Out This Week is a roundup of new games that are out this week. These listings don’t constitute an endorsement or a review of any sort. We also don’t pretend that this is an exhaustive list. If there’s a game on the horizon that interests you, share it in the comments.
Xbox 360—June 26
Maximum Games is a company devoted to making entertainment for all ages, with such popular titles as Veggy World, Junior Island Adventure, and The Name Of The Game Is Exactly What The Game Is. Then there’s Sledge Hammer, which, in the words of Maximum Games, is “a fast-paced, turbo-charged hybrid action game combining speed and combat to deliver the ultimate racing experience. You will take on the role of Jack Hammer, a rough-and-tumble, take-no-prisoners war veteran with a thirst for blood and vengeance.” So…it’s for big kids? Or those easily excited by images of a giant truck lazily running into a bunch of police cars?
Spec Ops: The Line
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360—June 26
This third-person shooter game takes place on the streets of a futuristic Dubai, after a sandstorm covers the city with sand. You command a squad with tactical strategies like, “Remove your boot and shake the sand out,” “Complain about how there’s going to be sand in your suitcase for weeks,” and “Brush sand off your shoulder because it got stuck on your suntan lotion.”
The Amazing Spider-Man
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360—June 26
It’s just like Spider-Man: The Movie from 2002, only more emo. Spider-Man still swoops through city landscapes and takes down evildoers with white sticky stuff, but he, like, feels differently about it, you know? Like he’s really a British person pretending to be a native New Yorker. Also, Bruce Campbell plays a blimp. With feelings.