The RPS Bargain Bucket: Scary Deals


It seems Halloween is a big deal for you lucky digital distributees. Some very big name games for very small time prices are on offer this week. I think, and just take a moment to realize the gravity of this statement. This is quite possibly the best bargain bucket we’ve ever had. Empty you wallets hither. If you still have any money after reading this, head over to SavyGamer and I’ll do my best to convince you to part with any spare change you might have left.

Crysis: Warhead, PC – £3.74 (UK exclusive) Apply voucher “VoucherCodes.com25%” to get this price.
One of the prettiest games ever for hardly anything, what a way to kick off the bargain bucket. I suspect a lot of you have computers that can get more pixels per second out of this than back when it first came out. This is part of EA Store’s “A bunch of games for a fiver” sale, the rest of which can be seen here. Now this is a UK exclusive offer, but those of you living outside of the UK can probably use this guide to buy from the UK store if you like.

The Witcher – £9.77/€10.87/$15.99
Our old friend, coupon “SURVEY-2009” rears its beautiful head again, this time to give us an excellent discount on The Witcher. It was recently updated so that players worldwide get the uncut version, so this has all the blood and boobs and naughty words, as the developer intended. Opinions are somwhat split on this game, but a lot of people definately seemed to enjoy it. Check out the demo here, and see the RPS coverage here.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines – £3.95/$5
This game wins the award for my best loved game that I can never quite remember the name of (you’ll often hear me talk about how I love the hospital in Vampire: Bloodlines – The Masquerade, or how the hotel made me terrifyed to even move the mouse in Bloodlines: The Vampire Masquerade). It’s the classic story of wonderful devs start working on wonderful game, money then gets in the way and the game ends up a little broken. I personally didn’t encounter any particularly horrible bugs with it though, and I think using the unofficial patch, and being played on a modern systerm probably helps, but your miliage may vary. Kieron reviewed this back at release on Eurogamer, and my psuedo namesake Mr. Denby did a retrospective of it for them recently too. Any other week this would be my pick for deal of the week by a long shot, but…

Deal of the week
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl – £3.50/€5/$5
This is probably one of the most talked about games here on RPS, and it’s likely worth the price of admission just so you can join in the conversation fun. Jim and Alec seem to take every opertunity to gush rational praise its way, including a very positive review Jim did for Eurogamer. This sale worked on me, and it’s sitting pretty in my Steam account waiting for my new PC. The word on the street is that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete 2009 is the mod to get, but there are lots of mods out there. RPS C.O.V.E.R.A.G.E. here.

Also of note:
East India Company – £6.99/€14.99/$11.99
The Witcher – 50% off, and now available worldwide

If that lot’s not enough for you, then firstly I suggest you lower your expectations of what I can do, I am but one man, but then I would direct you to SavyGamer to see if I can ever top that.

106 Comments

  1. Meestanob! says:

    CoD4MW is on sale too,

    The Witcher went on sale a few days ago, and mysteriously became available in Australia for the first time. Now, equally mysteriously, it’s not again (no purchase button). What the hell is going on???

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      I wouldn’t call it sale in the case of COD4, but a prolonged rip-off

  2. unclelou says:

    Opinions are somwhat split on this game

    They’re mainly split between some of you RPS guys and the rest of the PC gaming world, I think. ;-)

    • Baris says:

      You do realise RPS doesn’t have over 1,000,000 members, right?

    • Baris says:

      Ah, unless you meant the opposite. Then I’d have to agree with you.

    • leeder krenon says:

      Indeed, I think a significant majority of people think the Witcher is a great RPG.

    • gobion says:

      The Witcher is a great game. Fantastic story, gritty, nasty, brutish yet surprisingly not short :)

      Gobion

    • Psychopomp says:

      It is indeed quite good. It kinda lost focus in the third chapter, however. Went from absolutely glued to my screen, to not booting it up in forever.

    • Joe says:

      I’m with the detractors. It’s boring and awkward. The plot is nonsense. It tries far too hard to be clever, and ends up being smarmy. And it’s genuinely sexist – not so much the nudey cards but the general attitude of the game. I must conclude that “the majority of PC gamers” don’t know any better.

      link to amazon.co.uk

      Half the price and ten times as good.

