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GameTap Thursday: Jericho, Jericho, Jericho ... but try Overlord


What a quiet week for our GameTap Thursday post. Almost too quiet. Who's there? Oh, it's just the Jericho Squad. The big game this week is Clive Barker's Jericho, available on GameTap since Tuesday for subscribers.This is due to the deal between GameTap and Codemasters making games available on day of release for the next couple years. On the topic of Codemasters on GameTap, if you haven't played Overlord yet, go ahead and try it. Overlord is starting to creep up as a "best game you probably missed" title for our end of the year roundup.

The new subscriber games this week are:
  • Abomination (PC) - As a plague devastates the planet, a cult rises from the chaos to worship an entity known as Brood. Heavy on the action and low on the IQ.
  • Clans (PC) - Another fairly forgettable RPG that shows that this week on GameTap is all about ...
  • Jericho (PC) - The reviews may be mixed, but if you're a GameTap subscriber the game is free, so why not test out the game for yourself. It's amazing how forgiving a person's opinion of a title can be when it's "free." When $40 to $60 isn't invested into an experience, it's quite liberating.
After the break we have GameTap's list of free games. Nothing new this week, so nothing will be bolded for easy "new games" reference. Sure, there's nothing new, but if you're looking for little break from working for the man, get in a few minutes of Metal Slug, you'll feel better.

1. Bloodrayne
2. Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
3. Ghosts 'N Goblins
4. Ghouls 'N Ghosts
5. Sam and Max: Ep. 4 (Abe Lincoln Must Die!)
6. Vampire Savior
7. Hitman: Agent 47
8. Disciples II: Rise of the Elves
9. Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
10. Jaws Unleashed
11. Samurai Shodown
12. The Last Blade
13. Restaurant Empire
14. Final Fight
15. realMYST 3D
16. King of Fighters 95
17. Twinkle Star Sprites
18. Captain Commando
19. Metal Slug
20. Sensible Soccer 2006
21. Space Invaders
22. Tomb Raider: Legend
23. King of the Monsters
24. Neo Turf Masters
25. Ikari Warriors
26. Colin McRae Rally 2005
27. Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition
28. The New Zealand Story
29. Zoo Keeper
30. Rainbow Islands
31. Bust a Move
32. Zoo Empire
33. Mega Man: The Power Battle
34. Myst Online: Uru Live
35. Fast Lanes Bowling
36. 1941
37. Shock Troopers
38. Baseball Stars 2
39. Buku Sudoku
40. Mercs
41. Defender
42. Root Beer Tapper
43. Bubble Bobble
44. Rampage
45. Joust
46. Elevator Action

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