Skyrim is the best. It's the game that keeps on giving, especially on PC. One of the most accessible and rich RPGs ever made, it's also a modder's playground of the weird and wonderful. If you're not too fussed about the latest games, or are saving the pennies this Black Friday, consider stepping into Skyrim.
For less than two quid.
NB. You'll need to go via the VIP page to get the game at this price, which just means signing in as far as we can tell. There are some cracking other Green Thursday VIP games deals to be had ahead of Black Friday 2014, including The EVil Within for £9.40, Dishonored for £1.99, and Thief for £3.85. Click here to have a look at all of the Green Thursday VIP deals. Thanks F3RR3T!
Every Sunday, we'll be diving into the Dealspwn archives to bring you an article or review from yesteryear. This week, with a new Pokemon game just around the corner, here's Felix's 15th Anniversary Pokemon piece from back in 2010.
How about you, dear reader? What's been your favourite Pokemon game?
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It’s been fifteen years since Pokemon was first released. It introduced a veritable ecosystem of elemental critters, and soon became a phenomenon. It began on the Gameboy as Pocket Monsters, and Pokemon has become not only a force in videogames, but a titan of trading-cards, anime and film. But it is the traditional videogame release fans crave most; Red and Blue. Gold and Silver. Ruby andSapphire. Diamond and Pearl. Recently, Nintendo announced Black and White, the sixth edition, which promises to deliver a radical overhaul to the series.
But why is the Pokemon formula so endearing? In fifteen years, it's barely evolved beyond the established framework. So why does it continue to be a financial and critical success?Click here to read more...
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:
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!
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.
Same Dragon Age: Inquisition deal, different code.
Dragon Age: Inquisition looks to be a vast improvement over the disappointments of DA2, and we can't wait to get stuck into the new-gen vision of Thedas ourselves.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII and Mr Flux!
Fallout: New Vegas is going super cheap right now at GameKeysNow. If you're looking for a deep, rich timesink this Christmas, or a world to immerse yourself in while stuffed with turkey, give this a look.
Fallout: New Vegas is an excellent game, stuffed with narrative goodness, cracking mission design, and reams of content. Don't just take my word for it, click here to read our Fallout: New Vegas review.Thanks, has44!
The Mass Effect Trilogy is one of the finest sagas we've seen in video game history, in fact it's one of the few collections of last-gen games that we'd love to see given the remaster treatment on current-gen consoles. But if you can't wait for that, you can pick up the Mass Effect Trilogy for under a tenner right now on PC.
Nice spot by puddleuk!
If you like your RPGs old-school, isometric and tactical, this little Spiderweb bundle should be right up your street.
The bundle includes Geneforge Saga, Avernum: The Complete Sags, Avadon: The Black Fortress, and Avadon 2: The Corruption. Click here to take a look at our Avernum review, and you can click here to read our Avadon 2 review.
I can't say I fell in love with Lords of the Fallen's rather sluggish movement (even with the lightest configuration it wasn't exactly enormously responsive), but Dark Souls fans may well find something to enjoy with this package, and the Day One Edition comes packed with a bunch of extras.
NB. Use code: 30VC10 to get discounted price.
The Day One Edition contains the following goodies:
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HUKD!
The deals for Dragon Age: Inquisition are starting to roll out ahead of its release in under two weeks' time. The latest one is for the PS4 version, with The Game Collection undercutting the previous-best offer by a pound to become the cheapest listing around.
Bioware have been insistent that the failings of Dragon Age 2 will be addressed in Inquisition, and then some. What we've seen so far looks like it could be a return to form for the series, but we'll have to wait a little longer to know for sure. At the very least, the Frostbite engine is looking mighty fine. Thanks to Tee_Doff23 @ HUKD for the heads-up!
We love you CD Projekt!
I can't wait for the Witcher 3. It's actually keeping me up at night. And no matter how I end up getting the game, whether I pre-order or pick it up weeks after release, I'm going to be eligible for the sixteen pieces of free DLC that CD Projekt will be dishing out to everyone who buys a copy of the game.
