Call Of Duty: Ghosts | Zavvi | £14.99 (save £7)
Review | The Highs and Lows of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Single Player
Not going next-gen yet? Well, this is the best price I've seen for Ghosts on the 360. For the multiplayer, it's worth noting that the player count per map has been capped at a smaller number than the next gen versions, making for some empty feeling maps, but it's still a lot of traditional COD-style fun. The campaign is a fantastic rush from start to finish if you just want to be entertained too. And when you put a COD disc into a console, that's absolutely what you want.
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If you opt for the last-gen version of the upcoming sniper sim, you'll save yourself a small fortune as the PS4/Xbone versions are currently pre-ordering for over £40. If you remember the insanely detailed killshots of the last game, the next-gen version may be a bit much to stomach anyway. The third game in the series is still set in WWII, but moves the action to Africa. So you'll be shooting sweaty Nazis in the nuts this time.
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In a recent, wide-ranging interview, Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella addressed the recent leaks -- "at some point you just have to throw up your arms and say, ‘alright, you got us’" -- as well as lifting the lid on the DLC plans for Titanfall, and confirming that the game will offer a Season pass discount for the game's DLC to those who want to invest early.
Zampella also addressed the multiplayer focus for the game and explained why there's no singleplayer component to Titanfall.Click here to read more...
Five games for less than £4? Yeah, we can't think of a better deal either. This collection includes Half-Life 2,Half-life 2: Episode 1 and Half-Life 2: Episode 2 for bringing you up to date with Gordon Freeman's latest exploits in Valve's iconic series. When you're done, there's Team Fortress 2, one of the best class-based multiplayer titles around, although the 360 servers will probably be a bit on the quiet side. And finally, when you're done with all the killing, try out the puzzle delights of Portal -often copied, but never bettered.
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The next-gen version of Call of Duty: Ghosts is the one to go for as for some odd reason, the player-count per map was capped for the multiplayer on the PS3 and 360 (Naughty!). Sure, Battlefield 4 batters it in the multiplayer department, but Ghosts' MP is solid and the campaign is all sorts of fun if you just go with it. By go with it, I of course mean turn off your brain and enjoy all the explosions.
This is one of the cheapest PS4 games I've seen and with a £17 saving should be snapped up by any FPS fan with a PS4. While the campaign certainly had its faults, it's a fun blast and a technical masterpiece for any graphics fans out there. The multiplayer is well worth a visit too as all the weapons are unlocked from the start meaning you can tailor your loadout to your finest desires from the start. Be sure to check out my Multiplayer Survival Tips before you dive in though.
The Titanfall beta has been and gone. It's time to open the curtains again and maybe, just maybe, step outside once more. Be careful, though, Matt tried to rodeo a double decker bus this morning and it didn't go so well.
The hype train for Titanfall has been rolling steadily onwards since people first went hands-on with the game last year, and there were hour-long queues of just industry reps before the big conventions opened. It's been the game on everyone's lips, it seems, but has that hype been justified? Is the game genuinely exciting, or have we simply been told that it is? Have Respawn simply made COD with big, stompy mechs?
Here's what we made of the Titanfall beta:
Titanfall doesn't really do anything new, not really. We've seen jetpacks and parkour and mechs and domination modes and temporary perks and customisation before. But they've perhaps never quite been bundled up and balanced so impressively in a single game before.
A new console generation is often rife with hyperbole, but it's no surprise that Titanfall's beta has confirmed for many what the press were raving about after convention season last year: that Respawn's new shooter has quality in spades. Much of that has to do with Titanfall's accessibility. The tutorial is thorough but fairly swift, and the game itself packs a variable, dynamic learning curve thanks to the way matches are fleshed out and balanced with AI. Somehow, Respawn have managed to deliver a game that renders K/D pretty unimportant, and allows casual shooter fans to make a meaningful contribution (and to feel like awesome badasses) alongside genre veterans.
There's a new FPS party in town, and everyone is invited.Click here to read more...
The Titanfall beta has been and gone, and as we weep over not knowing what to do with ourselves for the next three weeks, we have a bit of a natter about what we thought of the game thus far.
