New Video Game Releases: Week 13, 2011

3. Vacation Quest: The Hawaiian Islands

Take a relaxing vacation to Hawaii in this exciting new hidden object game from Popcap Games. Extend your stay in lush tropical paradise by finding hidden clues on the island while lapping up luxury in posh suites and yachts. Here's more about Vacation Quest: The Hawaiian Islands by the developer:

"Discover your passport to the world's most exotic locations! Relax in the tropics as you search for hidden clues to extend your vacation and unlock new adventures. Are you ready to go? Explore 28 island scenes in search of over 2,300 hidden objects. If you find the seashells in each location you'll earn bonus days and tour new sites. Fill your vacation journal with your achievements and go for a Perfect Search to boost your score! Kick back in untimed Vacation mode or compete against the clock. It's your own tropical paradise!


  • Find over 2,300 hidden objects
  • Explore 28 tropical settings
  • Play three game modes: Vacation Quest plus two bonus game modes
  • Solve 8 unique mini-games: Match-3, Word Search, Circle Rotation and more
  • Locate all the hidden seashells to extend your vacation and unlock new locations"

Click here to Vacation Quest: The Hawaiian Islands from Amazon.

4. Mass Effect 2

Here's the third role-playing game we're featuring in this week's releases. Mass Effect 2 is the sequel to the game of the same name which was a big hit in the space-based RPG genre. The fate of man's survival is in your hands once again and it's up to you to bring down the creatures threatening the human race. Here's more about Mass Effect 2 from its developer:

"The award winning makers of Mass Effect are bringing the Mass Effect franchise to Playstation 3. Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of all organic life, a mysterious new enemy has emerged. On the fringes of known space, entire human colonies are vanishing. As Commander Shepard, you must assemble the galaxy's deadliest team and stop the most terrifying threat humanity has ever faced.


  • Take cover, command an elite squad, utilize over 20 weapons including new heavy weapons, and unleash deadly powers against your foes with an all new and improved combat system
  • Increased intensity with precision shooter controls -- including a new location based damage system -- deliver gripping action as you overcome insurmountable odds
  • Travel the distant, deadly reaches of space to assemble your team of amazing and diverse characters in a desperate attempt to save mankind
  • Create your version of Commander Shepard, customize your appearance, and tailor your own abilities and strengths
  • Explore an entire galaxy of unique planets and embark on side missions to uncover more secrets in the Mass Effect universe"
Click here to get Mass Effect 2 from Amazon.