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Deals of the Week – 9th April 2010

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dotw Deals of the Week   9th April 2010Here we are with the third edition of PS3 Attitude’s famous ‘Deals of the Week’ feature. Every Friday we deliver our favourite deals on PlayStation 3 games that we have discovered across the Internet.

We’re also fair people here at Attitude Towers, so we have split the segment with two PS3 deals for the United Kingdom, and two for the United States.

It would be easy to simply show you what’s on offer, so we go one further by telling you why in our opinion you should not waste any time in clicking the ‘Buy Now’ link under each deal.

And don’t forget, if you find better PS3 deals elsewhere please leave a comment to share your discoveries with everyone!

United Kingdom

yakuza 3 box e1270740650219 Deals of the Week   9th April 2010Yakuza 3: £27.85

Yakuza 3 was described in our recent review as “one of the finest games of late to be developed from within the shores of Japan”.

Released last month, the game has taken very long to release in Europe and North America, but it has been well worth the wait. We would say that it’s in our list of the best games from March, and so for under £28 this really is a must buy.

Yakuza 3 follows protagonist Kazuma as he returns to Tokyo out of retirement and back into his mafia family. The title combines several game elements including RPG, open-world, and fighting.

The game is packed with bright lights and an engaging story that outperforms those from most western titles. Beyond the game’s main plot there are plenty of alternative activities to enjoy too including a spot of golf or Karaoke.

As we mentioned in our review, there is no English voice dubbing which ensures that the game stays true to how the developers intended. Of course there are subtitles instead, which should not be a problem for anyone who watch foreign films.

£28 really is a steal for a title that deserves far more recognition that it currently has outside of Japan.

This edition also includes bonus content in the form of all 4 downloadable extras to keep you entertained.

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burnout ultimate box Deals of the Week   9th April 2010Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box… £14.19

You may remember that a while ago we ran a ‘Retro Review’ on this very site espousing the virtues of Burnout Paradise, which we here at Attitude Towers thought was a great title.

Released over two years ago, Paradise was a drastic reinvention of a series which by all measures had begun to seriously stagnate. The open-world aspect especially was a completely new and alien direction for the franchise, and one that many predicted would cause the game to fail.

But they were wrong. It was very different to its predecessors yes, but it also shone as a great game in its own right. The open-world approach, which was initially reminiscent of ‘Need for Speed Underground 2′ on the PS2, provided a fantastic way to integrate a brilliant online component into proceedings, as well as providing an infinitely satisfying environment in which to indulge in some good old automotive destruction.

The game has also benefitted from one of the most impressive outputs of post-release downloadable content of any game currently on the system, and many of those additional extras are packaged together in this edition. Criterion added new modes, new areas and even the ability to ride bikes as well as cars. Let’s face it you need this game, even if only because it is the closest we may ever get to an HD update of ‘Road Rash’.

And frankly the £14 price-tag for this game is almost as criminal as some of our driving.

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United States

ratchet box Deals of the Week   9th April 2010Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time: $36.99

This game was perhaps the dark horse of 2009 as it signed off the trilogy of Ratchet and Clank games in the Future era.

Adding brand new gameplay, enemies, weapons and more, it absolutely deserves its Metacritic score of 87.

In our review we said “The combination of the very addictive gameplay and variety” makes it one of the best games for last year, and so if it isn’t in your game library, why not!?

No doubt it is the best R&C game on the PS3 so far, and it proves just what Insomniac is really capable of.

To give a rough guide to the plot, Clank has been abducted to the Great Clock, and it is up to Ratchet to save him. Most of the title is spent with the two companions apart and this offers a split between two very fun gameplay formats.

While the Ratchet gameplay is very classic R&C as it involves a lot of shooting and dodging missiles, Clank spends a lot of his time playing problem solving activities that are equally enjoyable and get you thinking.

We can’t recommend this game enough and it’s a perfect title to sit down, relax and simply enjoy yourself. Simply put, there are not many better ways to enjoy yourself with your clothes on and a controller in your hand!

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saboteur box Deals of the Week   9th April 2010The Saboteur… $19.79

Released at the very start of December last year, The Saboteur was the swan song of Pandemic Studios.

Inspired by a true story, the game sees you assume the role of an Irish racing driver trapped behind enemy lines in 1940s Nazi-occupied France. As the title suggests the action consists of assisting the French Resistance in various exploits such as derailing trains, blowing up zeppelins, shooting Nazis, and generally sabotaging anything.

The game plays very much like Assassin’s Creed due to its open-world style, similar smattering of optional side-quests, and the fact that Sean, like Altair or Ezio before him, has a penchant for scaling famous landmarks.

Furthermore the ‘Will to Fight’ mechanic, which sees formerly black and white areas of the world flooded with colour when the populace begins to resist the Third Reich, will be instantly familiar to anyone who played and loved ‘Okami’ on the PS2.

But despite the fact that it often seems to be stealing ideas wholesale from other games, ‘The Saboteur’ is definitely worth a look, if only because it is doing something new in the genre of WWII games – and even if the gameplay is stolen it’s still fun!

For $19 it is an absolute steal. Still not convinced? Would it help if we told you it had breasts in it?

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All our PS3 Deals of the Week are correct at the time of publishing – the vendors listed may change these at any time.