Let's not beat around the bush, here - SimCity was an omnishambles. What promised to deliver a perfected city-building sim with online connectivity was beyond broken. It's such a shame, too, because the user interface is intuitive, the art style visually appealing, and the music an absolute triumph. It does enough to distract you for a good few hours, but even though it ultimately doesn't deliver, for £4 it's worth seeing the agonising potential that was there. Or, you know, you could put the money towards the infinitely better Cities: Skylines. Thanks to Buzz for the heads-up!
Be sure to check out our SimCity review for more details.
Let's do some name dropping. Telltale Games and Mojang alone should be enough to guarantee success with a video game shouldn't they? I mean after all Mojang have created possibly the most successful sandbox game of all time, and well Telltale Games just seem to turn anything they touch into a sure fire winner.
We now need to add the names Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, and Paul Reubens into this gaming equation (heads beginning to blow yet?) and we have the full creative team and the cast for the Minecon 2015 announced Minecraft: Story Mode.
Check out the Minecraft: Story Mode Minecon 2015 trailer below...Click here to read more...
It's a bit tasty, to be honest, with two great value tiers. Beat 65p to receive:
Beat the average to also get:
As far as I know you'll get Steam keys for everything, which unlock PC and Mac versions. Thanks and credit once again to jaystan @ HUKD!
MacGameStore has launched their March Madness Sale, and it's a bit tasty.
Here are some of the highlights:
And more besides. Thanks to gooner, jaystan and Buzz!
The BioShock Infinite Season Pass includes both episodes of Burial At Sea. The first of which is mediocre, but the second is excellent. So an average of "decent" isn't too shabby for under £4! Thanks again, jaystan.
"I finished the episode with most of the hidden items under my belt in just over four hours, which in addition to the three hours of Episode 1, feels like a fair return for the season pass’ asking price," Brendan explained in his Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 Review. "The gameplay and AI feels stripped down, but this is all about tying up the loose ends. As we’ve come to expect with every Bioshock game, the final revelations are nothing short of breathtaking and every shot from last few minutes is framed so beautifully that you’ll want it on your wall. Irrational Games, you will be missed."
Mac gamers deserve deals too, and GamersGate are bringing the action in the form of a massive Mac games sale focusing on ports by Feral.
Games include XCOM: Enemy Within for £6.80, Sid Meier's Pirates for £3.57 and Rome: Total War Alexander for £2.50. Though Steam often has better multi-platform discounts, it's probably worth a look.
400 Days acts as an inbetween episode for Seasons 1 and 2 of Telltale's The Walking Dead series and can now be picked up for only 82p/$1.24 from this site. It's a Mac store download, but it's also PC compatible.
While 400 Days doesn't star characters from the main series, it plays a minor part in Season 2, so be sure to hook it up with an existing save from S1. This is a super price and should be snapped up immediately if you're yet to play Season 2.
Thanks to jaystan.
Bioshock Infinite's season pass is an essential purchase for series fans and the £3.31/$4.99 price-tag is one of the best prices we've seen. Yes, this is on a Mac store, but the download is PC Steam compatible.
The season pass includes the excellent Burial at Sea episodes that sees you playing as Elizabeth in the infamous underwater city of Rapture. For series fans, it's just pure gold. You can read my review of Episode 2 here. The pass also includes the arena DLC and a few in-game bonuses for the main game. The main draw though is this unique trip to Rapture in it's prime before the splicers ripped it apart. Chilling and beautiful in equal measure.
Thanks to jaystan.
Here's a quick shout out for one of the current flash deals over on GOG, with the season pass for Dreamfall Chapters currently falling below the £15 mark for the next 3 or so hours. As with everything else on the site, it's DRM-free, and even those of you with Linux or Mac machines can take advantage of this deal.
We've only had the first episode (or Book) so far, but it's a fantastic start that puts exploration back into the heart of adventure gaming. Admittedly, I would personally suggest playing The Longest Journey and Dreamfall first, but a quick video recap has now been included for those who just wish to jump right in. For more info be sure to check out our review of Book One - Reborn.
Today's offer from GAME brings us another chance to get hold of BioShock Infinite for £4. While the listing says it is for Mac, it will work on PC as well due to it being a Steam code. It's also worth noting that that there's a reduction on all the DLC for the game as well, including both episodes of the excellent Burial At Sea. If you're interested in getting that we suggest getting hold of the Season Pass for £4.66, as buying each episode individually will cost over a fiver in the end.
Thanks to nickrm2 @ HUKD!
Rocksmith is outstanding, it really is. By smooshing together Rock Band and an extensive virtual suite on how to play an actual guitar, Ubisoft have created a gamified marvel. The Mac Stoire currently has the 2014 version of the game down at around £8.82, but you're paying for a Steam key, so PC owners can take full advantage of this deal too.
