February 2012 Video Game Releases

February 2012 Video Game Releases

Not much out last month in the way of video games, but the good news is quarter one kicks in this month with some remakes of some old classics, the HD treatment given to the ones that didn’t get remade, and some sequels to friends we haven’t seen in a while.

3rd February 2012

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection offers a handful of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past in true HD for the first time ever. Featuring three complete games, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, METAL GEAR SOLID: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the HD Collection offers old and new fans a chance to experience the epic game play, design and storytelling of the MGS franchise.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on Amazon

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

She spent years fighting her destiny. With courage in her heart, she faced the false gods who ruled over people for centuries. Her unfaltering determination changed the world. The gods were vanquished, their plans to massacre the human race destroyed. As Cocoon fell, a single pillar formed, connecting the ravaged world to the one below-Pulse, the underworld.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 on Amazon

Soul Calibur V

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Soul Calibur V picks up 17 years after the events of Soul Calibur IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords. With the series’ revolutionary 8-way run, allowing for true 3D movement during matches, a refined battle system, and stunning graphics, Soul Calibur V will be the top game of 2012 for anyone looking for a knock-down, drag-out fight.

Soul Calibur V on Amazon

10th February 2012

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC

The lore of Kingdoms of Amalur spans an epic course of 10,000 years of history created by R. A. Salvatore. Reckoning captures a moment in this history, the tale of a singular hero capable of reshaping the fate of the world of Amalur. Every building, tree, and creature has a clear and defined history within this immersive world filled with extraordinary landscapes, mysterious cities, colorful characters, and fantastic creatures inspired by the legendary art style of Todd McFarlane.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on Amazon

The Darkness II

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC

He’s been unable to shake the memory of Jenny’s death since bottling up his supernatural power and now The Darkness wants out. A sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie’s life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war which has clearly been orchestrated by some outside force. The botched attempt opens the door for The Darkness to re-emerge, and sets Jackie on a journey to hell and worse as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motivations of The Darkness itself.

The Darkness II on Amazon

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC

With the introduction of the Ultimate Edition Bethesda Softworks presents the definitive edition of the award-winning Fallout: New Vegas®. This complete package, which includes the Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road add-on packs, allows you to experience everything that New Vegas has to offer. To sweeten the pot, you’ll be armed with the latest cache of unique weapons, ammo types and recipes from the most recent add-on packs Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal.

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition on Amazon

Grand Slam Tennis 2

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

For the first time in HD and on the next generation platforms, experience the thrill of winning at Wimbledon and capturing all four Grand Slam tournaments. Rise to stardom with the revolutionary Total Racket Control as you challenge a deep roster of elite players, including Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Sharapova, Borg, and McEnroe.

EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis 2 on Amazon

Catherine

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Vincent likes his girlfriend. Katherine’s pretty, smart, and successful. Trouble is, she’s starting to talk about long-term commitment, something Vincent’s spent his entire life avoiding. Since romantic complications are the last thing he wants to deal with. Little does he know that he’s about to be blindsided by a beautiful, seductive, irresistible freight train named Catherine.

Catherine on Amazon

17th February 2012

UFC: Undisputed 3

Xbox 360, PS3

The critically acclaimed and best-selling MMA videogame franchise returns to take players inside the Octagon with UFC Undisputed 3, delivering intense UFC action focused on brutal toe-to-toe combat. Featuring the addition of PRIDE Mode, a brand new submission system, new ways to finish the fight and increased accessibility through both traditional and simplified gameplay controls, players will experience sheer brutal combat and a pure adrenaline rush every time they step inside the Octagon.

UFC 3 on Amazon

22nd February 2012

PlayStation Vita

Console from £219, Games from £17.99

Sony’s much anticipated handheld the PS Vista drops this month with a launch line up set to tempt any gamer be you causal or ‘core. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048, Ridge Racer, Mod Nation Racers, FIFA Football, Little Deviants and more.

Amazon’s PlayStation Vita Hub

24th February 2012

Jak and Daxter HD Collection

PlayStation 3

The Jak and Daxter Collection features all three best-selling PlayStation 2 classic hits: Jak and Daxter, Jak II and Jak 3 fully remastered in high definition and stereoscopic 3D. This collection follows the adventures of fan favorite Jak and his friend Daxter through a series of action packed adventures. The Jak and Daxter Collection blends action, shooting and driving into one package.