Be sure to stay tuned for a written roundtable of our thoughts on the recent beta, and we'll have a Titanfall-based edition of Game Night to stuff in your eyes come 5PM.
With the beta now over, it's time to decide if you want to get in on the mech-stomping action from day one. Thankfully, anyone who decides to go with the PC version has to opportunity to take advantage of this deal from CDKeys, who have the cheapest offer around by a few pounds. It also comes with the pre-order DLC. Which is nice.
Chances are the majority of you will have taken part in the beta and won't need our opinion on whether it's any good or not, but should you need advice on if it would be worth your time we've got a whole host of overage on-site with Matt's preview linked above, as well as a barrage of video content from over the last week. Thanks to yoyo59 @ HUKD!
The Titanfall servers have been slammed over the past day or two as Respawn made the decision to open the beta up to everyone who wants in, but by and large the game's remained pretty damn stable and gloriously playable.
Here's the last in our little miniseries of Titanfall 101 videos, taking a look at the beta's game modes, and it's probably the favourite of the Dealspwn team -- Hardpoint.
Much like Conquest Domination in Battlefield 3, Hardpoint sees two teams vying for control of a handful of capture points. In the case of the beta, there were three capture points on Angel City and Fracture, with the former making for tight encounters with lots of indoor combat and narrow urban pathways, and the latter handling things rather differently with large patches of open ground.
Hardpoint requires some tactical thinking, as teams are fighting to be the first to reach 400 domination points, achieved by holding the capture points for as long as possible and successfully defending your holds. The Smart Pistol, though a great offensive weapon, is perhaps not the best for defensive purposes, and often stationing your Titan as a tactical decoy can prove immensely effective when looking to (quite literally) get the jump on an enemy mech.
It has to be said, this mode has probably been our favourite thus far, thanks to the deeper level of objective-based gameplay. But what did you guys make of it? Let us know how you got on in the box below.
The floodgates are open! The Titanfall beta is now open to pretty much everyone, and it's glorious to behold. We've been having an absolute blast with Respawn's fantastic FPS shooter, and we've got more coverage on the way.
Today, we're taking a look at the Last Titan Standing mode, which places each player into the cockpit of their chosen mech right from the start. The only caveat is that there are no respawns, and the first team to have all of their Titans blown up loses. Rounds can go pretty quickly, especially if players fail to work together, so teams race to see who can reach four wins first.
As you can probably tell from the video below, sometimes that really doesn't go to plan at all.
Platforms: PS4 (reviewed) | Xbox One | PC
With the Christmas release schedule being so packed, some games slips through the cracks. But here at Dealspwn it's never too late to give you a verdict on a game. After all, in these modern times developers are able to add patches to their games to fix issues that may have been around at launch. The next-gen launch versions of Battlefield 4 on PS4 and Xbox One had a few teething issues, so maybe time (and a few patches) have proved to be a great healer. I’m about to find out as I dive into Battlefield 4 on the PS4.
Let’s get straight to it. Battlefield 4's single player campaign is better than Battlefield 3's, but still way behind the Bad Company games. For those of you kind enough not to have scrolled down to the multiplayer part of the review already, I'll tell you why.
The story is your usual military shooter fluff. A group of US soldiers must prevent World War III, with the Chinese and Russians playing the villains. Your AI partners largely come across as dicks, but that wouldn't be so bad if they could hit a barn door with their weapons. Enemies can be tagged with some fancy goggles, allowing you to track their position even when behind walls. Teammates can be ordered to focus fire on these targets and eventually they bag a few. But make no mistake; this is one-man-army territory.
On the plus side, some of the more infuriating missions from the last campaign are gone, such as escorting wounded soldiers. There are less instant failures and cheap deaths too. Generally, it's just not as goddamned annoying as the last game.Click here to read more...
While Warfighter is a bit meh, you're almost getting it for free in this bundle and you might enjoy rattling through it's campaign once before trading it in. Need for Speed: Most Wanted is excellent fun though as Criterion takes the reigns of NFS and give it an open-world makeover. All cars are unlocked from the start, you just need to drive around and find them. Like Burnout: Paradise, you'll spend as much time exploring and messing around as you will racing.
