After a couple of weeks off whilst Savygamer‘s LewieP was away wrestling five-hooved giant elk in Mongolia, our weekly round-up of reduced-price PC game delights returns. Any of these tickle your wickle, missus?
Fallout 3 – £13.49/€22.49/$24.99
As far as I am concerned, pretty much all the praise this game gets is entirely justified. I played it on the 360, so I guess you can all feel superior to me if you like, I’m certainly jealous of all the mods. In case you have been living in a bunker your entire life, Fallout 3 is a massive, open, post apocalyptic RPG. The combat is fun, the levelling system is very well put together, and it’s more often than not gorgeous to look at. My review here, Alec’s review here, and RPS coverage here.
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Game of the Year Edition] Deluxe, Turbo – £12.50/$17.95
Just in case you hate guns, you could try this. It’s basically Fallout without guns. Ok not quite, but if you really like one of these two games, you’ll probably like the other. Swap post apocalyptic for fantasy, a brilliant levelling system for a fairly flawed one, and Liam Neeson for Patrick Stewart, and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from Oblivion. This package comes with both expansions, and all of the DLC, so you’ll everything you need to pimp your horsie. You can get it without the extra fluff for £9.95/$14.95 if you prefer.
Vigil: Blood Bitterness – £1.49/€2.49/$2.49
On the one hand, this has a metascore of only 61. On the other hand, look at it. Again, on the second more positive hand, it is only one pound fifty. I’m gonna grab it methinks. Opinions anyone? Demo here.
Good old games have four pinball games on promotion, with 20% off. I like the look of the one with the car on the box. I’ve never been a massive fan of pinball games. Short of 3D Pinball: Space Cadet, Pokeymon Pinball, and pinball dreams/fantasies, I’ve not really played many of them at all.
Bargain of the week
2K Huge Games Pack – £35.99/€53.99/$53.99
It’s incredible to think that for as much as EA and Ubisoft like to charge for new releases, you can get an incredible 20 games. You get Bioshock, a bunch of games with “Sid Meier’s” in the title, including Civ4 with all the expansions, Freedom Force 1 + 2, Prey, Shattered Union, and all the Xcom games. Pretty ace deal if you ask me, although I would like to take this opertunity to point out that Steam packages are a little broken. They basically punish you for having bought games previously. If you already own a game in a package, then buy the package, you are effectively paying for the same game twice, but only getting one license. It wouldn’t be too hard to set it up so that you either get a slight discount, or get a spare license to gift, like what Valve did for The Orange Box.
LewieP’s own site SavyGamer.co.uk is home to constantly-updated bargains across all formats.