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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Unrivalled Precision

Happy weekend! Hope you’re all looking forward to enjoying a nice relaxing day playing digital games on your information workstations. If you want to buy some new games, then here’s a selection of some that cost a bit less than what they usually cost, and you can download them right away. To keep your finger on the pulse of discount gaming throughout the week, head over to SavyGamer.co.uk. Here’s this week’s deals:

Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition – £9.95/€11.25/$15.95
This includes GTA4, The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony all in one mega game. Back when this came out only the highest end of all the computers could run it really well, but today’s high end PCs should be able to run it a treat, and maybe even jack the draw distance right up too. That Kieron bloke reviewed the original game for Eurogamer, and had this to say:

a genuinely ground-breaking blockbuster in videogame history. There were moments playing GTA IV that I thought back to my initial experiences with games, and realised exactly how far we’ve come. There’s never been anything quite like GTA IV in the world. That there makes me genuinely happy to be a gamer.

There might be more opinion hiding somewhere in the RPS archive, but the tags from 2008 are all a mess, and I can’t find it. Thanks guys. All the other Rockstar games are on sale too (UK/USA).

Resident Evil 5 – £9.99/€14.99/$14.99
Good port of the the rubbish Resi Evil, this is a tepid follow up to RE4 that is probably largely salvaged when you play it in coop, but as a single player game it’s not a patch on it’s predecessor. Sadly the PC port of RE4 was rubbish, and the real sequels to RE4 (God Hand, Vanquish and now Shadows of the Damned) haven’t had Windows Box releases. Maybe when they do the HIGH DEFINITION rerelease of RE4 on the consoles, they’ll put out a decent PC version of it too.

50% off Strategy First games
GOG have got a big long list of games from Strategy First, all for 50% off, so they’re all £1.84/€2.08/$2.99 or £3.08/€3.48/$4.99 each. The selection includes the currently being remade Jagged Alliance 1 & 2, and assorted other “classics” that I haven’t got a clue about. Damn my lack of years. I bet the collective knowledge of you lot can help sort between the must haves and the duffers from this selection.

Duke Nukem Forever – £22.49/€37.49/$37.49
Registers on Steam.
Out now. Alec liveblogged his playing of this yesterday, and made a whole load of poignant observations like “It’s funnny because they have funny voices.”, “there isn’t any more poo to play with” and “AN ALIEN HAS BEEN PUNCHED IN THE FACE.” I’m going to be putting together the most comprehensive, in depth review of DNF possible, with unrivalled precision, analysing every single pixel in huge detail. Expected publication date is sometime 2025, but it might get delayed.

Deal of the week
Plants vs Zombies – £2.55/4.50/$4.95
Did you all see the brilliant rude joke in this? It’s probably funnier and ruder than everything in DNF put together. Check the almanac listing for the Garlic plant. My only real complaint about this game is the rubbish resolution support (max resolution is 800×600), but at least Popcap have confirmed that all their future PC games will support up to 1920×1200. John’s adoring review is here, and more RPS coverage here. I wonder if they’re working on a PvZ2, or maybe a Peggle 2, or maybe they’re going to cut out the middle man and send their staff into people’s homes at 3am to poke them in the face.

For cheap games direct to your web browser throughout the week, head to SavyGamer.co.uk.

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