Jak and Daxter Collection on Amazon

DiRT 3 Complete Edition

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

DiRT 3 Complete Edition includes the award-winning DiRT 3 expanded with extra content. Race through the snow, rain and dirt and experience dramatic night races as DiRT 3 is extended with 12 new routes at two new locations plus 13 extra cars and liveries. Experience freestyle Gymkhana, Rally, Rallycross and more in solo, online and split-screen modes as you compete on a global tour from Finland to Monaco and Tokyo. Powered by the award-winning EGO Engine for jaw-dropping graphics.

DiRT 3 Complete Edition on Amazon

Syndicate

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC

In the not too distant future, the world is divided into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as Syndicates. In this future, business is war, and you are the weapon: the latest prototype agent for Eurocorp, one of the most ruthless Syndicates in a world dominated by greed. In single-player, embark on a unique sci-fi shooter adventure of corruption and revenge, as you utilize DART 6 chip-enhanced technology to breech, manipulate and control the wired world.

Syndicate on Amazon

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Lee Williams


When Lees not playing games in his jammies he sometimes likes to write words about them and moan about people on twitter.

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  1. The Potsmith
    February 3, 2012, 10:23 am

    Apart from any CE of Warcraft, I have never actually ‘waited’ for a game to be released, but right now all I want to do is get my beautiful manicured mitts on Reckoning.

    I do not think I have ever completed a demo of any game on any platform, but I completed the Reckoning demo and it left me with a strange empty feeling and the need to rush out and get this game.

    Damn my birthday being in June and not February!

  2. sirmonkeybutler
    February 3, 2012, 5:15 pm

    The only game i’m waiting for (for me to play until Mass Effect 3) will be KoA: Reckoning. I would say DiRT3 Complete Edition but I’ve got all the DLC for that game.

    Valentine’s Day present from the missus sorted :D

    • LeeWilliams
      February 3, 2012, 8:20 pm

      I didn’t even know they did proper DLC for it. :S

      • Kieran Semrau
        February 9, 2012, 7:30 pm

        The Monaco Track DLC is great but the extra cars werent really needed and the other Japanese Track Pack was just from DiRT2 but i still love it :D

  3. wid069
    February 3, 2012, 6:17 pm

    Got MGS HD Collection yesterday and ordered Soul Calibur V, which has been dispatched and should be in my hands come tomorrow. A few other games that release this month definitely grabs my attention say – UFC 3, Syndicate, Catherine & KoA: Reckoning.

    Mainly waiting for March 9th for these lovelies:

    Mass Effect 3
    Street Fighter X Tekken
    Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3DS

    • Lee Williams
      February 3, 2012, 7:39 pm

      ohhhh,… What’s MGS HD like as far as remakes/re-releases go?

      • wid069
        February 5, 2012, 6:02 pm

        Not tried the other MGS games yet on how well they are in HD. MGS2 seems no different than the PS2 if I am honest…

        Just spotted something… The lack of Binary Domain which releases this month is disappointing! =D

  4. Ben
    February 3, 2012, 8:40 pm

    I’ll take a Vita please, cheers.

  5. james bowerbank
    February 3, 2012, 11:45 pm

    Catherine, reckoning and syndicate will be picked up this month I think!

  6. Jennifer Taylor
    February 4, 2012, 2:36 pm

    Definitely need to get Reckoning this month, great game!

    • Josh Mathews
      February 8, 2012, 2:02 pm

      I can’t wait the next couple of days for Reckoning!!!!!

      • Jennifer Taylor
        February 8, 2012, 4:38 pm

        It is amazing!

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  8. Otter
    February 13, 2012, 12:09 am

    For those interested in The Darkness 2. I bought it at 13:34pm today, started it at around 15:49pm finished it at 23:50pm. Although short, it was hella fun.
    At the end you’ll be like “AWWWW COME ON! It can’t end like that” but don’t get too worked up, wait for the credits to stop rolling.
    (I love it when they stick something extra on the end of credits in film and games)

    • Lee Williams
      February 13, 2012, 11:25 am

      You had me worried a bit then when I started reading that. Glad to hear its as good as I wanted to to be though. Is there any reason to go back to it after you’ve finished it? Like for collectables/ different choices etc?

      • Otter
        February 17, 2012, 10:09 am

        You can play through on new game + which is like in batman AC where you keep all your upgraded darkness abilities and collectables. There is also a multiplayer side to it which I never delved into for some reason.

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