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Playstation Store Update March 29, 2016

 

Metal Gear Franchise Sale
PlayStation 4

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – $4.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $40.19

PlayStation 3

  • Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance Ultimate Edition – $7.49
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD – $7.49
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD – $7.49
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – $9.99
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection – $19.99
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD – $9.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – $4.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $33.49

PlayStation Vita

  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD – $7.49
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD – $7.49
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection – $14.99
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) – $9.99

PSOne Classics

  • Metal Gear Solid – $4.99
  • Metal Gear Solid VR Missions – $2.99

PlayStation Plus Specials
PlayStation 4

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy – $17.49
  • Layers of Fear – $14.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – $47.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Deluxe Edition – $55.99
  • Not a Hero – $9.09
  • The Witness – $35.99
  • TRON RUN/r – $9.99
  • TRON RUN/r Deluxe Bundle – $14.99

PlayStation 3

  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – $39.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Deluxe Edition – $47.99
  • Pumped BMX + (cross-buy) – $7.99
  • WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship – $27.99

PlayStation Vita

  • Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky – $31.99
  • HTR+ Slot Car Simulation – $7.99
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – $23.99
  • Pumped BMX + (cross-buy) – $7.99

PlayStation Plus Deals

  • Gryphon Knight Epic (PS4) – $8.99
  • Maliya (PS Vita) – $2.09
  • Murasaki Mist: Akara’s Journey (PS Vita) – $6.99
  • Unravel (PS4) – $15.99

Other Deals (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

  • Battle Trivia Knockout (PS4) – $3.49, $1.39
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F (PS3) – $29.99
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd (PS Vita) – $29.99
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd (PS3) – $29.99
  • Super Blackout (PS Vita) – $1.99
  • WWE 2K16 (PS4) – $40.19
  • WWE 2K16 Deluxe Edition (PS4) – $49.49
  • WWE 2K16 Season Pass (PS4) – $19.99
  • WWE 2K16 (PS3) – $29.99
  • WWE 2K16 Deluxe Edition (PS3) – $39.99
  • WWE 2K16 Season Pass (PS3) – $19.99
  • Yakuza 5 (PS3) – $29.99

Pre-orders

  • Alienation – $17.99
  • Battleborn ($59.99)
  • DARK SOULS III ($59.99)
  • DARK SOULS III – Deluxe Edition ($84.99)
  • Dead Star ($14.99)
  • DiRT Rally ($59.99)
  • Doom ($59.99/PS+ $53.99)
  • Enter the Gungeon ($13.49)
  • Invisible, Inc Console Edition – $17.99
  • Ratchet & Clank™ ($39.99)
  • Stories: The Path of Destinies – $13.49
  • Sword Coast Legends™ ($34.99)
  • Sword Coast Legends™ Digital Deluxe Edition ($59.99)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones ($29.99)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ($59.99)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99)

PS4 Games

  • Arcade Archives LIFE FORCE ($7.99)
  • Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus ($14.99)
  • Gryphon Knight Epic ($9.99/PS+ $8.99)
  • MLB® The Show 16™ ($59.99)
  • MLB® The Show 16™ – MVP Edition ($69.99)
  • MLB® The Show 16™ – Digital Deluxe ($99.99)
  • Nights of Azure ($59.99)
  • No Time to Explain ($14.99)
  • Organic Panic ($14.99)
  • R.B.I. Baseball 16 ($19.99)
  • Resident Evil 6 ($19.99)
  • Unepic ($9.99)
  • Lords of the Fallen Complete Edition ($29.99)
  • Warhedz ($4.99)

PS3 Games

  • MLB® The Show 16™ ($39.99)

PS Vita Games

  • Knights Solitaire ($4.99)
  • Maliya ($2.99/PS+ $2.09)
  • Tachyon Project ($9.99)
  • Trillion: God of Destruction ($39.99)
  • Unepic ($9.99)
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Playstation Store Update February 23, 2016

