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PS3 Slim Console with 250GB HDD, Assassin's Creed II and Modern Warfare 2: £299.98 @ Play

Matt Gardner
Assassin's Creed, Modern Warfare, PS3 games, Uncharted
Playstation 3

PS3 Slim Console with 250GB HDD, Assassin's Creed II and Modern Warfare 2: £299.98 @ Play

The advent of the PS3 Slim has not only led to a sharp drop in price of the larger version, but an avalanche of post-Christmas bundle deals too. You can now pick up a Slim for upwards of £250, but to do so would mean missing out on some absurdly exciting deals such as this one from Play, offering the brand spankingly new console with 250GB hard drive along with two of the biggest games of the year: Assassin's Creed II and Modern Warfare 2.

Play are giving away the whole lot for £299.98, meaning that you are, in effect, paying about £15-£20 each for the two games, which is pretty astounding considering that they're retailing individually at the moment around the £30 mark.

The PS3 Slim is a beautiful piece of kit. It's quiet and cool (although as an Xbox 360 owner, a jump-jet is quieter than my console), 33% smaller and 36% lighter. Environmentalists out there will also be pleased to know that it consumes 34% less power than its chunkier brother.

But it's not so much the console that should sway you on this deal as the two brilliant games that come bundled with it. Considering that a large number of retailers are still selling the newer console on its own at this price, to grab two of the best games of the year along with it for under £300, and with an expanded 250 GB of hard disk to play with too, is a cracking bargain.

Modern Warfare 2 - the biggest, if not quite the best, game of the year - is a thoroughly enjoyable cinematic FPS romp across the globe as you jump into the bodies of a few Allied elite soldiers attempting to take down a Russian warmonger. The plot is ridiculous, the set-pieces overblown, but it's barnstorming fun and never less than epic.

Assassin's Creed II is, essentially, a massive apology for the minor faults of the first game. Ubisoft have gone out of their way to improve almost every single facet of the original, creating a hugely compelling Renaissance open-world experience. From the more varied missions, to the increased multiplicity of weaponry, to the new free-running assault courses of the Assassin Tombs, the tightened map functionality and the polished graphics, everything in this game shines.

PS3 Slim Console with 250GB HDD, Assassin's Creed II and Modern Warfare 2: £299.98 @ Play

It's also the only console on which to play Uncharted 2 which should be reason enough....I just lost Achievement Points for that.

Thanks to Mechanicus at HotUKDeals

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