Stand by for Titanfall intel.
Respawn's anticipated shooter launches next week on Xbox One and PC, and we already know that it's fantastic fun courtesy of the superbly successful beta, but the specifics still elude us. Thankfully a megaton leak has granted us a detailed look at all of the game's 15 maps (admittedly including the tutorial training area), by way of high-quality images presumably lifted from the official strategy guide or art book. We've corralled them all below, thanks to Reddit user FallenFusion [via NeoGAF].
By the looks of things, the fifteen stages contain a pleasing mix of verticality to exploit as agile pilots and open spaces to stomp around in Titans. If you want to eyeball the best Rodeo ambush locations, perhaps you ought to start mugging up now.Click here to read more...
Battlefield 4 is a fantastic multiplayer experience... especially since, by and and large, it now actually works. Most of the more ruinous bugs have been ironed out or at least stomped flat for a while, so PC World's inexpensive £17.91 deal is now as tempting as it ought to be. Thanks to Spinderp @ HUKD!
We're less than a month from Titanfall's long-awaited launch, having tasted its uniquely accessible blend of mobility, parkour and massive mechs in the thoroughly successful beta. I can report that it feels absolutely fantastic to play on Xbox One since the slick gameplay is brilliantly suited to a console controller, so this nifty voucher code deal is well worth your attention. Be aware that the TD-RN6K voucher code doesn't require you to create a new account, which is doubly convenient.
Thanks to kevinc6784 @ HUKD!
Irrational Games have effectively closed their doors, but not after providing one of the defining IPs of the last console generation. If you want to experience the BioShock series as a whole on PC, FunStock Digital are selling the whole lot for £9.99, from the seminal original to the under-rated BioShock 2 (bite me) and acclaimed if controversial Infinite. You'll get Steam codes. Thanks to the legendary jaystan @ HUKD!
Digital distributors tend to chuck around Metro 2033 deals like a game of discount hot potato, which has temporarily come to rest over at GamersGate. This apocalyptic FPS frustrated many gamers with its gruelling difficulty and awkward stealth, but delighted many others with its consistent vision of a subterranean society. Dave Brown voted it his Game Of The Year back in 2010, so it's well worth checking out if you enjoy a challenge. Note that you'll get a Steam code (and you'll already own it if you bought the Humble THQ bundle).
Thanks to bandwidthbob @ HUKD!
Killzone Mercenary is the first truly worthwhile FPS on the PlayStation Vita, and has been enjoying some neat sub-£20 deals over the last two months. GAME's latest offering isn't quite as competitive as Sony's Christmas PSN deal, but is still nice and cheap as things stand. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
If Matt's Evolve preview got you hot under the collar, and love the idea of its asymmetrical monster hunting multiplayer, you might be interested to know that a PC pre-order is up for grabs for less than £25. No vouchers, no tricks, just a nice low price. Amazon and most other retailers are still hovering around the £34.99 level, so perhaps it couldn't hurt to hedge your bets. Naturally if we find a lower one, you can cancel and swap.
Thanks and credit to Tappers13 @ HUKD, who found this long before I did!
The wait is nearly over. As promised last week, Titanfall is set to enter beta on Valentine's Day, allowing PC and Xbox One owners to sample Respawn's anticipated shooter ahead of its March release, regardless of whether you've got a pre-order or not. We know you're ready.
However, you'll need to register for a space on the official site before the festivities kick off. Go, go, go!Click here to read more...
Platform: PC (£11.99)
Developer: New World Interactive
My first competitive Insurgency match did not go well. In fact, "embarrassing rout" might be a more appropriate term.
As I picked my way through a warren of dense urban alleys, knowing that any balcony or doorway could hide an enemy combatant, I suddenly saw movement in my peripheral vision. I dropped prone and squeezed off my first shots fired in anger... directly into my squad leader's chest, killing him instantly. With only the tiniest of UI prompts and no radar to guide me, how was I to know? Though he laughed off my apology with a hearty "no worries, mate," the experience left me timid and shaken, cowering behind a burned out car until a shotgun-toting terrorist rounded the corner. I hesitated, and died poorly.
In the very next round, however, I was a hero. Tasked with destroying enemy weapon caches dotted around the map, my squad systematically laid down their lives to push me forward, seeing as I was the only player left alive with any C4. As my last compatriot hit the ground, the whip-crack of a sniper rifle ringing in my ears, I sprinted into the control zone, threw my explosives and mashed the detonator while desperately diving for cover. As the dust settled, my entire squad respawned thanks to my last-ditch run, and I felt like an utter legend. At least until two pistol rounds ended my life less than a minute later.
