Buckle up folks, here's another boatload of discounted digital fun for you to get your grubby mitts all over. The best priced games from all over the land are collected right here for your convenience. Get yourself over to SavyGamer.co.uk to keep up to date with all the cheap games, as and when they are cheap.
Here are this week's deals:
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, Xbox 360 – 800 MS Points
GTA IV: The Lost and Damned, Xbox 360 – 400 MS Points
These prices are only available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and you'll need GTA IV to be able to play them.
Christian gave The Lost and Damned a solid 8/10, saying:
"With a fulsome single-player campaign that will soak up somewhere in the region of fifteen hours of your time while threading in a genuinely memorable story, and a pile of new distractions, there's no question that Rockstar has raised the bar on what players should expect from downloadable content."
Then Tom followed suit by giving Gay Tony an 8/10 too:
"Like The Lost and Damned, it's a sizeable chunk of game, too, taking around a dozen hours to exhaust completely, and that's before multiplayer is taken into account. Perhaps Tony Prince does nothing to drag the series forward - somewhat fittingly for a man with his head stuck in the eighties - but the episode Rockstar has named in his honour is a colourful and pleasingly unpredictable adventure that gets better throughout and ends on a high."
Grid, PC - £2.99
A slick track racer from Codies, Grid's got a fair few clever tricks up it's sleeve. Chief among them is probably the "flashback" features, where you can rewind any mistakes, much like the Sands of Time.
Tom loved it, and gave it a Eurogamer 9/10 for it's trouble:
"GRID is a great success: the single-player is varied without being confusing; the online multiplayer supports 12 players and damage modelling, reducing the number of first-corner pile-ups; tracks and cars are well chosen and recreated; and Flashback allows you to race with the same determination on lap three as you did on lap one, mitigating risk in a manner of which other racing game developers will soon be envious."
Codemasters are giving their cut of the sales from this promotion to a range of charities too, so you get a game and a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
Saints Row: The Third [Professor Genki Edition], PC – £24.99 delivered
Disgusting, horrible, beautiful open world GTA-a-like Saints Row is back, and it's still got no shame.
Steve previewed it last month, and here's a typical series of events in Saints Row: The Third:
"As a snapshot of the action, the lead proponent walks down a busy street while smacking random pedestrians upside the head with a three foot purple dildo. He then gets into a jetfighter and starts casually torching people with its inbuilt flamethrower. And then for good measure, he robs a bank amidst a sky full of exploding helicopters. And then he goes and whacks someone in the nuts."
The Professor Genki Edition comes with some bonus in-game tat.
Killzone 2, PS3 - £4.98 delivered
Super pretty FPS from Guerilla Games. I preferred this to the 3rd in the series, and I seem to recall the campaign being a fair bit longer too. Dan had this to say of it:
"Killzone 2 is a taut and muscular game, a shooter that gives back more than you put in, provided you have the intestinal fortitude. It may take its time revealing its true depths and pleasures, but the journey is well worth taking. Between Killzone 2's unforgiving grit and Resistance 2's alien-bursting excess, the PS3 finally has both ends of the shooter spectrum covered in grand style."
But it is also worth adding that it's really, really pretty.
Dungeon Siege III, Xbox 360 - £11.98 delivered
It's been out less than a month, and already it's close to the £10 mark. Most games drop in price fairly quickly these days, but for a fairly well received game to drop in price this quickly is not too common.
Quintin liked Dungeon Siege III to the tune of an 8/10. Here's what he thought:
"With the exception of a handful of tough fights spread throughout the game, it's possible to go tumbling through Dungeon Siege III with half of your brain playing and the other half chatting idly to your co-op partner. You simply tap away at the attack button, dodge on those occasions when you see an attack being aimed in your direction, and fall back and use your healing ability when you're hurt.
But don't think this means that Dungeon Siege III is a brain-dead game. It's just an adaptive one. Because your character has up to 11 abilities, as well as charged versions of each of those, and each is best used in a slightly different scenario, trying to play Dungeon Siege III perfectly is a totally absorbing dance of glossy particle effects, small victories and even smaller failures."