DOOM, Dishonored 2 And Watch Dogs 2 Are Going For A Bargain

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If you're not really tempted by anything that's come out lately, or you missed out on the chances to pick up some good games from 2016, here's an opportunity.

EB Games are running what they call a "Manager's Specials" deal until Sunday. Not all of the deals are worth considering — Civilization 6 at $77 is basically still full price — but if you didn't get a chance to pick up Dishonored 2, DOOM, Watch Dogs 2, Steep or Final Fantasy 15, now you can.

The deals are available in-store as well as online, so I'd go with the latter. All of the listings can be found here, but I've noted the prices and platforms below.

  • DOOM (PC, PS4, XBO): $19
  • Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, XBO): $23
  • Dishonored 2 (PC, PS4, XBO): $36
  • Steep (PS4, XBO): $47
  • Watch Dogs 2 (PS4, XBO): $47
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4): $47
  • Skyrim Special Edition (PS4, XBO): $47
  • Final Fantasy XV (PS4, XBO): $57

Not the biggest discounts we've seen over the holidays, although that price on Dishonored 2 and DOOM is very, very good. There's some others that aren't too bad at that price - Watch Dogs 2 and Rise of the Tomb Raider if there's a Sony fan in your life who hasn't played Lara's latest adventure - but Dishonored 2 and DOOM are the headline discounts here.


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    I really didn't love Doom the way others seemed to. It was fun for a while but got repetitive pretty quickly and I got bored and gave up about halfway through. I much preferred the Wolfenstein reboot to the Doom one.

      How come?

      I ask this because I have both games in my Steam library raring to go. I have felt for ages I should do Wolfenstein before Doom. I'm an id boy from way back so very keen to do it 'in order' really.

        Wolfenstein has a narrative that progresses.... Doom falls into Marine shoots demons, then more demons.

          Yeah, but that's kinda the point. You're not playing DOOM for the story. I mean, the opening at the very beginning tells you that. It's tongue-in-cheek, self aware - SHOOT DEMONS IN THE FACE AND KEEP SHOOTING THEM IN THE FACE.

          For me I felt it was very much a shooter in the "old school" vein. Running and shooting at a frantic pace and none of this "hide behind a wall". If you're in combat, you are rushing and pushing with a frenzied drive to kill all the demons as quickly as possible.

          I never felt let down by the fairly thin story in Doom. It delivered as much as it needed to and just let the gameplay do the talking. And I'm saying this as a person whose most favourite games are generally RPGs with buckets of dialogue and story, with a smattering of stealth games in for good measure. Doom was just pure, unadulterated carnage-producing fun.

            Funniest part is, that when you get into it, the new Doom actually has an excellent story that ties all the DOOM games together as well.

              Yeah, I must admit that I did like that. There is a story there, but it's not shoved down your throat and you only really get it if you can be bothered paying attention to it. You can just be like Doom marine and go *monitor smash* at the story points.

              Though admittedly, you'll still be several hundred dollars out of pocket for the few mandatory story segments.

        Doom was fun for a while, but it just goes on way too long. If it was half the length it would probably be better. As it is, the mindless demon shooting is fun for 5 or 6 hours, then I just didn't care anymore. Wolfenstein had a more interesting story, more variety in pacing and environments, and was able to sustain my interest for longer. Your mileage may vary.

      I know what you mean
      it had some interesting moments where the marine shows his personality but yeah 46 minutes and i got bored out of my mind.

      shoot monster until it glows, glory kill monster, keep repeating

      I was the other way...preferred Doom to Wolfenstein although I think both were good games.

      I found Dooms story light but more than adequate for what it was. I appreciated how tongue in cheek it was. Wolfensteins seemed there to push you through a large number of varied locations, but I can't say I found the story itself too memorable. I can remember a lot of the levels but not necessarily what drove me to each. I also remember being quite bored in the 2 or 3 times you go back to that hidden base and things slow down. I sort of felt like the most dramatic plot point happened at the end of the first level and nothing else resonated as strongly (maybe the intro to level 2 was close).

      I'd still suggest playing both but don't think there's any reason to play one before the other.

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    For those that have played it...
    If the first Dishonored utterly failed to make me care about it after an hours play, what are the chances #2 will grab me more?

      Small I'd say. 2 is better in than the first game, but it's very much a sequel. I loved both of them, but if you couldn't get into the first I'd probably give it a miss.

      Out of interest were you playing it full stealth? As I find it much more fun to play stealth until you fuck up, then just murder everybody in site :)

      Slim - it's not a radical departure from 1. The powers are similar and it uses similar level design (in that they're designed with the powers in mind). The setting is visually different but thematically similar so if the "oilpunk" world didn't hook you last time it probably won't again. IMO the narrative is pretty weak (a series of disconnected episodes leading to an abrupt conclusion WHEN ARE GAMES GOING TO GIVE UP THE CLICHED "WHERE-ARE-THEY-NOW ENDING MONTAGE?!!).

      That being said, Dishonored only really shines when you begin to master your powers and get the cool sensation when you smoothly and effortlessly complete a mission/kill everyone. Maybe worth giving it another shot?

    Take note that fallout 4 includes the fallout history book as well as the Season Pass, which makes it good value.

    The season pass is for PC only.

    Last edited 23/01/17 6:09 pm

    Hey Alex when you talk about sales can you mention the store in the headline? If it's EB like this then it doesn't apply to us poor kiwis (Watch Dogs 2 currently NZD$110!) but I'm pretty sure PSN has sales at the same time.

    It's almost as bad as the yanks reviewing products on Snacktaku that are never going to be sold here!

    I saw some guys pick up the limited edition plus version of dishonored 2 today for $36. Apparently the limited edition version with dlc was included in the special, but not the limited edition plus (with the mask). Got around it because the limited edition plus box Doesn't utilise the "plus" on the box.

      is that the one EB was selling in the old-PC-game size box? If so, the actual DLC part of that is below minor. Other stuff in the box (cloth map, graphic novel, steelbook) was sweet, but if none of that sways you the DLC is not worth paying extra for.

    I'm kinda sad that Dishonored 2 is this low this quick because it makes me think it didn't sell real well.

    It's a great, smart game. All y'all should play it.

      probably a sleeper hit, like titanfall 2

      by all accounts (Kotaku included), Titanfall 2 was great but according to friends now, the MP landscape is fairly barren (they are on PC, bear in mind it could also be AU timezone related)

        Nah, similar story on PS4. You'll be lucky to find a game that isn't Attrition.

        It's a damn shame, as it's probably the most refreshing, pure mechanically fun FPS I've played in a long time. Serious Tribes vibes, but with a low skill floor and very high skill ceiling. Plus the campaign is actually really good. It's like a buddy cop movie meets the Iron Giant (I'm not crying, you're crying).

    That feel when physical media is waaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper than digital downloads...

    How is that even a thing?

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