Former retailers Gameplay were the last ones to have this at such a low price, but finally someone else has stepped up to provide a delicious bargain. Gamefly (formerly Direct2Drive) are asking for a mere £3, and with The Hut and Bee being out of stock it means there is saving of over a fiver to be made.
The combat may have handled a little stiffly, and the planetary exploration sections in the Mako may have infuriated some (although we have a soft spot for that tank), but it was a fine RPG experience that had you making tough choices as Commander Shepard saved the known Galaxy. In short, at £3 it’s worth adding to your gaming collection. Thanks to Shango @ HUKD!
What's that? You've never played Mass Effect before?! Well, what are you waiting for, stop reading this and go and pick up a PC copy of the game from ShopTo for £5.86, which'll make you a saving of over £2.50 on the next best offer coming in from My Memory. The story behind this one is superb, there are loads of planets to visit, and you'll get to take part in some intense fire fights with members of your crew. Unfortunately, it does have a few minor downfalls, but overall it's an outstanding game.
Mass Effect for £2.50?! Go and buy it now, need I say more! Well, ok then I will. The price tag is staggeringly low for such an amazing game and'll save you about £1.50 on the next best offer. Now I've got to be careful here because if I start talking about how much I love this game we could be here all day! The story is fantastic, the characters are wonderfully rich, the gameplay's good fun, and you'll almost certainly play through the game more than once! It's just a shame about the damn Mako! Thanks to Cuddy @ HUKD.
I've seen Mass Effect going for cheaper than this in the past, but £7.99's not bad for a superb game, plus you'll save yourself just under £2 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo. Playing through with a paragon (good) character is a great way to unlock loads of story threads and really get to know all the new species present in the game, but I've just started playing through with a renegade (bad) character and I've got to say I'm having a blast so far. If you've not yet experienced the series, I'd strongly recommend that you check it out sooner rather than later.
If you missed out on this deal a month and a half ago when Lydia highlighted it then you’re in luck; HMV have brought it back, making it £3 cheaper than the next retailers. You’re effectively getting two great early Xbox 360 classics for £6.50 each with this double pack. Containing Crackdown with all its agility orb hunting and action packed madness, and Mass Effect for your dose of alien hunting and RPG goodness, it’s a sci-fi bundle worth getting, especially if you have managed to avoid these titles until now. Thanks to Chuckles1001 @ HUKD!
Listen up. There is no point playing Mass Effect 2 before playing the original. If you do, the Normandy will be just a ship. Wrex will be just another Krogan. Plus the story is infinitely, unbelievably better.
You must - must - play the original first! If not, you're doing yourself out of one of the greatest interactive storytelling experiences of all time.
Now that I've got your attention, Gameplay are selling the original for £3.99 on PC. This is a quid cheaper than the GAME network and over £4 cheaper than anywhere else. Have a PS3 and a PC? For the love of stupid jellyfish, treat yourself to this first and enjoy the series as it was intended.
I don't think we've covered as many double pack deals in such a short space of time, here at Dealspwn. But the deluge continues, with Base now bundling Crackdown and Mass Effect for the cut-price of £15.99. A pretty great deal, all in all. Not familiar with either, though? Well, Mass Effect is space-opera at its finest, putting you in the boots of one Commander Shepard, who must stop a race of machines from eradicating all life in the galaxy. Crackdown is a little less elegant, dumping you in the playground of destruction that is Pacific City.
A massive, cracking deal here for a great alliance of games. Crackdown offers a rush of action and some very addictive gameplay, not to mention the agility orbs that have plagued Felix's days and nights for so long. However it does feel a tiny bit shallow which is part of what makes Mass Effect such a great partner for the game. The first instalment of the sci-fi epic offers a superb story and some fantastic and very memorable characters, not least the kick ass protagonist (whether you choose to make your Shepard a heroic paragon or a hard hearted renegade), with gameplay that is very fun, if perhaps lack the adrenaline kick to be found in Crackdown. Thanks to SmashInt at HUKD!
The first part in BioWare's epic space saga, sees Commander Shepard receiving a dangerous mission to track down a rogue spectre agent and whilst doing so he discovers a far more ominous threat returning to our corner of the universe.
Gameplay and Gamestation are parting with copies of the game for £7.99, which'll make you a saving of almost £2 on the next best deal of £9.89 coming in from Sendit.
The story is second to none, and introduces us to a range of charismatic characters and memorable races, which isn't an easy thing to do well in a new sci-fi series.
The gameplay consists of blasting away at enemies in a third person view and investigating the goings on of the planets you explore by conversing with the various locals you come across. Your first task though'll be designing your version of Commander Shepard in the awesome character generator, which has so many different options you can tweak and customise.
Combat is made easier by your two team mates, provided you've picked the right two characters to assist you in the load out menu before you land on a planet, as they each have different weapons and power abilities.
There are numerous conversation options, including Renegade and Paragon actions, which'll have an impact on things in the universe depending on the way you're playing the game.
My only criticisms about the game would be the endless hours you have to spend trawling around the universe comparing weapons and armour statistics in order to outfit both yourself and your crew with the best possible offensive and defensive technology, and the sections where you're rolling across a planet's surface in the Mako quickly become repetitive and therefore tedious.
Needless to say the pros outweigh the cons, in what in my opinion is one of the best games to have been released in recent years. Now's also a great time to pick up a copy seeing as the Bringing Down the Sky add-on, which introduces you to the hardened Batarian race, has just been reduced to 80 Microsoft Points.
Thanks to crgglerock @ HUKD