Tue, Feb 22, 2011 | 12:57 GMT
Lewie’s Weekly Deals – The Beatles: Rock Band for a fiver
Got a few spare quid? Why not buy yourself a game? Go on, you deserve it. These are so cheap, you’d be wasting your money by not buying them. It’s Lewie’s Weekly Deals, the roundup of the best offers going on games every week. For updates on gaming bargains throughout the week, get yourself over to SavyGamer.co.uk.
This week’s selection are after the break.
For a while, Rock Band was bigger than bigger than God. I guess it wasn’t to last, but the fact that The Beatles collaborated on a version of Rock Band is still a huge achievement. I think it’s brilliant too, and Helter Skelter is probably the best song on any version of any music game. For a fiver, if you’ve already got the plastic instruments required, this is a must have.
Thief: The Complete Collection, PC‚ £3.98 delivered
Eidos are going to be talking about ThiFOURf at GDC next week, but if you’re in the mood for revisiting the earlier games in the series, well here you can get all three for just under £4. That’s £1.33 a pop. You could always try breaking in Amazon’s warehouse and robbing a copy, but I don’t think the risk is worth it for £4 worth of goods.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Xbox Original, 600 MS points
(Xbox Live Gold subscribers only)
This is actually only a good deal if you are impatient and/or have a phobia of plastic circles, since you can get the disc version (which is entirely the same as the Xbox Originals version) for just £1.50 delivered. You may also want to hold out for the upcoming HD Splinter Cell Trilogy, which is only confirmed for the PS3 so far. For the Price of Persia HD Trilogy on the PS3, Ubisoft used the PS2 versions, and if they do the same for Splinter Cell, it would be a shame (the PS2 version of Chaos Theory was extremely cut down compared to the Xbox version).
Gears of War: Triple Pack, Xbox 360, £25.56 delivered
Before you get too excited, this triple pack includes Gears 1, Gears 2 and the All Fronts Collection DLC for Gears 2, no Gears of War 3 in sight. This isn’t getting a UK release at all, for some reason, so this is the USA version, imported by Play-Asia, but is confirmed as being totally region free, and is in English. I reckon they missed a trick by not including access to the GoW3 beta with this, and it’s actually cheaper to get all the component parts individually:
Gears of War, Xbox 360, £7.85 delivered
Gears of War 2, £5.99 delivered
Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection, 800 MS Points
So unless you want to have it all collected in one box, I’d say get them separately.
Deal of the week
Dead Space 2 [Collector's Edition], PS3, £32.99 delivered
This PS3-only Collector’s Edition includes Extraction (just like the Limited Edition), a Dead Space 2 soundtrack, a Necromorph lithograph, some in game tat and shiny pretty packaging. If you don’t care about the bonus stuff, and if you just want Dead Space 2 and Extraction, the Limited Edition is available for £23.99 delivered. It’s a bloody great game, it doesn’t outstay its welcome, and give you lots baddies to shoot and fun toys to play with. Mirror’s Edge sequel next please, EA.