Let us commence the weekly ritual of expanding your library of video game entertainment software, by offering some currency to the various digital distributors and developers. Not much currency, mind, this is no Expensive Game Bucket. I don’t know what kind of games you like, but I bet you’ll like some of these. If you don’t, then either broaden your tastes or consult with SavyGamer.co.uk to find even more deals on games across all platforms.Interplay Promo at GOG
Some very good old games are available for £1.88/€2.35/$2.99 each. There’s the old Fallout games, Freespace, Descent, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business, Die by the Sword and some classic Shiny Entertainment titles like Earthworm Jim, MDK, Messiah & Sacrifice. You’re spoilt for choice here, really.
Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, BasketBelle, Mutant Mudds, Pineapple Smash Crew & Spirits – £3.39 at time of writing.
Price will fluctuate over time, as explained here. Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, Pineapple Smash Crew & Spirits will register on Steam.
There’s a bit of a 90s vibe to the latest indie royale bundle. Here you’re getting three of Spiderweb Software’s hardcore RPGs, weirdo dribble-and-shoot purple platformer BasketBelle, another cool looking platformer WITH A JET PACK called Mutant Mudds, RPS award winning Pineapple Smash Crew (wot I thunked by John over here) and an arty Lemming-a-like called Spirits.
LEGO Batman and LEGO Harry Potter for cheap.
Amazon are doing these games for cheap, available in a few different ways. There’ all individually discounted, and there’s a bundle of LEGO Batman 2 and both Harry Potter games. Here’s links to them all:
LEGO Batman – £3.14/€3.93/$4.99
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – £4.71/€5.90/$7.49
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – £3.14/€3.93/$4.99
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – £3.14/€3.93/$4.99
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 & LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – £8.80/€11.01/$13.99
These all registers on Steam, and because it’s from Amazon.com you’ll need to enter a US billing address. John thought these things about LEGO Batman 2:
No, it doesn’t dramatically change how the missions themselves work. Things are mixed up with boss fights and flying sections, but not unlike we’ve seen before. And the levels themselves are mostly repeating the main gimmicks of the series, and those specifically of the previous Batman game. Except with Superman. But they do this so well, and they do this so engagingly, that it never seems to grow tiring. From the animations to the absolutely stunning score, the detail is – as ever from this team – mindblowing.
Read the rest here.
Just Cause 2 & Jet Set Radio – £6/€8/$10
There’s six games to choose from in this two for £6/€8/$10 offer, but Just Cause 2 and Jet Set Radio are the best. Jet Set Radio is a skating game that’s more platformer than simulation, set in a colourful dream version of Future Japan. Just Cause 2 is probably one of the best executed Hollywood Action Movie as an Open World Video Game to date, with a huge world full of things to grapple onto and/or explode. Here’s John gushing about how brilliant it is:
A playground of idiocy, with astonishing capacity for letting you have maniac fun. It is so enormous, so densely packed with minute detail, littered with hidden surprises, and just there to be played with. If you see a vehicle you can drive/sail/fly it. The most work involved will be hitting a few number keys in time to remove the current occupant, then it’s yours to do with as you will.
More this way.
Deal of the week
Crayon Physics Deluxe, Eufloria, Machinarium, Splice, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP & Waking Mars – £3.84/€4.80/$6.10 at time of writing
Optionally registers on Steam.
Number four in the series of ultra cross platform pay what you want bundles. Here you get Windows, Mac, Linux and Android versions of some fantastic games. You can either pay above the average price to get all these games, or pay any price to get all of them except Machinarium. This marks the PC debut for Waking Mars, and everyone with an iThing seems to sing the praise of the iOS version. It’s not on Steam yet, but you’ll get a Steam key for it if/when it successfully gets through Greenlight. You can find RPS appraisals of the rest of them in the following links: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Eufloria, Machinarium, Splice & Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.
For more cheap games, all year round, drop by SavyGamer.co.uk.
Thanks again to Rob Fearon for the above banner image. Why not go buy his bagful of wrong. If you fancy doing a new image for the bargain bucket, make it 600×250 and send it to the address at the top. XxX.