There is a party going on down the road and I don't think Origin are too best pleased about it. It seems that Steam aren't the only ones entitled to throw a sale.
Origin have some nice savings currently on their gaming catalogue with quite a few discounts in their games under £5 section.
On this week's Game Buzz we tell DICE exactly why people love the Bad Company games and stop just short of calling them idiots, we check in with WildStar now that the massive review is complete and try to determine if that subscription is justified, we wonder aloud why on Earth Razer are making an Android microconsole, and we applaud the introduction of a dedicated stealth button in Assassin's Creed: Unity.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.
Why EA and DICE don't just combine the Bad Company and regular Battlefield games to give us a decent story campaign and the excellent multiplayer is beyond me. If you missed out on the boys' latest adventure you owe it to yourself to give it a go at this price. Battlefield's epic sound design and frostbite engine collide in spectacular fashion throughout and there are laughs aplenty with the rest of your squad.
Thanks to keenbuyer at HotUkDeals.
If you thought military shooters had to have soulless single-players campaigns then kindly turn your heads towards the Bad Company series. You fight along side a bunch of amusing miscreants keen to have as much fun as you. Well, it's mainly that nutcase with the moustache. The destruction and the sound -holy shit the sound is loud- make the game a destructive joy to behold and the online multiplayer is some of the best you'll see thanks to a large range of vehicles on offer including jeeps, tanks and choppers. It's Battlefield 3 next, but keep your fingers crossed that EA haven't forgot about the boys in Bad Company.
Bad Company 2 has a better single player mode than BF3, thanks to a more expansive campaign, mini-sandbox action, a well-written script, some fine characters and witty one-liners. It's not quite as fully featured though, no 64-player epics here, and it's nowhere near as shiny. But it is less than a fiver, which is pretty sweet. Nice one skik08.
As a part of the final day of EA’s daily sale on Steam, there are quite a few bargains from the Medal of Honor and Battlefield franchises, but out of all of them this one is certainly worth mentioning. It’s a deal that will save you £4 over the next best deal over at HMV, which is quite the saving. For a this price, Bad Company 2 a great game to get hold of if you’re looking for some FPS action, and even thought the single player can be a little lacklustre, it’s the multiplayer modes that make this one worth the price of admission if you haven’t played it already. Be quick though, as this deal will expire at 6pm today! Thanks to shango @ HUKD!
Here we go again! It's time for Microsoft to slash their prices on another bunch of downloadable offerings... which is very exciting if you've been holding out for Battlefield Bad Company 2 content.
That's right, folks: it's time for a major blowout on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 DLC... and Battlefield 1943 in its entirety. It's definitely time to grab yourself EA''s World War II shooter for 600 points if you haven't done so already - and gorge on the explosive Vietnam expansion for its bigger retail brother. And the extras if you desperately need a leg-up in Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer modes.
As always, click the link to peruse the Xbox Live Marketplace and queue up the downloads. Gold members will need to sign in to access the updated prices.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Play have brought this title below the £10 mark with the start of their Spring sale. Considering TheHut and its retail partners are showing their delivery time is “within a month,” it makes Gameplay the next best retailer who can deliver immediately, and in turn makes Play’s deal the cheapest by £2. For a tenner, Bad Company 2 a great game to get hold of if you’re looking for some FPS action, and even thought the single player can be a little lacklustre, it’s the multiplayer modes that make this one worth the price of admission if you haven’t played it already. Thanks to danblu3 @ HUKD!
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 provided a great foil for those who were tired of all the Modern Warfare 2 hype and so, despite its vintage, this is a great price for the game. It's also nearly £2 cheaper than the next best price.
Bad Company 2 is incredibly effective at building upon the successes of its predecessor to produce a game that is both incredibly well built and an absolute riot in play. There's a huge variety of brilliantly designed environments, all filled with s**t to f**k the heck up. There's an excellent single player campaign to sink your teeth into but, unsurprisingly, it's the multiplayer that really shines. Thanks to goonertillidie at HUKD!
