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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Illness Developing

My insides are riddled with post-Develop conference flu, I have a massive mouth ulcer which I am 100% blaming on the Brighton sea air, and I’m still feeling somewhat sleep deprived. It’s the bargain bucket! Yay. That’s about as much enthusiasm as I can muster right now. I guess I should tap out a list some games what you can get for cheaper than they normally cost before I load up and all things menthol and drift into a drug induced slumber. is still going. Lets do this thing, it’s the *cough* bargain bucket.

Pure – £5.03/€5.95/$7.70
Great little quad biking game. The presentation is really over the top, and some of the big jumps are just silly. This came out back in 2008, an ancient time when John saw fit to describe the 1.9gb demo as “enormous”. Pure lets you customise your quad bike with all different bits of equipment you unlock, but it also lets you press a button and it automatically makes the best quad bike for you. The trick system could do with a little more depth, and you might want to switch off the racers’ voices, but I really liked this game. It’s great looking too.

Darwinia – £3
Pretty certain this is UK only. Darwinia was available as part of the Introversion pack for £5 in the Steam pack, but if you missed out on it back then this is a great deal too. It’s a bizarre little universe with a clever strategy game living inside it. The source code was made available recently, and there is a digital mountain of RPS coverage here. Kieron also reviewed it for Eurogamer.

Strategy First Promo
I’ve never played any of these, can I go back to bed now?

Deal of the week
Metro 2033 – $12.50
USA only I’m afraid, although despite the fact that you’re buying it direct from THQ, you just get a Steamworks code, so those of you outside of the USA can pretty easily just get a yankee friend to buy it for you. $12.50 is equivalent to £8.17/€9.66. UK folk can buy it from THQ for £39.99 if you want. Alec let us know what he thinks of it here.

Also of note:
Other THQ Steamworks games on sale: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Saints Row 2. They also have non-Steamworks games on sale here.

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