By Lewie Procter on August 3rd, 2013 at 1:43 pm.
Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to my emporium of discounted video game software, my temple of frugality, the one and only Rock Paper Shotgun Bargain Bucket. Come take a look at my bucket, and if you dare, reach inside and see what you find. Remember to visit SavyGamer.co.uk to hear about all the gaming discounts as and when they happen.
Bioshock Infinite – £14.99/similar price in other currencies.
Registers on Steam.
3ioshock. This was certainly divisive, wasn’t it? Here’s some words from a man who liked it a bit more than I did:
Some of the scenes it offers are outright majestic, catnip for any game photographer, and even had me nodding appreciatively at my screen, convinced they were the finest sights it had ever held. Characters are perhaps the sacrifice made to achieve these superb environments: as well as their non-interactive nature, I’d encounter oddities such as a group of three chatting women all bearing exactly the same face. It all adds to that nagging sense this isn’t a real place. But the architecture is magnificent even if the population isn’t.
Patterns – £3.25/similar price in other currencies.
This caught my eye earlier in the week, and then this morning I saw it was available for half price. Do we think that they are spying on me, or have I begun to develop supernatural gaming-discount powers? Either way, I think I might plonk down my three pounds and twenty five pence for this Minecraft-a-like from the people that brought you second life. There’s a trailer here. Look at it. It looks delightful.
Risen 2: Dark Waters, Sacred 2: Gold, Saints Row 2 & Saints Row: The Third – Pay What You Want
Beat the average price to also get Dead Island [A Game That Came Out That Year Edition] and all the Saint’s Row DLC.
Dead Island: Riptide is cheaper here, so unless you need everything else, that is the better deal.
Reports say that the bonus games they will add to this bundle are: Metro 2033, Risen & Sacred Citadel. So don’t buy them in the meantime. It’s nice of Deep Silver to make their games available globally at pay what you want pricing, their it means anyone can buy these games for whatever they think is a fair price. Deep Silver’s usual policy is to region lock all of their PC games down super tightly, so that NA serials won’t work in Europe, and Europe is split into multiple regions, and so on. That’s why if you compare the price of upcoming Saints Row 4 across different regions, you can see some people are getting charged a lot more.
King’s Bounty: The Legend, King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, Men of War & Men of War: Red Tide – Pay What You Want
Beat the average price to also get King’s Bounty: Crossworlds & Men of War: Assault Squad.
Registers on Steam.
Deal of the week
Fallout 3: Goatee Edition – £1.99
Fallout: New Vegas – £1.99, or get the Ultimate Edition for £3.
Apply coupon “GFDAUG20UK”. New Vegas registers on Steam.
Both of the recent entries in the Fallout series, and these both represent an astonishing amount of game for the money. Both of these have their good bits and their bad bits, but overall I’d say I definitely enjoyed my time with both of them. Here’s Alec reviewing the first one for a different website, and some bloke called Quinns on New Vegas here.
Also of note:
Aliens: Colonial Marines for probably still too much.
Sentinel – Pay What You Want
A Virus Named TOM – $2.50/similar price in other currencies.
Hotline Miami – $3.99/similar price in other currencies.
Papo & Yo – $3.74/similar price in other currencies.
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