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The RPS Bargain Bucket: By Royal Command

It’s the weekend, time to party hard and buy cheap digital fun. Here’s your weekly guide to gaming reductions from all over the internet. Head to SavyGamer.co.uk if you fancy checking out even more discounted games.
Hitman: Bloody Money – £1.49/€2.49/$2.49
They’ve got Hitman: Codename 47 and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin for the same price too, but Blood Money seems to be the fan favourite. Jim likes it too:

Blood Money is, like all the great puzzle games, about bettering yourself. You’re not just completing the game, you’re doing so with style. Also, as if you needed another reason to go back and dig out Blood Money, there is no other game to which, while playing, you can respond to the question “what are you up to?” with the answer: “I’m waiting on the sidewalk until the clown comes out of the house. Then I’ll strangle him, put on his clothes, and put him in the boot of his own van.” At which point your girlfriend leaves your cup to tea and backs away rather too quietly. No sudden moves…

All the Tex Murphy games – £8.97/€10.60/$14.36
Includes (and individual prices):
Tex Murphy 1+2 – £2.63/€3.09/$4.19
Tex Murphy: Overseer – £4.37/€5.16/$6.99
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive – £4.37/€5.16/$6.99
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon – £4.37/€5.16/$6.99
A bunch of old pointy clickers that I haven’t played. Mr Walker has though, and he says this about the series:

You know what some people are wrong about? The Tex Murphy games. Some people are way wrong about them, because they incorrectly think that the inclusion of FMV and old fashioned adventure gaming means something is automatically bad. In fairness it’s not a poor rule to live by – it’s pretty much true otherwise. But not for Tex. The Tex Murphy games managed to both mock the corniness of the genre, while carrying a surprising emotional weight.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – £4.95/€5.85/$7.92
Registers on Steam.
This is only discounted on the UK D2D site, but luckily is available to order worldwide. D2D USA must be too busy with their “Boobies” promotion, selling PDFs of pictures of female game characters. Lara: GOL is very fun game, it’s got big balls (steady) that you can roll over the baddies, a spear that goes THWACK! and sticks in the baddies, and all coop jumping and puzzle solving action you could possibly want. Here’s wot John thinks.

Deal of the week
Gothic Bundle – £18.35/€21.68/$29.38
Apply coupon “SURVEY2010″.
Includes:
Gothic II [Gold]
Gothic 3 [Goatee Edition]
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods
Arcania: Gothic 4
Missing the first game, but otherwise this is the full set. You can find Alec’s impressions of the most recent one here. £6 a pop for three games, two of them with expansions, seems like a great deal, especially since I’ve not yet seen ArcaniA for less than a tenner yet.

Bonus UK only deals
Dead Space 2 – £17.95
Dragon Age 2 – £19.95
I haven’t used Game Points Now, so can’t personally vouch for them, but I’ve asked around and not found anyone who’s had any trouble with them. These will likely be keys that have been gutted from retail copies, which you then activate on EA Downloader. Jim told us wot he thinks about Dead Space 2 here, and you can see 55 minutes of blury web-stream-o-vision footage of the recently gone gold Dragon Age 2 here.

Dawn of War II: Retribution – £19.99/€29.95/$29.95
Whilst this offer is available to everyone, it’s only much use to UK people. The Steam price for this is £29.99/€29.99/$29.99, so GamersGate is cheaper for UK folk (and it registers on Steam anyway). I guess if you collect those blue coins that GamersGate hand out with every purchase, you might prefer to buy it from them. It’ll get you 1,845 points, equivalent to £1.15.

Also of note:
Deus Ex [Goatee Edition] – £1.49/€2.49/$2.49

To get lots cheap games pumped directly into your web browser, go to SavyGamer.co.uk.

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