The Playlist: November 2009

While it’s not as how-many-games-can-we-physically-stuff-into-a-single-month packed as last year, November 2009 is still a silly kind of busy. There’s five of the year’s biggest releases for us to try and consume in Dragon Age, Assassin’s Creed II, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2, and – of course – Modern Warfare 2. Happily – or maybe worryingly if you’re as pressed for time as I am – none of them are set to disappoint.

No-one does fantasy role-playing games like BioWare, so Dragon Age was always going to be a cert. Last week, both Assassin’s Creed 2 and NSMB Wii caught the attention at London’s Eurogamer Expo, so I’ve got no worries there. As for L4D2 and Modern Warfare 2, if they are anything as good as their predecessors then they’ll do the business.

These big-hitters are obviously going to dominate, but what about the little gems that will be vying desperately for whatever’s left of our attention? Just how good is the PSP version of LittleBigPlanet going to be? I suspect Sony will simply be content if it has a quiet launch given the shambles the PS3 version went through. What about the two LEGO games? Or the new F1? There are plenty of interesting stories brimming under the AAA titles looking pretty on the surface. Not forgetting October’s superb line-up which is certainly still trying to get my attention. With Uncharted 2, FIFA 10 and Borderlands still on my playlist, November is going to be yet another juggling act.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sinan Kubba, Editorial & Features Director for TheGameReviews

November’s New Releases

Aha! I Got It! Escape Game (WiiWare) – November 2nd
Battle of Giants: Dragons – Bronze Edition(DSiWare) – November 2nd
Carnival King (WiiWare) – November 2nd
Family Card Games (WiiWare) – November 2nd
Need for Speed: Nitro (Wii, DS) – November 2nd
Sparkle Snapshots (DSiWare) – November 2nd
Viking Invasion (DSiWare) – November 2nd
A Christmas Carol (DS) – November 2nd
Academy of Champions: Soccer (Wii) – November 2nd
Band Hero (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PS2) – November 3rd
Barbie and the Three Musketeers (Wii, PC, DS) – November 3rd
C.O.P.: The Recruit (DS) – November 3rd
Dora the Explorer: Dora Puppy (DS) – November 3rd
Dora the Explorer: Crystal Kingdom (Wii) – November 3rd (PS2 – 12th)
Dragon Age: Origins (360, PS3, PC) – November 3rd
Dream Salon (DS) – November 3rd
Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked(Wii) – November 3rd
Football Manger 2010 (PC) – November 3rd
Hidden Mysteries: Titanic (Wii, DS) – November 3rd
Hooked! Again: Real Motion Fishing (Wii) – November 3rd
Imagine: Babyz Fashion (DS) – November 3rd
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PSP, PS2) – November 3rd
Jewel Master Egypt (DS) – November 3rd
Jurassic: The Hunted (360, PS3, Wii, PS2) – November 3rd
LEGO Rock Band (PS3, 360, Wii, DS) – November 3rd
My Baby: First Steps (Wii, DS) – November 3rd
Ni Hao, Kai-lan: New Year’s Celebration (DS) – November 3rd
Painkiller: Resurrection (PC) – November 3rd
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (360, PS3) – Nov 3rd (Wii, PS2, PSP – 10th)
Rabbids Go Home (Wii, DS) – November 3rd
Safari Adventures: Africa (DS) – November 3rd
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (DS, PSP) – November 3rd
Style Savvy (DS) – November 3rd
We Cheer 2 (Wii) – November 3rd
WireWay (DS) – November 3rd
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures Ep. 2 (XBLA) – Nov 4th
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures Ep. 3 (XBLA) – Nov 4th
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures Ep. 4 (XBLA) – Nov 4th
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (DS) – November 5th
Horse Life Adventures (DS) – November 5th
Military Madness: Nectaris (PSN) – November 5th
Numblast (PSN, PSP) – November 5th
Reversal Challenge (DS) – November 5th
Sushi Academy (DS) – November 5th
Ultimate Party Challenge (Wii) – November 5th
Fairyland Melody Magic (DS) – November 8th
Excitebike: World Rally (Wii) – November 9th

More of November’s new releases on Page 2
What’s on the TGR Playlist? – Page 3

Baby & Me (Wii) – November 10th
Buck Fever (Wii) – November 10th
Buzz! Quiz World (PS3) – November 10th

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360, PS3, PC) – November 10th
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized (DS) – November 10th
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex (Wii) – November 10th
Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (360, PS3, Wii) – November 10th (DS – 17th)
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (DS) – November 10th

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (360, PS3) – November 10th
Dream Diary (DS) – November 10th
Free Running (Wii) – November 10th
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (Wii) – November 10th
Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands (DS) – November 10th
Jonas (DS) – November 10th

Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (PSP) – November 10th
Marines: Modern Urban Combat (Wii) – November 10th
My Ballet Studio (Wii, DS) – November 10th
NBA 2K10 (Wii) – November 10th
Petz: Nursery (DS) – November 10th

