The battle of the Summer Sales is really kicking off today, with Funstock joining in with big reductions on the Far Cry series on PC. We've got the full list of titles on sale for you below, so if you've missed out on the open-world shooter - especially the latest titles - now might be an opportune time to delve into the insanity. One quick note before you buy - do be are that various types of DRM are in use, including uPlay. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
I've no idea where this one came from, but you get all three Far Cry games and the standalone homage to retro action movies, Blood Dragon. The first game is the HD digital re-release that hit PSN/XBLA a while back. Far Cry 2 is a mixed bag thanks to the oversized map, pesky enemies and the whole malaria thing. FC3 is one of the finest shooters ever made thanks to a world packed with things to do and some of the best stealth elements in gaming. All said and done, this is a fantastic deal for months of entertainment and should see you through the wait until Far Cry 4 later this year.
Thanks to weldz at HotUkDeals.
I've no idea where this one came from, but you get all three Far Cry games and the standalone homage to retro action movies, Blood Dragon. The first game is the HD digital re-release that hit PSN/XBLA a while back. Far Cry 2 is a mixed bag thanks to the oversized map, pesky enemies and the whole malaria thing. FC3 is one of the finest shooters ever made thanks to a world packed with things to do and some of the best stealth elements in gaming. All said and done, this is a fantastic deal for months of entertainment.
Thanks to weldz at HotUkDeals.
Wow. This week's PlayStation Store update is a bit of a monster.
Let's begin with the PS2 invasion. A massive number of PS2 titles are now available to download, notably including God Hand and SSX: On Tour.
Demo-wise, we've got Mass Effect 3 and Binary Domain trials to sink our teeth into. Big games, big names and massive expectation means that you should definitely get on these as soon as possible.
In terms of deals, PS Plus Subcribers can net themselves Far Cry 2 for free. Which you should definitely give a fair trial, because it's one of the most cruelly underrated shooters of this generation in my humble opinion. It's hard and nasty, but perfectly simulates being completely alone in hostile territory. Hand-holding is not an option. Non Plus members can grab themselves a 50% saving on top of a few other digital offers.
Finally, new content is aptly provided by House Of The Dead 3, Scarygirl and free Dungeon Defenders DLC. We've got the update in full after the break, or feel free to browse over to the EU PlayStation Blog if you really need to know PEGI ratings and file sizes.Click here to read more...
Far Cry 2 is one of the most divisive games ever made, splitting opinion right down the middle. Us critics went mad for it, however - as it's an FPS that's all about the horrors of being truly alone in hostile territory rather than instant gratification. It's the journey that's important, not the destination, and finally reaching your target after slogging through the teeming jungle is more of a reward than the objective itself. I'd personally argue that it's one of the most underrated shooters of this generation... and £2.49 is a great price for it unless you're holding out for a Far Cry collection pack.
Plus, the fire mechanics are insane.
If you've never played either of the excellent Far Cry games, Steam are offering a mighty tempting incentive to rectify this grave mistake. Far Cry Complete - which bundles the original game and the sequel's Fortune Edition, which packs the entire game plus all its post-release content - has been slashed from £14.98 to a measly £3.74. That's 75% off, and if you're a Steam user who's yet to set foot on the tropical sprawl of Far Cry, well; you've got no excuse now, have you?
Steam’s current deal as part of the Ubisoft Week has both of the entries of the Far Cry series in one handy bundle. The price for this deal is something to take note of, because for less than the price of getting the original Far Cry on its own, you can get the Island-trekking shooter along with its more recent African adventure, which comes with the Fortune expansion pack as well. Both games have their flaws, but they are both worth a look if you are a fan of the FPS genre, especially for the price of a drink or two. Be sure to act quick if you're interested though, as this deal will expire at 6pm today.
Steam are at it again with another of their weekend deals, this time giving you a hefty saving on four games from Ubisoft at once. Each game works out at £2.50 each, which at a minimum gives you a saving of £2.50 over the next lowest priced competitor, and even goes over a fiver better on a couple of them. To me it looks like a “rainy day” pack; a collection of games to install and go through when there’s nothing else to play, as they are all decent games worth checking out, especially at the collective price. Please note that the deal ends on Monday. Thanks to Cuddy @ HUKD!
As a cynical gamer with more addictions than I can count on one hand, I've been mired in a sea of apathy and detachment for years. Typically I feel very little other than mild pleasure, irritation and occasional anger in my day-to-day life... and people tell me that the decades I've spent gaming has numbed me to the highs and lows of the real world.
They've got a point... but every once in a while, a gaming moment comes along that genuinely makes me feel something. An emotion so profound, in fact, that I rate them as some of the defining moments of my life. So allow me, if I may, to step out of my objective comfort zone and share some of my seminal gaming experiences with y'all. Remember that this is a very subjective subject, though: and you might be surprised by some of the games that make my list!
Oh, and spoiler alert.
Is fear an emotion? Psychologists may argue that it's just a basic survival instinct, but I'd beg to differ. Horror games can make you jump us jump out of our skin or make us feel oppressed and alone, but it takes an exceptional game to successfully manage both. Enter System Shock 2.
Sneaking around a creepy ship populated by horrific hybrid zombies armed with nothing but a wrench and a psychic ball would've been bad enough... but SS2 upped the anti by making the abominations spawn randomly around the map. Not only that, but they frequently called out to me- both taunting me with the knowledge of my inexorable doom and begging me to end their newfound anguish. I was frequently too scared to go round a corner or enter a new area; literally, System Shock had me by the short and curlies. Retreating to an area that I thought was safe proved to be the last straw...as I turned around straight into the twisted leering face of a hanging corpse... and then was shocked almost to death as a pipewielding ex-crewmember stoved my virtual head in.
Apparently I screamed. Like a five year old girl. I've still haven't lived it down.