If ever there was a deal to get you to search for and indeed spend your emergency fiver, that one special note you've got tucked away for a special occasion, surely it's got to be Bioshock 2 for the small sum of £5! You'll also make a saving of almost £4 on the next best offer. Your return to Rapture puts you in the shoes of a prototype Big Daddy, who's capable of duel wielding weapons and plasmids, which is lucky because you'll need that ability to battle against the formidable Big Sisters. Thanks to heatlight @ HUKD.
There are plenty of things that make Bioshock a game that's won so many of our hearts; the creepy underwater city of Rapture that takes your breath away when it's first revealed; the engrossing story line and fascinating characters; having to hack everything in sight . . . haha only joking! However, there's something special that rips the gameplay out of your typical first person shooter formula; plasmids!
The wonderful little genetic mutations attract players like a moth to a flame, as they sit waiting to be released from their glowing red containers or a Gatherers Garden, and once you add them to your DNA you'll start to build up super powers faster than a Marvel Comic's character who's stumbled into an unfortunate accident involving radiation.
I think the best place to start's with my favourite plasmid, electro bolt. It's by far the most useful plasmid in the game, allowing you to; zap enemies before bashing their heads in with your sturdy red wrench or drill, which in my opinion is the best tactic in the series and it's such a shame you couldn't wield the wrench again in Bioshock 2; open doors by blasting broken keypads; eliminating whole groups of splicers who are carelessly hanging around in pools of water; and momentarily stopping Big Daddies in their tracks when you're desperately trying to get out of their kill zone!
Need a splicer to run away screaming in agony cursing your name? Well, that's exactly what you'll get if you unleash the power of incinerate on them! Setting the twisted freaks on fire has the added bonus of making them head for the nearest source of water, and you know what that means . . . electro bolt time! Unbelievably, pools of water aren't the only liquids that splicers'll hang around in, they'll also stare into space whilst their feet are firmly planted in oil, allowing you to get rid of them with a quick, satisfying snap of your fingers. Another obstacle that'll stand in your way is ice, but you'll make quick work of the solid H2O by raising the temperature a few hundred degrees or so.Click here for more plasmid action!
This isn't a standard deal by any means. FHM has a history of enticing new subscribers with traditionally masculine free gifts, and they're currently bundling Splinter Cell Conviction with a year's subscription for £25 total. This is £10 cheaper than Simply Games, the cheapest competitor... and don't forget the extra year of boobs, cars and men's fashion advice. Note that this deal is for direct debit payment- be sure to cancel it once the year is up!
There's another caveat as well. The website states that
"We reserve the right to replace the free gift with one of equal or higher value in exceptional circumstances of excessive demand."
You know what that means. FHM could well pull the rug out from under you if demand gets too high. Still, at this price it's definitely worth a punt.
Anyway, that's enough about the deal itself- let's talk Splinter Cell. Ubisoft's upcoming Xbox exclusive has a lot to prove after Sam Fisher's disappointing last outing, and it's looking fairly handy. The previous Splinter Cell games were notorious for instant restarts if the player alerted enemies, but Conviction appears to be taking a radically different approach to stealth gaming. Instead of punishing players for failing to remain in the shadows, the game actively rewards stealthy tactics by introducing a series of deadly moves. Brutal new execution mechanics and close combat manoeuvres make Sam Fisher feel more powerful than ever, and a slightly less linear style will ensure enhanced replayability.
I'm personally not sold by the demo, as I feel that the controls are a little clunky and the graphics slightly dated. However, the art design is top-notch, and an extremely promising co-op campaign will help to round out the package. If you're thinking about preordering Fisher's latest stealthy shenanigans then this deal may provide you with a killer saving and some decent bathroom reading.
Thanks to herby247 at Hot UK Deals