There are new PSN discounts starting today, including deep cuts on a ton of PS4 and PS3 EA-published games, plus some great digital-only titles.
Deal of the Week
Overwatch GOTY Edition: On sale on all platforms at the moment, Blizzard's take on a competitive FPS benefits from their many years of experience. I only played the beta but gameplay was frenetic, environments stunning, and every character felt suitably different to play. You can pick it up for R549 (until 27/09).
EA Publisher Sale
There are dozens of great games on sale on the PS4 and PS3 so I'll just pick a few highlights.
Battlefield 1 Revolution: Dice's attempt to bring modern FPS gameplay to an underutilised historical setting paid off and the game remains incredibly popular almost a year after release. The "Revolution" edition comes with all the season pass content for R549.
Titanfall 2: Robust and competitive multiplayer paired with a new cooperative horde mode is great and all (with nothing is locked behind a season pass) but this game really shines thanks to a fun campaign that combines shooting with platforming and a dose of time-travel. Sean loved the game and I have to agree, especially when you can grab it on sale for only 266.10 with PS+ or even at R329 without.
Star Wars: Battlefront Ultimate Edition: I swear this game has been on sale continuously over the last month, probably to build up hype for the upcoming sequel. Hylton enjoyed the epic multiplayer battles but take note single-player and couch-coop modes are limited. You can pick it up for just R89.
Mass Effect Andromeda: My opinion of this game has softened a lot over the last few months, especially after some much needed patches that fixed a lot of technical issues and mission pacing. It doesn't hold a candle to the original trilogy but, on it's own merits, it has great combat, beautiful environments to explore, and some fun missions that are left way too late. Additionally, the multiplayer builds upon on Mass Effect 3's unexpectedly fun co-op horde mode. At R469 on sale, it's much easier to recommend. You can read Lynley's review here.
If you still have your PS3 plugged in, there are dozens of classic titles worth looking at. Resident Evil 4's real spiritual sequel, Dead Space is going for just R69 and you could grab the sequels while you're at it. Dead Space 2 is going for only R89 and the divisive Dead Space 3 for R99. If you want to avoid potential disappoint with Andromeda, you can snag the entire Mass Effect Trilogy for just R159 and all the DLC is on sale as well (be sure to grab Lair of the Shadow Broker and Leviathan). You could also try Dragon Age: Origins for just R69, the sizeable expansion Awakenings for R49, and then wrap up the story with the Witch Hunt DLC for R32. I miss the old Bioware who didn't design quests like checklists.
Digital Zone (until 27/09)
The Sexy Brutale: Observe the environment, spot patterns, and reverse time to try save all the victims in this twisted mansion as preacher Lafcadio Boone. Lynley found it an enjoyable indie title, a little on the short side but with challenging puzzles and a well-implemented time-rewind mechanic. You can pick it up for R156.10 with PS+ or R189 without.
LawBreakers: Still technically in "early access", this fast-paced FPS from Cliff Bleszinski's new studio, Boss Key Productions, has received critical acclaim and comparisons to Unreal Tournament and Quake III. Unfortunately, the FPS market is currently dominated by Overwatch and the game has struggled to take off. If classic FPS gameplay is something you long for, it's on special for R349.
SUPERHOT: Try your hand at an FPS title that is primarily a timing-based puzzler. In SUPERHOT, time only moves at full speed when you do, allowing you to line up shots, dodge bullets and try survive waves of enemies in increasingly complex environments. After successfully completing an encounter, you get to watch the replay at full speed and it looks amazing. It's on sale for 249.
Virginia - The Game: An unusual cinematic experience that only expects the player to guide the character around and occasionally interact with an object to drive the story forward (assuming it doesn't do it for you). This may sound terribly dull but Virginia kept me riveted to the screen for it's two hour running time. You follow FBI agent Anne Tarver as a missing persons case in the town of Kingdom escalates into an investigation into corrupt officials. The visual style, constant cinematic cuts, expressive character animation and amazing soundtrack carry along the story without the need for any voice acting. It's an odd experience but one I would recommend trying at only R69.
With so many great games on sale this week, I'd suggest you check out Cheap Gamer for a more complete list of sale items and local pricing, or sift through the local PSN store.
AWX will be stocking PSN vouchers again in the near future should you want to use them rather than store credit card details, or use some trade-in credits towards digital games, so keep an eye out for store updates.
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