PS4 Games

  • Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders ($39.99)
  • Arcade Archives Double Dragon II (Out 2/26) $7.99
  •  Bit.Trip Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Out 2/26) $9.99
  • Evolve Ultimate Edition ($59.99)
  • Far Cry® Primal ($59.99)
  • Far Cry® Primal – Digital Apex Edition ($64.99)
  • Foul Play ($9.99)
  • Hitman GO ($7.99/PS+ $6.39)
  • NBA 2K16 Starter Pack Bundle ($55.99)
  • Ninja Senki DX ($4.99)
  • Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2 ($59.99)
  • Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition ($69.99)
  • REPLAY: VHS is not dead ($9.99)
  • Toki Tori 2+ ($11.99)
  • Wondershot ($12.99)

PS3 Games

PS Vita Games

  • Hitman GO ($7.99/PS+ $6.39)
  • Knock Knock ($9.99)
  • Ninja Senki DX ($4.99)
  • SwapQuest ($6.99/PS+ $6.29)

PS4 Add-ons

Chariot

  • Royal Gadget Pack ($2.49)

Digimon World Cyber Sleuth

  • Mission Pack 2 (Free)
  • Mission Pack 3 (Free)
  • Mission Pack 4 (Free)

Driveclub

  • Fame Booster Pack 500 Events ($11.99)
  • No Limits Expansion Pack ($3.49)
  • Suzuki Expansion Pack ($3.49)

LittleBigPlanet 3

  • Anger (Little Toggle) Costume ($1.99)
  • Bing Bong (Oddsock) Costume ($1.99)
  • Disgust Costume ($1.99)
  • Fear Costume ($1.99)
  • Inside Out Costume Pack ($1.99)
  • Joy Costume ($1.99)
  • Sadness (Little Toggle) Costume ($1.99)

Megadimension Neptunia VII

  • B-Sha’s Amazing Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Blanc’s Playtime Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • C-Sha’s Mystery Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Compa’s ‘Huh? Fight With This?’ Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Gamindustri’s Dark Demon (Free)
  • If’s Mystery Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • It’s Hard For Unpopular Men (Free)
  • K-Sha’s Playtime Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Nepgear’s ‘What? Fight With This?’ Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Noire’s ‘What? Use This?’ Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Neptune’s Weapon? Set ($0.99)
  • Older Neptune’s Weapon? Set ($0.99)
  • Processor Unit ‘Fairy’ ($0.99)
  • Ram’s Playtime Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Rom’s Playtime Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • S-Sha’s Test Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Uni’s Weapon? Set ($0.99)
  • Uzume’s Amazing Weapon Set ($0.99)
  • Vert’s Test Weapon Set ($0.99)

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Standard Edition

  • Deluxe Upgrade ($9.99)

Primal Carnage: Extinction

  • Pyro Pack 1 ($3.99)

Project Cars

  • Community Livery Pack 5 (Free)
  • Free Car 9 (Free)
  • US Race Car Pack ($5.49)

Rock Band 4

  • ‘Chicken Fried’ – Zac Brown Band ($1.99)
  • ‘Homegrown’ – Zac Brown Band ($1.99)
  • ‘The Wind’ – Zac Brown Band ($1.99)

Rocksmith 2014

  • My Chemical Romance – Dead! ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – Famous Last Words ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – Helena ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – Teenagers ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise) ($2.99)

The Walking Dead: Michonne – Ep. 1 In Too Deep

  • A Telltale Miniseries (Season Pass) ($14.99)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

  • Platinum Weapon Skin ($2.99)

WWE 2K16

  • 2015 Hall Of Fame Showcase ($9.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Rocksmith 2014

  • My Chemical Romance – Dead! ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – Famous Last Words ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – Helena ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – Teenagers ($2.99)
  • My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise) ($2.99)

The Walking Dead: Michonne – Ep. 1 In Too Deep

  • A Telltale Miniseries (Season Pass) ($14.99)

WWE 2K16

  • 2015 Hall Of Fame Showcase ($9.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus ~Alchemists Of The Dusk Sky~

  • Costume – Happy Wedding & White Knight ($3.99)
  • Costume – Last Resort ($2.99)
  • Costume – Stripe Swimsuit ($2.99)
  • Costumes – Nio ‘The Administrator’ ($2.99)

Digimon World Cyber Sleuth

  • Mission Pack 2 (Free)
  • Mission Pack 3 (Free)
  • Mission Pack 4 (Free)

Superbeat Xonic

  • 7’s Rebirth ($3.99)
  • Magical Blaze Collection ($3.99)
  • Guilty Gear X Xonic ($3.99)

