Bundle Stars are back on form with this one. Major savings to be had here, and some decent games too. GoF II, Zeno Clash, Weird Worlds and Cargo Commander come personally recommended.
It's easy to fall in love with the Indie Royale Valentines bundle. Matching the fluctuating minimum price (roughly £2.80 at the time of writing) will net you DRM-free copies of bonkers first-person brawler Zeno Clash, frantic strategy game HOARD (complete with extra DLC), Lume and a double helping of Soulcaster. Beating it also lets you get your groove on with "Music To Play Games By To" from One Life Left.
Zeno Clash doesn't make any sense- in any sense of the phrase. It's an FPS brawler... set in a fantasy world... made by an unproven Chilean developer... and yet it's an incredibly immersive and exciting experience. The simple controls pack a huge number of powerful attacks and blocks into easy combinations, and the insane world of Zenozoic is based on Ace Team's canned RPG. You'll face quadruple-breasted leatherclad mice girls, squirrel-lobbing snipers and any number of bizarre creatures on your mysterious quest; and it's one that's that's well worth taking.
GamersGate are currently running a sale... but Base and all their identical friends have significantly undercut them.
Zeno Clash doesn't make any sense- in any sense of the phrase. It's an FPS brawler... set in a fantasy world... made by an unproven Chilean developer... and yet it's an incredibly immersive and exciting experience. The simple controls pack a huge number of powerful attacks and blocks into easy combinations, and the insane world of Zenozoic is based on Ace Team's canned RPG. You'll face quadruple-breasted leatherclad mice girls, squirrel-lobbing snipers and any number of bizarre creatures on your mysterious quest; and it's one that's that's well worth taking. Make sure you seize this opportunity to jump down the rabbit hole and experience the madness for yourself!
Why not check out our full review?
This week's Xbox Live Deal has a distinct otherworldly flavour. Or, to put it bluntly, the aliens are coming! Three games and a map pack have had their prices slashed- and as usual, click the links to check them out or download the demo from Xbox Live Marketplace. Note that only Gold Members can access the deals, and that you'll need to log in to see the updated prices.
Let's start with Zeno Clash. It's a bizarre, sinister and utterly first person bonkers first person brawler that's powered by Valve's venerable Source engine. I rated it very highly in my full review, and suggest- nay, urge you to take the plunge and at least try out the demo. It's quite unlike anything else out there- and improves on the PC version with new challenge modes, cooperative shenanigans, improved graphics and a vastly superior voice actor replacing one of the horrendous characters. Ever wanted to assault a one man band with a pair of fish? Give it a go.
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It's day three of the Steam Summer Sale... and there's another smorgasbord of time-sensitive offers for your consideration and delectation. There are some serious standout savings to be made today- and we've shone the spotlight on three of the best.
These deals will expire at around 6 this afternoon- so if you can peel yourself away from the pre-match commentary, now's the time to get involved!
Okay, this is a serious bit of dealage right here. Considering that the cheapest physical copy of Valve's dynamic cooperative zombie-butchering thrill ride is currently £14.95 at DVD.co.uk, this is an enormous saving on an excellent game. Basically, if you're a fan of frantic shooters and haven't yet picked up L4D2... do it now.
Once again, Steam wins out over physical media by an enormous margin. Whilst you can't trade it in or flip through the manual, you'll also save £12 compared to Coolshop (the nearest price rival). Force Unleashed was criticized by many for cutting a few game design corners... but then again, you can throw Stormtroopers around like dolls and lob dozens of Wookies off a bridge. Which is worth the price of admission in my book.
Zeno Clash may only be £2 cheaper than the nearest competitor (GAME, in this case), but since it's the same price as a central London pint then it's well worth bringing up. It's a Source Engine-powered first person Indie brawler with dreamlike visuals and a dark, twisted storyline... and is quite unlike anything else out there. Whilst our full review only covers the revamped XBLA version, it'll give you some idea of what you're up against. Occasionally wonky collision detection and a truly woeful voice actor dulls the shine, but Zeno Clash is definitely worth a punt at this price.
Zeno Clash is an independently created first person punk fantasy that's certainly not for everyone thanks to its off kilter graphical style, curious storyline and all round oddness.
Steam are currently offering Zeno Clash with 66% off the price, making it just £3.82. If you really like boxes then you may be interested to know that you can get a boxed version of the game for £12.97 from Tesco but if you're quite happy with downloads then Steam's deal offers a fantastic saving of £9.
In the fictional land of Zenozoik, you take on the role of Ghat who awakens after being rendered unconscious after causing an explosion to kill Father/Mother, his hermaphroditic parent. Subsequently he is banished from his home and with a female companion, Deadra, run out of town by the remains of his family. The plot has a bizarre dream-like quality to it and as such is likely to stay with you a long time after you have completed the game.
Thanks to the Source engine, the graphics are solid and sturdy but its the great design that gives the game its special look and adds to its appeal, helped along by some pretty decent voice acting. The combat is far from elegant but nonetheless enjoyable and satisfying, if a little reminiscent of a particularly ugly pub brawl at times.
Not everyone will enjoy Zeno Clash but at under four quid it's well worth a try, and showing some support for independent developers while you're at it.
Thanks to Cuddy at Hotukdeals!