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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Avoid Missing

Those prices just keep dropping. Digital games are getting cheaper by the week, and the bargain bucket has got the highlights of this weekend’s offerings sloshing around inside it right now, waiting for you to take a sip. As always, if you’re still thirsty for more cheap interactive entertainment software, has got the best deals on games on all platforms for you every day. Read on for this weeks best value downloads.Operation Flashpoint: Red River – £23.99/€39.99/$39.99
Fantastic preorder price if this is your sort of thing, except for Euro folk getting a bit of a rough deal. GetGames used to let you pick which currency you wanted to pay in, but they revamped their currency system, and it looks like that is no longer the case. Sir Quinns had a go on this in March, and said:

Red River might not appease anybody upset with the direction Codemasters are taking Flashpoint, but it certainly seems like a much more competent product, ready and able to tap into some of the ennui surrounding Call of Duty. When this game lands at the end of April, I’ll be very keen to take a closer look.

Alone in the Dark 1, 2 & 3 – £3.66/€4.15/$5.99
I played one of the Alone in the Dark games, on the Sega Saturn. I thought it was a bit rubbish. Not sure what else to say here, historians among you might find these of interest, but I think these are possibly a bit past their best now. Stop me if I’m wrong, any ardent AitDers out there? Would these games be palatable to a modern audience? At least they’re not trying to pass that rubbish newer one off as a good old game.

Max Payne 1 + 2 – £2.49/€2.49/$3.74
Activate your bullet-time and snap this deal up quick to avoid missing it, it’s not available for much longer (less than 24 hours). The PR choo choo train has geared up for the upcoming threequal again recently, with moody Max looking like he’s got a bit of a headache. Also on sale for a limited time, for the same price, is Bully: Scholarship Edition, and when these deals expire, they’ll be replaced by another 24 hour Rockstar sale. Then another on Sunday, you lucky things.

Just Cause 2 – £4.99/€4.99/$7.49
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It has been discounted to this price a few times before, but for a fiver you are getting a huge amount of game for your money. That’s roughly £2.49 per grappling hook, which is astonishing value in today’s market. Twas an RPS game of 2010, with Jim and John saying “the huge scope for rocketing around the island with various vehicles means you are immediately more inclined to amuse yourself with vehicular devastation than you are in any GTA clone” and “Nothing will top finding that hot-air balloon, or falling for so very, very long as a helicopter madly span out of control below me.”

Deal of the week
The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle – Whatever you want
The third Humble Indie Bundle, this time centred around Finish developer Frozenbyte. Your choose-your-own-donation gets you Trine, Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor, all of which can be activated on Steam, OnLive and Desura, are PC/Mac/Linux compatible, and come with OSTs. You also get to play around with Jack Claw, a cancelled prototype game (Windows only, with source code), and work in progress Splot, which will unlock when it’s finished. Excellent value, this lot would cost at least a fiver when on sale normally, and that seems like a fair donation to me.

Also of note:
Rise of Prussia – £2.96 (and roughly the same price in other currencies). Apply coupon “SURVEY2010”.
All things Gratuitous Space Battles 50% off.
Commandos sale
D2D’s 10% off preorders is a bit naff when they have had 20% off everything multiple times recently.
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