What a week for Nintendo fans! New Pokémon remakes and a brand new Persona title for the 3DS and Smash Bros finally makes its new-gen debut. Elsewhere, Geometry Wars makes its multiplatform debut third time of asking and PS4 owners can finally start designing levels again with the series that started the Play. Create. Share movement. The less said about Amiibo, the better though. Don’t forget to enjoy our links to our past coverage and the cheapest online prices.
With over 50 stages to enjoy, the series is set to make a huge splash when it lands on all digital formats next week (sorry, not you Wii U). With the first two games making a name for themselves on XBLA, everyone is going to be able to get a taste this time. The retro shooter action has expanded to feature game worlds with a more 3D feel. Essentially, Geometry Wars has hopped into bed with the likes of Resogun and Super Stardust. That’s right shooter fans; you’re having it all this year.Click here to read more...
Four brilliant Legacy of Kain games for £3.75? That's just insane. If you've always wondered what the fuss was about with the series that began way back in the PS1 era, this is the perfect chance to catch up. Square's mouth-watering deal includes Soul Reaver and Soul Reaver 2 starring Raziel. Life's always more fun when you play as the bad guy though and it's rarely been done better than the empowering vampire adventure found in Blood Omen 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Frankly, it makes us incredibly sad that the closest we've seen to the series returning is the online multiplayer action title, Nosgoth.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been one of the surprise hits of the year and we'd thoroughly recommend you give it a go at this super cheap price of £15.99 for a download key. You could be playing it today! Go on, you're going to want something to fall back on when you come back from the clusterfuck that will be the final Hobbit movie next month.
We can't get enough of Monolith's Shadow of Mordor here at Dealspwn and we thoroughly recommend you dust off your Uruk hunting skills to get a taste too. Turns out the Nemesis system has managed to back up its bold ambitions with a neat set of mechanics that sees enemies remember you and you can even brainwash them into fighting for you as you infiltrate the highest ranks of Sauron's army. There's an excellent set of skills available to take advantage of an enemy's weaknesses too to create unique experiences throughout. Check out our full review here.
Thanks to LilHammerette.
I loved the Tomb Raider reboot, and it looks absolutely smashing on PC. As part of their big New-vember sale, Square have knocked 80% off of their usual price for the game, bringing it under a fiver.
Square Enix are running a fat "New-vember" sale right now, discounting a whole bunch of their top properties, with some games up to 80% off. Right now you can pick up the Deus Ex: Collection, which includes Human Revolution - Director's Cut, Deus Ex: The Fall, Deus Ex GOTY, and Deus Ex: Invisible War for £5.75.
Be sure to check out Square's other offers by clicking here.
Curiously, Amazon have not included any games within their Black Friday countdown deals, but you wouldn't think that's the case with this listing for South Park: The Stick of Truth. It's the cheapest we've seen the PC version fall to, and will save you around £4 over the next best offer elsewhere. Please note that this is for a download code to be redeemed on Steam.
As Brendan points out in our review, Obsidian Entertainment have managed to create an enjoyable and authentic South Park experience thanks to the involvement of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With a combat system that is surprisingly deeper than it appears, it would seem that The Stick Of Truth has ended up being worth the wait - despite the hilarious censorship issues. Thanks to Dezzza123 @ HUKD!
Games Planet are running a cracking little sale on the Mass Effect games right now. If you fancy leaping into one of the finest series in gaming ever, a space opera tour de force, then check out these prices:
Trains. So many trains. Traiiiins... sorry. Bundle Stars are currently selling an enormous cheap PC bundle of Trainz games and DLC packs, which you already know whether you're going to buy or not.
This is a niche bundle t be sure, but considering that Trainz Simulator 12 costs roughly £13 by itself, Bundle Stars have secured yet another hefty saving even without the extra games and content packs!
How much Tomb Raider can you handle? For under a fiver, a trip to GOG within the next 24 hours can net you a host of classic Lara Croft adventures.
That £4.77 will earn you Tomb Raider 1-3, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (+ Chronicles), and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. But be quick, the bundle offer only lasts a day.
"The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing 2 punches well above its weight and ends up as a markedly superior game. Seriously, even the optional tower defence sections are good enough to be a standalone game in their own right."
I'm not trying to take credit for Deathtrap -- even I'm not that egotistical -- but I certainly called it in our Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing II review. NeoCore are already masters at creating rock-solid action RPG gameplay with compelling progression and great combat, so having discovered a knack for tower defence too, they decided to build a brand new game mixing all three elements together.
The result is half Diablo-style dungeon crawler, half tower defender and all delightfully OTT gothic horror romp. With multiple classes, tricky mazes, hordes of enemies, addictive levelling, versatile upgrades, co-op, infinite user-generated content and more besides, Deathtrap expertly blends the strategy of tower defence with the insanely hectic combat of Diablo. It's an example of a tower defence RPG hybrid that actually tries to break the mold, and rise above the pack in an otherwise crowded sub-genre.
And because it's built on the dependable Van Helsing foundation, it's also an example of an Early Access game that actually works!Click here to read more...
Let's be honest, Cannon Fodder and its sequel are still two of the best real-time tactics games out there, focused on the strategic deployment of smaller, more personal teams. Cannon Fodder 2 saw aliens thrown into the mix because... well... it was the 90s and aliens were cool.
Give yourself the gift of nostalgic warmth this Christmas with Cannon Fodder 2 for less than a quid. Seriously, a pack of sodding Starmix costs more than this.
You can also click here to buy the original game for just £1.89.
Jops and Jools, this one's for you.
