Killzone: Shadow Fall is still one of the best-looking games on the PS4, and even if its campaign isn't the most thrilling out there, it's multiplayer is damn fine, and the first level is excellent.
The title says it all, really. Watch me crush some AI hunters, destroy their ship and eradicate the humans from Shear in this new gameplay video, playing as the brand new Wraith Monster in the newly-announced Evacuation Mode.
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Watch your back, Hunters.
It might be easy to spot a rampaging Goliath or a menacing Kraken as it hovers overhead, but Evolve's newest monster is the stuff of nightmares. She'll hunt you in the shadows, pick you off one by one and rip an unprepared hunting party to pieces with massive bladed scythes before melting into the mists. The Wraith completely changes the way you play, whether the hunter or the hunted, and adds a nervy new dimension to Turtle Rock's shooter.
Last week I attended a lengthy hands-on preview session to personally test out the Wraith in action, as well as the newly announced Evacuation campaign that adds some much-needed value to the package. Though Evolve is still a tough sell, there certainly seems to be a lot more bang for your buck now.Click here to read more...
We might have been a little disappointed by Destiny, but there are plenty out there still having lots of fun with Bungie's shooter, and whatever your position on it, this is a cracking little sub-£300 PS4 package from Tesco.
Perhaps not quite as breathtaking as the original game, Bioshock Infinite still has a lot going for it as one of the most thought-provoking FPS titles of the last generation, and it's super cheap on Xbox 360 right now. Cheers martic!
Pick up an Xbox One with Titanfall for £305.50 via Rakuten. In order to buy, you'll need to do the following:
Check out our Titanfall Review here, and be sure to check out other voucher codes here, and make sure you've bookmarked our games deals stream where we'll be posting the best deals to be had using this Rakuten voucher.
It's another one-day-only offer from GAME, this time for the current-gen versions of Destiny falling to the £30 mark. There's a saving of around £3 over the next cheapest deal elsewhere, and it comes with the Vanguard DLC to give new characters a little extra firepower to start with.
Looking for the last-gen versions instead? Not to worry - GAME have also reduced the price on those to £24.99.
Of course, the debate still rages as to whether Destiny is worth the money (although we're under no doubt The Dark Below expansion is an insult at its current price.) That said, this is one of the cheapest prices we've seen for Destiny, and when played with friends it's actually a fun and enjoyable shooter. Thanks to Xtrartx & oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
There's an article titled "Destiny: The Dark Below Review... from someone who uninstalled the game months ago" sat in my Drafts tab right now, containing a 400-word rant about how mind-bogglingly cynical Destiny is as a game, and how offensive their first content drop is given the wealth of recycled material that you get for your £20 in The Dark Below.
For twenty of your British pounds, you can delight in three new missions, two new Strikes (sorry, one if you don't have a PlayStation), a new Raid, three new PvP maps, and a smattering of new weapons and armour.
Listing it all like that actually makes things sound a bit better than most DLC packs. But most DLC packs don't cost £20, or take place largely in areas of a game you've gone through time and time again. Don't expect Bungie to have suddenly learned how to match their gunplay up to decent level design, from what we've seen the AI is as dumb as before, and boss battles are still just a case of standing in a small room while mobs try and distract you from a lumbering, idiotic bullet-sponge that takes between 10-30 mins to kill by dogged attrition.
I played Halo 3 again over the weekend and remembered that Bungie used to actually be pretty good at this sort of thing. How I wept.
Destiny has now left my PS4, uninstalled to make way for games that are actually good and don't sucker me in with slot-machine mechanics and deeply cynical, borderline lazy design features geared towards fuelling grindy addiction rather than actual enjoyment.
With that in mind, we're going to perform a public service today and give you ten alternative ways of spending that £20 of yours. Don't buy The Dark Below and make yourself miserable as you wonder where the hell all that time you've wasted went. Spend your money on these things and be awesome instead.
This is an end, after all, but also... a beginni... no. Can't do it. Stupid f@#$ing pile of vague bulls#! t. Let's get to the better ways of spending £20...Click here to read more...
