I may be grumpy, and have a horrible cold this weekend, but that doesn’t stop the games from being cheap. Games are always cheap. For evidence of this phenomenon, consult with the constantly updated record of gaming value I keep over at SavyGamer.co.uk. You ponder these cheap games, and I’m going to crawl back into bed. Could someone bring me a Lemsip with a splash of Southern Comfort please?
Section 8: Prejudice – £3.62/€4.16/$5.95
Presumably “Prejudice” in the title refers to the fact that this is part of a shooter sale that is only on the USA D2D site, not the UK one. Luckily most European countries are allowed to buy Section 8: Prejudice from the USA site, including the UK, so it should be purchasable for most of you. I hear this is pretty good, are any of you lot playing it regularly these days?
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.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – £19.99
I think that this is probably UK only, but since I’m not outside the UK, I can’t test this theory. Shopto is a UK online retailer that has just launched their download service, and this is one of many rather excellent launch offers they have going. Here, instead of buying it from Steam, you buy from Shopto, and get emailed a code to plug into Steam when it comes out. This is £10 cheaper than the Steam price. It appears to be the [Bog Standard Edition], so it doesn’t have any of the stuff they are only including in the more expensive versions. RPS coverage here.
The Longest Journey almost vanished away unnoticed, another obscurity ranted about by a few, but never reaching any acclaim. In the mire of pre-millennial adventure gaming, it could so easily have been drowned by the density of its peers, ignored by pessimism, never given the chance it so strongly deserved. How it was joyously liberated from this fate is mysterious. And in mystery, there is magic. In The Longest Journey, there is magic.
And head over to Eurogamer for his retrospective of Dreamfall.
Also of note:
The Elder Something: Morrowind [Goatee Edition] & The Elder Something: Oblivion [Goatee Edition Deluxe], PC – £10.99/€14.99/$14.99
Might & Magic Promo at GOG
Darksiders – £4.99/€4.99/$4.99. Registers on Steam.
The A.Typical RPG – 79p/€0.99/$1.49
Far Cry 1 + 2 – £4.99/€6.25/$6.25
Introversion Complete Pack – £11.99/€19.99/$19.99
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut – 98p
Magicka – £1.99. Registers on Steam (so data smuggler friendly).
Death to Spies: Gold Edition – 98p
The Humble Indie Bundle 3 has three and a half days left
Quakecon Pack 2011 – £49.99/€69.99/$69.99. Includes all id and Bethesda games (that are on Steam).
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