Get your payment method of choice at the ready, for here's another bountiful selection of cheap games that are worth your attention. This week we've got a few of the best games from the last year or so getting their first big discounts, and this week's hot releases at an affordable price.
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Here are this week's deals:
Heavy Rain, PS3 - £9.99 delivered
That's a pre-owned price, so unless you're lucky, someone else will probably have done the origami that came bundled with mint copies. You'll have to find some other way to entertain yourself whilst the game's installing.
Heavy Rain earned itself a solid 9/10 from Tom in its Eurogamer review. Here's what he said:
"For its problems, it's an intricate game that deserves to be debated for a long time, and it's also a simple one to enjoy: a thrilling mystery, cleverly composed, and unlike anything else you will play this year. It may also be the only game you play this year where pulling the trigger makes you really feel something, and I can think of no greater compliment."
Killzone 3, PS3 - £17.85 delivered
One of the shiniest shooters available on Sony's black monolith, Killzone 3 has got audiovisual bells and whistles hiding in every corner. The jetpacks may have spluttered and it was all over fairly quickly, but the action packed campaign has a wide variety of environments and guns, and it was entertaining throughout.
Dan had this to say in his review: "It's always polished and breathlessly paced, but it no longer offers a distinct change of pace from the rest of the shooter herd. Killzone 3 is a powerful, impressive game that sets an imposing standard for Sony's 3D, Move-enabled future output; it's just a shame that in doing so, it's lost just a little of what made the series stand out in the first place."
Portal 2, PC/Mac - £12.99 delivered
It says "Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks", so don't go for this offer if you're in any particular hurry. Oli gave Portal 2 the highly sought after Eurogamer perfect 10 when it came out in April. Here's what he thought:
"It's human: hot-blooded, silly, poignant, irreverent, base, ingenious and loving. It's never less than a pure video game, but it's often more, and it will no doubt stand as one of the best entertainments in any medium at the end of this year. It's a masterpiece."
It's a must play game, and £13 is a brilliant price (especially when compared to the Steam price of £29.99). I burned through the single player in a few sittings, but the co-operative campaign kept me and a friend scratching our heads for a fair bit longer.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, PC - £4.85 delivered
Criterion's take on the long running Need for Speed series was a re-visitation of the original Hot Pursuit formula, with more than a sprinkle of Burnout style presentation.
Tom gave it a 9/10 and said: "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is an unqualified triumph. It's stuffed with content but rarely for the sake of it, and knowing Criterion it will be handsomely supported for months to come, even though it's already the best pure arcade racing game since Burnout Paradise. For Need for Speed, it's a return to critical form to match, justify and potentially expand the series' enduring popularity."
It's a shame they stuffed it full of so many unskippable cutscenes, and lots of other padding. It sometimes takes longer to get from one race to the next than it takes to finish a single race.
Deal of the week
The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, 3DS – £26.38 delivered
This is a bit sneaky. To get this price we're going to be using coupon "PAYPALOFFER", which gets you a fiver off a spend of £30 or more. Since Ocarina of Time is just £29.89, you need to buy something else to bump the price over £30 before you can use the coupon. Something like these (the cheapest item they currently have in stock).
Add both items to your basket, then apply the coupon "PAYPALOFFER", and it should come to a total of £26.38.
Nintendo have decided to revisit one of the most popular entries in one of its most popular series, all the way back from 1998. They've patched up the graphics, and added a host of new features, but it's by and large the same game from all those years ago. Keza recently gave it the perfect 10.
Also of note this week...
Xbox 360 250GB - £154.85 delivered