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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Will Rise Again

Happy Jesus Egg weekend! I’m glad RPS has reverted back to 2010, or I was going to have to find out the details of a sale at WHSmiths or something. I’m back from PAX, and ready to serve up a metaphorical platter of PC game cheapness. As always, SavyGamer.co.uk is the where all the cheap games hang out.

VVVVVV – £7.19/€8.08/$10.93
Go Get Got Games Go, or whatever Eurogamer’s DD outlet is called, finally has a purpose. You can save £1.80 on VVVVVV! OK, that’s not a huge saving, but it is a wonderful little game, and this is the cheapest it has ever been. You can read my reVVVVVView here, and Wot Kieron thinks here. It’s kind of surprising that such a nice timid bloke could make something so viciously difficult. It is the right kind of difficult though, the kind where it simply forces you to be better at the game until you are good enough to beat the more difficult bits. Demo here and RPS coverage here.

Red Faction Guerilla – 874 MS Points
Microsoft must have a pretty big “Create seemingly random pricing policy inconsistencies” department, and they are doing a bang up job. In their recent series of promotions for GFWLGOD (Pronounced “GEE EFF DOUBLE YOU ELL GEE OH DEE”), where they have had a big push for their Digital Distribution service, in concurrent weeks they have: Quoted the price in Pounds, Quoted the price in their own fictitious currency, and not quoted any price at all. This week it is the fun smashy open world hammer-em-up that is the source of all confusion. You’re allowed to pay in pounds. You’re also allowed to let Microsoft sod off and wait until it is on sale at one of the competent outlets. Bad MS, no working link for you. Must try harder.

Borderlands – £14.99/€24.99/$24.99
A pretty good discount already, but if you buddy up into groups of four you can get it for £11.25/€18.75/$18.75 each. I grabbed it yesterday and sunk 76 minutes into it, and definitely enjoyed what I played so far. It’s a little overwhelming at first, what with all the different weapons, but I definitely like what I have played so far. It surprised me just how much it did feel like a shooter, I was expecting it to feel less like I was shooting a dude in the face, and more like I was clicking on a dude to make my man do a shoot at him. It seems a shame that they are not discounting the DLC at all, but perhaps a part of the reason that they discounted the game is that they want more potential customers for the DLC. RPS Group MEGAVERDICT over here, and other RPS coverage here.

Fallout – £1.96/€2.21/$2.99
As part of their rather excellent Spring Promo, GOG have got the first Fallout game for half price. They also have Beyond Good and Evil and Myst for cheap too, I picked Fallout largely because it is really really cheap, but also last time I played it, I seriously struggled to get it to work nicely on a modern OS. Anyone with the GOG version, how is it?

Deal of the week
Irukandji & Bullet Candy Perfect, PC – Whatever you want
Charlie, of Charlie’s games, has bundled together two of his bright light shootey games for £Radiohead. Minimum spend is $1, but as always with these kind of things, spending the minimum pretty much just covers the transaction costs, so I reckon give him around $5. Irukandji is an upwards scrolling shooter, where you have to avoid the bullets, but make sure yours hit the baddies. Bullet Candy Perfect is a twin stick shooter, where one stick is your mouse, and the other is your keyboard. Both are funtimes. Whilst you are at his site, you should probably grab Space Phallus for free too.

Also of note:
King’s Bounty The Legend – £4.97/€4.97/$4.97
Death To Spies: Gold Edition – £17.47/€17.47/$17.47
AI War: Fleet Command – £5.99/€6.99/$9.99
AI Wars: The Zenith Remnant – £3.49/€4.49/$4.99
Super Power 2 – £2.23/€2.23/$2.23
Joint Operations Combined Arms: Gold – £4.93/€ 5.54/$7.50

Head to SavyGamer.co.uk for more cheap games.

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