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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 9

Submitted by on Thursday, 3 June 2010No Comment

FirstPlay has been with us for a few months now and it’s really starting to get into its stride, with decent content appearing every week. But what can you find in this week’s episode?

In Episode 9 of FirstPlay, you’ll be on a similarly numbered cloud when you discover that it includes the awesome minis game Age of Zombies, worth £3.99. In our opinion it’s worth getting this episode just for that game, but if killing zombies isn’t your thing (seriously?) then there are also better-late-than-never reviews of Red Dead Redemption and ModNation Racers, a preview of Demon’s Souls (thank you Namco Bandai!), and the usual slew of other videos and screenshots for your viewing pleasure.

As always, this episode can be individually purchased for 99p, or you can save some money by taking out a 90-day subscription for £8.99.

Download size of Episode 9 = 1222MB

The complete contents of this week’s episode are as follows:

HD Reviews and Previews

ModNation Racers review – good for kart racing, incredible for creating – 8/10

Red Dead Redemption review – an epic and atmospheric masterpiece – 10/10

Demon’s Souls preview – ridiculously hard but equally rewarding

Sherlock Holmes Blu-Ray review – good if you don’t really think about it – 7/10

Network Highlights

Episodes From Liberty City – A look at the two GTA IV episodes, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony – check out the PS3 Attitude review here

Best of PSN – a look at the some of the best games currently available on PSN

  • Blue Toad Murder Files: Episodes 4-6 – charming and challenging
  • After Burner Climax – fast, no-brainer action – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
  • Section 8 – enjoyable, but lacks originality (and decent controls)

PSN Puzzlers – a look at the best puzzle games on PSN

  • Braid – beautiful and emotional – check out the PS3 Attitude review here
  • Zuma – almost too addictive
  • Trash Panic – subliminally preachy, but actually fun

Top Ten FIFA Goals – because apparently FIFA never gets old

Screenshot Galleries

Backbreaker – introducing the PES of American football games

Dead Rising 2 – a look at the game’s co-operative multiplayer mode

Everybody’s Tennis – PSP spin-off from Clap Hanz’s popular Everybody’s Golf series

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – don’t make that face, it actually looks good!

The Sims 3 – just like real life but not unbelievably depressing

Featured Downloads

FirstPlay Ghost Recon Theme (pictured below)

Age of Zombies minis – after yesterday’s problems, this download is now working correctly – check out the PS3 Attitude review here

FirstPlay Ghost Recon Theme

Next Week

  • Backbreaker
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

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