Steam Sale: Where You Need To Look

By Jim Rossignol on December 21st, 2010 at 12:21 pm.

SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALE!
It’s pretty lucky that LewieP exists, you know. He’s rounded up the entire Steam mega-sale in all its glory over here. Yep, that’s a pretty serious sale. The most pressing bargain appears to be Super Meat Boy, which is £3 for just the next five and a bit hours. Hop to it!

I’d probably pick up Armed & Dangerous if you’ve never played it, and I wouldn’t get Perimeter 2, because that was a bit rubbish. Also you can’t go wrong with Hitman: Blood Money for super cheap. That is a genuinely excellent game.

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  1. Ringwraith says:

    Somehow I don’t think I should be getting an “account suspended” page…

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      He’s just moved hosts, it’s still propagating for some people.

    • Ringwraith says:

      It’s change from the previous error messages I’ve been getting though.

    • VelvetFistIronGlove says:

      For those of you whose DNS servers have not got the change yet, and who have the know-how to edit your hosts file, savygamer.co.uk’s new IP address is 188.65.113.2.

    • Lewie Procter says:

      ^or that, but I don’t understand that :/

    • Ringwraith says:

      Yeah, still got nothing.
      Kind of annoying really.

    • Mccy_McFlinn says:

      I wouldn’t recommend editting your hosts file lest you not clear it out and meet with issues in the future. I was using http://twitter.com/savygamer whilst waiting for propagation of DNS.

      I noticed that Murphx’s DNS servers took a long while to update. Nildram/Opal, Tiscali, BT and Demon all seemed to update pretty rapidly. Given the server switch took place a relatively long time ago I’d be surprised if anyone in the UK was still waiting for a DNS update.

    • VelvetFistIronGlove says:

      Mccy_McFlinn: The DNS servers at my work still don’t see the update, but I can’t do anything about them. As for forgetting to change the hosts file back: that’s exactly why I didn’t give instructions on how to do it, assuming that if someone knew how to do it, they would also know enough to change it back again later. :)

    • Ringwraith says:

      @Mccy_McFlinn Be surprised!

    • Mccy_McFlinn says:

      @Velvet: Apologies, I didn’t mean to be so dismissive of you trying to help. I’ve just been bitten by that particular file by well meaning customers in the past.

      @Velvet and Ringwraith: I am surprised. Do you know which DNS servers you’re using?

    • Ringwraith says:

      Seems it’s finally decided to update, I tried to post earlier about it still being broken and what I thought my provider was, though it seems it got gobbled up by the internets.

    • Ringwraith says:

      It’s back down again.
      I have no idea why.

  2. Teddy Leach says:

    *Points to The Oddboxx. Dies of joy.*

    • trjp says:

      Discovers it’s bug-riddled and glitchy-as-hell – recovers normal composure…

    • Bioptic says:

      Big warning to people – the whining on the Steam forums is for once justified.

      There are BIG HUGE PROBLEMS with performance on Munch and Stranger’s Wrath – your Crysis-conquering rig will be pushing 10-15 fps if you attempt to run them at a decent resolution, they are both hugely unstable and can screw up your desktops, and they are fairly awful ports – no configurable controls, no performance/visuals options beyond four 4:3 resolutions…

      Rumour is that the devs rushed development to get in on the Steam sale, and it may take a while for patches to make either game playable.

    • Urael says:

      I started a thread in the forum on this earlier this morning. I can verify both of the unreleased-on-PC games – Stranger’s Wrath and Munch’s Oddysee – are plagued with a number of issues, from graphical to control. SW is perfectly playable at lower resolutions (with a pad), but suffers from graphical glitches. Once you get MO to stop crashing on you it reveals serious control issues that actually prohibit gameplay once Munch enters water. The company responsible for porting SW, Just Add Water, have their CEO on the Steam forums working with a few enterprising players to solve the problems. No word yet on who did Munch or what they’re doing about that game’s issues.

      Pretty poor show, really. Oddworld Inhabitants have expressed “shock” at these problems, and promise there are patches on the way, but there’s still a lot of people annoyed at what they believe are games rushed out to hit the Christmas spend window.