Phantasy Star 0 (DS) – November 10th
Pop’N Music (Wii) – November 10th
Reader Rabbit Kindergarten (DS) – November 10th
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Wii) November 10th

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus: AE (DS) – November 10th
Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre (Wii) – November 10th
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (Wii) – November 10th
SingStar Motown (PS3, PS2) – November 10th

Style Lab: Jewelry Design (DS) – November 10th
Style Lab: Makeover (DS) November 10th
Team Elimination Games (Wii) – November 10th
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack (DS) – November 10th
WorldShift (PC) – November 10th

0-D Beat Drop (XBLA) – November 11th
King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame (PC) – November 12th
Wedding Dash (DS) – November 12th
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – November 15th
Assassin’s Creed II (360, PS3) – November 17th

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (PSP) – November 17th
Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery (DS) – November 17th
Discovery Kids SpiderQuest (DS) – November 17th
EA Sports Active: More Workouts (Wii) – November 17th

Elven Legacy: Siege (PC) – November 17th
F1 2009 (Wii, PSP) – November 17th
Foto Frenzy (DS) – November 17th
God of War Collection (PS3) – November 17th
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 (Wii, DS) – November 17th

Imagine: Artist (DS) – November 17th
Jambo! Safari Animal Rescue (Wii) – November 17th
JumpStart: Escape from Adventure Island (Wii) – November 17th
Junior Brain Trainer (DS) – November 17th
Junior Classic Games (DS) – November 17th
Just Dance (Wii) – November 17th

Left 4 Dead 2 (360, PC) – November 17th
LEGO Indiana Jones 2 (360, PS3, Wii, PC DS, PSP) – November 17th
LittleBigPlanet (PSP) – November 17th
My Baby and Me (Wii) – November 17th

My Hero: Doctor (DS) – November 17th
My Hero: Firefighter (DS) – November 17th
Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 (Wii) – November 17th
NCAA Basketball 2010 (360, PS3) – November 17th
Petz: Dogz Talent Show (DS) – November 17th

Petz: Hamsterz Superstarz (DS) – November 17th
Planet 51 (360, PS3, Wii, DS) – November 17th
Princess and the Frog (Wii, PC, DS) – November 17th
Rec Room (Wii) – November 17th
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) – November 17th

Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! (360, PS3, Wii) – November 17th
Sims 3: World Adventures (PC) – November 17th
SingStar Latino (PS3, PS2) – November 17th
Spectral Force Genesis (DS) – November 17th
Tony Hawk: Ride (360, PS3, Wii) – November 17th

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tagforce 4 (PSP) – November 17th
Diner Dash (360) – November 18th

Crazy Chicken Tales (Wii) – November 20th
Think: Logic Trainer (Wii) – November 20th
Bit.Trip Void (WiiWare) – November 23rd

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Wii) – November 24th
Boingz (Wii) – November 24th
Cook Wars (Wii) – November 24th
Dreamer Series: Zoo Keeper (DS) – November 24th
EverQuest: Underfoot (PC) – November 24th

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (DS) – Nov 24th
Karaoke Revolution (360, PS3, Wii) – November 24th
Personal Fitness for Men (DS) – November 24th
Personal Fitness for Women (DS) – November 24th
Rig ’n’ Roll (PC) – November 24th

Scene It? Twilight (Wii) – November 24th
Tekken 6 (PSP) – November 24th
Winter’s Tail (DS) – November 24th
Your Shape (Wii) – November 24th

Twin Sector (PC) – November 27th
Martial Arts Capoeira (PSP, PS2) – November 30th
Strike Force: Red Cell (360, PS3) – November 30th

What’s on the TGR Playlist? – Page 3

What’s on the TGR Playlist?

For this month, I asked our staff to name just one game they were looking forward to this month. And to describe it, or their excitement for it, in just three words. Anything to save some more time that can go into gaming – priorities, right?


David Taylor is going to suck twice as bad at Left 4 Dead 2

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – it’s Modern Warfare”
Mark Fujii, Staff Writer

“Assassin’s Creed II – killing me softly”
Sinan Kubba, Editorial & Features Director

“Left 4 Dead 2 – twice as deader”
David Taylor, Staff Writer

“Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier – annoying sidekicks rule”
Joe DeLia, Reviews Director

“New Super Mario Bros. Wii – childhood memories reimagined”
Heath Hooker, Staff Writer

“Lego Rock Band – lego, music, yay!”
Jennifer Allen, Staff Writer

“New Super Mario Bros. Wii – jumping moustache FTW!”
Jeffrey Matulef, Associate Editor

“Dragon Age: Origins – I’m already addicted”
John Laster, Editor-in-Chief

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Best FPS ever?”
Dave Whitelaw, Staff Writer

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – boomsticks, snowmobiles, MacTavish!”
Chris Poirier, Community Manager

“Phantasy Star 0 – Portable loot-whoring”
Patrick Mulhern, Associate Editor

“New Super Mario Bros. Wii – multiplayer Mario fun”
Gideon Heap, Staff Writer

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