Been looking for a cheap Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel deal? Well, GameKeysNow might just have you sorted.
If you missed GAME's advent deal for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel last week, you're in luck. Gamersgate have updated their daily deals and brought down their listing to (almost) the £20 mark. It beats the next best saving by a few pounds.
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.
Missed out on the earlier Titanfall PC deal that had the game for £6 at Tesco (£5 with code)? Well, Amazon have you covered... sort of. The game is OOS at the moment, but Amazon are taking orders for swift dispatch as soon as stock comes in. Normally, we'd suggest waiting it out, but £6 is an absolute steal for Titanfall, and the game is just as fun and fresh as it was at launch.
In fact, along with Destiny, it's been leading our Game of the Year community voting!
NB. Bear in mind that you'll need to spend over £10 or use Prime for free delivery. Cheers MrManwelo!
Battlefield 4 is an absolute steal for £4 from Tesco. You'll need to use the code TD-FRTW to knock a quid off of the price, but there's no excuse not to snap this up. Battlefield 4 is a cracking game, when it works, and it's been working far better these days than it did a year ago at launch.
When is a deal not a deal? When you're charging £35 for a game that's fallen down to £30 in the past, that's when. The trouble is, retailers have been hiking the price of Destiny back up above £40 in anticipation of the new content drop.
It's worth noting that you can still pick up Destiny pre-owned from Grainger Games for £19.99. You can also buy new copies of the game for £2-3 cheaper than Sony's offers by heading to Rakuten and making use of the GIFT40 voucher code.
In any case, here's the latest slew of "deals" in PlayStation's 12 Deals of Christmas initiative.Click here to read more...
It was already pretty cheap, but by using the GMG 25% off voucher code you can get hold of Duke Nukem Forever for the price of a pint. There's a saving of a few pounds as well, which is nice.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
Titanfall (PC) can be had for as low as £5 at Tesco right now, but there are stock warnings in play here, so you'll need to be seriously quick!
NB. Use voucher code TD-FRTW to get it at this price. Cheers RedDemonic!
Been on the hunt for a cheap Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare deal? Well CDKeys might have just made your day. For today only, they're offering Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for just £20.90, which works out at £19.85 if you apply the 5% off Facebook code.
The Christmas bargains and cheap game deals continue courtesy of Rakuten's voucher code. Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare can be yours for £30.61 on PS4, which is a serious saving on one of this holiday's hottest games.
It's a great price for a great game, which refreshes the formula with its delightfully vertical Exo-Suit mechanics. Though Titanfall is still mechanically superior, the host of upgrades, ranks, cosmetics and gametypes definitely make for a beefier value proposition that will last you well into the new year. Thanks to starxxxx @ HUKD!
If you're looking for cheap Christmas deals ahead of the last post, pre-owned might be the way to go, especially since you can pick up some of the year's biggest games for a song. Destiny, Bungie's much-hyped shooter, is less than £20 pre-loved on PS4 and Xbox One at Grainger Games, saving you more than a fiver even versus private eBay sellers.
You can read Carl's Destiny review for all the details, but suffice to say that it's a good-looking shooter with some enjoyable c0-op. However, I wish I'd spent £20 on it, because I personally feel that it makes up for a lack of meaningful content and disappointing story by pretending to be an MMO. Thanks to gunn0r @ HUKD!
If you missed out on GAME's recent deal, then you're in luck. Green Man Gaming are running a similar offer if you take advantage of the voucher code below. They're also selling the original BioShock at a reduced price and can be brought down to £2 using the voucher code, which is a fantastic bargain if you've yet to play it.
Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD!
This is a crazy Xbox One console bundle deal. Asda are basically giving away and Xbox One with Kinect and Titanfall for under £300 because the box is a bit tatty.
Here's the disclaimer from Asda's website: "Damaged Packaging - Please be aware that the product packaging for this item is damaged. Actual product is in original manufacturer's condition." If you can brave a broken box for one of the best console bundle deals around, I'd say go for it. Cheers arthurd123!