I actually got a real kick out of Watch Dogs. It's got the most boring protagonist ever, and it's overstuffed with content, but you can pick and choose your way through that. Moreover, as boring as Aiden is, the stuff he can do is pretty cool, and there's nothing quite like sticking on the Blues Brothers soundtracks and tearing it up on the roads of Chicago.
You can click here to read our Watch Dogs review. Thanks oUkTuRkEyIII!
It may not be Black Friday yet, but it sure as hell feels like it with deals like this appearing. Although doesn't include the latest titles, or include a Kinect camera, this Xbox One bundle is a fantastic bargain with five well received games at just £350.
Titanfall, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Forza 5, Battlefield 4, and Metal Gear Solid V are included here. If you've been holding out on jumping to the current crop of consoles, this might be the right time to do so. Thanks to coolboy101 @ HUKD for the find!
It's not the finest Xbox One bundle we've seen , but it's a good shout for that extra controller, with Xbox One pads going for upwards of £35 currently. If all you're looking for this Christmas is a machine to play FIFA 15 on with friends or family, this cheap Xbox One bundle deal will sort you right out.
It's just a shame that it's from Zavvi, really, who often have decent prices, but less decent delivery reliability. Still, if you order now, it should arrive before Christmas. Probably. Nice spot baggs1981!
We've got two cheap Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One deals for your attention today. The first is for the digital GOTY Edition, which is being sold for an insanely low £13.99 by very reputable eBay seller wanna-bid (Gamesbite). The code will have to be posted out to comply with eBay regulations, mind.
However, if you'd rather not use eBay or otherwise take the risk, 365Games are also selling the standard edition for £18.99 via email.
In case you were wondering, Forza 5 is an excellent track racer, as detailed in our 8/10 review, especially now that the worrisome microtransactions have been ironed out. Forza Horizon 2 is the superior game, though, so keep an eye out come Black Friday. Thanks to jazzywildchild @ HUKD!
You know what Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is and what it does. If you need more cathartic and satisfying feudal Japan-themed mayhem in your life, Base.com will part with an Xbox One copy for £17.99, which is a seriously cheap deal and a fiver saving.
Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate doesn't reinvent the wheel. It's just another deeply enjoyable Warriors title with loads of generals, missions, weapons and infinite hordes of goons to beat up. However, the amount of content is spectacular, while the new visuals do a great job of giving the franchise a new lick of paint. £17.99 is an absolute steal, especially this side of Black Friday. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
Check out today's hottest gaming bargains and console bundle deals, and if you're looking at picking up a console bundle with awesome exclusives and unbroken games for Christmas or during Black Friday week, check out Jon's Wii U Christmas Buyer's Guide.
Is this the best Xbox One bundle we've seen so far? Well, it's up there. Black Friday will need to see the console itself go a fair bit under £300 if we're going to see bundles beat this. Three cracking games and an Xbox One for under £350. Get on it.
If you're not sure about the console itself or what the best bundle will be for you, definitely click here to check out our extensive Xbox One Christmas buyer's guide. It's got everything you need to get started. Great spot by preparationiskey!
It might not be a part of Amazon's Black Friday countdown promotion, but this Xbox One bundle is still worth bringing to you attention. Coming in at a price normally for just the base console, the fact it comes with two well received games makes it all the sweeter. Plus, you know, the huge saving.
The remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V has been getting rave reviews, making it yet another last-gen port given new life on current-gen consoles. Meanwhile, Forza 5 doesn't quite hit the heights of its predecessor, but petrolheads will no doubt enjoy the luscious visuals it provides during the driving experience. Thanks to TheMo123 @ HUKD!
Swagalicious Tomb Raider deals abound in this week's Xbox LIVE Deals With Gold. The Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is down to £21.43 on Xbox One and under a tenner on Xbox 360, with older titles such as Tomb Raider: Underworld and Tomb Raider: Anniversary going for £3.74.
Remember, you'll need an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership to take advantage of these deals.
