Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Trip of a Lifetime; There Were Probably a Fair Few Consoles under Christmas Trees This Year, but with the Cold Weather, Would You Want to Go out and Buy Any Games? We Check out at Five Online Downloads You Can Get on Your New Console from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Trip of a Lifetime; There Were Probably a Fair Few Consoles under Christmas Trees This Year, but with the Cold Weather, Would You Want to Go out and Buy Any Games? We Check out at Five Online Downloads You Can Get on Your New Console from the Comfort of Your Own Home

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Jour ney PS3. Adventure. Price: PS9.99 There are some game experiences that you will simply never forget. Journey is one of them. You wake alone, surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop is your end goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The Journey is unlike anything you'll have ever played before. Lasting only a couple of hours, the second you finish, you'll probably start playing again. Awesome.

The Walking Dead Xbox 360. Adventure. Price: Episode 1 is free (Episodes 2-5 are 400 Microsoft Points each/PS3.40 approx) It's astounding to see that this quality of video game iS s available for the price of a sandwich, bag of crisps and a drink at lunch time. Based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series, the game plunges you headfirst into a world devastated by an undead apocalypse and forces you to make a series of horrifying choices in order to survive. As convicted criminal Lee Everett, you've been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead, but you'll face a myriad of gut-wrenching emotional choices to move the incredible narrative onwards, many of which will impact on the outcome of later scenes in future downloadable episodes. Well worth skipping lunch for.

Trials Evolution Xbox 360. Racing. Price: 1200 Microsoft Points The original Xbox Live edition of Trials HD set an incredible benchmark for downloadable content, with production values as high as the awesome two-wheeled stunt jumps performed in the game. Here, the follow-up brings the bike-racing action back with a bang, as you get the chance to ride in real-time multiplayer with two to four players, either locally or through XBLA. There's also a whopping single-player career on offer with 50 tracks, challenging unlocks and tricky achievements awaiting you. And, if those carefully crafted courses don't satisfy your biking hunger, there's a massive track editor that allows you to share your own sensational tracks with the world or download other highly-rated tracks from around the globe. …

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