The campaign is a bit naff, but the multiplayer is all sorts of awesome. Unlike last year's follow-up, we're pretty sure most of the bugs have been ironed out by now. Sure the servers aren't as busy as they used to be, but you shouldn't have a problem getting regular matches. If you're not sure about Battlefield being a fit for you, you may as well get this on the cheap before laying down the extra cash for Battlefield 4.
Thanks to Spark at HotUkDeals.
After all the hype, all the game really managed was to put the rage in average. For £2.60 we'd say it's worth a shot though. The open-world side of the game is as bland as they come, but the guns and enemy AI are excellent. It's good to see differences between enemy group types and having to change your tactics for each. Remember to stock up on ammo, later ones are seriously tough SOBs.
If you fancy an old-school alternative to modern FPS games then you'll want to check out the HD re-release of Doom 3. The lack of down-the-sights aiming takes a little getting used to, but at least the torch is attached to your gun now instead of being a separate item. This edition includes an expansion pack and the original Doom and Doom II games. Learn your history, kids!
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Here we have an excellent deal for the definitive Borderlands 2 experience for those who have yet to experience the latest adventure on Pandora. There's quite the saving to be had compared to other offers elsewhere, and while the listing states it is for Mac, this listing will work for PC owners as well thanks to the fact it's a Steamworks title.
So what do you get? Most of the major DLC packs released so far, which includes Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, both Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Packs, the Mechromancer and Psycho characters, Creature Slaughterdome, Collector's Edition Pack, Premiere Club, and a number of character customisation skins and heads. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
If you haven't decided to upgrade to the current gen of consoles, but still want to watch a dog take down a helicopter for a bargain price, this is an excellent opportunity to do so if you're a PS3 owner. This deal from Simply Games is the cheapest around by over £2.
While the multiplayer modes are limited in number, and the social features are lacking as well, it's the same COD-like experience with Ghosts. Basically, if you're looking for some no-nonsense shooter fun (now with added dog) you'll probably find enjoyment with Infinity Ward's latest. It's also worth pointing out that the Free Fall map that is thrown in with it is now available to everyone. Thanks to petes_1234 @ HUKD!
Any chance you can get to pre-order a PS4 or Xbox One game for under £40 should be snapped up as we've seen them bounce up to £45 again for the first few weeks once it's out there. The long-running FPS series looks like it could be making a return to form if our recent hands-on sessions are anything to go buy. Plus, we've not shot any Nazis for ages and they've only gone and won the war and made an army of robodogs while series hero BJ Blazkowicz has been in a coma. Time to sort that shit right out. Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released on May 23rd.
Thanks to mikegray at HotUkDeals.
Deals for Titanfall without a console have been a bit thin on the ground recently, but Shop Play have a hot price for those early adopters out there yet to pick up the Xbox One's hottest game. There's nothing quite like Titanfall on the market right now and the combination of massive mechs and jetpacks is all sorts of mad fun. You should get some practice in now, as rumours suggest that aliens may soon be heading to the series as a new DLC campaign. Be sure to check out Jon's review and have a look at our Titanfall hub to see our videos and articles on the campaign and why playing with a pad is the way to go, even on PC.
Thanks to halodudify at HotUkDeals.
Call Of Duty: Ghosts treads water graphically and creatively, but for a hilariously low £12.85, we can't complain about the value for money here. If you're not interested in the superior next-gen versions, SimplyGames' deal is an absolute doozy. Thanks to theg @ HUKD!
Titanfall on Xbox 360 is great fun. It's not as sharp as its Xbox One sibling, nor is it as impressive in terms of framerate, but at its core it's still the same fast-paced, exhilarating experience that we've come to find on the other platforms thus far.
Put simply, I'm not entirely sure that the difference between the Xbox 360 version and the Xbox One version is worth forking out £400 for.
We're nearly five months on now from the release of the Xbox One and the PS4, and we've seen prices fall a little in that time, but I'd still posit that there's little reason to invest in the advent of this new generation of video game consoles, and the Titanfall situation perfectly illustrates why: we're not ready to let go of last-gen just yet.
We speculated that the delay of the 360 version, and the fact that no-one had seen or heard anything much about it until a couple of days before release, might have been because it was crap. That's a fairly tried-and-tested strategy in the games industry: if you have a crap game it's either vertical slice time (hello Aliens), or you follow that old adage of if you haven't got anything good to say, don't say anything at all. It's all helped along by the fact that 2014 has seen some of the most hilariously overblown scrutiny of games and visuals and technical specifications and comparisons that a tiny, tiny, very vocal niche care about. As soon as you put something out there in the virtual ether, it's going to get torn apart, and so we often jump to the conclusion that no news is probably bad news.
But in this instance it would seem that the reverse is true: that the Xbox 360 port is good enough to have probably posed a challenge to the more expensive, pleasebuyaconsoleforthis Xbox One version of Titanfall, and that says much about the fragility of this first year of next-gen gaming. With third parties going for an expansive approach, and hamstringing the potential of current-gen versions to allow for feature-complete last-gen games, the exclusive big hitters matter more for Sony and Microsoft, and it makes sense to try and make things as easy for the likes of Titanfall and inFamous: Second Son as is possible. Given the choice between forking out forty quid for a really enjoyable version of Titanfall on Xbox 360 and ten times that for Titanfall on Xbox One, many might have gone for the former over the latter.Click here to read more...
