GOG.com's weekend sale brings us the magnificent Unreal Tournament (the best online multiplayer FPS ever, in our opinion), Serious Sam, Shadow Warrior Complete and other classic shooters for pocket money prices.
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Contains Unreal Gold, Unreal 2: The Awakening, Unreal Tournament GOTY Edition, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor’s Choice Edition, and Unreal Tournament 3 Black. Definitely worth the price of admission for some classic FPS carnage. Thanks to grizzl33 @ HUKD!
Platforms: PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed) | PC
Ah, the old west. It’s good to be back. Techland’s last Juarez title (The Cartel) opted for a modern setting and suffered from a large dose of ‘bloody awful’ leaking from every festering orifice. So, um yeah, we weren’t fans.
However, I was a huge fan of the game before that, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, which featured a fantastically realised Wild West setting during and after the Civil War. After the mega success of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption, you would have thought that Ubisoft would have insisted Techland cranked out a Wild West follow up to Bound in Blood. Well, several years later (now that the Wild West bandwagon has long gone) we have one in the form of Gunslinger, a low-priced download-only game.
Reason for concern? Lack of ambition? Low budget productions values? You won’t find any of those here. Much like Blood Dragon, Ubisoft are really pushing the envelope on the limits of what we expect from a downloadable title. Gunslinger, although certainly not without its faults, puts many full priced FPS games to shame.
You are Silas Grieves, a grizzled old gunslinger retelling his tall tales in exchange for a few drinks in a small, sleepy town saloon. Silas claims to have fought alongside the likes of Billy the Kid and duelled against legendary outlaws including Jesse James, John Hardin, Butch Cassidy and more.Click here to read more...
Thanks to Ruddy2007 @ HotUKDeals! Note that a 4-pack is also available on Steam, which will save you an extra few pence if you all chip in.
Not the cheapest we’ve seen this, but it’s worth a look if you want to relive the Chief’s first adventure. Thanks to NuBlue @ HUKD!
Drums. Strings! Explosions!! INCEPTION HORN!!! We're still eagerly awaiting the two copies of the game that Deep Silver have apparently stuffed in the post for us to review, mainly because we couldn't be more excited for this one. The first game was a masterclass in atmospheric, narrative-led, incredibly tense FPS action, and we have high hopes for this.
It's out later this week for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Treyarch have announced that the next double weapon XP event will be kicking off this weekend for Black Ops II. With the Uprising DLC landing on PC and PS3 this week, it's certainly a timely little treat.
“Don’t even think about resting those thumbs, because Double Weapon XP weekend is coming this Friday, May 17, starting at 10am/PDT and running though Monday, May 20 at 10am/PDT," read the in-game message.
It's a good price, it's sat at the top of the charts for three weeks now, and this deal will save you around a fiver, but we highly recommend you check out Jon's review before buying.
Killzone Mercenary's creative director Tom Jones said earlier this year that he reckoned that the handheld shooter would easily become "the best-looking game on Vita".
Well, a little trailer showing off plenty of in-game footage has emerged, showing off some pretty shiny gameplay.Click here to read more...
The latest Metro: Last Light video is all gameplay and goes a great job of showing how you can approach the game with a variety of different playstyles. The stage shown is underground with Artyom needing to get past a group of human enemies.
The first approach shown is traditional FPS fare. So shoot everyone then? Enemies make good use of cover and regularly try to flank the player. Red damage indicators show successful hits, with headshots showing an extra burst which is particularly handy in the darker scenes.
The other approaches show a stealthier take on getting past enemies. Light bulbs can be shot out at distance or unscrewed quietly if you're up close. The dynamic lighting is amongst the best we've seen before. The approaching helmet-lights of a guard are very useful when sneaking around in the dark too. Approaching the stage quietly allows you to overhear conversations, which will help to flesh out the lore around the game's story, which always feels more natural than finding scraps of journal in random places.
Avoiding lengthy gun battles also helps to save ammo, which will be very rare in some stages of the game. From what we've seen, playing the stealth angle seems much more interesting anyway as we have plenty of traditional FPS games on the market. Metro: Last Light is released May 17th on PS3, 360 and PC. Enjoy the trailer after the break and don't forget to have a look at Jon's hands-on preview too.Click here to watch the video.
Silas Greaves is the titular gunslinger in Techland and Ubisoft's upcoming digital, arcade-tinged FPS, and he gets his own song in the latest trailer for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.
We know how much you were burned by the travesty tht was Call of Juarez: The Cartel, but Techland have taken the series back to where it belongs: mythologising the Wild West, and running down the most no-good, son-of-a-guns you ever did lay eyes on.Click here to read more...
More details have landed in our inbox about the Rambo videogame tie-in, which includes a "range of gameplay styles" such as fixed-perspective shoot outs, forced stealth sections, plenty of static gun turrets and the ominously-titled "QTE-Fights."
Erm, so don't shoot the messenger. I've got the
incriminating juicy feature list below, straight from the horse's mouth, along with that new screenshot above.