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Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition only £16.99 on XO / £18.99 on PS4

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Alien: Isolation Nostromo Edition only £16.99 on XO / £18.99 on PS4

The Nostromo Edition of Alien: Isolation is back on offer on Xbox One again, with the price sitting at a tasty £16.99. This deal is £5 cheaper than other outlets and is even £4 cheaper than the regular version! PS4 owners will have to look elsewhere, but they can get it for £18.99 at the below link.

Alien: Isolation has been a big success. The pulse rifles and dodgy AI have been ditched for a pure survival horror experience that sees you constantly fleeing from the alien by hiding under tables or in lockers and so on. Sure, it can get a little repetitive, but this is till the best Aliens game in years. This Nostromo Edition comes with the Crew Expendable DLC starring the original cast of the first movie.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 - Contemplation Review

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Brendan Griffiths
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PC games, PS4 games, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Survival Horror Games, Xbox One Games

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 - Contemplation Review

Here's a link to our review of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 - Penal Colony

After a hugely promising opening episode, I couldn't wait to get into stuck into the next one this week. It looks like the new series has some staying power as Capcom have delivered again with the episodic model looking like an increasingly natural fit for the series.

Again, the episode is split in two with the first half following Claire and Moira and the second continuing from where we last left Barry and Natalia. Claire and Moira come across another group of survivors and they team up to find some helicopter parts to make an escape attempt. Nothing's ever that easy, especially when a hoard of infected lay siege to your safe house. It'll be very familiar to Resident Evil 4 fans and is a fantastic scene as you defend multiple windows while the hoard attempt to smash through.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 - Contemplation Review

The skills menu where you can buy upgrades at the start, intermission or end of the episode is starting to come into better use now that you may have built up a few more points. Make a beeline for the one that allows Claire/Barry to fire their weapons while you're controlling Moira/Natalia. This is particularly effective for siege situations and the like. And best of all, any ammo they use, doesn't come out of your supplies, although they do cause less damage. Overall, though, this is a fantastic option and a clear improvement over the days of giving Sheva some spare bullets in Resi 5 and sighing as she unloaded them all into your back.

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F1 2014 has never been cheaper than £7.39 on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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F1 2014 has never been cheaper than £7.39 on PC

F1 2014 has never been cheaper, so head on over to CD Keys to pick it up for just £7.39 and don't forget to use the facebook code for that 5% discount.

F1 2014 turned out to be rather disappointing as it stripped out the Classic content from the previous release and overall it seems like it's treading water as we imagine more dev time is being put into a proper next-gen version for the new consoles in F1 2015. But at £7.39, this will most certainly whet your appetite for the new season.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

Devs vote Shadow of Mordor as GOTY at GDC15 - Buy for £19.99 (PS4/XO)

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Brendan Griffiths
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Devs vote Shadow of Mordor as GOTY at GDC15 - Buy for £19.99 (PS4/XO)

Developers at this year's GDC have just voted the excellent Shadow of Mordor as their Game of the Year. We totally agree and implore you to try it for yourself. Head on over to GC to pick up the game for £19.99 in their pre-owned sale.

We can't get enough of Monolith's Shadow of Mordor here at Dealspwn and we thoroughly recommend you dust off your Uruk hunting skills to get a taste too. Turns out the Nemesis system has managed to back up its bold 'next-gen only' ambitions with a neat set of mechanics that sees enemies remember you and you can even brainwash them into fighting for you as you infiltrate the highest ranks of Sauron's army. There's an excellent set of skills available to take advantage of an enemy's weaknesses too to create unique experiences throughout. It also walked away with our Game of the Year award.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is £13.85 on PS4/PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood was only announced yesterday, but retailers are all ready offering pre-0rders for the standalone expansion. The best PS4 and PC price is currently £13.85 ahead of the May 5th release date.

Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of the best games of 2014 and yesterday's surprise announcement of this standalone expansion prequel was just the best. Taking on the infamous Castle Wolfenstein is an adventure we most certainly welcome. The game's eight chapters sounds like a fairly decent runtime for a fraction of the cost of a usual full fat release. Congrats to Bethesda and Zenimax for keeping a lid on this one for so long. You sly dogs you.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is worth reopening for £4.37 (PS3/360)

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Brendan Griffiths
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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is worth reopening for £4.37 (PS3/360)

Always wanted a tactical third-person tactical shooter that seems like a mashup between Mad Men and X-Files? Well, we've got your oddly specific tastes covered right here as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is only £4.37 on PS3 and 360.

This was initially set to be a FPS title, but after the success of XCOM: Enemy Unknown -and a bit of fanboy outrage- 2K opted for a third-person perspective and shoved in some tactical options to make it more in-line with the traditional XCOM experience. It's a little rough around the edges and full of all the grey corridors you can imagine, but there's fun to be had ordering around your Mad Men-era squad. The story is surprisingly strong in parts too.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII available from £8.33 on 360/PS3

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII available from £8.33 on 360/PS3

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is on offer right now for both Xbox 360 (£8.33) and PS3 (£9). For some reason the PS3 version is around £25 at most sites, so there's a serious saving on Sony's format.

