By Lewie Procter on December 5th, 2009 at 5:33 pm.
Back again after a week of completely not being here, it’s the Bargain Bucket. The various digital distribution outlets from around the internet are starting to get into the festive season, and are discounting their games accordingly. We’ve got a pair of advent calendars to keep an eye on, no chocolate sadly though, just discounted computer games. To keep a closer eye on what’s going on in the Christmas sales, be sure to visit SavyGamer.co.uk.
Altitude – £6.07/€6.73/$9.89
For USA folk, it is cheapest to get this game on Steam for $9.89, but for everyone else, it is slightly cheaper to get it straight from the developer for £6.07/€6.73. John played the demo of this, and had this to say about it: “It is still a very restricted game – teeny levels and little more to it than flying in tight loops and throwing ammo everywhere. But this is certainly enough for a cute, distracting burst of play. The demo even comes with the level editor, letting you create your own arenas for battle. Give it a look, if just so they’ll stop emailing us.”. Demo here.
Red Faction Bundle – £24.42/€29.92/$29.92
This would be a much better deal if you couldn’t get ARRR EFFF GEEE for £12.99 on it’s own, but if you are after all three games, then this is a decent deal. I did really enjoy Red Faction: Guerrilla, It looses momentum with a few dull missions from time to time, but then you just get out your hammer, and smash some buildings apart, then everything is made better. The open world doesn’t feel as open as I would like, but most of the time that doesn’t matter. It’s got some fantastic weapons and vehicles that really let you have a lot of fun with the incredible destructible buildings. RPS coverage here.
Rage Software – 25% off
All of Rage Software’s games on Good old Games are 25% off at the minute. It’s been a while since I played them, but I remember having fun with Incoming and Hostile Waters. Incoming has you defending earth from alien invaders. You control a range of vehicles, and make lots of explosions happen by pressing buttons. There probably are a hell of a lot more sophisticated games out there, but I’m sure it would be fun for a quick blast. Hostile Waters is an interesting game too. It is a nice marriage of two genre’s. It has a heavy strategic element, but you have direct control over individual vehicles. The vehicles can be modified too. I remember feeling it was ahead of it’s time at release, I wonder how it has aged.
Deal of the week
Tomb Raider Underworld – £4.99/€/$
Lara’s most recent adventure didn’t grab me all that much. There didn’t actually seem to be anything hugely wrong with it, I just found it to be more of the same game I’ve already played with Legend. Perhaps I was to quick to judge though, and I might give it another go. Certainly if you are a big fan of the games, and you are yet to give this instalment a try, you’ll probably never see it much cheaper than this. At this price, if you’ve not played any of the recent Tomb Raider games, it’s certainly worth considering. RPS coverage here, demo here.