Fable III is... the third Fable game. What more is there to say? It's got accessible one-button combat, cutesy art, reprehensible voice acting, nerfed NPC interactions and nowhere near enough strong storytelling to make Albion an interesting place to be. It's still maddeningly addictive, though, and Steam's midweek deal brings the PC version down to its sub-£8 standard deal price.
Note that the Traitor's Keep DLC pack is also on sale, and arguably provides the high point of the entire package in my opinion.
Fable III is... the third Fable game. What more is there to say? It's got accessible one-button combat, cutesy artwork, diabolically awful voice acting and nowhere near enough strong storytelling to make Albion an interesting place to be. It's still maddeningly addictive, though, and Steam's midweek deal brings the PC version down to its sub-£8 standard deal price. Thanks to Jhaemes at HotUKDeals.
Note that the Traitor's Keep DLC has also been reduced to £1.18, and I'd highly recommend it. A slightly more serious tone, some fun new areas and an intriguing storyline makes it one of the highlights of the series.
Simply Games have reduced the Kinect-powered Fable title down to the £10 mark, making it a much more attractive proposition. The saving of a fiver over the next best deal at Game Centre is an extra plus point as well.
But should you indulge your curiosity, even at this price? The Journey manages to make the world of Albion a much more engaging place to visit, but the terrible aiming mechanics (and the certainty it will destroy your arm muscles) hamper the experience. Still, for a tenner it could be a good reason to return to the Fable franchise, or dust off that Kinect sensor. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD!
We are but hours away from the UK release of Halo 4, but if you have yet to put down a pre-order (or don’t mind getting a copy in a few days) this deal is certainly one to consider. The voucher code above sends Tesco’s price down to the £30 mark, which for a new release of this magnitude is a rarity. Add to that a saving of a fiver, and you’ve got yourself a rather good deal.
Proving that 343 Industries are the right people to take the reins of the franchise, Halo 4 delivers yet another epic instalment of the Master Chief’s adventures. With usual high standard of multiplayer, including the Spartan Ops mode for Co-op,it should keep Halo fans busy in the months to come. Thanks to johnymohny @ HUKD!
There aren't many games that let you pick up cars and toss them at your enemies before you pull out a range of ridiculous weapons to finish them off! As fun as destroying stuff in this one is, it's nowhere near as addictive as collecting all the agility orbs that are scattered around the city. Unfortunately this instalment of the series is way too similar to the original and the targeting system could do with a bit of work. Cool Shop UK are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £7.97, which'll save you almost £2 on the next best offer out there coming in from ShopTo.
I'm not the biggest Gears Of War fan in the world, but I can recognise I good game when I see one! As you'd expect from the previous games this instalment of the series is action packed and has a pretty good story behind it. Also, it's great to look at and has an enthralling multiplayer. Grainger Games are parting with the limited collector's edition version of the game for £29.99, which should save you about £8 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to ettienem1001 @ HUKD.
Grainger Games have upped their sub-£30 price for Forza 4. Boo! However, Sainsbury's Entertainment has matched it and will save you a fiver. Hooray!
And it's definitely worth celebrating, because Forza Motorsport 4 is probably the best racing game on the Xbox 360; nailing technical prowess as well as the sheer fun and thrill of just driving great cars really fast. Well worth getting involved for gearheads and casual racers alike.
With the voucher code provided above you can get hold of the latest instalment of the Fable franchise for just under £9, which will save you a few quid over the next best alternative retailers.
The third adventure in Albion felt like a shorter affair (as well as a little lacklustre) and the one-button combat felt rather clunky at times (especially ranged combat.) However, the addictive nature of the gameplay, graphical polish of the wonderful art-style, and the return of usual Lionhead charm make it an enjoyable experience at under a tenner, especially for fans of the series who have yet to give it a go. Thanks to BBryce @ HUKD!
Fable III is, erm, not bad at all. It's a lengthy adventure packed with solid combat and loads of stuff to do... but there's a good chance you'll fail to engage with the experience because Molyneux has failed to make Albion an interesting place to be for three games in a row. Great value, but like Lidl value margarine, chances are you won't want to eat too much of it in one go.
On the other hand, maybe we should stop buying into the franchise so that Peter, in desperation, is forced to make another Black & White game?
