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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Thing Thing

Edit: Nearly forgot! Saint’s Row: The Third for £11.99. Apply coupon “pcgamer20”, registers on Steam. Go get.

Here’s your cheap games for this fine weekend. We’ve got games about shooting things, games about telling little men to shoot things, and even games not about shooting things. All bases covered then. For cut priced games pumped into your browser windows around the clock, is the website you’re looking for. Bucket go!
Serious Sam 3: BFE for the cheaps
Registers on Steam.
GetGames website is acting a bit funny for me. It’s not letting me add the regular version of Serious Sam 3: BFE to my basket, but it is also displaying the Seriously Digital Edition for the same price (£10.19/€13.59/$13.59, I think erroneously). Just me, or is it playing up for everyone else? Here’s Wot Alec thought:

it doesn’t get lost in its own joke, it is nothing short of magnificent in its destruction and its technology and it is absolutely, 100% dumb. It is sad, in a way, that it took Serious Sam coming back and doing more or less the same thing, but bigger, louder, crazier, to remind us once again of why we really play first-person shooters, and what wonderful, ridiculous sights and sensation games which are about placing a reticule over things and pressing fire can achieve if only they were honest about their own, gloriously stupid, testosteroneal nature. We don’t seem capable of learning Sam’s lesson for long – but, as before, it’s one you can be damn sure you’ll love hearing. Essential, glorious, braindead, monstrous: Sam as he ever was, and quite frankly we need him more now than ever.

But it’s not just BFE that’s available for cheap, there’s still some time left on the Indie Royale Serious Sam Lightning pack, including all the games from the Serious Sam Indie Series, and the original First & Second Encounter.
Disclaimer: I work for Indie Royale/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – £8.99/€14.99/$14.99
Registers on Steam.
This was a quid cheaper last week, but I think a few people chose not to get it because GAME took more than 48 hours to send out serials to lots of people. £9 is still a great deal, and they’ve also got the (probably not worth getting) Augmented Edition, a bundle of the base game + The Missing Link DLC and The Missing Link DLC on it’s own reduced too. Here’s Wot John thought, and lots and lots more RPS coverage here.

Space Pirates and Zombies – £2.79/€3.59/$3.99
I just grabbed this last night, and it seems pretty cool. I’m not quite down with the controls just yet, and it has a bit of a habbit of throwing chunks of text at you (although that is likely just because I’m only at the start of the game). It’s a sort of 2D top down Freelancer, and the graphics are rather cool. Was that friend of RPS TotalBiscuit I heard narrating the intro? That Quinns chap scrawled down his impressions of this back when it was still in beta.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – £3.74/€2.49/$4.99
Registers on Steam.
They’ve actually got a big Warhammer sale on, but this seems to be the best deal by a fair margin. Here’s Alec opining on this in two parts:

The reason to play is to entertain yourself, and ascertaining the attack combinations that both deal out the most damage in the quickest time and most delight your eyes is the lynchpin of that. In singleplayer it is an action-RPG more than it is an RTS, but surprisingly the desire for more experience points and loot isn’t its backbone. Part of that is that you know in advance what the main reward for each mission will be. This neatly removes the obsessive hunt for stuff during the mission. You know full well you’re going to get that shiny prize anyway, so you can relax and enjoy the fighting that much more.

Deal of the week
Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale, Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter, Icewind Dale: Trials of the Luremaster, Icewind Dale II, Planescape: Torment & The Temple of Elemental Evil – £6.38/€7.56/$9.99
Gosh that’s a lot of game, isn’t it? These all basically fall into the category of Not My Sort Of Thing tm, but I know that there’s a great deal of fondness for these old RPGs. Don’t blame me, I was but a child when the first of these came out. Some guy called Kieron did a retrospective of Planescape: Torment, go read it!

Also of note:
Strategy First Promo
Victoria Complete – $2.50
DETOUR – £2.20/€2.54/$3.39 is the place to be if you like games to cost less than what they might usually cost.

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