I reviewed Pillars Of Eternity yesterday and quite frankly I wish I was still playing it now. "Pillars Of Eternity is a masterpiece and nothing less than essential for anyone who's ever heard of the Infinity Engine," I wrote, dribbling all over the keyboard with barely-surpressed lust. "Superbly written, expansive yet rich and detailed, tactical and thought-provoking, it's the sort of roleplaying experience that we've been dreaming about for years."
It's amazing. Amazing.
So basically, you need to get on it. Hard. Currently it's available on Steam and Green Man Gaming, though today only you can grab the Pillars Of Eternity Champion edition for just £18.89. Use the CDKeys Facebook voucher code for the £1 discount, which you can get by clicking the widget at the top of the store page. You'll get plenty of extras into the bargain.
It's well worth a look, as there are savings aplenty, but the standout bargain has to be Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry. This standalone expansion casts you as an escaped slave seeking justice, vengeance and freedom over three worthwhile hours. £11.99 was silly, but for £2.99 we say go for it!
Got some gaps in your LEGO library? It's time to fill them on the cheap courtesy of Bundle Stars' LEGO Weekend Sale!
Here are some of the savings on offer:
I've got to give some props to FantasyDeals here, who was quick off the mark!
It's a corker. We've already run the massive savings on Skyrim: Legendary Edition, but that's just scratching the surface. Highlights include:
You can then save an extra 20% using voucher code JBTBG5-7GVTE8-W2YXRV. For example, Fallout: New Vegas becomes a ridiculous £2.00!
If you've never played Dead Island, perhaps it's time to take the plunge with GamersGate's weekend deal.
Or alternatively titled: GOG recycle the same Topware and Night Dive sale they always run every few weeks.
Still, worth a look. There are plenty of genuine and niche classics on here including Earth 2150, Septerra Core, Wings and Rocket Ranger, all at rock-bottom prices. The Two Worlds titles are especially cheap.
Normally we'd be all "oh my gawd System Shock 2 best game ever gush gush gush," but it's currently in the All Stars Bundle.
Halo Online has been officially announced by Microsoft Studios as a free-to-play PC shooter, and it looks... pretty good.
Relatively speaking, of course. There looks to be plenty of maps, it runs on the prettied-up version of the Halo 3 engine and there will be a bevy of armour customisation options. Halo Online will soon be going into closed beta, though unfortunately, only in Russia.
Let's watch the trailer and get things rolling.Click here to read more...
Want to mix dungeon crawling with mad sidescrolling beat'em up action? Now you can with Legend Of Dungeon, which is only £2.09 on Steam.
It's a whopping 70% saving for a gorgeous and addictive genre hybrid.
Game are currently holding a sale on Valve games, although I am pretty sure there isn't a PC gamer who hasn't played any of this series, these are great prices for those that haven't!
I think we can all agree that in comparison to the current Steam pricing for these games, these prices hold tremendous value!
I have to hand it to Telltale – releasing Episode 3 with absolutely no build-up via the usual channels was a very welcome surprise, but then again having to wait extended periods between releases is probably the reason why. I just hope that, with the TV show returning soon, it doesn’t become an excuse to drag out the wait (something Tales from the Borderlands’ players have had to suffer with.) Anyway, before we dive into our review for The Sword In The Darkness, here’s some links to our reviews of Episode 1: Iron From Ice, and Episode Two: The Lost Lords. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
Despite some moments of progression, I felt that Episodes 1 and 2 were more about the setup of the story than anything, building up the world of Westeros before things inevitably come crashing down. While Episode 3 still continues that trend to a degree, there is definitely a sense of moving forward this time around. Choices appear to be more diverse, and actions from previous episodes are finally coming back to haunt the player. Perhaps most importantly, while the other episodes have done a great job in replicating the feel of the show, Episode 3 is the closest Telltale have come to nailing it perfectly, all of which makes The Sword In The Darkness the best instalment so far.
Click here to read more...
This weeks free weekend on Steam sees Men of War: Assault Squad 2 free to play until midnight on Sunday, Steam have also put the rest of the Men of War franchise on sale with 75% off the following games and DLC:
Yes, there's lots of DLC, but this is a bit of a bargain. You can now buy Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition for just £3.99.
You'll get plenty of content for less than four quid. Thanks, chyllyphylly!
Fancy sampling some of David Cage's early work? Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is now only £3.50 on PC.
One of Quantic Dreams' first bizarre psychological thrillers -- and one of the best, in my opinion -- has been remastered with HD visuals and controller support. Though things go off the rails towards the end, I'd highly recommend it. Big props to jaystan for yet another great find!
You can save an extra 10% by signing up to their mailing list (hit up their front page).
Right, now we've got that out of our system, allow us to direct your attention to a big fat Steam sale happening right now.
Credit to FantasyDeals, who posted this on HUKD before the official email even landed in my inbox!
Battlefield Hardline is about to kick off a month of in-game festivities known as Battlefest, starting with a double XP weekend! We've got the full schedule below, and make sure to mug up on our Battlefield: Hardline Multiplayer Tips guide to make the most of the opportunity!Click here to read more...
You'll get Return To Mysterious Island 1 & 2, Still Life, Still Life 2 & Postmortem, Syberia and Syberia II. Not a bad little compilation and a great price, though these games have seen many a bundle before. Check your backlog!
After easing ourselves in though Battlefield: Hardline's campaign (so much better than the last two games!), we've been hitting the servers pretty hard since launch. We've been impressed with how stable the online action has been and it looks like Visceral have learned from DICE's mistakes in Battlefield 4. So you've no excuses to not get the most from the online action. However, life as a cop or criminal can be seriously tough out there. So why not improve your chances by checking out our Battlefield: Hardline multiplayer tips.
Hardline's assault rifles have a mean kick to them and sustained firing causes your crosshair to dance around the screen making distant targets difficult to hit. You don't necessarily need to adjust the firing mode of your assault rifle to burst fire, just manually fire in shorter bursts and you'll notice how much easier it is to maintain a steady aim and not have to worry about reloading to finish of a single opponent.Click here to read more...
Save yourself a few quid by picking up Life is Strange season pass on PC for just £13.59.
Episode two was released this week and I was seriously impressed with episode one. Here's a sample of my review: An intriguing start for Dontnod’s leap into episodic gaming. Chrysalis is very much a scene setter, easing us in gently to a host of intriguing characters and ensuring we get to grips with the rewind mechanic before we’re asked to make any seriously tough choices. As long as the momentum continues to build pace, this could turn out to be something special.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is still a fantastic fighting game that manages to make DCs somethwt inconsistent cast of heroes legitimately awesome. Yes, even Aqua Man. Better yet, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is now just £3.75 at Bundle Stars.
It's not the cheapest deal we've ever seen, but it's still a damn fine price. Thanks FantasyDeals!
Fighting fans who inexplicably don't own the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition can now plug the gap in their library with Bundle Stars' latest cheap PC deal. They're selling the DLC-stuffed package for only £3.75 for the next 72 hours, so get over here and test your might if you want to... you know, I'm sorry, that was a terrible piece of referencing even for me.