Again, we’ve seen them go for cheaper previously, but the third day in Steam’s 2K Games sale sees reductions for the first two entries of the Bioshock series. While this makes them the lowest prices at the moment, the second entry is only around 50p better than the next best offer, whilst its predecessor provides something more substantial with a saving of £2.50.
The first Bioshock is considered a triumph for its story, art direction, and fluid combat, providing players with a great spiritual successor to System Shock. Although the sequel wasn’t as grand a return to Rapture, it was still an enjoyable romp and the multiplayer added a little longevity to proceedings. It’s the perfect chance for newcomers to experience the universe before Infinite arrives later this year. Thanks to a3lawy @ HUKD!
Bioshock is an incredible game! The story is exceptional and contains numerous twists and turns before you work out exactly what's going on in the underwater city of Rapture. There are plenty of weapons to take your mutated enemies apart with and you'll also get to throw around a range of powerful plasmids. You can currently download copies of the game from Greenman Gaming for £2.49, which should make you a saving of about £2.50 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
If you haven't sampled either of the BioShock games, The Game Collection will save you a couple of quid compared to buying them individually. The original is an absolute classic and a truly essential gaming experience, and though the sequel came under fire for being a little redundant, it's still an impressive shooter in its own right.
What's not to like about Bioshock, other than the lack of multiplayer and the fact that you can't duel wield weapons and plasmids. Rapture is great fun to explore and its mutated inhabitants'll get you twitching in anticipation of their next attack. Also, lets not forget that the story is thoroughly engrossing! You can get hold of a copy of the game on the 360 for £8.99 from one of the three merchants above, which'll save you almost £6 on the next best offer coming in from Simply Games.
This is definitely one to cash in on if you don't own either of these games, because you'll be getting them for £4 each, which is less than a tenner for two superb titles! Bioshock is an absolute blast, as you roam around the underwater city of Rapture and take on its inhabitants with the help of a few trusty weapons and powerful plasmids. Oblivion is one of my favourite games ever, mainly because it's absolutely packed full of content, and you'll find yourself clocking up gameplay hours in no time. Thanks to mekon @ HUKD.
Another great game in Steam's Halloween sale (ends Monday 1st November), Bioshock introduced us to the beautiful underwater environments of Rapture, as well as its twisted and terrifying inhabitants. Now whilst the sequel's gameplay might be slightly better, the story in the original is far more engaging, and you'll also have your wrench at hand to dish out some melee punishment which was something I really missed whilst playing the sequel. I wouldn't hesitate to part with £3.49 to get hold of this game, and neither should you because otherwise you'll be missing out on a true gem.
Straddling that fine line between cute and macabre, this Big Daddy doll is one of the better pieces of game merchandise I have seen and I've spent most of the day sitting on my hands in an attempt to prevent myself from adding yet another useless but pretty thing to my hoarders paradise. Based on the first little sister's doll as seen in Bioshock 2, the model is seven inches tall, rotocast from the model in the game and made of a combination of hard plastic and soft parts (sadly the head is not a real baseball!). It's a very nice figure and a great bargain for collector's. Thanks to millarcat at Hotukdeals!
It's hard to do price comparisons on items like these, but the cheapest I have seen this particular figurine elsewhere has been closer to the £20 mark (even on evilbay you won't see it for less than £15), so this definitely seemed like a deal worth mentioning! It looks like it will be tiny but the figure is about 7 inches in both height and width and impeccably detailed. He's well articulated and comes with detachable tanks on his back, though why you might feel the need to detach them I am not sure... These kind of items aren't for everybody but if you are a big Bioshock fan or a figurine collector then it's a bit of a steal at this price. Thanks to andywedge at Hotukdeals!
Well, well, well, Bioshock fans, it looks like Microsoft are treating you to some cheap DLC for Bioshock 2. Be warned though that this week's deals have been delayed according to Major Nelson who hopes 'they'll be up tomorrow'. Also, when you log on tomorrow to check out the deals make sure you sign in to see the reduction in price.
The Rapture Metro add-on raises the level cap from 40 to 50, adds 6 new maps to the multiplayer modes and turns every blunt object into a golf club, which'll give you the opportunity to feel like Andrew Ryan for a few moments. In addition, you'll also get the free Kill 'em Kindly multiplayer mode.
The Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack will also allow you to increase your multiplayer rank to level 50 and'll give you access to a 3rd set of weapons upgrades, so you'll be full kitted out for combat with this add-on. It also features 20 new trials for a chance to get your hands on some more ADAM, 2 new playable characters, and 5 new masks that can be used to hide your hideous features.
The deals of the week aren't the only things to look out for tomorrow, you'll also be able to get your hands on the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game for 800 Microsoft Points which is bound to get you in the mood for seeing the film, as well as Shank which is a 2D fighter that allows you to wield knives, pistols, and chainsaws for the price of 1200 Microsoft Points from Xbox Live Arcade.
You might think that Rapture could have been rejuvenated following your antics in the original game, but no. Rapture is the same diseased, leprous dystopia which we all fell bizarrely in love with the first time around, only now it's ten years on, being run by a Randian collectivist, and there are spindly evil-looking Big sisters crawling around all of the place.
We've been spoiled this year with an avalanche of frankly excellent early games, and this was no doubt one of them. You can currently pick up the PC version for just £9.95 at the moment from the 101cd group of websites, £3 cheaper than nearest competitor Amazon. Note, though, that only Base offers cashback via Quidco.
No, it was never quite going to live up to the narrative wonder of the first game, and a return to Rapture was always going to be slightly less special than experiencing the world for the first time, but Bioshock 2 is still one hell of a game. It's the FPS mechanics here that have been most tightened, with some real urgency to firefights, improved AI and (thankfully!) dual wielding when it comes to armaments and plasmids.
The multiplayer, unlike so many games these days, actually feels like some time and effort went into it, and the result is essentially Modern Warfare 2.1: Underwater which is no bad thing at all. If you loved the first game then I can heartily recommend this title, and if you haven't then I reckon you should probably rectify that as soon as possible.
Thanks to goonertillidie at HUKD