Our Product Geek gets her game face on! Editor Rachel Cericola hits the highlights of this week’s video game releases.
Cars is perfect for the kiddies, but can be just as addicting for any adult that wants to help Lightning McQueen capture the Piston Cup. (THQ)
All platforms: $19.99 to $49.99
While you’re out stocking up on the 15th anniversary DVD, you may as well go nuts and buy Reservoir Dogs. The game stays pretty faithful to the movie and you can play all major characters—although you probably don’t want to be the cop that encounters Mr. Blonde. (Eidos Interactive)
You dirty rat! Flushed Away gives a little preview to the animated movie that will soon be hitting theaters. Get ready to master a rat-trap catapult, a cocktail sword, and pudding mix. (D3 Publisher)
PS2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, GameCube: $29.99
He may not need the money, but Tom Clancy sure knows which video games to slap his name on. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent brings back Sam Fisher for a fourth round of action. (Ubisoft)
PC, PS2, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360: $39.99 to $69.99
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance allows you to act out your superhero fantasies. We’re not talking about the dirty ones; you can pick and choose your alter-ego from the entire Marvel universe—even the crappy ones! (Activision)
PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360: $29.99 to $59.99
Platforms include PC, PlayStation2, PSP, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.