Are you hideously chemically addicted to video games? I know I am. In the last week I've spent over 200 hours gaming. If I ever run out of games to play, I turn into a giant fire breathing dinosaur, and go on a mega-rampage, destroying cities and killing thousands.
Luckily, that hasn't happened for a while, because I've been able to keep myself stocked up on cheap games just like these ones you're about to see after the break. Remember to visit SavyGamer.co.uk for updates on cheap games throughout the week.
This game may have got middling reviews (Metacritic - Xbox 360/PS3), but if you're an 80s kid like me then you can probably bump those scores up by ~10% for added nostalgia loveliness. It came out a mere ten days ago, and is already being heavily discounted. A sign, perhaps, that the days of publishers being able to crap out film license games as quickly as possible, at the cost of quality, are somewhat behind us.
The "Special Edition" is "Special" because it hasn't had 3 characters removed from the multiplayer (which are missing from the bog standard edition). At time of writing CEX is offering £30 trade in for it, so Gamestation will match that to £31. If you play this quickly, you should be able to trade it in at a profit. If you're getting anything else from GAME, you'll be able to use one of these coupons.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution [Augmented Edition], PC, £29.99 delivered
This is probably around about the same price the bog standard version will be available for (current cheapest pre-order price is £27.99), and the Augmented version comes with an artbook, a bonus DVD with making of feature and soundtrack and some in game bonus stuff. Recent Square Enix Europe PC games like Lara Croft: GOL and Just Cause 2 have used Steamworks, so I bet this one probably will too.
What do we reckon to this one then? If you'd asked me a year ago how I would have felt about another Deus Ex sequel, I'd have probably muffled you to death with a pillow, but as the trailers are getting progressively sexier and sexier, I'm warming to the idea.
New Vegas, for me, managed to be both a huge success and a massive failure. Few games tap into my desire to have all the money as much as the Fallouts, New Vegas especially. I basically need to have all the caps. Have you got any caps? You should probably give me your caps, because if you don't, I am going to kill you and take your caps from you, then they will be my caps.
People are only worth the cap value of all the items in their inventory, and if keeping you alive isn't going to somehow earn me that much or more, I am going to kill you and then sell all of your stuff. I don't even do anything with most of these caps mind, but I need to have them.
Disappointingly, there are problems with New Vegas that were problems with Fallout 3 before it, Oblivion before that, and Morrowind before that. The local navigation is still rubbish, the 3rd person animation is beyond terrible, the HUD and inventory management is pretty lacking and the AI still does some questionable things. For all the talk of bugs,
I never encountered anything particularly game breaking until the final hour of the game, where it started crashing every 5 minutes. Hmm. Overall, I heartily endorse this game, but the Fallout 3 design is fairly dated already, and I hope Bethesda have big plans for the future of the series.
Work on the megapatch to fix lots of broken things is now complete, so it should be pushed out fairly soon.
You can also get the PC version for £15.97 delivered.
Rock Band 3, Xbox 360£22.99 delivered. To get this price, you'll be needing a coupon from here.
I've not grabbed the third Rock Band yet, probably largely because I'm not good enough at it, nor do I care enough, to get any of the pro instruments. Still, the tracklist is rather special, with highlights including: The Smiths, At the Drive-In, The Flaming Lips, Blondie, The Cure, Jimi Hendrix, Echo & the Bunnymen, Bob Marley & the Wailers and That Guy from The Prestige.
Excellent, I've been waiting on a price drop on this for a while. It's on my Christmas list, but it's been at or near full price since release. I've played the demo of the demo a few times, and a particular highlight was the ability to make a drill hat for the zombies to wear.
I certainly enjoyed the original game, my memory my be failing me, but I seem to remember it having some of the longest load times known to Man, and I wasn't totally happy with the save system. (Metacritic - Xbox 360/PS3)
Gran Turismo 5 [Signature Edition], PS3‚ £89.99 delivered (using a coupon from here)
Dawn of War II [Gold Edition], PC ‚ £10.85 delivered. Includes Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising. Registers on Steam.