  3. TotalBiscuit says:

    Christ, EA is robbing me blind lately. I’ve gotten Mass Effect, CnC3, Mirrors Edge, Dead Space, Mercenaries 2, Godfather and Burnout Paradise for £5 each and now I’ve just added Godfather 2, Warhead and Kanes Wrath to that list. Oh and apparently they give you Godfather 1 for free with Godfather 2.

  4. TotalBiscuit says:

    Ahh yes and one last thing, if you have a friend in the US, they can gift you Ghostbusters on Direct2Drive for $9.95. A real bargain there.

  5. subedii says:

    A word of warning about the EA store for those that don’t know: You are only allowed one year to re-download your game, after that, you need to re-purchase it if you want to re-download it. Last I checked it was EXTREMELY difficult to find this information anywhere on the website, I had to track it down on an obscure help site of theirs (not linked anywhere from the EA store) by looking up their previous scheme (EDS)

    link to help.eastore.com

    EA do have a backup system in place if I’m remembering right, so you should be able to burn Crysis Warhead to a disc and then re-install it from there afterwards (naturally it’ll still need net access to verify the install, but at least you won’t need to re-download it, and so, won’t have to pay again).

    So basically don’t treat this like Steam, backup your copy or else you could be facing having to pay full price next year if you want to re-download it.

    • MrSnoobs says:

      Thanks for that – I had no idea you couldn’t re-download after a time period. That’s pretty shitty for doing that. Never mind, blank DVDs are hardly expensive…

    • Carra says:

      Blank dvd’s aren’t known for their longevity…

    • Phinor says:

      I’m not sure they still have that 1 year download limit. I’ve recently heard many people downloading games 2-3 years after having bought them and the extended service is nowhere to be found in the actual site of the store. I pre-ordered Dragon Age from their store and I was not able to find anything related to extended service during the purchase process. I read every EULA and FAQ and help file they threw at me and there was absolutely nothing about download limits in any of the files. I remember checking the exact same files maybe a year ago and the 6 month download limit was mentioned back then.

      So if I had to guess, I would say they have abandoned those download limits quietly sometime ago but because they have not advertised it in any way, most people still think such limits are in place. They of course have to have those help files online too because people still might have that extended service in one of their purchases from past.

      But correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Vandelay says:

      Just going through the payment procedure and this link was at the bottom of the account and credit card details page link to tos.ea.com

      It contains this “The products and services that we make available on the Websites may be downloaded or accessed for at least one year after you have completed your purchase. Certain products and services will be available to you as soon as you complete your purchase. In some cases, we may also give you the opportunity purchase a license for a software product prior to its scheduled release date. If you purchase a software license prior to the release date of the applicable software, a portion of the software will be immediately downloaded onto your computer. On the release date of the applicable software, your computer will automatically download the remaining portion of the software that is needed for you to install and use the software. Our Websites will inform you which type of software product you are purchasing. Our obligation to deliver the software product to you shall be complete at such time as, and place where, you first receive the downloaded product.

      If you have purchased services from us, your right to access the applicable services will commence immediately after we have sent our purchase confirmation email.”

      No change in the policy then.

    • Spod says:

      I’m fairly sure that the one year download limit has been removed (at least in the UK).

      I reinstalled the download manager a few weeks ago and managed to recover my old username and password. I discovered my one purchase from several years ago – BF2 Armoured Fury on there and it allowed me to download it. I most certainly never paid for download protection. Plus when I made a purchase I saw no option to pay for extended download protection.

      I could be wrong, but I’m fairly confident that massive con that is the 1 year limit is gone.

    • Phinor says:

      The download limit could very well be limited to North America then. There was no such text about limited download time in the Finnish (EU?) site either. Trust me, I looked absolutely everywhere; I must be one of the biggest haters of such limits and it took me two months to finally pre-order it straight from EA although they had the best offer right from day 1 (with the 25% off voucher).

    • Spoon says:

      I just checked EA download manager (NA here) and am able to re-download a game I purchased 2 years ago, without download protection.

    • Vandelay says:

      Just to clarify, I found that link whilst purchasing from the UK.

      The indication is that it is different for different games and that the lowest limit is 1 year. I couldn’t find anything relating to Crysis: Warhead in particular though. I’ll be making a copy to be on the safe side anyway.

  6. Dan(WR) says:

    I’m not sure that COD4MW could be considered much of a sale. A two year old game. 40% off and it’s still £17.99?

    • TotalBiscuit says:

      Quite. How generous Activision, a small discount from your 2 year old Shoot Men with Guns VIII a week before the sequel comes out!