The ultimate edition offers hefty value for money, but if you're just looking for the game itself, this is the best deal around by a few quid. As you're no doubt aware, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 builds upon its predecessor to create one of the best FPS experiences around; replete with an engaging campaign, fantastic multiplayer and more massive explosions than most players can comfortably handle. Well worth getting involved if you haven't done so already.
NB: Well, that didn't take long! This one is already Out Of Stock but we'll keep you posted if the situation changes.
If you’re a PS3 owner who has yet to try out DICE’s latest entry into the over-the-top action of the Bad Company series then this deal is pretty packed for the price. The Ultimate Edition comes with the additional Onslaught Mode, special weapon unlocks for your online profile, some VIP downloads, and a copy of Battlefield 1943 as well for when you fancy fighting in a different time period. As for BC2, the single player may have been a little lacklustre in comparison to other offerings, but that’s not to say it isn’t fun; in fact it can be pretty action packed at times. However the main meat of this game’s fun-factor will emerge when you take the title online, as you pick your class and help defeat the opposition in varying game modes, all of which have buildings you can blow up with multiple weapons and vehicles. Still unsure? Check out Matt’s review for the full scoop! Thanks to DJ Dunk @ HUKD!
This was a close one. To be honest any of the games below could have taken the award and we would have been pretty happy. As it was it came down to a single vote. We've been blessed in the past twelve months to have seen a marked rise in the calibre of the games released, something that we're yet to fully adjust to as critics. we've delighted in a swathe of technically brilliant games, executed impeccably and delivered with thunderclaps of publicity and huge amounts of polish as you can see below. Perhaps looking forward into 2011 we should take that as a benchmark standard and aspire to higher heights of inventiveness and innovation, the blockbusters of 2010 have certainly made that an exciting possibility.
In the meantime, though, let's look back on some of the brightest stars of 2010.
Get your vote on below...and if there's a game you loved that didn't make it here, LET US KNOW ABOUT IT!
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Let's be clear. we don't necessarily mean dedicated multiplayer games here, but rather the game that offered the best multiplayer experience this year. Unsurprisingly, a good number of nominees came from the FPS side of the room, though it should be noted that Red Dead Redemption and Kane and Lynch 2 came close to making the shortlist. Business as usual for Bungie and Activision, though Ubisoft threw us a curve ball by introducing multiplayer into Assassin's Creed....and making it awesome. Vote for your favourite below...
Click here to see our own shortlist and best multiplayer game of 2010...
Once again we've been rather spoiled for choice when it's come to FPS titles this year. EA kicked things off with a slightly belated attempted at stealing away Modern Warfare 2's crown with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and most months of the year saw at least one cracking shooter find its way onto the shelves. This was the year of Bungie's Halo swansong, the year that Treyarch stepped out of Infinity Ward's shadow, the year that saw the Medal of Honor and GoldenEye franchises return too. We had a hard time narrowing down our shortlist - and we've expanded the list slightly for your votes - but really when it came down to it, this one was decided after the first couple of rounds of voting.
NB. Hit the thumbnail for price comps and the title for our full reviews where applicable.
Busting out with Frostbite 2.0 and offering a more team-oriented experience than some of the other shooters this year, it was arguably BBC2, more than Medal of Honor, that really challenged Call of Duty's dominance in 2010.
Perhaps not quite and groundbreaking and spellbinding as its progenitor, Bioshock 2 was nevertheless a much better FPS, with some fantastic action and a multiplayer that proved more than a mere afterthought.
After the onset of the Infinity Ward soap opera, all eyes were on underdogs Treyarch to produce something magnificent. Black Ops was certainly that - making tonnes of noise, refusing to take itself too seriously, and mopping up a number of sales records in the process.
Bungie's farewell to the Halo franchise was certainly a Noble effort indeed. As absorbing for five hours as it was for five minutes, Reach came stuffed with something for all comers, delighting fans and newbies alike.
Brooding, atmospheric and idiosyncratic, Metro 2033 impressed many of our writers simply by having the balls to do something a little different. Offering one of the finest FPS experiences of the year it more than made up for its technical shortcomings with an abundance of character.
