1. Beijing 2008
'Beijing 2008' is the official video game of the recently concluded Beijing Olympics, and has been developed by Eurocom and published by Sega. You can play in over 35 events, and can also compete in the official venues, from the famous 'Bird Nest', to the 'Water Cube'. The game also has functionality which makes it easy for beginners to learn the game. Online game-play and many different game-play modes make this a must-play for Olympic/sports fans.
2. Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
This game is a must - play for all you first - person shooter game lovers out there. This is yet another game in the C&C series, and, incorporating real - time strategy, allows users to experience a new story in the 'Tiberium' universe, with Kane as the main character. The story is conveyed via HD live action videos starring a celeb cast, which includes Joe Kucan. The game-play allows you to create bases, build your own army, and attack your enemies globally. In addition to this, your commander skills will be put into test.
3. Dancing with the Stars
For those of you who can't get enough of the popular reality TV show "Dancing with the Stars", here's something to keep you satisfied before the next season starts. You can choose to play the role of certain characters (professionals or celebrities), and you'll be given a partner depending on the character you choose. Your performances will be judged by the expert panel that grace the TV show, and see whether you can withstand the test and win the season!
4. Kung Fu Panda
Loosely based on the Dreamworks hit, the game has 13 legendary levels, some from the movie, and some not. You control Po, who like in the movie, has to play through land, water and air to reach the conquest to become the Dragon Warrior and beat Tai Lung. Your quest involves beating other different enemies, passing dangerous obstacles, and solving difficult puzzles. Incorporating a large variety of game-play, 2 - player modes, collectible, and a variety of character upgrades, the game is bound to delight you, no matter how old (or young) you are!
5. Madden NFL 09
Finally, something for you sport buffs. Madden NFL 09 brings with it an entirely new depth of game-play, with over 85 new features and enhancements, including a Virtual Trainer mode. Using a holographic environment, this teaches you the basics of NFL, and how to use the controls to work to your advantage with some nice - looking drills. It also has modes for those of you who are new to NFL, and for those hardened customers out there. Commentary is provided by Chris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond, which is authenticity at its very best. Realistic simulation of weather conditions and grass, view of the outside of stadiums simply gives it a real edge. If you're bored of playing with the computer, take your game online and compete in leagues which contain up to 32 teams.
Summery: This article describes some of the best liked modern computer games, highlighting how decorative, descriptive, thrilling and challenging they can be, when played using modern game-play methods.