Themes

Console Theme Price
PS4 Anne Stokes: Scarlet Mage Dynamic Theme – Full HD $2.99
PS4 Autumn Road Theme $0.99
PS4 Contact Dynamic Theme $2.99
PS4 Far Cry Primal Theme $2.99
PS4 One Piece Ace Dynamic Theme $2.99
PS4 Water Drops Theme $1.99
PS Vita Alpine Summer Theme $2.99
PS Vita Archangel’s Sword Theme $2.99

Avatars

Console Avatar Price
PS4 All Through The Night Avatar $1.99
PS4 American Dream Avatar $1.99
PS4 Draw Slasher – Hanzo The Ninja Avatar (V2) $0.99
PS4 Elemental Wolf Avatar $1.99
PS4 Everything Sucks Avatar $1.99
PS4 Gas Man Avatar $1.99
PS4 Grim Reaper Avatar $1.99
PS4 I Want You Avatar $1.99
PS4 XXX Avatar $1.99
PS4 Keep Calm And Kill Zombies Avatar $1.99

PlayStation Plus Specials
PlayStation 4

  • Among the Sleep – $7.49
  • Amplitude – $13.99
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India – $6.99
  • Guns, Gore & Cannoli – $4.99
  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition – $6.39
  • The Banner Saga – $13.99
  • The Bit Trip (cross-buy) – $4.99
  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power – $10.99
  • Volume (cross-buy) – $9.99

PlayStation 3

  • Never Alone – $7.49
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions – $14.99

PlayStation Vita

  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition – $6.39
  • SwapQuest – $6.29
  • Taco Master – $1.49
  • The Bit Trip (cross-buy) – $4.99
  • Volume (cross-buy) – $9.99

Critics’ Choice Sale (Sale Price, PS+ Price)
PlayStation 4

  • Apotheon – $5.99, $4.49
  • Axiom Verge – $13.99, $11.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight – $27.99, $23.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition – $48.99, $41.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass – $20.99, $17.99
  • Battlefield Hardline – $19.99, $13.19
  • Bloodborne – $27.99, $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – $49.79, $39.59
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Digital Deluxe Edition – $89.99, $79.99
  • Destiny: The Taken King – $34.79, $29.59
  • Destiny: The Taken King Digital Collector’s Edition – $59.19, $44.79
  • Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition – $44.39, $34.79
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 – $17.99, $11.99
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – $11.99, $9.99
  • Fallout 4 – $44.99, $40.19
  • FIFA 16 – $35.99, $29.99
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $8.99, $7.49
  • Just Cause 3 – $41.99, $35.99
  • Just Cause 3 XL Edition – $59.14, $50.69
  • Life Is Strange Complete Season – $11.99, $9.99
  • Madden NFL 16 – $29.99, $19.79
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $35.99, $29.99
  • Mortal Kombat X – $29.99, $24.99
  • NBA 2K16 – $44.99, $40.19
  • NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition – $55.99, $49.59
  • Need for Speed – $29.99, $23.99
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition – $34.99, $27.99
  • PES 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $41.99, $34.99
  • PES 2016 Digital Bundle – $35.99, $29.99
  • Project CARS – $19.99, $15.99
  • Rocket League – $13.99, $11.99
  • SOMA – $19.49, $16.49
  • Star Wars Battlefront – $35.99, $29.99
  • Tales From the Borderlands Season Pass – $7.49, $5.99
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $29.99, $24.99
  • Until Dawn – $29.99, $23.99

PlayStation 3

  • Battlefield Hardline – $19.99, $13.19
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – $39.49, $29.49
  • Destiny: The Taken King – $34.79, $29.59
  • Destiny: The Taken King Digital Collector’s Edition – $59.19, $44.79
  • Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition – $44.39, $34.79
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 – $17.99, $11.99
  • FIFA 16 – $35.99, $29.99
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $8.99, $7.49
  • Life Is Strange Complete Season – $11.99, $9.99
  • Madden NFL 16 – $29.99, $19.79
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $29.99, $24.99
  • NBA 2K16 – $35.99, $29.99
  • PES 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $35.99, $29.99
  • PES 2016 Digital Bundle – $29.99, $24.99
  • Tales From the Borderlands Season Pass – $7.49, $5.99

