Sometimes all you want to do after getting home from work/school/dimension-jumping adventures with a dashing Time Lord is mash a load of buttons and beat people up with awesome superpowers, and of course by people I mean pixels. There are few games better for this than Marvel Ultimate Alliance: with it's top-down, hack'n'slash style gameplay it's the perfect release for your commuter rage and a source of some pretty easy achivement points too.
The trouble is, it's quite difficult to track down these days but, never fear, Dealspwn is here! The Game Collection have just under 50 copies left in stock at £9.95, which is frankly the cheapest you're going to find it anywhere by a good £20 or so as those who have been scraping a few copies are charging obscene amounts for them. So be quick.
NB. Worth noting that this is a multi-region version of the game, and also part of TGC's 3 for £20 range.
There's a paper thin premise to this game, but it's fairly irrelevant, all you need to know really is that through some form of narrative contrivance, Dr. Doom has amassed an army of supervillains and goons and only the combined forces of Marvel's action heroes can save the world. This means that you can assemble a four man strike team from pretty much whichever comic you want: fancy teaming Spider-man up with Deadpool? Go for it. This is like Avengers Prime and it kicks serious ass.
Sure the action RPG-lite gameplay gets repetitive at times - basically you fight in real time, armed with a bunch of superpowers that you can upgrade as you progress, earning XP with each enemy you defeat - but it's a lot of fun. This is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously, which is a wonderful thing, and trades in a precious gaming commodity: fun. Grab a second controller for a mate to join you and suddenly the whole thing becomes even more of a button mashing riot.
It's not a game that's really worth more than £10-15 these days, but if you can bag a copy for the price above it's well worth a punt.