The Sims 3: 70s, 80s and 90s Stuff
You must already own The Sims 3 to play with this extra content as The Sims 3: 70s, 80s and 90s Stuff is an expansion disc (it can now even be downloaded digitally!). If you are familiar with The Sims I’m sure you already know all about this expansion pack which offers lots of new household items, clothing and hairstyles, as well as other things. It allows you to give your character that ’80s look with huge earrings and shoulder pads or have them rocking the ’90s grunge style as if they have just been to a Nirvana concert. Perfect for those that love style!
Minecraft (MAC & PC)
Able to be played on a public server or ‘solo’, Minecraft’s ultimate goal of the game is to create and build, it offers a chance to build your own world with your imagination using blocks from different materials which you collect (a bit like virtual Lego). For example waterslides made of glass can be formed or even a roller coaster from the trees you have cut down to collect wood. There are always things to discover and a browse on YouTube offers a wide range of videos teaching you things you can get up to in the game. This game is perfect for a rainy day when you are stuck in the house and want to get up to something creative.
Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
A reboot of the iconic action adventure series featuring Lara Croft, rated mature due to it’s graphic nature. Lara is a character whom you get to know throughout the game as a survivor, earning your respect and admiration. The game see’s her evolve into a more braver, confident female, something which is different to the rest of the games with her we have seen in the past. The action nature of the game take place on a mysterious island where Lara must recur friends, fight off enemies and discover the strange power surrounding her on the island. The land which she explores offers a gorgeous view, enhanced by the controls offering a cinematic camera to take in the view. A visually pleasing game for determined action fans.
Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo DS)
This game gives you the chance to create your own character and make it come to life in it’s own home town which are are able to name yourself. Collecting money through finding jobs or various actions gives you the chance to customise your character, enabling you to choose it’s clothing (which can be brought at the clothes shop or even designed by you!) and even edit your house. Neighbours in the town will provide friendly and funny conversations and if friendship pursues they may even send gifts to you. I’ve found that this game slowly becomes addictive the more you play it and even more so when you learn that having a WiFi connection allows you to visit your own friends in their towns. This game is definitely for people who love to customise things!
The Walking Dead: The Game (PlayStation 3)
This game is a role-playing game based on the famous comic book series and TV show. There are a number of different elements to the game including: action sequences, exploration and puzzle solving. Quick decisions must be made as you only have a few seconds to choose from a list of options a specific response. This could decide whether a friend survives or whether they turn on you. You find yourself become attached to characters due the use of dialogue which at times create very emotional scenes. A lot of surprises can be found amongst gory and bloody scenes. Small issues such as audio not matching up to the character’s lips, become small issues in this game against zombies are are at times unnoticeable due to the fantastic sound effects and music creating an eerie atmosphere. Highly recommended for fans of the TV show!