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Just spent £35 on a Titanfall beta code on eBay? Well, your Muppet of the Month award will be with you shortly. For the rest of you that missed out on registering for a Titanfall beta code in time, you'll be glad to hear that you can now download the beta from the dashboard on your Xbox One. No codes, no purchases, just head to the New Game Demos section of the Game Store. No word yet on when PC gamers can expect similar access.
So, get cracking and get involved with what's looking like the Xbox One's killer app.
Respawn and Microsoft announced over the weekend that the Titanfall beta is to be made available to everyone (first on Xbox One, and then on PC), meaning soon everyone will have a chance to jump into the fray.
So that Game Night is happening, then.
Until then, though, we're going to keep bringing you informative Titanfall videos and Dealspwn Playthroughs, dishing out tips and insight, and plenty of footage of mechs getting blown up.
Today, we're back on the PC version of the game, taking a look at the Attrition game mode, which is basically team deathmatch, but with a few caveats. There's a time limit set, and the team with the highest number of points after the timer hits zero wins; the game then moves into the epilogue -- get to the chopper/eliminate all remaining pilots.
The Titanfall beta is here, and here's our first slice of video coverage -- taking you through the fundamental mechanisms underpinning the fast and furious gameplay.
Want to know where to begin:? Look no further. This is the first in our Titanfall 101 series, dishing out tips and tactics. We'll also have hilariously incompetent Let's Plays coming out over the next few days too, and hopefully, if we can get everybody involved, a mechtastic Game Night on Monday evening.
System Shock 2 | GOG | 89p
Long before Bioshock became the darling of gamers everywhere, PC gamers were catching early signs of Ken Levine's talent with this series. System Shock 2 is widely considered an atmospheric masterpiece and one of the scariest first person shooters around. And for 89p, you may as well give it a shot. Hell, I'm not a PC gamer, but at this price I'm tempted to see if it'll run on my laptop.
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Yesterday we took a look at a handful of tips that would serve would-be hunters well in Turtle Rock's upcoming multiplayer FPS -- Evolve. But what about the one player not on that team? What about the lone wolf playing the part of monster? Well, we thought we'd deliver a few pointers to those of you who are going to look to take down the fearsome foursome as the monster, based on our hands-on time with Evolve.
Therefore, without further ado, here's the Evolve Survival Guide: Goliath Edition.
1. Choose your powers wisely
You start the round by choosing two out of four powers on offer: a rock throw, fire breath, charge, and an aerial slam. We were advised that the rock throw and the fire breath are often the best choice for the early game (you can unlock the other abilities as you evolve), because you're not enormously powerful to the begin with, and therefore ranged powers can give you something of an advantage. The fire breath in particular is handy for chasing down creatures to feed upon.Click here to read more...
We went hands-on with Turtle Rock's new multiplayer shooter Evolve the other day, and we were mightily impressed with the tense 4-on-1 gameplay. Evolve sees a team of four hunters, each with their own distinct class-based weaponry and abilities, fighting to take down a marauding beast. In our case, the beast in question was basically the lovechild a rancor and the Hulk.
It's a surprisingly tactical affair: Hunters have to stick together, and the monster must know when to stand and fight and when to run and feed. So we've put together a couple of survival guides and beginners' tips based on our time with the Hunt mode earlier this week.
First up... let's talk about Hunters.
1. Protect your Medic
The Medic is the most important class in the game. When someone dies, there's a countdown of a couple of minutes until the dropship will arrive to bring them back to the fight. If your Medic is the first to go down, that's a full two minutes to wait without any health regeneration, and there's no other way to rekindle that precious bar. It's imperative that whoever's playing as the Medic stays off of the ground as much as possible and remains a moving target, leveraging the ranged capabilities of their Medigun to stay out of trouble.Click here to read more...
Zavvi are currently beating the next best deal for a PS4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall at Asda by £16. It's worth noting though that Zavvi are saying this won't be in stock until February 14th, and as we all know, Zavvi/The Hut are notoriously toss at delivering pre-order consoles on time. So, if you need a PS4 now, we'd advise checking out that Asda deal.
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