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The 11 best downloadable games revealed

Must-have games that will keep you hooked

Fed up of forking out pocketfulls of cash for the latest must-have games? Then check out our list of the top 11 downloadable games - much kinder to your wallet.

7. Fat Princess

Developer: Titan Studios
Date: 2008
The ridiculous (yet hilarious) controversy that follows Fat Princess belies the fun game beneath the ear-catching title. Really, Sony's PR and Sales division must have been popping champagne at the internet traffic. Fat Princess takes a great spin on team-based, capture-the-flag cartoon violence with one awesome goal: protect your princess and fatten her up! Don't be too stuck-up to try this game when it drops. With 32 possible players per map, you'll be sure to have fun learning the values of high-calorie diets and teamwork.

Fat Princess

6. SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation

Developer: Slant Six Games
Date: October 14 2008
Format: PSN
If Sony makes a SOCOM, the players will come. That's about all the convincing that any tactical third-person shooter fan needs, especially since this pre-SOCOM 4 appetiser will have six unique squads, an improved lobby system, and new maps for series veterans. No health packs, shields, or lasers will be found here. Just good 'ol true-to-life simulated squad combat. Don't fret if you're not part of the public beta; Confrontation will be ready quite soon.


5. Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two

Developer: Hothead Games
Date: 2008
Format: PC, XBLA, and PSN
Everything Penny-Arcade touches transforms into gold, and their first foray into gaming was no exception. The intimidating hype behind PA Adventures was no match for the game's witty humour, inspiring combat, and superb artwork. We're waiting for the next episode to grace our hard drives, and every day seems longer for it.

Penny Arcade

4. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Developer: Infinite Interactive
Date: October 2008
Format: PC and XBLA
The first Puzzle Quest was a simply learned, hard-to-master puzzle game that surprised even the stiffest critics by being more than another Bejeweled variant. Rather than rehash their medieval roots, Infinite Interactive has made an impressive list of changes to their new Puzzle Quest, with more tweaks than we can list in this small blurb. All we can tell you is that Galactrix will be worth your while - customisable ships, shiny graphics, and a new gravity-based puzzle system await you this October. Trust us. We could hardly put it down.

Puzzle Quest

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