Decent online sale shocker!
MGS3 £14, OutRun2 £8, more.
Amazon.co.uk has launched its traditional summer sale and, for once, there's quite a bit of substance lurking around the £10 mark and just above, particularly on PlayStation 2 and Xbox - with offers split between a dedicated "summer sale" page and a more extensive "clearout" section.
PS2 owners who haven't already bought Metal Gear Solid 3 can now do so for a relatively trifling £13.96, while the likes of Second Sight, Flat Out, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and Killzone are all available for less than £10.
Some are much lower in fact - the wonderful SEGA SuperStars, easily this writer's favourite EyeToy game, is a snip at just £5.96 - and those of you who passed on the slightly divisive Red Dead Revolver at full whack might do well to investigate it at £11.96.
Headliners in the Xbox section include Halo 2 at £19.96, Knights of the Old Republic II at £14.96 and Ghost Recon 2 at £12.96. And there are some really must-haves for less than £10, including the underrated Midtown Madness 3, the undersold OutRun2 and Grabbed by the Ghoulies. The latter is just £7.96, which is surely a good enough argument to check out Rare's first Xbox title.
And, of course, if you don't already own OutRun2 and like arcade racers you would have to be a total f-[let's just say you'd be off Tom's Christmas card list -Ed] not to pay £7.96 for the privilege of playing it.
The pickings are decidedly slimmer on other formats, as you might imagine, but there are still some hidden gems. Cube owners who passed on Metroid Prime 2 the first time might find its £20.96 price tag more tempting, while PC owners can find the underrated Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault for £9.96. It's one of EA's best World War II games in ages, which is good news - although as a comment on our industry a bloody depressing comment, come to think of it.
Oh, and there's also Freedom Fighters on the PC for £3.96, which was so criminally overlooked when it first came out that it made us cry, and on Game Boy Advance there's DK: King of Swing for £11.96. Which is probably just about what it's worth.
To check out the sale, head to the summer sale and clearout section pages.