    • Dracko says:

      Yeah, I hate it when people make profits too.

  7. Maëlig says:

    “Sorry, Your cart contains an item which you cannot purchase at your location. Please remove the item to checkout.” Ah, silly me, here I was thinking someone living in Europe could buy a game priced in euros. Also, “Sorry, The SURVEY-2009 coupon you entered is either invalid or has expired. Please try again.”. I’m not sure what’s worse, that or the Bloodlines deal not being available in mainland Europe.
    Got STALKER though, not a huge FPS fan but at this price I can’t resist.

    • Archonsod says:

      Impulse always shows you the localised price. As does Steam. Neither bother telling you the game is not available in your area until you try to buy it though. Seems you can buy the Witcher anywhere but Western Europe …

    • Maëlig says:

      Is this some kind of polish conspiracy?

    • Thermal Ions says:

      Can’t buy it in Australia either (digitally anyway)

  8. ArtyArt says:

    Does anyone here have anything (preferrably good) to say about Red Nation? It’s 50% off on direct2drive.co.uk, although I don’t know if it can be patched (d2d version is still 1.0, while the steam version has been patched quite a few times already. And there doesn’t seem to be any download location for additional patches)

    • TotalBiscuit says:

      Nation Red? It’s Smash TV with zombies and power-ups. A lot of fun in short bursts, good for that price.

    • invisiblejesus says:

      Nation Red’s fantastic if you like that sort of game. Which I do, so I love it. But if a top-down Smash TV-style arcadey shooter isn’t your thing, this game won’t change your mind about it. It just got a patch with some Steam-specific features (online leaderboards, and online coop through Steamworks is being worked on) so I wouldn’t be surprised if the D2D version could be added to your Steam account. IMO, when coop gets added this game is going to be a must-have for the price.

  9. ArtyArt says:

    Also, I tried to order some of those EA games, but it seems you need a credit card tied to your Paypal account, so no luck for me. I highly recommend the Tor Network, though. Seems to work for each of the major digital distributors.

  10. Solivagant says:

    Lovely games there, STALKER, Bloodlines and The Witcher. Good bargains, if they work!

  11. Heliocentric says:

    Warhead is EA store, and the place is the only digital dist game store which doesn’t promise the game “forever”. You get a year to download it.

    Although while i’d never get a full price game there 4 quid for warhead is great.

  12. abhishek says:

    Definitely some good deals going on this weekend. Unfortunately, I own/have played virtually all the games on the list, so no deal for me this weekend :(. Still debating whether to buy Torchlight or not.

    For anyone who hasn’t played The Witcher and enjoys deep RPG games, this is the time to get it. It’s the best RPG since Bloodlines.

  13. Andy says:

    COD4 rip off indeed. It’s on “offer” for £17.99. I bought it almost a year ago from Amazon for £19.99. Fail.

  14. Alexander Norris says:

    Disappointingly, the only one I’d like to try is Warhead (to see if it runs as rubbishly as Crysis does), but EA seem to think the rest of the world can go fuck themselves as usual.

    • Lack_26 says:

      Actually, Crysis: Warhead is really quite well optimised. Much better than the original. There are tweak guides that will get you to squeeze V. High levels of prettiness with only the medium/high performance cost.

    • user@example.com says:

      The original was p. well optimised as well. I tried it on the lowest settings just to see what it looked like in crap-o-vision, and it was still a damn sight prettier than a lot of other games.

      It won’t run on a toaster, but complaints about its performance were largely due to people bawwwing that their e-penis wasn’t as enormous as they liked to think. “If I can’t run it at 200FPS with everything maxed out and a 1000-tab firefox session in the background and HD porn on my second monitor, it sucks! I have a 7800GTX in this machine!”

  15. min3mat says:

    Dude you mention witcher in the main text and at the end! Still it is a nice game, i feel justified picking it up for a tenner nearly a year back

  16. Gremmi says:

    The weird thing with the ‘one year purchase’ thing on the EA Store is that I’ve still got games on there I purchased well over a year ago (early 2008) which are still fully downloadable.

    • Carra says:

      I suspect it’s just a way to cover their own asses.
      I’m not sure if they will actually shut down the game downloads.

    • Heliocentric says:

      Yeah, you just have the rights to the download for a year. Burnout bypasses that because of the demo being the game, you just need your key.