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!
Didn't like the look of Assassin's Creed: Unity? Don't let it put you off the series! Black Flag is basically a new-gen, more murderous, stealthy, parkour-packed version of Sid Meier's Pirates! If you use the 5% off Facebook voucher at CDKeys, you can get Bl;ack Flag on Xbox One for just £12.34.
NB. Do bear in mind that this is a digital download code.
Far Cry 4 is out in the wild and receiving rave reviews, but if you didn't pre-order, you can now take advantage of a brilliantly cheap Far Cry 4 deal courtesy of The Game Collection's Rakuten marketplace. £33.95 will save you £7.
Make sure to use voucher code SPEND40! You may need to set up a new account. I doubt that even Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals will bring Far Cry 4 down much cheaper than this. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
LEGO Batman 3 is a must-buy for DC superfans.
You'll rarely see a licensed game with this much love and respect for the source material, nor attention to detail. Going beyond Gotham City, hence the title, TT Games have assembled more than 150 characters from throughout nearly eighty years of franchise continuity, all with their trademark skills, gadgets, costumes and personality. Wonder-Woman doesn't just wield her Lasso Of Truth and bracelets, rather her 1970s theme song blares out every time she takes to the skies. DC mainstays like Green Lantern and The Flash rub shoulders with Firefly, the Condiment King, Mister Mxyzptlk, The Green Loontern, Plastic Man and BatCow.
Even Adam West -- The One True Batman -- steals the show with frequent cameos and a bonus stage that could curl Cesar Romero's moustache.
The story is similarly excellent. In stark contrast to DC's own convoluted crossovers and crises, LEGO Batman 3 tells a ripping yarn as the Justice League teams up with legendary villains to defeat Brainiac, who's attempting to steal the Earth's major cities with his shrink ray. Stuffed full of subtle in-jokes, larger-than-life humour, great voice acting and a little LEGO slapstick, all of the cast act in caricatured yet deeply believable ways, at least until a mishap involving the Lantern Rings sees several characters assume hilarious temporary new personalities. It's an absolute riot and arguably worth the price of admission by itself.
A good thing too, because this deep respect and love for the universe carries what is otherwise a disappointingly unambitious LEGO title.Click here to read more...
If you're looking to snap up a decent Assassin's Creed: Unity deal for Christmas, it's worth noting that CDKeys have started selling codes for digital downloads on consoles now. As such, if you use the 5% off Facebook voucher, you can get Assassin's Creed: Unity on Xbox One for under £30.
NB. Do bear in mind that this is a digital download code.
I didn't really think much of Assassin's Creed: Unity (click here to check out our ACU review), but evidently my fellow critics did, and it has its fair share of fans out there. This is a damn fine price for the game on console right now.
Those of you with current-gen consoles looking for a last minute bargain ahead of Far Cry 4's release tomorrow should take note of this deal from Tesco Direct. By using the voucher code below, the price falls to the cheapest we've seen for a pre-order, and will save you around £7 compared to the next best offer. Do bear in mind that the code will only work with new accounts.
The Limited Edition comes with the Hurk's Redemption missions, which apparently provides an extra hour of gameplay and a harpoon gun. We'll be delivering our official verdict later this week, but considering how impressed Jon was with the way Far Cry 4 goes between the relatively-realistic open world sandbox and a spiritual dimension where you have a tiger at your command, it's almost safe to say that if you enjoyed its predecessor you'll find some fun in this instalment. Thanks to Assassin82 @ HUKD!
Assassin’s Creed Unity is seriously tough. Even when the various glitches and bugs aren’t making Arno’s life hell, there are plenty of other factors that make pulling off hits an unforgiving gauntlet of snipers and swordsman. We feel your pain though, and have come up with seven top tips to put you on the right path. And no, one of them isn’t buy Assassin’s Creed Rogue instead. I eventually came up with a seventh in the end. Happy hunting!
