It may have a spellchecker-worrying name, but Steins;Gate is one of the best Vita games yet according to Jon's new review. Considering it's a new game, we're delighted it's available at such a low price too.
You can see the anime on Netflix right now if you want to find out what all the fuss is about, but Jon heavily recommends going in game-first if you're completely new to the Steins; Gate universe. Be sure to take a look his full review. Or read the short version: "The definitive version of a true modern classic. Steins;Gate presents a truly captivating and uncompromising storyline with exquisite characters, powerful themes and often heartbreaking choices to make. It's a beautiful, essential thing. Making poor choices is easy when you have the power to change the past, but here in the present, make the right choice and buy this astonishing piece of software."
The PS4 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is at its cheapest price yet at £21.99. That's a great deal considering many outlets are still charging over £30. Or maybe you'd prefer the Vita version for £17.29.
When we played the PS3 and Vita versions, we found that FFX has aged wonderfully and offers up huge depth for you to discover all over again or even for the first time if you're really lucky. It'll take you ages to finish and it turns out X-2 has aged ok too, despite being a bit unnecessary. We'd opt for the Vita version over the PS3 or PS4 because of the handheld's handy sleep function, but this PS4 preorder is bound to be the best graphics wise.
Killzone: Mercenary has occasionally fallen to £8 or less on PSN, but you can now grab a "like new" physical copy for that sort of price. It's a A superb Vita shooter and a game that I actually scored slightly low in hindsight as I subconsciously compared it to full home console titles!
Perhaps in an attempt to upstate the Xbox Live Ultimate Games Sale, Sony has rolled out an utterly enormous list of new deals on PS4, PS Vita and PS3. You can get Terraria for as little as £4.20 on Vita and £5.80 on PS4, while the likes of Life Is Strange, Aeternoblade, Final Horizon and the legendary Frozen Synapse Prime are all on offer.
PS3 owners can help themselves to some fantastic bundles. Fallout 3 and all the DLC is £4 and the New Vegas bundle is even cheaper at £3.70, for example!
There's also a ton of a la carte DLC on sale, from Borderlands packs starting at £1.95 to Dragon Age Origins: Awakening for £4.80 and Destiny: House Of Wolves for £14.99. PS3 owners can help themselves to some fantastic DLC bundles. Fallout 3's DLC is £4 the lot and the New Vegas DLC bundle is even cheaper at £3.70, for example!
Check out our PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide for cheap PSN wallet credit, then hit up the sale below.Click here to read more...
Helldivers has graced our best PS4 games and best Vita games of 2015 so far lists, so this bombastic cross-buy gem really ought to be on your radar. Halfway between Magicka and Starship Troopers, it offers the most fun and OTT co-op in the business and a persistent MMO-style galactic war to fight in.
Now there's a big free DLC pack. Would you like to know more?Click here to read more...
Myriad absolutely blew my mind when I previewed it last year. I described it as "the most drool-inducingly gorgeous videogame I've seen in quite some time," before waxing lyrical about its unique gameplay that lets you create beautiful deadly works of art while you play.
Now we're delighted to report that Myriad is coming to PS4 and PS Vita, where it's set to drop jaws.Click here to read more...
"The definitive version of a true modern classic. Steins;Gate presents a truly captivating and uncompromising storyline with exquisite characters, powerful themes and often heartbreaking choices to make."
"It's a beautiful, essential thing." - 10/10 review
What more can I say about Steins;Gate? It's a true modern classic, not just as a videogame or visual novel, but as a work of fiction and a story for the ages regardless of medium. The recent PlayStation Vita and PS3 release delivers the definitive version of this latter-day gem... except that, for true fans, it doesn't.
GAME briefly offered a special edition containing an art book, but Rice Digital are exclusively selling the El Psy Kongroo Edition, which contains a Metal Upa collectible and two pins in a presentation case as well as the aforementioned special edition in its entirety. They kindly sent us a copy to review, and I'm delighted to report that it's one of the most brilliantly-conceived and highly desirable special editions I've ever had the pleasure of covering.
Like the game itself, it's a class act, containing gorgeous replicas that actually mean something rather than the overblown, gaudy and ultimately meaningless nonsense that we're used to from most collector's editions.Click here to read more...
People keep telling me that the PlayStation Vita is dead. Hell, even Sony referred to it as a "legacy platform."
