Bargain Games to Brighten Up Your Day

From Grand Theft Auto to World of Warcraft, the top selling videogames in the country always seem to be the mean and moody kind; filled with shooting action, thievery and stereotypical notions of criminal activity. Of course there’s a reason these videogames are so popular, […]
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From Grand Theft Auto to World of Warcraft, the top selling videogames in the country always seem to be the mean and moody kind; filled with shooting action, thievery and stereotypical notions of criminal activity. Of course there’s a reason these videogames are so popular, yet in order to throw a little light-heartedness into the mix (as well as dispelling the myth that videogames encourage violent tendencies) we thought we’d take a quick look at the other side of the gaming spectrum.

With a focus on bargain price and a brightening of the spirits, here’s our pick of the best new games to enliven your console experience…

 

The Sims 3: University Life

 

Starting with everyone’s favourite ‘simulated reality’, The Sims are back and bolder than ever with the new University Life expansion. Offering gamers the chance to live the student lifestyle to the fullest, whether you’re an arts or a science scholar,Electronic Theatre Image you can get involved in the academics as well as the end-of-exam parties. Featuring all the usual Sims-style frivolity, this version is bound to appeal to those who find enjoyment in the little details – from sitting in a lecture to extra-curricular activities – it’s brilliantly elaborate. Now available with a Game voucher code for free delivery, it can be yours for less than £30.

 

Mario Party 9

 

Like anything with ‘party’ in the title, Mario Party 9 on the Wii is designed to bring a little sunshine into your living room. Featuring Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and all the gang, this one is best experienced with multiple players; interactive and full of fun, it involves themed lands like the ‘Jungle Ruins’ and classic appearances from the big bad bosses. Its available now from Argos, who are also offering a couple of special deals when you buy a Super Mario toy assortment. But if you’d just prefer the game, it’s £34.99 without an Argos voucher.

 

Just Dance: Best Of

 

You’ve no doubt seen the adverts, but whether you’ve actually considered buying Just Dance is another story. Although it might seem like the antithesis of what you’d want from a videogame, this is a chance for you to stop being a couch potato and get Electronic Theatre Imagethe whole family involved in what an often be an antisocial pursuit. Featuring all the best poppy tunes from all four Just Dance releases, this Best Of version features floor fillers like ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ and ‘U Can’t Touch This’. You know you want it, but if you’d still like to pretend it’s a pressie for the kids… you can now get it with a Zavvi discount code in order to bag two games for £25.

 

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

 

Whether or not you are a Harry Potter fan specifically, Book of Spells comes highly recommended for anyone who loves a bit of mystical escapism. Developed in collaboration with J.K Rowling herself, this PlayStation 3 adventure uses augmented realityElectronic Theatre Image to transport gamers to Hogwarts; from learning spells to fighting dragons, you can lose yourself in the magical world. You won’t need any PC World vouchers with the current retail price of just £19.97, but there is also a nice saving of £4 if you buy a DualShock 3 controller too.

 

The Cube

 

If you’ve watched The Cube on telly and thought ‘I could do that’, then why not take on the challenge for yourself? This videogame version of the hit TV show offers gamers to recreate the thirty three challenges almost exactly; from the Drop Shot to the Time Freeze, the Wii allows you to put your memory, balance and timing skills to the test. With a classic bit of game show tension, it’s one of the best interactive games on the market – now selling with free delivery from Amazon for less than £20.

Whatever console you have, why not invest in a few happy-go-lucky videogames? They’re bound to brighten your day as well as your gaming experience.

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