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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Hide and Go Chu!

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With the holiday season teetering on the edge of existence, it’s weird to even think about recommending games right now. You should wait. Maybe, not forever. But hanging onto your lusts for a few more weeks is definitely an idea to evaluate. That said, I’m plotting to acquire Pokemon and Persona Q the first opportunity I get so who I am to judge? As always, here’s a fresh chapter of cool deals, collated into one blue bucket of bargains. (P.S: No, I totally did not injure anyone for the keys to Castle Shotgun last week. Spoke creatively to, perhaps, but..)

Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor
£16/€20/$25
Ah, Mordor. Everyone’s favorite murder simulator of late, it seems. Prices remain lofty for this one, although it will no doubt sink wth the coming months. In case you’re wondering too, it’s a surprisingly engrossing game. Competent in most respects, it shines brightest in regards to its A.I. Who knew being mercilessly stalked through crumbling ruins and chased by hellish orcs could be so downright interesting? (Actually, John knew.) Also, make sure not to forget to use the #FUNISHOT voucher.

Civilization V: The Complete Edition
$12.67/£8.09/€10.12
The last Civilization game that I obsessed over was, I think, probably the second one. Since then, I’ve lost track of what everything has become. I’m told that Gandhi is still very much a jerk once you’ve set him off. To put it another way, you could even say he has a nuclear temper. Hur-hur? Hur. Ahem. If you purchase Civilization V, you should be prepared to gawk uncomprehendingly as people declare war on you helter-skelter, possibly because you stared at their mother funny. Despite some oddness, however, it’s reportedly good and, dare I say it, possibly even better than Beyond Earth.

XCOM: Declassified & Darkness II Bundle
$4.75/£3.03/€3.79
First things first, I’ve no clue if these keys will work on a PC. After all, this is the Mac Game Store. Historically speaking, however, PC users have had surprising success commandeering these keys for thir own devices. So this may work. Maybe. Or not. If you don’t succeed at claiming these games, you may now have the makings of an excellent seasonal gift. The Darkness II and XCom Declassified aren’t necessarily the best things you can spend your money on, but $5 for the pair is quite nice. ( The macgames5off voucher should lower it to about $4.75, incidentally.)

Bundle in a Box
$2.99/£1.91/€2.46
This suggested purchase comes straight to you from a biased place: I really, really liked Sid Mier’s Pirates! Gold. And $3 is not a terrible amount to spend on it to be honest, especially not when it is paired with this beautifully oddball selection of stuff. I usually find Groupees bundles slightly lacklustre, but this one actually piqued my interest. (P.S: Wonderful to see this bundle live again. Hello there, darling.)

Also of note:

Journey of a Roach – FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Ew, ick, and other sounds pertinent to ladylike disgust. Roaches are usually rather appalling little beasties, but what about when they’re starring in a post-apocalyptic adventure? For a limited time, you can enjoy this tale of two friends journeying to the surface of the world. (Note: May or may not work with a PC.)

The Rithmatist – $2.99/£1.91/€2.46
Last but certainly not least, here’s a cheap recommendation that is being included for no other reason than the fact I just bought this himself. Here, Brandon Sanderson turns his narrative gifts to the YA world. It looks like there’ll be strange creatures cut from chalk, and Harry Potter vibes. Why not, eh?

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