It's sort of sad that such basic generosity and goodwill requires a press release and a news post, but frankly it's worth shouting from the rooftops in this world of Season Pass pre-orders, day one paid DLC, and other anti-consumer bullshit.
Here's the official blurb:
On February 25th, CD Project RED will release the first bundle of DLCs (2 of the planned 16) -- the Temerian Armor Set (horse armor included) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, the game’s protagonist. After this date, a DLC bundle consisting of two DLCs will be published every week, entirely for free. Gamers are entitled to the free DLC regardless of obtaining the game via pre-order or after launch. Instructions on how to obtain DLCs on specific platforms will be provided at a later date.
I mean, free DLC doesn't necessarily mean it'll all be must-have material, but CD Projekt don't muck about when it comes to trying to do right by their customers. If only other publishers we could think of would follow their example.
CDP RED's CEO, Marcin Iwinski also answered a few further questions in an open letter FAQ of sorts.Check it out after the jump >>
What do you mean you don't own Skyrim yet? Don't worry, now you can buy the game on PC for under two quid.
Remember to use code BWG00E-QJP45O-INFGR1 to get it at this price. Great spot by Dr4gOns_FuRy at HUKD!
Pumped for the latest Dragon Age? Well, EA have announced this week that players signed up to EA Access will be able to jump into a 6-hour trial of Dragon Age: Inquisition from next Thursday, November 13th.
The game launches worldwide on November 21st, meaning EA Access subscribers will be able to jump into Thedas a week early. If you end up buying the full game, you'll be able to pick up where you left off from, too.
EA Access currently costs £3.99 per month, or you can pay an annual price of £19.99, and is currently only available on Xbox One. Subscribers will also get 10% off of the price of a digital copy of Inquisition and all of its DLC, meaning you can now snap up a digital copy for £49.49, although that's not exactly the cheapest price we've seen (Amazon currently have the game for under £40 inc. the Weapons Pack DLC).
Regardless of when you start your game, though, be sure to spend some time in Dragon Age Keep, setting up the world to your liking, and creating a tapestry of choices from the previous games. You can check out the video embedded above for a little runthrough of what to expect from the Dragon Age Keep.
The Witcher 2 is back down to £2.99 on Steam, which is the cheapest you'll find this momentous RPG anywhere. The first game is available for £1.39 as well, so now's the perfect time to catch up ahead of the long-awaited sequel in February.
Thanks ferreirm @ HotUkDeals!
Wasteland 2 is fantastic by all accounts, so long as you love your faithful old-school RPGs. CDKeys' outrageously cheap £9.95 price is therefore extremely tempting.
You can get the extra discount by 'liking' the Facebook page and using the voucher. Thanks to MaysUK @ HUKD!
Child Of Light is halfway between a fairytale poem, inquisitive platformer and turn-based JRPG; and is absolutely a game to be reckoned with. Though a digital download, many retailers are getting in on the action selling a deluxe edition, which contains a code alongside some merch. We've seen the digital version cheaper, but Amazon's £10.66 price is one of the most competitive ever run for the Deluxe Edition.
In case you were wondering, you get both the PS3 and PS4 versions. Thanks to M3NDEREZ @ HUKD!
Wasteland 2 | CDKeys | £13.99
Wasteland 2 is fantastic by all accounts, so long as you love your faithful old-school RPGs (which we adore to a man), so this £13.99 price has to be worth checking out. Thanks to BattleMoose87 @ HUKD!
You can get an extra discount by 'liking' the Facebook page and using the voucher.
Guild Wars 2 is FREE this week, and so, after a year of constant nagging, Jon and Carl finally managed to persuade me to set aside my MMO reservations once again and leap into the fray.
Everything was going swimmingly, public events were popping up all over the place, much to my delight, and after almost falling to my death, we had a nice little dance party.
And then someone suggested we go fight a massive fire elemental.