We may not be the best helo pilots you'll ever meet, but we do love getting stuck into Battlefield 4 like the enthusiastic cannon fodder we are.
If you really want the PS4 version rather than playing it on PC (which I'd consider to be the platform of choice for the Battlefield series), £21.00 is the cheapest new price around at the moment (and only 5p more expensive than a shortlived GAME deal last year!). Note that you'll need to collect in-store to avoid paying for delivery. Thanks payders!
You're a bit late to the party, guardian, but Destiny is still a game that divides people. Its naff storyline and repetitive structure, yet it comes together when you play it little and often like a social game with mates. £22.46 is a bargain for a new copy, so long as you use voucher code JANSALEDAY3&4 for the extra saving.
I actually found myself warming to it this year as I changed my play habits. Find out more in Forgiving Destiny: why my Biggest Disappointment Of 2014 is winning me back. Thanks to uwantsum @ HUKD!
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare is out now on Xbox One and Xbox 360, containing four new multiplayer maps, Exo Zombies and a directed energy assault rifle for £11.59.
Or less, if you stock up on some cheap Xbox Live credit!
Right now the most competitive deals can be found on CDKeys, who'll part with £15 of Xbox Live credit for only £13.29 using the Facebook voucher code. That means that you'll effectively buy the Havoc DLC for £10.26, while still having £3.41 left over to put towards your next Xbox Live purchase.
However, if you want to think bigger, you can alternatively get £50 Xbox Live credit for £43.60 with the Facebook voucher code, which works out the best in terms of credit/£ especially if you're thinking of getting the season pass. Doing it this way means that the four DLC packs work out at £7.63 each by my reckoning!
Note that both of these options require you to spend more than £11.59 - the saving comes in the long-term.
Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition pre-order now £26.95 at Base.
Sniper Elite 3 was a gory and satisfying shooter that's all about slow-motion pink mist. If you didn't get involved, the Ultimate Edition will include all of the post-launch DLC alongside a graphical upgrade, and it's already approaching the £25 mark at Base. However, I can't work out if the Hunt The Grey Wolf mission is included -- AKA 'the one that lets you kill Hitler.' Thanks oUkTuRkEyIII!
Evolve now £34.71 on PS4 and Xbox One at Base via Rakuten. Thanks bigtasty!
Remember to use voucher code JANGIFT10 for the extra saving! This is a great price, but to be totally honest, we'd suggest not pre-ordering Evolve unless you absolutely adored the betas. The fundamentals of its 4 vs 1 asymmetrical multiplayer are interesting and it can be fantastic fun while playing as the monster, but we're not sure whether it will be consistently enjoyable to last you for the long-term. The DLC plans are also aggravating to the point of being somewhat suspicious. To help you make up your mind, click here to read our latest Evolve preview.
From what I've heard, DeadCore is an excellent parkour-inspired speedrunning FPS platformer that flew under the radar last year. It's good or great by all accounts, and better yet, it's 50% off on GamersGate for those who like their PC games cheap as well as quality.
"Insurgency strips back the bloated military FPS to its thrilling and authentic core; emerging fit, lean and all the better for it. If you're willing to sacrifice glossy modern comforts and personal glory on the altar of satisfying teamwork and hard-fought victories, this ruthlessly tough mod-turned-download is as rewarding as it is unapologetically hardcore." -8/10 Insurgency review.
£3.29 is an absolute bargain. Thanks and credit to Spark @ HUKD! Click here for more cheap PC games.
To be totally honest, we'd suggest holding off on pre-ordering Evolve, more so than most. Though the fundamentals of its 4 vs 1 asymmetrical multiplayer are interesting and it can be fantastic fun while playing as the monster, we're not sure whether it will be consistently enjoyable to last you for the long-term. However, should you want to take the plunge instead of waiting for reviews, the Steam version can be yours for £22.99 with CDKeys' Facebook code - which is a significant saving. Click here to get your voucher.
This is one of the cheapest PC deals we've ever seen for Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which reinvigorates the flagging franchise with verticality and cool future tech. Remember to like CD Keys on Facebook to get your 5% discount code!
Destiny and I did not get on. After buying it to be part of the conversation, the brief honeymoon period wore off to reveal a slot machine disguised as a shooter and endgame content with only the most cursory game in front of it. As I wrote last year, it would have been my biggest disappointment of 2014 were it not for the slew of broken games that released against it. I therefore casually wrote off its sales success as the result of Sony's third-party hype and the limited number of quality first-party titles on the PS4 thus far, uninstalled it and got on with my life.
But it's still charting like a champion. Millions of people bought Destiny, and more importantly are still playing it on a daily or weekly basis. Did I miss something? Was I wrong to dismiss it so quickly? Out of professional interest more than anything else, I reinstalled it and delved back into the Tower.
Several days later and I realise that I might have been a bit too hasty after all. Though still disappointing in numerous ways, Destiny is winning me back, and I've finally put my finger on why that is. The answer might surprise you.
Click here to read more...
Duke Nukem 3D is amazing.
It's still amazing, I should say. Eighteen years later and it plays like a step-by-step guide at how to construct a quality first person shooter; enormous explorable levels, abundant satisfying boomsticks, brutal rock-hard action and lashings of risqué humour on the side. It brought both innovation and out-there personality to the genre, and though many remember it for the babes and boobs, playing DN3D again reminds us exactly why we still hail 3D Realms' crass masterpiece as a classic of the genre.
