With the summer lacking in major releases, gamers will need to find games to keep them busy until the season ends. Here are five bargain bin games that can keep them busy while the weather is hot
Pretty decent list. Vanquish and Darksiders have been in my library since release. But seriously, there aren't any good new games during the summer? Infamous 2, Shadows of the Damned, Dungeon Siege 3, Deus Ex etc etc... this summer has been pretty damn decent for games imo.
Um, those games were released before summer and they are not bargain bin games as he's pointing out...personally I would have listed fallout 3 as you can find it now for about 12 bucks and it Could easily take you all summer to finish.
new vegas as well.. but its hard to play as it freezes a lot. might check out darksiders.. i played brutal legend and i couldnt stand it.
I cant stand jagk black and so avoided the game.
@Spek and Dram...Brutal Legend was an abortion. This, coming from a die hard 80's metal fanatic. Super Mario Brother's graphics aside, Black's performance is cringe worthy to say the least. the controls are clunky and it is one to avoid at all costs.
What? lol InFamous, Duke Nukem, and Alice 2 all came out in June. Schools let out in early May here (summer) and the "official" day of summer is just BS. Fear 3, Dungeon Siege 3 Deus Ex are all coming out after that or just recently.... Personally Alice 2 is a great buy if you can afford a full game, Im enjoying it and its lasted me a while so far. As for the list, Vanquish is cool but it isn't going to last you very long lol. Darksiders was decent, and the others were okay at best.
You just answered your own question. No, there aren't any good games this summer. Deus Ex is my last hope but I'm really not sure about it from things I have seen lately. Dungeon Siege 3 was fun but not amazing, and it's so linear and short it's definitely not going to last you the summer.
Agreed, I'm having a tough time keeping up with all the new releases.
I'm playing Darksiders (PC) now and its awesome I highly recommend it.
Did anyone else catch the sentence at the end that said "It's unfortunate that there aren't any new games to look forward to in the summer" Ah. Witcher 2, Infamous2, Deus ex, and several other awesome or sure to be awesome games say hello. How can an article about gaming get on this site if the author of the article has no f&*%^$ng clue what video games even are? In the authors bio it says he likes to play his PS3 in his spare time, so that qualifies him to write about it. WTF? It also says he plays a little guitar, does that now qualify him to critique Jimmy Page? How has society become so incredibly dumb?
Summer started officially June 21. Those games were all released technically before summer. So there technically isn't many great games coming out in the summer. Which is why I got gamefly for 2 months to play a few of these kinda games for only $17. It's not a bad idea really. You can get that deal if someone recommends you to gamely. PM me if you want anymore details.
Reservoir, Gamefly is a win all the time. I have been a member for 2 years and get 10% off all purchases. When a game comes out that I know I want (Infamous 2, batman, etc) it is available to me for $44.00. I get the case and booklet, too. Ships the Monday before release so I have it Wednesday. But the real sell is all those "maybe" games or the ones that have no replay. LA Noire, Darksiders, etc. I pay 22 bucks a month and have 2 games out at all times (one for my 360 and one for my ps3. I cannot afford to purchase new games for 60 bucks all the time. Gamestop rapes you on trade-in and I am not one of those guys who holds onto a collection for years. Save, the Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Uncharted, I beat a game and have no need for it. Gamefly is awesome.
You can't afford $60 games but you can afford $22 a month or better yet $264 a year for games you don't even own?
To anyone reading this: If you haven't yet got Red Dead Redemption do so now. It's very easy to find under at least $20/£15/€20, and is so much game for the money. Also, read that sentance again, but replace RDR with Fallout 3! Theres my 2 recommendations, anyway!
RDR & Fallout 3 are up there as two of the most popular titles this gen. The purpose of this list, is to get people to play slightly more obscure games, experiences that people might have missed out on upon their original release. RDR & FO3 are still great games though, (and anyone who still haven't played them are really missing out.)
most people consider june through august summer. infamous 2, shadow and deus aren't big players. Also these games aren't fps or online heavy deus is coming late august peeps will be going back to school
You can find Mass Effect 2 pretty cheap now. Great game and ME3 is not too far off.
