Following months of torment for many players and several weeks of teasing, not to mention the promise and subsequent cancellation of an open beta, 343 Industries have deployed the most significant Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch to date. Its aim? To finally fix matchmaking once and for all.
Don't jinx it. Don't even breathe. But as things stand, it seems to be working.Click here to read more...
Leak culture and insider info means that there are few genuine surprises in gaming these days, but every once in a while an announcement socks us out of nowhere.
Cue Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.Click here to read more...
Bargain alert! This is a ridiculous deal as you'll get Serious Sam 2, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam Classic: First Encounter, Serious Sam Classic: Second Encounter, Serious Sam Double D, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast, and Serious Sam: The Random Encounter... i.e. all of the Serious Sam ever, basically... for seven quid.
Personally I'd recommend it without hesitation. Serious Sam is one of my favourite series ever, a brutal and ridiculously satisfying all-out brawl with huge levels and hundreds of monsters, along with the biggest set pieces in gaming history. Thanks Buzz!
Remember to 'like' CDKeys on Facebook and claim your 5% off voucher code using the widget at the top of the store page.
We were in two minds about the Battlefield Hardline Beta, but there's not long to go. If you're willing to take the plunge, £24.99 is a steal for an Origin code. Thanks Turkey!
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in June, containing a graphical update and all of the paid DLC released thus far. A good thing too, because Payday 2 is still one of the most thrilling cooperative games on the planet.
The news was only announced a day ago, but you can already take advantage of a pretty decent pre-order deal that undercuts the likes of Amazon by a tenner and ShopTo by £20!
Interested? Payday 2: Crimewave Edition only £29.99 on PS4.
"It's a blank canvas for riotous cooperative shenanigans, a selection of unpredictable randomised heists hewn out of an eccentric engine that's never quite fit for task," I wrote in our Payday 2 review. "Your four-man crew will case banks, jewellery shops, art galleries, FBI headquarters and more in search of the big score; planning the perfect silent hit that, nine times out of ten, goes all to hell in the space of a single gunshot."
The PC version of Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Havoc DLC pack has been delayed until March 3rd, but in better news, Sledgehammer Games want to make it up to you.
"Please pardon today's delay, and accept this KVA Paramilitary Exo as a small token of our appreciation," reads a contrite post on the Sledgehammer blog. "The KVA Paramilitary Exo's unique look matches the exclusive AE-4 Widowmaker directed energy Assault Rifle. This Rare Enlisted Loot will be contained in the next Supply Drop you open and Double XP has been activated through the PC launch of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare HAVOC DLC on March 3rd."
So that's a free EXO and double XP. Not bad.
The Havoc DLC pack is already out on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and releases on PSN today. You can still buy Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare for £23.85 on PS4!
Still haven't strapped on your EXO and joined the fight? Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now £23.85 on PS4.
Advanced Warfare reinvigorates the series without reinventing the wheel, delivering familiar action that's much improved with verticality, mobility and futuristic tech. Check out Brendan's Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare review for all the details! Thanks again, Buzz.
You can now pick up Evolve for £25.99 on PC. Save even more with CDKeys' Facebook voucher code - the widget is at the top of the store page.
"Evolve is a handsome, smart and hectic eat 'em up that's surprisingly difficult to recommend," I wrote in our detailed Evolve review.
"What could have been an underground smash as a budget download has been spread thin to justify a AAA price, leading to grave concerns about its glacial progression, value, longevity and DLC strategy. Though still utterly fantastic under optimal conditions, Evolve asks far too much for an inconsistently enjoyable experience."
So if you do decide to buy it, pick it up for less and find a decent deal - like this one. £25.99 is about right, but be warned that the player base is already dropping off. Thanks grimespie!
Wolfenstein: The New Order - Occupied Edition is only £14.99!
The story may be a little too involved for a retro shooter for my tastes, but Wolfenstein's latest reboot is still oh-so-satisfying when the exposition stops and the shootybangbangdeath begins. Excellent mechanics, great guns and slick visuals make this one to play, especially now that it's coming down in price. We reckon that £49.99 was a big ask, frankly, but £14.99 is ridiculously cheap for the merch-tastic Occupied Edition that even comes with a Doom 4 Beta. Eventually. Thanks, Buzz!
I only got round to trying Rise Of The Triad recently and wish I hadn't waited so long. It's one of the purest 'old-school' shooters in years; bringing the action back in its twitchy slippery glory rather than trying to change it for a new audience. I much preferreed it to Wolfenstein: The New Order if I'm honest.
Either way, £2.74 is a steal.
Want to upgrade your PC version of Battlefield 4 with all the DLC map packs and perks? Battlefield 4 Premium PC is now just £9.70.
Battlefield 4 took ages to fix, but is now fit for task and absolutely brimming with quality map packs, including our personal favourite Naval Strike. If you want to get the whole lot as well as priority server queuing, you can now buy premium membership for under a tenner. Thanks to davidfwalsh @ HUKD!
