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Deals of the Week – 23rd July 2010

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It’s that time again, so get ready to be parted from your money by another fantastic edition of Deals of the Week!

Here at Attitude Towers we’ve spent the week tirelessly scouring the internet using all kinds of complex algorithms and other maths stuff in order to bring you the best deals on PS3 games that are available for you to buy right now.

As usual we’ve got two featured deals from both the UK and America as well as a further ten great deals at the end of the article, including a brilliant price on God of War III that you should definitely check out!

But this week we’ve also found some really excellent deals that up the total of bargain priced games to twenty-six. Twenty-six. No we’re not crazy, but someone must be to be offering these prices.

So what are you waiting for? Read on to find out more, and remember to let us know in the comments section if anything takes your fancy or if you’ve found a deal of your own to best ours – don’t be shy now!


United Kingdom

Just Cause 2 – £24.99

Just Cause 2, very much like Red Faction: Guerilla which we’ve featured before, is the very epitome of a Hollywood Blockbuster in video game form. Over the top, loud, ridiculous almost to the point of stupidity, but essentially bloody good fun.

As far as we’re concerned there is absolutely no way to play this game sensibly – you either play it childishly or not at all.

The gameplay is pretty simple. You have a dual grappling hook that would make even Nathan Spencer jealous and a parachute. With these you, well, mess about really. Scale a building, slingshot yourself off of the top of it, grapple onto a helicopter, then skydive down onto some poor unsuspecting fellow’s head.

Then attach said fellow to the back off a fast moving vehicle. Or dangle him from a lamppost like a piñata. Or attach him to a jet fighter. With over 100 different land, sea and air vehicles and 400 square miles of prime island real-estate to explore there is plenty to keep you amused, you great big child you.

When you do eventually get bored of messing around and irritating Newton with your complete disregard for gravity there are objectives and a story to complete too. These can be tackled in any order and any way you like, which while great for most may annoy some by its complete lack of structure.

But they’re probably just boring so-called ‘adults’ anyway.

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Call of Duty: World at War – £14.99

Created by the ‘other’ Call of Duty developers Treyarch, World at War is what you would probably call ‘Call of Duty 5’ if you’d had enough of Activision’s policy of confusingly named sequels. Released in between the two obscenely successful Modern Warfare titles, World at War differs by returning to the franchise’s WWII roots.

In doing so it retains much of the gameplay that made COD4 so well received (indeed, some critics accused it of being more like an expansion than a stand-alone game) while bringing gamers a grittier, gorier campaign mode. Which is always welcome.

The story mode, played over two different theatres of war and from the perspective of 3 different characters is pretty decent. The WWII setting may be clichéd but this really is a very authentic feeling representation – horrific at times, but all the more satisfying for it.

There is a decent co-op mode too, and the title supports split-screen play which is always very appreciated here at Attitude Towers. Multiplayer is fun too, and we love nothing more than setting a pack of hounds on our hapless rivals. Many poor Mr. Burns impressions are attempted, believe us.

And yes once you’ve beaten the game there is the famous ‘Nazi Zombies’ expansion, combining gaming’s two most over used enemies in one package. You essentially defend a ruined building against ever increasing waves of decomposing sterotypes, which is actually very enjoyable – especially on co-op.  The game only includes the first map for this mode, “Nacht Der Untoten”, but this is the best map anyway so that doesn’t really matter.

With Treyarch’s next title Call of Duty Black Ops coming in November, there is no better time to snap this up.

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But wait! There’s more!

Call of Duty: World at War is £14.99 on its own, but it is also part of a 2 for £25 deal. So if you buy it along with another title that is an astonishing £12.50 each.

Want to take advantage of this deal but need a second game? Personally we’d recommend Dragon Age: Origins, Burnout: Paradise – The Ultimate Box, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Game of the Year Edition, Bayonetta, Need for Speed: Shift, or Dead Space.

And if you do choose any of these games by clicking through our links you’ll also be helping our charity fund. Hurrah!

United States

Assassin’s Creed 2 – $19.99

Yes, eagle-eyed readers will notice that this is the third recommendation for this game since we started our regular Deals of the Week segment.

We can’t help it – we just really love this game. In fact when a certain PS3 Attitude writer (naming no names; see if you can guess who) went on holiday to Venice recently they insisted on introducing themselves as Ezio Auditore da Firenze and attempting to scale buildings. Weird.

Seriously though, Assassin’s Creed 2 is a fantastic game.

Graphically stunning and boasting some incredibly authentic cities for you to explore (including Venezia, of course) it is a truly absorbing title. The controls are brilliant and the gameplay is always great fun – much improved over the franchise’s original instalment, with far more variety to the missions and a drastically improved selection of weapons and assassination methods. Dual hidden blades and the poisoned blade in particular can be used for some really satisfying yet stealthy kills.

The plot is good too, with Ezio’s own story more than making up for the slightly shaky sci-fi exploits of his descendant Desmond. Criticism of Desmond aside though the Animus is actually integrated much better into this game and ultimately makes a lot of sense.

Once you’ve finished the main story there is still loads to do. With a massive amount of sidequests available, items to find, things to buy, and a villa to upgrade this will certainly keep you busy as you hunt down the Platinum trophy.

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Grand Theft Auto IV – $19.99

You may have noticed that the gaming press has been livid over the past few days over an article that appeared in a tabloid rag in the UK.

The article, screen-capped for posterity here, was written by a particularly vicious and dim ‘journalist’ Jerry Lawton and attempted to use the Grand Theft Auto franchise to stir up anti-gaming sentiment. As usual.

But here at Attitude Towers it reminded us of something else entirely – how brilliant Grand Theft Auto IV actually was.

Many people complained that the game had less content than its predecessor, San Andreas, but in reality Liberty City was an incredible achievement. With its busy commuters and transport network it felt so close to being a real living, breathing, city that it almost made you think twice about going on mass sprees of carnage and destruction. Almost.

In fact the AI and the physics engine is such an advancement over previous titles that they’re really just not comparable, which is no mean feat.

The story is one of the best in the series; a great plot with a lively and memorable cast and a good variety of missions. Liberty City is also overflowing with satire and humour and, as always, the game has immense attention to detail. Even the television programmes that you can watch in game are nothing short of brilliance.

And of course messing around in the city and breaking as many laws as possible is still amazing fun. Sorry, Jerry.

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Now for a bit of an updated deal.

You may remember that 2 weeks ago we recommended UFC Undisputed 2010 for the very reasonable price of $39.99. Well we’d like to draw your attention to it again:

UFC Undisputed 2010 – $56.99

Yes it now costs more and no we’re not crazy, because if you buy it at this price you can also choose to receive either Saint’s Row 2, Red Faction: Guerilla, or WWE Legends of WrestleMania absolutely free. Just add UFC Undisputed 2010 and one of the other titles to your basket and the reduction will be applied at checkout.

We love UFC 2010 and both Saint’s Row 2 and Red Faction: Guerilla (Legends of WrestleMania not so much) so we think this is a great deal and we hope you do too!

Just remember to click through our links when you buy to help our charity fund.

Other Great Deals

 United Kingdom

United States  


All our PS3 Deals of the Week are correct at the time of publishing – the vendors listed may change these at any time.