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The RPS Bargain Bucket: For A Rainy Day

Storms may be shaking the UK to pieces, and it appears the wind has been knocking prices over too. This week we have games with the biggest of budgets, the most advanced engines, and the highest numbers of pixels, and at the other end of the spectrum, a game about colouring things in. All here, and all cheap, it can only be the Bargain Bucket. Head to EdgyGamer.co.uk for more ways impulse purchase your way into debt.

Demigod – £9.20/€10.05/$14.99
A further discount on Gas Powered Games strategy game. This is a realtime strategy affair, with an injection of RPG. The launch of this game was plagued by a few technical issues, which I think turned a lot of people away. I’d be interested in hearing what anyone whp’s been playing it in multiplayer more recently has to say about it. Demo here, RPS coverage here.

Crysis – £19.98/€29.98/$29.98
Perfect timing for me, my new computer arrives on Thursday, and this is on my list of games to see how shiny they look on my new computer (between Zeno Clash and Chess). It’s the big open world shooting game that ran well only on the top teir computers back at release, but most of you probably have the system to run this admirably by now. You can either get just one of the two games, or the package with both, there’s no additional discount for buying the package. I’d be interested in looking into mods, anyone got any that the would recommend? I’ll be trying out this one I think. Demo here, RPS coverage here. It is a little bit cheaper for UK gamers to get it retail.

Evil Genius + Republic: The Revolution – £5.98/€6.69/$9.98
I quite liked Republic. You are put in charge of attempting to get your political party into power in a country full of corruption and unrest. It’s fairly slow paced, and no way near matches the ambition the game showed early on, but it’s an interesting premise. Evil Genius I’ve not played, but I’ve heard mostly positive things about it. You get 50% off for buying the bundle, or 30% off each title bought individually.

Overlord Package – £6.35/€8.75/$8.75
This is a bit of an incredi-discount. You can get the original game, the original game’s DLC, and the second game for rather cheap as a bundle, or buy the individual components at a similar discount. If nothing else, the overlord series serves to shame Nintendo. In the time that Triumph Studios have made two of these games, we’ve yet to hear anything concrete about Pikmin 3. These are pretty fun action-strategy affair, although Kieron hit the nail on the head when he said “it’s not quite as funny as it thinks it is “. You get to be evil, although the game (the first one at least, I’ve not played the second) has a pretty lacking definition of evil if you ask me. The second game supports split screen coop, which is baffling rare for the PC these days. I enjoyed the first one plenty, but not enough to finish it. I really can’t imagine anyone hating these games, and even if you are unsure, you should definitely pick up the first one. Demo of the first here and second here, RPS coverage here.

Deal of the week
Indie bundle – £14.95/$24.95
In a lot of ways, this is a little better than the previous indie bundle D2D had. I remember a lot of the comments back then were along the lines of “Awesome selection, but I already own half of those”, but I think that is less likely to be the case here. You get:

Project Aftermath
Aquaria
I-Fluid
And Yet It Moves
Acceleration of Suguri
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
Crayon Physics Deluxe

Of which I can personally vouche for Aquaria, I-Fliud, And Yet it Moves, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity and Crayon Physics Deluxe all being worth your time and money. At just over £2 each, this is a cracking deal.

Also of note:
Tropico Reloaded – £7.49/€8.18/$12.20
All Aspects War Pack – £21.49/€26.99/$29.99
Joint Operations: Combined Arms Gold – $5

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