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The RPS Bargain Bucket

You people like bargains, right? Well, have some bargains. SavyGamer‘s LewieP has kindly compiled the most agreeably cut-priced PC gaming deals to be had on this fine weekend – most of which can be downloaded right now, thus saving you from the tragic perils of a listless Sunday. There is no rhyme or reason to our picks, beyond simply pointing you at some fine games you might have missed out back when they carried a full-fat pricetag. So, what’s in the bucket this week?
Mount & Blade – £7.40/€7.99/$10.33
Huge sprawling action RPG, made by a Turkish married couple. It is a little rough round the edges, but it’s an incredibly fresh, ambitious take on the genre. The scale and scope is impressive, and the combat is pretty compelling. There’s also an expansion on the way later this year that’ll introduce multiplayer. Try the demo here.

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 – £2.99/€4.99/$4.99
Multiplayer-only WW2 FPS. Not played it myself, but apparently it has a quite brutal learning curve, and has a impressively dedicated community behind it. It’s just had an update that has added achievements, a new map, and some bugfixes.

Big Money – Free
Yes, it’s yet another match-3 game from Popcap, but they’re still the folk behind Peggle, lest we forget, so this might be fun too. The price is certainly right – it’s available for free until the 23rd of March. Even if you don’t want it, I’m sure your mum does.

Men Of War – £17.99/€23.99/$26.99 delivered (pick your country in the top right, then search “Men of War”).
Apparently quite good despite having one of the worst names of any game ever. It’s an RTS based on the Russian theatre of World War II. According to Jim you can steal hats from fallen enemies. Also it has tanks, grenades, explosions, guns and flamethrowers. Try the demo here.

Bargain of the Week
Unreal Tournament 3 – £8.39/€11.99/$11.99
Not only has Unreal Tournament 3 had a massive update recently, adding new gametypes, new maps, achievements and a bunch of technical improvements, but it’s also free to play this weekend on Steam. UK gamers can alternatively grab a retail copy just £4.99. You can then tap the retail serial into Steam to add it to your Steam account.

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