That list fails without Borderlands. You can get the game and all its DLC for waaaay cheap right now. Great game, will keep you playing for weeks/months.
I need to get darksiders before 2 comes out...I have heard good things
Darksiders is awesome, shame most people just saw it and thought of it as a God Of War 3 clone. Glad theres a sequel!
I just picked up midnight club LA complete edition for $20 and Im havin a lot of fun with it. Id recomend it and if you still have your 1 free month of ps plus(which I think everyone should) download the trial. Thats what made me get the game.
Good list. Also recommend Alpha Protocol, Deadly Premonition, and Nier. They're all down to about twenty bucks, they're far from perfect but all very fun, if not always in the way the designers might have intended.
~Vanquish was like the most underrated game of 2010
Team Fortress 2.
You read my mind...
thinking about getting darksiders, and vanquish.. i highly recommend enslaved one of my favorites, and the STORY IS GREAT.!!!
Plz for the love of everything that is good, LET ENSLAVED DIE. That game is such a waste of a disk. I rented that piece of shit and still feel ripped off. Its seriously the only game i can think of off the top of my head that gets me hot and bothered when i see or hear people talkin about it as if its even close to decent. Its to shitty even for a bargain bin. Id say if there was a way to erase the data off of it and use it as a blank cd for music or somethin, THEN and only THEN would it have a purpose. Even then id have to drive a stake through the disks label to tear that dumb monkey fuckers face off. ("HOLD ON ILL SCAN THE AREA") get used to hearin that garbage if u decide to commit the horrible sin of buying this trash. IMO ofcourse....
I never played it because of the horrible demo. The handholding platforming and the simplistic(boring) combat really turned me off.
Enslaved was such a let down. HS2 should have been created instead.
I blamed it all on them using Unreal Engine, but then I played Alice 2. Yeah the Unreal Engine still shows it sucks balls with that style of game, but they worked with it and minimized the difficult clunky problems with it. Enslaved....They should of just made Heavenly Sword 2, and used that money to build or license a better third party engine. But no, they fell into the whole fanboy war and made a terrible mistake instead.
Vanquish, Darksiders, and Alan Wake are on my To Do List.
Played 4 out of 5 of those games already. 3 I loved, 1 of them was a meh to me. I wont say which because for some reason, people loved the game, while I didnt much. The game I didnt play was Far Cry 2, so lets see if people can guess which game was a meh to me.
Just finished InFamous 2 so gonna play thru Bioshock 1&2 again to help get me by till Deus Ex hits. Anyway, played a bit of Darksiders but never got into it, might give it another go. Forgot all about Far Cry 2, great game, very underrated game, still yet to completely finish it, definitely gonna try to do so soon. Not a bad list. Like one guy said, if you really want to pass the time, the likes of Fallout 3, Oblivion, RDR and GTAIV will do the job and you'd get them very cheap now. (Although you should own these already)
darksider's is crap in my opinion
Imo Brutal Legend is generic and boring with genre confusion, I thought it was hack and slash but then it turned into crappy RTS, the game sucked. I can't understand why it got high scores so I recommend to stay away from it. Maybe Jak 3 wasn't the first game to do it but Brutal Legend ripped off Jak 3, the combat racing and light beam navigation point.
I picked up Red Faction:Guerrilla and Just Cause 2. I forgot about Darksiders and am adding it to my list. Enslaved was perfectly fine, not great but there is some fun in there for a cheap game. One of the best double-takes by a video game character ever in one of the scenes. IMHO. Far Cry 2 is way old. I was going to get it but the one person I knew that had it and had said it was good at first said it got boring and wasnt really worth it. I still may go back for it after I finish every other game I want to go back for (which is a growing list). Not sure how Brutle Legend makes the list. Sure its cheap, so is every other older game and a lot of them look a lot more appealing.
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