This coming February the PlayStation 3 will receive a much needed boost to its slowly building library. A game of the year competitor from 2006 and an early competitor for one of the best fighting games for 2006 will both be released this coming month.
The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionBethesda Softworks Many critics named The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion not only one of the best games of the year, but one of the best RPGs of all-time. Oblivion is most known for its open-ended game play which allows you to explore at your own pace, take on missions, create items and more, all through the eyes of your own custom character. The game is also heralded for its aesthetics, which include some of the best scene on PCs and consoles to date and can only maintain or improve these graphics on the hardware of the PlayStation 3. All of the factors create an immersive experience which allows for hours upon hours of replay time. Whereas most games find it hard to reach 40 hours of game play time, Oblivion can last up to a hundred if you truly find yourself addicted. Release Date: 02/26/2007 Price: $59.99
Formula OneChampionship EditionSony Computer Entertainment For racing fans who simply can’t wait for the next Gran Turismo or simply fans of Formula One alike, F1 Championship Edition is a must have. The game features an online mode where you can make use of the PlayStation 3 controller’s Six Axis motion. The game features all the realism one expects from a racing simulation and includes several modes of play and all the teams, circuits, and tracks you would expect from the title. Release Date: 02/27/2007 Price: $59.99
College Hoops 2K72K Sports College Hoops 2K7 makes its way to the PlayStation 3 with improved defensive AI, a broadened depth of customization, improved modes, and everything you’ve come to expect from the titles in the series. The graphics are impressive, as most next generation games. Everything you could want from a college basketball game is right here and then some. Release Date: 02/12/2007 Price: $59.99
Virtua Fighter 5Sega One of the saving graces of the PlayStation 3 library hits the console this February. Virtua Fighter 5 is expected to redefine the genre to some level with its release, including breath taking environments and measurably enhanced mechanics and game play. Players will be able to customize there characters. Expect Virtua Fighter 5 to be around early next year when games of the year consideration talks begin. Release Date: 02/20/2007 Price: $54.99