By RPS on August 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm.
Is there anything quite so fine in this life as a cheap videogame? Well, obviously: toffee apples are even better. Apart from that, nothing. So, do enjoy the following bargains, as collated by Savygamer‘s LewieP.
Relic games on steam
I should probably make a joke about how Relic get the same person to work out pricing as they get to work on matchmaking. Heh. All of their games have been put on weekend special on Steam, but the big name games, DOW2 and Tales of Valor, are a much better deal to buy from retail. To add an insult to insult, the retail version of DOW2 is not just cheaper than the Steam version, but it will be added to you Steam account anyway. Similarly, it is on weekend special at D2D for £14.95 (£2.54 less than the Steam price), and you can just add the serial number they give you to your Steam account too. Surely Valve can’t be so busy with Episode 3 that they can’t get one member of staff to do a cursory search of what other retailers are offering before they put stuff on weekly special. Maybe I should send them a CV. When retail is cheaper, I have included a link to the (UK) retailer. They should really update the contents of the Relic Super Pack too.
Dawn of War 2 – £17.49/€24.99/$24.99 Retail: £9.99 delivered D2D: £14.95/$24.95
Dawn of War: Gold – £6.99/€9.99/$9.99
Dawn of War: Dark Crusade – £6.99/€4.99/$9.99
Dawn of War: Platinum – £8.49/€7.49/$14.99
Dawn of War: Soulstorm – £8.49/€7.49/$14.99
They seem to not set the bog standard vanilla flavour version of Dawn of War on Steam any more, that can be had for £5.73 delivered.
Company of Heroes – £6.99/€4.99/$9.99 Retail: £5 delivered
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts – £6.99/€9.99/$9.99
Company of Heroes Gold – £8.49/€14.99/$14.99
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor – £14.99/€17.49/$14.99 Retail: £14.73 delivered
Also available from retail is Company Of Heroes: Anthology for £14.99 delivered, which contains
Company of Heroes, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor, a far better deal than what Steam are offering.
Relic Super Pack – £13.49/€24.99/$24.99
Gosh that lot is a mess.
Bioshock – £19.95/€29.99/$11.98
Steam isn’t the only platform I am going to be whinging at today, oh no. I got an email from GamerGate earlier in the week telling me that Bioshock would have 60% off this weekend. Fantastic news I thought, since they are currently charging £19.95 for it, it should be a bargaintastic £7.98. This isn’t the case, because the discount has only been applied to the USA, it is still full price in the UK and Europe. It’s a wicked game by the way, but I am too busy nerd/consumer raging to talk about it in any detail. Demo here.
Braid – £4.95/$9.95
Cheapest I think I have ever seen this, it was £6 on impulse a couple of weeks ago, but if you didn’t pick it up then, now is your chance. If you did buy it at full price, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could go back in time and undo it, then wait til now and buy it for cheaper. Alas, there are some things that no matter how much you might want to, you just cannot undo. This discount comes in the same week that a PS3 port is looking more and more likely. RPS coverage here, demo here and walkthrough here.
GOG has got three different chess games on promotion this weekend, and whilst I have played a fair bit of chess in my time, I’ve only played it in analogue form. From the looks of them, one is focused on teaching you how to play chess, and two are focussed on ‘flashy’ graphics, I wonder if you get to make your pieces teabag your opponents when you win.
Deal of the week
The Wonderful End of the World – £2.99/€3.52/$4.99
From the makers of “AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity” is what looks like Katamari Dama-PC, which I guess is probably not a bad thing. It’s also a cheap cheap price, which is definately not a bad thing. Alec had these words to say about it, and it sounds pretty good to me. There is a demo here, and it is only 33mb, so click away.
If that lot’s not enough for you, do check out SavyGamer.co.uk for constantly-updated bargains across all formats.