    • squareking says:

      Shame. Glad I didn’t pick it up, then.

    • Teddy Leach says:

      I guess I’ll just wait for a patch then. Can’t say as I’m bothered since my paypal’s screwing up at the moment.

    • JohnH says:

      Yeah I jumped on this the second I saw it and bought it without checking the forums and boy what a disappointment. Stranger’s Wrath crashes when I try to start a new game from the menu. Munch’s Oddysee works for about 1-2 minutes before it crashes. Control settings are horrible. This is a rushed release for the holiday season. If I could get a refund from Steam I’d do so right away.

    • Ringwraith says:

      Too bad that I already picked up the first two. I probably have my PS1 copy of the first one lying around somewhere too in fact.
      Still haven’t gotten around to playing them though.

    • Matzerath says:

      I don’t know what you guys are talking about, I’ve been playing New Vegas for 800 hours and haven’t had a single problem.

    • Eschatos says:

      I’ve been lucky enough to have virtually no problems with Strangers Wrath, except for editing a config file for my preferred resolution and weird control inversion. Good FPS on a fairly beefy laptop.

  3. DJ Phantoon says:

    Oh boy! Super Meat Boy super cheap! I’ll have to get it for everyone.

    Sidenote, adfail. We don’t care about DLC for New Vegas when it’s not available for the PC. It just makes us MAD.

  4. Crimsoneer says:

    I’m waiting for a Codename 47 daily deal to pick up blood money.

    Also, the framerate in Strangers Wrath is meant to be so failtastic it slows your brain down.

  5. KauhuK says:

    Got Super Meat Boy, and just in time now that I just bought xbox360 wireless controller for windows. No more overlooking games that would not play well on mouse+keyboard. Steam sales, HO!

    • DrGonzo says:

      Well, I’ve been playing it ok with a mouse and keyboard. Though I’m going to give it a go with my 360 Street Fighter controller soon.

  6. Richard Beer says:

    Not bad, I think I might take this opportunity to pick up Recettear and a few others that have been on my list for a while.

    I can also recommend Red Faction ‘Gorilla’ (tee hee!). I finished it only yesterday (on the XBox, admittedly) and it’s smashing good fun.

  7. Dominic White says:

    The Indie Fright Pack is currently about £4, and contains (among a mixed bag of other things) the RPS-beloved The Void. A brutally hard first-person action/adventure/RPG that also happens to be a soul-strippingly bleak Russian art-game.

    • AndrewC says:

      Yeah, sell it Dominic.

    • fuggles says:

      The Void is totally worth £4, it’s a hugely intriguing, engaging and intoxicating experience.

    • malkav11 says:

      The Void is one of the most aesthetically amazing games I’ve ever played in my life.

    • Urael says:

      What people don’t tell you about The Void is that after a very short time, once you’ve finished oo-ing and aah-ing and have had to restart for the fifth time, it becomes quite dull, a touch repetitive and more than a little frustrating.

      I’ve categorised it as a wonderful artistic expression…just not the greatest game. Feel free to disagree.

    • Thants says:

      People may want to check out the difficulty patch for The Void.

    • Zwebbie says:

      The Void isn’t that difficult, in my opinion. I think everyone has to restart once after a couple of hours, but I finished the game using only reload once in a while from there. It actually got too easy in the end, I think, and the difficulty is part of the world building.

      I would warn anyone, though, that the game isn’t much ‘fun’. It’s fascinating and beautiful and terrifying, but not fun. That’s not a prerequisite for me, and I love The Void, but there are people who can’t appreciate that kind of game.
      Edit: By which I mean you should buy if for the “soul-strippingly bleak Russian art-game”, because you’ll likely be disappointed if you don’t like that but buy it anyway for the “brutally hard first-person action/adventure/RPG”.

