Stop pretending you're not interested in Saints Row 4's insanity, at £9.99 it's dipped under the £10 barrier for the first time, making it a much cheaper alternative to the super powered antics of buying a PS4 for Infamous: Second Son. Thanks to a nonsense alien invasion/Matrix story you now have powers like super sprinting, fireballs, telekinesis and the ability to leap over buildings. Volitions super-powered take on the open-world genre is an absolute blast to play.
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The campaign is a bit naff, but the multiplayer is all sorts of awesome. Unlike last year's follow-up, we're pretty sure most of the bugs have been ironed out by now. Sure the servers aren't as busy as they used to be, but you shouldn't have a problem getting regular matches. If you're not sure about Battlefield being a fit for you, you may as well get this on the cheap before laying down the extra cash for Battlefield 4.
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I posted a £34.99 deal for the PS4 version yesterday, but maybe you'd prefer saving a tenner and playing the handheld version instead. This is more suited to the solo gamer out there thanks to the lack of multiplayer. Amazon's Vita deal is £5 cheaper than the next best deal at the usual suspects.
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After all the hype, all the game really managed was to put the rage in average. For £2.60 we'd say it's worth a shot though. The open-world side of the game is as bland as they come, but the guns and enemy AI are excellent. It's good to see differences between enemy group types and having to change your tactics for each. Remember to stock up on ammo, later ones are seriously tough SOBs.
PC owners can now download the highly rated title for a bargain price of £4 thanks to GMG's code. The game sees you simultaneously controlling two brothers with the two analogue sticks, which as it turns out, isn't as complicated as it sounds. The story is what will stay with you the most in this delightful little adventure though. It's not the longest of games, but at this price that's hardly an issue.
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This PC pre-order price price is £20 cheaper than the best price on the Xbox One. We're massively psyched for Ubisoft's upcoming open-worlder, as we have high hopes that they'll deliver on their promise of a world packed with interactions and citizens with back stories to exploit via your ridiculously over-powered mobile phone.
Zavvi are currently £4 cheaper than any other site. South Park: The Stick of Truth was well worth the wait and should be picked up immediately by any of you that enjoy the show and old-school RPGs. It can feel a bit basic at times, but the show's trademark humour ensures you'll stick with it for hours on end. Don't worry about the censorship cuts made for the console version, there's still plenty of gross-out wrongness to experience. For example, last night I dodged a giant pair of testicles in a boss fight.
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Dark Souls II will prove to be one of gaming's true Marmite titles this year. Fans of all things horrible, mean and stabby will love it's relentless difficulty and cruel nature, while others will spend their time gaming in a brightly lit room wishing they'd never tried a Souls game. But Zavvi are inspiring a brave purchase with the cheapest price we've seen yet. So, if stubbing your toe or getting parking tickets gives you a chubby, head on over and ask Zavvi for a punch in the face / a copy of Dark Souls II. Be sure to check out some of Carl's videos for the game too by scrolling through our past coverage here.
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If you fancy an old-school alternative to modern FPS games then you'll want to check out the HD re-release of Doom 3. The lack of down-the-sights aiming takes a little getting used to, but at least the torch is attached to your gun now instead of being a separate item. This edition includes an expansion pack and the original Doom and Doom II games. Learn your history, kids!
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This is the cheapest price I've seen for a while for the Skylanders Giants Starter Pack. The pack includes the game, the Portal of Power docking station, three toy figures for the game, three trading cards, stickers and a poster. It's quite a big box, so you'll probably have to be home to receive it, or face a trip to your local collection depot. Or, if your postman's a dick, you'll find it in your recycling bin a week later.
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Kinect Sports Rivals | Zavvi | £34.99
This would have been a handy launch title for the Xbox One thanks to the bundled Kinect 2.0, but instead you'll need to stump up some cash for some more motion-control sports activities. Zavvi are the cheapest by £4, making this best deal if you're after a new party game or just want your fat kids to be well...less.
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The Amazing Spiderman 2 | Base | £16.99
This is an amazingly cheap pre-order price, even for a PC game. I'm looking forward to this one as I'm eternally optimistic that someone will eventually make a Spiderman game as good as Spiderman 2 on the PS2 all those years ago. This latest tie-in seems to focus less on putting you in dreary sewer levels and has put a bigger emphasis on webswinging again. Due for release on May 2nd, you've plenty of time to check out the latest movie before this one lands too.
You'll either know and adore Minecraft already or you'll have an active and healthy social life. If you'd like to change the latter, then Green Man Gaming are selling the Xbox 360 version of the online phenomenon for £11.99.
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Amazon are the cheapest for anyone looking at the next-gen version of LEGO The Hobbit. Be warned though, there are more than a few glitches that make getting through the endgame a real pain at times. There's also the matter of the final third of the game being released separately as DLC later this year. Check out my review and then decide whether to wait for further discount or an inevitable complete edition in December.
