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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bones, Flat-tops, Ninja

A grand old week of bargainage, this one – some big names, some superlative indie hi-jinks, and an overlooked demi-classic or two. Manning the discount decks is, as always, Savygamer‘s LewieP. Go bargains!

Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and Duke Nukem Manhattan Project – £5.55/€6.35/$8.98
Always bet on Duke. I wonder how much of the money from sales of this will be going towards 3D Realms’ legal fees. Duke Nukem 3D is still to this day a hell of a lot of fun to play. It’s genuinely surprising how fresh it still feels. Yes elements of it are seriously dated, but it’s not difficult to see past them. Never played Manhattan Project myself though. Follow the train wreck that is DNF here.

LightWeight Ninja – £0.61/€0.70/$0.99
I checked out the demo for this, and it’s a pretty basic 2D platformer, where you play a Ninja. The jumping is a bit floaty, and the animation is not superb, but it was a fairly serviceable 16 bit-esque platformer. It costs literally spare change, and I imagine it would be a great time waster to have on a netbook.

Freedom Force: Freedom Pack – £4.49/€5.84/$6.74
Apparently these games are brilliant, can anyone confirm/deny that for me? [They’re brilliant – Alec]. I love me some comic book antics, and Ken Levine being attached to them gets my attention. How exactly do they play?

Unreal Tournament 3 – £6.99/€9.99/$9.99
Unreal Tournament 3 is free to play this weekend on Steam, and has a decent discount to boot. The real bargain here though is the also discounted “Unreal Deal Pack”. You get every single one of the proper Unreal games for £11.49/ I can’t really imagine myself play much of the previous versions of UT over UT3, but it is definitely nice to have the single player games too. RPS coverage here.

Bullet Candy – £2.99/€3.99/$3.99
I’ve been tempted by this more than once, but I’m going to have to take the plunge now. I’m loathe to call it a geometry wars clone, but that’s the quickest way of telling you what it is. It has lots and lots of bright lights, and the trailer on Steam is delicious. If you like it, Space Phallus from the same developer is free to download, and has a ‘not big, not clever, but kind of funny ‘ name.

Deal of the week
The Bone-Breaking Racing Package – £3.45/€4.20/$4.50
I’d strongly recommend getting just Trials 2 for this price, but including Monster Trucks Nitro bumps this up to deal of the week status, and then some. Trials 2 is a very simple, devilishly difficult, physics based action puzzle game. It looks great, and it’s very easy to spend hours and hours having “just one more go”. I’ve not played Monster Trucks Nitro, and it’s a shame it isn’t discounted on it’s own, because it is still £16.99. If I buy the package, will I be able to gift Trials 2? RPS coverage of both games here.

Also of note:
MumboJumbo games 50% off
BioShock – $9.95
Flock – £5.99/Ä7.49/$7.49
Some bad divisive Ubisoft games for cheap
Men of War – £10.79/$11.99

If that lot’s not enough for you, do check out SavyGamer.co.uk for constantly-updated bargains across all formats.

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