Lightning Returns brings the lacklustre XIII trilogy to a close with Lightning taking a lead role and replacing the party system with interchangeable outfits. These come equipped with unique abilities assigned to the controller's face buttons, giving combat a real-time edge. The combat is improved but the stagger bar is still there to drag out every single boss fight. Oh, and there's a time limit to finishing the game. A time limit in an RPG, *shakes head*.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

1 year of PS Plus for just £32.95

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Brendan Griffiths
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1 year of PS Plus for just £32.95

We're always on the hunt for cheap PS Plus deals, and is you use the site's facebook voucher offer (at the top of their site) you'll be able to get a year of PS Plus for just £32.95.

This is an essential purchase for new PS4  owners as you need it to play games online. The main benefit to membership is a regular plethora of free games though. One membership covers PS4, PS3 and Vita. The code is stackable on top of any existing membership. This month the freebies include Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4), Valiant Hearts (PS4), Papo and Yo (PS3), Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (PS3), OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4/PS Vita), CounterSpy (PS4/PS3/PS Vita).

Thanks to FantasyDeals.

Resident Evil 6 is great value at £3.85 on 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Action Games, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360 games

Resident Evil 6 is great value at £3.85 on 360

Resident Evil 6 is on the cheap again, you'd think the boxes were actually infected the way retailers tear chunks off the price to get it out of their warehouse. It's not all bad at all though for £3.85 on Xbox 360.

Despite being an improvement over Resi 5 and Raccoon City, we're still a long way off the glory days of the series. However, this deal offers great value for money. You're essentially getting three different campaigns for under a fiver. One is action-heavy like recent games, while another attempts to return to the older vibe of taking on shuffling zombies in creepy locations. We don't really like to talk about the melee-centric campaign though. Despite being able to finally move while shooting, the controls still feel incredibly dated and sluggish. But again, it's £3.85.

Shadow Warrior has more Wang than you can handle for £14.29 on PS4/XO

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Brendan Griffiths
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Shadow Warrior has more Wang than you can handle for £14.29 on PS4/XO

Get wang! Yeah, we're never going to tire of those jokes with Shadow Warrior. And when we can see discounts down to £15 on PS4 and Xbox One, why would we.

Shadow Warrior is an old school FPS, that relishes in retro mechanics. It says 'pish' to regenerating health in favour of guns that are slightly awkward to aim and basic visuals. On the plus side it gives you a ruddy big sword to hack enemies to kibble with and the humour is great compared with all the po-faced modern day shooters.

Read our Shadow Warrior review, and make sure to bookmark us for more cheap PS4 games deals and Xbox One games deals!

Celebrate 15 Years of PlayStation 2 with its 15 Greatest Games

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Brendan Griffiths
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PS2 games, Retro games, Sony

Celebrate 15 Years of PlayStation 2 with its 15 Greatest Games

15 years. That's how long the PlayStation 2, the most successful console ever made, has been around. The PS2 wasn't just important for games, Sony were massively influential in making DVD the film format of choice by slyly slipping a DVD player into millions of homes too, much like they've did again with Blu-ray and the PS3. The games are what mattered though. Here's our list of the Top 15 titles we felt were amongst the most important. Of course, some tough choices had to be made, but that's how strong 15 years of PS2 really was. PS3 and Xbox 360 didn't get close to those numbers, but with the PS4 already at 20 million, maybe Sony fancy their chances. Here we go then, in order of release year...

Celebrate 15 Years of PlayStation 2 with its 15 Greatest Games

1: Grand Theft Auto III (2001)

The one that changed everything. The leap into a living, breathing 3D city from the old bird's-eye-view made GTA a place we'd spend months exploring in a never-ending crime-spree. The freedom GTAIII offered hadn't been seen before and the range of side-missions, collectibles and Rockstar's trademark humour and storytelling kept gamers glued to their screens well into the new year. Even now players would be able to load up the game and remember every street of the game as if they had actually lived there. Vice City might be the seminal title and San Andreas was bigger and packed with even more variety, but GTAIII will always be remembered as a true trendsetter.

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Last of Us: Remastered gets best price yet £17.99

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Last of Us: Remastered gets best price yet £17.99

The latest PSN sale has The Last of Us: Remastered on PS4 for just £17.99, or only £19.99 if you don't have PS+. That's an awesome deal as it's at least £25 in the shops. Don't forget to download this month's Instant Game Collection too.

With Remastered, you're getting the slickest visuals and a higher framerate than on PS3 and the Left Behind DLC. In fact, if you bought the original PS3 game and the DLC today, you'd be paying a lot more than £17.99, so this price is even sweeter.

Thanks to Jon.

Destiny: Limited Edition with Season Pass £27.99 - Sad times if you already spent £35 on Season Pass

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Brendan Griffiths
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Destiny: Limited Edition with Season Pass £27.99 - Sad times if you already spent £35 on Season Pass

You don't have time to read. Just know that Destiny: Limited Edition with a Season Pass is available for just £27.99 on PS4 and Xbox One.

