Thankfully this didn't remain a Wii U exclusive for long as the improved boss fights make this the definitive edition. Human Revolution proved to be worth the wait for Deus Ex fans, offering rich options for player choice in terms of approaches 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.
If you have yet to sample Gearbox's latest FPS lootfest then this would be the ideal time to do so. From now until sunday, anyone with a Steam account can download and play Borderlands 2 for free. On top of this, everything to do with the game has been reduced, meaning you can save yourself a tenner on buying the game outright should it impress you enough to part with your cash. If you already own it, the Season Pass can now be bought for £9.99, and additional DLC has also been reduced should you wish to clean up on that front as well.
Platforms: PC | Xbox 360
Developers: Plastic Piranha
Publishers: 505 Games
There are times when I wish Valve took a little bit more notice of some of the things that get released on Steam. The past few months have been filled with mixed emotions from all corners as the label "Early Access" has come to mean anything from a deserted combat demo to feature-complete alpha builds to buggy, crashing messes. We can forgive that enormous umbrella of opportunity to some extent -- after all, the clue is in the word "early" -- but it becomes rather more difficult to be patient and understanding when a game, with publisher backing no less, lurches onto Steam and declares itself fit for battle, only to collapse in a heap of execrable design and damnable bugs.
It's that fine line between gated marketplaces and maintaining at least some standard of quality control. We need the latter, because nowhere on the Rekoil page on the Steam store is there a big red sign that says: "DO NOT BUY! AWFUL, BUGGY MESS!" And there should be. Because it is.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, though, and what Rekoil is aiming for is fairly worthy. A throwback to the good old days of Quake and Counter-Strike and Unreal Tournament, this is good old-fashioned FPS arena combat at its purest. None of this XP malarky, no killstreaks or tactical packages to be found here, just a handful of loadouts, some rapid, twitchy gunplay, fast respawns , and a whole bunch of bullets. So far, so good.Click here to read more...
£6 for a few months of gaming excellence? Sign us up! For some, New Vegas is a slightly browner version of Fallout 3. But ignore the heathen swine, they've got radiation rot in the brain. This edition comes complete with all the DLC expansions, so you're probably looking at close to 100 hours of gaming here.
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While lacking the expansion DLC content provided by the individual Game of the Year editions, this is still tremendous value for money as Borderlands 2 alone is generally the same price as this collection. Gearbox's cel-shaded FPS series is more of an RPG take on the genre, which has been adored by millions since launch. Newbies should note that these games are much more enjoyably when played online if you don't want to face a lonely grind. Get involved!
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Brink promised much, but ultimately failed to deliver thanks to some lackluster AI and boring match modes. But at this price it's worth picking up to check out the cool first-person traversal techniques. Inspired by Mirror's Edge this team-based FPS allows you to climb, vault and leap with an invigorating freedom for the genre. It's a shame that in the three years since, Titanfall is the only game we've had that's looking to make level traversal fun again.
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Respawn's community manager Abbie Heppe has suggested that there might be a Titanfall beta on the cards.Click here to read more...
Seeing as everyone else is charging at least £50, this is the best pre-order price around for Bungie's upcoming MMOFPS. Pre-ordering will also grant you access to the beta, which makes this ever so tempting, especially seeing as we won't be playing the full game until September 9th. Those of you sitting on the fence about investing in a next-gen console should consider that this is only £4 more than the PS3/360 version. That, and we're hoping this is going to be one of the first real jaw-droppers on the new machines. Don't get left behind.
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Call Of Duty: Ghosts hit a new low... price-wise, that is, thanks to ShopTo's new listings on Play.com. You can get a PS4 or Xbox One version for just shy of £35, which is the cheapest we've seen yet - and well worth a punt for some fast and furious multiplayer. CoD still rules the roost when it comes to pulse-poundingly hectic Team Deathmatches (best experienced here in Ground War mode rather than the malnourished PS3 or Xbox 360 version), though just to put the cat amongst the pigeons, I personally feel that Battlefield 4 absolutely crushed Ghosts in all other areas.
Except netcode, that is! Whoops. Thanks to nitr0genics @ HUKD!
