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Deals of the Week – 14th May 2010

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Welcome to yet another rip-roaring edition of PS3 Attitude’s regular ‘Deals of the Week’.

Previously in this piece we have brought you 29 great PS3 games for superb prices, and we’re far from done yet. Our intrepid writers have scoured the internet to bring you four more great prices on games you might like to buy over the coming weekend.

Now David Cameron and Nick Clegg might like to talk about ‘fairness’  and the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and America but they’ve got nothing on us, as we once again split our four deals into two for each country.

As usual the comments are open if you’ve spotted any deals of your own to best ours, or if you simply disagree with our choices.

United Kingdom

Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition – £24.99

Resident Evil 5 is a game that has led a chequered existence since day one. First there was the outcry over the early trailers, then came overwhelming excitement after the demo was released, and then followed widespread outrage over Capcom’s decision to force gamers to pay to unlock content that was already on the disk. Resident Evil purists felt that the game had strayed too far from its roots, fans of 4 felt that it just couldn’t match up, and the rest of us were left wondering exactly how many steroids Chris Redfield had taken.

But when the dust settled the game emerged as arguably one of the best titles on the system, in large thanks to the fantastic multiplayer co-op. With support for either split-screen or play over the PSN it is easily some of the most fun two people can have together. Really.

The Gold Edition adds two new chapters to the game in the form of Lost in Nightmares and Desperate escape, which are both very solid additions to the story. They are a good mix too, with Lost in Nightmares being a slower chapter more focussed on suspense, horror and puzzle aspects, and Desperate Escape being a more predictably frantic affair.

You also get Versus and the absolutely brilliant Mercenaries Reunion, which we cannot recommend highly enough. Almost criminally fun to play with a friend it honestly justifies the asking price alone.

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Resistance 2 – £9.98

Resistance: Fall of Man was the flagship title for the PS3’s European release and while it was a solid shooter and a very good game it never really set the world alight in quite the way Sony had probably hoped. Unfairly, Resistance 2 suffered a similar fate. Despite gaining notable plaudits from critics and scoring a very respectable 87 on Metacritic it never really achieved the levels of popularity the pre-release hype had promised.

In fact many voices on the internet were highly critical of the game on its release and for that reason many people passed on buying it. This probably in part explains why the price is so low for a game of its age.

This is fortunate for us however, as it means we can present to you the opportunity to pick up a great little shooter for less than a tenner. Although many criticised the game’s single player campaign for having a difficulty curve that was very ‘trail and error’ in places, many more complimented the design of the levels and especially the design of the boss battles. This gets a big thumbs up from us, because in our opinion nothing is as memorable as a great boss battle.

The game was also high commended on release for a great and fairly diverse offering of multiplayer modes, although with so many gamers swallowed up by the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises we can’t in good faith recommend it on this basis as we can’t say how easy it is to find a game online. However it does like its predecessor offer local multiplayer including a local co-op campaign – an increasing rarity which will prove invaluable for many.

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United States

3D Dot Game Heroes – $34.99

Although it is only $5 off of the RRP we had to include this game as its reduced retail price makes it such a good deal in the first place.

An homage to classic pixelated adventure games such as the Zelda series 3D Dot Game Heroes is a real joy to play for anyone who remembers the golden age of gaming with fondness. As you can see from our recent and comprehensive review of the title, we are very much in that category.

We happily sunk 20 hours into the game, which for the price is very good value, but thanks to the fairly comprehensive creator tool the amount of time you could easily spend is almost limitless. LittleBigPlanet showed that there is a real wealth of creative talent in the Playstation community and 3D Dot Game Heroes looks like it will re-enforce that with the same create and share ethos that made LittleBigPlanet so replayable. If you are the creative sort, then how about making a pixelated Nathan Drake (replete with perfect hair) with which to save the kingdom?

Or if you aren’t very creative, but have always dreamed of a game in which the protagonist was a giant set of clockwork teeth, or a skateboarding banana, or even Cthulhu himself, then 3D Dot Game Heroes has you covered. (We weren’t just making the last three up either – you can find them here.)

So who is going to spend their weekend making us a  PS3 Attitude Hero?

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Dead Space – $19.99

Finally some more 3rd person survival horror at a distinctly non-scary price. Great atmosphere, stunning graphics and a pleasingly challenging level of difficulty means that if you’ve not already picked this one up then you’re severely missing out.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game then let us briefly fill you in. You play as Issac Clarke, a combination of sci-fi authors Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov and a Black and Decker tool-kit. A mechanic called out on a seemingly routine call to a stricken mining vessel, you are soon plunged into a nightmarish scenario that sees you trapped alone on the ship with only the crew’s reanimated and mutated corpses for company.

As Isaac’s name suggests the game is heavily sci-fi influenced. This allows nearly all of the HUD elements and menu systems to be seamlessly integrated with your environment, which is both nice to look at and incredibly immersive. The gun-play enjoyable and is fairly similar to that of Resident Evil 4  in its emphasis on ammo conservation and accuracy, although this time you’ll be aiming at limbs as opposed to heads.

It looks great, it sounds great and the several RPG elements also give it some added depth. A very worthy purchase for the price.

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All deals featured in this article are correct and in stock at the time of publishing, however they are subject to change at any time.