There are many skills to buy with points awarded for completing story missions and you’ll have to selective as to which ones you choose. As tempting as it is to go for all the health enhancements, you’re better buying skills that keep you out of combat first. So pick up the disguise one early on for a measly two points. It will allow you to briefly don the uniform of anyone you target and can make slipping past a few guards much easier than trying to sneak past on their blind side.
This doesn’t just allow you to open treasure chests, giving you more cash to blow on swords and armour, there are also plenty of opportunities to unlock doors and windows. This means you can open up shortcuts during missions and often stay clear of larger groups of guards. Also, being able to pick locks of prison cell doors (escaping convicts is always a nice distraction for the guards) means you won’t have to steal the key from the bloke strolling around with a brace of goons. Be sure to regularly visit the store for extra lockpicks too as some of the tougher locks will probably break a lot of them until you can afford to upgrade the skill.Click here to read more...
Remember when Ubisoft said they didn't have the resources to include female character models for the co-op mode Assassin's Creed Unity? Well, Ubi, what the hell are these two doing? I'm pretty sure those are boobs.
It would seem Ubisoft found enough 'resources' to include a bit of eye-candy around the Brotherhood. To be fair, it doesn't look like these two are using the 8000 animations that apparently would have been required to include female character models in the co-op mode.
But on the other hand, how many of those animations are used already for Elise who has numerous in-game appearances alongside Arno. So far, we've seen her fight and run, but admittedly no climbing. But we're thinking a large proportion of the work must have been done already.
We've heard that Ubi just didn't have the resources to do all the mo-cap sessions again with female actors/parkour athletes who we're led to believe move differently to their male counterparts. Considering all the rough edges found in Assassin's Creed Unity though, we're going to have to call bullshit there. If only Ubisoft had had some experience of creating a female Assassin before, maybe for a spinoff or something? Oh wait...
Would any of us really have noticed if the male animations were used for female character models? A slight change of outfit and maybe some round shapes under their tops (we're not asking for Dead or Alive esque boob physics) and you're away. Sure, I've over-simplified it somewhat, but I'm probably not as far off as you'd think either.Click here to read more...
It’s another week closer to Christmas, which means another week packed with more games than sense. Highlights include charging around the Himalayas on the back of an elephant with a machine gun, men in spandex, returning to Los Santos, taking on bloody big dragons with a pointy stick and building blocky civilisations in your pocket. We’ve been warming up for Black Friday a bit early by hunting out the very best of cheap game deals too, so be sure to check out the links to the best prices the net has to offer. Keep an eye on our Deals section too for a regular flow of cheap prices for the best of old and new games.
World War II strategy fans have been waiting for this expansion for a while and according to Matt’s recent hands-on preview, it’s shaping up rather well. Take a look below.
Best Price: G2Play: £22.20Click here to read more...
We've been saying the Black Friday Xbox One console deals have started early, but this leads the way for console bundle deals. A 500GB Xbox One, Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Forza 5 GOTY Edition, Titanfall and Wolfenstein: The New Order. All fantastic games if we're honest and titles that would be near the top of most people's most wanted lists if they were looking at buying an Xbox One for Christmas. As far as cheap console bundles go, that's the best I've seen.
That's all you need to know really. I'd act fast, because that deal is going to get seriously hot!
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is due in next week. Sure you could wait for a potential Black Friday deal, but we can't see the game getting a discount in its first week of release. If anything, expect most sites to be selling it for around £40 after launch as is the case with most top-tier EA titles. Better head on over to this site to get a last-minute pre-order down for either the PS4 or Xbox One version then. Don't forget to use your voucher code to get the cheaper price too.
It's Dragon Age: Inquisition or well...nothing if you want a console RPG this Christmas -quiet Lords of the Fallen, we're waiting until you're a tenner! This latest code collaboration sees the two retailers joining forces to bring you the cheapest pre-order price for the new Bioware adventure. Early reviews have been favourable for this one and it already looks like a huge improvement over the dreary dungeons of the second game.
Thanks to Djldthebest.