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Deals of the Week – 3rd July 2010

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So here we are with another Deals of the Week, and the first for July 2010!

As many of you know, both England and the United States went out of the last 16 in the World Cup last weekend, and so if you’re a football/soccer fan, we think you may need a little cheering up.

No worries because we have two sweet PS3 deals for both countries to sweat over and play with whenever football/soccer is on the TV – and of course for many weeks after it all ends.

And in case you need reminding, if you spot any other good deals, we want to hear!

United Kingdom

BioShock 2 – £14.99

After the spectacular game that was Bioshock, Bioshock 2 is another excellent title.

It is widely believed that the first game wasn’t so much of a success on the PS3 because it released long after the PC and Xbox 360 version, when gamers were distracted by the other awesome titles on the market.

However this time around it is all change as all platforms saw the release of the game on the same day. This makes Bioshock 2 one of the biggest games on the PS3 library this year.

Firstly Bioshock 2 is not a giant leap from Bioshock, something which may turn some people off. But for us the first game was so unique that we’re happy to play in an underwater city all over again!

If you’re one of those that never had the chance to explore Rapture in the first game, don’t worry because we still think you’ll enjoy BioShock 2 as it offers something very unique and unmatched by any other game series.

We’re actually very surprised at this deal because it is such a great game and yet within a few months of its release you can buy it for less than a third of the recommended retail price!

So in short, if you have not played Bioshock before, Bioshock 2 should definitely garner your attention. It isn’t a massive change from the first game, but it does better it. And then there’s the new addition of multiplayer…

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Aliens Vs. Predator – £18.85

Despite the critical panning the game received, some of us at Attitude Towers really quite enjoyed this game.

Maybe our judgement is clouded by how much we enjoyed the Alien and Predator series of films back in the 80s and 90s, but there is enough to love in this game that, for under £20 at least, we’re prepared to forgive it some of its flaws.

The atmosphere throughout the game is pretty well spot-on, going from eerie, to foreboding, to claustrophobic whenever the action dictates.

Graphically it isn’t breathtaking, but the violence within the game, especially the trophy kills, is so fantastically obscene you’ll be almost glad it doesn’t look any more realistic.

Gameplay is varied and great fun, albeit not very polished. There are three unique campaigns – one each for Marines, Alien, and Predator, with each having a completely different emphasis and control scheme.

When playing as a Predator, for example, you will find yourself leaping through the trees whilst stealthily picking off Marines one by one. Meanwhile as the Alien you are fleeing captivity whilst killing anything in your path, with the gameplay seeing you running around on the ceilings, coming out of the goddamn walls, and generally inflicting mayhem.

This carries over into a multi-player experience that is pretty unique and well worth playing, but that ultimately you may not find compelling enough to hold your attention for long.

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United States

God of War III – $38.54

God of War III released in March after years of waiting by fans of the series, and even gamers who have never had the honour of playing as Kratos. Thankfully their patience was truthfully rewarded as the game is arguably a Game of the Year contender!

Thanks to the immersive nature of God of War III, the game is well suited to the majority of gamers and you need not to have played any of the previous titles to have fun with it. The game deserves a spot on almost everyone’s game shelf, no matter what other titles you own!

As the perfect end to the God of War trilogy, this game is certainly worth all the hype and anticipation that has sat on its shoulders over the years since being announced. It may not have the best plot, and some argue that Kratos is not a likeable protagonist, but this game leaks with awesomeness from the blood and gore to the fantastic graphical achievement.

We reviewed this game in March and confessed that “we [couldn’t] recommend God of War III highly enough”. So don’t just sit there! Lift your finger and click on the ‘Buy Now’ link below!

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DiRT 2 – $31.86

Some of you may remember that back in the days of the PlayStation 1 we were spoilt for choice for rally games.

Colin McRae Rally, V-Rally, Rally Cross, Tommi Makinen Rally – yes there were a multitude of WRC titles for fans to get stuck into.

Recently though games like FUEL, PURE and MotorStorm have taken the off-road racing genre more down the ATV/MX route. For pure rally action, and ignoring the terrible SEGA Rally, the DiRT series is really the only game in town.

Is that necessarily a bad thing though? Well, no. No it isn’t. The DiRT series, like all of the previous Colin McRae games that came before, is seriously good.

DiRT 2, with its expansive online features and natty little ‘Flashback’ feature (borrowed along with the game’s engine from Race Driver: Grid) is definitely the best of the series.

The car handling and physics are brilliant, as you would demand from a rally title, the graphics are nice and there are a good range of disciplines and licensed vehicles to keep both rally fans and more general racing fans very happy indeed.

A must buy.

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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.