The RPS Bargain Bucket: Mixed Up

By Lewie Procter on November 10th, 2012 at 5:30 pm.


Let us commence the weekly ritual of expanding your library of video game entertainment software, by offering some currency to the various digital distributors and developers. Not much currency, mind, this is no Expensive Game Bucket. I don’t know what kind of games you like, but I bet you’ll like some of these. If you don’t, then either broaden your tastes or consult with SavyGamer.co.uk to find even more deals on games across all platforms.

Interplay Promo at GOG
Some very good old games are available for £1.88/€2.35/$2.99 each. There’s the old Fallout games, Freespace, Descent, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business, Die by the Sword and some classic Shiny Entertainment titles like Earthworm Jim, MDK, Messiah & Sacrifice. You’re spoilt for choice here, really.

Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, BasketBelle, Mutant Mudds, Pineapple Smash Crew & Spirits – £3.39 at time of writing.
Price will fluctuate over time, as explained here. Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, Pineapple Smash Crew & Spirits will register on Steam.
There’s a bit of a 90s vibe to the latest indie royale bundle. Here you’re getting three of Spiderweb Software’s hardcore RPGs, weirdo dribble-and-shoot purple platformer BasketBelle, another cool looking platformer WITH A JET PACK called Mutant Mudds, RPS award winning Pineapple Smash Crew (wot I thunked by John over here) and an arty Lemming-a-like called Spirits.

LEGO Batman and LEGO Harry Potter for cheap.
Amazon are doing these games for cheap, available in a few different ways. There’ all individually discounted, and there’s a bundle of LEGO Batman 2 and both Harry Potter games. Here’s links to them all:
LEGO Batman – £3.14/€3.93/$4.99
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – £4.71/€5.90/$7.49
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – £3.14/€3.93/$4.99
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – £3.14/€3.93/$4.99
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 & LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – £8.80/€11.01/$13.99
These all registers on Steam, and because it’s from Amazon.com you’ll need to enter a US billing address. John thought these things about LEGO Batman 2:

No, it doesn’t dramatically change how the missions themselves work. Things are mixed up with boss fights and flying sections, but not unlike we’ve seen before. And the levels themselves are mostly repeating the main gimmicks of the series, and those specifically of the previous Batman game. Except with Superman. But they do this so well, and they do this so engagingly, that it never seems to grow tiring. From the animations to the absolutely stunning score, the detail is – as ever from this team – mindblowing.

Read the rest here.

Just Cause 2 & Jet Set Radio – £6/€8/$10
There’s six games to choose from in this two for £6/€8/$10 offer, but Just Cause 2 and Jet Set Radio are the best. Jet Set Radio is a skating game that’s more platformer than simulation, set in a colourful dream version of Future Japan. Just Cause 2 is probably one of the best executed Hollywood Action Movie as an Open World Video Game to date, with a huge world full of things to grapple onto and/or explode. Here’s John gushing about how brilliant it is:

A playground of idiocy, with astonishing capacity for letting you have maniac fun. It is so enormous, so densely packed with minute detail, littered with hidden surprises, and just there to be played with. If you see a vehicle you can drive/sail/fly it. The most work involved will be hitting a few number keys in time to remove the current occupant, then it’s yours to do with as you will.

More this way.

Deal of the week
Crayon Physics Deluxe, Eufloria, Machinarium, Splice, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP & Waking Mars – £3.84/€4.80/$6.10 at time of writing
Optionally registers on Steam.
Number four in the series of ultra cross platform pay what you want bundles. Here you get Windows, Mac, Linux and Android versions of some fantastic games. You can either pay above the average price to get all these games, or pay any price to get all of them except Machinarium. This marks the PC debut for Waking Mars, and everyone with an iThing seems to sing the praise of the iOS version. It’s not on Steam yet, but you’ll get a Steam key for it if/when it successfully gets through Greenlight. You can find RPS appraisals of the rest of them in the following links: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Eufloria, Machinarium, Splice & Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

Also of note:
Telltale promo at GOG
Titan Quest Gold Edition – £2.49/€2.49/$4.99
Civilization V – £4.99/€7.49/$7.49
The Journey Down: Chapter One – Pay What You Want

For more cheap games, all year round, drop by SavyGamer.co.uk.

Thanks again to Rob Fearon for the above banner image. Why not go buy his bagful of wrong. If you fancy doing a new image for the bargain bucket, make it 600×250 and send it to the address at the top. XxX.

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31 Comments »

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    Martel says:

    Anybody play the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 & LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes games on PC enough to say if that’s worth getting or not? I haven’t played the Lego games in awhile (Star Wars on my PS3) but really enjoyed those. Thinking they might make for a good test of my HTPC running on my living room TV.

