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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Just Loaded

How am I supposed to tell you what I think of the games that are on sale this weekend when I have played hardly any of the games that are on sale this weekend? It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. With super-powers comes super-responsibility, and my super-power is being quite good at finding deals on video games you might want to buy. More gaming discounts are chronicled throughout the week over at SavyGamer.co.uk.

Gun Monkeys x2 – £3.99/€4.49/$5.99
Bit a crafty move here from from Dan ‘Size Five’ Marshall. He’s not only slashed the price of entry for his online primate shooty deathmatch, but he’s also doing a buy one get one free on it. Forever and ever. It’s even retroactive, so if you already bought this, you should have a spare copy knocking around your Steam inventory. He wants to get more people playing it online, and get his players acting like an army of recruiters. Very shrewd.

L.A. Noire – £3.99
Or get L.A. Noire: Complete Edition for £5.
Apply coupon “GFDJUL20UK”. Registers on Steam.
L.A. Noire is a game about picking words to say, driving to a place, shooting some men, and then watching that bloke off the telly try to convince you that he’s not a baddie (he is totally a baddie). At least that’s what I have gleaned from not having played it but watching a video on youtube and then reading some words. I suggest consulting with the RPS databank if you want to find out more before parting with your cash.

Democracy 2, Gratuitous Space Battles, Gratuitous Tank Battles & Kudos – £2/€2.32/$3.08
Gratuitous Space Battles and Gratuitous Tank Battles register on Steam.
Cliffski’s been on the scene forever, he was a solo bedroom coder long before Notch invented voxels, before GabeN invented digital distribution and before JoBlo invented indie games. He makes strategy games about all sorts of things, and he’s done a nice video discussing his career making games so far, and explaining a bit about the games included in this bundle. You can read comrade Stone’s words all about Gratuitous Tank Battles over here.

Antipole, Chester, Dead Pixels, LaserCat, Little Racers STREET, Orbitron: Revolution, Smooth Operators: Call Center Chaos & SpyLeaks – £2.87/€3.33/$4.41 at time of writing.
Price will fluctuate over time, as explained here.
Dead Pixels registers on Steam.
This a selection of games that have been dredged from the swamp of Xbox Live Indie Games, ported over to Windows, and then bundled together for not very much money. Reminds me of The RPS Xbox Indie Outreach Program. I jettisoned my Xbox 360 recently, so it’s great that games that might have otherwise been consigned to the history books are still available to me and others that don’t want to keep their wheezy Microsoft advert boxes around. I haven’t played any of these yet, but at this price maybe it’s worth taking a gamble? Orbitron: Revolution looks pretty cool to me.

Deal of the week
Droid Assault, Revenge of the Titans, Titan Attacks! & Ultratron – £5.74/€6.99/$7.49
Loads of Puppy Games for cheap. Here’s what Adam thought of Ultratron:

It’s a small game, self-contained arenas with a few enemy types and four bosses, but it doesn’t waste a beat of its tiny machine heart. I just loaded it again, after writing that last sentence, and I still see new things. Tiny details that are completely meaningless in the context of the shooting, dodging and circling that forms the futurist idea of progress, but details that are as important as the distant horizon in your favourite RPG, or the accurately modelled dashboard of that sports car you’ll never be able to afford in real life. Byte marks litter the ground at the end of a wave; the shop unfolds electronically when new upgrades are available.

More here, also read Jim’s thoughts on Revenge of the Titans here.

Also of note:
Metro 2033 – £2.49
End War, H.A.W.X., Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter & Rainbow Six: Vegas – £5
Soulcaster II – Pay What You Want
Manhunt – £1.59. Apply coupon “GFDJUL20UK”. Registers on Steam.

Head over to SavyGamer.co.uk for cheap games across all platforms.

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