PlayStation Vita

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $8.99, $7.49

Other Deals (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PS Vita) – $9.89
  • Draw Slasher (PS Vita) – $1.49 (PS+)
  • NBA 2K16 Starter Pack Bundle (PS4) – $55.99, $49.59
  • Q*Bert: Rebooted (PS4) – $7.99 (PS+)
  • Rollers of the Realm (PS4, PS Vita) – $4.99
  • Run Like Hell (PS Vita) – $1.24 (PS+)
  • Toki Tori 2+ (PS4) – $11.99

Pre-Orders

  • Dead Star (PS4) – $14.99

Playstation Store Update November 24, 2015

 

Pre-orders

  • Just Cause 3 ($59.99)
  • Just Cause 3 XL Edition ($84.49)
  • TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE ($59.99)
  • TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE Gold Edition ($89.99)

PS4 Games

  • BEYOND: Two Souls ($29.99)
  • Bloodborne™ Complete Edition Bundle ($49.99)
  • Brunswick® Pro Bowling ($29.99)
  • First-person bundle ($9.99)
  • Miko Mole ($7.49/PS+ $2.25)
  • Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition Holiday Pack ($29.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition  ($29.99)
  • TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE Beta (Free)
  • Wired Arcade Bundle ($12.99)

PS3 Games

  • Eiyuu Senki – The World Conquest ($39.99)
  • First-person bundle ($9.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition  ($29.99)
  • Vroom! Vroom Bundle! ($11.99)

PS Vita Games

  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires ($39.99)
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires Free Alliances Version (Free)
  • Teslagrad (Free)

Co-Op Sale
PlayStation 4 Games

  • Battlefield 4 – $15.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $24.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – $21.99 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition – $24.74 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edition – $49.49 (5%)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $27.00 (5%)
  • Brothers: A Tale of two Sons – $10.00 (10%)
  • CastleStorm Definitive Edition – $6.00 (10%)
  • Defense Grid 2 – $6.00 (10%)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition – $34.79 (9%)
  • Evolve – $18.00 (5%)
  • Evolve Digital Deluxe – $22.50 (5%)
  • Far Cry 4 – $30.00 (17%)
  • Fluster Cluck – $3.00 (15%)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – $8.00 (10%)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season Pass Pack – $11.60 (10%)
  • Overruled! – $6.00 (10%)
  • PayDay 2: Crimewave Edition – $25.00 (10%)
  • Penarium – $6.99 (10%)
  • Rayman Legends – $20.00 (10%)
  • Rocket League – $13.99 (10%)
  • TowerFall Ascension – $6.00 (10%)
  • Trine 2: Complete Story – $4.00 (10%)
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV – $17.49 (10%)

PlayStation 3 Games

  • Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – $4.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield 4 – $10.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $24.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – $21.99 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition – $24.74 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edition – $49.49 (5%)
  • Borderlands: Ultimate Edition – $9.00 (5%)
  • Borderlands 2 – $6.00 (5%)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – $21.99 (5%)
  • Castle Crashers – $4.50 (10%)
  • CastleStorm Complete Edition – $4.50 (10%)
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – $7.94 (14%)
  • Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2 Classic) – $2.50 (10%)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition – $23.19 (9%)
  • Double Dragon Neon – $2.00 (10%)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z- $12.00 (10%)
  • Dragon’s Crown – $20.99 (10%)
  • Far Cry 4 – $30.00 (17%)
  • Final Exam – $5.00 (25%)
  • Jeopardy! – $8.00 (20%)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men – $3.00 (10%)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – $4.00 (10%)
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – $4.50 (10%)
  • Max Payne 3 – $6.00 (5%)
  • Max Payne 3 Complete Edition & Red Dead Redemption Bundle – $6.60 (5%)
  • Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass – $4.50 (5%)
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition – $7.50 (5%)
  • Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete Edition – $6.00 (5%)
  • MX vs ATV: Alive – $8.00 (20%)
  • MX vs. ATV Supercross – $12.00 (20%)
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – $10.49 (20%)
  • Rayman Legends – $20.00 (10%)
  • Realms of Ancient War – $3.00 (10%)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla – $8.00 (20%)
  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition – $10.50 (10%)
  • Resident Evil 6 – $8.00 (10%)
  • Resident Evil Revelations – $12.00 (10%)
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE – $5.00 (15%)
  • Tales from Space: About a Blob – $4.00 (25%)
  • Tales from Space: About a Blob Premium Bundle – $5.00 (25%)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – $5.85 (6%)
  • Trine 2 – $3.00 (10%)
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV – $20.00 (10%)
  • Wheel of Fortune – $8.00 (20%)

