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Bargain Weekend #1 - Dirt, Infinity Blade, XCOM

The one with something for everyone.

If there’s one thing better than the feeling you get when you fire up a new game, it’s firing up that new game safe in the knowledge that you have enough money left in your back pocket to get a bottle of White Lightning and a bag of chips.

This is where Bargain Weekend comes in, each week we’ll be bringing you a selection of some of the best deals we can find. Of course this list isn’t exhaustive and great deals pop up all the time, which is why for the past four years we’ve had a Cheap Games & Great Deals thread in our forum. This is the place where our community helps each other out by letting everyone know of any unmissable deals they see on the high street, online or in the various virtual stores like Steam, etc.

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Dirt Showdown – PS3 & 360

First up is a big one, Dirt Showdown for only £9.95 – that’s right, it’s not a typo. Dirt Showdown really is available online for less than ten pounds from Zavvi.

Earlier in the year we reviewed the title, scoring it a rather good 7/10, noting its fun but inconsistent single player action complimented by a brilliant online mode.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown – PS3 & 360

If you can’t wait for the postman to deliver your gaming kicks, then heading on down the high street and visiting a good old fashioned gaming emporium can still see you grabbing a bargain. This week GAME have XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the PS3 and Xbox 360 available for a measly £24.99.

This is not only a great price for a recent game, it’s a flipping unbelievable price for one as good as this. If you’re still unsure then head on over to our review.

Hydrophobia Prophecy – PSN

Elsewhere on PS3, well the PSN Store to be precise, we have the 3rd person action title Hydrophobia Prophecy for a shockingly low £1.19 or £1.07 for PlayStation Plus subscribers. It’s been divisive, with some citing a lack of polish and pacing issues but many enjoying its mildly puzzle-based combat and affordable pricing. Last year Dan reviewed the game for TheSixthAxis, scoring it an incredible 9/10.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – PC & Mac (Steam)

This where I try to write a brief sentence on Counter-Strike GO without mentioning the PS3, so I won’t. Now that we’ve dodged that bullet, how about heading online and dodging bullets for free? Yes, FREE.

This weekend Valve are allowing gamers the chance to download and play Counter-Strike GO completely free until November 5th

Tomb Raider – PC (Steam)

Steam are playing host to a Tomb Raider 15th anniversary sale and have three of Lara’s titles available for 75% off.

Getting of any or all of Tomb Raider: Anniversary £2.49, Tomb Raider: Legends £1.74 and Tomb Raider: Underworld £2.49 represents a great chance to get hold of Lara for less.

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Infinity Blade – iOS

This weekend sees the rather gorgeous Infinity Blade I and II both on offer for a special price. For the three people in the world who haven’t grabbed the original Infinity Blade there’s never been a better time to do it than now, while it’s just £0.69. That’s not all though as the sequel, the imaginatively titled Infinity Blade II is only £1.99

Great Big War Game – Android

The premium ad-free version of Rubicon Development’s excellent Great Big War Game is down to just £0.59 so if you’re a strategy fan grab it while you can. Did I mention it was excellent?

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Don’t forget, if you do see a great value deal whilst you’re out & about or browsing online that you think others may like, you can share it in our forums. That’s it for this week’s selection of bargainilicious gaming, fill yer boots!

26 Comments
  1. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    I’m very tempted by xcom, everyone says good things and that’s a bargain price.

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 09:20.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Love it.
      Not heard anyone who has shelled out their own money for it regret it in anyway.

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 09:30.
    • Dazbobaby
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      a friend of mine has it, he has to play Demon Souls after Xcom just to relax.

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 10:00.
      • Nickboss1
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        LOL

        Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 14:38.
      • KittDJW
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Haha it can get a bit tense at times… Love it though.

        Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 22:33.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      I went all the way down to game and xcom was £40!

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 13:52.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Shitty

        I had it confirmed by my local GAME as their national deal of the week… £24.99 in-store, £22.99 online (sold out)

        Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 15:01.
    • damoxuk
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      My game of the year also. However it’s proper hardcore turnbased :)

      Even on normal difficulty no ironman it’s brutal.

      I’m playing it and loving it and once i’m somewhat got to grips with the best tech to go for/tactics etc then i’ll “try” ironman mode (1 save file – if one of your squad dies it saves :) ).

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 18:57.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        My GotY too, love it.
        If does get very hard before you get to 20hrs though, brutal in fact. my start a new go on the new easier easy mode.

        Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 19:51.
      • matthangzhou
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        I bought xcom, dishonored and Bordelands 2 with 2 weeks. I have to say xcom is definitely my favourite and very addictive. One more hour until I knock off work and get back to it haha.

        Comment posted on 04/11/2012 at 08:01.
  2. MadBoJangles
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Yup, I’m tempted by Xcom at that price too!
    I’m surprised Hydrophobia scored so highly though, that was the game that tipped me into PS+ subscription last year (it was free), and though I enjoyed it, I wouldn’t say it was that good personally :)

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 09:55.
  3. Jones81
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Awesome feature, thanks guys. Tempted by dirt

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 10:27.
    • OnlineAssassin77
      Member
      Since: Jun 2012

      £9.95 for dirt showdown one of the bargains of the century quality game I spent £40 on it easily some of the best 40 notes I’ve ever spent.

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 11:46.
      • damoxuk
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        This was £9..99 earlier last month from Game online (but was there exlcusive Hoonigan version).

        Still a massive bargain ofc.

        Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 18:58.
  4. avengerrr
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Nice feature, very informative, though got really excited about XCOM and went to look on GAME web, they’ve all sold out, PC and 360. T_T

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 10:58.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      If you’re looking for it on PC, then GreenManGaming have a 25% off code advertised on their front page. The digital version of XCOM that they sell is just a code to redeem on Steam, and this 25% off takes it from £28 to £21.
      That’s a great offer too.

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 11:26.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      It’s in store at £24.99

      Get off your ass ;)

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 12:37.
      • avengerrr
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        -_- they don’t exactly have it in stock either, not that I would have expected you to know what is in stock at every GAME store o.0

        Comment posted on 04/11/2012 at 17:13.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        It’s a conspiracy!

        Comment posted on 04/11/2012 at 18:05.
  5. Ro6afc11
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Like this. There are now only 2 people left that don’t have Infinity Blade.

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 12:01.
  6. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Excellent feature. More iOS stuff please.

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 14:05.
  7. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    OK, this is going mental now.

    Amazon have reduced their price of Dirt Showdown too, but to a rather stupid £8.06 on PS3 and £8.18 on 360

    Yes, £8… Really.

    Dirt Showdown PS3
    Dirt Showdown 360

    Added to our Cheap Games and Great Deals forum thread.

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 16:19.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      “TSA bargains post sparks miniature price war.”

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 16:22.
  8. rSp8
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Here’s a bargain for you. If you go to the Assassins Creed sale section of the PSN store both AC2 and Brotherhood *appear* to be free for youPS+ members. Downloading now, only time will tell if it’s actually the full games….

    Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 19:36.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Think its trials, even though they’re mislabelled.

      A few people on Twitter tried it last week, I may… or may not have been one of them

      Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 19:52.
      • rSp8
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yeah, it’s the trial versions :-(

        Comment posted on 03/11/2012 at 21:29.

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