Lewie’s Weekly Deals: RDR, Mario Anniversary, ACII, loads more

Tuesday, 9th November 2010 11:36 GMT By LewieP


Big gaming news today: Some games are cheap. True story. Forget about that other game which just came out, and save money on some older games. Remember to regularly check for all the gaming discount related news you could ever need.

Check after the break for this week’s selection.

Red Dead Redemption, PS3/Xbox 360 – £19.99 delivered

It’s taken a long time, but Rockstar’s open world cowboy ‘em up has finally dropped to £20. It’s been at or near full price since launch, so if you’ve been waiting for a price drop, this is your best bet. I’m enjoying this more than I have enjoyed any of the Grand Theft Auto titles, although even the fastest horse in the game isn’t fast enough for my liking, and the animal skinning is a little bit too squelchy for my nervous disposition. The rifles feel and sound lovely, and it has the best sunsets in any game I’ve played this year. Review round up here.

Super Mario All-Stars: 25th Anniversary Edition, Wii – £15.24 delivered (using a coupon from here)

No doubt this is at the top of lots of people’s Christmas lists. It’s a collection of all the Mario Games from the the NES, Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3 and The Lost Levels. If I was going to nit pick (which I am), I’d probably moan that Mario hasn’t been in the family for 25 years in the UK, but a more pressing complaint would be that despite all the bonus stuff, this collection is missing Super Mario World. Later releases of All Stars that were bundled with the SNES towards the end of its life included SMW, and I bet some people would expect this version to as well. In fact, there’s no reason that they couldn’t fit Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2, Mario 64 and Super Mario Sun-a-shine all on one disc.

Singularity, Xbox 360 – £15.85 delivered

One day, computers and machines will inevitably overthrow humans, and we’ll no longer be the dominant force on planet earth. Until that day, we can play videogames about shooting guys in the face, and doing clever tricks with a time glove. Singularity scratches that exact itch, so if you’re in the mood for some probably quite gimmicky time manipulation mechanics and putting a reticule on the baddies and pressing a button to make them die, Singularity could be just what you’re after. Metacritic page here.

Crackdown 2, Xbox 360 – £9.99 delivered

Reviews were a bit all over the place for this. It’s an interesting take on how to sequelise a game; use the same location, although make it obvious that lots of stuff has happened since the first game. I liked Crackdown 2, although I really liked the first game. I’d say the sequel is a lot more repetitive, but the combat (particularly the hand-to-hand fisticuffs) feels better, and it has competitive multiplayer and four-player co-op. If you just want more of the same, then this is more of the same. With a few things different.

Deal of the week

Assassin’s Creed II, Xbox 360 – £7.48 delivered

This is ex-rental, but the last game I got from these guys was in pristine condition. Did Ubisoft address people’s complaints with the first one? Well, sort of. There is definitely much more variety in the second than the first, but I still couldn’t help feel that most of the game was an extended tutorial. It tells you what to do most of the time, and is never seriously challenging. The newly-introduced platforming puzzle sections are a nice idea, but when a cut-scene before each one has the camera panning to show you the exact path you need to take, the challenge is seriously undermined. It’s a bloody good-looking game though, and there are lots of pretty cities for you to climb around in. At this price, I’d say give it a go, whether or not you liked the first. Metacritic page here.

Also of note:
Pikmin 2 [New Play Control], Wii – £9 delivered
3D Dot Game Heroes, PS3 – £14.79 delivered (ex rental)
Metro 2033, Xbox 360 – £9.99 delivered (ex rental)

Remember to keep your eye on for gaming discounts throughout the week, and you can hassle me on twitter if there’s ever a specific game you’re after for cheap.



  1. Blerk

    Anyone not buying Red Dead at that price needs a horse-whuppin’!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Correct. Reckon I’ll have both Crackdown 2 and Mario from that list.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    I might go for Metro 2033 at that price. But I have Black Ops and a batch of other new games I bought last week I haven’t touched yet to play.

    So that’ll be a pass.

    Also, anyone who hasn’t got ACII yet and passes it up at that price are fucking mental. That’s right, you’re mental if you pass this up.

    Otherwise, you’re a good person.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    “Metro 2033, Xbox 360 – £9.99 delivered (ex rental)”

    buy it people. Very good game and Red Dead and ACII with that price is just Olololo…

    Dissapointed that i don’t see here console deals.

    @JC, “I might go for Metro 2033 at that price.”

    It’s worth every penny. You should buy it. Good game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. SunKing

    That Red Dead deal is £20 for a preowned copy, by the way. I’ve got games to play at the moment, so I’m thinking of waiting for the Red Dead GOTY edition that will come out, probably late next year if I had to guess.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Ah. Brand new Red Deads are £22.85 at ShopTo at the minute if you prefer your games pube-free.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    @5 I’m wondering if they’re going to do a GOTY at all cus the retail disc of Undead Nightmare comes with all dlc to date on board. Spose it depends on whether they do more dlc.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. varsas

    I am sure Red Dead will be a platinum game and I can wait with so many other excellent titles out there right now.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    I saw had the GOTY version of Assassin’s Creed 2 for £9.99 on the 360, with all the DLC on the disk (no downloading), which I think is a better deal than the one posted :)

    They also had Skate 3 for both PS3 and 360 at £12.99.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    The DLC’s not on the disc, you get download vouchers. And the DLC is also ‘guff’. :-)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. CptKurk was selling RDR new for £24.99 until they bumped it up to £27.99 last week. You can tell from the prices that Yuletide is drawing near. was trying to sell Alan Wake for £49.95 earlier today (calling it a “Special Offer”), but now it’s back to its normal price at under £20. Special offer indeed.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    RDR can be had new from ShopTo for £22.85 btw.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. endgame

    w8, no PC deals?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    PC gaming’s dead, innit.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. LewieP


    I didn’t spot any particularly good deals on PC games this week, otherwise there would be some represented.

    I <3 PC gaming.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Hunam


    Actually in the GOTY version it is, the page specifically states it’s a remastered disk.

    #16 4 years ago

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