Thanks and credit to Backriver000 @HUKD, who rounded up several Blockbuster deals. Note that Blockbuster might dispatch used or somewhat dubious copies though. UPDATE: Blockbuster actually appears to be out of stock, despite not updating their front page. Thanks Gragwull!
If you played the recent HD revamp of the brilliant original Killzone, then you'll be wanting to snap up the other games. Obviously, you should play the second one next, but why not snap up Killzone 3 while it's a fiver cheaper than everywhere else? A strong plot from the Helghan side of the war changes things up a bit, but it's the warzone graphics and huge gunfights that make this a must have. Thanks to the cover options, this works really well with a PS Move controller too, which I rarely say with FPS games. Anyone with a 3D TV will appreciate the extra depth on offer too, especially during mech walker sections.
This week's biggest PlayStation store news is probably the emergence of Killzone 3's standalone multiplayer suite, which is now free to download and trial up to the generous level cap. You'll be able to drop £11.99 for the full unlock if you enjoy the experience... though you'd be much better off paying a few extra quid for the full version via an online retailer. Helicopter shooter Choplifter HD is also released as a trial & unlock title.
PSOne classics Resident Evil 2 & 3 are now available - and Plus subscribers can download them for nothing this week. Definitely worth doing. Sadly, regular deals are at an absolute premium, and there's nothing worth writing home about on that front.
As far as DLC goes, Assassin's Creed: Revelations story DLC has finally hit the store along with NeverDead's second multiplayer content pack.
As always, we have the full update after the break - or browse over to the new-look EU PlayStation Blog update for more details.Click here to read more...
A tough call this year. Looking back throughout the year, I’m going with Killzone 3, which I gave a 9/10 rating back in February. Uncharted 3 and Modern Warfare 3 are very close behind and also solid niners.
Killzone 3 benefits from a huge range of improvements. Such as the tweaked cover system and a great story which provided a great platform for a sinister Malcolm McDowell performance. Stealth sections change the pace at just the right times to balance the action-packed shootouts too. Graphically, the game battered the competition, with the snowstorm being a particular highlight. In a quiet year for the PlayStation Move, the device at least proved it in can work well in the FPS genre. With a Killzone game on the way for the Vita, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it take the handheld’s FPS crown too.Click here to read more...
Brendan recently dropped a comprehensive overview of Killzone 3's meaty multiplayer offerings, and I think it's fair to say Sony's spectacular shooting is enjoying all sorts of success online. And rightly so; blending a balanced roster of classes and weapons with an array of beautifully crafted maps and modes, Killzone 3 is among the best multiplayer shooters around right now. And if you're a regular online, you'll be pleased to hear Guerrilla is offering a triple XP weekendClick here for more
We've had plenty of time to get stuck into Killzone 3's multiplayer since release although the PSN crisis interrupted our play for a while. Since then there's been a patch to tweak gameplay and multiple double XP weekends to tempt us back. Missed out? Then check out what you've been missing online and offline.
The 32-player multi-mission Warzone matches from Killzone 2 return and will be very familiar to series fans. Newcomers will probably recognise the contents from other shooters. However, unlike the competition, you'll play all the following modes in one match. With the winning team being those who can win the most modes or 'rounds.'
Assassination randomly chooses a player as a target who must be killed while the other team try to protect him until the time limit passes. Both teams get a turn before the next round. Another objective involves moving a propaganda radio loudspeaker, in a similar way to capture the flag matches. Holding territory zones is another objective and Search & Destroy games see teams trying to plant or defuse explosives. Matches usually end with a good old team deathmatch, which acts as a good way to finish the game in a balls-to-the-wall bloodbath.Click here to read more...
Killzone 3's single player campaign is jam packed with action and it all looks pretty amazing, which is a nice bonus! As you'll probably already know, it supports Playstation Move and the motion controls are good fun to get to grips with, so you can expect to flounder around your living room whilst you're trying to plough through some bad guys. The down sides are that it's a bit on the short side and there aren't any collectables, but both are minor blips really. Zavvi are parting with copies for £17.85, which is almost £2 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from Game Gears. Thanks to merb0786 @ HUKD.
