We still need to wait four months until its release, but the price war to secure your pre-order is well and truly heating up now. This time it's The Game Collection who have lowered their prices, beating everyone else to bring you the cheapest deal for consoles by around £3. After an impressive display at this year's E3, I think it's safe to say that Fallout 4 is one of the most anticipated games of the year. A huge open world, improved interaction mechanics, a plethora of customisation options, and a dog are but a few of the reasons it will (most likely) be taking away many an award by the year's end. Thanks to Andy@Xcite @ HUKD!
This isn't the cheapest we've seen the PC version of The Witcher 3 fall to, but it's the best price around at the time of writing. It beats the next cheapest offer by around £3, but you can make a slightly better saving by using the voucher code above to knock an extra 5% off the asking price. Despite a few issues here and there we called The Witcher 3 "A title to truly lose yourself in" in our review. I know for a fact most of the Dealspwn team are utterly lost in the Gwent mini-game, which only goes to show how impressive the scale of it all is. So, in short, you'll be getting one of the best RPG experiences of 2015 for just £20. Thanks to luckyfives @ HUKD!
Be sure to read The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review for more details.
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.
There are some great games on offer at incredibly low prices, including Avernum 2: Crystal Souls for £9.99, Avadon 2 for £1.69, the Geneforge Saga for £2.49 and more. Well worth a browse if you value writing over shiny visuals!
Once again CDKeys has slashed the price for the South Park RPG with their daily deal, dropping it to the lowest we've seen for the PC version. As always, you can claim an extra 5% off the price by liking them on the product page. 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.
Wish you could get in on these tasty PC deals? Find out how to build a gaming PC on a budget!
Looking for a decent JRPG on 3DS? Tales Of The Abyss is now £15.99.
The Vita may be the king of handheld JRPGs, but the 3DS has its fair share and Tales Of The Abyss is well worth a look. It's a decent port of the PS2 original, and though slightly generic, it's enormous and very entertaining to boot. £15.99 is a seriously good price especially considering that most retailers don't sell new copies any more. Many thanks to RagingKileak @ HUKD for a great spot!
Theatrhythm is awesome. And prounounced 'theatre-rhythm,' in case you were wondering. Blending rhythm games with RPG mechanics and the legendary Final Fantasy soundtrack, this is basically a must-have for any fan.
Better yet, you can now buy Theatrhythm: Curtain Call for only £12.99 from GAME.
The sequel expands on the original game massively, with a bunch of new gameplay modes, over 200 songs, and 60 playable characters. Another great spot from FantasyDeals!
Here's yet another chance to get the excellent South Park RPG for under the £7 mark. The listing from CDKeys undercuts the next best at Base by a pound, but if you combine it with a Facebook discount code (which you can claim by clicking on the product page) you can drop the price to £6.66 for a download code for 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.
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Specifically you can pick up Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition for £6.69 apiece, while Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is only £9.99.
Personally-speaking, I love all of these games with a passion, though believe it or not I rate Icewind Dale as my favourite. It's more heavily centred on tactical combat and party formation, allowing us to create all six party members before bringing the fires of hell to the spine of the world, and presents some incredibly nuanced encounters to test your mettle. The Enhanced Edition is pretty decent too with new character kits and a little extra content.
If you've yet to experience the Kingdom Hearts series, or are looking for an excuse to remember the story, this deal from Base might be of interest. Coming in at just over a tenner, it's the best price we've seen for the re-release on PS3 and will save you a few pounds in the process. As well as the main game you'll also get Re: Chain of Memories and a cinematic retelling of 358/2 Days, ensuring you have plenty to get through for the price. Thanks to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
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Today's flash sale from TGC is a damn fine one, if I say so myself. Not only is it the best price we've seen for the South Park RPG, but it beats the next cheapest price with stock by around £4, which is a fair saving. 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 oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
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Base are currently commanding a legendary £12.99 price for Skyrim's Legendary Edition, which includes the magnificent RPG and all of its DLC. It's a great price and most of the PS3 bugs should have been fixed by now.
Plus it's another great excuse to deploy Carl's amazing captioned banner again. Thanks Gooner!
Bethesda are holding their first E3 presentation this year. Might we see a new Elder Scrolls game or Skyrim PS4/Xbox One port? See also: what to expect from Bethesda's first ever E3 press conference.
The Ultimate Edition includes all of FNV's expansion packs -- Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road -- along with two additional DLC drops -- Courier's Stash and Gun Runners' Arsenal -- for extra in-game swag.
It's worth noting that this is only really worth it if you want all of the DLC. If you're not bothered about the extras, GameKeysNow have the base game for £3.99. Cheers jojow158!
