So you’ve cleaned the kitchen, mopped the bathroom, and managed to get enough of your Spring cleaning done by this point, haven’t you?
Nah, of course you haven’t – you’re too busy playing Mortal Kombat X (keep an eye out for our forthcoming review!) or Bloodborne, aren’t you?
There’s no sense in feeling guilty over the stuff that isn’t done yet. As always, these things take time. Why not take a break from Spring cleaning and studying – in times like these, it’s good to get back to what’s important – videogames. This week has a good plethora of games for you to take your mind off the daily grind, the formerly grimy, and relax. You’ve earned it.
Weekend deals this week are Farcry 4 for $35.99 and the Amplitude Endless Pack for $39.99, which includes Endless Space – Emperor Edition, Endless Space – Disharmony DLC, Endless Legend – Emperor Edition, and Dungeon of the Endless – Crystal Pack.
This week’s Midweek Madness on Steam includes the Metro Redux bundle, putting Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light‘s Redux editions out for $12.49 each (or $24.98 bundled), or and Age of Wonders III for $13.59 (or $15.29 for the Deluxe edition).
I’m a long-time sucker for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. seriess, and Metro has always scratched similar itches. If you’re a fan of dystopian, dirty sci-fi, or first person shooters with a dollop of RPG-lite gameplay and a strong narrative, it’s a hard series not to love.
Geeks R Us bundle: Trek Nation; Ectasy of Order – The Tetris Masters; The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time; Downloaded; Rewind This!
Nerd Central bundle: Angry video Game Nerd: The Movie; Dark Dungeons; Motivational Growth; Ink; The Frame
Headscratchers bundle: Unmechanical; Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe; Gateways; The Adventures of Shuggy
Brick-by-Brick bundle: Lego Batman: The Videogame; Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4; Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Cyberpunk Pack bundle: Anachronox; Deus Ex GOTY Edition; Deus Ex 2: Invisible War; Omikron: The Nomad Soul
Spatial Awareness bundle: Space Colony HD; Master of Orion 1+2; Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition
Mount & Blade bundle: Mount & Blade; Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword; Mount & Blade: Warband; Mount & Blade: Warband – Napoleonic Wars
Gothic Trilogy bundle: Gothic; Gothic 2 Gold Edition; Gothic 3
gog.com, since Monday, has begun a Bundle Tower sale. Each day, a new “floor” of bundles will appear on the main store page. Wednesday’s bundles included the History Lessons bundle, and the Pack of War bundle, and all previous floors reamain available. You can buy the titles in each bundle individually too, and each has a substantial discount of between 70-90%.
History Lessons bundle: Europa Universalis II; Europa Universalis: Rome Gold; Hearts of Iron II: Complete
Pack of War bundle: Faces of War, Men of War: Red Tide; Men of War: Assault Squad GOTY Edition; Men of War: Vietnam Special Edition
S#&%, MY PANTS! bundle: (great title, by the way): Penumbra Collection; Amnesia: The Dark Descent; Outlast.
Shmup Attack Pack bundle: Revolver360 Re:actor; Crimson Clover; World Ignition, Raiden III Digital Edition; Astebreed.
Wacky Indies bundle: Stick it to the Man!; Sir, You Are Being Hunted; The Consortium: Master Edition.
Indie Platformers bundle: Dust: An Elysian Tale; Spelunky; Trine; Trine 2.
Hasbro D&D Immortals bundle: Planescape: Torment; Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition (includes all 4 expansions and mini DLC adventures); Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete Edition; Baldur’s Gate (the original version, but you can easily mod it to support HD resolutions; Baldur’s Gate 2 Complete (same); Icewind Dale Complete; Icewind Dale 2 Complete; The Temple of Elemntal Evil; Dragonshard; Demon Stone.
Divinity Trilogy bundle: Divine Divinity; Beyond Divinity; Divinity 2: Developer’s Cut.
Lucasfilm Adventures bundle: Sam & Max Hit the Road; Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis; The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.
Broken Sword Saga bundle: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars; Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror; Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon; Broken Sword: The Angel of Death; Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse.
Highlights here are undoubtedly the Broken Sword and D&D bundles. With the D&D bundle alone you’re easily looking at around 2,000 hours’ worth of gameplay once you factor in all the expansions included. If you don’t want them all, be sure to grab Planescape: Torment – it’s one of the best-written games ever made. That said, if you’re more into hardcore strategy you can’t go wrong with the History Lessons bundle, even though the absence of Crusader Kings or its sequel sticks out.
