Valve Complete Pack | Green Man Gaming | £9.75
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Cheaper than Steam, packed with Portal perfection, heaving with the history Half-Life, teeming with the tremendousness of Team Fortress, layered with the lustre of Left 4... you get the idea. The Valve Complete Pack can now be had for under a tenner on Green Man Gaming, but remember to use the code above to knock 20% off of the current price.
Sine Mora is a cracking little SHMUP, with a soundtrack composed by Akira Yamaoka and boss designs by Mahiro Maeda, and now you can nab it for under a quid. The code redeems on Steam, the game is a little beauty with some nice time-bending mechanics, and if you like your bullet hell shooters, you really ought to give this a bash.
We haven't checked in officially with Square Enix's humans-vs-vampires, team-based, slay-em-up -- Nosgoth -- for some time now. But with the game on the cusp of moving into open beta this winter, and with a host of tweaks and improvements having been made to the game in recent months, I sat down this week with Community Manager Cat Karskens to have a bit of a natter.
Throughout the last few days, Nosgoth has been enjoying the Halloween-themed Devil's Night event, delivering random drops of ghostly goodness for players, and unique items that are only obtainable this week, but will last permanently once collected. I talk to Karskens about the ongoing festivities, the feedback that Psyonix and the team at Square Enix have been receiving, where the game is headed in terms of improved features and new classes, and how accessibility and monetisation will shift once the open beta begins.
You can check out the official site here.
GMG's Halloween offers has meant that one of this year's FPS highlights is now at an absolute bargain of a price. It's the lowest we've seen for the PC version, and will save you over a fiver compared to the next best deal.
Harnessing old school gameplay and pairing it up with a sense of style, The New Order was not only a glorious return for the Wolfenstein franchise, but also proved that single-player-only FPS games still have a place in modern gaming. It also has giant robot dogs, which is nice. Thanks to Battenburg @ HUKD!
If the entire BioShock series has somehow passed you by, Steam are willing to let you have the entire trilogy with change for a Tenner. The superlative original game still stands tall with its compelling setting and fearsome twist, while 2K Marin's sequel was arguably redundant yet hit hard with a more emotional storyline. Infinite... well, speaking personally, I was riveted for the duration but the more I think about it, the less I like it. Still worth playing, though, so you can wade into debating its ambitious plot and moaning about its rubbish tower defence bit. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
On another personal note, I'd highly recommend picking up the Minerva's Den DLC for BioShock 2. It's fantastic.
Bionic Dues is a fascinating blend of roguelike, strategy game and mech customisation; giving you fifty days to save a city from a robotic army with a squad of varied EXOs. Your choice of missions, not to mention successes and failures, ultimately determines the massive battle you'll face once the clock counts down. It's utterly superb, and better yet, it's also cheap as chips on IndieGameStand, who also sell directly alongside their pay what you want promotions. Check out our full editor's choice review for more details.
Bundle Stars' Carnage Bundle is heavy on quantity, big on value and seriously inconsistent on quality. Its ten games are a grab-bag of the macabre, intriguing, ridiculous, good and terrible, with highlights including chilling adventure The Cat Lady and imaginative survival horror environmental puzzle hybrid Shattered Haven. Also, Holy Avatar & The Maidens Of The Dead is not the worst game I've ever played.
Credit to jaystan @ HUKD, who found this before I did!
Humble Bundle 13 is ready for action and really rather good.
Finally, pay $7.44 to snag Shadowrun Returns, or £40.29 for a big old box o' swag (with worldwide shipping included). Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Crusader: No Remorse | Origin | FREE (RRP: £3.99)
Talk about a blast from the past. Crusader: No Remorse is a little like a hardcore Sci-Fi Diablo crossed with Syndicate, as you'll exterminate your way through maps full of deadly guards and hazards with extreme prejudice.
I'm not sure how well it's aged, but on the other hand, it's FREE. I'll take it. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
GamersGate's Halloween Sale is actually one of the tastiest we've seen yet. As a vintage horror fan, I'd recommend cheesy yet astonishingly intricate adventure Realms Of The Haunting all day long, but there are many more up-to-date titles here too.
Such as Outlast for £3.75, Dead Island GOTY for £3.74 and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs for £3.50.
Beware a weird little trap, though, in that there are currently two Amnesia bundles on the storefront. One is called the Frictional Bundle, the other is called the Amnesia Bundle, but the former is 88p dearer than the latter. Either way, you're now forewarned, so definitely check out the splash page and see what takes your macabre fancy. Then be sure to thank jaystan @ HUKD!
WoooOooOOooooOOO and so on and so forth. Everyone's getting into the Halloween spirit (heh, spirit), including Humble Bundle, who are currently running a three-tiered flash sale with a few spooky titles.
Beat the minimum (approximately 60p) to receive Claire and Zafehouse Diaries. Beat £3.73 to also receive Deadly 30 and Haunt The House, while £6.21 adds Doorways to your order. To be honest, I can only vouch for Deadly 30, but I've heard mixed-to-positive reports about Claire.
