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Out This Week: 28/01/2011

Dead Space 2! Breach! That's it!

In space no-one can hear you scream. That is, of course, unless you're wearing a headset and are playing online in gory multiplayer battles to the death. This week sees the release of Visceral's science fiction horror game Dead Space 2. We're promised scares the likes of which gaming has never seen. Oh, and with multiplayer, fast-paced online action.

Elsewhere, it's slim pickings. PC and Xbox 360 owners with a sweet tooth for downloadable games may wish to cast their discerning eye over Breach, the multiplayer shooter by Six Days in Fallujah dev Atomic Games. Once more unto the...

This Week In Shops!

Dead Space 2

  • Developer: Visceral Games
  • Publisher: EA
  • Formats: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

What is it? Sequel to one of the critically acclaimed 2008 sci-fi horror. What does Eurogamer think? Our review will go live tomorrow at 5pm UK time.

Do mothers like Dead Space 2?

What Else?

  • Breach (PC, Xbox 360)

Chart Predictions!

Each week one of the team will step up to predict the UK all-formats chart. The following predicts the outcome for the week beginning Friday 28th January (to be reported on Monday 31st January).

Tom Champion, Community Manager

"I get paid for this, right? I reckon Dead Space 2 will smash its way to the top of the chart this week despite the release of Yogi Bear: The Videogame which will inexplicably fail to trouble the top five. I was going to put Mario Sports Mix in there somewhere but it looks like it's now out on the 4th Feb, presumably to avoid conflicting with Yogi Bear. Elsewhere things will remain largely the same. LBP2 will slip to third while COD will hold on to second. Just Dance 2 and FIFA 11 make up the numbers. I hope that Yogi Bear thing doesn't bite me in the arse."

  1. Dead Space 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Little Big Planet 2
  4. Just Dance 2
  5. FIFA 11

Eurogamer News Editor Wesley Yin-Poole (yes, that's me) peered into his crystal ball last week. He said Call of Duty: Black Ops would be first, FIFA 11 second, Just Dance third, Wii Fit Plus fourth and Kinect Sports fifth. How did he do?

UK All-Formats Top 5 (reported this morning)

  1. LittleBigPlanet 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Just Dance 2
  4. FIFA 11
  5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood