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The RPS Bargain Bucket: No Space Robots

No one tells us what to write about. You may think that our every decision is made by some sort of alien space robot who controls all our whims, but you’d be wrong. We’re not a number. We’re a free… website? Here’s this week’s staunchly independent roundup of discounted PC Gaming. Remember to head to throughout the week for more cheap games.

Battlefield 1943 – £7.49
Apply coupon “VoucherCodes.com25%” to get this price.
I’ve not been able to check if this works for people outside of the UK. I tried a few proxies, but couldn’t to the stage that it would let me add the coupon, and EA’s store is kinda funny with how it handles different regions. Let me know if you get it to work. This is the best preorder price you’ll see for the upcoming PC release of the cut-down console version of Battlefield, if you’re not too busy with Bad Company 2 now.

Shattered Horizon – £7.49/€9.99/$9.99
Half price when bought individually, but you can save even more by splitting a 4 pack, (£5.62/€7.50/$7.50 each). This is completely free this weekend, so if you want to give this gravity free FPS a try before you buy, get downloading. It’s a pretty fantastic looking game, and whilst initially disorienting, the “there is no up” control scheme is rather cool. RPS coverage here.
WARNING: You need a DX10 OS (Vista/7) and DX10 card to play this.

The Witcher – £7.48/€9.98/$9.98
No matter which version of The Witcher you have, the Enhanced Edition and Director’s Cut stuff is available to you already. This is the opinion splitting, boobie showing RPG from CD Projekt. Supposedly The Witcher 2 is going to be out early next year, so you’ve got plenty of time to play this one before the sequel comes out. Demo here, RPS coverage here.

Supreme Commander 2 – £12.49/€16.49/$10.99
Another better deal for people in the USA. In fact, if you’re in the UK, you are better off just grabbing it from Amazon. The retail version is a Steamworks release. I’ve only played the demo of this, and only on the 360 (I was curious to see if they had come up with a workable controller interface, and it wasn’t actualy that bad). What do you lot think of this? RPS coverage here.

Deal of the week
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time – £5.18/€6.26/$7.49
The game of the game of the game, not the game of the movie of the game. This is a fantastic game, good enough that Ubisoft could coast by making mediocre sequel followed by mediocre sequel and still sell plenty of games for several years after its release. I never played the PC version, although it’s from before the times that PC games did a good job of supporting controllers, so you’ll be wanting Xpadder or something. It’s a physical puzzler, where more often that not your puzzle is “Get from A to B”. The complexity of the puzzles builds gradually, and instead of just throwing new abilities and powerups at you, it just teaches you to use the skills that you had from the very beginning of the game in new ways. This Ubisoft game has the groundbreaking feature of avoiding displaying utter contempt for it’s customers, by allowing you play the game you have paid for without having to be connected to Ubisoft servers at all times. The discount comes off after you have added it to your basket.

Also of note:
Beyond Good and Evil – £5.18/€6.26/$7.49
Psychonauts – £5.18/€6.26/$7.49
Warfare – £2.73/€3.30/$3.95
Civilization IV: Complete Edition – $9.99 (USA only)
Doctor Who: City of the Daleks – Free (UK only)

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