Since the rise of the online retailer video games have become cheaper and more available than ever before. You literally have an inexhaustible list of games to look through at your fingertips which are ready to be bought by using your magic debit card. I thought I would let you all know what I think are the best value games for under the princely sum of fifteen English pounds.
That’s right; fifteen quid or less can buy you the best games of not only last year but many years before on a number of various platforms. Lets start with:
Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Taking place concurrently with the story of Lord of the Rings, War in the North sees you take control of a party of three (an elf, dwarf or human ranger) as you battle to beat back the forces of Mordor that have taken over the Northern regions of Middle Earth. Whilst there are some characters you meet that are taken from the books or films (such as Radagast the Brown) War in the North is mostly a new story with an action RPG vibe. Featuring many quests, a clever levelling up system and intuitive Co-Op play, War in the North is a fun action game that is much more exciting if you’re a fan of Tolkien’s work.
Saints Row the Third
Once referred to as the poor man’s Grand Theft Auto, the Saints Row series has become more of its own entity with each game. Saints Row the Third is so over the top it verges on the ridiculous but this is what makes it is so funny. Extensive customisation (including breast and bulge sizes), a huge amount of weapons and vehicles and enough swearing to fill several Tarantino films; Saints Row is a must for any fan of sandbox games or anyone wanting something to make them laugh.
Make sure you check out the fourth installment too, if you liked this game then number four will blow your mind!
Mass Effect 3
Whilst it’s much more enjoyable if you have played the other games in the series, the sheer amount of things to do and places to go in Mass Effect 3 make it a fantastic addition to any gamers collection. Deep and rewarding, Mass Effect 3 is as brilliant and exciting as any of the other titles that BioWare has created. Do yourself a favour and pick up all three if you get the chance.
Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 is a prime example of how to make a sequel that builds upon the best bits of its predecessor to make a better game. The vast city of Fortune City (a Las Vegas clone) is there to explore from the off with many side quests to take part in. Featuring up to 7,000 zombies on screen at once, Dead Rising 2 is both exciting and nerve shredding at once. Make sure you download the add ons for the best experience.