It's a great way of getting three great games -- Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause 2 -- at a great discount, but be aware that Tomb Raider is currently free to download on Xbox Live for Gold Members. Thanks Buzz!
You can buy Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition from £14.50 on PS4 / Xbox One from The Game Collection, but if you fancy spending a few more pennies, you can actually get special metallic effect packaging and a digital artbook thrown in too with the Definitive Edition Limited Editio... you get the idea.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is down to £10 -- it went lower around Christmas, but this is a damn good price for the remastered game, and all of the DLC packs are included. If you already have the game, though, the individual packs are 50% off right now, starting as low as 60p.
Gamersgate are also running a weekend sale for the Talisman series. Click here to check that out >>
It seems that the 3 for 2 offer is still running at the time of writing, so be quick i you want to bag yourself a bargain!
I have a real soft spot for Sleeping Dogs, not least because it's one of the tightest sandbox titles about, one that foregoes feature bloat and dubious padding in favour of excellent action, superb handling, and deft mission design. Plus it's super shiny on new-gen consoles.
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Sleeping Dogs has seen some generous discounting over the years, but this is one of the cheapest prices we've seen it for on PS3. £3.99 is an excellent deal and a highlight of the recent PSN sale. Be warned, this offer expires January 8th.
With the PS4/XO Definitive Edition costing £20-£30, this is a considerably better deal unless you're desperate for the bundled DLC and slightly polished visuals. If the idea of running round Hong Kong as an undercover cop infiltrating gangs sound like fun, that's because it really is. Wei Shen kicks some serious ass and isn't afraid to bend the rules to get what he wants. We say bend the rules, we actually mean hack them into kibble with a meat cleaver.
I've got a huge soft spot for Sleeping Dogs. It's one of my favourite open-world games in recent years because it jettisoned a massive, sprawling world in favour of something a little tighter, but more polished in every regard. It's not just that the slightly smaller size of the game world (and it's still pretty big) allows for a more dense map, filled with things to see and do, but all of the various systems were mechanically excellent -- the combat, the driving, the stunts, all of it.
The Definitive Edition is nice and all, but there's really no reason to pay in double figures for a spit and a polish when you can pick up the original for £4.
It's a freakin steal at £4.
The early start to Black Friday continues with a very tempting cheap deal for Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition on the Xbox One. Use the below discount code to get £5 off a £10 spend to get it for £19.95. Amazon et al are still hovering around the £25 mark. With the original version going for about £10, £19.95 seems like a good deal considering the extra content and visual upgrade, especially if you missed the original.
Wei-Shen’s undercover exploits in Hong Kong was an absolute blast first time around and ensured the new IP was a genuine contender in a genre dominated by GTA and Saints Row. The graphical upgrade isn’t huge, but at least there’s the bundled DLC to look forwards to, which includes the expansion packs. If the idea of running round Hong Kong as an undercover cop infiltrating gangs sound like fun, that's because it really is. Wei Shen kicks some serious ass and isn't afraid to bend the rules to get what he wants. We say bend the rules, we actually mean hack them into kibble with a meat cleaver.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
The PlayStation Plus PS4 deals for the next fortnight are live on the PlayStation Store already ahead of the usual big announcement, and we've rounded up a whole bunch of them, with some games discounted to the tune of up to 60% off.
The Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition deal leads the line with strong support from the likes of Sniper Elite 3, EA SPORTS UFC, and big savings on indie titles such as Flockers, Counterspy, and the superlative Valiant Hearts.
NB. You'll need a PS Plus subscription to get the games at these prices.
We'll update the list accordingly, and we'll have the big PSN update roundup for you later too.
There's a whole bunch of savings to be had over on Steam this weekend if you're a Square Enix fan, with up 75% off on digital offerings from series such as Deus Ex, Just Cause, Hitman, and Dungeon Siege.
And if you don't already own Sleeping Dogs, rectify that error immediately!
You can find the full rundown of Squeenix deals after the jump.Click here to read more...
