Well, they say ‘range’, but in truth, just four games have been announced as re-issues as Microsoft’s next/current-gen machine approaches its first birthday. Still, with a UK price tag of just £24.99 as of October 13, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo: Elements of Power, Condemned and Peter Jackson's King Kong look like bargains to us.
A quick call to the good folks at ChartTrack in Olde London Town to see if these games would fall into their budget bracket yielded a positive response. Indeed, our definition of a console budget game turned out to be the same as ChartTrack’s. £19.99 and under is the criteria for all games bar PC and Game Boy Advance releases. However, ChartTrack will accommodate the £24.99 pricepoint for these and future 360 reissues in its budget listings. Given recent news of PS3's full price point
, we fully expect that, 18 months from now, the first Platinum games will follow the 25 quid route.