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Deals of the Week – 18th June 2010

Submitted by on Friday, 18 June 2010No Comment

It’s time for another Deals of the Week.

This week we have seen E3 take centre stage, with many game announcements and presentations, but you must not forget that there are already so many brilliant games you can buy right now!

This week as we do every week, we will show you the two best UK deals, and two best US deals for the PS3.

So let’s get down to business, but don’t forget if you find anything better, please use the comments section below.

United Kingdom

Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time Collector’s Edition – £19.99

For PS3 Attitude this is one of our favourite games from last year, which concluded the trilogy of Ratchet and Clank games in the Future era.

It was also well received by many other critics hence its Metacritic score of 87, largely thanks to the brand new gameplay, enemies, weapons and more, plus the good old humour that we know and love from the series.

After two very good Ratchet and Clank games, A Crack in Time tops them all as is without doubt one of the best games in the whole series to date.

If you don’t know the plot yet, here is a quick run-through: Ratchet’s psychic Clank has been abducted and taken to the Great Clock, and so it’s up to Ratchet to save him. For the vast majority of the game the two companions spend their time miles apart, which delivers a good blend of classic R&C gameplay of shooting and jumping with Ratchet, and problem solving puzzles with Clank.

Even without this great price, we couldn’t recommend this game enough! And since this is a Collector’s Edition, this game is even greater value. It comes with a bonus Insomniac moon containing content that they couldn’t fit in the actual game!

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY – £15.75

An absolute behemoth of a game, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare really shouldn’t need any introduction.

Released as far back as 2007 it was received to massive critical and commercial acclaim, with a Metacritic score of 94 and over 13 million copies sold across all platforms.

In fact the only reason we haven’t featured this game before is due to its stubborn refusal to drop significantly in price. Indeed some outlets are still asking for over £30 for this title which is a real testament to its popularity.

Although it has since been superseded by its sequel, Call of Duty 4 is still a great shooter in its own right. It won a plethora of awards for fantastic gameplay and a very strong single player campaign and both hold true today.

Of course multiplayer was where the game really shone, and this Game of the Year edition includes the 4 additional DLC maps. However as always with older titles we can’t verify how much online activity remains and cannot recommended the game on this basis.

Nonetheless at this price the game is still very worthy of a purchase for anyone who missed out first time around.

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United States

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – $37.00

This game is EA’s answer to Modern Warfare 2, and for us it is one of the best games this year!

Released in March, Bad Company 2 was well received across the board with a Metacritic score of 88. But with so much competition in the first-person shooter genre, what makes this game so special?

In the single-player campaign, you are reunited with the characters from the first game, but thankfully you do not need to have played it to enjoy this one. The campaign won’t win any awards on story and plot, which isn’t a surprise for an FPS, but where it does excel in is the non-stop action on screen.

The cinematics in this game are amazing, with great location and environments that are so clearly designed to out-do Infinity Ward’s efforts in MW2.

We also enjoy the many parts of the title where instead on your feet you slaughter the enemy in a tank or the back of a truck with a cannon or machine gun in hand.

But we can’t forget the multiplayer either that will keep you coming back for more and more. There isn’t really anything here that you haven’t come across before, but developers DICE have created a great rival to other online experiences as it’s one of the best.

So in short, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is one of the finest games to release this year, so if it isn’t in your game library already, it is about time it is.

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WET – $17.82

With a decidedly average Metacritic score of 70, Wet may seem like an odd game for us to be recommending.

Never fear though – we haven’t lost our minds. Rather, after some highly advanced calculations, we have come to the conclusion that Wet actually offers a pretty decent ‘fun for money spent’ ratio.

Okay, okay, we’ll drop the ‘maths’ and go back to what we’re good at – reviewing. Well firstly it is no secret that the game has its shortcomings.

A third person ‘action shooter’, Wet was nearly canned in 2008. It survived however and finally saw release late in 2009. Unfortunately by this time the graphics felt dated and gameplay largely derivative of other titles.

In its favour on the other hand were high production values and a charming ‘grindhouse’ feel. It was also packed with violent action, with some of the more extravagantly acrobatic gunplay and combos feeling genuinely exhilarating.

So for your $18 you won’t get a revolutionary game. You will however get a whole load of fun, and that is a good deal in our book.

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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.