I'll never forget the first time that I hopped into an AH-1, heard the rotors whirr and felt the Huey shudder, as the radio sparked to life and began to blare out Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son". I couldn't fly the damn thing at that point, of course, and I ended up crash landing in the jungle miles away from any of the capture points after a rocket zipped out of the dense jungle and smoke began to billow out everywhere. As I went down though, I saw two other helicopters start a bombing run...
'It ain't me...it ain't me-eee...'
To many, Battlefield: Vietnam is the forgotten child in the Battlefield series. It didn't kick on mechanically from its acclaimed predecessor, the singleplayer AI was utterly awful (to the extent that they'd actually sometimes not react even when you were shooting their knees off), and at times it felt more like a mod or an add-on pack than a new game. But I loved it, and I found that it grabbed me significantly more than Battlefield 1942.
I know it's a little late, but happy tenth birthday, Battlefield: Vietnam.Click here to read more...
We've been wondering for months in what hideous form the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall might arrive. After all, everyone's kept very quiet on the subject, with Microsoft and EA deflecting questions on the last-gen version since we learned that it was even a thing.
But now, finally, in launch week, a few videos and a smattering of screenshots have emerged onto the net. And it actually looks rather smooth.Click here to read more...
This is one of the cheapest PS4 games I've seen and 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 and not have to grind for ages to compete. Be sure to check out my Multiplayer Survival Tips before you dive in though.
Far Cry 3 is an outstanding game, and you can currently buy it over on GamersGate for the low price of £3.75, we've seen it go a little lower but it's still a decent price for a game that'll gift hours and hours of awesome, open world, jungle-based action.
However, spend a little more for the Deluxe version and you'll save yourself several quid on a bundle that includes the full game as well as all of the pre-order DLC -- six extra missions across two DLC packs, exclusive weapons and in-game items, and the game's soundtrack.
Titanfall might stay at a high price while it continues to sell well, but if you use Tesco's voucher (you don't have to be a new customer) you can save £3-5 over rival sites. Why am I trying to convince you to buy this? It has mechs and jetpacks! Get involved! Be sure to check out Jon's review and have a look at our Titanfall hub to see our videos and articles on the campaign and why playing with a pad is the way to go, even on PC.
Thanks to ElectroDragon8 at HotUkDeals.
Thankfully the Director's Cut didn't remain a Wii U exclusive for long as the improved boss fights make this the definitive edition and it's an absolute steal for £4.95. Human Revolution proved to be worth the wait for Deus Ex fans, offering rich options for player choice with their approach to missions. Feel free to sneak through vents and avoid combat, or buy a massive machine gun and blast your way through. If that's not loud enough, then you'll just have to buy some robot arms and smash your way through walls.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.
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 at most sites for over £40. That said, you can also use the above discount code to pre-order the PS4 or Xbone versions there for £37, which may end up being the cheapest pre-order price by launch. 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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Remember how we sucked at Capture the Flag? No longer, as we save the best til last. Yes, that's right, friends, Romans, countrymen, Pilots, and Mechs...we kind of rock out with our 40mm cannons out in the second part of our Titanfall Game Night.
Hats off once again to the Prof.
You can catch up with Part One here.
Oh man, getting this thing to finally render and upload without calamitous crashes, YouTube processing fuckery, glitching sound, freezing video and more has been an ordeal and a half, but we can finally bring you the Game Night we recorded last week.
Sadly, the in-game audio got splinched with half of the commentary we were recording at irregular intervals, so in the end we cut it completely to preserve the full commentary recording. So no bullet sounds or explosions, I'm afraid. But we've stuck the Pacific Rim soundtrack in there for good measure, and it does make things rather more epic.
Then again that main theme could rouse the dead.
Huge props and mega-thanks to Profsaurus for joining us for the evening. You have my sword...
This one's for you.
This is it! The final chapter. The Militia are trying to shut down the Spectre production lines, and we have to stop them. Not that it really matters if we win or lose. Soemtimes I feel like the Titanfall campaign is an enormous comment on the linearity of game narratives and how, ultimately, our choices don't really matter even when it feels like we have choices, as if the game were some kind of mech-fuelled Stanley Parable.
But then I slap myself in the face and realise that I'm overthinking it, that the campaign makes about as much sense as condom machine in the Vatican, and that I have no idea who the hell Blisk and Graves and Barker and any of these named incidental characters who I don't give a monkeys about actually are.
Still, it's a been a fun ride.
In the penultimate episode of the IMC campaign, we leap into the fray on Demeter -- a key cog in the IMC's supply lines, and one of the biggest refuelling stations on the frontier. The Militia is trying to overload the refuelling station's reactor core, and it's up to us to stop them.
Which we do, this time around. With aplomb.