Microsoft has revealed the latest Xbox 360 gold member freebie as Sleeping Dogs, the profoundly excellent open world game inspired by Infernal Affairs and Hard Boiled.
You've got until January 15th to download the full free game, before it's replaced by Lara Croft & The Guardians Of Light.
Unfortunately, it's a case of "an announcement of an announcement" here, but considering how much we enjoyed Sleeping Dogs here at Dealspwn we felt it was worth mentioning. In a news post on their official website, United Front Games have confirmed that they are working on another entry in the Sleeping Dogs universe called Triad Wars. The beans were spilled after a trademark application was discovered by internet sleuths.Click here to read more...
Don't let this weekend's sunshine fool you into thinking we may have something resembling a summer this year. So you'll be needing something to occupy you until Saints Row IV and GTA V come along. This is that game and it's never been cheaper. Playing as an undercover Hong Kong cop you'll get to bend the law dishing out meaty cleaver-shaped street justice in last year's open world summer smash.
Thanks to andywedge at HotUkDeals.
While surely a sore point for those of us that missed this going for free on PS Plus not so long ago, £12 is still a reasonable price for last summer's surprise smash. If the idea of running round Hong Kong as an undercover cop infiltrating gangs sound like fun, that's because it really is. Wei Shen kicks some serious ass and isn't afraid to bend the rules to get what he wants. We say bend the rules, we actually mean hack them into kibble with a meat cleaver.
This morning we learned that Square Enix president Yoichi Wada resigned following a truly depressing financial forecast for the company. Slow western console game sales were blamed for massive projected losses, and now that more details have come to light, it appears that even Square's biggest success stories haven't been hitting sales targets Stateside.Click here to read more...
Some of you may have read our recent interview with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons' game director, Josef Fares. When we spoke last week, we chatted a little about consumer pre-occupation with the "length" of a game, that is to say, the time it takes to play the main part of it through from start to finish. Fares was unequivocal in his opinion on the matter: that this critical focus which attempts to determine "how long a game should be" needs to stop:
I think everyone agrees with me. It's just that someone said it, and no-one's stopped to question it. I think the press, the critics, even the community need to understand that it isn't important. Stop complaining about the length of time it takes to play a game. Why are we so focused on how long a game is? It's about the experience. You never question how long a movie is. It's a case of how good or bad it was, and that's it. The time it takes to play a game shouldn't matter in a review. Who's dictated how long or short a game should be? It's all about the experience.
It's a point I broadly agree with although, as Fares himself notes later on, that's not to say we shouldn't have large, expansive games, but rather that a game should only ever be as long as it really needs to be.
Of course, the words "budget" , "commercial appeal", and "long tail" always crop up at this juncture, and perhaps rightfully so. After all, this is an industry, one in which commerce and artistic creation must cohabit together. Retail games cost several times more than one's average cinema jaunt, and it's not unreasonable to expect some sort of longevity for one's money.Click here to read more...
Hot damn, I've not even seen Sleeping Dogs this cheap as a download, so I'd act fast to snap up this boxed version. We loved this game last summer and found it to be one of the best new IPs in years. You play as undercover Hong Kong cop, Wei Shen, and get to enjoy smashing /hacking up Triads, street racing and generally dealing out justice like a badass.
Thanks xbehindthelinesx at HotUkDeals.
Square Enix have launched a week-long sale on their digital PC marketplace, slashing the prices of several major games and offering some serious savings. Indeed, they've even managed to undercut Steam's weekend promotion (which will probably annoy a few people, I'm afraid). Here's what we'd consider to be the biggest bargains:
... and more besides. The sale will run until February 6th.
Note that, while we received notice of this deal directly from Square, Goonertillidie beat us to it with a great spot on HotUKDeals.
Yet again Sony are giving out some rather excellent titles as part of its Playstation Plus program, with a rather varied selection on offer as part of the February update. The highlight of the bunch is the open world action-fest Sleeping Dogs, which will be free for a month starting February 6th, but in addition to this the 90-day subscription to the PS+ service will be getting a reduction to £7.99.Click here to read more...