Pretty great, varied, selection of games to be had at a discount this fair weekend, although I am beginning to wonder if we’ll ever have just one bargain bucket that doesn’t highlight the discrepancies of international pricing. There is much more cheapness to be had at SavyGamer (including a nice little scam to get into the Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta without committing to buying the game). BARGAINS GO:
Red Faction: Guerrilla – $4.95/£8.95
The “sale” price from D2DUK is actually closer to the full retail price in America, but the D2D USA sale price is quite the bargain. Fortunately, UK types can login to the US D2D site – hopefully you can get the lower price that way. As for the game? It’s probably the best hammer centric game of last year. You play as some space asshole, and it is your job to destroy everything. At least I think that was supposed to be the point of the game. Some people kept trying to talk to me, but I just let my hammer do the talking. And the killing. Brilliant explosions, and a building destruction system that is by a fair margin the best in any of this type of game are this games strongest assets. Some of the missions are a bit ropey, and there were too many invisible walls for my liking, but still a ton of fun.
Sam & Max: Season 1 – £3.15/€3.63/$4.95
In a continuation of their highly coordinated “lets just keep doing different kinds of special offers” strategy, Telltale are now selling the first season of their Sam and Max adventure games for the cheap. The cheapest it’s ever been, to my knowledge. They are also teasing what one can assume will probably be season 3 of the Sam & Max games, coming at some point in space year two thousand and ten. RPS thoughts on the chronicles of the freelance police here.
Gratuitous Space Battles – £7.06/€8.29/$11.49
Or as the Impulse URL lovingly abbreviates it “gratbat”. Cliffski will, with 100% certainty, make more money by dropping the price here, I don’t know why he doesn’t just drop the price all the time forever, since he would keep making more money. This is the large scale, hands off, space battle simulator, with big space ships and explosions. Demo here, RPS coverage here.
1C Complete Collection – £59.99/€59.99/$69.99
The 1C Complete Collection is a complete collection of all of 1C’s games that are on Steam. Now, this is only an OK deal for UK folk, but it is a much better deal when your money says “In god we trust” on it. Not only do you pay a lesser price, but you get the first “Death to spies” game, which is seemingly unavailable on Steam in the UK. Highlights include: Men of War + Expansion, Cryostasis, Death to Spies + Expansion, Necrovision and King’s Bounty + Expansion. Plus lots of car games, and a few other bits and bobs. Anyone particularly interested in this: I recommend getting a sympathetic yank to gift it to you, then you can paypal them the cash (although I suggest trying to tax them for some tea too!).
Deal of the week
X-COM: Complete Pack – £2/€2/$2
You can find lots of RPS flavoured words about the undying strategy/roleplaying/everything series here; I expect the comments thread here will be full of people who have very fond memories of them. And what will Ken Levine’s rumoured reimagining be like?