Reminding us there was a time when the quality of the Star Wars games weren't all like The Force Unleashed, this midweek madness sale over on Steam is a great chance to play one of the PC's better FPS series. Those who spotted the deal last night will have saved themselves an extra pound (as the price has annoyingly gone up slightly) but even in the face of this there's quite the saving to be had with this offer.
From the original Dark Forces, all the way to the highly enjoyable Jedi Academy, all of the games chronicling the galactic adventures of Kyle Katarn (and, for one expansion pack, EU favourite Mara Jade) are included here. The ageing graphics might be a little jarring, but the nostalgia (and fun) factor is still strong with this one. Hell, even I'm tempted with this deal, if only to see if anybody still plays the multiplayer. Lightsabre-only antics, anyone? Thanks to Arcturus @ HUKD!
Stock of PS4s are so low at most sites that when they do come in, they're only sold as a huge over-priced bundle (hello, Game!). So it's great to see Asda not trying to gouge their customers, instead this deal saves you £15 over buying the console and game separately. This is the exact bundle that appeared shortly before launch and made me cancel my long-standing pre-order with Game and Asda managed to deliver it on launch day for free. So, they've got my own stamp of approval here. Free delivery options include to your door or store pickup.
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Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella revealed today that Titanfall's player count will only go up to 6-on-6, a decision that has been met with a rather large amount of fan backlash.Click here to read more...
While this has been a little cheaper in the past, the current deal from Sainsbury's is still worth pointing out. Overall you can save yourself over £6 compared to the next best offer.
343 Industries have done a good job bringing the original Halo in glorious HD, showing that the game that proved FPS’s could work on consoles is still as enjoyable today as it was a decade ago. The multiplayer may be a little lacking overall, but for a tenner this is still worth a look. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
Five games for £3? 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. 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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This is a stand-alone game, rather than a piece of DLC for Far Cry 3 (which you should own anyway). This homage to the 80s straight-to-video action movie is packed with ridiculous levels of neon, cheesy one-liners and epic cool times. And a cyborg dragon. It's all about the cyborg dragons. It's not the longest of games but at this price you should be all over it.
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Halo 4 is still a lot of fun, especially with friends, and 365Games has lowered the price to £12.99 if you're a little late to the party. Halo 4 is still one of the premier shooters on 360 and has held its multiplayer audience well, so you won't have to worry about getting a game. We'd be more worried about trying to stop playing, to be honest. Great spot by Alicia from HUKD!
This is more like it, PSN! I recently wrote about the ridiculous pricing of digital for full-sized games, so it's great to see Crysis 3 going for £10 less than the physical edition. At well under a tenner, now's a good time to start rounding up that FPS to-do list. It's all about the stealth and bow and arrow attacks in Crysis 3. Sure, you can go loud and play it like all the other FPS games on the planet, but we promise you'll have more fun playing it like a stealthy ninja. There are some some fun hunter modes online too.
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Not going next-gen anytime soon? Then this is your best price for the PS3 or 360 versions. The player-limit on the multiplayer maps is less than the PC and next-gen counterparts, which is a letdown, but there's still plenty of fun to be had with the series' trademark killer multiplayer shootouts. The single player campaign sees a crippled America trying to prevent their utter annihilation after South America unified and attacked with an orbital satellite weapon. Yes, it's Team America-bonkers, but it's a lovable sort of insane that entertains from start to finish.
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As with the original game, you'll get the most from this if you take it online and hammer around Pandora's wastelands with a band of fellow gun nuts. Gearbox have clearly dedicated all their time to this excellent franchise in recent years, so don't let their other releases like Aliens: Colonial Marines put you off. They've cornered the market for RPG-style shooters in recent years while Fallout takes a nap, so if loot, stats and boomsticks are your thing, be sure not to miss out.
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Crysis is a series that always best played on a PC, especially if your rig is packing some serious horsepower. Set in a near-future New York that's been reclaimed by nature (yes, we're thinking of Enslaved too), the action against the alien squidbots is all sorts of fun. As with other 2013 games, it's all about the stealth and bow and arrow attacks. Sure, you can go loud and play it like all the other FPS games on the planet, but we promise you'll have more fun playing it like a stealthy ninja. Actually, that's a good rule for life in general. #Be more ninja.
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