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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bat-Subtitle

Are you in the mood for buying a game for not very much money? Well you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the bargain bucket, wherein I catalogue the finest cut-price electronic entertainment software for your computer-box every weekend. If you’re craving for gaming value isn’t satiated by this lot, get yourself over to for regular updates on what games are cheap across all platforms.Breath of Death VII & Cthulhu Saves the World – 99p/€0.99/$1.49
Discounted no doubt in part as a sneaky marketing thing from Zeboyd to help get people talking about their newest game, Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness 3, which they’re right now showing off to the eager audience at PAX. For your pennies here you get a pair of low-fi, laugh out loud funny, retro inspired RPGs. Packed with self referential humour, absurdly fast paced (turn based) battles and genre-lampooning parodies, these two RPGs are worth easily far more than the asking price. Here’s wot John thought of Cthulhu Saves the World.

Black Market, Cardinal Quest, Devil Whiskey, Kenshi, Puckbang, Steel Storm: Burning Retribution & Wanderlust: Rebirth – £3.99/€4.99/$5.99
It looks like GamersGate are getting in on Bundle Madness 2012. Here’s six games, and some bonus stuff, for roughly the kind of pricing you might normally pay for any of the individual games. It’s pay what you want, the prices I’ve quoted are the minimum, but GamersGate only take their commission from the minimum amount, with any extra you decide to pay going entirely into the pockets of the developers in question. I ain’t played any of these, how are they?

Alien Zombie Megadeath, Astro Tripper, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Explodemon & Hack, Slash, Loot – £2.94/€3.56/$4.67 at time of writing
The latest Indie Royale features a pretty diverse range of games. There’s Smith-loved Dungeon Crawler Hack, Slash, Loot, Meer-adored sci-fi tower defence, Defense Grid: The Awakening, and a host of other games wot there’s no opinion of on the RPS mainframe. If you want to see behind Explodemon’s explosive curtain, they’ve also included the original prototype version made in game maker.

Might & Magic Promo at GOG
I’ve never played any of these games (except Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t really count), but they’re generally spoken about with a certain degree of reverence. GOG have lobbed 50% off the asking price of all of these games for this weekend, making them either a bit of spare change each, or £26.40/€32/$41.90 for the whole lot. Which Might & Magic game do you think is the best one? Which is the best entry point for the series?

Deal of the week
Batman: Arkham City – £9.99/$14.99
This offer is available in the UK, USA, Canada, and what looks to me like most of Europe (Europeans will want to use the UK link). This is the best price I’ve seen yet for the caped crusaders’ latest video game adventure. Here’s wot Adam thought of this:

I wouldn’t hesitate to say it’s one of the best games I’ve played this year. There is an enormous amount to do and now that I’m finished, I feel free to do it, no longer constrained by the fate of Gotham I can solve all those side stories. And even though I have a redwood-like backlog, I think that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

More over here.

Also of Note:
MX vs ATV: Reflex – £3.75/Similar prices in other currencies. Registers on Steam.
Titan Quest [Gold Edition] – £3.75/Similar prices in other currencies.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River – £3.99/€3.99/$3.99

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