Download of the Week: Deadly Premonition hits Xbox Live Games on Demand

Xbox 360 | Publisher: Rising Star | Developer: Access Games | Price: £14.99

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Deadly Premonition is now available as a digital download from Xbox Live. Now you have absolutely no excuse for not owning this must-play game. Need convincing still further? Check out Dave's ultra-enthusiastic outpourings here - if that doesn't convince you to try the game, nothing will. Assuming you've done that, let's see what else is around of note from alternative downloadable interweb services... 


Want more DLC? Check these out...

Deathsmiles | Platform: iOS | Publisher: Cave | Developer: Cave | Price: £2.99
iOS has a couple of strong new entries this week. The first is Justin's pick, Deathsmiles, from Cave. A port of the rather overlooked Xbox 360 game, this version features a new character and story, as well as the usual bullet hell action. Great stuff, but only available for the more powerful iPhone and iTouch models, beginning with 3GS.

Tiny Tower | Platform: iOS | Developer: Ian Marsh | Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Nathan's been playing this one, recommending it wholeheartedly. It's a business simulation set in your very own 'tiny tower'. Make money, build new floors... even upgrade your elevator. Way better than it sounds, honest.

Sega Rally Online Arcade | Platform: PlayStation 3 | Publisher: Sega | Developer: Sega | Price: £6.30
While this isn't quite the brilliant game we featured in this week's Classic Game Appreciation Section (though it does have a recreation of the Desert track), Sega Rally Online Arcade is still a neat little racer, complete with online play and scoreboards. The content is reduced compared to the existing current gen Sega Rally, but for this price, you can't really go wrong.

That's about it. Oh, but there is one special download of note that we have to bring to your attention and that is this:

Red Faction Armageddon | Platform: PlayStation 3 | Publisher: THQ | Developer: Volition | Price: £57.99
FIFTYSEVENNINETYNINEOHMYGODWHATARIPOFF. That's what we said, with just as much disregard for punctuation, when we heard about the downloadable version of this game. Not only does the package cost a crazy amount of money, not only do you not get a box or instruction manual with it (or any hope of selling it on when you've finished), the exact same game with all the available DLC is available from your high street GAME outlet for £23. This is madness and must be stopped. Write to your MP post-haste.

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08 July, 2011


  • nemesisuprising - July 9, 2011 11:21 p.m.

    I bought deadly premonition new...its literally 2 dollars less used and...well I wanted that bitch new! also its totally worth it...20 dollars new for DP is a FUCKING STEAL! *continues to curse for no apparent reason*
  • bedelicious - July 9, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    Now they only need to release it for Steam. Please!!!
  • cman12314 - July 9, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    You know I read those DP articles a while ago, and was convinced to get it. I was gonna wait for the on demand release, but decided to pick it up at gamestop instead, and it's a good thing I did! You could have mentioned that it's only in the UK. Love the game by the way.
  • philipshaw - July 9, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    Think I will just watch the GB ER of DP again
  • HitmanSB07 - July 8, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    So when they adjust the price do we get a refund? I "payed" 2560 microsoft points for it, though it was totally worth it, it's so engrossing.
  • Redeater - July 8, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    God-fucking-damnit! I blame everyone on T'dar UK for making me want to give this mess another shot. I rented it a while ago and hated the controls but I'll be damned if I don't want to give it another try because of those UK bastards and their superliminal messages! @GamesRadarDavidHoughton Did you buy stock in Ignition Games lately???
  • GayforGilbert - July 8, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    No US release, no deal. Or rather, no ability for deal.
  • waitingforCharlietosnap - July 8, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    Well, I already got DP from Amazon. Still fairly cheap, so whatever. I get that it would be a love it or hate it game, so no sense in arguing with the haters, but I love it.
  • SparkMandrilSP - July 8, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    Have all the games CAVE has launched on iOS, so DS will be a must buy as soon as I have money.
  • FlyinMachine - July 8, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    Deadly Premonition ain't out yet in America... Is THAT a mistake? :(
  • jackthemenace - July 8, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    Download of the week?> More like Download of the CENTURY. I hated it so much, until i realised that the bloody terrible controls actually make it the most terrifying game I have EVER PLAYED. And as much as I still want to hate it, I can't bring myself to do it. So tempted to buy it for myself rather than keep borrowing my mates...
  • GR_DavidHoughton - July 8, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    There were some issues with the price the other day. Rising Star have said that it was an error and that they're getting it fixed. £14.99 is what it should be going for.
  • jameshalsey - July 8, 2011 3:59 p.m.

    Deadly Premonition is £19.99 on my account, is that a mistake?
  • sonofskywalker3 - July 8, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    @tiben36 Well then I hope you do. DP is a brilliant game, with a real, visceral feeling of horror, and despite the little annoyances is a far better game than any survival horror title in the past 5 years.
  • CharlieFockstrot - July 8, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    All my downloads are piped through Armitage Shanks.
  • reson8er - July 8, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    Deathsmiles on iOS, will check it out, thanks :)
  • Zachg - July 8, 2011 3:30 p.m.

    Is this available in the U.S. xbox games on demand? just wondering cuz of the price
  • Mooshon - July 8, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    Download of the week - sponsored by virgin media? I can attest to the coolness of Deadly Premonition. Cheaper from a shop though (but why?) and I do like a bit of a box.
  • tiben36 - July 8, 2011 3:25 p.m.

    you call DP dl of the week? you have fever or something? id rather get my dick caught in a beartrap instead of downloading DP
  • Austin_SJ - July 8, 2011 3:20 p.m.

    The price of Red Faction Armaggeddon makes me feel a little sick.

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