Some bonus games reviews from Shawn Sines, Columbus Parent’s games reviewer extraordinaire!

Shift 2 Unleashed ($60, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older) — This “real driving experience” simulation offers some impressive first-person racing action for gamers of all ages and skill. Shift 2 amps up the action and excitement in this sequel with a new “helmet cam” view and over 30 licensed car models that realistically handle and show damage after crashes.

Rio ($50, Xbox 360, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older) — Based on the new animated film, Rio follows a group of tropical birds through a series of 40 mini-games. Six film characters and the ability to play with up to four friends will thrill fans of the film looking to extend the experience.