Naughty Dog round off their time with the PS3 in spectacular style in this grim, almost survival horror-like, adventure. While considerably tougher than the Uncharted games, this is well worth a look if intense gameplay, high detailed graphics, an engaging plot and well voiced characters are your thing. This is the cheapest we've seen it yet. You can also get it for the same price at Game, although they've been up and down with the price all weekend. Either way, you're saving £8 over the competition.
Thanks to swancut at HotUkDeals.
UK developer The Indie Stone announced last night that Project Zomboid will be making it long awaited appearance on Steam as an Early Access purchase from Friday. Considering the zombie survival sandbox title has been greenlit for quite a while now, the news will no doubt be welcomed by those who voted for its inclusion on Valve's digital marketplace many months ago.
To mark this occasion, the price for the title has been slashed over on Desura to £4.99. That's a 50% reduction on the price it will be from Friday, and purchasing on the indie-focused store will immediately grant a Steam key to pre-load the game. Those who have previous purchased the Alpha build will be able to claim a key as well, with details on how to do this found here.
A lot has changed since I last got hands-on with Project Zomboid earlier this year in a set of episodes for Dealspwn Playthrough - the engine has been revamped, the crafting system given more depth, and the struggle against zombie hordes made a much more dangerous affair. You can expect us to check out the latest build once it hits the game this Friday.
Thanks to sharpedges12 @ HUKD!
It's all getting a little busy for the folks at Red Thread Games at the moment. Development of Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is in full swing, and the first convention for the series named JourneyCon will be taking place in a few weeks, but now the Norwegian-based team have announced that they will be developing a new game titled Draugen - "a first-person survival horror adventure amongst the mountains and fjords of the Norwegian west coast in the 1920s."Click here to read more...
Let's face it, with Halloween just around the corner, Sony would be mad not to tap into our inexplicable love for zombies on the PlayStation Network. Which is exactly what they've done, thanks to a slew of new savings shambling onto the existing horror sale. It's not actually the best sale we've ever seen, with many titles cheaper elsewhere (or not worth buying in the first place - avoid The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct like the plague it is), but Resident Evil fans will be well away.
We've got all the tasty savings after the braaaaaiiiiins. The break. Sorry, what did I say?Click here to read more...
Superflat's Jasper Byrne has confirmed that the retooled PSN version of Lone Survivor, his utterly exquisite survival horror adventure, will be available on PC from October 31st. However, in a neat twist, it will be entirely free if you happen to own the original... which you probably do since it was available in a massive Humble Bundle last year!Click here to read more...
Gamersgate have reduced the price on all three entries of the Dead Space series, with their current listings being the cheapest available. This means anyone who has yet to live out Isaac Clark's living nightmare can do so for under £20, but we've got the individual listings for those looking for just a singular slice of sci-fi-horror action.
Platforms: PS3 | PS Vita (Cross-buy, £9.99)
Developer: Jasper Byrne
Publisher: Curve Studios
Survival Horror isn't dead. Though the titans of the genre may have risen and fallen (and are perhaps rising again), the indie community seized the mantle and are delivering all the scary we need. Last year, a one-man project called Lone Survivor leapt out of left field and utterly floored us, delivering an expertly-honed horror experience that was as thought-provoking as it was horribly tense. Grimy, surreal and relentlessly compelling, PC gamers found it to be one of the most impressive sleeper hits of 2012.
A year on, and Lone Survivor is now available on PS3 and Vita as a cross-buy Director's Cut version, sporting a few improvements and tweaks to suit its new platforms. Though we're spoiled for choice by the likes of Outlast and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Lone Survivor is still as sharp, harrowing and clever as it ever was, and deserves to be met with open arms by a brand new audience. You lucky, lucky people.
Players assume the role of a sole survivor in a zombie-infested apartment block, the world now gone to hell following a zombie apocalypse. His name isn't important, nor immediately forthcoming. Neither are the reasons behind the calamity. All you know is that he's stuck in a nightmare situation... and he's slowly going mad. Plagued by surreal night terrors and playable hallucinations, you'll sortie into the broken remains of the apartment complex to scavenge for food and weapons, staring deeply into mirrors to access new environments and fighting the onset of starvation and psychosis. The line between reality and insanity becomes increasingly hard to discern.Click here to read more...
Developer: The Chinese Room
Publisher: Frictional Games
The unexpected success of Amnesia: The Dark Descent was met with an equal number of screams and purchases of new pairs of underwear. It managed to take the power away from the player in a way that hadn’t been managed before, and became one of the stand-out games of 2011. So, when news that Fritional Games were teaming up with The Chinese Room, the developers behind the deeply-atmospheric Dear Esther, gamers around the world began to brace themselves for what could be lurking over the horizon. Then they informed us that the subtitle was “A Machine For Pigs”, and managed to terrify everybody in advance.
There’s no denying that there are heavy expectations for this next instalment in the Amnesia franchise, but after a year of teasing us with trailers and screenshots it’s finally time to see if the piggies are going to make us squeal.
Players assume the role of Oswald Magnus, a wealthy industrialist who, after a mysterious trip to Mexico, falls ill and wakes up several months later on New Year’s Eve 1899. With a mysterious machine from his delirious dreams now shaking the city, it is up to Magnus to piece together what has happened, discover the purpose of this machine, and face a trial of a more personal nature along the way.Click here to read more...
Outlast is shaping up to be one of the most terrifying games in recent years, staring down Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs in a battle for survival horror supremacy. Or not, because most genre fans should probably buy both. Either way, here's a launch trailer for Red Barrel's atmospheric title, which released last night on Steam. A PS4 version has also been confirmed.
Shares in underwear companies have massively increased in value, since most of us will require many replacements.
During this year's Gamescom, Matt kept bringing up three topics of conversation. The first was how good Peggle 2 was. The second was how to refine our Octodad dance. However, the third was simply this - "Carl, why is there a MACHINE FOR PIGS?!"
Today, we attempt to answer that question.
In the latest episode of Dealspwn Playthrough, Carl dares to go through the first 25 minutes of Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs from The Chinese Room and Frictional Games. Watch as he braves getting out of bed, marvel at his billiard skills, and shake in terror at the idea of a machine. For piggehs!
This episode also features a first for the series - a reaction cam. Carl didn't do this willingly, and was forced to do so by Matt. As such, we here at Dealspwn apologise profusely for the following video, which you can find after the jump.Click here to read more...
Telltale Games have announced that they'll be bringing their massively acclaimed adventure game series -- The Walking Dead -- to Ouya this winter.Click here to read more...
Following an immense amount of feedback and soul-searching after releasing Resident Evil 6, Capcom plans to return to Resident Evil's survival horror roots.Click here to read more...
It has certainly been cheaper in the past, but it’s still worth just over a fiver if you haven’t played them already. Contains both the Alan Wake Collector’s Edition and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. Thanks to spinderp @ HUKD!