Sometimes a console bundle is so ruddy good that you’d be mad to pass it up – and we’ve found just the sort.
GAME is selling a cracking Xbox One S (500GB) bundle that nets you Fifa 17, Halo 5, Gears of War 4, and Injustice 2. Better still, you’ll also get a Now TV Movie Pass, giving you access to hundreds of films for two months.
All this will set you back just £209.99, which is a seriously fair price. After all, the Xbox One S alone usually sells for £205. Here’s Amazon’s pricing for individual items, for comparison:
- Xbox One S Fifa 17 Bundle – £209.85
- Halo 5: Guardians – £14.39
- Gears of War 4 – £14.99
- Injustice 2 – £41.94
- Now TV Movies (2-month) – £14.98
That all adds up to £296.15, which means you’d be saving a hefty £86.16 with this deal.
We gave the Xbox One S a respectable 4/5 score in our review, praising its small size, 4K game upscaling, impressive value for money as a UHD Blu-ray player, HDR compatibility, and the improved, grippy controller. Here’s our verdict:
“The Xbox One S is far better than the original Xbox One, with improvements on every front. It’s smaller, it’s prettier and it includes a greater number of features. Sure, the gaming element is almost unchanged, but HDR gaming compatibility means at least a degree of future-proofing. Then there’s the 4K output: although it’s upscaled, rather than native, right now this is the best you’ll get from a console.”
“But the real worth is the ability to play UHD Blu-rays. This is the most affordable 4K Blu-ray player on the market, and it’s a competent performer to boot. If you own a 4K TV and you want your movies and games looking their best, the Xbox One S is a no-brainer.”
“Microsoft faces competition from Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. While the Sony offers 4K and HDR in gaming, it doesn’t play UHD Blu-rays. That’s a major omission in my book, leaving an open goal for the Xbox One S.”
We’ve also been impressed by the bundle items too:
Fifa 17 (4/5): “FIFA 17 is another strong entry in the iconic series, and one that looks to lay the groundwork for future titles by switching to a new engine. The hyper-realistic graphics are great, with facial expressions finally helping players look more than mannequins.”
Halo 5 (4/5): “The exceptional high points and brilliant multiplayer make it a must-play for just about anyone with an Xbox One, but it’s going to be a long time before we’ll know if 343 has made the right choices here or taken Halo down a path that’s best not travelled.”
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Gears of War 4 (4.5/5): “Gears Of War 4 does everything required to get the franchise roadie-running into 2016 without losing what made it so good to begin with. One of the best games on the Xbox One.”
Injustice 2 (4.5/5): “Injustice 2 is both a fantastic fighting game and a great use of the DC licence, too. You won’t find much better in the genre on either the Xbox One or PS4.”
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