It was only a few weeks ago that The Game Collection provided a good deal for this one, but they've lowered the price even more in today's Flash Deal. Overall it will save you around £7.50 over the next cheapest offer elsewhere.
Admittedly, with the exception of an additional tomb to raid, the GOTY edition mainly provides skins and characters for the game's rather lacklustre multiplayer suite, but if you have yet to experience Lara Croft's re imagined origin story, this is definitely a good chance to do so (providing you aren't tempted to go with the Definitive Edition should you have a currrent-gen console.) Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD!
I wasn't so sure the price of this one could get any lower, but here we are with a sub-£4 deal for Tomb Raider, made even sweeter by the voucher code above, direct from publisher Square Enix. A saving of over £6 awaits those who have yet to pick up a copy. Please note that you'll be given a Steam code to redeem on the service upon purchase.
In the end, Crystal Dynamics crafted a fine return for Lara Croft in this reimagining of her origins. With a well-crafted story that turns her into the heroine we know and love, a huge island to explore with actual tombs to raid, and a combat system that is up there with the genre’s best, it's hard to argue with the price point above. Thanks to bandwidthbob @ HUKD!
Yep, it's another GOG deal. Why? Well, how about discounted nostalgia.
That's right, GOG have launched their DRM-Free Time Machine Sale, which is taking some thirty classic titles from the last 30 years and discounting the lot of them, with up to 90% savings in some cases.
Each year and its relevant game will get its moment in the dealtastic spotlight, but how long they stay there is up to us consumers. Put simply, the more copies bought, the longer a game will stay on sale.
You can head here for more info and to get stuck in. The current deal at the time of writing sees Tomb Raider 1, 2, and 3 for $1.99. That's about £1.20.
Seriously. Why are you still even reading this. Go spend unbelievably small amounts of money on heaps of delicious nostalgia. It's the right choice.
Now this is a little more "definitive". GAME are selling Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for £45 on PS4 and Xbox One, but you can get it cheaper by using the code RAIDMYTOMB (erm, PHRASING!), which will knock a few quid off. As it's GAME, there's also a Limited Edition Artbook included, which holds a bunch of never before seen concept art of Lara Croft, her enemies and more. Nice spot techo!
While the upcoming PS4/Xbox One version will the best-looking version on the market later this month, Tomb Raider still looks fantastic on the Xbox 360. So, if you're yet to pick up Lara's latest adventure, why not save yourself a few quid and pick up this cheap deal from Game Collection. Many say this is the best game in the series for years and it's hard to disagree. This reboot acts as a prequel, shipwrecking Lara on an island populated by nutters, but more importantly it's a huge landscape to explore. The story is excellent and there are lots of collectibles to discover when you're done.
Last week at the VGX Awards, Square Enix finally admitted they would be re-releasing Tomb Raider on the PS4 and Xbox One. This ‘Definitive Edition’ comes with a handful of visual upgrades including TressFX technology for Lara’s hair (like the original PC version), a remodelling for Lara’s face and better leaves and branches on the trees. And presumably better explosions, because that’s the next-gen dream right?
It will also include the previous pre-order incentive Tomb of the Lost Adventurer and there will be some unique touches that are only possible on next-gen machines. The Xbone version will include Kinect voice controls for weapon selection and the PS4’s DualShock light will light up when Lara’s lights a touch.
There’s even more packed in though! Like the extra skins, weapons and eight DLC maps for the multiplayer that everyone plays so much! Making of documentaries that you’d otherwise have to look for on YouTube! That really shitty digital prologue comic! And there’s an extra artbook in the Special Edition of the Definitive Edition for those of you wanting more than the Standard Edition of the Definitive Edition! What!
You can order all these essential improvements for $59.99, which at the moment on Amazon (US version) is a few dollars more than recent next-gen games like Forza 5 or Killzone: Shadow Fall. Bargain. Despite being a mere six weeks away in the UK, there are barely any listings to be found online, but some have recently appeared at Game for £55 or ShopTo at (a still eye-watering) £45-£50. So, essentially this is a full-priced next-gen release. Or you could buy it now on PS3 or Xbox 360 for less than £15.Click here to read more...
Tomb Raider has been very cheap on PC recently - only buy this if you want all the merchandise. Apparently the figurine retails individually for £15 more than the total price. Thanks to Poch @ HUKD!
