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?
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!