New Releases for week of Feb 16, 2009

By GameTagwastaken, 9 years ago
There are a lot of releases this week and one of them is already in the Xbox Live store, so let's get started:

Xbox Originals

Grabbed by the Ghoulies - 1200 MS points
This game received metacritic scores of 66 (out of 100) for its original release back in 2003. The game was considered entertaining by many reviewers but was faulted for not wavering between being family-friendly or adult, only 5-10 hours long, and repetitive.

I know, we don't usually put DLC on here, but there haven't been many that have been announced and hyped in time to make it onto a Monday post. In the future, only DLC packs with confirmed achievements will appear in this space.

GTA IV: The Lost and the Damned -1600 MS points
Feb 17
Introducing a new storyline with a new playable character, new weapons, new songs on the radio... It's big and you're probably either waiting for it to come out so you can play it or waiting for it to come out so you don't have to hear about it anymore.


Death Tank - 1200 MS points
Feb 18
A remake of an older title in a classic genre or a real-time worms. Whatever you want to call it, it blasts into the arcade this week.


Street Fighter IV - MSRP $59.99
US: Feb 17 /Eur: Feb 20
The long-anticipated home version of the arcade game. By the time it hits shelves, it will also have DLC packs available. Read here for details:
Street Fighter IV DLC Announced

Race Pro - MSRP $59.99
US: Feb 17 / Eur: Feb 20
SimBin, who are famous for their PC racing simulations, bring over their racing sim style to the 360.

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand - MSRP $59.99
US: Feb 24 / Eur: Feb 20
Featuring over 40 songs and a coop mode... actually the previews make it look like it could be a much better game than it sounds.

US: OUT NOW Eur: Feb 20
X-Blades is an action combat game featuring a good-looking female protagonist (are they ever ugly?) who likes to retrieve ancient artifacts. But this one is not British and played by Angelina Jolie on the big screen. Ayumi is rendered in an anime style and the game is boasting an intriguing storyline.

Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
Eur: Feb 20 US: OUT NOW as Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection

Tune in next week for another big week! It's a really fun time to own an Xbox.

Thanks to Elite Hero for providing European dates.