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Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War - Xbox
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War - Xbox
Offered by MediaNett
Price: $39.96
137 used & new from $0.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Still a masterpiece in 2015, July 31, 2015
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RTCW is hands down one of the greatest FPS titles in recent memory. As someone who bought this at launch and now have 5 copies across various platforms, it's a game that I come back to time and time again. While the PC version is the best, the Xbox version is no slouch. The PS2 version, however, is the one I'd recommend the least, but it's still worth buying if it's your only option.

RTCW can be played as both an FPS and a stealth game; I tend to prefer playing stealth, but sometimes I do enjoy using the guns to destroy the Nazi scum. :)

If you're into WW2 games, and like a dose of the occult, RTCW is a game you should seek out.

The Crew - PlayStation 4
The Crew - PlayStation 4
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66 used & new from $17.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not without flaws but underrated nonetheless, July 28, 2015
The Crew is likely one of the more underrated games in recent years. Ivory Tower, the developer of this game, is comprised of many ex-Eden Games employees, best known for their work on the Test Drive Unlimited games, the first of which was one of my most played games early on in the last console generation.

Similar to Test Drive Unlimited, The Crew is what they would refer to as an MMOR, a massively multiplayer online racer. Unlike the Test Drive Unlimited games, however, The Crew does require an internet connection (PS+ not required for solo content), which I am most certainly not fond of. Listen, developers, when your game has solo content, including a story, and it can be played without interacting with people online, do not lock it behind an online wall. Why? Because games like The Crew, Destiny, and I'm sure there are quite a few more, will be unplayable once the servers are shut down. While that may be okay for an actual MMO that doesn't feature much in the way of solo content, it is not okay when it's a game that can be played and enjoyed all on your own. Had they done this with Test Drive Unlimited, it'd be 100% unplayable right now since the online servers have been down for a long time. This is a crappy practice that Ubisoft seems far too fond of. Give it up, Ubisoft.

As for the game, it's absolutely massive. I like to think of The Crew as a driving game more so than a racing game. While the events are mainly all about racing, this is a game you'll get the most out of by driving around the U.S. at your own pace and taking in the sights. It's true that it doesn't look as good as Driveclub, but it is a game focused on large seamless environments, thus you can't expect the same graphics as a track racer.

In terms of content, there are a ton of events to take on, a ton of exploration to be had, and the price is now right if you're interested.

Again, though, I want to urge publishers to shy away from locking solo content behind an online wall. I want to be able to come back to these games years down the road if I desire to, and if the servers are no longer up and running, which they won't be, that's an issue, and it stinks to see games entirely erased from history when the server is shut down. I'm glad I can still go back and play Test Drive Unlimited and Phantasy Star Online, for example. So, please, don't do this.

Halo Special Edition Xbox Game System
Halo Special Edition Xbox Game System
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Price: $749.99
32 used & new from $61.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great System, June 30, 2015
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The Xbox will always hold a special place in my heart. At the time of its release, Xbox was the most powerful home console we had ever seen. In addition to its great & unique library of games, it allowed games to display in native 480p and 720p via component cables for games that supported it. I remember being a kid and first seeing the Halo Special Edition Xbox at an EB Games and instantly loving the way it looked. I eventually got one but sold it because I was once a kid with no money and more important things. Nowadays, though, I have a few of these consoles and enough money to buy them, just not enough time to play & enjoy them. That said, I'm glad to have them. If you like the old school Xbox, like Halo, and dig the look of this console, get it.

SABRENT 2.5-Inch SATA Aluminum Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Enclosure (EC-US25)
SABRENT 2.5-Inch SATA Aluminum Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Enclosure (EC-US25)
Offered by Store4PC
Price: $6.99
29 used & new from $6.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Low Priced Product w/ Good Results, June 30, 2015
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It was $5 shipped and worked perfectly. I had a spare SATA HDD lying around that I pulled out of a PS3 when I upgraded mine and wanted to use that HDD with a modded Wii, and this definitely fit the bill.

Logitech PlayStation 2 Cordless Action Controller
Logitech PlayStation 2 Cordless Action Controller
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you get a good one, it's an excellent controller, June 30, 2015
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This is a great controller. Sadly, though, the one I initially picked up often didn't like to connect to the dongle. If you can find one that does, it's the best wireless PS2 controller out there.

電脳大戦 ~DroneZ~
電脳大戦 ~DroneZ~
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Price: $49.51
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4.0 out of 5 stars Import Friendly Action Game, June 30, 2015
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Originally planned as a Dreamcast game, DroneZ finally found its home on the Xbox after many years in development. This is a unique action game with a more isometric view. Honestly, it's impossible to really describe it. That said, it's a really neat game. It also has one of the greatest menu songs ever in a game.

This game has full English text and voice acting so it's import friendly if you have an Xbox that plays imports.

Conker's Bad Fur Day
Conker's Bad Fur Day
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Price: $348.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Conker's the Greatest, June 23, 2015
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One of the greatest games in existence. Both hilarious and fun to play, Conker's Bad Fur Day is a one of a kind. While it's now pretty expensive to buy, it's worth the price. However, if you're not wanting to spend that much and happen to own an Xbox One, this is included in the 30 game Rare Replay collection coming to Xbox One in August for $29.99.

