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The RPS Bargain Bucket

It’s sunny! But don’t go outside. There are dangers there – you will surely perish. Instead, remain safely inside your dark, dank bedroom, enjoying one of these agreeably-priced PC games – temporary bargains identified, as always, by SavyGamer’s peerless discount-hound LewieP.
Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy – £6.99/€9.99/$9.99
I love a bit of piracy as much as the next PC gamer, and this indie action game has just had a huge multiplayer update. To celebrate, that game’s available for 50% cheaper. Try the demo here.

Sword of the Stars – €9.99/$9.99
Large scale space eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate game. Never got around to playing this, although it does look fascinating. These type of games always intrigue me, but they all seem really inaccessible. Would this be a good starting point for someone who’s new to the genre? RPS coverage here, and try the demo here. UK gamers can get it for £5.99 delivered here.


Fantasy Wars
– €7.99/$7.99
Turn based strategy game with derivative name. It’s from Russia’s 1C Company, the publisher of recent RPS-faves King’s Bounty: The Legend and Men of War, so it might similarly be worth your attention. RPS coverage here, and try the demo here.

Left4Dead – £13.95
Bargain price, especially considering the large update that is on the way later on this year. Zombies and panic, I’m sure you know the rest by now. A undeadshedload of RPS coverage here.

Deal of the week
Tomb Raider: Anniversary – £3.50/€5/$5
It’s pretty hard for me to decide if Tomb Raider is good any more [imagine your own silent rage from Walker here – RPS]. I definitely liked a lot of things about Legend, but it baffles me that after having finally making a game that played like it was made in the last decade, their next move was to do a remake of the first one. Pretty backwards thinking, but I suppose it’s nice to have a prettied up version of old games. It has QTE boss fights, which aren’t very well done, and you’ll probably want to play it with a controller. It is very cheap though. Try the demo here.

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