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Deals of the Week – 4th June 2010

Submitted by on Friday, 4 June 2010No Comment

It is another week of PS3 deals and as ever we have a great selection to show you today.

You probably know the drill by now, but if you don’t here is how it goes: We find the best online game deals for the PlayStation 3 and then tell you all about them. Two deals are selected for the UK, and two for the US.

And of course as ever, if you find any better ones we urge you to tell everyone about them in the comments.

So let’s get down to business…

United Kingdom

2010 FIFA World Cup – £34.95

With the World Cup starting next week, many of us are getting very excited about what’s to come! So today we have a great way for you to get in the spirit of one of the world’s most love sporting events with the 2010 FIFA World Cup game.

Every four years EA release another World Cup game. So whenever England aren’t playing, this series fulfils your love for football on your TV. This time around it comes with brand new features not seen in FIFA 2010, and all 199 teams who took place in the qualifying and are playing in the finals.

We reviewed this game a short time ago, and described it as “the best football game you can buy for the PS3”, and it is easy to see why. It is a game that builds on from the great strides that FIFA 10 made and turns them up another notch.

Even if you’re not a huge football fan, you should still have a great time with this title as it perfectly combines action and strategy together into a nicely rounded off game.

And with the grand tournament starting in a week’s time, there is no reason why you shouldn’t jump into the World Cup right now! For less than £35 you can make sure than England still win the World Cup on the virtual field even if they fail to in South Africa in the real world.

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God of War Collection – £17.73

Generally speaking we’re not always fans of re-releasing games, or porting them to other systems. Often they can be lazily done cash-ins that add nothing to the original game, or even that detract from a title’s original charm.

God of War Collection is not one of these examples. It succeeds because the formula is so simple: Just two great games given a HD shine. No padding, no filler, and no messing with the originals.

Graphically they look fantastic. Obviously they don’t come close to God of War 3 standards, but thanks to the high production values the originals had they aren’t a million miles away. Think early release this generation for comparable looks.

Ultimately though it is value for money where this package really shines. If you’ve never played the games before then you are getting two classic games for half the price of a new release. The gameplay is as solid and engaging as it ever was, the story telling is gripping, and both games are of a very good length indeed. They’re tough games too, so they’ll definitely keep you busy.

If you owned the games before on the PS2 then you should still probably buy God of War Collection. You owe it to yourself to play such good games again anyway, and the nostalgic glee than can be had from obtaining trophies in old games really adds to the original experience. There are two Platinums to be had as well, obtaining which ought to keep you out of trouble for a while.

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United States

Split/Second – $39.99

For a title that is so new and so great, we don’t understand why it is selling so cheaply. But at the end of the day it’s of your benefit!

Split/Second is an addictive and fun racing game that has surprised many critics. The developers have tried to have a fresh take on the genre: For instance the game is set in a reality TV programme where drivers race to win money.

In every race you have a ‘powerplay’ metre that you can fill up by performing stunts such as jumps and drifting. By filling up the metre, special events can be triggered such as obstacles for your opponents or special short cuts to help you win the race.

As we said in our own review, Split/Second is “a powerhouse of a game, with gorgeous graphics, addictive gameplay, and most importantly, massive explosions”. Arguably it is one of the best and freshest games in the racing genre that we have seen for awhile. However if you’re looking for a realistic simulator then maybe this is not for you, but if you want a fun and action-packed experience then we can’t recommend this game enough.

It was only released last month, so with $20 already off the normal price tag, this is a great opportunity to play this awesome title and save some money too.

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – $39.99

In our recent review of The Forgotten Sands we weren’t exactly blown away by the experience. While there were glimpses of the fabulous, fluid collection of gravity defying jumps and swings that we love about the Prince of Persia series, we felt it failed to do anything new. The graphics also felt a leap backwards to the PS2 days, and too often the combat got boring.

Well we advised you to wait for a price drop which is exactly what you American readers now have. But even at this price, is it worth it?

On balance, we’d say yes. For anyone who ever played a Prince of Persia game on the last generation there is a lot to like. The graphics, although not particularly attractive by the current standard of HD titles, invoke a strange kind of nostalgia for those older games. The platforming is still rewarding when you get it right and the time rewinding mechanic is still both useful and a blast to play around with.

Sadly the combat can still be an unnecessary annoyance in between the fun, but this doesn’t ruin the game, so much as take the sheen off it.

Those who enjoyed 2008’s outing and are looking for more of the same should probably steer clear. However for anyone who ever played or enjoyed the Sands of Time trilogy, we’d definitely recommend the game at this price. We’re glad to say that the plot is actually fairly passable and doesn’t ruin the original trilogy – a huge relief considering it’s a movie tie-in!

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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.