Top Downloadable Games October 2010


“The spooks and specters are out and about this month, which means the holiday gaming season is almost upon us. With lots of big blockbuster titles recently released and many others great games set to launch in the coming weeks, there’s a lot to be excited about. But don’t forget about the tasty downloadable goodies awaiting you as well! This month’s downloadable games selection has us hunting for candy in crazy costumes, hopping through scores of comics, rhythmically blasting robots in space, and head-banging with some baddies.”

Ok, I’ve neglected to post each installment here over the past few months, but my monthly downloadable games column is still going strong over at What They Play. Check out the October installment here.

Review: Drawn: Dark Flight


“With a tremendously magical atmosphere and gripping story, Drawn: The Painted Tower was one of the most polished and enjoyable puzzle adventure games we’ve played in a long time. It set the bar very high for the casual gaming world, and few other titles have come close to delivering such an enchanting experience. We’re pleased to report the highly anticipated sequel, Drawn: Dark Flight is every bit as spectacular as the first game…and then some.”

Check out the full review here at Gamezebo.

Feature: Great DSiWare Games for Kids

“This month marks the one year anniversary of the launch of Nintendo’s DSiWare service, and with multiple new releases coming out each week since it made its debut, there’s a ton of games currently available to dive into along with new ones on the way. Modeled after the popular WiiWare service for the Wii, DSiWare features a variety of smaller, cheaper downloadable handheld games created by large and small developers alike. The past year has seen some excellent and affordable titles launched through DSiWare, and parents will be happy to know that the vast majority of these games are all-ages friendly. Here’s a selection of some of the best DSiWare games available for kids and adults alike.”

Check out the full feature here at What They Play.

M-Rated Swap: The Conduit for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Reflex

Modern Warfare Reflex is filled with gory deaths, gratuitous killings, profanity, and other situations that can be quite jarring and fairly disturbing at times. If you’re looking for a tight first-person shooter experience on the Wii that’s slightly toned-down but doesn’t sacrifice fun FPS gameplay, The Conduit is a great alternative. This sci-fi themed shooter is rated “Teen” and stars a special agent who must stop a government conspiracy tied to an alien invasion.”

Check out the full article here at What They Play.

Column: Top Downloadable Games for Jan. 2010

“With the glut of pre-holiday retail releases finally beginning to subside and pocketbooks slowly recovering from their recently empty, threadbare state caused by the big annual splurge of massive gift purchasing, it’s a perfect time to get caught up on some of this month’s top digital game downloads. Your wallet will thank you. We get a little zany this month with a fun medley packed with marching muscle heads, rocket-propelled pixel men, turn-based RPG adventure, and warring puzzle nations.”

Check out the full installment of my column here at What They Play

Feature: All About DSiWare

“Let’s face it; sometimes you crave a fresh dose of quick gaming fun without having to put forth a lot of physical effort or lay down a ton of money. With the prevalence of high-speed wireless internet and improved hardware capabilities, it’s becoming a lot easier to instantly purchase and download new games without even having to set foot in a store. Wii owners may have hundreds of low-cost classic Virtual Console NES and downloadable WiiWare games available at their fingertips, but now even DSi owners can get in on the downloadable fun.”

Check out the full article here at What They Play.