Downloadable Roundup for October 21, 2012

-Greg Livingston

Alright, US gamers—another week has passed, and we’ve gotten more downloadable games for our consoles. Let’s list ‘em off just in case you missed one.

(Thanks to Derek Liesse for the logos!)

Pictured above: Zombie Driver HD.

Xbox Live Arcade

  • Intel Discovered – October 15, 2012 – Free

The second free XBLA game in as many weeks, eh? Anyway, learn the ins and outs of being an action movie star with this Kinect title. Intel Discovered features video footage of Chris Evans, Chanel Iman, and Redfoo of LMFAO as they work with you through the process.

  • Serious Sam 3: BFE – October 17, 2012 – 1,200 points

This first person shooter focuses on fast, explosive action. Serious Sam 3: BFE comes with full single-player and coop campaigns.

  • Zombie Driver HD – October 17, 2012 – 800 points

Slaughter zombies, win races, and buy upgrades in this overhead vehicular combat game.

Xbox Live Games on Demand

  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – October 16, 2012 - $19.99

This action adventure title based on The Lord of the Rings features coop gameplay online and offline.

  • Men in Black: Alien Crisis – October 16, 2012 - $39.99

Stop an alien plot on your own or with your friends in this rail shooter in the Men in Black universe.

  • Sonic Generations – October 16, 2012 - $29.99

Play as contemporary Sonic and old-school Sonic through a series of 2D and 3D platformer levels based on major Sonic titles from the past 20 years.

All of the games listed below were released on October 18, 2012.

Pictured above: Gradius.


  • Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge – 500 points

In this latest installment of Natsume’s Reel Fishing Challenge series, you’ll search the ocean and catch 20 different kinds of fish in more than 40 missions.


  • Puzzler World XL – 500 points

A collection of various newspaper-style puzzles, including popular favorites such as crosswords and sudoku in addition to all new puzzles such as Link-A-Pix and Pieceword.

3DS eShop

  • Sparkle Snapshots 3D - $5.99

Take photos and modify them before sending them to your friends or saving them to the 3DS SD card.

3DS Virtual Console

  • Gradius - $4.99

This slow-paced space shooter is about collecting powerups to assemble a high-powered spacecraft.

3DS Retail Games

  • Mario Kart 7 - $39.99

This latest in the Mario Kart racing series offers customizeable karts, aerial and underwater gameplay, and online play.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - $39.99

A 3D remake of the Nintendo 64’s action adventure classic features brand new 3D visuals and an extra Master Quest.

  • Star Fox 64 3D - $39.99

This on-rails space shooter features arcade-style gameplay and a focus on high scores.

  • Super Mario 3D Land- $39.99

Super Mario 3D Land takes the classic 2D platforming sensibilities of older Mario titles and puts them in 3D gameplay.

Sony after the jump!

All of the games listed below were released on October 16, 2012.

Pictured above: Dokuro.

PlayStation 3 – PlayStation Network

  • Arkedo Series - $5.99

This features three games that pay homage games of the 80s: a bomb-collecting platformer based on Mighty Bomb Jack, a block-matching puzzler in the vein of Puyo Puyo, and an adventure title.

  • Of Orcs and Men - $49.99

Don’t let the Steinbeck-inspired name fool you; this isn’t about the Great Depression at all. In fact, it’s an RPG about an orc and a goblin on a quest to kill the Emperor of Men in an effort to stop the war between humans and orcs.

PlayStation 3 – PlayStation Minis

  • Breakquest: Extra Evolution - $3.99

This Breakout clone features new moves, 10 new ships, and boss battles.

PlayStation Vita

  • Dokuro - $19.99

Safely lead a mindless princess out of a nightmarish castle in this puzzle platformer.

  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS Vita Beta - $0.00

Try out the new PlayStation-themed fighter as either Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, or Fat Princess in four-player online modes.

  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories - $39.99

This overhead action/survival horror title features coop gameplay and untold stories from the Silent Hill universe.

PlayStation 3 – PlayStation 2 Retail Games

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - $9.99

This action adventure title puts you in control of the Pevensie children on a quest to stop the White Witch.

PlayStation 3 – PlayStation 3 Retail Games

  • 007 Legends - $59.99 ($53.99 for Plus members)

Play through first person shooter missions based on movies from Bond’s history. 007 Legends is built on an improved version of the engine from Goldeneye 007: Reloaded, with additions such as experience points.

  • Doom 3 BFG Edition - $39.99

This collection contains the essentials of the first-person-shooter-trapped-in-hell Doom series, with Doom, Doom II and Doom 3, in addition to Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil and Doom 3: The Lost Mission.

  • Jeopardy! - $29.99

The classic game show comes to PlayStation 3, featuring Alex Trebek.

  • Wheel of Fortune - $29.99

The classic game show comes to PlayStation 3, featuring Pat Sajak and Vanna White.