Most of you already know all that, but can Duke Nukem 3D be worth buying nearly two decades after it launched, on totally different platforms, swapping the precision of a keyboard for the DualShock 3's unergonomic chassis or Vita's adorable little nubbins? If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber then the answer is, "it's free, so obviously get on it," but for everyone else, Devolver have at least made some serious effort to maximise the bang for your buck.
It's time to kick ass and make lazy references. And I'm all out of ass.Click here to read more...
Get ready to put some hot cheap Wang in your face, because Shadow Warrior is now only £15.00 at Amazon on Xbox One, and £17.86 on PS4 at ShopTo.
Shadow Warrior is a great reboot that brings back the brutal action and exploration of 3D Realms' original shooter with some new mechanics, skills, spells and gory swordplay. If you don't have a gaming PC, it's probably time that you found out what you've been missing since 2013. In case you were wondering, the port is excellent, well-optimised, packed with content and handles well once you've unlearned a few things. UPDATE: Thanks to captaineye @ HUKD for the Amazon Xbox One price!
Call Of Duty: Ghosts now only £5.00 on PC at Amazon. Click here to buy! >>
Or don't. Call Of Duty: Ghosts was voted as last year's most unwanted Christmas present seeing as Advanced Warfare is effortlessly superior, but for a fiver it's still an absolute steal. Aww, look at the cute dog. Aww.
More importantly, remember that you'll need Amazon Prime for free delivery or add it to a £10+ spend. Thanks to ScoobyZ @ HUKD!
Killzone: Shadow Fall is a gorgeous tech demo and a deeply average shooter. Still, £9 is a bargain for a way to show off your new console to your mates, and even cheaper than CEX right now. Thanks to adhoward @ HUKD!
The Halo 5 multiplayer beta is in full swing on Xbox One. As a fan of the series since 2001, I have to say that it makes an interesting first impression.
Right from the off, it's clear that 343 Industries are dead-set on cornering the Esport market in terms of the 4v4 arena gametype. Spartans now cockily swagger into the maps like quarterbacks or WWE wrestlers, with matches portrayed as if they're bona fide sports broadcasts rather than training simulations. It's a weird shift in tone for a series rooted in hard Sci-Fi, and frankly, I'm not sure whether I like it.
What I do like, however, is that Halo 5 feels like Halo... only much, much faster.
Be in no doubt, Halo 5 is still very much a Halo game; perhaps a little like a supercharged version of Halo 2. Two teams of four scrabble to secure power weapons to dominate their opponents, skilfully pushing the advantage thanks to recharging shields and health before falling back to lick their wounds. Familiar weapons like the Assault Rifle, DMR, Battle Rifle, SMG, Sniper Rifle and Magnum all feel familiar, robust and powerful, dominating their specific ranges, firing in their own unique cadence and issuing a snarling report thanks to the franchise's trademark superb sound design. This time, though, you'll need to source new kit on the fly thanks to the absence of Halo 4's custom loadouts.Click here to read more...
This is a massive on-paper bargain considering that the limited edition includes the expansion pass, which usually retails for a ridiculous £39.99 by itself! You'll also get a steelbook some physical merch and downloadable extras. Mind you, we're still not sold on whether Destiny is anything more than a cynical slot machine disguised as a videogame. Thanks to maariyahs @ HUKD!
If you're in the market for Call Of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and Xbox One -- your reasons are your own -- then Amazon will sell you the digital combo pack for less than a tenner.
This is a screaming deal, though Call of Duty: Ghosts was a major disappointment compared to Advanced Warfare. Thanks to awal @ HUKD!
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare sets a new benchmark for the series with its double-jumping mobility and Titanfall-inspired verticality. If you haven't made the jump to Xbox One yet, Tesco are running a pre-Black Friday deal for the Xbox 360 version, which clocks in at a cool £29.00.
You can click here to read our Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare review. However, there are a couple of caveats to this deal, namely that we're talking about Tesco the supermarket rather than Tesco Direct. You'll need to set up store collection or home delivery, so probably best to pick it up as part of a grocery shop. Still, a real bargain ahead of Christmas. Thanks to steve9011 @ HUKD!
The Darkness II mixes gangsters and demons to create an ultraviolent romp that's well worth playing. This cheap Xbox 360 deal sees the limited edition slashed down to £2.85 delivered, saving you a few quid ahead of Black Friday.
You can read our 8/10 The Darkness II review for all the details, but suffice to say this is a seriously satisfying shooter that uses 'quad wielding' to devastating effect. Two guns, two horrifying demon arms and an army of goons to use them on. Well worth playing and a bargain at less than three quid delivered. Thanks to Ninbox4 @ HUKD!
Far Cry 4 is out in the wild and receiving rave reviews, but if you didn't pre-order, you can now take advantage of a brilliantly cheap Far Cry 4 deal courtesy of The Game Collection's Rakuten marketplace. £33.95 will save you £7.
Make sure to use voucher code SPEND40! You may need to set up a new account. I doubt that even Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals will bring Far Cry 4 down much cheaper than this. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!