PlayStation Review Round Up – August 09


August was not the best month in terms of new game releases. But we did see a new addition to the annual release of Madden, as well as the much anticipated Batman: Arkham Asylum (review next month).

Now even though the PS3 was lacking in quality games last month, in addition to not producing a single 5/5 review, there were some notable 4/5 reviews. Two were released in August, Madden NFL 10 and Singstar Queen, and both are fun to play either by yourself or with a group of friends. The other three were released early in the summer. Overlord 2, Monsters vs Aliens and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs are all fun games, with the last two being excellent kid-friendly games.

Even though the PS3 may have been lacking in quality releases, PSN was blessed with two great titles. Fat Princess, which was released in late July, was one of the few 5/5 offerings from last month. Its quirky gameplay and fun online play makes this a welcomed addition to the PSN offerings. We also gave a 5/5 to Smash Cars which, though lacking in a lot of content, was still extremely dynamic and enjoyable.

But first, a quick recap of this year’s best games.

PlayStation LifeStyle 2009 Editors Choice Recap

5 out of 5 - Editor's Choice Flower (PSN)

5 out of 5 - Editor's Choice inFamous (PS3)

5 out of 5 - Editor's Choice Killzone 2 (PS3)

5 out of 5 - Editor's Choice Patapon 2 (PSP)

5 out of 5 - Editor's Choice Resistance: Retribution (PSP)

5 out of 5 - Editor's Choice Shatter (PSN)

PlayStation 3

Madden NFL 10

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Monsters vs Aliens

SingStar: Queen

Overlord 2


King of Fighters XII

Terminator Salvation

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Next Page: PlayStation Network, Hardware & Gear…