The Playstation Network is back up and running - for now. And to celebrate its return, Sony are offering Killzone 3 regulars the chance to stockpile XP for a day or two, with a double XP weekend planned for... right now! It'll last until Monday evening, so flick on that dust-loving behemoth, boot up Guerrilla's action-packed shooter and reap the rewards.
Killzone 3's double XP weekend is the latest in a slew of rewards and incentives showered upon us by the hugely apologetic Sony. Black Ops is already in the midst of a two-day double XP haul itself. And it shows no signs of stopping, with Sony promising "even more" is on the way at "a later date". So along with double XP weekends, free games and the like, what else can Sony offer us to wash away the bitter, bitter taste of PSNgate? [Joystiq]
I've yet to pick up Killzone 3 despite loving the beta, but with the Playstation Network down and my PS3 excelling as a superb dust-collector, I don't see myself purchasing it in the short term future, at least. However, when PSN is back up and running and I've run a cloth across the lacquered shell of that glorified blu-ray player, I might check in on Game's offer for Killzone 3. £19.99, saving you almost two quid on ShopTo's next best offer. Brendan has the scoop on the game, check out his review above.
Massive thanks to Kodoku for bringing this to our attention over at HUKD
Grab this if you want an action packed thrill ride that's great to look at, although bear in mind the single player ride'll be a fairly short affair. You can grab a copy of Killzone 3 for £21.85 from ShopTo, which is over £4.50 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from Game Seek. It'd be a pretty big let down if a shooter game like this didn't have a multiplayer, and Killzone 3's is fast and furious. Also, this is game that really shows off Playstation Move's potential. Thanks to Kodoku @ HUKD.
As an avid gamer and film fan, I desperately want to enjoy 3D, but so far it's been a massive letdown. So where better to try and boost my enthusiasm, than a huge arena packed with the latest TV sets and 3D games? Gadget Show Live, time to wow me.
First of all I head on over to the games area and get stuck into a bit of Killzone 3 on a Sony Bravia. When I played an early demo of the game last August I wasn't impressed with the 3D at all. Six months later though and the game has rocketed past my expectations.
The most impressive scene I witnessed was the early level where you're inside a mech-walker, scouting out a route through the broken Helghan Capital. The depth of the mech's cockpit was incredible, it really added to the feeling of scope and made me realise how big the mech actually was. Bullets fired directly at you seem to be more realistic too thanks to the extra layer of depth they travel through. Errant bullets to your left and right lose the effect a little though.
Considering the PS3 has to create duplicate images to create 3D, I couldn't fault the framerate or the crispness of the graphics. The picture didn't seem to be darker either which is usually a problem with most 3D images thanks to the tinted lenses. In short, brilliant.
It’s barely been a month since this title was released, and here we are with a sub-£20 deal thanks to the price drop by ShopTo. It puts a £5 gap between them and the next cheapest deal at Gameplay, so it’s clear this is a cracking offer for what is a solid FPS sequel. The campaign may be a bit short and questionable in the plot department (although the set pieces and fights are fantastic), but the multiplayer is really where it’s at. While you can check out Brendan’s review for more details, be sure to hurry if you want Killzone 3 for this price because you never know how long this deal will stick around for. Thanks to striker33 @ HUKD!
If you make a quick excursion over to Game or Gameplay you'll discover that they're parting with copies of Killzone 3 for almost £7 cheaper than the next best offer, which isn't bad for a game that came out almost a month ago. Although the campaign is a tad on the short side, it more than makes up for this by cramming in a ridiculous amount of action and some lovely visuals. Being the standard edition, the game itself is all you'll get, so if you're prepared to spend a little bit more for a load of extras you're probably better off grabbing the Helghast Edition. Thanks to diazepam @ HUKD.
