Not content with emptying your wallets less than a month ago during the Autumn sale, Steam have unleashed their festive slashing of prices just in time for you to treat yourself at Christmas.
Same rules apply as always; there will be a new selection of 9 special deals every 24 hours from now up until January 3rd, with four games heavily reduced every eight hours under the ‘Flash Sales’ section. The Community Choice also makes a welcome return, with the Steam userbase choosing every eight hours on which one of three selected games will get a price drop.
Rather than reenact the ridiculous coal giveaway from a couple of years ago when one lucky git got EVERY GAME ON STEAM, the bonus for buying games/voting/crafting badges this year are a selection of items to be used in a number of free-to-play games including DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2 and Warframe.
But on to the important stuff – what’s on discount? For today, I would say the top picks are the long awaited PC version of the very fun Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (£13.39 with all the DLC, playable on 9th Jan), the Brave New World DLC for Civilization V at 50% off, and the pick of the bunch is Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite bundled together for £9.
Happy hunting out there!
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE (2013) – PLATINUM GAMES
Here’s a dilemma for y’all to figure out: how do you create a new protagonist following in the footsteps of one of the most popular video game characters ever made and get people to like them? That was the scenario that Hideo Kojima faced when it was decided that Raiden should be the main playable character of MGS2 instead of Snake; fans were dismayed that they saw Snake relegated to a secondary character and Raiden took his fair share of abuse from critics. Kojima decided to rectify the situation in typically dramatic fashion; for by the time of MGS4 Raiden had become a badass cyber ninja able to stop a warship with one arm.
In quite a departure from traditional Metal Gear style of gameplay, Metal Gear Rising: Reveangence lets you step into the new and improved Raiden’s pointy cyber shoes for an OTT blend of swordplay and combat action; and the slick thrills it delivers as a result makes it arguably one of the best games of 2013. Continue reading Chop, Kick, It’s All In The Blade – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review