Weekend DealShockers: Call of Duty Edition

The weekend is finally here and you’re bored.  You’ve beaten Deus Ex: Human Revolution twice already and your copies of Dead Island, Driver: San Francisco and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine are not going to be here until Tuesday at the earliest. You need something to kill this weekend, and you need it to be cheap, but good.Well, you’re in luck, because this weekend’s Steam sale is 50% off the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series!  That’s right, in order to ramp up the hype for Modern Warfare 3, Activision is selling Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, one of the best First Person Shooters this generation for $10.  To continue the story, you can snag its sequel, Modern Warfare 2, for $15.  Both of Treyarch’s recent Call of Duty titles are on sale as well.  Call of Duty: World at War is also 50% off at $10 and, perhaps a bit surprisingly, the most recent game in the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops is on sale for 33% off at $40.  Finally, Call of Duty and Call of Duty 2, plus the expansion to the first game, Call of Duty: United Offensive, are on sale as a bundle for $15, or individually for $10 a game.  At that price it doesn’t really make sense not to snag the bundle.

I’m tempted to pick up Call of Duty 4 again this weekend.  $10 is a pretty good deal for one of the best First Person Shooter single player campaigns I’ve ever played, though I do have to wonder if the Multiplayer is still as good as it was four years ago.  Also, Black Ops might have a bad rap amongst some gamers, but again, I thought the single player was a blast.

If you’re not looking for a military shooter, and prefer a bit more sci-fi in your game, one of my personal favorite games of the last generation is on sale, with a new campaign and updated graphics as the Steam Daily Deal.  The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is on sale on Steam today for $6.66.  Of course this also includes the original game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.  Seriously, this was one of the deepest shooters of its time, and frankly, still holds up very well, thanks to Starbreeze’s addition of a new campaign and some real graphics polishing.  It still has some of my favorite lighting effects to date, which may sound strange, but when you realize that it is The Chronicles of Riddick it makes sense.  So there you have it, if you’ve hit a lull in gaming, Steam is always there to support you.

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Scott Lipowitz

Scott just graduated from Law School. But he didn't let that stop him from gaming, a hobby that he has stuck with ever since he received his NES at age 5. His favorites are Metal Gear Solid, OutRun, Half-Life, Deus Ex, Ratchet and Clank and most recently, the Mass Effect series.

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