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Posted: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

'Thief' and 'Plants vs. Zombies' return in new games this week 


"Thief"
Contributed by Square Enix Ltd.
"Thief" is a reboot of the classic stealth video game from Square Enix. The game is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

By Omar L. Gallaga

New video games this week:

“Thief.” -- Square Enix follows up its successful reboot of the “Tomb Raider” franchise by resurrecting its stealth classic for a new generation (of gamers and consoles). The new game allows for more control of the environment, and of course graphics have been revamped, especially on the newer systems. Rated M for Mature. $50-$60 for Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare.” -- The popular defense game goes multiplayer in this team-battle focused where players can choose to play as plants or zombies in games with up to 24 players. There’s also a four-player cooperative mode and on the Xbox One several options for split-screen and SmartGlass and Kinect. Rated E-10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. $30-$40, for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Also out this week: “Professor Layton and the Azron Legacy” (Nintendo 3DS), “Resident Evil 4” (downloadable for PC), “Rayman Legends” (Xbox One, PS4), “Tales of Symphonia Chronicles” (PS3), “Pac-Man Museum” (PC, Xbox 360, PS3), “Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC), “Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall” (PC and Mac), “Magus” (PS3), “Fractured Soul” (downloadable for PC), “Major Mayhem” (PC), “Port Royale 3 Gold” (PS3).

Omar L. Gallaga

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Omar L. Gallaga writes about technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman. He was a technology correspondent for NPR's "All Things Considered," helping originate the All Tech Considered segment and blog.

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