I think this may well be the cheapest we have seen the PS4 version of Assassins Creed Black Flag.
"The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness, and cruelty are commonplace. Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built."
Full credit goes to preperationiskey on HUKD
Released in September 2014 ArcheAge has today made its way onto Steam, Developed by former Lineage developer Jake Song, ArcheAge is a 'Zoneless World' with all the content you would expect from an MMO, it includes PVP, crafting, housing, farming and mounts to name just a few.
"The story (of Archeage) is based on the The ArcheAge Chronicles, by the Korean author Jeon Min-Hee Essentially the plot outlines the struggle between the forces of good vs evil and heroes who set out to change the future in their favor."
Checkout ArcheAge on the Steam Store
You will have to be quick on your feet if you want to grab these eggcellent (Dr Robotnik, get it?) socks at a unbelievable £4.00 from Game!
"Don't stumble like Tails, strut like Sonic! With these Sonic the Hedgehog socks you'll definitely be the head of the gang. Because nobody wants to be 'and friends'. You want to be the one they remember."
With a little mix of Warhammer and a touch of American Football, Blood Bowl 2 gives us both humour and brutality, As a sequel to the original 2009 offering Blood Bowl 2 boasts a whole new graphics engine and all new features, You can preorder this May 29th release from 365Games for only £29.99 on both Xbox One and PS4.
Haven't got into Far Cry 4 yet? Zavvi have got more stock in and boast the cheapest price around. You can pay £24.98 for Far Cry 4 on PS4 and Xbox One, which is a seriously good price for a seriously impressive sandbox.
Hot stuff, and exploding elephants galore. You might be able to use voucher code VOUCHC5 for an extra saving (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't), or WELCOME if you set up a new account.
I have to hand it to Telltale – releasing Episode 3 with absolutely no build-up via the usual channels was a very welcome surprise, but then again having to wait extended periods between releases is probably the reason why. I just hope that, with the TV show returning soon, it doesn’t become an excuse to drag out the wait (something Tales from the Borderlands’ players have had to suffer with.) Anyway, before we dive into our review for The Sword In The Darkness, here’s some links to our reviews of Episode 1: Iron From Ice, and Episode Two: The Lost Lords. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
Despite some moments of progression, I felt that Episodes 1 and 2 were more about the setup of the story than anything, building up the world of Westeros before things inevitably come crashing down. While Episode 3 still continues that trend to a degree, there is definitely a sense of moving forward this time around. Choices appear to be more diverse, and actions from previous episodes are finally coming back to haunt the player. Perhaps most importantly, while the other episodes have done a great job in replicating the feel of the show, Episode 3 is the closest Telltale have come to nailing it perfectly, all of which makes The Sword In The Darkness the best instalment so far.
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This weeks free weekend on Steam sees Men of War: Assault Squad 2 free to play until midnight on Sunday, Steam have also put the rest of the Men of War franchise on sale with 75% off the following games and DLC:
Yes, there's lots of DLC, but this is a bit of a bargain. You can now buy Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition for just £3.99.
You'll get plenty of content for less than four quid. Thanks, chyllyphylly!
Fancy sampling some of David Cage's early work? Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is now only £3.50 on PC.
One of Quantic Dreams' first bizarre psychological thrillers -- and one of the best, in my opinion -- has been remastered with HD visuals and controller support. Though things go off the rails towards the end, I'd highly recommend it. Big props to jaystan for yet another great find!
You can save an extra 10% by signing up to their mailing list (hit up their front page).
Right, now we've got that out of our system, allow us to direct your attention to a big fat Steam sale happening right now.
Credit to FantasyDeals, who posted this on HUKD before the official email even landed in my inbox!
Battlefield Hardline is about to kick off a month of in-game festivities known as Battlefest, starting with a double XP weekend! We've got the full schedule below, and make sure to mug up on our Battlefield: Hardline Multiplayer Tips guide to make the most of the opportunity!Click here to read more...
You'll get Return To Mysterious Island 1 & 2, Still Life, Still Life 2 & Postmortem, Syberia and Syberia II. Not a bad little compilation and a great price, though these games have seen many a bundle before. Check your backlog!
Microsoft has officially announced next month's free Games With Gold on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. As previously reported, they're doubling the number available on each system, with two freebies for Xbox One and a whopping four for Xbox 360 owners!
