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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Trapped Within

Who wants to stay inside playing computer games this weekend? I sure know I do. If you want to treat yourself to a slice of digital fun for not very much money, compiled herein are this weekends finest download special offers for your appraisal. If you still want more, I continue to keep watch over the best deals in gaming across all platforms throughout the week over at SavyGamer.co.uk. Here’s your bargain bucket:

LA Noire – £3.15/€3.82/$4.99
This is ostensibly only available to citizens of the USA, but word on the street is that if you enter a USA billing address (even if it is not your own) Amazon will let you buy this from anywhere in the world. Some card issuers may charge a fee for the privilege. Here’s wot Alec thought this:

It’s not Rockstar’s strongest hour, but it is perhaps their most ambitious – and thus is one to check out, especially for the faces, dialogue and the rare chance to see a multi-million dollar budget spent on an adventure game, of all things.

LA Noire is a stylish and exceptionally clever game, but unfortunately most of that cleverness is trapped within its own head: a mad professor who becomes exasperated at his faithful assistant’s endless incorrect guesses, but who never thinks to explain how his crazy mind really works.

The Darkness II – £7.88/€9.55/$12.49
Similar to LA Noire, you’ll have to have a USA billing address on your Amazon account to buy this, although this one registers on Steam. I was rather fond of the original The Darkness, but I’ve not played this follow up yet. Luckily I know a man who has. Take it away John:

It’s a decent, if overly-busy shooter, a cacophony of gore and screaming. But it’s also a surprisingly smart take on familiar territory, with some really interesting twists. I really was only expecting brains to feature when splattered across my monitor.

More here.

The Baconing, Beat Hazard, Madballs in… Babo: Invasion, Plain Sight & Sol Survivor – £2.52/€3.06/$4
A collection of indie games bundled together for cheap. What will they think of next. This is a pay what you want deal, with a minimum of $4. These all activate on Steam, and when certain milestones are achieved, they add extra stuff to your bundle, and it looks like they’re on track to add a host of DLC for the included games soon.

Interplay Promo at GOG
Assorted games from Interplay’s back catalogue at £1.89/€2.29/$2.99 a pop. Available for cheap are the Descent games, the older Fallout games, Freespace 1 & 2, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Kingpin: Life of Crime, MDK 1+2 (although it’s not the HD version of MDK2), Messiah, Sacrifice and loads loads more. There’s probably something for everyone here, so take a good look at the list.

Deal of the week
1C Complete Pack – £17.04/€19.64/$20.92
More Russian PC gaming goodness than you can shake a stick at. Here you get all the Men of War games (except for new release Condemned Heroes), both Death to Spies games, all the King’s Bounty games, all the Alien Shooters, both NecroVision games, Pathologic, and loads loads more. All for the you might normally pay for just one game. 85 games in total, and whilst you might already own some of them, and no doubt some of them are a bit naff, it’s still incredi-value. Lots of them are individually discounted too, if you want to go à la carte.

Also of note:
Gothic Complete Pack – £9.99/€12.49/$12.49
Wargame: European Escalation – £17.99/€26.99/$23.99
Mount & Blade Collection – £6.24/€7.49/$7.49
Cargo: The Quest for Gravity – £1.89/€2.29/$2.99
Hearts of Iron III – £1.26/€1.53/$2
Serious Sam 3: BFE – £7.57/€9.18/$12. Registers on Steam.
Metro 2033 – £3.15/€3.82/$4.99. Registers on Steam.
Waves – £5.59/€6.39/$7.99. Optionally registers on Steam.
Need for Speed: Shift 2: Unleashed – £3.15/€3.82/$4.99. Optionally registers on Origin.

For a constantly updated record of all the discounted games, you can rely on SavyGamer.co.uk

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