  8. trjp says:

    I’m tempted by BFBC2 but I also remember my last online FPS experience and I really don’t want to end-up playing with the same socially inept, self-centered cunthooks as I did in that…

    • Memph says:

      trjp – If it’s just sore-losing obscenity screaming kiddies you’re concerned with then there’s hardly any of that going on in BC2. There’s the odd rager that has to vocalise ‘wtf haxx’ in chat now and again but it’s certainly not a constant stream of it on almost all servers i’ve played. The worst you’re likely to get is a squad that’s oblivious to the fact they actually have squadmates, in which instance, just switch squads. It’s extremely rare anyone even uses the in-game voip.
      If MP manshoots is your thing missing BC2 for just under 7 potatoes can’t be done lightly :)

    • Edgar the Peaceful says:

      The cunthooks are still around, but you should definitely buy it for £7 anyway. It’s brill.

    • Warth0g says:

      The community in BC2 is fine actually, or at least fairly invisible. Most people are too busy running around shooting things to comment much. It’s also quite accommodating for the numpties among us, of which I am one. Some classes are easier than others, and you always get a few kills to make yourself feel like you’re a worthy combatant. Worth £6? Very, very definetly..

      p.s. I’m far from a prude, but this new word that you use has really brought out the Mary Whitehouse in me…

    • Mccy_McFlinn says:

      This, for me, is the biggest bargain so far (lord knows there will be some great ones to come). I’ve heard good things about the multiplayer – I’m looking forward to it actually finishing the download so I can get cracking.

    • Malawi Frontier Guard says:

      A self-centered cunthook is some kind of sci-fi weapon, yes?

    • Arcturan Megadonkey says:

      BC2 does not work on my PC with a fresh install of Windows 7 and updated video drivers. Does anyone think I’ll have better luck with Vietnam?

  9. Kaira- says:

    Is it just me or did the Valve pack rise from 25€ to 50€?

    Also, Oddbox seems to be broken beyond words.

    And I bought Deus Ex, although I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything this year after spending too much money on GOG. Oh well.

  10. Feet says:

    I bought,

    Puzzle Bots
    Hinterland (from Tilted Mill)
    Greed Corp
    Super Meat Boy

    4 games for just over a tenner. Lovely stuff.

    • Bostec says:

      Ooo Hinterlands, been wating for this to come down in price, good little game. A waste of a couple of hours anyway,

    • Feet says:

      Indeed, for the price of a soft drink in a pub, I should get several hours entertainment at the very least. I remember when Hinterland was covered by RPS waaaaay back and being very interested at the time but being put of by the £20 price. At less than £2, I’m more than willing to bite.

    • PUKED says:

      Hinterland is a great concept marred with really lackluster execution, unfortunately.

      Really felt like they got sick of making it halfway through, just said screw it and put a $5 price tag on it.

  11. Raz0rback says:

    Also check out P.B winterbottom, it’s a real steal now.

    • icupnimpn2 says:

      Yea dunno if I’ll even play it, but fifty coppers is hard to pass up

    • trjp says:

      I’ve had WInterbottom since release (ouch!!) and it’s a nice game but it absolutely batters my head in at times – and if you get stuck, you’re stuck – there’s no skip ahead (or there wasn’t when I last looked).

    • PUKED says:

      edit: the reply button lied to me

  12. Malcolm says:

    Is it just me or does the F1 2010 man look like he’s been shot in the front? Couldn’t work out what it was for a good few seconds.

    Oh, and Giants: Citizen Kabuto was great so I’ve just bought Armed and Dangerous.

    • Falcon says:

      Armed and Dangerous is funny. The gameplay is a bit uneven, but between the excellent music and the story I was able to forgive that much.

      Ah, Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Hilarious game, and I have very fond multiplayer memories of that game. It’s too bad Planet Moon has been relegated to making games for portable systems and the like; I love their sense of humor and they had very innovative game ideas, their games just tended to need a bit more polish.

  13. Atic Atac says:

    WORD OF WARNING:

    Don’t buy Oddbox! I got Stranger’s Wrath and it’s broken beyond belief….doesn’t save settings, doesn’t let you choose a proper resolution (you have to use txt file editing) and it crawls to 5-10 fps on most machines…even with good recent videocards.

