Here’s your essential weekly guide to living in the “post-full-price” world, all the cheapest downloads from across the internet compiled into one handy list for your appraisal. There’s all sorts going this week, and I bet there’s probably something for everyone. If you don’t find something that tickles your fancy here, have a poke around SavyGamer.co.uk for more recent discounts on game for all formats.
Kudos – £2.10/€2.40/$2.99
Kudos 2 – £3/€3/$4.50
Apply coupon “HOTMUFFINS”.
Cliffski described these as “indie life sims”, so presumably you get points for listening to Pavement, dressing in vintage clothing and letting your fringe cover your eyes. I wonder when we’re going to get to hear about the next positech game? This discount is available til next Saturday, and there are demos of both games here and here, and RPS coverage here.
Global Agenda – £3.25/€3.99/$4.99
Hi-Rez Studios have dropped the price of Global Agenda this weekend, and are donating all proceeds to the Red Cross. There also seems to be loads of 50% off coupons floating around, I think they have been giving them out to current players to spread the word, and one SavyGamer reader dumped a load (most of which still work) in the comments here. Even without the coupon it is half price, but hopefully there are enough coupons for everyone. RPS coverage here.
Interesting elements of Pathologic included its magical realist plot, its morally ambiguous tone that saw you making all sorts of horrible decisions, how it made you as a player start thinking similarly to the healer you chose, its moments of horror and its uniquely cruel and unrelenting atmosphere. Playing Pathologic felt like having a noose slowly tighten around your neck, both mechanically and narratively, and that more gamers didn’t get the most out of it at release is to be lamented. All together now: What a shame.
It doesn’t get discounted very often either. RPS coverage here.
Monday Night Combat – £6.69/€7.69/$9.99
Also available as a 4-pack for £4.99/€5.75/$7.50 each.
This game is a ton of fun, but you don’t need me to tell you that because there is a free weekend happening right now, go find out for yourselves. Still need convincing? Well it’s a fast paced third person shooter, where if you get bored of third person shooting you can do some tower defencing, and a tower defence where if you get bored you can do some third person shooting. The versus battles have a really nice rhythm to them, and if you get stuck in a rut of deaths, there’s always other ways to help your team that don’t involve a head on assault with the baddies. It’s really easy to lose a couple of hours to. RPS coverage here.
Deal of the week
Classic RPGs – £4.19/€4.76/$6.74 each
Apply coupon “SURVEY2010″.
Don’t stone me, but I’ve not properly played any of the games. I know that many consider the Baldur’s Gate games to be amongst the better RPGs ever, but I could never get into them. Don’t let my lack of taste stop you from enjoying them though, I don’t recall having seen any of these discounted for a long time, so buy away.
Neverwinter Nights Diamond (Neverwinter Nights, Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark, Kingmaker)
Baldur’s Gate Complete (Baldur’s Gate, Tales of the Sword Coast)
Baldur’s Gate II Complete (Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal)
Icewind Dale Complete (Icewind Dale, Heart of Winter, Trials of the Luremaster)
Icewind Dale 2
Not sure how these versions compare to the probably fiddled with GOG versions, anyone tried running the impulse versions on modern computers? Encounter any problems?
Also of note:
Victoria 2 – £9.98/€11.98/$11.98
Darksiders – £5/€7.50/$10
King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame – £2.02/€2.31/$3.28. Apply coupon “SURVEY2010″ (Note: Missing the multiplayer).
Bonus Mac only deal:
Where did that come from? Can’t say I’ve seen all too many Mac exclusive gaming deals worth people’s attention in the past, but since the launch of the Mac App Store, there’s a few to be sure. For example:
VVVVVV, Mac – £1.19/€1.59/$1.99.
I guess I will have to keep an eye on the app store too these days.
Be sure to visit SavyGamer.co.uk for discounted games throughout the week.