MightyApe.co.nz has become a bit like Briscoes lately, in a perpetual state of SALE. It feels like I’ve received an e-mail every week for a while now to alert me of whatever category of games they’ve reduced prices on. It all appears to have culminated in this weekend with their “Huge Easter Sale”.The problem with any sale like this is that there’s a lot of chaff to separate from the wheat. Which is where I come in. Since I’ve lately taken to obsessively going through the pages of items on sale, I’ve compiled a list of significantly worthy purchases. Basically I’ve gone through the lot and removed everything that’s either rubbish or still just a little to expensive to recommend whole-heartedly.
First of all, whether it’s on the 360 or PS3, the primary must-have is the Fallout: New Vegas Collectors Edition. For just under $80, it’s among the cheapest quality Collectors Editions you’ll get a chance to buy, outside of clearance items selling at a convention centre.
Mafia II; $29.99 – I didn’t really think much of it, but general reception seemed a little better than my chilly response, so it might be worth this lower price point (though I understand a budget price package including all DLC is on the way, so buyer beware.)
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands; $29.99 – PoP games have built a solid track record lately for a minimum standard of quality. Though this game isn’t the best in recent memory, $30 makes it easier to recommend.
Red Faction: Guerrilla; $20.00 – A well regarded destructive romp, for less than you’d pay for a good meal.
Enslaved: Odyssey To The West; $39.99 – One of the more recently released games to have a significant discount so soon, and was quite critically acclaimed.
The Saboteur; $29.99 – I bought The Saboteur at this price some time ago and didn’t regret it. A fun over-the-top WW2 free roaming action game.
Split/Second; $39.99 – A unique racing game now reduced to a third of it’s initial RRP. I’ll probably be picking it up myself.
Blur; $39.99 – Another unique racing game, and the last from Bizarre Creations. Definitely worth a look.
Darksiders: Wrath Of War; $34.99 – At this price, I can’t recommend Darksiders enough to fans of third person action and/or Zelda-esque level design.
Bioshock 2 (Rapture Edition); $49.99 – While lacking the punch of the first, Bioshock 2 manages to enamour rapture yet again, and also offers up multiplayer.
Halo 3: ODST & Forza 3 pack; $59.99 – For people who don’t own either of these, it’s easy to recommend, top quality shooting action and second-to-none racing simulation.
Mafia II; $29.99 – (same as above under Xbox 360 version)
Demon’s Souls; $49.99 – renowned for being brutal, I was generally put off by the full retail price tag. This may change my mind.
Enslaved: Odyssey To The West; $39.99 – (same as above under Xbox 360 version)
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands; $29.99 – (same as above under Xbox 360 version)
Killzone 3 (Helghast Edition); $199.99 – Okay this is still really expensive, but something about that model makes me want it.
Singularity; $29.99 – I’m a sucker for good time-shifting gameplay, and I’m also partial to a sub-$30 price point.
Bioshock 2 (Rapture Edition); $49.99 – (same as above under Xbox 360 version)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker; $39.99 – Regarded as the best MGS title on the PSP, I might just have to dig out my handheld friend and dust it off!
It’s worth noting that ButtonMasher is in no way affiliated with MightyApe, we don’t even utilise their referral program, we’re as independent as it gets around here. So you can be assured that we have no sinister interest in getting you to spend money on anything that isn’t a quality product. With that said, subjectivity is a hell of a thing, and as such your mileage may vary. Check out the MightyApe Easter Sale for yourself and post anything you believe to be a significant deal in the comments below.