This week big games let you become a hero; defying danger and death (quite literally in one case!), surviving a nuclear wasteland, exploring the galaxy, saving the princess, or even becoming one! Which will you go for?
Walk tall in Hell
It doesn't get more heroic than striding into Hell and facing the demon underworld, to rescue your beloved. Dante's Inferno is an epic action game based on the infamous 14th century novel The Divine Comedy.
In Dante's Inferno you fight through nine circles of a violent hell, while wielding a Holy Cross and Death's Scythe for a devastating combination of ranged and melee attacks. The GAME Exclusive Death Edition features exclusive packaging, artwork and bonus in-game content. Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here
Survive against all odds
Abandon Hope, also, All Ye Who Enter S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat. The irradiated hell of The Zone awaits you in the sequel to the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.
Call of Pripyat improves the visuals of the original with photorealistic locations and new, horrific enemies enhancing the sense of isolation, fear and danger.
Leap tall buildings
Heroes aren't all dark and gloomy types. AstroBoy, the iconic Manga hero, flies the skies using his rocket-boosted boots, while blasting President Stone's evil robot army using Finger Lasers, Drill Attacks and, yes, Butt Machine Guns.
AstroBoy's intuitive combat system fires up the mix of classic platform action and exhilarating flight combat levels. It's a space age blast.
Confront an epic foe
Game series don't get more epic and heroic than the long-running Japanese role-playing adventures of Final Fantasy. But Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers features a new style of play for the Nintendo Wii.
Intuitive combat, a host of unusual mini-games and a huge 3D world means The Crystal Bearers is the Final Fantasy epic everyone can play.
Save the princess
A new twist on heroics also comes to Disney's The Princess and the Frog. When frog prince Naveen kisses Tiana, believing her to be a princess, he accidentally turns her into a frog too.
The scene is set for magical New Orleans mayhem, where The Princess and the Frog lets you and your friends relive key moments from the Disney animated movie in madcap, mini-game style.
Delve into dangerous dungeons
For a heroic adventure you can put in your pocket, turn to Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days for the Sony PSP. The award-winning Japanese strategy/roleplaying epic features tense, turn-based strategic showdowns. And new to the Sony PSP: four new story chapters, new tactics, 55 new battle stages and an entirely new playable character to master.
Explore the final frontier
Finally this week, what could be more heroic than captaining your own starship, exploring the final frontiers of space? Star Trek Online: The Gold Edition brings the legendary Star Trek universe to life with a gigantic online universe to explore, teeming with thousands of other players will they become enemies or friends?
Choose sides, choose your speciality and crew, then explore planet surfaces and engage in spectacular deep space battles. The Gold Edition includes bonus downloadable content, a universe map, t-shirt, and exclusive packaging and artwork.
- Find out more about Dante's Inferno
- Find out more about S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat Special Edition
- Find out more about Astroboy
- Find out more about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
- Find out more about Disney's The Princess and the Frog
- Find out more about Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
- Find out more about Star Trek Online: The Gold Edition