It isn't a part of the Black Friday flash deals, but this price for The Last Of Us Remastered is definitely worth considering. Amazon's listing beats the next cheapest offer by around £8.
Improved textures and frame rate, along all the previously released DLC, makes this a definitive package that is absolutely worth getting if you didn't play it on PS3. Hell, at this price it *might* be worth making the jump even if you did already play it. Meh, that's for you to decide. Thanks to imax84 @ HUKD!
Very.co.uk have kicked off their Black Friday deals with a scorching Xbox One bundle offer. We were hoping this would go under £300, and that's exactly what's happened.
If you're looking for a stylish gaming playground this Christmas, this is the bundle you're going to want to pick up. Click here to read our Sunset Overddrive review.
Bundle Stars are running a huge sale on Batman Arkham titles right now, and you can knock off even more than the 75% advertised by using the voucher code SUPERNOVA25 at the checkout:
The Batman: Arkham games are some of the best action-adventure titles around, even Origins had its moments.These'll be a fine set of reminders of why you should be very excited for the new-gen Batman: Arkham Knight, which arrives early next year. Check out the recent Batman: Arkham Knight trailer here.
It's also worth noting that the SUPERNOVA25 code will work on all of the Bundle Stars bundles as well.
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor is a surprisingly great game, and if you're looking for a cheap PS4 deal or Xbox One deal ahead of Black Friday, GAME are delivering the goods with a sub-£25 price for both versions.
It's great to see Monolith back on form after so many years in the doldrums, and it's even better to see a genuinely fantastic Lord Of The Rings game that genuinely expands on the universe. This stealthy stabby brutal bloodsoaked experience shines thanks to the quality of its systems and its unique Nemesis mechanic that creates unique bosses to hunt and take down depending on your performance. Thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!
GAME are currently offering Watch Dogs for under £15 pre-owned, and that includes Special Edition versions of the game too. Do note, though, that because of the nature of the used market, those Special Editions might have had the "special" codes exhausted by previous owners. As GAME themselves note onsite, "pre-owned version may not include additional content".
Still, when it's the same price as the standard version, it's probably worth a punt.
I have to say that although I found bits of its bloated content package to be superfluous, and in spite of its protagonist being dreadfully boring, I found Watch Dogs rather entertaining for a couple of weeks. You can click here to check out our Watch Dogs review. Thanks oUkTuRkEyIII!
If you're an Xbox One owner who enjoyed some free time with Sunset Overdrive over the weekend and want more, this deal from Tesco is certainly worth a look. It's not a part of the Black Friday shenanigans, but it sure feels like it, beating the next cheapest deal by around £5.
In our review, Jon said that Sunset Overdrive's "infectious energy, breathtaking traversal, silly weapons and violently colourful playground make for a brilliant way to blow off steam." In other words, it's Insomniac getting back to doing what they do best - bringing the fun. Thanks to waaqii @ HUKD!
Did we really need a new-gen Grand Theft Auto V? I'm not a fan of paying full whack for new-gen remasters, especially when they only include one game. But if you can't wait for the price to drop or it's on somebody's Xmas list, then be sure to snap up this deal before it goes out of stock again. The voucher code 'SPEND40' will knock a tenner off the price, saving you £7 over the next best deal.
What are you getting in the new-gen version? The graphics have been given quite a boost, with extra details now appearing everywhere. The countryside environments are now full of flowers and 3D shrubbery and the draw distances have been vastly improved. One more potentially important change is the addition of an optional first-person camera angle in case you've ever wanted to play the series as an FPS.
Thanks to Assassin82.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been one of the surprise hits of the year and we'd thoroughly recommend you give it a go at this super cheap price of £15.99 for a download key. You could be playing it today! Go on, you're going to want something to fall back on when you come back from the clusterfuck that will be the final Hobbit movie next month.
We can't get enough of Monolith's Shadow of Mordor here at Dealspwn and we thoroughly recommend you dust off your Uruk hunting skills to get a taste too. Turns out the Nemesis system has managed to back up its bold ambitions with a neat set of mechanics that sees enemies remember you and you can even brainwash them into fighting for you as you infiltrate the highest ranks of Sauron's army. There's an excellent set of skills available to take advantage of an enemy's weaknesses too to create unique experiences throughout. Check out our full review here.
Thanks to LilHammerette.
This is the cheapest price Lara's adventure has seen on the PS4 and XO and is a few quid cheaper than the usual suspects. This is also one of the better new-gen re-releases out there and your eyes will thank you for the incredible scenes.
I'd heavily recommend Crystal Dynamics' excellent reboot of the 90s series. This is a gorgeous game from start to finish and the huge explorable island is the best game world we've ever taken Lara through. In addition to the improved graphics, you can also use the PS4's camera or headset mic to swap weapons via voice commands. It's rather telling of the action genre's slow year that this is a pick for my action title of the year. Again. Here's my Review.
Thanks to AK Gunners.
This is the cheapest price I've seen for Infamous: Second Son on the PS4. Simply Games are a reliable site and you shouldn't be waiting long for your copy. With the First Light expansion DLC landing on PS+ soon, this is a great time to get caught up on the series.
I've been through the game three times now and enjoyed playing it as both good and evil Delsins. The combat options vary enough to make it work multiple playthroughs, although the moral choices have a disappointing impact on the story. Seattle's design feels a bit generic (it's another open world city), but the graphical detail in everything from worn tarmac, rainy streets and the sun's real-time lighting make it gaming's best-looking city.
