When it works, which is actually pretty often these days, Battlefield 4 is outstanding. It really is. In fact, if you're not exactly thrilled by the FPS prospects this Christmas, now's a great time to jump into BF 4, and GAME are running a deal ahead of Black Friday that has bumped over a tenner off their previous price.
Thanks for the tip Mark!
As expected, Wolfenstein: The New Order has featured a fair bit during the Black Friday week so far, but this deal for the PC version is an absolute bargain. Please note that you will need to be signed into Green Man Gaming for this deal offer to work, otherwise you'll be greeted by a 404 page. Or, worse still, have to pay £2 more through the main listing, and we don't want that.
Harnessing old school gameplay and pairing it up with a sense of style, we felt that The New Order a glorious return for the Wolfenstein franchise in our review. It also proved that single-player-only FPS games still have a place in modern gaming. Oh, and there are killer robot dogs. So plus points all round, basically.
The next set of deals are up on Gamersgate, and today's highlight sees BioShock Infinite fall to the £4 mark when you put in the voucher code below at the checkout. While there's a chance it could see further reductions via other sales, as its stands there's a saving of around a fiver to be had.
The debate still rages as to whether it was the masterpiece we had waited so patiently for, despite it's solid combat mechanics. That said, at this price none of that really matters, as for a fiver it's a ride worth taking.
I love that video.
Titanfall is still probably my "pure" FPS of the year, which is to say that it would be the best had Far Cry 4 not just come along and blown me away. Titanfall is even better thanks to the free Frontier Defence pack, and the game is currently down to £7.49 on Origin.
You can click here to check out our Titanfall review. Cheers oUkTuRkEyIII!
Here's Titanfail II for good measure.
Enough is enough, Halo: Master Chief Collection. This is getting ridiculous.
That Halo: MCC's multiplayer matchmaking is still a muddled mess several weeks after release is frankly unacceptable. We've given 343i a lengthy spool of rope, and they've been allowed a fair bit of slack from the gaming press, but this was supposed to be the flagship title of the winter. And for all of the talk about what a great content package it is -- and it really is a cracking content package even as an offline game -- the fact is that Halo's multiplayer has always been just as much of an important part of the formula as the expansive, game-changing singleplayer/co-op aspects of the series, if not more so.
This was supposed to be the triumphant end to a year in which the Xbox One has really turned itself around, largely thanks to the efforts of Phil Spencer and his team; and what better series to deliver than Halo? Microsoft and 343i got everything right, delivering an outstandingly well-priced and well-balanced collection designed to (re)introduce a new generation of Xbox fans to the Master Chief and his exploits.
Everything except the matchmaking.
Looking about on Reddit and N4G and the various comment streams across coverage of 343i's debacle, many have asked why the likes of Driveclub and Assassin's Creed: Unity came under such heavy fire while Halo has been given the benefit of the doubt in many quarters. With Driveclub, it's important to note that the game's unique selling points were all tethered to that online experience. Driveclub was a game marketed, previewed, and centred around the connected experience -- without it, the game was simply impossible to review and disappointing to play. Assassin's Creed: Unity was a Uplay-stuffed singleplayer game that released in a broken, shambolic state, filled with bugs that any decent QA department would have surely rooted out, with all signs pointing towards a game that could have desperately used a few more months in development.Click here to read more...
This may just be the cheapest price we've seen for Destiny on the Xbox One. With expansion DLC around the corner, you'll want to get your Guardian levelled up in time for the extra challenges that await. Be sure to use the discount code to get the game for £30.50.
Alternatively, Grainger Games are slightly cheaper at £30, but they have been known to send out non-UK versions of games, so be warned. The Xbox One is multi-region though.
Destiny has been great fun so far, albeit a somewhat shallower experience than we were expecting thanks to a gated levelling system that makes it difficult to get past Lv20 without a hell of a lot of work. Don't even get us started on the rotating PVP modes. If you're planning on playing missions with a group of friends though, there's a moreish experience to be found that's unlike anything else on the new consoles.
Thanks to mangoblank and ccangel.
Battlefield 4 had a rough start, but one year later the game has had some serious patch work to fix it up. £14.99 is an outstanding price too. Yes, it's for a preowned copy, but given a new copy is still around £35, you've nothing to lose by going for this killer deal. Don't forget, EA no longer have Online Passes, so there's nothing to pay for taking the fight online. Assume the bundled code for China Rising will have been used though, as stated clearly on the game's preowned button on the site.
Post patches, Battlefield 4 stands tall as one of the finest multiplayer experience around. The battlefields are huge and the vehicles add a fun element that makes the series stand out from the crowd. Choppers, tanks, ATVs, boats and jeeps are all available. Although if you're ever playing with me, never get in the chopper if I'm flying it - we're going down upside down into the sea within seconds! Take a look at my PS4 review here.
Metro Redux offers great value for money by giving two fantastic shooters from last-gen and giving them a loving remaster and more as listed below. This is a great excuse to catch up on the series, especially for PS3 owners that may have missed out when the first game only visited the 360.
More than just a visual facelift for the series, Metro Redux has put some extra effort in to tempt a spend. Metro 2033 has extra animations (such as the mask wipe from the sequel) and the weapon handling has been reworked too. Both games are now playable in Ranger and Survival modes too for a harsher challenge. All the Season Pass content for Last Light is included, adding an extra ten hours of single player content. This is shaping up to be well worth a look if you missed out on the games last gen.
Thanks to Dhiraj1 at HotUkDeals.
The multiplayer matchmaking might still be a little borked, but otherwise Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a barnstorming value package, and now you can snap it up for under £30.
