It's worth pointing out that you can actually try out Titanfall for up to 48 hours without paying a single penny. Just head over to the Game Time page on Origin to activate it and decide if it's for you. If it is, you'll get all of the Season Pass DLC thrown in for free with this purchase as well, meaning there's plenty of online-shooter content to keep you busy for the price. We're big fans of the mech-based carnage Respawn delivered last year, with its evergreen gameplay perfect for dip-in-and-out multiplayer sessions. Cheers to Buzz for the heads-up!
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News has emerged today that Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Titanfall, has signed a multi-year, multi-game agreement with online gaming publisher Nexon to bring its FPS franchise to Android and iOS. Work on these games will be done by Particle City, a "sister studio" that will develop a new Titanfall experience for mobie devices.Click here to read more...
This isn't the cheapest price we've seen for Titanfall, but it's the cheapest around for the PC version at the moment. It's also worth mentioning that you'll get all of the Season Pass DLC thrown in for free with this purchase as well, meaning there's plenty of online-shooter content to keep you busy for the price. We're big fans of the mech-based carnage Respawn delivered last year, with its evergreen gameplay perfect for dip-in-and-out multiplayer sessions. Thanks to kaylanify @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Titanfall review for more details.
Titanfall is one of the best games of 2014.
No ifs or buts. On a purely objective and mechanical level, Titanfall's gameplay is impeccable, blowing the multiplayer shooter genre wide open with mobility, verticality, parkour, massive stompy robots and some of the best maps of the decade. It certainly isn't the first FPS to feature mechs and jet packs, but no game has ever managed to make these features so fluid and accessible, allowing anyone to get involved while providing veterans with a near-infinite skill ceiling as their abilities improve.
As such, I've returned to it on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis simply because it's that good.
Unfortunately, however, I lied. There was an "if" and a "but," and it's a doozy, because there's no denying that Titanfall was also wicked skinny for a full-priced game. Limited gametypes and throwaway singleplayer notwithstanding, these days most shooter fans expect comprehensive customisation, deep progression systems, addictive metagame and hefty on-paper value that Titanfall just didn't provide. Coupled with matchmaking issues as the population declined, many players angrily upped sticks and never returned.
Perhaps you were one of them. That's okay. But it's also a shame, since you'll have missed out on a huge amount of major improvements, tweaks and upgrades that bulk up and flesh out Respawn's sensational shooter. Now that Update 8 is live, I'd advise you to give it another shot.Click here to read more...
Titanfall is an utterly superb shooter. Partly it's the robots, partly it's the parkour, but it's also due to the impeccable map design that presents you with enormous, detailed, vertical canvasas with a near-infinite skill ceiling. All three map packs have been superb, and better yet, they'll only cost you six quid so long as you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. Which you obviously are, because this is a multiplayer game.
If you haven't logged on in a while, you've missed quite a bit, including some massive new updates. An article on why Titanfall still deserves your time will be going live in an hour or two. Many thanks to heatlight @ HUKD!
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
For many, Titanfall was the vanguard of a year of games that didn't live up to their hype. I am not one of those people.
Titanfall has kept me coming back week after week, month after month, because its gameplay is evergreen. I'm not just throwing myself through the grinder for randomised loot or arbitrary metagame levels, rather I'm playing simply because the thrill of snapping necks, dropping mechs and effortlessly traversing an entire map without touching the ground is nigh-on perfect, and worth every minute. The small yet dedicated fanbase clearly feels the same, enjoying the fact that the skill ceiling is as high as the lofty maps themselves.
So the third and final map pack is Respawn's opportunity to go gonzo; to create a crazy, visually diverse and utterly innovative last hurrah before presumably concentrating on a multi-platform sequel.
This didn't happen, sadly, but IMC Rising is still an excellent expansion that subscribes to a familiar template: two undeniably brilliant maps and a third that reveals a unique edge after a few matches.Click here to read more...
EA have slashed prices on Titanfall and its DLC over on Origin for a day, meaning you can pick up the base game for just £13.49. The individual map packs have also been discounted, and EA have shaved a third off of the price of the Season Pass. Additionally, ifd you've not gotten into the game yet, you can pick up the Titanfall Digital Deluxe Edition, which contains the base game and the Season Pass, for just £23.99.
