Fancy some cheap games? You're in luck, because here's the lowdown on what's Cheap This Week – the finest bargains from all over the internet collected in one convenient place for your consideration. There's a couple of hotly anticipated pre-orders for low prices, and the first signs of 3DS software getting proper discounts, so read on for the best in cheap gaming fun.
If you want to make sure you don't miss any of the best deals in gaming, get yourself over to SavyGamer.co.uk, where you can get updates on what's cheap across all platforms, throughout the week.
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Here's what's Cheap This Week
Super Street Fighter IV - 3DS - £23.48 delivered (apply coupon "GAME15")
A shrunk down portable version of Capcom's top-tier fighter. This impressed Johnny enough for him to give it 8/10.
"It's hard to see Super Street Fighter IV on 3DS becoming a serious alternative for high-level players, but no-one really expected it to. That Capcom gets so close is a tremendous achievement, and while let down on occasion by the awkwardness of the control layout, the game makes up for this through its innovation, depth, style and the endless joy of a fireball in the chops," he wrote.
"A great start for Capcom on 3DS, then, and further proof there's life in the old quarter-circle yet."
Diablo 3 - PC/Mac – £24.99 delivered
It's a bit strange seeing a much-anticipated Blizzard game available to pre-order for this price. StarCraft II is one of the small number of PC games from the last few years to stay above £30 everywhere for a long time after release.
There's still no release date for this, of course. I guess it could conceivably come out this year? Oli had an extensive hands on of this at the end of 2010 and it sounds a bit good. It's already been a long time coming, and no doubt Blizzard will be polishing and polishing and polishing this before unleashing it on the world. In its own time – although hopefully in ours.
This is a very limited offer, because as soon as the stock is gone it's gone for good. It's from Amazon Warehouse, which is the bit of their website that they put clearance stuff in.
When the condition is marked as "Used - Like New", it means that the console itself will be absolutely fine, and I think the worst you can expect is damaged packaging.
Anyone else kicking themselves for paying full price for one of these at release?
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Xbox 360 – £14.99 delivered
There's been so many attempts to make a decent 3D Castlevania, to varying degrees of success, that I think I've lost count. This latest one is a collaboration between Spanish developer MercurySteam and that brilliant nutter behind the Metal Gear series, Hideo Kojima. Christian gave it a solid 8/10, and had this to say about it:
"Even though the wait continues for a 3D Castlevania that truly matches the elegance, complexity and spatial intelligence of the 2D games, this is a polished and enjoyable blast of musty Gothic action in its own right."
Deal of the Week
Brink - £31.75 delivered on Xbox 360, £31.75 delivered on PS3 & £21.85 delivered on PC (apply coupon "BHB2" for the PC version and coupon "BHB3" on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions to get these prices – the PC version registers on Steam)
This was the game that commanded the biggest queues at last year's Eurogamer Expo, as people snaked round the booth from open till close. I even saw a few people finish a round and rejoin the queue again at the back.
It's out in just a couple of weeks, but these coupons expire on the 3rd, so make sure to get your order in before then if you want it at this price.
Quinns got his grubby mitts on this back in February. Hopefully PSN will be back up by the time this is out on the 5th, but you might want to get it on either of the other formats if you can just to be on the safe side...
Also of note this week...
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution, PC – £23.85 delivered (Apply coupon "BHB2")
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition, PC – £37.99 delivered
- Kinect, Xbox 360 – £72.99 delivered (apply coupon "GAME70")
- Nintendogs and Cats, 3DS - £23.48 delivered (apply coupon "GAME15")
- Pilotwings: Resort, 3DS – £23.48 delivered (apply coupon "GAME15")
- Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Xbox 360 - 200 MS Points (Xbox Live Gold subscribers only)
- Dead Rising 2: Case West, Xbox 360 - 400 MS Points (Xbox Live Gold subscribers only)