If Terry Gilliam made games, they'd probably look a bit like Jazzpunk. It's a marvellous, Pythonic cartoon of sorts, sending up everything from James Bond to Space Invaders. And it's currently less than two quid at GOG.com.
It's all change yet again in the GOG.com DRM-Free Fall sale, with two new bundles making their way to the front page. For the next 24 hours both the Hitman and Ultima franchises are reduced, with the bundles coming under £5 each.
Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and Hitman: Contracts provide plenty of assassination scenarios to get through, while the Ultima series - 1 to 9 - lies in wait for those after ab obscene amount of old-school RPG action. Thanks to Dichotomy @ HUKD for the heads-up!
Gamersgate have a massive 75% sale running right now for a number of Batman titles, and you can pick up the Batman Arkham Collection for just £20.
You can bag the individual titles from just £3.75, and if you want to throw the LEGO games into the mix as well you can click here to pick up the Batman Complete Collection for £27.50, though do be warned that it doesn't include the latest release, LEGO Batman 3.
Elite: Dangerous is out in a month. And it was announced over the weekend that it won't have an offline mode.
Understandably, a fair few people have not taken this news too well.
The ideal way of playing Elite: Dangerous, as outlined in the original Kickstarter pitch, was always intended to encourage online connectivity, with Frontier realising right from the start that the only real way to create the vast, expansive vision they had for the game was to create a "living, breathing galaxy" that could be added to long after release:
The galaxy for Elite: Dangerous is a shared universe maintained by a central server. All of the meta data for the galaxy is shared between players. This includes the galaxy itself as well as transient information like economies. The aim here is that a player's actions will influence the development of the galaxy, without necessarily having to play multiplayer.
The other important aspect for us is that we can seed the galaxy with events, often these events will be triggered by player actions. With a living breathing galaxy players can discover new and interesting things long after they have started playing.
Originally, that was that. However, an update to the pitch back in December 2012 saw Frontier reassure backers that there'd also be a dedicated offline mode. It wouldn't have the dynamic perks of the connected galaxy, but players wouldn't need to go online. "It will be possible to have a single player game without connecting to the galaxy server," Frontier wrote. "You won't get the features of the evolving galaxy (although we will investigate minimising those differences) and you probably won't be able to sync between server and non-server (again we'll investigate)."
Noting the date is important. Elite: Dangerous was officially crowd-funded on January 3rd, 2013.Click here to read more...
Space combat fanatics should pay attention, because GoD Factory: Wingmen brings zero-G dogfighting back with a vengeance. Its 4v4 carrier assault missions with massively customisable fighters are superb, and better yet, a new update adds a slew of new maps. £7.49 will save you 50%, making this a nice cheap discount ahead of Cyber Monday and an absolute bargain.
Our GoD: Factory Wingmen editor's choice review provides an in-depth look at how this latter-day space game makes dogfighting fun again, and how its ship design suite, progression and unlocks provide a compelling draw outside of battle. A brand new update has released to fix my major concern, the single starfield, by delivering new arenas with unique features and flair. Definitely worth checking out, and supporting a game that deserves a thriving community.
Do you like big rigs? If not, why the hell did you click on a Big Rigs bundle deal?
But if you do enjoy hurtling down roads like a logistics missile, conquering motorways and autobahns in a powerhouse on eighteen wheels, then Bundle Stars' latest offer should make you very happy indeed. Watch ouit for bugs, mind. Ladies and gents, BEHOLD! The Big Rig bundle can be had for the price of a pint.
Includes Scania Truck Driving Simulator, Bus Driver, Euro Truck Simulator, Ski Region Simulator: Gold Edition, Rulers of Nations, Trucks & Trailers, Farming World, and Taxi.
Because sometimes driving a regular car just isn't epic enough. Allegedly. Thanks for giving me an excuse to post this video, Turkey...
Point & click adventure fans should definitely point and click at this cheap PC deal, as GOG's big fall sale continues ahead of Cyber Monday. Four Wadjet Eye adventure games have been bundled into a single competitve package, including Primordia, Gemini Rue, Resonance and The Shiva. All of which usually sell for more than this apiece.
I'd personally recommend gritty cyberpunk masterpiece Gemini Rue as the highlight of the package, though Resonance is also excellent. I've heard mainly good things about Primordia and The Shiva, though they don't quite match the first two in terms of quality. Be sure to check your Steam backlog just in case, since Gemini Rue is no stranger to a bundle or two.
The Wing Commander games are still great fun to bash through, and now you can give yourself the gift of space combat sim awesomeness this Christmas thanks to GOG, who've gone and bundled nine such cracking games together in the Wing Commander Saga bundle, and knocked 80% off of the price.
The bundle includes Wing Commander 1-5, Privateer 1+2, Wing Commander: Armada, and Wing Commander: Academy. You'll definitely want a flight stick as well, and I have to say I've been loving my Thrustmaster Hotas X. Bought it for Elite: Dangerous (there's an opinion piece coming on that soon) but it's been cracking for X-Wing, Descent, and Wing Commander too. You can click here to pick one up for £36.64 currently at Amazon.
The deal for the current-gen console versions is pretty good, but PC owners can get hold of Dragon Age: Inquisition for under £30 thanks to this offer. It will save you around £7 compared to the next cheapest offer elsewhere, and you'll get the code to redeem in Origin within 24 hours of the games release.
Word from around the net suggests that BioWare learned their lesson from Dragon Age II, and have ensured that its sequel is a top-notch affair in almost every regard. We'll no doubt have our own opinion to share with you in the near future, so stay tuned.