Platform: PC (reviewed) | Xbox One version TBA
Developer: Amplitude Studios
Don't call it a Roguelike. Dungeon Of The Endless may feature permadeath and dungeon crawling, but one word can't do justice to this extraordinary genre-defying beast. To take a stab at pigeonholing it, I suppose that 'Real-Time Turn-Based Strategic 4X Tower Defence Roguelike RPG hybrid' is probably the closest I can get.
So the first thing you need to know is that Dungeon Of The Endless uses traditional Roguelike genre staples as a launchpad for a totally fresh and unique Sci-Fi experience that continually switches up the pace and challenge in exciting new ways.
The second and most important thing you need to know, however, is that it's absolutely bloody fantastic. Dungeon Of The Endless was already impressive when Ampltude Studios released the alpha last year, and has only grown stronger due to user feedback and honest painstaking hard work. I'm having trouble finding anything remotely wrong with it, but explaining how all of its crazy genre-blending systems interlock will take some doing.Click here to read more...
Welcome back to Click To Play , the new-old regular series that takes a look at a new browser-based curio each week to further the fine art of procrastination. We accept absolutely no responsibility if you get caught at work/school/uni/on the loo gloriously wasting time on the games listed here when you should be working.
This week: Transmission
Educational games are nearly always rubbish, right? And yet, I've been playing Transmission -- a simple, elegant puzzler created by the British Science Museum to help teach people about the history of electronic communication -- for over an hour.
It starts off slowly, perhaps too slowly, really hammering home the objective of "light up of the boxes". Essentially, in each stage, you have to send little glowing data packets to little empty receiver boxes, dragging and dropping linear connections, and taking care not to cross the streams. It's very simple to begin with, but isn't too long before you end up with bonus objectives, jumbles of data nodes, and seemingly too few polygons of data for all of your receivers. Circles can transmit, squares cannot, filling little superscript stars can earn you bonuses, and so will ensuring you use the minimum number of transmissions.
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Deadly Premonition is shonky, bare-bones, incredibly weird and absolutely one of the best games of the last console generation. This Lynchian masterpiece tells one of the best stories ever delivered by a videogame, through some of the most memorable and damaged characters you'll ever encounter in the medium. It's chilling, uncanny, surprisingly vast, packed with personality and quite frankly essential for any Twin Peaks/Alan Wake fans out there.
And it's 90% off until 16:00 this afternoon. Go get it!
A big week for Microsoft, with one of their big exclusives finally hitting the shelves. We also have the new pretender to Dark Soul’s bloodthirsty throne, a farming sim, a futuristic co-op demon hunt and a gloriously muddy battle between dirtbikes and quads. Have a look below for our full weekly guide of upcoming releases along with links to our past coverage and the best prices.
This is Nordic’s first MX release since acquiring the series from THQ and with 17 tracks to tear up with dirtbikes and ATVs, we’re quite sure this will be the muddiest release of the week. Fingers crossed it’s a hit as we’d like to see the series make the jump to PS4 and XO sooner rather than later. Hmm, next-gen track deformation.
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If you've never played a Saints Row game and want to know what all the fuss is about, you can know own most of the outrageous sandbox series for £12.49 on Steam. The Franchise pack includes Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV complete with an insane amount of DLC.
I say "most" because the original game and Gat Out Of Hell standalone expansion aren't included, but this is still a great price for a huge amount of satisfying inclusive OTT ridiculousness. Thanks to M_the_C @ HUKD!
For my money, Fallout 3 is probably the best RPG of the last console generation and quite possibly the best game too. Its enormous game world was both enormous, unpredictable and dense; while the story and gameplay armed us with more choice than any other game I can think of.
If you haven't yet sampled Bethesda's exquisite take on the Fallout franchise, you can now get the GOTY Edition for less than a London pint. Thanks to ferreirm @ HUKD!
3D Realms are back in action, and to celebrate, they've released their entire back catalogue in a 32-game download compilation. Don't let that picture of a CD-ROM fool you, this is very much a download, and a very reasonable one at only £12.45.
Highlights include Wolfenstein 3D, the Commander Keens, Terminal Velocity (one of my favourite games ever, though Fury³ was better) and the good Duke Nukems, though personally, I bought this immediately for Alien Carnage AKA Halloween Harry. Ah, the happy hours I spent secretly installing this superb shareware shooter onto my school's computers. What fun.
You can see the whole list of games below, and expect to see plenty of Blast From The Past articles in the near future...Click here to read more...
Having not played it in quite a while, the Dealspwn trio decided to jump back into the eSports arena that is Supraball for this week's Game Night. However, with Carl, Matt and Jon out of practice, and with the game having several tweaks since they last played, their performance was... well... not prime? See for yourself in today's episode, with highlights such as an insanely skilled opponent, Matt screaming at everything, and Carl trying to get his goalkeeping mojo back.