The Guide: games: GTA Online Xbox 360, PS3: F1 2013 Xbox 360, PS3, PC: Nintendo 2DS
(Guardian (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) GTA Online Xbox 360, PS3
You create a character and choose some idiosyncrasies before watching him or her arrive in Los Santos at the very bottom of the gangster food chain. The rest of GTA Online is no less novel; with a maximum of 16 players in any one session, there are more than enough races and deathmatches to get involved in, with team heists and player-created missions coming soon. There's also a world of chaos to plunge into as other players get up to
no good on a scale the single-player game never even approaches.
F1 2013 Xbox 360, PS3, PC
If F1 didn't involve driving glamorous cars at high speed through Monaco, its religiously enforced rulesets and fetishising of technology would give it the same demographic as trainspotting. The problem for F1 game-makers is how to maintain its appeal once all the champagne has been taken away. The answer is to give you as much sense of speed and control as possible, but apart from the ability to drive even louder and more dangerous 80s and 90s cars, this hasn't changed much since F1 2012. It remains good-looking and blisteringly fast.
pounds 19.31-pounds 32.92
3D isn't recommended for children under seven and pounds 145 games consoles aren't recommended for parents' financial security. These two pieces of information gave rise to the 2DS, Nintendo's robust new handheld that abandons the white elephant of 3D gaming. It looks a bit blocky in the pictures, but it's actually more comfortable than the
3DS to play, and its buttons and analogue stick sit perfectly under your thumbs.
Nintendo, pounds 109.99
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