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The RPS Bargain Bucket: I'm Not Here

Greetings from the past, readers. For a change, I’ve decided to spend this Saturday in a field in Somerset, waiting for Glastonbury festival to start. As such, I had a poke around on Thursday, and found some of the best deals that were already available for this weekend, and have stuck them in a wordpress time capsule, set to go live right about now. SavyGamer‘s going to be quiet (but probably not silent) whilst I’m away, and I’ve drafted in some subs for next week’s bucket. Since I’ll be missing some of the last minute discounts, please share any noteworthy games on sale in the comments.Sword of the Stars Complete Collection – £4.49/Similar price in other currencies
This is on sale on both Impulse and GamersGate, for the UK it’s cheaper from Impulse, but for other regions I am not sure, so I suggest you check both to find which is cheapest for you. This complete collection comes with Born of Blood, A Murder of Crows and Argos Naval Yard expansions.

F.E.A.R. Collection – £9.99/€9.99/$9.99
F.E.A.R. 3 is out next week, so what better time to buy all of the old ones for cheap instead of the new one. This collection includes: F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point, F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin & Reborn DLC. Poor form on the regional price bollocks front, that’s an obscene price hike for GBP. Fear 1 was enjoyable enough, but I was never too fussed to seek out more. Keiron didn’t seem to think the sequel was anything to shout about either, but sometimes to shoot is enough. R3ad RPS cov3rag3 of the n3w on3 h3r3.

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, Gridrunner Revolution, Metal Drift, Starscape & Zombie Driver – £6.79/€8.79/$9.99
The first of Steam’s weekend indie bundles, here you get five games for roughly what any of them would sell for on their own. Kieron was a bit adoring of AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!, Gridrunner Revolution is brilliant, Zombie Driver is fun enough (and does basically what it says on the tin). The other two are unknown quantities to me, but as is often the case with these bundles, it’s worth the price based on a couple of the games alone, and it’s always nice to be surprised by a game.

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda, Atom Zombie Smasher, Capsized, Machinarium & Swords and Soldiers HD – £6.69/€9.69/$9.99
The second of Steam’s weekend indie bundles, here you also get five games for roughly what any of them would sell for on their own. Here’s WITs from the RPS archives for Atom Zombie Smasher, Capsized, Machinarium & Swords and Soldiers HD. This seems like it’s possibly the better of the two bundles this week, although it will largely depend in your tastes, and which games (if any) you have already bought. It’s a shame they aren’t giving you gift licenses for duplicate games huh?

Deal of the week
Defense Grid: Gold – £2.90/Similar price in other currencies.
This includes the original game plus the Resurgence and Borderlands DLC packs. Anyone played either of those DLC packs? It’s a brilliant deal for the game on its own regardless. There has been a lot of decent indie tower defence games over the last few years, we’re really spoiled for choice, but for my money Defense Grid is still one of the best around. RPS coverage here.

Also of note:
Europa Universalis 3 Complete – £2.49/€3.74/$3.74
Europa Universalis 3 Chronicles – £6.24/€7.49/$7.49

You can find lots more cheap games on SavyGamer.co.uk.

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