I've said it before and I'll say it again: you're wrong!
Now we're halfway through the year, it's the perfect time to look back at an exceptional six months of handheld gaming. Though we've already covered the Top Ten PS4 games of 2015 so far, I had to combine the 3DS and Wii U to bulk out yesterday's list.
The Vita, conversely, can easily carry one all by itself thanks to a range of exquisite localised Japanese titles, cross-play greats and more. Naturally we've linked to our reviews and the best prices on the internet for your convenience.
Steins;Gate is a true modern classic, not just as a videogame or visual novel, but as a work of fiction and a story for the ages regardless of medium. You owe it to yourself to pick up Steins;Gate, and when you do, buy it on Vita. The new handheld version is the best of the bunch due to its gorgeously crisp screen and built-in convenience features.
Steins;Gate presents a truly captivating and uncompromising storyline with exquisite characters, powerful themes and often heartbreaking choices to make. It's a beautiful, essential thing. - 10/10 reviewClick here to read more...
It may have a spellchecker-worrying name, but Steins;Gate is one of the best Vita games yet according to Jon's new review. Considering it's a new game, we're delighted it's available at such a low price too. UPDATE: Base.com are now stocking it for £19.99!
You can see the anime on Netflix right now if you want to find out what all the fuss is about, but Jon heavily recommends going in game-first if you're completely new to the Steins; Gate universe. Be sure to take a look at Jon's full review too. Or read the short version: "The definitive version of a true modern classic. Steins;Gate presents a truly captivating and uncompromising storyline with exquisite characters, powerful themes and often heartbreaking choices to make. It's a beautiful, essential thing. Making poor choices is easy when you have the power to change the past, but here in the present, make the right choice and buy this astonishing piece of software."
Steins;Gate is the best visual novel I've ever played.
Read. Experienced. Whatever. It's easy to get hung up on the parlance seeing as visual novels blur the line between books and videogames, reader and player, but it's also completely moot. Not only is Steins;Gate the best visual novel I've ever reviewed (sorry, Danganronpa), but this time-travelling course-correcting masterpiece is almost certainly the finest example of the genre to have ever released.
We already knew that when the PC translation released last year and now Steins;Gate has launched on PlayStation platforms. Does it still hold up? Can it still pack a punch?
You've read the strapline and this review is already shamefully late, so let's drop the pretence and discuss exactly why Steins;Gate is one of the truly essential games of 2015.Click here to read more...
Sony has finally announced the PS4, PS3 and Vita games that PlayStation Plus owners will be able to download next week.
It's an interesting mix of genres, new titles and crossplay games, most of which we can vouch for personally. Hit up our PlayStation + cheap deals guide if you need to then check it all the action below.Click here to read more...
[UPDATE: It does seem like a glitch, but it's worth trying. Some of us have managed to get the full game on PS4, while others have ended up with a trial version. Do let us know how you get on]
[UPDATE 2: The glitch has been closed now and the game is back up to £7.99. Well done those of you that managed to sneak a copy!]
Wait. What? This might be a glitch, but it appears that Fez is currently available for Free on PS4, PS3 and Vita. Get on it fast! Our link will take you straight to the game's page on the store.
The game hasn't aged well in my opinion and by the time it landed on the Sony platforms I found it hard to get past its pretentious attitude and shitty map system. There is a great 2D platformer buried in there though thanks to the neat world rotating mechanic. One purchase gets you the game on all three formats, with the Vita being the best of the bunch for me. But hey, it's FREE!
Thanks to FantasyDeals.
The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection is one of the biggest draws of Sony's subscription service (it sure as heck isn't the download speeds), but some of you might be wondering why the free games haven't been updated yet.
Sony have now explained that there has been a slight tweak to their scheduling.Click here to read more...
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy was one of my most anticipated games of the year.
Hailing from Experience Inc, the studio behind sensational and sexy dungeon crawler Demon Gaze, it presents a much darker and more interesting storyline than its raucous predecessor. Starting out in a literal cesspool, you'll join a secret organisation of mutant-hunting high schoolers battling to keep the city safe from a rising tide of horrors.
It's a fascinating premise full of complex themes, uncanny characters and creepy situations, a little like Persona meets Blade Runner by way of Tokyo Ghoul. A great excuse for some dungeon crawling. Unfortunately, seeing as Operation Abyss is actually a remake of the ancient Generation Xth trilogy, the story and characters are sometimes buried under some functional but deeply convoluted systems. What matters, then, is whether the dungeon crawling is strong enough to be worth digging back out.
