Sunday Afternoon New Releases and ShackReviews

Civilization IV (PC) is out this week. I haven't played a Civilization game since the very first one, which destroyed my life. It's really tempting to pick up IV, but it frightens me.

This Week's New Releases


Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (Gearbox | Wed. | PS2, also Xbox, PC two weeks ago)
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom | Tue. | PS2, also GCN in Jan. '05)
Soul Calibur III (Namco | Mon.)


Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (Headfirst | Tue. | Xbox)


LEGO Star Wars (Traveller's Tales | Tue. | GCN, also PS2, Xbox, PC in Apr. '05)
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (Midway | Tue. | GCN, also PS2, Xbox in Sep. '05)


Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Bandai | Tue. | PSP, also PS2 in Nov. '04)
GTA: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar | Tue. | PSP)
The Hustle: Detroid Streets (Blade | Tue. | PSP)
Metroid Prime Pinball (Nintendo | Tue. | DS)
Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires (Box Clever | Tue. | DS)


80 Days (Frogwares | Tue.)
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (AWE Games | Tue.)
Battlefield 1942: The Complete Collection (DICE | Tue.)
Call of Duty 2 (Infinity Ward | Tue. | PC, also X360 TBA)
Civilization IV (Firaxis | Tue.)
Heroes of the Pacific (IR Gurus Int. | Tue. | PC, also PS2, Xbox in Sep. '05)
Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition (Midway | Tue.) Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection (Namco | Mon. | PC, also PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA in Aug. '05)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! (Frontier | Mon.)
Sniper Elite (Rebellion | Mon. | PC, also PS2, Xbox last week)
Vietcong 2 (Pterodon | Mon.)
X3: Reunion (Egosoft | Tue. | Xbox ver. cancelled)


Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (DICE | Tue. | PS2, Xbox)
The Bible Game (Crave | Mon. | PS2, Xbox, GBA)
Chicken Little (Avalanche | Thu. | PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA)
Ford vs. Chevy (Eutechnyx | Wed. | PS2, Xbox)
Nicktoons Unite! (THQ | Wed. | PS2, GCN, GBA, also DS in '06)
The Sims 2 (Maxis | Mon. | PS2, Xbox, GCN, DS, GBA, also PSP in Dec. '05, PC in Sep. '04)
Spartan: Total Warrior (The Creative Assembly | Tue. | PS2, Xbox, GCN)
Taito Legends (Empire Oxford | Tue. | PS2, Xbox, also PC in Nov.)
World Championship Poker 2 Featuring Howard Lederer (Crave | Tue. | PS2, Xbox, also PSP in Nov. '05)
The Warriors (Krome | Tue. | PS2, Xbox)
Zathura (High Voltage Soft. | Mon. | PS2, Xbox, also GBA in Nov. '05)

Featured ShackReviews:

I am, of course, currently playing Shadow of the Colossus (PS2). It is incredible. Also, I finally beat Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS), and now I'm leisurely working through its Survival mode.