DEADLY PREMONITION (February 23)
What you were probably playing instead: Heavy Rain
What fevered mind created Deadly Premonitions? A masterpiece in the same sense that Plan 9 from Outer Space is (read: beautiful disaster), Deadly Premonitions has clunky controls, repetitive combat, painful driving sequences, and graphics that would have looked crappy on the PS2. And yet, based on the merit of its eccentric characters and delirious storytelling alone, it transcends its flaws. Players take the roll of movie-loving, coffee-addicted FBI Agent Francis York Morgan (one of the game's many highlights is a lengthy monologue devoted to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes) who is investigating the occult murder of a young woman. York isn't alone, though—he has his split personality, Zach, to keep him company. Telling you anything else would spoil the fun. You'll either love it or hate it, but if you like Twin Peaks, survival horror or just relentless oddness, Deadly Premonition is well worth trying for 20 bucks.