It's a cracking game, we're still playing it, and the latest map pack, Frontier's Edge, is an absolute winner. Thanks to shahidali47 @ HUKD!
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Be advised: I'm still playing Titanfall and loving it. Though many players have departed over the last few months, angrily citing the lack of a metagame and arbitrary unlockables, the evergreen gameplay and superbly designed maps of Respawn's shooter ensure me a fresh and exciting experience every time I scamper along a rooftop or crush fleeing infantry into bloody smears under steel heel.
Mind you, Titanfall dropped the ball hard post-launch, which I've poked and prodded at relentlessly. From dwindling player numbers on objective gametypes to long matchmaking times and the lack of cosmetic customisation, there's been plenty to moan about. Thankfully Respawn have managed to patch things up in any sense of the phrase, resulting in a sharper, faster, more engrossing and customisable experience after a sequence of updates. Update 5 brings a new economy into the mix that adds a new dimension to Burn Cards, alongside extra fixes and tweaks that improve and expand the gameplay experience for free.
Frontier's Edge feels like the last piece of the puzzle: three thematic stages that lack the obvious gimmicks of Expedition's trio, designed to tempt players back onto objective gametypes with smart scalable design. Come back for the update, then stay for the maps. We'll discuss both over the next few hundred words.Click here to read more...
Titanfall's next season pass map pack -- Frontier's Edge -- has started revealing its secrets. The first of the three new maps is Dig Site, a deep quarry that gives Titans plenty of cover to negotiate while pilots leap overhead or brutally face off atop massive mining equipment.
We've got a first look at the new stage below.Click here to read more...
I love Titanfall. Though light on cosmetic customisation and all the extraneous fluff we're used to from modern console shooters, it delivered where it counts: numerous exceptional maps and forward-thinking mechanics that makes most other games feel flat and sluggish. Also massive robots. Who doesn't like massive robots?
We scored it accordingly, but over the last few months, things have taken a turn for the bizarre and macabre. Despite a great new map pack hitting all platforms and the core gameplay remaining effortlessly entertaining, Titanfall's matchmaking has somehow been getting worse, not better. Due both to a declining player base and some foibles of the Azure cloud servers (and the last update being broken), we've often had to wait several minutes just to find a session even in the most popular gametype, while the community becomes increasingly irate at the lack of customisation options and modes.
The moaning began. Understandably. Something has to give, and soon, because a shooter I play on a daily basis is now more difficult to recommend than empirically worse games.
Thankfully, Respawn has now revealed a massive new update that... if it works... will fix almost everything we had a problem with; from the overpowered Carbine to the paucity of gametypes.Click here to read more...
An absolutely mad price for a truly forward-thinking shooter. Unlockables and cosmetics are at a premium, but the maps are plentiful and the mechanics are truly extraordinary. Still playing this regularly. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!
A mad price for a superb and forward-thinking shooter. Though some players quibble with the lack of cosmetic unlocks (and we've still got a few gripes), £20 is an absolute steal. Robots, parkour and fifteen outstanding maps await.
Thanks to rossibenayoun @ HUKD!
Respawn Entertainment has pledged to significantly improve Titanfall's matchmaking, which has been getting progressively slower and more finicky since launch. PC players may also be pleased to note that the Capture The Flag playlist has returned with expanded region searches, following a major outcry and a seriously passive-aggressive status update.Click here to read more...
I'm still playing Titanfall on a daily basis and absolutely loving it. Respawn Entertainment delivered a breath of fresh air in the increasingly stagnant FPS genre, and recently granted us three more maps in the Expedition DLC. Robots and parkour. What's not to like?
However, not only is it time for Respawn to add more content, but they also need to address the fact that some aspects of Titanfall have actually got worse since launch.
So because lists are a great way of
getting hits with little effort making numerous suggestions in a convenient and enjoyable way, it's time for a Titanfall Top Ten! Here's what we want from Respawn's game over the next few months. Hell, the next few minutes preferably.
Let's start simple. 90 seconds might not sound like a long time, but after a hard day it can feel like an eternity. We simply don't need to wait this long between matches outside of the campaign -- after all, most players only need to reshuffle their burn card deck.
Frankly, if you need longer than a minute (at most) to tweak your loadouts, you probably ought to quit back to the main menu and take your time, then get involved when you're ready.