    Most people haven’t gotten as far as finding actual bugs in-game.

    • Urael says:

      Hmm, nowhere near as bad as that for me. I’ve taken down two bounties and am working on a third. Saves settings, too, although the resolution thing is pretty bad. 4 hard-coded 4:3 aspect ratio choices (One of which doesn’t work on my monitor – ‘Ultra’) and only a config.txt hack to let you select anything else. But on high I can play at a very good framerate which, to me, gives me Xbox level visuals anyway, albeit with a few graphical artefacts around some sprite textures.

  14. Dominic White says:

    Of todays Daily Deals, Titan Quest is totally a great bet right now, as the Underlord mod just updated a few days ago. Essentially, it’s a honking great fan-patch and fan-made expansion all rolled into one. Seems that it’s the one that the whole TQ community swears by.

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/underlord – Just install TQ, run the base game once, run Immortal Throne once, the run the Underlord installer and Bob’s your gender-confused aunt.

    • Severian says:

      I never used this mod, but I can affirm that Titan Quest is darn good fun if you like the action RPG thing. A huge huge game that will take up hours of your time and satisfy your most primal need to point and click.

    • Dominic White says:

      By all accounts, Underlord is an improvement on all fronts. Better balance, less downtime, more loot/enemy types, bigger swarms (more murder = more better) and a few new quests, side-areas and secrets. Bigger than a pure patch, but everyone I can find on TQ community forums seems to swear by it.

    • malkav11 says:

      Note that there are a -lot- more monsters, and, at least in the last major version, not a great deal that compensates for this in the early few levels. Expect to do a lot of dying until you’ve got a couple skills going and maybe a bit of better gear (though one of the compensating things is that you get a significant bundle of starting cash). You also get a ton of experience from all the monsters, so it shouldn’t take that long to get going. And once you’ve levelled a few times you’re much better equipped to handle the hordes as the mod is balanced just fine for all the extra baddies, you just can’t take advantage of most of the changes as a level 1 character with no mastery.

    • Dominic White says:

      Malkav, I think you may be slightly overstating the difficulty at the start. At least, I just got up to the first quest miniboss with only one (very stupid – just failed to pay attention) death right near the start. After that, it was pretty smooth sailing.

      The trick that I found is to loot/buy a bow as soon as possible. It usually lets you severely damage or outright kill an enemy before they can get in melee range, even if you’ve got no skills to back it up.

      Tons of enemies though, as advertised. It’s nice seeing 30+ satyr corpses piled up after a brawl.

    • malkav11 says:

      I think it’s more likely that there’s been further balance tweaks in the latest version, which I have yet to play. But I had a bow and it did not help.

  15. Ricc says:

    Bad Company 2: $6.8 in the US, €14 in Europe

    Almost 3 times as much… :(

  16. Fire_Storm says:

    Bad Company 2, winner. That is all

  17. VelvetFistIronGlove says:

    Farm Frenzy 3: American Pie is just £1.74, an absolute steal! This is RPS’s Game of Christmas day 24, sources say.

  18. Rei Onryou says:

    I have Super Meat Boy on 360, should I also Steamify that bad boy?

    • Atic Atac says:

      I did…and I have it on 360. Reason would be the map editor, extra PC characters (including Capt Viridian and Minecraft guy) and the fact that the game is extremely good and I want to support that :)

    • Rinox says:

      Use a gamepad though

    • Mac says:

      completely agree – my hand cramped up using the space bar – plus nowhere near as accurate

    • Thants says:

      Really? I though it was better on a keyboard. Arrow-keys on the keyboard I have are a lot more responsive than the mushy XBOX dpad.

  19. Ridiculous Human says:

    PB Winterbottom and Super Meat Boy for under €4. I shan’t complain.

  20. edwardoka says:

    I should just get the office to sign over my entire salary to Valve, and cut out the middle man.

    • bob_d says:

      Gods, I know. Damn Steam with their sales! Although financially it’s not quite the drain it once was, now that I have a huge backlog of games that I’ll probably never find the time to play. Now I just buy games that are enthusiastically recommended, aren’t like anything I already own, and are so absurdly cheap that I can’t expect to ever see them sold for less. That’s still a fair number of games, unfortunately.