If you're yet to acquire a Rocksmith Real Tone cable -- the interface that allows you to plug your guitar into your platform of choice -- it could be worth shopping around the marketplaces for a bundle deal. But you can pick up the cable for around £15-20 on its own, and there are still plenty of retailers stocking the solus version (without the cable) for upwards of £30, so this is still a pretty damn good deal.
Thanks to jaystan at HotUkDeals.
One for you Mac owners out there today. We know you like awkwardness and faff (being Mac owners), so this deal is actually in dollars, but it is damn cheap. With one of the most talked about stories in years, Bioshock Infinite deserves a place in any gamer's collection. The roller coaster-like rails to move around the sky-high city are fantastic fun to use as you and Elizabeth try to escape the mad clutches of Comstock and the Songbird. Elizabeth herself is a great character as her powers to pull items through dimensional tears, lockpicking and looting all come in handy. Fans of Rapture may want to check out the Burial at Sea DLC too.
Thanks to kofiaa at HotUkDeals.
Lord knows I'm not the biggest fan of Dragon Age II, but £3 is a good price for BioWare relatively mediocre follow up to the stunning Dragon Age: Origins. The combat's better than in the original, though the tactical view is gone, and there's not much variety, and there are cookie cutter dungeons, and Kirkwall is ever so boring, and Hawke is kinda balls, and...
It's cheap. That's the message to take away from this. Nice spot by oUkTuRkEyIII.
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!
Tom Betts, one of the developers working on Sir, You Are Being Hunted at Big Robot, has released a experimental racing game that you can download on PC and Mac for free. Permutation Racer generates mathematically generates new tracks every time you play, acting a little like an abstract cross between WipeOut and ForeverDrive. You'll need nerves of steel and fast fingers to dodge hazards, exploit a powerful boost and beat the ever-decreasing time limit.
It's technically a prototype, but so far I've only encountered a single bug involving brightness and gamma.
Well worth a play if you're a couple of hours into a boring Thursday and possess mad Alt-Tab skills. Carl interviewed Tom Betts about Sir, You Are Being Hunted at Rezzed last year, which contains plenty of info about the Kickstarted Tweedpunk survival game.
While the listing states it is just for Mac, the redemption code for Steam will mean it works for PC gamers as well. Please note that this is not a standalone title and you need the base Civilization V game for it to work. Thanks to ecuador @ HUKD!
Developer: Arcen Games
You and your mech squadron are all that stand between twelve million people and nuclear annihilation.
Bionic Dues pulls no punches in terms of its premise. After a futuristic mega-city plays host to a machine revolution, its corporate overlords opt to nuke the metropolis unless its few remaining defenders can put the rebellion to rout. As the only EXO pilot still alive, you'll lead a small force of walking tanks in tense engagements against the enemy, choosing your missions and doing your best to cripple the bionic foe's infrastructure while strengthening your own forces. Every decision has a consequence and a cost, both in terms of rewards and time. There's never enough time.
Whatever happens, you'll have fifty days to prepare before a climactic final battle against the robot hordes... the strength of which depends entirely on your choices, victories and defeats. With the fiercely innovative Arcen Games at the helm, this ambitious 'Rogue-Lite' boasts sensational hidden depths.Click here to read more...
While the listing states it is for just Mac, it has been confirmed that buyers receive a Steamworks code that is compatible with the PC version. More levels, more loot, more dangerous enemies and a new raid boss are included here, all for a singular pound. Hopefully this goes without saying, but remember that you need to already own Borderlands 2 for this one. Thanks to Morning Star @ HUKD!
It has been a fair few months since we last spoke to the folks at Red Thread Games about Dreamfall Chapters, and much has happened since then. At the time they just hit their Kickstarter target, but when the crowdfunding campaign ended with a grand total of over $1.5 million, it meant the Norway-based developers would be able to create a bigger and more in-depth sequel. Having shown off an example of what they call "game spaces" at this year's Rezzed convention, giving players a preview of how Zoe Castillo will be able to interact with her surroundings when the game releases next year, I jumped at the chance to speak to the two of the men responsible for bringing the worlds of Arcadia and Stark back to life - Dag Scheve and Ragnar Tørnquist - at this year's Gamescom.
In the interview, we talk about life after the Kickstarter, getting the old gang back together, their previous project The Secret World, developing with the Unity Engine, and the characters of The Longest Journey saga.
Then the word 'wang' is used, and the whole thing goes straight to hell. To find out the context for it, and for the rest of the interview, hit the jump.Click here to read more...
Full Control Games have released their Space Hulk remake on PC and Mac today, causing old-school Games Workshop fans (like myself) to get more than a little excited about strapping back into our Tactical Dreadnought Armour. Or more accurately, setting up the board. We've got a launch trailer, details and screenshots below.Click here to read more...