I loved the Tomb Raider reboot, and it looks absolutely smashing on PC. As part of their big New-vember sale, Square have knocked 80% off of their usual price for the game, bringing it under a fiver.
I actually got a real kick out of Watch Dogs. It's got the most boring protagonist ever, and it's overstuffed with content, but you can pick and choose your way through that. Moreover, as boring as Aiden is, the stuff he can do is pretty cool, and there's nothing quite like sticking on the Blues Brothers soundtracks and tearing it up on the roads of Chicago.
You can click here to read our Watch Dogs review. Thanks oUkTuRkEyIII!
How much Tomb Raider can you handle? For under a fiver, a trip to GOG within the next 24 hours can net you a host of classic Lara Croft adventures.
That £4.77 will earn you Tomb Raider 1-3, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (+ Chronicles), and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. But be quick, the bundle offer only lasts a day.
It's all change yet again in the GOG.com DRM-Free Fall sale, with two new bundles making their way to the front page. For the next 24 hours both the Hitman and Ultima franchises are reduced, with the bundles coming under £5 each.
Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and Hitman: Contracts provide plenty of assassination scenarios to get through, while the Ultima series - 1 to 9 - lies in wait for those after ab obscene amount of old-school RPG action. Thanks to Dichotomy @ HUKD for the heads-up!
Gamersgate have a massive 75% sale running right now for a number of Batman titles, and you can pick up the Batman Arkham Collection for just £20.
You can bag the individual titles from just £3.75, and if you want to throw the LEGO games into the mix as well you can click here to pick up the Batman Complete Collection for £27.50, though do be warned that it doesn't include the latest release, LEGO Batman 3.
Swagalicious Tomb Raider deals abound in this week's Xbox LIVE Deals With Gold. The Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is down to £21.43 on Xbox One and under a tenner on Xbox 360, with older titles such as Tomb Raider: Underworld and Tomb Raider: Anniversary going for £3.74.
Remember, you'll need an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership to take advantage of these deals.
Escape Dead Island is out here in the UK in just a few short days, and snapping it up will give you access to the Dead Island 2 beta when it emerges.
NB. Do bear in mind that you'll need to use the code FBFAN5 to get the game at this price.
You can check out the trailer for the game here. Early reviews have been, well, mixed to say the least. Polygon did not fall for Escape Dead Island's third-person, arcadey, undead charms. But IGN seemed to rather like it. Make of that what you will. Cheers oUkTuRkEyIII!
Didn't like the look of Assassin's Creed: Unity? Don't let it put you off the series! Black Flag is basically a new-gen, more murderous, stealthy, parkour-packed version of Sid Meier's Pirates! If you use the 5% off Facebook voucher at CDKeys, you can get Bl;ack Flag on Xbox One for just £12.34.
NB. Do bear in mind that this is a digital download code.
If you're looking to snap up a decent Assassin's Creed: Unity deal for Christmas, it's worth noting that CDKeys have started selling codes for digital downloads on consoles now. As such, if you use the 5% off Facebook voucher, you can get Assassin's Creed: Unity on Xbox One for under £30.
NB. Do bear in mind that this is a digital download code.
I didn't really think much of Assassin's Creed: Unity (click here to check out our ACU review), but evidently my fellow critics did, and it has its fair share of fans out there. This is a damn fine price for the game on console right now.
Assassin's Creed: Unity is a beautiful game. Sat atop the towers of Notre Dame, it's hard not to admire the scale of the Paris that Ubisoft Montreal have painstakingly recreated here. Perhaps more so than in any other Assassin's Creed game to date -- the edifices and porticos of Rome excepted -- Unity captures the essence of its setting perfectly. The streets throng with disgruntled citizens, loudly bemoaning everything under the sun in snippets of French. The power of the new-gen consoles has been harnessed spectacularly when it comes to populating the streets, and in later stages, when the guillotine blades start to fall and the masses crowd round to watch the bloody spectacles, the sheer number of NPCs onscreen boggles the mind.
Unity is a game that also seeks to fix some of the issues of previous instalments in the series. Arno, the game's protagonist, can now free-run up and down, depending on the button you're holding. It means that accidental, suicidal plunges are now largely a thing of the past, and that scampering around the city needn't see Arno climb atop the clutter rather than bounding over or sliding under obstacles. It's a system that works relatively well, even if it does take a little bit of getting used to. That Arno will still clamber onto low-slung tables when you're just holding down the sprint trigger is a bit annoying, but at least there's a quick, safe way of getting down from high places that don't have convenient straw piles lying in wait for a Leap of Faith.
Continuing on, it seems ludicrous that a series that sees you engage in clandestine murder should have lacked a dedicated crouch or "stealth" button for this long, but Ubisoft have finally fixed that. Now it's possible to slink about restricted areas in the manner of a cartoon robber, and you can snap in and out of cover at the touch of a button. There's also a dedicated button for helping you slip in through a window rather than jumping up and bypassing it completely as might have been the case before.
The combat system has been made clearer and more readily defined too. Instead of watching the behaviour of your enemies, you can now parry attacks easily thanks to massive, glowing indicators that tell you when you should execute the perfect parry, and when an unblockable attack is coming so you can roll deftly out of harm's way. Pleasingly enough, it feels more solid than combat in recent years, but it's still not really a patch on Ezio's finest work.
In fact, none of it is.
In fact, it's making me think ever more fondly of Assassin's Creed 3, and that's not a good sign.Click here to read more...