Use the code CORTANA at the checkout to get it at this price. You can check out Jon's Halo: MCC review here. Thanks Gooner!
Today's flash deal from The Game Collection brings the PS3 version of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to the lowest we've seen. Sure, there's a good chance this might pop up in the Black Friday sales, but the current saving of a fiver over the next best deal, plus the fact it's below the £20 mark, might be enough for fans to give it a whirl.
Although it didn't really offer anything particularly new, and the story didn't capitalise upon the potential that was there, it doesn't change the fact The Pre-Sequel is great fun, especially in co-op. You can read all about it by checking out our review. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD for the heads-up!
Techland's zombie-stuffed, action-survival game Dying Light is out early next year, and 365Games are currently rocking the cheapest pre-order price.
Think Dead Island meets Survival mode in Minecraft. By day you hunt flesh-eating monsters, by night even bigger ones hunt you. Nice spot oUkTuRkEyIII!
Far Cry 4's opening is a bit brilliant, really. In fact, for sheer insanity, I'd go so far as to say that it tops its predecessor by a significant margin. You thought Vaas was a bit of a live wire? Well, he doesn't have a thing on Pagan Min.
We'll have our Far Cry 4 review for you soon, but in the interim, here's a look at the game's first 20 mins.
Those of you with current-gen consoles looking for a last minute bargain ahead of Far Cry 4's release tomorrow should take note of this deal from Tesco Direct. By using the voucher code below, the price falls to the cheapest we've seen for a pre-order, and will save you around £7 compared to the next best offer. Do bear in mind that the code will only work with new accounts.
The Limited Edition comes with the Hurk's Redemption missions, which apparently provides an extra hour of gameplay and a harpoon gun. We'll be delivering our official verdict later this week, but considering how impressed Jon was with the way Far Cry 4 goes between the relatively-realistic open world sandbox and a spiritual dimension where you have a tiger at your command, it's almost safe to say that if you enjoyed its predecessor you'll find some fun in this instalment. Thanks to Assassin82 @ HUKD!
This is the first time I've seen Wolfenstein: The New Order go below £20 on the PS4. If we're getting these prices for cheap game deals before Black Friday, I can't imagine what we're going to be seeing next week. Rakuten have been nailing some deals this week and this partnership with Game Collection is one of the best yet. Use the voucher codes to get £5 off a £10 spend.
Wolfenstein made an early assault on my Game of the Year podium thanks to providing a classic bombastic old school shooter experience on PS4. There's an outstanding stealth game in there too if you fancy being a bit sneaky. Fantastic replay value is offered by multiple routes, unique skills and loads of treasure to reclaim from the Nazis. The story is way better than I expected too, with a pleasing mix of emotions and grin-inducing one liners. More of this please! Here's Matt's review.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Eyeing up a bargain on Far Cry 4 or GTA V ahead of their launches next week? Well, there's still mileage to be had on the Rakuten voucher code.
NB. Remember, you'll need to use the code MSERAK10 to knock a tenner off of these titles and get them at these prices. You'll need to fire up a new account if you've already taken advantage of this voucher code, but all you need for that is a different email address.
PS4 owners, do be aware that in typical Sony fashion, PSN maintenance has been scheduled the night before these two games release. Thanks Assassin82!
Huzzah for price-matching, as now you have two places from which to get Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for £25. This latest deal will save you around a fiver over the next cheapest offer for either console version.
Although it didn't really offer anything particularly new, and the story didn't capitalise upon the potential that was there, it doesn't change the fact The Pre-Sequel is great fun, especially in co-op. You can read all about it by checking out our review. Thanks to Ninjin00 & raph65536 @ HUKD for the heads-up!
Here's another candidate for the "might be worth waiting for Black Friday" category, but this is good price for Wolfenstein: The New Order if you're a PS4 owner in need of some FPS action. It beats the next cheapest price elsewhere by a few pounds.
Harnessing old school gameplay and pairing it up with a sense of style, we felt that The New Order a glorious return for the Wolfenstein franchise in our review. It also proved that single-player-only FPS games still have a place in modern gaming. Oh, and there are killer robot dogs. So plus points all round, basically. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD for the heads-up!
Killzone: Mercenary has fallen below seven quid in this week's slew of PSN deals. A cracking little shooter for your Vita, definitely get on this one if you've got Sony's portable and fancy blasting some Helghast.
We said that the game set "a new benchmark for handheld first person shooters" in our Killzone Mercenary review, and it's an absolute steal at this price. Cheers oUkTuRkEyIII!
The recent console versions of Shadow Warrior have stayed around about the £30 mark since its release, but this offer from The Game Collection is one of best we've seen so far. It beats the next cheapest offer by around £2 on both consoles.
Jon said that Shadow Warrior was "still as savagely brutal, tough, slick and satisfying as ever" in his review, as the fight against armies of demons is just as fun as it was in the original PC release. It's definitely worth a look if you haven't played it already, or if you don't have a PC capable of playing it (as well as the saving, as the PC version tends to be far cheaper these days.) Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD for the heads-up!
We're already seeing some cheap Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare deals mere days after launch, and this one is a corker. At £31.90, The Game Collection's Rakuten marketlace listing is probably the cheapest you'll find it this side of Black Friday.
Make sure to use voucher code MSERAK10 for the extra discount! You'll need to make/have a full account, as guests can't redeem vouchers (those clever so-and-sos!). Brendan's review praises the game as a return to form and a new paradigm for multiplayer funtimes, and I agree entirely, though identifying friend from foe can be a right old pain. Many thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD for spotting this excellent deal, and Chanchi32 for posting the voucher code!