Happy weekend everyone! What are you doing today? Why don’t you invest in some cut-price digital entertainment courtesy of The Bargain Bucket. This week we’ve got something for everyone. Games where you can shoot people, games where you can do things to sheep and games where you have to do a bit of thinking. If you want more savings, get yourself over to SavyGamer.co.uk. For now, onto the bargains…
Global Agenda – £23.99/€31.99/$39.99
That’s an OK discount, but if you pair up with someone else you can save a bit more (£20.99/€27.99/$34.99 each) and if you buddy up as a group of four you can save even more (£17.99/€23.99/$29.99 each). You get a code which you then enter into Steam. This is a game which I have not played, I don’t really like the MMOs. Still, you can play with Rock Paper People here. RPS coverage here.
Flock! – £2.61/€2.90/$3.95
This game won a BAFTA, so it is at least as good as Harry Hill’s TV Burp, The Hurt Locker and ITV’s coverage of the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix. It features “over 50 pastoral puzzles”, so if you were ready to say “I am not paying more than £0.06 per puzzle”, then you have no need to worry. You are a space ship (I think) and you have to collect sheep (I think), and it has online coop and a level editor (I know!). Seems worth a pop at that price. RPS coverage here, demo here.
THE INDIE GAMES STRATEGY BUNDLE CAPS LOCK ENGAGED – £35.87/€39.75/$49.99
Gratuitous Space Battles + The Tribe
AI War + The Zenith Remnant
This bundle represents a saving of roughly 43.7127% from what they would cost bought separately. UK folk can sneakily avoid paying VAT by simply lying about what country you are in, which is probably good practice for your skill of deception, which you’ll be needing for Solium Infernum. Each game has a demo available here.
Toki Tori – £1.62/€2.23/$2.45
If you thought Flock’s “over 50″ levels for £2.61 was mega-value, then you’ll be amazed at Toki Tori’s “Over 80 levels” for only £1.62. Just shy of £0.02 per level! This is a puzzle platformer that started off on the Game Boy Colo(u)r, then found it’s way onto the wagglebox via Wiiware and got all touchy feely with an iPhone version before making its way to the PC. They have just recently added a rewind feature, for when you make platforming mistakes: “This feature really fastens up the gameplay of Toki Tori because you don’t have to restart the level when you make a mistake” says Collin van Ginkel, the Creative Director at Two Tribes, presumably having just played Sands of time and liking the mechanic there. I can’t seem to find a demo.
Deal of the week
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising – £5.49/€6.99/$7.49
Jim said these words and more over here.
“I realised early on that the “Operation Flashpoint” part of Dragon Rising really isn’t anything more than a convenient handle that Codemasters happened to have around. This is a game that is, spiritually and genetically, far more a successor to the Delta Force games than it is to the original Operation Flashpoint. I was having flashbacks to Delta Force 2 during my time with Dragon Rising, and remembered just how much I enjoyed that ancient manshoot at the time. These days, however, it seems barren. The actual Delta Force games have long ago wandered off into the no-man’s land of awfulness, and Dragon Rising seems like a good approximation of where they might have been if they had remained a contender.” RPS coverage here and demo here.
Also of note:
3 for £18 from Zavvi for games on shiny plastic discs. Includes the likes of Burnout Paradise, Mass Effect & Crysis Warhead.
Mac games sale as D2D try to steal some of Valve’s thunder. Be sure to check the UK, EU and USA store for the best prices.
Real Myst + Uru – 25% off
Hearts of Iron 3 – Discounts on the game and all the DLC.
Street Fight 4: Soon to be made obsolete edition is 50% off on GFWL
To continue keeping your wallet full of money and your hard drive full of games, head to SavyGamer.co.uk