New Game Releases for the Week of 05/16/10



Pretty big week this week. First of all, the EU and Australia will be getting ModNation Racers this week, ahead of the US release next week. This week’s biggest title (universally, anyway) is, by far, Red Dead Redemption, and with overwhelmingly positive reviews across the board, it could wound up being this year’s Game of the Year. Of course, there are still 6 and a half months left before we know for sure, though. Split/Second (US and EU) and the new Prince of Persia title (US) also release this week. Other than that, Lost Planet 2 releases in Japan this week, and the US gets the release of Shrek Forever After, while the Eu gets a hold of the Nat Geo Quiz title.

PlayStation 3

Red Dead Redemption – May 18th // ESRB M
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – May 18th // ESRB T
Split/Second – May 18th // ESRB E10+
Shrek Forever After – May 18th // ESRB E

ModNation Racers – May 21st // PEGI 7
Red Dead Redemption – May 21st // PEGI 18
Split/Second – May 21st // PEGI 7
NatGeo Quiz! Wild Life – May 21st // PEGI 7

ModNation Racers – May 20th // OFLC G
Red Dead Redemption – May 21st // OFLC MA15+

Lost Planet 2 – May 20th

Release dates provided by VGReleases.com


Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Oly1Kenobi on May 17th, 2010 [ 132420 Points ]

    Didn’t everyone say GOW3 would be game of the year?? Hmmm.. lol RDR gonna be way better.. But RDR game of the year??? LBP2 coming out b4 Jan 1st?? 8-)

  2. #2 by SL33PY on May 17th, 2010 [ 2371 Points ]

    GoW3 to me is buy when platinium material… RDR is buy the LE now!

  3. #3 by Macdory on May 18th, 2010 [ 3445 Points ]

    Strange review by Eurogamer of RDR … only 80%. Everyone else seems to have fallen over themselves to award it top marks.

    Looks like a fun blast – I will definately pick up a copy when i get back from holiday.

  4. #4 by Eddie on May 18th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    I’m gameflying RDR. It was mailed out yesterday.

  5. #5 by Trev on May 18th, 2010 [ 26623 Points ]

    Macdory: Strange review by Eurogamer of RDR … only 80%.Everyone else seems to have fallen over themselves to award it top marks.Looks like a fun blast – I will definately pick up a copy when i get back from holiday.  

    8/10 is not a bad score and bear in mind that the multiplayer wasn’t working yet so they are reviewing the single player alone. People need to stop getting worked up over scores. It’s quite clear they liked it after reading the review.

    I quite enjoyed the split/second demo, it’s like a Michael Bay racer and will be keeping an eye out to see how well it’s received. I’m working on the ModNation Racers review, which will be up soon.

  6. #6 by Royalty32 on May 18th, 2010

    RDR definitly looking like the best game of the year so far. The way the reviews are going it could surpass ME2 as highest rated game thus far. I wont be gettin my copy for some time now. I hope all of u enjoy it. Plz post a review soon.

  7. #7 by Sinlock on May 18th, 2010 [ 7625 Points ]

    Macdory: Strange review by Eurogamer of RDR … only 80%. Everyone else seems to have fallen over themselves to award it top marks.

    Don’t throw rotten food at me…
    It might have to do with it being EU based and their abilty to look at the game from a non-bias point of view.

    Here in the US we have a strong attachment to the mythos of the story of the Cowboy. In a way it’s the only mytholgy that non-native North Americans have thats truly our own.

    As for me I plan to spend many many hours enjoying RDR! :D
    Just a few hours left!!!

  8. #8 by EdEN on May 18th, 2010 [ 143616 Points ]

    I’ll probably rent Red Dead Redemption and Prince of Persia once I have time for long gaming sessions in a month or two.


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