      But other than that i can’t in good faith give the ea store money expecting anything other than an extended rental.

  17. mcw says:

    Can anyone recommend Downfall or Condemned: Criminal Origins? They’re both on sale at D2D UK.

    • Gremmi says:

      Downfall is…interesting. Production-wise, it’s hugely shonky with somewhat dodgy graphics that almost sometimes appear to have been drawn in Paint, and numerous grammar and spelling issues in the text, but for under a fiver I’d say it’s worth it for an indie point and click. It’s got an incredible atmosphere, anyway.

    • Casimir's Blake says:

      Condemned is excellent. Genuinely quite a scary atmosphere, and some of the best melee combat in a first-person game. Recommended. One of the few linear games I’ve played through 3 times within a month simply because the combat was so damn fun.

    • malkav11 says:

      Condemned has some really, really cool stuff in it. Everyone cites the department store level, and that one is good, but some of the later game levels are incredible. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but the last couple of levels were some of the creepiest settings for a brawler I’ve ever encountered.

      The part that miffs me is they don’t appear to have any intention of bringing the sequel to PC. I know it’s not as well-regarded in most circles, but still. This is why I played Condemned on 360.

  18. tapanister says:

    What a great game Masquarade was. I;ve only played it once in 2009 so far, maybe it’s that time agian.

    • Casimir's Blake says:

      Try it with the latest unofficial mods this time. They make a bloody good attempt at patching up the problems, and largely succeed.

    • tapanister says:

      Oh, I’ve played it a lot of time with the (at the time) latest unofficial patch, it’s always been great. I’m just sayin’, I’ve only played it once this year :P

  19. Jeremy says:

    For some reason, the localized BS from Steam means I can’t buy The Witcher from Japan. Nor could I with Empire: total war. Fucking hell. I’d be more than willing to give Steam a lot of my money, if only they’d let me buy stuff. And when I CAN buy something, they deny my credit card because it’s American and I happen to be in Japan right now. This is dumb.

    • Jeremy says:

      Oh yeah, and it’s also unavailable on Impulse. This is dumb. If I get my folks to buy it for me from the US on Steam, presumably it will be available for me here, yeah? I had to get them to buy me World of Goo just so I don’t have to go through the same issues.

    • Benkyo says:

      Yeah, that annoys the hell out of me too. Especially since Windows games are almost non-existant in Japan (Hokkaido). Get yourself a Japanese credit card though, that’ll help some…

  20. Phil says:

    Agreed, I would never buy a game from the EA Store at full price due to the time-limited re-download (EA, are you listening?). But a 5 quid game, yes.

    Actually, with the number of sales there are these days I would never buy a game at full price any more.

  21. Bioptic says:

    Just a word of warning from those wanting to purchase from the EA store – both the quality of the software and their customer service leave a lot ot be desired. I got Medal of Honor: Airborne (along with Warhead, which worked perfectly) and have experienced 2 problems with it: 1) it doesn’t install if you already have PhysX installed, and 2) I’m getting persistent corruption issues with one of the file archives when downloading from their store. Customer Service has been been next to useless at resolving these.

  22. Carra says:

    This is all quite frustrating. Neither the Witcher (international release? No!) nor vampire bloodlines are avaiable from mainstream Europe.

    Why do they not want our money?

  23. darth_careful says:

    All I get when I try to order from EA is the message:

    ‘We are unable to process your order. Please verify your information and try again”.

    Ad infinitum. Even though I’ve verified my information and tried again, oooh, about a billion times.

    Has anyone had this and fixed it?

    • Mort says:

      Yep, have given up.

    • Krondonian says:

      I’ve the same problem.

      They’re perfectly happy to let me have 3 of their games for free, but I’d better not have the temerity to try to purchase anything.

      I’d really like Mass Effect, Burnout and Warhead too.

  24. Marty Dodge says:

    There is no better deal than Torchlight. What everyone said on these pages is so right.

  25. cncplyr says:

    In a display of irony I’ve managed to lose my witcher manual with cd key on it (I normally laugh at people who claim they’ve lost a cd key and want another one for free), and so cannot use the EE patch :( Perhaps I should buy it again? I didn’t get very far in my first play through.

  26. Reggie says:

    Can I just reccommend “A Reckless Disregard for Gravity”? It’s on sale at Impulse right now at £6.13, but if you use the SURVEY-2009 code you’ll get it at a shade under a fiver. Frankly, if you don’t get this gloriously lunatic game at that price, you are as nothing in the eyes of Horace, the ursine overseer.

