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!
Well, I wasn't expecting to see a deal this good for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare so quickly. It's the cheapest offer we've seen for the PS4 version, and will save you around £5 over the next best listing elsewhere.
As our review explains, Advanced Warfare is not only a well-polished instalment, but a highly refreshing take on the franchise. After all, there’s Exo-suit antics in the well-balanced multiplayer modes, and Kevin Spacey being Kevin Spacey in the single player campaign. Which is nice. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
It might be worth holding off on this one in case the Black Friday deals deliver something better, but this is currently the best price we've seen for Destiny on current-gen consoles. This latest offer beats the next cheapest deal by between £5-10 depending on your platform of choice.
Despite incredibly satisfying controls and the usual visual polish Bungie have become known for, the truth is it was a case of style over substance for Destiny. A solid foundation to build upon hasn't been taken advantage of since launch, and the end-game Light gear system can make or break the experience depending on how the RNG gods favor you. It's a huge shame, because when it gets it right, Destiny is a really, really fun game, as our review explains. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII@ HUKD for the find!
The opening ceremony of Blizzcon 2014 was filled with talking points. There was Mike Morhimme’s heartfelt speech against the harassment that has made headlines in recent months (which got a well deserved round of applause), the reveal of the next expansions for Hearthstone and StarCraft II, and, of course, Chris Metzen’s yearly dose of infectious enthusiasm. Of course, the real talking point was how, after 17 years, Blizzard was ready to announce a brand new IP, and it goes by the name of Overwatch.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the announcement trailer was actually Pixar’s next film set to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack (something Metzen joked about on stage, “Well Blizzard, is there a video game associated with this idea?”) and admittedly some may be rubbed the wrong way by Tracer’s mockey accent (look on the bright side - at least she didn’t say “apples and pears”) but what Blizzard showed was that they were ready to give us something new, and it looked like a very exciting concept. And they could have left it at that, but they didn’t. Instead, they not only showed the game in action, but brought 600 PCs for Blizzcon attendees to try out the game first-hand. On top of that, they revealed a number of interest tidbits that we’re going to recap for your convenience.Click here to read more...
With Halo: The Master Chief Collection out tomorrow (click here to read Jon's review), the internet went a little mad over the possibility of aiming down sights making its way into Halo 5 after some video footage of the game in action was leaked yesterday ahead of this evening's Halo Fest. The legitimacy of the video footage in question was given credence after studio founder Bonnie Ross tweeted this out:
Leaks are always fun. Tune into #halofest for more on halo 5. Play it at the fest, play in Dec beta and give your thoughts.
— Bonnie Ross (@PlutonForEver) November 9, 2014
It's important to note that the footage in question in no way confirmed blanket ADS for Halo 5, and indeed 343i's studio head, Josh Holmes, clarified some of what had been seen:
No penalty to hip fire in H5, no movement penalty when scoping/zooming, no flinch. Tune in for the beta gameplay reveal at #HaloFest Monday.
— Josh Holmes (@JoshingtonState) November 9, 2014
We're sure to learn more about all of this later tonight, and Holmes already confirmed that descoping is back in, but rather than the debate the notion of potential alleged ADS in Halo 5 (seriously, we're only going to have to wait a few hours), here are five things we'd definitely like to see in the game:
Something didn't quite feel right about Halo 4 to me. It handled brilliantly, had some fantastic enemy design, and the story grabbed me more than any of the previous games except ODST, but it didn't quite make me feel like the Chief.
Much of that had to do with the absence of Marty O'Donnell's fantastic, iconic themes. We got "Never Forget" at the end, but it wasn't quite enough.
Meanwhile, over at Bungie HQ, Marty was working on the best bit of Destiny -- the soundtrack -- before getting fired under very suspicious circumstances. He's free, 343i, snap him up if you can.Click here to read more...
UPDATE: Aaaaaand it's gone.
ORIGINAL: Before you ask, no - this doesn't include the upcoming Far Cry 4 - but every other entry in the Far Cry series is currently 75% over at Gamersgate. What that means is that the most expensive item is £5.00, or you can get everything in the back catalogue for just £13.50. I think we can all agree that's a lot of Far Cry for your money.
Obvious highlights are Far Cry 3 and its utterly barmy yet brilliant spin-off Blood Dragon, but those of you wishing to see how the open-world shooter series began will be able to for less than the price of a pint. It's admittedly a little dated now, but like I said - less than the price of a pint.
Before Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare landed on our doormats, this has been a year to remember for the first person shooter. The likes of Titanfall and Destiny have made vital efforts to push the envelope in terms of what we can expect from a shooter.
Titanfall has been a fun-packed title with awesome mechs, jetpack parkour and some decent DLC, despite server issues that made the early months a little rough. And Destiny, well the jury's still out a little there as Bungie's MMOFPS has been a little light on content for many gamers, but there's a solid foundation. It's been a year where developers have attempted to shake things up, and for that they should be applauded. And let's face it, the sequels could be incredible if they take the feedback on board.
But what about Sledgehammer's new innovations with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? It's not the futuristic setting or the hiring of Kevin Spacey that has us more excited than usual (although it certainly helps), it's the prospect of the huge impact the exoskeleton will have on player movement. It's the biggest change to the series since Modern Warfare and after playing through the game, it's become clear that running around like your average Joe just won't cut it anymore.
The abilities on offer vary throughout the campaign as they're pre-assigned at the start of each mission. Generally though you always have the ability to double jump and dash sideways or backwards via clicking the left analogue and pointing it in the desired direction. It's an awkward control input that I would have preferred to be handled via a shoulder button press and the left stick, but it works as intended throughout. I didn't use it much in the campaign, but online it becomes a fantastic way of buying yourself a split second to get out of someone's sights. The enhanced jumps add some much needed freedom to level design though and looking for a higher vantage point is usually your first instinct in each level.Click here to read more...
Metro 2033 is free on the Humble Store for twenty-four hours. What are you still doing here?!
Metro 2033 is one of the most atmospheric, unique FPS titles we've ever played. It's an absolute corker, and you really ought to give it a look. Click here to have a gander at our Metro 2033 review. Thanks Gooner!
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 an Xbox One 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.