Like the original Source mod that bore its name, Insurgency is an unforgiving and old-school shooter that focuses on authenticity and immersion, wherein two bullets from any weapon are enough to put you down. It punishes both the timid and the brave, instead rewarding methodical teamwork and patience. If you're willing to sacrifice K/D ratios, experience systems, stat tracking, unlocks and other modern contrivances in the pursuit of a truly skill-based arena, Insurgency deserves to become your new online addiction despite its dated looks.Click here to read more...
The original Modern Warfare became our official Game Of The Generation, appearing on all of our blind tallies. As the shock wore off, we gradually realised that democracy hadn't failed us as badly as we thought. Modern Warfare was utterly superb, both in terms of its grounded singleplayer campaign, seminal set pieces and multiplayer that set the trend for years to come. It's a ruddy masterpiece, and you can grab a copy (for 'All Ghillied Up,' basically) for £3.49 on GetGames. It's SteamPlay, so will work on both Mac or PC.
Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Prepare to prepare for Titanfall.Click here to read more...
Titanfall is easily the Xbox One's biggest upcoming exclusive, promising to blow traditional FPS multiplayer wide open with massive mechs, parkour and story context in every battle. If you're in the market for a pre-order, Zavvi are currently offering a 10% discount and £4.50 saving with their PRE10 voucher code (likely to be much cheaper than a new copy at launch).
Mind you, I must point out that Zavvi (and The Hut) are famously bad at delivering pre-orders on launch day. Don't say we didn't warn you. Thanks to dealhunter1233 @ HUKD!
Call Of Duty: Ghosts keeps getting cheaper, to the extent that Amazon have undercut ShopTo's recent £34.99 deal for the Xbox 360/Xbox One digital combo pack. You'll get a digital download code for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions, allowing you to retain your multiplayer progression across due to the server-side profile. If you want to get into Ghosts on the Xbox One but still have plenty of friends who haven't bought into next-gen yet, this could well be a serious saving. Mind you, I'd suggest prioritising it on Xbox One to enjoy the somewhat superior visuals and Ground War player count.
Thanks to Change_Me @ HUKD!
We're beside ourselves with excitement for Titanfall: the upcoming shooter from Respawn Entertainment that plans to bring storyline, context, parkour and great big stompy mechs into the multiplayer arena. It's an Xbox One flagship title, but if you're in the market for the PC version, SimplyCDKeys will reserve you an Origin code for £27.99 using the 5OFFTITAN voucher. This is a significant saving no matter how you slice it, or how hard you've been trolling the 6v6 player count. The proof's in the pudding - and it already tastes delicious. Thanks to MikeBell @ HUKD!
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's director's cut is now selling for peanuts from Get Games, who are charging a paltry £3.24 for the updated version of the excellent 2011 original. Adam Jensen's adventure has been augmented with all the story DLC, some graphical tweaks, improvements to boss fights, several hours of commentary and more - which is surely a steal at this price. However, be aware that some players have reported performance issues on PC. Thanks to flabble @ HUKD!
Sanctum 2 is one of my favourite games of 2013: an FPS/tower defence hybrid that worked near-perfectly. Its four DLC packs added loads more maps and environments, which are available in an £8.99 season pass on top of buying the base game.
OR you could buy the whole lot for £4.75 from GamersGate. Savings ahoy!
If there are four of you, you can fudge an slightly cheaper deal by buying GamersGate's £9.00 four pack, then individually picking up the season pass. It works out at £4.50 each - though it's a 25p saving for extra hassle.
If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you can now pick up Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on Xbox Live Arcade. It's ridiculous, bombastic and thoroughly nostalgic in all the right ways - and you'll save twice as much as you'll pay.
Natural Selection 2 | Steam | £6.45 (RRP: £18.99)
If you missed last December's Humble Jumbo Bundle, there's now another opportunity to pick up this superb multiplayer shooter for peanuts. As a truly asymmetrical game with completely unique factions and a surprising tactical layer, Natural Selection 2 is as engrossing as it is unbelievably cheap.
You could alternatively get the deluxe edition for £2.99.
If you're excited about Respawn's upcoming FPS that threatens to massively shake up the traditional formula with agility, parkour and mechs galore (who isn't?), you might be this tasty little deal. Green Man Gaming wills secure you a PC pre-order for £30.00, which is a bit of a saving considering that it's £44.99 on Origin. You'll get an Origin code, speaking of.
Be sure to use voucher code GMG25-XI6UI-D5GBQ. Naturally we'll keep our eyes out for deals on the Xbox One version too.