These HD bundles are starting to get a little out of hand. I feel a little dirty whenever picking up bundled films from a discount DVD bin at Wal-Mart, but something about a $60 bundle containing four award winning games is just awesome.
Rockstar is the latest to cram their years of hard work onto a single disc in their very own Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1. The bundle will have all of Rockstar’s biggest critical hits of the current console cycle: Red Dead Redemption, L.A Noire, Midnight Club: Los Angeles and two chapters from the Grand Theft Auto IV side stories, The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. All four games will cost the typical retail price of $59.99.
Nothing is known about what could be included in a potential Edition 2, but this bundle will cover most of Rockstar’s essentials. What else is there? Would a bundle of The Bully, Max Payne 3, Table Tennis, and the remaining GTAIV content be worth your dollars?
I’ve never been the biggest on Rockstar’s sandboxes. I prefer those more along the lines of Just Cause 2 and Crackdown which grant you true freedom to complete your objectives rather than drag you by the nose through scripted missions. Still, if you’re on the market for a new game and see four for the price of one, it’s not a bad choice really. Even those on the market for a used game might have trouble justifying picking one game used when each of these hits averages to $15 each.
Could publishers have found a way to combat used games? The Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1 will be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this coming November 6th. Another great thing I love about these HD bundles is how quickly they are released after being announced.