Here's the haul:
Shame about Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, but hey, at least it's free! Let us know what you make of the selection in the comments. UPDATE: Special thanks to Eden0032 and dipsylalapo, who rounded this up on HUKD and beat me to it!
After easing ourselves in though Battlefield: Hardline's campaign (so much better than the last two games!), we've been hitting the servers pretty hard since launch. We've been impressed with how stable the online action has been and it looks like Visceral have learned from DICE's mistakes in Battlefield 4. So you've no excuses to not get the most from the online action. However, life as a cop or criminal can be seriously tough out there. So why not improve your chances by checking out our Battlefield: Hardline multiplayer tips.
Hardline's assault rifles have a mean kick to them and sustained firing causes your crosshair to dance around the screen making distant targets difficult to hit. You don't necessarily need to adjust the firing mode of your assault rifle to burst fire, just manually fire in shorter bursts and you'll notice how much easier it is to maintain a steady aim and not have to worry about reloading to finish of a single opponent.Click here to read more...
In case you missed the memo, Nintendo has revealed this week's European 3DS and Wii U eShop deals, which will go live tonight when the store refreshes (likely midnight).
Highlights will include Shin Megami Tensei IV for £8.99, one of the very best entries in the legendary if ferociously toughRPG series that eventually spawned Persona. RRP is £17.99, so it's a huge saving. You'll also pick up Conception II: Children Of The Seven Stars for £13.49, which is a serious discount on this quirky, somewhat cheeky and fairly inferior JRPG. There are better games out there, though otaku will lap it up. I'd suggest grabbing the crisper Vita version if you're serious, though.
Need to top up your Nintendo account? Get some cheap 3DS & Wii U credit here - £25 credit only £23.09!
Save yourself a few quid by picking up Life is Strange season pass on PC for just £13.59.
Episode two was released this week and I was seriously impressed with episode one. Here's a sample of my review: An intriguing start for Dontnod’s leap into episodic gaming. Chrysalis is very much a scene setter, easing us in gently to a host of intriguing characters and ensuring we get to grips with the rewind mechanic before we’re asked to make any seriously tough choices. As long as the momentum continues to build pace, this could turn out to be something special.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is still a fantastic fighting game that manages to make DCs somethwt inconsistent cast of heroes legitimately awesome. Yes, even Aqua Man. Better yet, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is now just £3.75 at Bundle Stars.
It's not the cheapest deal we've ever seen, but it's still a damn fine price. Thanks FantasyDeals!
Fighting fans who inexplicably don't own the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition can now plug the gap in their library with Bundle Stars' latest cheap PC deal. They're selling the DLC-stuffed package for only £3.75 for the next 72 hours, so get over here and test your might if you want to... you know, I'm sorry, that was a terrible piece of referencing even for me.
Pillars Of Eternity is exquisite. Magnificent. It's like crack and catnip to me: bona fide roleplaying cracknip. Then again, I was always going to love it.
You need to be aware that I adore Black Isle's Infinity Engine RPGs, and Pillars Of Eternity is a true return to form by many of the original masters. Though I didn't back the Kickstarter, I've reviewed this game through a thick lens of nostalgia and affection that I simply can't do anything about.
Bear this in mind, but thankfully it doesn't really matter here. Pillars Of Eternity is a truly exceptional isometric cRPG that's worth playing if you're a fan of the genre, but it's specifically designed to cater to those who still carry a torch for those grand old Infinity Engine days. After all, they're who funded it in the first place!
Take its setting, for example. Eora is a marvel, a world where souls are mutable and complex interesting people live complex interesting lives. The huge tract of it that exists in-game is gorgeous, moody and exciting, from dense forests and crumbling ancient ruins to its massive bustling cities, while evocative naming conventions and beautifully-written lore fleshes out what doesn't. There are gods and wars, big events, real history. We'll enter this setting as a wildcard, a Watcher, who goes from refugee to destined hero. It's fabulous and provides plenty of scope for new modules or sequels like any quality campaign setting.Click here to read more...
Ready to get re-elected, mister or miss president? Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Edition + Gat Out Of Hell is only £19.85 on PS4.
Saints Row IV is as brilliant, anarchic and deceptively clever fun now as it ever was, and Base.com have rustled up another presidential bargain. £19.85 will net you both the Re-Elected Edition, Gat Out Of Hell expansion and the Devil's Workshop DLC, which is a seriously good haul.