The Deadpool game is being yanked from digital stores…again

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Deadpool

The Deadpool video game is not very good at all. It’s a clumsy, middling arcade action brawler that tries – but doesn’t quite succeed – in bringing the Chimichanga-scoffing Merc’s antics to life. Originally released on last-generation systems in 2013, it’s a mildly fun game that wasn;t especially well received by critics.

Just six months after it was released though, Licencing issues meant that Activision had to delist the game, preventing it from being sold online or in retail stores. Probably spurred on by the success of the film and the surge in Deadpool popularity, Activision sorted out the licencing, r3e-releasing the game on more modern platforms in 2015.

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And now, it’s being delisted again. If you really, really (really!) have to have the game because you’re an uber Deadpool fan, a masochist, or you really like hoarding digital games that won’t be available anymore, you have until November 16 to grab it.

To that end, it is on special. You can grab it from the PlayStation Store for a whopping 90% discount (for PS Plus subscribers) at just R77.90. It’s going for close to nothing on PC as well, where it’s just R 119.70 on Steam. It’s currently R149.75 on Xbox One for Xbox Gold members. For once, it’s cheapest on PlayStation.

Here’s what we said of the game in our review, forever ago:

“…while funny at some points when it’s done right, quickly devolves into the kind of comedy that is accompanied by bro-fisting and wearing a peak cap sideways. It’s one thing to do it while making light of the industry as a whole, but falling for the exact same joke just smacks of hypocrisy.

Deadpool plays it safe, attempting to be a better game than it is at several key moments before proceeding to fall flat on its face. It could have been a lighter take on superheroes in an age of gaming dominated by dark and gritty vigilantes, but it completely squanders any opportunity to be more than just a generic button-masher.”

Last Updated: November 14, 2017

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • So the game is on par with the movie… HEYOOO!

    • Admiral Chief

      IF that was true, it would get a solid 9.5/10 rating

    • You take that back!

      • Deadpool 2 was even worse…or as they called it, “The hitmans bodyguard” or whatever.

        • Admiral Chief

          Methinks yousa jelly of Ryan Reynolds! Hitman’s BG was quite funny and entertaining

        • Lord Chaos

          Hoek toe met jou!

          • Admiral Chief

            Sê ek ook!

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

        • miaau

          Not seen that, so ok, maybe, yeah.

    • miaau

      Um, the movie is a stroke of genius and silliness and stupidity all rolled into one glorious package that kept me entertained from the first moment to about 2 minutes from the end. Loads and loads and loads of fun.

      Well, that is this mans opinion.

  • For the Emperor!

    I liked the game, even though the genre is not my type 🙂

  • Hammersteyn

    Too late, bought it a week ago.

    • Admiral Chief

      MAXIMUM EFFORT

      • MINIMUM SPENDING

        • Hammersteyn

          Not bad for R77

          • You can get like half a Battlefront 2 lootbox for that much

          • Hammersteyn

            I see it’s R120 on Steam, tell me again how their games are cheaper?

          • Anomalies do happen Captain.

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Admiral Chief

            You pay more for better greffiex

          • Lord Chaos

            Exception to the rule, like the times you pitch up in Discord

          • Hammersteyn

            Oh right, that thing 😛

  • Guild

    Should I get it? Add it to the library? Cheap enough

    • Admiral Chief

      Get me one two

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        Spoken like a real charou.

        Get me one two copies ekse

        • Admiral Chief

          Eks ‘n dutchou bro

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            Then that’s even more impressive!

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    This game is in the dead pool

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