Xbox 360 Platinum Hits 'Round 2' whiffs on bargain knockout

whiffA second wave of Xbox 360 Platinum Hits is scheduled to join last fall's elected throughout North America, Latin America, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region on March 16 -- select 'platinum' titles have already hit Europe. The lineups vary by region, but in the US, 8 games have been chosen, representing a respectable variety, albeit a predictably shooter-heavy roster. Oblivion is conspicuously absent from the list; and it should be noted that Battlefield 2, Burnout, Fight Night, GRAW, and Table Tennis are already available for $30 -- Call of Duty 2 and Top Spin 2 for $40. This leaves Dead or Alive 4 as the lone bargain of the bunch.

The Americas' lineup ($29.99 US):

  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Burnout Revenge
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Fight Night Round 3
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Top Spin 2
  • Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis
Japan's lineup (2,800 yen):
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Burnout Revenge
  • Chrome Hounds
  • Perfect Dark Zero
Asia Pacific's lineup (prices vary by region):
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • N3: Ninety-Nine Nights
  • Project Gotham Racing® 3
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Europe's lineup (29.99 euros):
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  • Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Lara Kroft Tomb Raider: Legend

This article was originally published on Joystiq.