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Deals of the Week – 26th June 2010

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dotw Deals of the Week   26th June 2010Welcome to the final Deals of the Week for June 2010. Every week we deliver the best deals for PlayStation 3 games that we have discovered across the World Wide Web, and this week is no different.

Yes here at Attitude Towers we’re not that bothered about all this ‘World Cup’ nonsense. Not when there are great games to be played and great deals to be found!

So while the football managed a measly 1-1 for England & USA fans we’re proud to bring you 2-2, with two deals for both our UK and US based readers. GOOOOAAAALL!

As always we’d love to hear from you in the comments if you’ve found any better deals, just don’t be too hard on us for our lousy football tie-in attempt.

United Kingdom

GamesAid Deals of the Week   26th June 2010GamesAid Triple-Pack - £27.85

Probably one of the best deals you’ll see this year, backed by the same charity that we support here at PS3 Attitude, just happens to have been released today – the same day we always do our DOTW. You’d almost think there were higher forces at work!

Mind you, if there are any such higher forces they’d almost definitely want you to buy this bundle. Remember, if you buy it by clicking through our link below then even more money goes to GamesAid – that is on top of the 100% of the profits from the sale of the bundle. Some major good karma to be had there!

But seriously, this bundle is a fantastic deal even without the nice warm fuzzy feeling of doing good.

As we said before when we first heard about this pack, none of the games are particularly brilliant. Nonetheless there is a lot of fun to be had from each title.

Tomb Raider: Underworld is up first and is definitely a game worth playing (just don’t mention it around Danny_D).

Fans of the series will no doubt enjoy the familiarity of the gameplay but there is plenty for newcomers too, with a forgiving difficulty level and heaps of rewarding puzzle-platforming. The game is fairly easy on the eye and Lara’s various motion-captured flips and leaps are loads of fun to execute. The gunplay isn’t fantastic, but the dual-wielded pistols are welcome and familiar friends.

Despite numerous negative comparisons to the Uncharted series, they really are completely different games. If you approach the game with no preconceptions you’ll have a lot of fun with Lara’s latest adventure. Controls may irritate, however.

FUEL is the second title in the pack and with a Metacritic score of 67 it is fair to say it’s a pretty mixed bag.

As another four letter name from the makers of DiRT it had a good pedigree but never really lived up to expectations. The fairly over-subscribed off-road genre didn’t help, with FUEL often overlooked in favour of PURE, MotorStorm, or indeed DiRT itself.

FUEL really isn’t a bad game though – the core gameplay is sound and enjoyable, even if it the rest can be rough around the edges at times. Fans of off-road racing are sure to enjoy it and it makes for pretty good ‘pick-up-and-play’ entertainment for everyone else.

Finally we have SEGA Superstars Tennis, rounding out a nice diverse selection.

Obviously SEGA fans will get a lot out of this, with 15 playable SEGA ‘idols’ to choose from and some really well implemented themed courts.

For everyone else it is a competent and often brilliantly fun cartoon tennis romp. Ideal for playing with friends and much better than watching Wimbledon on the television!

Overall each game works out at under £10 which is fantastic value for money. We couldn’t recommend this bundle more highly.

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Skate 3 box Deals of the Week   26th June 2010Skate 3 – £23.95

The long anticipated Skate 3 continues to revitalise the skateboarding genre of games that for so long had been dominated by one man: Tony Hawk. The series delivered a welcome change and this game continues this trend.

Skate 3 offers a bigger focus on online play, with special attention to team playing with your friends where you can compete against each other in special challenges. You can also share and download replays of the action across the web which adds a great new level to the game.

Compared to Skate 2 the presentation is very familiar which isn’t a bad thing as it worked so well last time. The gameplay is also very similar to previous titles, except it has been tuned to near-perfection. If you’re not a regular skateboarding gamer then you may find helpful the new difficulty settings added by the developers to appeal to the widest range of gamers as possible.

To put it simply you don’t even need to be a skating fan to play this as the gameplay is so enjoyable that almost anyone can play it!

Overall Skate 3 is the most complete skateboarding experience available and, although it doesn’t revolutionise the genre, it does widen the gap between the series and the failing Tony Hawk brand. 

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United States

fallout Deals of the Week   26th June 2010Fallout 3 – $19.99

The critically acclaimed Fallout 3 is one of the best RPGs on the PlayStation 3, and one of the most loved from all the games on the system. But don’t just take it from us because it holds a Metacritic score of 90, entering it into the AAA row of titles.
To give a quick synopsis, the game takes place in two centuries in the future in Washington D.C. after a devastating nuclear apocalypse that happened around the present day.

To begin with you are an inhabitant of Vault 101, a human protection facility from the nuclear fallout. However, you discover that your father is nowhere to be seen so you escape the vault to look for him, but you find many obstacles in the way that stop you in your tracks

The game features complex but flexible personalisations to your character including perks that allow you to choose how to play the game, including making the combat even more exhilarating!

There is also a Karma system that can have a lasting effect on how the game progresses – there is far more than the subtle changes that we saw in inFAMOUS.

It certainly isn’t a game for minors, and sometimes will require your full attention, but we cannot recommend it enough. And did we mention the vast attention to detail?

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modern warfare 2 box Deals of the Week   26th June 2010Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – $34.99

Remember this from our very first Deals of the Week?

This time around it is for our US readers and the price has come down a fair bit since March. With all of the troubles surrounding the franchise lately and doubts over the future of the series, what better time to pick up one of the most critically acclaimed and highest selling game of all time?

We’ll cut to the chase: It”s a great game.

You may remember our the review done for us by Pro Gamer Dennis ‘zDD’ Dozier last year in which he heaped praise on the title, and we’re not inclined to disagree with anyone that good with a gun – even if it is only in a video game!

As with many shooters the online is the real draw here and, despite the exploits and hacks, it has to be one of the biggest communities out there right now. No problems finding a game to join here!

And no problems finding where to buy this great title at a great price either.

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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.