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Here we go then. After a few weeks of relative quiet, 2014 is starting the gear up properly. This is the first week of the year where we have a choice from a selection of new titles across both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Hurrah!

So for fans of comedy multiplayer shooting, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare arrives for both platforms, as does Square Enix's sticky-fingered stealth game, Thief. Hairy Man Rich and Editor Dan have been *hard at work* over the weekend playing both, so expect reviews for those in the next day or two.

Meanwhile, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 also whips onto Xbox 360 this week for the conclusion of the LoS series. We have that one in the bag too. Rich completed it a week or so ago and he's itching to tell you how he got on. Expect his definitive verdict soon.

Asia (via

Xbox 360

  • Shiei no Sona-Nyl Refrain: -What a beautiful memories-

Xbox One

Australia (via

Xbox 360

  • Thief
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare

Xbox One

  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Thief

Europe (via

Xbox 360

  • Thief
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Xbox One

  • Thief
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare

North America (via

Xbox 360

  • Thief
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Xbox One

  • Thief
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare


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Comment #1 by dirge
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 09:45:14 AM
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Really looking forward to Plants vs Zombies and Thief!

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Comment #2 by magixman
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 09:45:17 AM
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Looking forward to Castlevania LoS 2 :)

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Comment #3 by Hudson888
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 09:54:50 AM
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Thief for me this week!

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Comment #4 by yamayamayaamaa
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10:09:42 AM
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Can't wait for PVZ!

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Comment #5 by GetInTheVanIHaveCandy
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10:13:16 AM
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My friend has been looking forward to CastleVania for a while now. But he told me he's o ly seen 2 reviews so far, one gave it a 4/10 and the other a 6/10.

You shouldn't base game purchases purely on game reviews but those scores are alarmingly low concidering the first game was recieved well by critics. I have barely seen anything of Castlevania 2 so I'll be reserving judgement until more reviews are up.

Edge magezine gave it the 4.
They described it as:
"Clunky, ugly and deeply misguided."

I just hope Edge's opinion isn't one I'll agree with when i see and play the game for myself.

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Comment #6 by GetInTheVanIHaveCandy
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10:18:22 AM
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@5 (myself)

I meant to say I'd hope I wouldn't agree with Egde's opinion..

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Comment #7 by Riphade 1
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10:18:45 AM
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@5. Fuck edge and game informer. The first one wasnt reviewed well at first and was well underrated.

I'm stoked for Lords of Shadow 2. Got day one delivery from Amazon and all.

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Comment #8 by GetInTheVanIHaveCandy
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10:24:00 AM
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The first game does average around the 80 mark on metacritic and recieved an 8 from Edge. But as my friend pointed out to me they also gave Dragon Age origins a 5.... And if that isn't bad enough they then have Dragon age 2 a 6, so yeah.. They can't always be trusted. Hence my reserving judgement for now. I really hppe it turns out well, I'm not a fan of hack and slash but I loved the setting and graphical style of Castlevania, if any game could convert me it would be that. (And Darksiders, I love darksiders)

And @6 (myself)

Turns out I did say I'd hope to disagree with their opinion... I'm just going to leave now...

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Comment #9 by Dirty130
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10:41:19 AM
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LoS 2 demo wasn't exactly impressive. Anyway.. Thief and Garden Warfare. Weeeeeee! Going to be an awesome week of ignoring phone calls and other distractions like life.

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Comment #10 by paramoreRyan
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 11:28:36 AM
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Pre-ordered Garden Warfare and will pick Thief up soon too... I'm glad we're finally at the time where game releases are more frequent

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Comment #11 by Ninja Sharingan
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 11:37:58 AM
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Lords of shadow 2 definitely. Fuck edge, they've been mainstream bandwagon fan boys for years. Really want Thief too but think I'll hold off til I decide on my next gen.

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Comment #12 by Me Love Cars 23
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 11:41:48 AM
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for me this week. Strangely excited for it, and hoping for some easy gamerscore as well.

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Comment #13 by 125 FiNesT Boss
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 11:59:45 AM
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Thief for me. Even though imma keep it sealed until I beat dead rising 3 too many games I havent beat due to hours at work.

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Comment #14 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 12:33:08 PM
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I feel compelled to get Thief despite having never played the series before and the game seeming destined for middling reviews. Think it's because I want a 'new' game for the first time in a while. Really should just hold out for Ground Zeroes.

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Comment #15 by Akuza
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 12:33:50 PM
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I need plants vs zombies... But i want thief too =/

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Comment #16 by Distractor08
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 02:56:07 PM
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I am going to get Thief for the Xbox One when I get that. For now Castlevania will hold me up till then :)

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Comment #17 by jleek1992xx
Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 03:36:40 PM
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Thief I was going to buy but I read the Review and it put me off... ):

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Comment #18 by lizard9979
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 04:37:46 AM
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Think thief will be a rental for me. Have two copies of PvZ though. Can't wait.

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US February 25, 2014
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