oct. 28)

  • Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition (PC)

Looking Ahead

Nov. 2: God of War: Ghost of Sparta, GoldenEye 007, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage. Nov. 4: Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, Motion Sports, Fighters Uncaged. Nov. 9: Call of Duty: Black Ops, The Sims 3. Nov. 16: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, The Sly Collection. Nov. 17: NBA Jam.

What are you getting? What do you want? What are you looking forward to? Sound it off below, and at #twig.