Weekly Multiplayer Releases: Week of April 16, 2008

Only three multiplayer games are headed to store shelves this week, and while they include two re-releases and a glorified demo, there still isn’t a dud among them.

gran turismo 5 prologue boxartPick of the Week: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Racing | PS3
While it may not be the full meal, Gran Turimso 5 Prologue will serve as an adequate appetizer for the full game, which is expected sometime in 2009. Prologue features over 70 cars, 6 tracks, and 16-player online multiplayer, making it one of the premiere racing titles on the PS3, even if officially it’s just a glorified demo. Whether you’re a gear head or die-hard Gran Turimso fan, Prologue should leave you satisfied.

rainbow six vegas 2 pcRunner-Up: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
First-Person Shooter | PC
Once upon a time the FPS and the Rainbow Six series were considered PC commodities. Not so today. After showing up on consoles a few weeks back, the latest entry in the well known tactical shooter series is arriving on the PC this week, and features all the character customization options and online multiplayer modes available in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

Hit the jump for the rest of the week’s multiplayer offerings. Also available this week:

ffxi collection pcFinal Fantasy XI Vana’diel Collection 2008
| PC
In case you missed all four of Final Fantasy XI’s expansions or just can’t find your CDs, this handy collection compiles every title to bear the Final Fantasy XI name so far. Perfect for new players looking to try one of the better MMOs on the market.