    Here’s the link (sorry, I don’t know how to hyperlink):

    link to impulsedriven.com

    • user@example.com says:

      Seconding this. AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA! is not the biggest, deepest game of all time, but it’s a fun one.

    • Oak says:

      Absolutely wonderful game.

    • invisiblejesus says:

      I like it, it’s good crazy fun. Not a terribly complicated game, it won’t scratch the same itch something like Bloodlines or The Witcher will, but for that price I’d say it’s well worth it.

  27. Sander Bos says:

    I bought CODMW, after waiting forever for it to go down in price. I wonder what kind of sale they will do with Christmas (I did not want to wait anymore), but in a way I have a big respect for the publishers keeping the price so high for such a long time (they don’t owe us discounts). Wonder how many units they moved this weekend.
    (and also, the game is still really pretty and engrossing)

    Crysis: Warhead purchasers who own the original Crysis beware: IMHO: May more linear gameplay, over half the content is bloody ice levels, engine optimizations are overhyped (XConfig for original Crysis gave me a much prettier game that Warhead ever did).
    (Crysis: Warhead is the biggest game buying mistake I made in the last three years, so thought I would warn others).

    • Warth0g says:

      Erm, sorry you don’t like warhead, but I’m loving it… it runs fine (and looks amazing) on my two / half year old PC… and it’s fantastic fun.. no, it hasn’t got a great story, but it’s all about the environment and the combat. Oh, and the alien fights are as fun as the Korean fights this time too… best £4 I ever spent..

  28. Jason says:

    Yes, I just started playing the Witcher last week. It’s the game I’ve been looking for. Really enjoying it.

  29. Dante says:

    Quick question, I’ve not bought from D2D before, and I know Vampire requires some extensive fanpatching to work properly. There isn’t any nasty DRM or anything interfering with that is there?

    • Lars Westergren says:

      Dante – the fan patches seem to work fine with the Steam version of Vampire for me, and I think I’ve read people saying they work fine with D2D too.

  30. Eidolon says:

    It’s an awful, childish sham of a game.

  31. pkt-zer0 says:

    Street Fighter 4 is 50% off in Capcom’s official store, in case anyone’s interested.

  32. Skalpadda says:

    My Steam price says 29,99€. That hardly seems like a price cut, then I noticed the crossed-out standard price is still 49,99€. I would dearly love to play the game since so many say it’s a very good shooter, but I’m very hesitant to pay that much for an old game. Oh, and MW2 is 60€.. I mean, come on!

    • Skalpadda says:

      Sigh.. that’s was supposed to be a reply about CoD4 being on sale.

  33. Vandelay says:

    Great selection, although I have pretty much all of them.

    The only one I don’t have is Warhead, but I don’t have Crysis either. If you were wanting to get both, would it not be better to purchase the extreme edition (or whatever it is called) containing both? I’m sure I’ve seen that for a <£10 price.

    • Vandelay says:

      Ok, not quite under £10 but the Maximum Edition can be had for £12.93 through LoveFilm Shop or £11.93 from The Hut (not used them before.) That seems to be about the same price as buying the EA discounted Warhead and the Crysis – Classics Edition from Amazon.
      Edit: Unfortunately, the Maximum Edition seems to be sold out everywhere.

    • LewieP says:

      Consider the hut vouched for. They run a tight ship in my experiance.

  34. jsutcliffe says:

    I’m almost tempted to pick up a new copy of The Witcher just because it’s such a giant pain to patch its initial release up to the current EE version.

  35. IncredibleBulk92 says:

    Nah the download limit must be still there. I can’t redownload Spore, it just doesn’t appear on my account. I just searched through my inbox and I definitely have the receipt from the EA store. Lucky I burnt it to DVD then isn’t it.

  36. IncredibleBulk92 says:

    Where’d the edit button go? :'(

    Is anything besides Crysis actually worth buying from the EA deal?

    I was going to buy the Black and White 2 expansion pack as I remember liking that game when it came out but I can’t find my Black and White 2 anywhere. Selling the expansion packs at impulse purchase price is very sneaky really. I wonder how many people release you need the full game.

  37. airtekh says:

    Right, that’s it. I’m buying Bloodlines.

