Game Preorders

We find and list the best video game preorder bonuses and deals.

Beyond: Two Souls

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Beyond: Two Souls is a PS3-exclusive psychological thriller game developed by a French studio Quantic Dream, the makers of Heavy Rain. The main character is Jodie Holmes (played by Ellen Page), a girl who can communicate with a mysterious entity known as Aiden. This ghostlike being assists Jodie throughout the game, protects her from harm, and grants her supernatural powers. These are of great interest to Nathan Dawkins (portrayed by Willem Dafoe), a government scientist investigating the paranormal.

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March 1, 2013 | 2 comments | platform: | genre: ,

SimCity

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SimCity is a reboot of the popular city builder series from Maxis. The game uses a new, powerful simulation engine, and gives the players more freedom with upgradable civic buildings and freeform roads. SimCity also adds city specializations such as Mining, Electronics, and Gambling, which can be mixed together. The game requires an online connection, and allows the players to trade goods in a global market and compete for the top positions on the leaderboards.

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February 11, 2013 | 1 comment | platform: | genre:

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

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This upcoming FPS game from Terminal Reality is a prequel to The Walking Dead TV series which puts the player into the shoes of Daryl Dixon (voiced by Norman Reedus). Daryl, along with his brother Merle, have to make their way across the walker-infested Georgia to the city of Atlanta.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct lets the players choose between trying to sneak past groups of zombies and fighting them head-on. The Walkers aren’t the only problem in the game though: the two brothers also encounter other survivors who can either help or hurt them. Furthermore, the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic world makes it necessary to ration food and save ammunition in order to survive.

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February 9, 2013 | post a comment | platform: , , , | genre:

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist is an upcoming action / stealth game which takes place 6 months after the events in Splinter Cell: Conviction. The word “Blacklist” refers to a series of terrorist attacks against the US, which Sam Fisher will have to stop as the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon.

Much like its predecessors, the game allows for different play styles. Depending on your approach to the mission, you will earn points in three categories: ghost (silent & non-lethal), panther (stealthy kills), and assault (just shoot ‘em up). This score will then translate into cash for buying, upgrading, and customizing your equipment.

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February 7, 2013 | 2 comments | platform: , , , | genre:

Defiance

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Defiance is a multi-platform MMO shooter developed by Trion Worlds. The game is set in the same universe as Syfy’s TV series of the same name. The action takes place on a future Earth which is devastated by a war with Votans – aliens who sought refuge on our planet after their sun went nova. Neither side managed to gain the upper hand, and the Earth was rendered nearly uninhabitable by the decades-long warfare.

By the time the game takes place, various human and Votan factions are starting to work together in order to survive on the less-than-hospitable planet. Incidentally, both humans and aliens are playable in Defiance.

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February 5, 2013 | 2 comments | platform: , , | genre:

GRID 2

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Grid 2 is an upcoming racing game developed by Codemasters for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC platforms. Like its predecessor, it is said to toe the line between arcade and simulation. Chief among the new features of Grid 2 is a handling model called TrueFeel, which is based on real-world specs and driving characteristics, yet fine-tuned to make it more accessible. The game doesn’t have driver assists anymore, but it is still a lot easier to master compared to a full-on simulator.

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January 31, 2013 | post a comment | platform: , , | genre:

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel

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Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is an upcoming third-person shooter from the popular co-op series for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Like its name implies, the game pits the players against a powerful drug cartel in Mexico. Fighting the drug lords are two new protagonists only known as Alpha and Bravo.

The Devil’s Cartel uses a more powerful graphics engine than its predecessors (Frostbite 2), and adds a new Overkill mode which allows the players to unleash massive damage on anything that stands in their way.

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January 31, 2013 | 2 comments | platform: , | genre: