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Download of the week: Massive Need For Speed car boot sale pitches up on Steam

                                        Platform: Steam | Publisher: EA | Developer: EA | Price: Various

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When there's a sale on where the lowest price cut is 50% you know you've got a sweet deal and this is exactly the case with the Need For Speed series on Steam right now.

The four Need For Speed titles that are currently on special offer are NFS: Shift, Undercover, Hot Pursuit and Shift 2 Unleashed. It's the perfect way to tide yourself over until the new NFS: The Run is released on November 15th (18th in the UK/Europe). 

Of the four on offer, Hot Pursuit is our pick of the bunch. This is the one that Burnout creators, Criterion Games, tuned up and rolled out and taps into the winning formula that made Need For Speed the classic racer of old - high-speed straight line racing, across amazing backdrops.

The orchestral score that makes everything feel 10x more dramatic, the chance to play as the cops and call in chopper support and the brilliant Autolog system that allows you to set challenges for friends while you play all add up to make one cracking racer.

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Jetpack Joyride | iOS | £0.69/$0.99

Half Brick serve up another distance runner in the vein of Canabalt with this absolute gem that features a jet-pack with a minigun and a genius array of power-ups. Addiction personified.  

Civilization V | Steam | £7.50/$12.50

75% off one of the finest strategy games of all time? Yes please. Play god and bring your playthings from drooling Neanderthals to astronauts firing off into a galaxy far, far away.

Assassin's Creed Revelations Multiplayer beta | PS3 | Free

Ubisoft have finally opened up the beta to everyone on PSN rather than those with a PS+ account so you can finally see how Revelations is shaping up online. AIM FOR THE THROAT!

September 9, 2011

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7 comments

  • D0CCON - September 9, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    Civ 5 just finished downloading. I'm about to go to bed, so I won't be playing it, but I did download a WWII scenario mod and an in-game clock mod. I wish all games had a mod database like this.
  • Craza - September 9, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    Definitely buying Hot Pursuit. Man, Steam. Stop putting all of the awesome games on sale. I'm starting to go broke. >.>
  • pkozyra64 - September 9, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    Seriously everyone go buy NFS: Hot Pursuit. Even if you are not really fan of racing games at least try the demo. Honestly you will be pleasantly surprised and at $10 this game is a steal.
  • D0CCON - September 9, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    I would have gotten Hot Pursuit, but I think racing games are one genre where a controller is much, much nicer than a keyboard.
  • maurypwnage - September 9, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    Not even Steam can trick me into buying a racing game and becoming a racist.
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  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 9, 2011 6:27 a.m.

    Nyeeeeh. I already have Hot Pursuit, and Undercover doesn't seem too intriguing. But HP is an awesome game. Buy it.

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