The Wonderful 101 was doomed to be a niche title even before it was announced as a Wii U exclusive. That said, it's made by Platinum Games, the maniacs behind Vanquish and Bayonetta, so you know it's going to handle like a dream. A dream with all the explosions and mania. Argos are using their eBay stall to shift the game for £7.50 less than the competition.
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Mass Effect 3's ending proved quite controversial, but the wounds were eased with a few post-mortem DLC fixes. Either way, there's no way you should miss out on the finale to one of the best gaming trilogys ever. With a fourth on the way, you won't want to be left behind again. So ignore all that superficial sunlight outside and hop aboard the Normandy again with Shepard and co.
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Platform: PS4 (reviewed) | PS3 | Vita | X360 | XO | Wii U |3DS
Developer: Traveller’s Tales
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Yes, this is a review, not an advanced preview for a game which (with any sense) wouldn’t see a release until December when the final Hobbit movie hits cinemas. Instead, this Lego title encompasses the first two films with the third to be added as DLC later this year.
It would take the most upbeat of optimists to suggest that WB will do the right thing and release the add-on (the rest of the game) for free, but my cynical nature tells me to expect something around £15.99 –an oddly specific guess I admit. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see this game re-released complete with the remaining content in December for the same price it is today. So, I guess the only real question left, is how many Lego games do you need in your life? With Lego Marvel and the Lego Movie tie-in released just five and two months ago respectively, you have to wonder why WB didn’t wait.
But here we are, back in Middle Earth for another action-platformer collect em’ up. As with the Lego Lord of the Rings game, there are lines of dialogue and music from the movie giving the game an authentic air. In the Lego LOTR titles, I found this to be an odd match as the straight-faced dialogue was at odds with the characters messing about in the background. But The Hobbit movies have turned out to be lighter affairs and the seriousness and comedy seems to gel together better than I expected. Or maybe it’s because I loved the LOTR movies have been bitterly disappointed with the drawn-out Hobbit ones.Click here to read more...
This was the week for new game announcements in the shape of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the Day Z-esque H1Z1 and a PS4 port of The Last of Us. And they say originality in gaming is dying a death, I wonder why. We also saw the Xbox 360 version Titanfall in action and it made us question the need for a next-gen console, it's that good.
In the reviews section Jon's been busy with hammering out verdicts on Age of Wonders III on the PC, Strike suit Zero: Director's Cut on the PS4, Episode 3 of The Wolf Among Us, Battlefield 4: Naval Strike and Invizimals: The Alliance. Matt took his addiction out of the house for Football Manager Classic 2014 on the Vita and I reviewed the previously handhelds-only game Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition on PSN.
The Rezzed coverage wraps up this week as Carl and Jon bring you a mix of articles and interviews for Broforce, Private Eye, Biome, Concursion and Sniper Elite 3. Elsewhere you can find pieces on XBL's 'Games with Gold' venture, Battlefield: Vietnam's birthday, the Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4, Square Enix's promise to shift their focus, an Elder Scrolls Online journal, a SingOn preview, a look at Nintendo's 'casual' audience and finally a look at why Matt thinks it might be worth holding off buying a next-gen console.
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Publishers: Warner Bros. Interactive
After not getting around to finishing the final version of the original Vita release late last year, I was delighted to see that Blackgate was making its way to the main consoles in a similar manner to Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD. Keen to fill the long gap between now and Rocksteady’s next-gen Arkham adventure I dove in with both feet -but sadly without a cape.
Blackgate takes place three months after the events of Arkham Origins, making its original simultaneous release a little odd. But now we’ve had time to finish the console game, we don’t have to worry about spoilers; although I’ll not give any away today.
Batman finds himself visiting Blackgate prison after the inmates take over, with various crime lords taking a part of the facility for themselves. So yes, it’s a pretty bland mashup of the plots from the first Rocksteady games, but at least Bruce doesn’t seem to have any parent issues during the story for a change.
He does seem to have become hardcore drinking buddies with Ratchet & Clank though as he once again turns up to the rumble with fuck-all gear to navigate around the environments. Why Batman! Why do you never pack the line gun or exploding gel? You’re always going to need it, you bellend!Click here to read more...
I'm currently smashing my way through the PS4 version and will have a review for you soon. I can tell you now though that the last-gen versions are feature-complete, so why not save yourself £8 by picking them up at Simply Games? There are a few new features for a change in the Lego series, including buddy-up attacks and a basic loot system that leads towards a Lego crafting minigame for larger creations. The third film will be available later this year as DLC which reeks of a shameless cash-in worse than the fact one of Tolkien's shortest books has been spread over three films. Don't be surprised to see this re-released then at the same price with the third film's levels included.