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The RPS Bargain Bucket: For Everyone Else

The weekend is a time for lie-ins, bacon sandwiches and PC games that are cheaper than what they normally cost. Are you ready for the Bargain Bucket? Your shining beacon in the mist of recommended retail price. Make sure to check SavyGamer.co.uk for regular updates about what games are cheap. Here’s this week’s selection:

Command & Conkers – £3.74/€4.99/$4.99ish
Specifically:
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars – £3.74/€4.99/$7.49
Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath – £3.74/€4.99/$4.99
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – £3.74/€4.99/$4.99
Red Alert 3: Uprising – £3.74/€2.49/$4.99
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight – £3.74/€12.49/$4.99
No, it makes no sense to me that Uprising and Tiberian Twilight cost the same as each other in the UK, but Tiberian Twilight is five times the price of Uprising in Euros. It’s also bizarre seeing a sale on the C&C games without even having any of the Westwood games included. Red Alert 2 was the C&C game I personally spent the most time with, and I don’t think I’ve touched a C&C game since. Which of these shiny new ones is most worth giving a try? I hear C&C4 requires a constant internet connection.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory – £4.19 (UK Only?). Apply coupon “ACB18MARCH”.
I can’t seem to find any way of accessing the Ubistore for people outside of the UK, so I’m not sure if this offer is available elsewhere, but the coupon “ACB18MARCH” will get you 40% off anything excluding preorders, although with their high standard prices, it’s not much of a saving on most things. This is my favourite of the Splinter Cells. Before it became a third person shooter like most of the other third person shooters, it was a smart, challenging, open ended stealth ’em up. CT has the best soundtrack of the series too.

Crysis 2 [Limited Edition], PC – £23.96/€28.09. Apply coupon “vatfree”.
Sorry if you’re in the USA, this deal will not be available to you. For everyone else, this is the cheapest Crysis 2 preorder going, and nearly half the price of the console versions. You’ll have to be quick, because the coupon “vatfree” was actually supposed to expire already if the terms and conditions I read last week are still true. RPS coverage here.

Men of War: Assault Squad – £16.65/€19.95/$23.29. Apply coupon “RPSmenofwar”.
Not quite as good as the half price offer they had last week, but Get Games have kindly issued us a coupon for 30% off the now released co-op centric strategy expansion. This is still Wot Jim Thinks:

what Assault Squad does do is transform and reinvigorate Men Of War as a multi-player game, as well as set itself in stone as one of the greatest and grandest co-op games available. It’s precisely this kind of overwrought game that only the PC can do, and I feel thrilled and delighted that it exists. You should too.

Demo still here.

Deal of the week
The Undergarden – £2.80/€3.20/$4
This exploratory neon puzzler found it’s way into John’s heart when he told us Wot He Thinks:

My game-hating girlfriend genuinely had her mind changed about what games can be by briefly watching me play. I keep wanting to play it for a couple more hours. I’ve replayed levels I’ve completed twice before not just because I want to find the gem I may have missed, but because I want to play it some more. And then there was the extraordinary moment when I thought I was finished, very satisfied with the experience and happy to recommend it, when I noticed the portal at the centre of the hub screen and realised I was only halfway through. That’s a special treat.

Demo here.

Also of note:
The “SURVEY2010” coupon for 10% off anything at Impulse expires on Monday.
Arx Fatalis – £2.23/€2.61/$3.59
Total Annihilation – £2.78/€3.98/$3.98
Master of Orion – £1.25/€1.48/$1.48
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares – £1.75/€2/$2
The Witcher – £5.98/€7.98/$7.98
Spellforce [Platinum Edition] – £4.49/€4.99/$4.99
Spellforce 2 [Gold Edition] – £8.99/€9.99/$9.99
Spellforce 1 + 2 – £11.49/€12.49/$12.49
Cricket Revolution – 99p/€0.99/99c
ProtoGalaxy – £3.49/€4.49/$4.99. Or 4-pack for £2.12/€3.75/$3.75 each.

EU/UK only:
Zeit 2 – £2.80/3.28. Apply coupon “vatfree”. Registers on Steam.
Empire and Napoleon [Goatee Edition] – £6/€7.03. Apply coupon “vatfree”. Registers on Steam.

UK only:
Alien Vs Predator (2010) – £5.09. Registers on Steam.

Remember to visit SavyGamer.co.uk for your up to the minute guide to what games are cheap right now.

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