  21. adonf says:

    I couldn’t be bothered to read though Steam’s sales page because it’s not middle-clickable (mumble mumble mumble javascript mumble stupid mumble mumble) so thank you LewieP for compiling this list.

  22. mondomau says:

    Just to clarify (for those that can’t be bothered to check :p) – Only the first page of deals is on a countdown clock – the other stuff, like publisher’s catalogues and packs, is available until 2nd january.

    • Mccy_McFlinn says:

      And it’s best to wait for each daily sale to ensure you don’t go missing out on extra reductions of sale items. Wait till the last day to pick up anything you’re on the fence about so you know it’s as reduced as it ever will be…….for now.

    • LostSoviet says:

      The first page is not the only daily deal place – page 15 has an indie deal changing daily. Other than that, yes, everything is on sale for the duration.

  23. Callum says:

    Over £50 worth of games bought and it’s only the first day…

  24. Wulf says:

    I really must recommend Jolly Rover. There’s so much good stuff there, and I feel an unknown title like tht, and one I don’t think RPS has covered, even, will likely be glazed over. But it’s good, really quite good, and surprisingly funny. I bought it on a whim after a Zone review (I think it was), and I loved it. It’s got some moments of pure brilliance, there. It’s only good though if you like adventure games, and one might say that it’s inspired by Monkey Island, but not so much as you’d think. The character is quite eloquent, so the humour is more akin to Touché (for those who’ve played that).

    It’s a good un, at least I think so.

    • Atic Atac says:

      Seconded. I love the descriptive text in it. It’s a funny lighthearted Monkey Island clone….done well.

  25. burgeralarm says:

    Seriously. I’m afraid to buy it, that’s like 800 hours of gaming that won’t let go.

  26. zergrush says:

    Is Disciples III any good? I quite liked the second and am looking for some newish tbs game, but haven’t really seen anyone talking about it.

    • Atic Atac says:

      It got bad reviews. Apparently very unbalanced.

    • Mccy_McFlinn says:

      I got bored of it pretty quickly. Nothing on Disciples II or the likes of King’s Bounty.

  27. harmen says:

    I missed the Prince of Persia series (except the original version for real men, when games where still games, blahblah). Any of these ‘new’ ones worth paying 3,74€ or 2,49€ for?

    • Atic Atac says:

      I really like the “Prince of Persia” reboot. It was an attempt to do a bit of Shadow of the Colossus desolate exploring through a beautiful world. Also the conversations between the 2 characters were pretty good.

    • adonf says:

      The first one’s great, I only played the demo for the second one but I thought it was more a fighting game than a platformer, and I haven’t paid any attention to number 3 and 4 (is there even a 4 ?)

    • Mithent says:

      I like the Prince of Persia games myself. Sands of Time is great for platforming, but has some pretty tedious combat; overall I would recommend it though. Its two direct sequels, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, have that same format, and slightly improve the combat while also making the mood unnecessarily Darker and Edgier. Still decent though.

      The game entitled simply “Prince of Persia” is a reboot, which made the game more open-ended but also removed the key time-manipulation mechanics and made it impossible to die – it’s probably the weakest. The newest is Forgotten Sands, which harks back to the previous trilogy (and brings the time manipulation mechanic back). That one was pretty good – more of the same, but not bad for it per se.

    • harmen says:

      Ah thanks. That would be Sands of Time, it seems. Well, for the 2.5 euro one can’t go wrong, really.

    • Falcon says:

      Just keep in mind that the latest PoP requires a constant internet connection to play. For some people, that could be a deal-breaker.

    • Urthman says:

      You should at least try Sands of Time. The combat sucks, but the climbing and puzzling are great and the story and voice acting are pretty good.

      Two Thrones is probably the best of the games — the combat is much more fun and it also introduces stealth kills that allow you to defeat enemies more easily by being good at climbing and acrobatics, and the regular climbing and puzzling are as good as Sands of Time, but the story and voice acting are painfully bad.

