Black Friday is soon upon us (tomorrow as of the time of writing) which means that while our friends over the pond guzzle all manner of turkey dishes and their appropriate trimmings, we get to take advantage of the deals. The latest retailer to jump on the budget buy bandwagon is UK gaming brand GAME. Their Black Friday bonanza kicks off proper tomorrow but for the rest of the day they have some fantastic offers on including Battlefield 4, Remember Me and Dishonored.
GAME Black Friday Deals
There are four deals on offer (a FIFA 15 deal ended earlier in the day) so below is a little list of them, some commentary and info on how to purchase.
Yes it launched as a buggy mess. Yes it’s only reallu became stable a few months ago (despite launching at the end of last year). And yes it signals a considerable step down from the Battlefield games of old but still, there are a handful of reasons to buy Battlefield 4.
Namely, its team gameplay in multiplayer is unparalleled by competitors. You don’t get this kind of team mindset in Call of Duty – in my experience anyway. Obviously you’ll get some lone wolves in your team and you’ll probably go it alone on occasion too but for the most part, your team will work together to score objectives or just to control vehicles together at least.
Also, with Advanced Warfare‘s exo suits zipping about the place, Battlefield 4‘s more realistic style might be more suited to your FPS tastes.
GAME’s Black Friday Deal: Their Battlefield 4 deal will be online between 4PM and 8PM GMT. Check their Black Friday hub for more.
When I wrote up my Girl vs Game piece for Remember Me I was very critical, noting that although the game had some lovely ideas, its execution wasn’t great.
That said, Black Friday is the best time to get Remember Me because although the story of Nilin, a free-running memory hunter (who is a woman of colour, it should be noted if you’re looking to add a diverse character to your games collection) left something to be desired, it’s worth checking out.
Remember Me features lots of gorgeous city shots of a futuristic version of Paris, there’s rewarding combat (if you sink a little time into it) and a plot about fighting back against The Man.
GAME’s Black Friday Deal: Their deal has Remember Me as a PC download for £5.75. Offer lasts until the end of the day.
When I played Dishonored (on PS3) I wasn’t particularly fond of it, but that was mostly because I knew that the game would punish me severely for playing the way I really wanted to play. You see, playing like a banshee with a sword and pistol gets you a bad ending to Dishonored‘s story while playing softly, quietly and using special powers and traps will presumably lead to something desirable. That said, Dishonored is one of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation so my opinion probably means nothing!
GAME’s Black Friday Deal: Their deal has Dishonored as a PC download for £2.65.
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare is another one that’s divided opinion. It’s a shooter where, as you might have guessed, you pit various arrays of plants and zombies against one another in order to control garden territory. Having not played it, what I have heard is that it’s a good time sink albeit one that’s not a massive change from the other games in the series.
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