ArcaniA - The Complete Tale - PlayStation 4
ArcaniA - The Complete Tale - PlayStation 4
Price: $19.99
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Console Version of Arcania, June 5, 2015
I already wrote a review for this game quite a good many years back and thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. While it was rough around the edges, it had heart to it. Back then, though, it was far more costly when it launched and had far many more issues. Now with its PS4 port, Arcania is a much better game.

In terms of gameplay, this isn't an incredibly deep or challenging RPG -- it's very much a hack 'n slash game at its core. While you do have ranged options, its gameplay mostly consisted of swinging a sword since it's what I enjoy to do in RPGs. Much like The Witcher 3, there's no character customization here. The character you see on the cover is the character you'll play as. That said, like most RPGs, you'll come across a lot of loot during your adventure that'll allow you to customize your character in that sense. While Arcania isn't an open world game and it's more of a linear RPG, there is still enough adventuring to do off the beaten path.

Graphically and technically, Arcania on the PS4 outshines its other console counterparts. While the game struggled to run well on last gen consoles, the game runs far more competently on the PS4. It's true that the framerate is still far from perfect, but it is vastly better than on the last gen versions. Some other improvements include the upgrade to 1080p resolution, making for much cleaner image quality, and also now the foliage doesn't disappear once you walk past it, which did happen in the last gen versions. There also seems to have been an upgrade to some textures and lighting.

Again, this game still isn't perfect, but it's really enjoyable nonetheless. Given that it has released for a measly $20, I think it's pretty easy to forgive some of its shortcomings.

4.5 - Imperfect but a good ol' fantasy romp that offers a lot of bang for your buck. Recommended to fans of the more recent Risen games.
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The Witcher: Wild Hunt - PlayStation 4
The Witcher: Wild Hunt - PlayStation 4
Price: $49.99
61 used & new from $41.25

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hugely Ambitious Role-Playing Game, May 22, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the most expansive and impressive game that I've played this generation. With superb production values, enjoyable combat, a story that you'll want to immerse yourself in, side quests that actually matter and aren't just filler, graphics that are best in class when it comes to role-playing games, day & night cycle and a weather system that bring the world to life, and more, makes this an easy game to recommend.

Graphically, no other game in the genre can compare. While a game like Dragon Age: Inquisition looks great, The Witcher 3 looks even better. What makes it even better, though, is the fact that this world feels lived-in and has a day & night cycle and dynamic weather system, making this a world that comes to life while you move through it. For example, the wind will pick up and blow trees and bushes, immersing you in this environment even more. Character models are also incredibly well done and nicely animated.

Gameplay wise, The Witcher 3 does not disappoint. The main quest, thus far, has been very intriguing. In addition, side quests actually have self-contained stories that make them worth seeking out and completing unlike most RPGs where they're merely filler to pad out the length of a game. In terms of combat, this is one facet of the game that may get a mixed reaction -- I, however, am part of the crowd that enjoys it. While challenging and a little different at first, you'll quickly master it and, if you're like me, you'll really like it. There are also mini-games throughout your adventures. One of the most compelling and fleshed out is a card game called Gwent. Instead of just being some small insignificant game within a game, it's a rather fleshed out and addictive card game where you'll be able to collect new cards while you play the game.

One important thing I want to point out is just how massive this game is -- it's simply ginormous. After spending quite a while with this game, there's still a lot more to see & do. There's a lot of bang for your buck here -- all top notch stuff thus far!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is, in my opinion, the game that should sell someone on a new console if they haven't already bought one. And if you're in the market for a new console, remember that the PS4 version of The Witcher 3 runs at 1080p. Either way, no matter which system you own, just play this game.

Zombie Army Trilogy (PS4) (UK IMPORT)
Zombie Army Trilogy (PS4) (UK IMPORT)
Price: $44.99
4 used & new from $39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Nazi Killin' Fun, May 22, 2015
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Zombie Army Trilogy is like a mix of Sniper Elite and Left 4 Dead. Firstly, it's created by the studio behind the Sniper Elite games. Secondly, unlike those games where you're typically playing in a stealthy manner and trying to get the drop on your enemy, Zombie Army Trilogy is more about killing hordes of Nazi zombies -- and what a blast it is!

Most importantly, this is a great 4 player co-op game. While it can be played entirely solo and feels more like a survival horror game when you're going solo, it really shines when you and a few friends get together and take it to the undead Nazi enemies.

Graphically, it's about the same as Sniper Elite III, but maybe not quite as good. It runs at 1080p, and I think it's 60fps most of the time, but some of these released earlier on PC and thus the first two are actually older games than Sniper Elite III. That said, it still looks really nice to me.

As far as content goes, there are 3 campaigns that can be played entirely solo or co-op, each lasting around 6 hours.

What surprised me most was the presentation. If you're a fan of cult classic b-movies, Zombie Army Trilogy's presentation is sure to please you.

Overall, this game plays well, looks great, and it has pretty snazzy presentation.

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