PlayStation Vita Games

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (PSP) – $4.00 (10%)
  • CastleStorm Complete Edition – $4.50 (10%)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z – $8.00 (10%)
  • Rayman Legends – $13.50 (10%)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – $20.99 (10%)
  • Unit 13 – $10.49 (20%)

PSOne Classics

  • Bomberman Party Edition – $2.40 (10%)
  • Bust-A-Move 4 – $2.40 (10%)
  • Metal Slug X – $2.40 (10%)

Other Deals

  • Adventures To Go! (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (PS4) – $39.99
  • AeternoBlade (PS4) – $7.50
  • AeternoBlade Platinum Bundle (PS4) – $10.00
  • Carnage Heart EXA (PSP; PS Vita) – $10.00
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set + 30 Characters (PS4) – $48.00
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set + 30 Characters (PS3) – $48.00
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set (PS4) – $24.74
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set (PS3) – $24.74
  • DiveKick (PS4) – $4.99 (20%)
  • DiveKick (PS3, PS Vita) – $4.99 (20%)
  • End of Serenity (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • God Mode (PS3) – $3.00
  • Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (PSP; PS Vita) – $10.00
  • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Miko Mole (PS4) – $7.49 (70%)
  • Mystic Chronicles (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Ultimate Edition (PS3) – $59.99
  • Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) – $9.90
  • Reel Fishing: Master’s Challenge (PS Vita) – $10.00
  • Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (PS3) – $15.00

Corpse Party:Blood Drive Review

Corpse Party: Blood Drive Review
By Stellar.Ice

A lesser known JRPG horror game, Corpse Party has been one of the scariest games I’ve ever played (coming in right after PT).  The story follows a group of students who are spirited away into another dimension and trapped in a haunted school filled with hate, agony, despair, and murder. Corpse Party plays as a survival horror, action game mixed in with visual novel elements.  You follow multiple characters as they try to survive.  There are three installments to the Corpse Party series, Corpse Party: Blood Covered (PSP), Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (PSP), and Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PS Vita).

Story (Note: Some spoilers ahead)

Blood Drivetakes place a few weeks after the events of Book of Shadows where Ayumi and her friends believe they have destroyed Heavenly Host and Sachiko’s curse.  They discover that not only does Heavenly Host still exist, the curse of Heavenly Host is spreading into the real world and has become more malevolent than ever.  Tricked into thinking the Book of Shadows can revive her dead friends, Ayumi goes back into Heavenly Host to retrieve the Book of Shadows and, once again, try to destroy Heavenly Host for good.

I highly recommend playing Blood Coveredand Book of Shadows before playing Blood Drive, or, at least reading the story/watching a walk through beforehand.  The events in Blood Driveconstantly refer to the events of Book of Shadows. This put me at a loss, because although I had played Book of Shadows, the version I played did not follow Ayumi and Naomi into Sachiko’s estate so references regarding Book of Shadows were lost on me. I felt like I missed a major piece of the Corpse Party story.

I was surprised to see so many unique characters in Blood Drive.  Most of the new characters seemed to possess supernatural powers which made them out of the ordinary.  While the new characters give Corpse Party a new supernatural element, I think they are overdone.  I enjoyed Blood Covered because these were ordinary people placed in an extraordinary circumstance which tested their limits.  Characters with “special abilities” kind of felt like a cheat.  Super powers tend to be a salvation.

