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PS2/PS3

We Love Katamari
Roll up cows, bears, campfires, sumo wrestlers, you name it, in this surreal Namco sequel to a classic puzzler that is in a category by itself. Boffo soundtrack accompanies you as you make a ball out of everything in sight. more

Shadow of the Colossus
Rid the land of a dozen lumbering, ancient giants to free a princess from death's hand. Easy, no? Monstrous adversaries in sublimely rendered environments are the hallmarks of this original and existentially profound Japanese hit. more

Beyond Good and Evil
Cult classic with fantastic storyline, distinctive animation, and a combination of adventure, puzzle, and stealth elements. Armed only with her trusty camera and some nifty martial arts moves, your heroine Jade combats an alien conspiracy. more

Taiko Drum Master
Let's play! Says the Namco narrator as you square off against your buddies in drumming deathmatches to renditions of Toxic, Love Shack, and Tubthumping. The Japanese genius for karaoke applied to drumming. more

 

 

XBOX/XBOX 360

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Sequel to hit 2002 RPG Morrowind, exploited the potential of Xbox 360 beyond the hilt. Imagine the thematic depth and intricate storyline of the original game, with the ability to navigate for miles in any direction, building up your character into a worthy adversary for the angriest daedroth. more

OddWorld: Stranger's Wrath
Bounty hunter with a dark secret seeks two-legged quarry in the wildest Western game you've ever seen. In this first-person shooter, small animals such as squirrels, , and slugs become weapons. And yet, nothing is harmed except your concept of normality. more

Prince of Persia 3
Get in touch with your evil prince. The tormented hero returns in Ubisoft's sequel to platforming classic. Leap from building to building, fighting evil sand demons with your customary panache. more

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Bioware's RPG hit of the year of 2003. Play a fallen Jedi and a host of NPCS who travel from world to world, unexpected adversaries, unraveling the mystery of a young Jedi who went to the dark side. more

Halo 3 ghmario

It's true, all games should be like this. The epic story of Master Chief's fight against the Covenant, the Flood, continues with a near perfect combination of righteous combat and immersive environment design. more

Star Wars: Republic Commando
The life of a clone is nasty, brutish, and short. So live it up, as you fight unending war with your squad of Imperial storm troopers against masses of Trade Federation foes: more

GAMECUBE/WII

Resident Evil 4
Matchless survival horror masterpiece from Capcom. Navigate Leon and Ada through hords of zombies and a labyrinthine plot. Expect an unremitting sense of dread more

Wii Fit
Can a video game really make you healthier? With a sophisticated balance board, loads of strength training and aerobics games, and even basic yoga poses, the answer might just be yes. more

Super Mario 64 DS
Mario returns with buddies Yoshi, Wario, and Luigi, 3D graphics, and new multiplayer options. But does the next-gen version really resurrect the greatness of the 80s original? more

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