As an Amazon US deal, you'll need to make sure that you register a/any US address if you're based in Europe to receive your Origin code.
Haven't played Titanfall yet? It's probably time you did, because you can currently grab Titanfall on PC for only £3.88/$5.99.
As an Amazon US listing, you'll need to ensure that you've registered a US address (any US address) if you're a British or European customer.
As far as I'm concerned, Titanfall is hands-down the best multiplayer shooter of 2014, and I don't make that statement lightly. Though skinny in terms of content at launch (which has since been bulked out considerably in numerous free updates), its empowering vertical parkour, massive mechs and superb maps provide a massive skill ceiling yet make the game accessible to anyone, while causing the industry to react by shoving freeform mechanics into their own titles. It's an immensely important game and one that's an absolute steal at this price. See also: COMMENT | Be Advised: it's time you gave Titanfall another chance
Thanks to MrCollective @ HUKD, who found this before I did, as well as Gooner and Neotrix for the tip!
Can't wait to kill some Nazi zombies? Zombie Army Trilogy pre-order now only £26.99 with a free poster!
Rebellion have remastered three of their Sniper Elite expansions into a fully-fledged new-gen console game, including an as-yet-unreleased episode, that throws you into four-player competitive co-op matches against hordes of zombies. Though the basic premise has been done to death, the action is apparently incredibly hectic and the scoring system stirs up some friendly competition. Also, zombie Hitler. Thanks and credit to uwantsum @ HUKD.
Stay tuned for Carl's Zombie Army Trilogy hands-on preview later today!
Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition pre-order now £19.85 at SimplyGames.
Sniper Elite 3 was a gory and satisfying shooter that's all about the thrill of the perfect shot... or the ensuing chaos if you miss. If you didn't get involved, the Ultimate Edition will include all of the post-launch DLC alongside a graphical upgrade, and this cheap deal has already turned the £20 barrier into pink mist. Thanks Turkey!
However, it's worth noting that Sniper Elite III's standard edition is currently £10.00 on Xbox Live as part of the Ultimate Games Sale.
Far Cry 4 is fantastic fun and a shining light in an otherwise horrific year for Ubisoft. Better yet, the swagtastic Kyrat Edition is only £39.99 on PS4 or £34.99 on PS3.
You'll get the game along with a Pagan Min figurine, travel journal, DLC, poster, map and more inside a massive box. Thanks to benrelics @ HUKD and neotrix for the tip!
Alternatively the Far Cry 4 standard edition is less than £30 on PS4 and Xbox One.
Battlefield Hardline is only £34.85 on PS4 and Xbox One when you pre-order via Rakuten.
We were in two minds about the latest Battlefield Hardline Beta - but if you enjoyed it then £34.85 is a great price for the current-gen console versions. Thanks adhoward!
Evolve is here. At long last, after delays and DLC controversy, we can judge this asymmetrical multiplayer eat'em up on its own merits.
Later this week. Cut me some slack, they barely just turned the servers on (even though a few sites gave it a score anyway - mark their cards)! I'll have some launch impressions for you soon and a review later this week.
What we can do now, though, is highlight the cheapest Evolve deals across the internet!
The Rakuten sale still boasts the cheapest Evolve price around at the moment.
You might expect CDKeys or SimplyCDKeys to have the best PC Evolve price, but you'd be wrong. GameStop are all over this one with their cheap £21.97 deal that nets you the physical version to boot.
So Evolve is cheap, then, but is it any good? I'll give you my take soon enough, and if you're already involved, let us know what you make of it in the comments!
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes Of Stalingrad & Rising Storm Expansion now just £3.74 on Steam.
Click here to buy this cheap PC games deal!
I praised this brutally authentic WW2 FPS for its "compelling authenticity and outstanding multiplayer suite" in our Red Orchestra 2 Review, while the bugs I originally dinged it for have been ironed out since launch. It can be tough to get into, but stick with it and you'll find an exceptionally satisfying and tactical experience. £3.74 is a steal, thanks jaystan!
You'll need to order with WOWHD Ireland for this bargain price and deselect 'transit insurance' at checkout. Thanks again preparationiskey!
To be totally honest with you, we have no idea if Zombie Army Trilogy is going to be worth playing. It's a remastered version of Sniper Elite's spinoff series, including Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 1, 2 and the previously unreleased Zombie Army 3. Each got middling to mediocre reviews, but hey, it should at least be good for a laugh.
Destiny: Limited Edition is now just £34.99 on PS4 and Xbox One.
This is a massive on-paper bargain considering that the limited edition includes the expansion pass, which usually retails for a ridiculous and frankly insulting £34.99 by itself! You'll also get a steelbook some physical merch and downloadable extras. Many thanks to dj_lloyde @ HUKD!
UPDATE: This deal is now on back order from Zavvi's supplier, pending delivery. Whether it arrives is anybody's guess, so be prepared to wait. Potentially forever, knowing Zavvi.