By Lewie Procter on August 14th, 2010 at 11:17 am.
This week’s BB is about twice as long as usual, because it’s filled with massive lists of discounted games. Beautiful discounted games, where would we be without them? We’d be a lot poorer, and we’d have slightly less ways to entertain ourselves on a Saturday afternoon, and that’s no fun. Buckle yourselves in, hold on tight, brace yourselves and get ready for yet another selection of the finest gaming offers available this weekend. Remember to keep an eye on the now fully fixed (!) SavyGamer.co.uk for all the bargains, all the time.
ZeniMax Media Incorporated, the grownups in suits behind Bethesda, id and as of the other day Arkane Studios, have got games from id and the B discounted on Steam this week, to coincide with QuakeCon. All weekend there is the QuakeCon 2010 Pack available for £49.99/€69.99/$69.99 which contains everything id and Bethesda have on Steam. They also have a different offer on each day.
Right now (but not for very long):
Doom Pack Complete – £7.81/€13.59/$13.59, Contains (and individual prices):
The Ultimate Doom – £2.03/€3.39/$3.39
Doom II – £2.03/€3.39/$3.39
Master Levels for Doom II – £2.03/€3.39/$3.39
Doom 3 – £4.75/€6.79/$6.79
Doom 3 Resurrection of Evil – £4.75/€6.79/$6.79
Final Doom – £2.03/€3.39/$3.39
Fallout 3 [GOTY] – £14.99/€24.99/$24.99
(regular edition might be discounted too)
QUAKE Collection – Not quite sure of the pricing on this one, should be pretty cheap.
QUAKE Mission Pack: Dissolution of Eternity,
QUAKE Mission Pack: Scourge of Armagon,
QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero,
QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning,
QUAKE III Arena,
QUAKE III: Team Arena
(games might be individually discounted too)
It’s all good stuff. The Doom pack especially. Very few modern action games move at the pace of something like Doom. You get the WADs, so you can grab the likes of ZDoom and play it at silly big resolutions, with proper mouselook and other enhancements. I don’t find that any of the QUAKE games hold up quite so well, they’re really horrible looking, and QUAKE LIVE is basically QUAKE 3 for free.
Booster Trooper – £3.99/€4.49/$4.99
Also available in a four pack for £2.99/€3.37/$3.75 each. Also also free to play this weekend (check your Steam Library). This is a multiplayer centric shooter/jetpacker, where everything takes place on a 2D plane, but with shiny 3D graphics. Let me know what you think of this one in the comments please.
Puzzlebots, PC – £7.88/€8.24/$9.99
This is a puzzle centric point and clicker, from Erin Robinson/Wadjet Eye Games. This is a permanent price reduction, not just a temporary offer, so you have plenty of time to *USE* credit card on *INTERNET*. This trailer right here might give you a good idea of what to expect, and there is a demo right here.
Gish – Pay what you want
If you haven’t already got it from the various bundles it’s been in, here’s your chance to get the platformer where you play a sticky ball. It’s Windows/Mac/Linux friendly, and it’s just been updated to include 40 new user created levels. It’s a good chance to get some practice in the run up to playing as Gish in Super Meat Boy, as he’s one of the many unlockable characters. I recommend you pay at least £3/€3.67/$4.70.
Deal of the week
Leave Home – £1.95/€2.43/$3
Delightfully minimalist scrolling shooter, it’s gorgeous to look at, and the dynamic difficulty means that it’s only ever slightly too hard. I’m pretty sure how it works is that it looks at how well you did in the previous level, and just spawns less enemies if you suck. The presentation is miles better than most full price games, and the menus are all *swish* *woosh* and other such onomatopoeic movements. The PC version just got updated to have better resolution support too, before it wouldn’t spit out 1920×1080, but now it can (and lots of other resolutions too). This discount is available for the next three months. Demo here, the developers blog here.
Also of note:
GamersGate have Painkiller on sale. All of them. I think Pandemonium is the one you want, but they haven’t made it particularly clear what all the packs contain.
Fort Zombie – £1.98/€2.48/$2.48
Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena – £4.98/€4.98/$4.98 (has nasty TAGES drm)
Red Faction: Guerrilla – £3.73/€9.98/$4.96 (THQ again proving how much they hate Europe).
Phantasmagoria Promo at GOG.
Also, bonus deal:
For this weekend only you can preorder the (Steamworks) retail release of Fallout: New Vegas for £22.93 delivered, or Fallout 3 [GOTY] & New Vegas preorder for £30.86 delivered. Cracking price, and loads cheaper than £29.99 preorder discount on Steam. They ship pretty much everywhere inside the EU for 99p per item, and internationally £2.35 per item, so it might even be better than your local prices for none-UKers. Details here.
As always, keep checking out SavyGamer.co.uk got all your cheap gaming needs.