Despite the news that Jon posted yesterday about THQ's shares plummeting, Homefront has risen to the challenge of competing with the other first person shooters on the market and silencing some of its more sceptical critics, by beating Killzone 3's day one sales.Click here to see how Homefront's doing so far
Amongst the barrage of 1-day-only deals Play have unleashed upon us is this gem of a saving; the latest Killzone going for £8 cheaper than the next lowest-priced alternative. If you consider it has barely been over a week since its release, this is a cracking offer for what is a solid FPS sequel. The campaign may be a bit short and questionable in the plot department (although the set pieces and fights are fantastic), but the multiplayer is really where it’s at. While you can check out Brendan’s review for more details, be sure to hurry if you want Killzone 3 for this price because you’ve got until midnight to do so. Thanks to lisawilcox @ HUKD!
As we speak, thousands of men, women and children of all ages are forcing elemental critters to do gladiatorial battle, with Pokemon Black and White releasing last Friday and taking first and second place in the UK All-Formats Top 40. This leaves EA's eagerly anticipated Fight Night Champion licking its wounds in third, reeling from Nintendo's stunning one-two punch. Just below, Bulletstorm slips two places to fourth, it's 46% drop in sales edging it just above last week's chart topper, Killzone 3, which sinks to fifth with a 58% drop. The rest of the top ten is as follows; 6. Black Ops (3rd last week), 7. Just Dance 2 (5th), 8. Fifa 11 (4th), 9. Dead Space 2 (6th), 10. Wii Party (9th).The rest of the top 40 and juicy statistics inside!
Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 have gone head to head in their first week on UK shelves, and you might have expected the controversy surrounding Bulletstorm's content to propel it into a mighty lead. However, the numbers tell a very different story. Does either franchise have what it takes to unseat Black Ops from its mighty throne?Click here for more details...
It’s time for Sony’s flagship shooter to really step up as the shooter genre swells with top titles like Black Ops, the Battlefield series, Bioshock, Halo and newcomer Bulletstorm, who are all fighting for gamers’ hearts and cash. Our wishlist: cinematic Campaign mode, multiplayer, local co-op Campaign, Move support and jaw-dropping graphics. Can Killzone 3 really pack all this in?
After a brief intro level the game picks up immediately after the events of Killzone 2 with you once again lacing up the boots of Tomas ‘Sev’ Sevchenko. Visari may be gone, but Earth’s ISA troops still need to get out of the decimated Helghan capital city of Pyrrhus if they want to stand a chance of escaping the planet. Soon enough there’s a six month leap forward (my money’s on a PSP2 game to fill the gap) resuming with you stranded out in the Helghan wilderness.
While the ISA have been hiding, the Helghast have been stuck in a power struggle between two men who want to step into Visari’s dead shoes. Jorhan Stahl, a weapons manufacturer, voiced by an incredibly on-form Malcolm McDowell, stands opposite Admiral Orlock, voiced by Ray Winstone. This pairing of British talent produces some fantastic scenes that really pull you into the story in ways that the last game never did. The way that McDowell’s Stahl looks like the world’s evilest Thunderbirds puppet just makes him even more sinister and a worthy successor to Brian Cox’s Visari.
The dialogue scenes with the ISA members are flat and clichéd in comparison. That’s easily forgiven though, thanks to the action and relentless flow of wow moments throughout the Campaign. One of the later boss fights will leave you stunned and gaping in awe at the sheer scale of it. Vanquish and Resistance suddenly look very small.
If yesterday was a slow day for deals, then today has been something of a crawl. That said, there’s been some great deals to make up for the lack of content, and now that I’ve recovered from watching the madness of the trailer for We Dare Jon posted last night, I’d say it was time to show you the best three!
Considering this only came out today, Game Gears is onto a winner with this one. I’ve only had about an hour with Killzone 3 so far, but it’s loud, intense, and action packed (but mainly loud.) PS3 owners looking to take on the Helghast should head on over to the deal while the offer is this good.
It’s taken a little while for the price to get below the £30 mark, but thanks to Bee.com GT5 is now reaching a wallet-friendly level. Now we’re past the hype of a several years wait it’s fair to say the game is a stunning driving simulator, and this deal is one you petrol-heads should definitely check out.
Green Man Gaming have netted themselves a hat-trick this week with the Total War series, this being the third time in as many days that they’ve featured on the deals roundup. It’s with good reason though, as the series is top notch and the prices have been superb. Be sure to check it out before the deal expires at midnight!