Heads up, RPG fans! You can grab Dragon Age: Inquisition from £19.85 in the ShopTo Pay Day Sale on last-gen systems. Bear in mind, too, that this listing also includes the Flames of the Inquisition armour exclusive DLC.
DAI is an excellent, enormous RPG. I've been playing it for well over 100 hours now, and I'm still yet to finish my first playthrough. You can read Carl's Dragon Age: Inquisition review here.
If you've already purchased and registered FFXIV, but maybe got bored and wandered off, or otherwise deactivated your account, Square Enix are offering lapsed and wayward sons and daughters the chance to check out what's new in the recently released Patch 2.5.
The Free Login Weekend will take place from Friday 30th January (08:00 GMT) to Monday 2nd February (08:00 GMT) and will be eligible to "players who have previously purchased and registered Final Fantasy XIV and whose service account is set as inactive during the campaign period."
You can nab yourself a free copy of Two Worlds just by signing up to DLH.net. Here's the blurb from the site itself:
All registered DLH.Net users can login to their DLH.Net profile and unlock the key by simply clicking one button, that's all!
Not registered yet? Just click on the link "New User / Newsletter" or go to http://www.dlh.net/en/register. Fill in the small form, reply to the confirmation email and ge the keys! If you also subscribe to the newsletter, you always will be informed about our Steam Key giveaways, because this will certainly not be our last games to spread!
Once logged in, click 'profile/keys' at the top of the page, then scroll to the bottom. Big props to BuzzDuraband for the spot on this one!
Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for just £29.88 delivered from Shop4World. Click here to buy >>
One of the finest JRPGs we've seen in over a decade, Xenoblade Chronicles was a revelation on Wii and we're hoping the handheld version is up to scratch too. Out in early April, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will only be compatible with New 3DS and New 3DS XL units. So if you've only got a standard 3DS come April, you won't be able to run the game, sadly.
You can check out Jon's glowing review of the Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles right here. Cheers FantasyDeals!
There was something that bugged me about yesterday's press release and, having slept on it, I now think I know what it is. Reading through Zenimax Online's announcement that The Elder Scrolls Online would be dropping the subscription and going buy-to-play, it hit me that aside from the vague allusion in the first to TESO being an "award-winning multiplayer roleplaying game" at no point to the letters MMO pop up in sequence. The whole thing reads like Bethesda are desperately trying to frame the experience as the thing many of us wanted in the first place -- a game that's basically a bigger version of Skyrim with friends.
"For the first time in history, players will explore the legendary world of Tamriel with their friends on console," reads the official blurb. "In the latest and biggest Elder Scrolls game ever made, players will be able to adventure alone, quest with friends, or join an army of hundreds in epic player vs. player battles as they explore and discover the secrets of a persistent Tamriel."
Along with the constant reiteration of phrases like "one-time purchase" (even when describing the Premium subscription, which is still an option, the language used tells of a "single monthly charge" in an attempt to soften the blow) there's a clear drive to play down the MMO-ness of TESO for its console release.
The abdication of the cancerous subscription model has been a long time coming. We were already taking bets on how long it would take Zenimax to drop the creaking infrastructure after seeing monthly payments swiftly abandoned by pretty much every new MMO in the last few years, and now we have a date of March 17th.Click here to read more...
UPDATE #2: ShopTo have gone even cheaper, taking the game down to £5.86. Click here to buy >>
UPDATE: Cheaper now at Base.com directly for £5.99. Click here to buy >>
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition -- which, much like other third-party ports such as Watch Dogs, is actually the only edition on Wii U -- can be had via either Base.com or Shop4Life over at the Rakuten marketplace. The GamePad features actually work rather nicely, with players able to direct their party about the map using the touchscreen. Cheers Turkey!
Well, there you have it folks. less than a year after launch, and it's been announced that The Elder Scrolls Online is dropping the subscription and going buy-to-play. A press release revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, will release worldwide on 9th June, 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One. Players "will no longer be required to pay a monthly game subscription for extended play. Players will make a one-time purchase of the game and can then enjoy hundreds of hours of content without the requirement of a monthly game subscription fee when The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited becomes available on console in June and beginning 17th March for PC/Mac players."
New players will "make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as long as they like – without game subscription fees". However, it seems that Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with "special, optional downloadable content" and an "in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. Regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players to enjoy free of additional charges."
There'll also be a Premium subscription option called ESO Plus, "providing exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member."
Is this a good move? Does it make the console versions more attractive prospects? What the hell will ESO Plus mean for in-game balance? We stuck our heads together to chat about our impressions of this fairly monumental shift for TESO.Click here to read more...