Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

GAMES REVIEWS; in Association with Prefect Image CODE WORKS CONNECT

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

GAMES REVIEWS; in Association with Prefect Image CODE WORKS CONNECT

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Byline: ROSS WILKINSON

BATTLEFIELD: Bad Company comes booming and blasting its way to PS3 this week in an excellent first-person-shooter encounter that gives new meaning to the term fully destructible environments.

Elsewhere, Super Smash Bros Brawl on Wii is a superb example of how a simple concept brilliantly executed can keep you entertained for days. Beijing 2008 gives all Xbox 360 gamers the opportunity to go for gold while Cooking Guide completes this week's line-up on Nintendo DS.

GAME OF THE WEEK: BLAST YOUR WAY INTO BAD COMPANY

Title: Battlefield: Bad Company

Platform: PS3

Genre: Shooter

Price: pounds 54.99

Star rating: ****

If you've had the pleasure of being thrust into the midst of a Battlefield game before, you'll be more than happy to tackle what Bad Company throws at you as you're dropped behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers, risking it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge.

Well worth a look.

CARTOON FISTICUFFS MEAN MULTIPLAYER MADNESS ON WII

Title: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Platform: Wii

Genre: Fighting

Price: pounds 34.99

Star rating: ****

Pokemon, Super Mario Bros, Zelda and many more of your favourite Nintendo characters battle each other in this frenetic fighting extravaganza.

Brawl takes the series one step further in graphical excellence, sound and enjoyment - this must be one of the best multiplayer experiences out there.

ARE YOU A WORLD-BEATER IN

WAITING?

Title: Beijing 2008

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Athletics

Price: pounds 44.99

Star rating: ***

The chance to be a medal-winning athlete passed most of us by some time ago. Video gamers are lobbying for gaming to be recognised as an Olympic sport, which may offer hope, but for everyone else there's Beijing 2008.

Transport yourself to China and compete in more than 30 events, from athletics and gymnastics to cycling, table tennis and archery. …

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