To make this easy to understand as a great deal, the Season Pass alone is usually £35. Here you can get the game, season pass, steelbook case and some additional tat (pictured above) for just £27.99. The solus game is available elsewhere for about £23, but if you're yet to dive into Destiny we'd advise going this way as the Season Pass expansion content helps to pad out what is a pretty thin experience. Hell, I sold Destiny months ago, but this is pretty tempting. Current Destiny players without the Season Pass could even save a few quid by buying this and then flogging their spare copy online and save even more monies.

Thanks to Xtrartx.

March 2015 PS+ Update: Oddworld, Valiant Hearts, OllieOllie 2 and more

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Brendan Griffiths
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March 2015 PS+ Update: Oddworld, Valiant Hearts, OllieOllie 2 and more

DriveClub! Only joking. The new games for March's PS Plus instant game collection have just been announced. From tomorrow, PS+ owners will be able to download the following titles for free. Click through to see our reviews where applicable.

The new freebies usually appear on the store early afternoon, so keep an eye out for them tomorrow. Don't forget to download last month's games tonight if you're yet to do so, as titles leaving PS+ tomorrow include: Apotheon, Transistor, Thief, Yakuza 4, Rogue Legacy and Kick and Fennick. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.

Want to try out PlayStation Plus? You can activate a PS Plus 14-day trial and fill your boots, but make sure to discontinue your membership before the fortnight is up to avoid paying an automatic monthly fee.

FREE GAME ALERT: Syndicate on PC available for free

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FREE GAME ALERT: Syndicate on PC available for free

Syndicate is currently freely available to download on PC. Act fast as these On The House deals can come and go without warning.

Syndicate is an odd isometric strategy cult classic that sees you controlling four cyborgs tasked with killing off corporate rivals. Chances are you've heard of it before (or played the FPS remake that had little to do with the original at all). But for the price of zilch, you should check it out.

Metal Gear Solid V cheapest PS4/XO pre-order is £41.99

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Metal Gear Solid V cheapest PS4/XO pre-order is £41.99

Pre-order prices are going to be high for this one as the hype is huge. Using the voucher below though, you can save a few quid and get Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for just £41.99.

The September launch date has just been leaked, meaning we finally have a date to set our hopes of for Hideo Kojima's potential stealth masterpiece, where we get to explore epic locations like the one pictured above. We've warned ourselves with replays of Ground Zeroes, but this is the main act that's been teased for so many years. But yes, expect our bases to be packed with confused fulton-delivered sheep. Never change, Kojima (but maybe hire an editor to tone down those lengthy cutscenes though).

It's never too late. Mass Effect only £1.99 on PC

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It's never too late. Mass Effect only £1.99 on PC

Yet to try one of the greatest gaming trilogies ever made? Go ahead and download the original Mass Effect for just £1.99 right now.

This epic saga begins with a fantastic mix of space exploration, RPG stat tweaking, gun battles and a ground-breaking set of branching conversation trees that saw you mould a hero or a bastard with your actions directly affecting the story and the fates of other characters. Simply unmissable.

Thanks to BuzzDuraband.

Relive a classic with Grim Fandango Remastered on PC for £9.29

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Brendan Griffiths
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Relive a classic with Grim Fandango Remastered on PC for £9.29

Grim Fandango Remastered's cheapest PC price is just £9.29. Go on, you've waited for years for this, do you really want to wait much longer to save a quid or two?

Check out Matt's Grim Fandango Remastered review or a a short version: "Grim Fandango Remastered is a museum piece of sorts, the sprucing up of a retro artefact made fit for modern display. But even if the mechanisms of this game seem a little dated now, we're reminded how the story and its characters are timeless in their good humour and quality, and in that respect, this Remaster should hold almost as much joy for newcomers as it does for returning fans."

LittleBigPlanet 3 available from just £22.49 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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LittleBigPlanet 3 available from just £22.49 on PS4

LittleBigPlanet 3 has seen some decent discounts since release. Today you can get a 'like new' copy from £22.49 or a new copy for £24.99, the latter being £6 cheaper than anywhere else.

For the first time in the series, we have additional characters to play as in the 2D platforming series. There's a wall-jumping speedy dog that handles beautifully compared to sackboy's awkward jumps. Another newbie can shrink or grow fat at will and we even have a flying bird to reach exclusive areas. Add in the creative mode where you can build or download levels (including the millions from previous games) and you have a game that should never get old.

Read our LBP 3 review here, and make sure you've bookmarked our games deals stream for future bargains.

At £11.85 you won't have to dig deep for Terraria on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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At £11.85 you won't have to dig deep for Terraria on PS4

Ever wished Minecraft was a bit more, well, 2D? Then you're in luck, as Terraria shares more than a few traits with Notch's megahit. This time, it's more about digging down though and finding your way to hell in the randomly generated game worlds. Then build yourself a 'hellevator' and take on ol Big Red and his minions. It might take a while though as every tool must be crafted with hard-earned farmed materials. Oh and everything wants to eat your face. All the time.