    Bollocks to my 10GB download limit/retail-only policy.

  38. LewieP says:

    COD4 is missing only because I wrote this up before it was on offer, I’ve been at the Eurogamer Expo all weekend, away from my PC.

    That said, they can surely do better than 40%. A bundle of COD4 + MW2 preorder would have been a good idea too.

  39. SAeN says:

    Plants versus zombies is 50% off (£5.95 now) in the popcap store for those interested.

    link to popcap.com

  40. malkav11 says:

    D2D (US, at least) has some other games on sale, including The Path ($5) and perhaps most importantly, Dead Space for $20. Not quite the ridiculous EA Store savings UKers got a few weeks back, but an entirely viable price for a very enjoyable game which feels a bit like it was designed as a System Shock 3. (Obviously it’s not going to live up to the heights of System Shock 2 – different team, EA, all that. But it feels…Shock-ish, you know?)

  41. Camasarsaparilla says:

    Bloodlines is so good, I bought it a third time just to have a downloadable copy and I want to support the devs who made it.

    • abhishek says:

      Troika, the studio that made Bloodlines was shut down many years ago. I’m fairly sure that they won’t receive any of the proceeds from sales now. Everything goes to Activision, the publisher.

    • abhishek says:

      And by ‘they’, I mean the original designers/creators of the game.

    • Alastayr says:

      And buying Bloodlines anywhere but used is actually rewarding Activision for fleecing Troika so bad that they went bust. It’s one of those games I’d feel happily obliged to torrent, if I hadn’t bought it at release back then that is.

    • Lars Westergren says:

      But stronger sales will show publishers (Activision, Valve) that there is a market for this type of game, increasing the chances that they will support a similar game in the future, and maybe make the people who worked on the game more interesting to dev studios.

  42. Mad Doc MacRae says:

    Any new thoughts on East India Company? And is the expansion worth it? Cuz it’s $10 on steam vs. $20 on steam with the expansion, which isn’t terrible either.

    • Oak says:

      $10 is a good price for the vanilla game. I was really disappointed with EIC, but it’s got personality and is good for a few hours of entertainment. Just don’t expect Patrician III or anything.

  43. Dave says:

    I look at this list and all I see is why the hell am I not playing Borderlands right now?

    • Matzerath says:

      Cuz it’s not on sale, silly.

    • Dave says:

      That didn’t stop me from preordering it.

      Now on playthrough 2 with Mordecai… I didn’t enjoy the early game nearly as much with other characters, though Lilith is close.

    • TotalBiscuit says:

      Well it was on sale. £20 a copy with the 4-pack deal. I’ve already gotten my money’s worth in 1 weekend, though my eyes are protesting at the abuse they’ve suffered over the last 48 hours.

  44. Lars Westergren says:

    Re Vampire: Bloodlines there is a new patch 6.6 on the way, and I read the following at Bluesnews:

    “The next unofficial patch for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines will offer ‘the biggest content restoration in one go ever,'”

    • Dominic White says:

      The Vampire fan-patches go from strength to strength. They’re also finding more and more lost/cut content in the game data files that they’re gradually re-implementing. A lot of spoken lines never got used, along other things.

      If you don’t want any of that stuff, if offers you the option at installation to just be a ‘purist’ patch that only fixes things, or the full deal which improves balance and restores content.

  45. Ravenger says:

    I agree, Warhead is a much poorer game than Crysis. The main reason is its emphasis is entirely on action, continually pressing you to move forward. There are none of the multiple approaches and semi-open levels of the original. However the alien bits are handled better, and they’re more interesting to fight than in the original game. The much praised graphic ‘optimisations’ seem limited to lots of vegetation pop-in which was never present on the original. Oh and it comes with limited activations too, while the original never did (though the new Maximum compilation does).

  46. RogB says:

    is it worth paying 5 quid more for a boxed copy of the witcher enhanced?
    I notice its got quite a few extras (soundtracks, short stories), are these ‘material’ goods or on the DVD? ( in which case i’ll just get the download.. )

    • malkav11 says:

      There are material extras in the box, although most of the stuff that -can- be electronically replicated has been, I believe. It’s why I was holding out for a boxed copy, until this sale came along. Boxed copy’s never gone anywhere near $20, to my annoyance.

    • RogB says:

      cheers malkav11, I can get the boxed one for 14 quid on amazon UK so I think I might go for that instead of the 10 quid download.