Titanfall now has eighteen maps courtesy of the Expedition DLC pack. A goodly number of utterly exquisite levels, but why can't we choose between them?
No, that isn't a rhetorical question. I'd actually like an answer... or better yet for the functionality to be added without delay.Click here to read more...
Respawn had several options when they realised that PC Titanfall players weren't playing much Capture The Flag or Pilot Hunter, leading to long wait times. They could have rebalanced the gameplay, perhaps, to make things more engaging. They could have released some quirky mode-specific burn cards to tempt us onto the playlists. They could have let us browse server lists on the PC version.
However, they eventually decided on Order 66: cutting both playlists altogether unless you want to take your chances in Variety Pack mode. I'm still seriously enjoying Titanfall and its new DLC pack -- you can read my Titanfall Expedition review here -- but it's time for some tough love.Click here to read more...
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Fluid parkour and massive robots are all well and good, but Titanfall's maps are the unsung stars of the show. Wide enough to accommodate hulking exoskeletons, tall enough to let us exploit our enhanced mobility, nuanced enough to allow for expressive gameplay in each match yet compact enough to force twelve players into flashpoints, they're an absolute masterpiece of design, form and function.
And now we have three more of them courtesy of Expedition: the first of Titanfall's lightweight season pass map packs that clocks in at an equally lightweight £7.99.
So as always we'll take each map in turn, discuss whether or not they provide reasonable value, and then have an overdue chat about Titanfall's more urgent concerns. It's very much a case of the great, the good and the ugly.
Let's start with WarGames: the first map to be announced. This virtual battlefield is set within a training simulator, right down to the custom pre-match introduction and VR enemies that dissolve into pixels when killed, offering unique visual flair thanks to its neon-edged platforms and eyecatching glitchy design. A central tower plays host to desperate close-quarters warfare, while various thematic zones and wide streets are linked together by lofty wallrun paths that itch to be explored.
It's utterly fantastic. Indeed, it might even be the finest map in the entire game.Click here to read more...
Last week we asked you for your suggestions for test the gaming skills of our very own video-editing-lunatic Carl, and while some of the submissions were fantastic, and others were just plain cruel, one was just too genius to ignore. Suggested by site regular Teppic2000, it was a standard challenge with a left-field twist, providing a fairly standard goal with a dastardly handicap. So, Dealspwn is proud to present the first ever Challenge Carl - when Carl took on Titanfall with a joystick, and attempted to get into the top half of the leaderboard.
We've captured the highlights of his efforts, so witness as Carl starts off with the effectiveness of a drunken mule, and then doesn't really improve for a while. Watch as Carl celebrates at smiting his foes, crumbles when he is crushed by enemies much faster and accurate that he is, and see how he adapts in an attempt to beat the challenge. Does he succeed in our first episode? Well, you'll have to watch to find out...Click here to read more...
Titanfall is set to receive its first DLC map pack this month -- on Xbox One and PC, anyway -- entitled 'Expedition.' We've already had a closer look at its virtual reality Wargames stage, complete with themed Tron-esque areas and parkour-friendly design, but now Respawn Entertainment has given us a guided tour of the new maps by way of a trailer.
Runoff seems to be classic Titanfall fare, involving a grim industrial facility packed with gantries, rooftops and potential overwatch positions. You'll need to maintain total situational awareness to survive here, by the looks of things. However, Swampland looks to be the most interesting of the trio; setting the action in a dense forest with trees to scamper across, temples to raid and plenty of cover.
We still don't have a firm release date to report, but expect Expedition to launch this month, followed by the ported Xbox 360 version in June.
Respawn Entertainment has revealed one of the three new maps headed to Titanfall in the upcoming Expedition DLC pack: War Games. It's set in a VR simulator, thus allowing for a range of visually striking areas that can visually glitch out as you play. Parkour fans will be in their element, since the geometry is designed around free-flowing mobility.Click here to read more...
If you're looking to pick up Titanfall but don't want to spend much money, Zavvi are offering an interesting deal of two parts. Respawn's shooter currently costs a very inexpensive £29.99, but then gets an extra discount down to a tasty £26.39 by way of a "spend £20 and 12%" offer.
Whether an Easter treat or glitch, it might be worth taking advantage of. Thanks to Chanchi32 @ HUKD!