Looking for an adventure in the Old West that you can take control of using your own hands? Well, look no further because you can paint several targets with a wave of your hand before unleashing a rain of bullets on your enemies in The Gunstringer. There are plenty of weapons for you to wield in this one including classic revolvers, shotguns, and even flamethrowers. You can pick up a copy of the game from Zavvi for £17.99, which'll save you almost £4 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo.
Forza 4 careens onto store shelves on October 14th, but in case you require further convincing that Turn 10's racing simulator extravaganza is worth your hard-earned cash, a demo is available on the 3rd of October, where it can be found on the Xbox Live Marketplace, as per usual. The demo is supposedly based off the E3 2011 code - which also showed up at GamesCom, Jon's preview has all you need to know - and featured four cars, the Kia cee'd, 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, 2011 Subaru WRX STI and 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.
Furthermore, the Forza 4 demo will be your first introduction to the newfangled Rivals Mode, which has you setting track records and attempting to best your friends, even if they're not online. Very similar to Need for Speed's popular Autolog system. You can also jump into a Quick Race if you just want to check out the handling or whatever else floats your Forza boat. [Eurogamer]
Felix is currently chainsawing his way through Gears 3's review build in order to bring you our verdict, but for now, I can safely tell you that it's going to be good. If you're a fan of the series, you'll be in for a masterful campaign, great pacing and a multiplayer mode that actually works. I'd suggest trying out 1 and 2 before getting involved with this one, though.
Best Buy (who are run by The Hut group, I believe) are currently charging £32.99 for an 11th hour preorder, which is pretty good going by our reckoning.
If you liked the original game then chances are you're going to love Crackdown 2 because it's pretty much exactly the same, although I do know one or two Crackdown fans who'd rather jump into the first game for a quick bit of fun. Smashing you're enemies with bits of the environment is incredibly satisfying, as is shooting them from a distance, however searching for agility orbs is what'll pull you back in time and time again. Amazon are parting with copies of the game for £4.99, which'll save you £4 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to missgem @ HUKD.
Gears of War 3 is just a week away now, folks, with Epic's climactic conclusion to the trilogy due to hit store shelves on September 20th. And while we'll all be diving into the single-player to find out just how it all ends, we'll be there, months, even years later, duking it online, plunging all manner of devilishly sharp instruments into each others virtual flesh.
If you do so happen to purchase a copy upon release and play an online match or two between the 20th to the 26th, Epic have prepared a tasty reward for all you lucky chaps; access to the Golden skins for both the Lancer and the Hammerburst. It's unclear whether you'll have to complete a particular challenge exclusive to that week, or whether simply hopping online will unlock the skins. We'll keep you posted on that. [Joystiq]
The PC version of Fable III finally released earlier this year, and it has taken just under 3 months for it to fall below the magic £10 mark. While Amazon have price matched this offer, their lack of stock means you will be waiting over a week at minimum. As such, the immediate offer from Game will save you a fiver over the next cheapest deals at its fellow retailers of Gameplay and Gamestation. At a tenner I would say it is worth a look, especially if you are a fan of the series who has held off so far. The story may be short (and a little lacklustre) and the one-button combat may be clunky at times, but it has the usual addictive gameplay with graphical polish which will look impressive on upgraded rigs. Thanks to Kodoku @ HUKD!
By day Bright Falls is a quaint little town that you'll have to search around in order to find clues related to the disappearance of Alan's wife, but at night The Taken are lurking about waiting for you to stumble into their grasp, so it's a good idea to keep your revolver and flashlight on you at all times. The merchants listed above are currently selling Xbox 360 copies of the game for £7.99, which'll save you £3 on the next best offers coming in from The Game Group. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
Kinectimals is already one of the cutest and cuddliest games on the market... and a massive downloadable content pack is set to up the ante yet further. Microsoft has announced that Kinectimals, Now With Bears will add five new adorable bear companions to the roster, a new guide known as Bumblina and a previously-uncharted region situated off the coast of the original island.
Kinectimals, Now With Bears will release this Autumn as a full retail bundle costing £39.99 (including the original), or as a DLC pack for those who already own the first game. Naturally we can expect some new plush toys as well.
Fable III is... the third Fable game. What more is there to say? It's got great one-button combat, cutesy artwork, awful voice acting and not quite enough story to make it genuinely interesting. It's still very addictive, though, and fans of the series will probably make the most of it.