Recent Games That Have Been Released:
Batman: Arkham Asylum (08/25/09): The player assumes the role of Batman, taking Joker in for the umpteenth time the infamous Arkham Asylum. Once there, he discovers that all the villains have set up an enormous trap for him, and the game unfolds into insanity. Dark, stealthy, and dependent on one's gadgets (as Batman rightly should be), AA will be the first true title that DC can be proud of for their batty hero.
Hands on: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/101/1011318p1.html
Author's note: This is a must have if you are a fan of Batman, in any shape or form. I don't care if you just have a bat fetish, just buy this game. What do you mean you want my opinion? I obviously think something of it if I post it here!
Shadow Complex (08/19/09): Shadow Complex is set in the compelling universe of Empire, Orson Scott Card's best-selling novel outside of the famed Ender's Game series. The game provides a fresh twist on classic side-scroller action by delivering an original single-player adventure that unfolds across a range of non-linear levels. Gameplay centers around exploration and fast-paced combat as players gather power-ups to overcome obstacles, thwart enemies, and delve into a mysterious and challenging world. - IGN.com
Hands on: http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/100/1005179p1.html
Author's note: This simply looks like the best XLA game I've seen to date. Genre bending and arguably revolutionary, this is deservedly a must-see title.
Wolfenstein (08/18/09): This is the latest installment in the Wolfenstein franchise, one of the biggest hits in history (among peers such as DOOM), developed by the legendary id Software. The game takes place immediately after the events in 2001's Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Playing as BJ Blazkowicz, players will once again uncover a Nazi scheme to ascertain the supernatural to further their plans for world domination. The object of interest this time around is the Black Sun, a dark energy source that allows Nazi's access to another dimension of evil called Veil (which BJ himself has the ability to enter as well).
Hands on: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/e3...stein-hands-on
Author's note: This is a first day buy for me, there's really no way this could be bad. The new "alternate dimension" type power looks like a phenomenal gameplay element, along with the classic Wolfenstein enemies (sexy assassins, demons, zombies, nazis) and feel.