      The other games I can only recommend if you you really love those two. I’ve enjoyed them, but Sands of Time and Two Thrones are some of my favorite games ever.

    • Ridiculous Human says:

      Sands of Time is probably my favourite game ever. It’s bestest. An absolute steal at that price.

  28. Gurthang says:

    I feel like I deserve some punishment for only buying Deus Ex today. Especially since it went on a bigger sale earlier this month.

    Oh well, at least I’m enjoying the game, still in the beginning but it seems awesome.

  29. Joe Duck says:

    Bought it, it is scary how much stuff this pack includes.
    Just with Hearts of Iron, Europa Universalis and Victoria, you can consider yourself done with gaming for roughly the next two years.
    Awesome deal.

  30. Mephisto says:

    Nice little Advance Wars clone.

    Be rude not to at £1.74

  31. noom says:

    For anybody frustrated by the lack of control settings in Super Meat Boy, there’s a file called buttonmap.cfg in the install directory where you can change them. The following are what to type for certain special keys.

    Enter: return
    Left Shift: shift
    Right Shift: rshift
    Space: space
    Left Control: control
    Right Control: rcontrol

  32. Turin Turambar says:

    /buy Fear pack
    /buy one of the indies pack
    /buy 3-4 games for cheap
    /and then buy the Paradox Complete pack

    Great, Steam account have now 175 games. Glups.

  33. noobnob says:

    Not entirely sure if this is a reaction to Steam’s gigantic sale, but GamersGate currently offers 522 games on sale. You have to wade through a bunch of budget games to find anything worthwhile, though.

    • Archonsod says:

      They’re undercutting Steam in some places – Dead Rising 2 is £5 cheaper, and Fallout 3 is only a tenner at GG.

      If this continues I expect them to be paying us by boxing day. Well, I can dream right?

    • Mccy_McFlinn says:

      Fallout 3 doesn’t look to be the Goatee version though. Fallout 3 vanilla is £11.24 on Steam – which for me is still a crazy price for a game so old. If you can get Bad Company 2 down to £7, a game that came out earlier this year, then a two year old game should be sub £10 at least.

    • omicron1 says:

      I think Gamer’s Gate is just pricematching every other online store it can find. Dead Rising 2 might be $20 only because it’s also $20 on GFWL Marketplace.

    • Archonsod says:

      There’s some big differences. Most notably:

      AI War £4.98 Gamer’s Gate vs Steam – £5.99 – In addition, Gamer’s Gate throw in a free copy for the Mac to boot. Haven’t checked the expansion prices vs Steam, but since they also activate the expansions on any version get them where it’s cheaper.

      Risen £9.98 Gamer’s Gate vs Steam £14.99 – Five quid saving.

      Sword of the Stars Complete £3.74 Gamer’s Gate vs Steam £7.49. That’s the entirety of Sword of the Stars and almost four quid cheaper.

    • Vinraith says:

      It’s also worth noting that with something like Sword of the Stars, or anything Paradox published, Gamersgate tends to get the patches much quicker. Whatever process Steam has set up for third party patches takes eons.

    • malkav11 says:

      They’re still doing the buy 3 get the cheapest thing free sale, FYI.

  34. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Got The Dig (never played it, and it comes in both the mac and pc varieties!). I now consider my years gaming purchases completed what with minecraft occupying a lot of my time and some time then going to The Dig.. with Planescape being reserved for a later time when I can give it its due.

  35. XM says:

    Remember………Remember………Remember………Remember………

    Don’t buy any games not in the daily sale. Wait until the last day to get any games not in the daily sales.

    This is the best way to make the Steam sale work for you. If you get something today it could be mega cheap tomorrow.

    This is even a pro tip from one of the Steam forum mods.

    • trjp says:

      The obvious exception to that being the Indie Packs, Publisher Packs and games which are super-cheap already (£1.74 now – would you care it it was 99p in a sale later in the week – really???)