The little game that no-one saw coming, Singularity essentially took all of the best bits from the best FPS titles of the last ten years and stuck them all into one game. The result was sheer enjoyment for fans of the genre. Derivative? Sure. Fun? Undoubtedly.
Steam’s Christmas deals just keep coming thick and fast, and this little number is worth a look if you have yet to try out DICE’s latest entry into the over-the-top action of the Bad Company series. The single player may have been a little lacklustre in comparison to other offerings, but that’s not to say it isn’t fun; in fact it can be pretty action packed at times. However the main meat of this game’s fun-factor will emerge when you take the title online, as you pick your class and help defeat the opposition in varying game modes, all of which have buildings you can blow up with multiple weapons and vehicles. If you’ve held off this long to try Bad Company 2 out then this price point under £7 is well worth a look. Still unsure? Check out Matt’s review for the full scoop!
Wow. This is a fantastic price for an exceptional FPS, with less than £20 netting you a chaotic campaign, high-octane cover destruction, huge explosions and a comprehensive multiplayer campaign. BFBC2 managed to successfully poach an impressive number of CoD, Halo and Killzone players away from their comfort zones with exceptional balance and nifty features including satisfying dog tags. You'll know what I mean when you get one. This is an absolute steal. Thanks (again) to goonertillidie at Hot UK Deals.
Here's a title that's started to give the Call of Duty series a run for its money! You can expect to find the typical combination of winning action ingredients thrown into the mix, from intense exchanges of fire between your team and those who are stupid enough to challenge you, to zip lining into the fray from a chopper. The Ultimate Edition also comes with a downloadable copy of Battlefield 1943, onslaught mode, and the limited edition unlocks. Thanks to cheepskate @ HUKD.
As speculated, EA has revealed the latest Battlefield title... and that it's essentially going to be free to play. That's right, folks, Battlefield Play4Free (the clue's in the name) will cost absolutely nothing to download and play- offering up to 32 player matches.
Naturally we can expect a whole raft of paid premium content that's gonna make EA their money. No word as yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, why not check out the teaser.
As I wrapped up yesterday, the retailer rumour mill is currently in overdrive about a possible November 30th US (and possibly European) release date for Polyphony Digital's delayed driving simulator. The appearance of the date on the official SonyStyle store seemed to provide as much proof as most rumours get- and just in case you need any more reassurance, SCEA Marketing Executive Peter Dille has confirmed that
Yeah, Kazunori came out with a comment that they are working on a few last things. He apologized to the community, but explained it is coming before Christmas. We haven’t put a date to that yet, but we will just as soon as we get word from him when he’s done. - Peter Dille to Siliconera
Looks like we'll have the real driving simulator in our stockings after all...
A new trailer for Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam expansion has released today, and it's heating up in any sense of the phrase. Fire is going to play a key role in the gameplay, from handheld flamethrowers to flame-gulching tanks. She'll make you burn with a wave of her hand! [Thanks, Joystiq]
In order to shave a decent amount of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's price on the EA Store, you'll need to be prepared for quite a few discount codes. According to leedale30 on HotUKDeals, you can use up to three codes to whittle Bad Company 2's price down to £7.99. In no particular order, you can input 'HotUKDeals20%', 'NJ40UK' and the wonderfully random 'bnf7yaq9g'. These three codes can apparently be applied to any game on the site, so depending on the initial price, you could cut quite a few expensive deals. As always, sign off in the comments below and keep us updated.
No tricks. No voucher code. Just a good price. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 delivers a bombastic FPS experience featuring our favourite suicide squad of misfits and idiots and a multiplayer experience that millions of players swear by. As you'd expect, cover is a fickle mistress who frequently deserts you after enemies rip it to shreds with heavy ordinance- but at least you can return the favour. The Ultimate Edition also includes the full version of downloadable WW2 shooter Battlefield 1943, the premium Onslaught Mode that otherwise commands a reasonable RRP by itself and access to the Limited Edition Unlocks and VIP downloads.