We've seen plenty of smaller download titles sold at ludicrous discounts on the Switch over the past few years, but we're starting to see some bigger titles get the same treatment. Saints Row IV was a recent example with a 93% discount, and now Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered has joined the party.
It's currently a whopping 93% off in Europe and 90% off in North America; normally $29.99USD / €29,99 / £26.99, it's currently $2.99USD / €1,99 / £1.79. The end date is a little different per territory too, with the price drop ending on 12th January in Europe and 17th January in North America. Plenty in Team NL have grabbed it at those prices already.
Is it worth the cost of a small takeout coffee? Definitely yes, we'd say. This remaster brought a cult classic back into the fold, and it's certainly fun as you go about blowing everything up. It's not a bad port either, though the Digital Foundry video at the top is worth a watch; at launch the 'quality' mode in portable seemed to be the way to go for the best experience.
So, are you tempted to pick this up?
This was an awesome game on PS3 back in the day. So fun driving around and plowing through buildings, rigging bridges with explosives, etc.. An absolute steal for that price! 😁
In Case You Missed It.
It’s an absolute gem of a game!
THQ Nordic's new strategy to have their games periodically in the eshop charts for wider visibility?
NGL I did buy Saint's Row IV when it was £2.44 and probably will buy this too.
if it is THQ Nordic's strategy, wonder what's next? A Darksiders? Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom?
I like how the character in the video preview image looks at the camera with his right eye and to the left with this left eye.
(If you don't see it cover the left part of the image with your hand, look at his eye, then do the same with the other part of his face.)
Eh completed it way back when and even at that price it's not enough to make me want to give it another go. It's a decent game but rather repetitive. I remember having quite a bit of fun in multiplayer though.
Worth spending some gold points on, thanks for the news!
Did they fix the performance problems?
it never sparked my interest
That’s less than I used to pay for Codemasters and Mastertronic taped back in the late 80s. Crazy.
Ah, the memories of deconstructing every structure with explosives, vehicles, and a big hammer. This is a steal.
I didn't care for it back on PS3, but all the good reviews have me thinking of giving it another crack.
@electrolite77 The cheap eShop games often remind me of buying Codemasters C64 games like Dizzy back in the day too!
I highly recommend Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams, currently on sale for 99p. Fantastic and underrated 2D platformer... A steal at that price.
@clyderadcliff your cup of coffee comparison has made it mainstream
It's tempting but the PS3-era graphics and brown colour pallette really put me off.
Não está disponível na eShop do Brasil
@Perryg92 Well, it does work to make me buy games I otherwise wouldn't have bought. Better for them to make 3 euro, many times, raise their numbers, and have their name in positive daylight, than make 0 and have no light on their name and no more sales on their older games, I guess.
If it's around $10-15, it still isn't a bad buy. For this price, it should just be a matter of those Gold Coins laying around and grab it.
@Clyde_Radcliffe It's mostly how I buy games. I sort the sales on deku deals by price, scroll until I feel uncomfortable spending that much on a game, look what catches my attention and what the usual price is, whether it goes on sale often and has been lower priced or not, look up a review or two, and if it passes all that, it gets added to my backlog or wishlist depending. Found many great games that way I wouldn't even have bothered looking at otherwise, spent a lot less on way more games (including ones that were initially high priced), and avoided plenty of expensive disappointments I would have gotten if I followed the AAA spotlight on the hype train.
It's definitely worth it at this price, no doubt about it.
It does become rather repetitive after a while though (I'm 4 hours in) and a bit too actioney (it was a bit more stealthy in the first area, which I liked better).
Btw Shadow Man Remastered is coming 17 january and I think I will grab it. It does look great on my Lite's screen, a bit pricey though, but I think it will be a good experience.
Such a fun game that I still play with a friend sometimes. Even though I have 2 physical copies, I'll probably download it for the convenience and because it's so cheap!
Besides I can use my gold coins to purchase it.
Load times are painful! But great deal for that price
I bought it. Could not leave it for that price lol.
Hmm. Tempting even for a guy not usually into these types of games...
Be nice if that was the Physical price but that won't happen.
@electrolite77 Mastertronic, that takes me back. Games like….
Soul of a Robot
would love to play some of those again
Damn yous! First saints row for $2. Now this for $3?? Appealing to my cheaper, nonsensical side.
These sales are tempting, but I’ll probably pass. As long as I have games in my backlog and in my wishlist, I don’t feel I’m missing out.
The online was completely dead on this game when I picked it up awhile back. Hopefully that will change now.
Didn't even look in it's direction for a download before, but I did bump into this whopping discount in my latest, regular "current offers" browse. So, may well look into it now!
This game just didn't get old for me even though it's mostly just the same throughout the game. Bringing down buildings with this game's dynamic destruction is just wonderful!
Absolutely get this game!
got it for free with my gold points, ive absolute loved red faction 1 and 2 to ps2 back then best of all things if you cant get to another side of a door just make another exit and destroy it all lol
Played and finished last year. Pretty meh
99p? That’s an amazing price. Thanks for the tip, I’m on my way to the Eshop.
I used to love Soul of a Robot. Dunno if I’d be any good at it now though, I seem to remember it being hard even by 80s standards
@Shambo DD Is the way to go!
Got this on PS4 great game. I would get on switch again it is a bargain but . . .that file size xxxx
I don't like that this wasn't news until American sale. This has been sale in Europe for a long time already. And the European sale ends in couple of days already.
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