      Last few sales they’ve never undercut a pack – indeed they often RAISE the prices on them so don’t hang around…

    • rei says:

      My frugal nature compels me to do that, but then I can’t play the Sherlock Holmes pack over the holidays, and what sort of a holiday would that be? I’ve never seen those games on sale so surely they won’t get any cheaper? I’m very conflicted :(

    • Mac says:

      I’ve never even heard of the Sherlock Holmes games – i’m a massive Arthur Conan Doyle fan too – are they any good?

    • rei says:

      I’ve only played Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened out of the Frogwares titles, and enjoyed it quite a bit. The Cthulhu theme may have helped me overlook some shortcomings, though. On justadventure.com that seems to be the lowest-ranked out of the ones they have reviewed, which is very promising.

  36. omicron1 says:

    I’m sorry, sir. I’m sure you’re working very hard to spam the heck out of us, but whatever you’re offering, it just can’t compare in any way to the deals being discussed in the actual topic.

  37. Vinraith says:

    For anyone that’s not a big Steam fan, it’s worth noting that Gamersgate appears to be actively matching most Steam sale prices on their site (523 sales and counting on their offer page). They’re also flatly beating Steam on some titles, like Risen for $7 less than on Steam.

  38. bildo says:

    the question is, where do you start with for x-com? there’s 5 games on there but I just want to play the first one.

  39. Conor says:

    I bought it. I presume I might as well have signed over my life to the All Powerful Lord of Timesinks.

  40. Similar says:

    The Witcher – Enhanced Edition – Director’s Cut, for 4Euro should be worth it, yes?

    • Caleb367 says:

      I may be partial, but in my opinion it’s still worth five times that price. At 4 euros, it’s a steal.

    • Similar says:

      Thank you. Bought it (no idea when I’ll get time to actually play it, but…).

  41. Rhin says:

    Don’t know if this is just the permanent price, but the entire Commandos series is on sale for 3 dollars.

  42. Caleb367 says:

    People, just saw the offers for today on Steam. The Witcher, 4 euros. Grab it NOW.
    Bioshock 2, 10 euros, Burnout Paradise Ultimate, 3,75, Men of War Gold, 7,50.

  43. Oak says:

    Fans of tycoon games, assuming you exist: Vegas: Make it Big is a mere 99 cents and something of an unpolished gem.

  44. A-Scale says:

    Rather crap deals today.

  45. protorp says:

    Sold! That is one big-ass strategy nerdgasm :)

  46. Bonedwarf says:

    So, is Star Ruler any good?

    • Urael says:

      It’s…still maturing. The potential for this game is incredible but it’s just not there yet. Having said that the devs have made incredible progress, putting out about two dozen patches since release that have completely transformed the game from its humble and broken beginnings.

      If it’s going cheap, think of it as an investment. Like a bottle of fine red wine or whisky – this one’s only going to get better with age.

    • Bonedwarf says:

      Thanks. I am a sucker for anything that has the words “procedurally generated” somewhere in the blurb, but have learned the hard way to be careful:)

      Think I might grab it. Add it to the list of games I’ll never get around to playing:)

  47. Bonedwarf says:

    Having just read the forums I’d recommend caution buying Burnout. Epic game. (Have it on the Xbox.) However, the “Ultimate Box” does NOT contain all the DLC. Nor were promised items released. AND those that were, you can’t buy anymore as the store for the PC version is gone.

    Caveat emptor.

  48. Gunsmith says:

    oh god, as if xmas wasn’t expensive enough

  49. PUKED says:

    Fear. $5. Get it. Skip the crappy expansions and sequel.

    At least if you’re looking for a game that combines gratuitously shooting things in super slow motion with incredibly weak horror elements, and why wouldn’t you be? It’s really damned stupid and really damned fun.

    • Basilicus says:

      Ye gods, the shooting in that game was so amazing. I found the scary bits scary enough – it’s not oppressive, but you’ll get some spooks. The shooting, though…the shooting. That game had smooth-as-butter shooting mechanics. It all just felt so, so right.

  50. Heynes says:

    Arg, why the does monies keep slipping away.