Hot damn, this year's had some fine titles already. It's a testament to the strength of the output over the last six months, that no two choices here are the same. Do stay tuned for our rundown of the top ten games of the year so far in our democratically-sourced list later in the week, but in the meantime, here are our personal shouts for the best games of the year thus far...
The first half of 2013 has seen any number of great games hit home consoles and the PC, but for my money, the best game of 2013 released on the Nintendo 3DS. Fire Emblem: Awakening may not have the clout of BioShock Infinite or The Last Of Us, yet it delivers perhaps the most exquisite gaming experience of many a long year.
The tactics and tough decisions are as solid as you'd expect from the venerable series, but Awakening upped the ante with a tragic yet uplifting storyline and a cast of truly unforgettable characters. Over the course of the massive campaign, you'll laugh along with your newfound friends, shed a tear when they die in combat, and punch the air with delight as they fall in love right there on the battlefield. Dynamically. Through gameplay. Eventually, their offspring joins your army, building an emotional attachment that makes permanent deaths all the more difficult to bear. Sure, the strategy was top-notch, but the glorious happy highs and stomach-churning emotional lows made Fire Emblem Awakening something truly special and unique.
I will be very surprised if it doesn't become my overall game of the year all told once December rolls around. Your move, 2013.Click here to read more...
Holy Half Time, Batman! The PWNCAST is back! That's right, the original Dealspwn podcast returns for a special appearance as we take stock of the first half of 2013, reflecting upon some of the best games that we've witnessed over the past six months. Not only that, we take a look at the platform landscape and try to determine who's had the most successful year thus far, before attempting to come up with three highlights each for 2013 so far.
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Three cheers for democracy! We'll be revealing our ow, individual, personal shouts for the best games of the year thus far enext week, along with a few other roundtable pieces reflecting on 2013: Part One, but today we thought we'd put our heads together to come up with a fair and reasoned list to determine a top ten of sorts using an intricate voting system that ensured every nomination was counted and ranked fairly.
So here it is, the Dealspwn Top Ten Games of 2013 So Far. Everyone's top shout was different, and the top of the table was excruciatingly close. Anyway, enough babbling, check it out for yourselves, and let us know if we missed anything!
What we said: We've over-used the phrase "rough diamond" in years past, but now we have a new definition of the term. State Of Decay delivers one of the most authentic, compelling and enjoyable zombie experiences of recent years, and all for an eminently affordable budget price. Indeed, you'll completely forget that we're all supposed to be bored of zombies by now. Outstanding.
What we say: The Behemoth are back with a typically technically brilliant title. They've nailed the SHMUP and beat 'em up genres wwith Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater is a fantastic run at old-school platform. Brimming with personality, and tremendous fun whether in solo or co-op modes, Battleblock is fantastically bonkers and ludicrously enjoyable.Click here to read more...
Dead Island: Riptide is one again sitting pretty at the top of the pile this week, making it the third week at #1 for thezobie-baiting sequel. The complete retail release of Telltale's The Walking Dead debuts at #9, and although it's a must-play experience, Brendan has been reporting that Telltale appear to have spent the time between digital and retail releases doing sweet F-A, as the game is riddled with all of the bugs that the individual episodic releases enjoyed.
That's not how you do it.
Elsewhere, Black Ops II sneaks back into the top 3, and Persona 4 Arena debuts at #11.Click here to read more...
Dead Island: Riptide has survived to take the top spot in the UK charts once again this week, with a number of the fresh releases from the past few weeks holding strong in the top ten. It's good to see two 3DS titles standing firm, and Injustice holds on to the #2 spot, with Tomb Raider rising two places to complete the top three.Click here to read more...
This is quite a nice thing. In nearly every interview we run, we like to ask developers what they consider to be the most awesome, kickass, amazing, brilliant things about their games. Well, it looks like Crystal Dynamics have done much the same thing, reflecting on their game post-release, and coming up with a top ten video calling out their favourite bits.
#1reasonwhy has provided a plethora of stories and snippets surrounding sexism in our industry, and by design delivered a number of troubling accounts and negative snapshots of the things women involved in video games can face on a daily basis. Then came #1reasontobe, pioneered by Tomb Raider scribe Rhianna Pratchett, with the aim of providing a complementary, more optimistic flip-side to the discussions: the reasons why it can be awesome, and why more women should look to get involved.
And it even spawned an absolutely cracking GDC panel.
In a new interview, Pratchett has discussed her own feelings on #1reasontobe, and said that it's not about the "pinking" of games, but rather "making them better for everyone".Click here to read more...