    • x1501 says:

      I played first LEGO Batman with my nephew and it was pretty good. Didn’t really like Harry Potter: Years 1-4 because of the gimmicky gameplay mechanics and horrendous “dynamic” split-screen, but I wouldn’t call it a bad game either.

    • Houghtezo says:

      I played through Harry Potter: Years 1-4, and despite not being a Harry Potter fan (I got it as something to play with my g/f, who is a fan, but doesn’t normally play games), I did really enjoy it.
      Hogwarts acts as a hub world, with you gaining access to more parts as you progress and unlock new spells. I’d say if you played previous Lego games and enjoyed them, then you’ll definitely get some enjoyment out of this – even more so at only £3

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      Martel says:

      Thanks to both of you for the replies. I’ll be playing solo so the split-screen stuff shouldn’t be an issue. I think I’ll pick these up, thanks.

    • Heliocentric says:

      Lego Batman 2 is excellent and a grand leap from the original. It has a fairly huge open city rich with content, but you don’t have to walk with your coop partner outside of mission. So 2 kids (big or otherwise) can drink up endless jokes as DC characters expense while solving puzzles and exploring.

  2. MrLebanon says:

    Far Cry 1 & 2 for $6.25
    http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/far-cry-1-2

  3. ScottTFrazer says:

    Does anyone have any advice on where to pre-order AssCreed3 from? It looks like it’s going to register on steam, and I’ll probably pony up for the deluxe package to get the DLC, but I’m wondering if anyone is offering that for less than $80. So far I haven’t found anyone.

    • SkittleDiddler says:

      getgamesgo.com has the Deluxe Edition for $61.59 and the Special Edition for $38.49, both available for pre-order. That’s by far the best deal I’ve seen for the game. Charging $80 for a deluxe digital edition is a travesty.

    • ElElegante says:

      Note that the GetGamesGo offer doesn’t seem to be for Steam, though. Still, it’s a good deal.

    • Avish says:

      Not exactly a discount. But if you buy it from Gamersgate, You’ll get 30% in blue coins( 24$ of store credit ) + another 5% (4$). And if you have the IGN discount code you’ll also get an extra 12$ worth of blue coins instead of the discount itself, for a total of 40$.

      So, as I said, It’s not really a discount but I think it’s the best AC3 deal out there.

      • SkittleDiddler says:

        Also, using the code “G2PO” nets a further 5% discount. That works for all other games too.

      • lelouch1995 says:

        do you know what the ign code is, i was going to purchase ac3 on gamersgate and the extra blue coins would be nice

        • SkittleDiddler says:

          There actually is no IGN “code”. It was an IGN membership promo they were offering a while back, and it gives a permanent 15% off any GG purchase. The promo is no longer available, sadly.

    • ScottTFrazer says:

      Thanks, folks!

  4. Gorf says:

    LOL, i just paid full price for Titan Quest Gold on gamergate 2 days ago…thats so typically poo

  5. SquirrelKnight says:

    I got an email from Green Man Gaming earlier today. They have a 35% voucher off of Chivalry, Borderlands 2, and X-COM: http://blog.greenmangaming.com/ Also, Borderlands 2 already has 11% off, so it’s pretty awesome.

  6. Eschatos says:

    Just the Avernum games from that Indie Royale bundle will last anyone hundreds of hours. If you like old school RPGs get it now.

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  8. Tei says:

    Its this real? do prototype 2 sells for 9 in amazon?

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A418B7Y?tag=childsplaycha-20?

    • ShineyBlueShoes says:

      Yes, it was actually $7.50 yesterday. They’ve been running flash sales like this on game bundles lately, sort of an experiment according to the Amazon rep that posts on CAG. Still a good price since these would run you $70 on Amazon and I’ve never seen the first Prototype discounted lower than $10 during a holiday sale.

      Edit: I guess now it’s this week’s deal and yesterday it was a flash sale which is why it was cheaper then.

  9. bill says:

    The problem with these android bundles seems to be being sure which ones will work on my phone. So far the crowd sourced compatibility chart seems to say that 2 games will.

    It implies that two won’t (as a very similar phone won’t) although as i read the specs they probably should.

    The other one – no idea.

    Anyone know why they list 1gb internal storage as a requirement? Because the games won’t need that, and a phone with 1gb storage (like mine) won’t have anything close to that free.

  10. KDR_11k says:

    I guess the Interplay bundle would appeal more if I hadn’t been a PC gamer back in the day and already bought pretty much everything in there.

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  12. pistolhamster says:

    Where is this yuss bargainssss gnuk yuk octopus from? Looks retro.

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      Llewyn says:

      From the bottom of the article above:

      Thanks again to Rob Fearon for the above banner image.