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Friday Frugal Findings – 16th September 2011

Aliens, The USSR, Link and cars can all be found in this weeks Friday Frugal Findings, where we bring you the best prices from around the net.


Gears of War 3; at Amazon UK

Xbox – 360 £37.99/$60.10/43.29 Euro

After anticipation, only akin to that of a spotty youth on a first date, the third in the multimillion selling Gears of Wars series has finally arrived, picking up 18 months after the fall of the last human city Marcus and Delta Squad continue the fight against the Locust, as humanity itself stands upon the brink of annihilation. With all new multiplayer option as well as the cinematic gameplay Gears fans have come to expect, this latest instalment is guaranteed to be a hit.


Red Orchestra 2: Heroes Of Stalingrad; at Play.com

PC – £17.99/$28.46/20.50 Euro

The original Red Orchestra was a huge success among PC multiplayer shooter fans, with claims it rivalled the other big name World War 2 shooters and even supposed them in various ways. The follow up sees the fight continue between the Red Army and The Nazis’ during the historic siege of Stalingrad. The early impressions of the game is that its buggy, so buggy it would make the 50’s movie Them! look like a small group of Silverfish in a damp flat, on it’s launch today in Europe there are three patches already available totalling around 6 Gig, yet many players are still finding themselves dealing with frequent crashes, hanging and a significant amounts of lag. There will surely be further updates to come, but for now it may be worth waiting for them to arrive before making a purchase.

Nintendo Selects – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; at Amazon UK

Wii – £14.92/$23.61/17.11 Euro

When gamers think of Zelda it is a given that everyone immediately thinks of Ocarina of Time, it being heralded as the best of what a Zelda game can be, yet Twilight Princess is often forgotten. It’s a damn shame really as this sometimes overlooked gem is just as good and on occasion is a better release. Now with Nintendo’s new Select range you can experience this engrossing title for a very reasonable price.


Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy HD; at Play.com

PS3 – £24.89/$39.35/28.56 Euro

Stealthy, stealthy, sneak, sneak, a tremendous bit of bubblegum pop music from Middle of the Road in the 1970‘s. No, hang on that was Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep wasn’t it? My early bit of alliteration is a reference to the gameplay in the poor mans Metal Gear Solid series that is Splinter Cell. I have been a little cruel there to be fair, as these titles are very good stealth/kill games and now you can own three of the releases in franchise in one bundle, which includes the original game, Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory.


Asphalt; at Gamestop

Nintendo 3DS – $19.99/£12.66/14.51 Euro

A title that didn’t exactly receive the kindest of reviews upon release, yet should not be overlooked by racing fans. Asphalt includes 42 licensed cars and bikes, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Ducati, for you to tear around in and also has various multiplayer option for you to get to grips with. The major strengths of Asphalt are found in its almost casual attitude, which lets you dip in and out of the game whenever you wish. A perfect racer for the soul crushing journey into work on public transport.

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