Graphics

Corpse Party is a mixture of 3D top down game play, and visual novel. The top down game play is very similar to Blood Covered,however, at times the 3D made the camera feel awkward. Since you can’t control the camera certain walls block your view so you can’t really tell where you were walking or whether or not something was in front of your character. Sometimes, the game would also glitch and enemies would get stuck in certain areas (not that I’m complaining). Since I played Blood Covered, figuring out the map wasn’t too difficult, however, you are not given a map so you need to get a sense of the school on your own. Fortunately, the map isn’t so large that you’ll get lost. While the graphics aren’t super detailed, the game does a good job depicting the horror that occurs within the schools walls. Corpses, bloodstains, rickety floors, mysterious symbols, creepy audio, and excellent text description make the school a petrifying place to be.

Music

If you’re brave, I recommend putting on your headphones and playing in the dark.  Groaning, creaking floors, breathing, frantic ghosts –you’ll be a much braver player than me! As a horror game, Blood Drive delivered well on the music.  Background music often set the tone for the game, getting louder where needed and dead silent to build tension when necessary.  The audio worked in some ways and failed in others. While creators attempted to create 3D audio, which puts voices far away when the characters are far away, and clear when the characters are close up, I felt that sometimes the “distant” character audio felt out of place, particularly in scenes when they are approaching another character.

Gameplay

Gameplay felt very straightforward but does not hold your hand the entire way.  You have no map. You pretty much wander around the school until you hit the right point for a cut scene or obtain the correct item. It is important to read the dialogue because that is the only way you’ll find clues to the next location or object you will need to obtain. Nothing is highlighted in bold for you.  I often found myself walking around the darn school for nearly an hour, getting killed by ghosts multiple times, before realizing that I was simply walking the wrong way.  This aspect was frustrating, but at the same time rewarding. I felt particularly thrilled that the final boss fight forced me to actually write down clues (on a piece of paper) and decipher when to use them. [Note: If anyone gets stuck on the final fight, I’m more than willing to give you a few hints!]  There are many places in the game where you’ll think “How the hell do I get past this!” to figuring it out and thinking “Gee, it was really that easy?” Choices must also be made on the fly.  Making the wrong decision can, of course, make another “Wrong End”.

The school itself is also a complete danger zone.  You can’t run haphazardly through the hallways because there are shards of glass your character can get hurt on or holes in the floor your character can fall through. Running is also limited. Running too much can cause your character to run out of breath and stop completely to catch it –which is terrible when you’re running away from something.

The game doesn’t hold back on the horror either.  Frequently, I found myself afraid to go into classrooms or walk down certain corridors because I knew there would be a ghost waiting for me. Often, I’d have to confront ghosts and discover whether or not they were good or bad, but first, I’d wander the school before even approaching them. Long story short, I spent a lot of time running through the school trying to shake off evil entities hot on my trail. Getting a “Wrong End” was also never pleasant.  Writers did a wonderful job describing and depicting the torture your character would suffer at the hands of an unforgiving ghost. Not only that, but Corpse Party offered a lot of jump scares. Yes, they were cheesy, but when the face appears in the hole you are looking through (yah, duh, of course something would appear there) you can’t help feeling a shudder. Random faces appear in windows, and the loading screen –oh gosh the loading screen!

 Long story short, the fact that the game didn’t hold my hand the entire time, I was led to many “Wrong Ends” and “Game Over” screens. Over, and over, and over again, but I still enjoyed it.

 
Replay Value

The game has so-so replay value.  With each chapter you clear you unlock a Special Chapter, which is essentially side stories about characters that are not really touched on within the game.  I like this extra feature because I get to meet characters from pervious games, however, when finished I’m not quite sure I’ll pick up the game again. Of course, as a completionist, I may pick it up to unlock all the trophies.

Verdict

Despite not knowing the events of Book of Shadowsand the frustrating amount of “Wrong Ends” I got throughout the game, I had a lot of fun playing.  I love how tutorials were kept to a minimum and how I had to figure a lot out for myself.  Story wise, this wasn’t my favorite installment of Corpse Party. Again, the new characters detracted somewhat to the story and then the out of this world, catastrophic events just felt like too much. I love the basic scenario: What would happen if you got stuck in a haunted school? How would you survive? The camera was somewhat glitchy, but not enough to be overly distracting and the ghosts were pretty darn creepy! Loading screens were also pretty slow, and staring at the creepy ghost face while the chapter loaded felt somewhat unsettling (that darn ghost face!) As I said before: Play this game with headphones and in the dark—it’ll be sure to scare your pants off!