Mon, Feb 07, 2011 | 15:40 GMT
Lewie’s Weekly Deals – PS minis, Brutal Legend, XBLA retro shooters
Here’s your weekly dose of cheap games for all formats. It’s relatively slim pickings this week, but there’s some excellent games that you might have missed first time round for just a few quid each. For your constantly updated guide to gaming on the cheap, make sure to check out SavyGamer.co.uk.
This week’s games are after the cut.
PSP Minis sale
There’s a sale on Sony’s somewhat flawed democratised game distribution service, the PSP Minis. I’ve been able to confirm that all of the games on sale are PS3 compatible, except for Championship Manager 2010 Express which I am unsure about. They’re all reduced to 99p, here’s the selection:
5-in-1 Arcade Hits
Championship Manager 2010 Express
Hero Of Sparta
Red Bull X-Fighters
SPOT THE DIFFERENCES!
Tehra: Dark Warrior
You can find them all on PSN.
Brutal Legend, PS3, £5 in store at Gamestation
I saw this the other day, and having now checked, it is the cheapest this is available for anywhere that I can find. I loved Double Fine’s metal-fuelled adventure, and at that price, I reckon everyone should give it a try. I would be linking to the Metacritic page now, but it looks like Metacritic is down at the minute. I seem to recall it getting a mixed reception at release, but bollocks to the haters, I think it great. Are you as excited for Stacking as I am?
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, PC, £4.99 delivered
I’ve not yet played the most recent entry in the Stalker series, I’m saving it til after I am done with Shadow of Chernobyl, but word on the street is that it’s arguably the best game in the series yet. This has been cheaper digitally more than once, but if you want the disc version then this is the best price I’ve seen since release. Hopefully we’ll hear some proper news on the proper sequel, Stalker 2 soon, but it’s not out til 2012. Assuming it doesn’t get massively delayed.
Deal of the week
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Xbox 360 – 400 MS Points
(Only available to Xbox Live gold subscribers)
This is my pick of the bunch of the discounted XBLA “retro shooters” on offer at the minute. Also available at the same price are Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and Galaga Legions. I bloody love Geometry Wars, and Retro Evolved 2 is by far the best of all the versions. Can you beat my score of 48.6 million on sequence? I bet you can’t.