Thankfully, it is.Click here to read more...
This is the best price I've seen in ages for the Sly Trilogy Collection on PS Vita. This £12.99 deal is a few quid cheaper than the next best price too.
Sucker Punch's earlier games were amongst the best platformers seen on the PS2 and are well worth a look in this HD remaster. The stealth-infused platforming has you sneaking around beautifully drawn cell-shaded environments as Sly Cooper, the cheeky raccoon thief and his likeable crew. The third game is the absolute pinnacle of the genre as it blends a huge number of gameplay variants to make it an absolute win from start to finish.
Thanks to FantasyDeals.
The PlayStation Store deals of the week are now live and seriously impressive. You can grab Battlefield Hardline for just £29.99/£26.99 on PS4, while there are a host of amazing reductions on fantastic Japanese games.
Highlights include Final Fantasy X/X2 Remaster for £15 on PS3 and Vita, Ni No Kuni for £4 , Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! for a paltry £12, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for £4 and loads more besides. Akiba's Trip is also dirt cheap if you fancy experiencing the notorious yet understood stripping RPG.
We've got it all below. Make sure to check out our PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide to make your money go further!Click here to read more...
J-Stars Victory VS+ is the ultimate anime and manga crossover.
Where else can Shonen Jump royalty fight with or against each other in pitched combat? Where else can Monkey D. Luffy gomu gomu no bazooka Ichigo Kurosaki through a brick wall while Gintoki Sataka drives his moped straight into Vegeta? Where else can Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo and Koro-sensei gang up against Boa Hancock as Kenshiro winds up his Hundred Crack Fist?
Nowhere. J-Stars Victory VS+ is a real treat for Shonen Jump fans featuring dozens of characters both famous and obscure, but just as importantly, it's a fun and technically accomplished brawler too.
No matter what mode you play, and we'll get to that later, J-Stars Victory VS+ is based around madcap 2-on-2 battles in deliciously destructible 3D arenas.
You'll assemble a 2-man team from a giddying roster of manga greats, including fighters from One Piece (my personal favourite), Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Hunter X Hunter, Assassination Classroom, Fist Of The North Star, Dragon Ball, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Chinyūki -Tarō to Yukai na Nakama-tachi, Dr. Slump, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Saint Seiya, Medaka Box, Toriko and loads more besides. Each team also gets to pick a support character that acts as a powerful special attack with a lengthy cooldown.Click here to read more...
We love localised Japanese games here at Dealspwn -- as our regulars know -- and Rice Digital have brought back a seriously cheap deal for two of our recent favourites. The brilliant vocaloid rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and OTT fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are both £15 (already an excellent price), which can be brought down to a seriously tasty £13.50 using their reactivated voucher code.
"Project Diva F 2nd ups the challenge and delivers a seriously intense rhythm experience," I wrote in our 8/10 review. "A diverse setlist, exceptional Vita visuals, satisfying gameplay and plenty of unlockables."
It's still the cheapest price ever for Project Diva F 2nd and the cheapest around for P4A Ultimax.
Steins;Gate released on PS Vita and PS3 last week and Vita copies of this legendary visual novel are selling out fast. Especially if you want a special edition, which are like gold dust! However, Rice Digital have managed to put together a new special edition while waiting for more stock of the impressive El Psy Kongroo Edition, entitled the Lab Member Edition.
Available on Vita only, it contains the game, a limited edition artbook and a Rice Digital exclusive official t-shirt of your choice. I.e. more than GAME's special edition with free worldwide shipping.
In case you don't know, I've been suffering from some godawful fever thing and haven't had time to write the Steins;Gate review yet. However, I can refer you to this.
Towards the end of a console generation, it's all too easy for the odd classic to go by unnoticed by the masses as the shiny next-gen flash their wares. So, we'll forgive you if you missed out on Dragon's Crown first time around. We've dug out a few cheap deals as the price has come down recently.
Dragon's Crown is the sort of game you've been waiting for since the Mega Drive. A compelling side-scrolling fantasy beat em' up, that works in multiplayer or solo and can be played for hours on end thanks to the RPG components and never-ending loot. Be sure to check out our full review which goes into detail about the differences between the console and handheld versions.