For the weekend, Indie Game Stand has Dungeon Prospector as its Pay-What-You-Want deal. It’s described as “Dungeon Prospector is an old-school dungeon crawler/roguelike in 3D. You’re in infinity dungeon (in length and width) full of monsters and treasures. How far can you go and how long can you survive?”
Indie Game Stand is offering Rush for Glory for their Pay-What-You-Want offer this week, described as “a challenging and rewarding 3D Tower Defense Game, in which players are defending their base against an alien invasion. By strategically building towers and upgrading them, the player can keep his base safely and further progress through the extensive singleplayer campaign.”
In addition to the same deals as below, the weekend has introduced the Shadow of Mordor bundle.
- Shadow of Mordor bundle ($29.99 for Shadow of Mordor + 18 DLC)
Bundle Stars is thinner this week, though certainly not small by any definition. Two new appearances are made by the Factions and Enigma bundles.
- Vortex bundle ($2.99 for 10 games.)
- Factions bundle ($2.99 for 10 games.)
- Enigma bundle ($1.99 for 8 games.)
- Born 2 Race bundle ($2.49 for 7 games.)
- F.E.A.R. bundle ($7.99 for 3 games and DLC.)
- Reboot 4.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games.)
- Reboot 2.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games.)
- Hacker (Reloaded) bundle ($2.99 for 13 games.)
- RPG Champions bundle ($4.99 for 6 games.)
- Reboot 7.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games and DLC.)
- Reboot 3.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games.)
- Blaze of Glory bundle ($3.49 for 6 games.)
Several of these bundles are old hat, by Weekly Game Deal standards, and most fall into sections of taste. The Factions bundle has a broad list of interesting games for competitive players, including my personally recommended Guns of Icarus Online and The Ship.
As below, the Indie Gala bundles have added The Evoland bundle.
- The Evoland bundle ($3.99 for 8 games.), including Evoland and Type:Rider.
Indie Gala has introduced a new bundle Monday bundle this week, as well as a price drop on the Spring Rush bundle.
- Hump Day bundle ($3.19 for 12 games.) which includes an indie favorite of mine, Home.
- Monday bundle ($2.99 for 7 games.) this week is a wide mix of relatively small indie titles.
- Friday bundle ($4.99 for 12 games.) same as last week’s, still including the beautiful co-op ibb&obb.
- Spring Rush bundle ($4.89 for 9 games.), still including Surgeon Simulator 2013.
The Friday bundle is still a good deal, even up yet another extra dollar from last week. $4.99 is still a good deal for ibb&obb by itself, and fans of ibb&obb will find a lot to love in Nihilumbra as well. The Hump Day bundle still still favorable, for Home and Velvet Assassin, despite having gone up this week.
Humble Group has traded in the Tabletop bundle for the new weekly bundle, Humble Weekly Strategy Bundle 2. At time of writing, it is at an average of $3.75.
- Frozen Synapse Prime
- Shattered Planet
- Skulls of the Shogun
- CastleStorm (Above the average)
- Bloodsports.TV (Above the average)
- Endless Space – Emperor Edition ($12 or higher)
This week’s Humble Bundle is the Humble Origin Bundle 2, offering up a group of slightly older AAA title from the publishing Goliath EA. The average, at time of writing, is $4.86.
- Dragon Age Origins
- Dead Space 2
- Metal of Honor: Allied Assault Warchest
- Command and Conquer Generals and Zero Hour
- Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (Above the average)
- Dragon Age II (Above the average)
- Bejeweled 3 (Above the average)
- Mass Effect 2 (Above the average)
Weekly bundle is the Tabletops bundle, with no average listed.
- Small World 2 Complete Pack
- Talisman Digital Edition
- Catan: Creator’s Edition ($7 or higher)
- Ticket to Ride ($7 or higher)
- 100% Orange Juice with Sayura and Nanako Character Pack ($7 or higher)
- Humble Tabletop Box ($32 or higher)
There is also a Mobile bundle this week, with an identical average of $4.33 from last week.
- Avernum: Escape from the Pit
- 80 Days (Above the average)
- Kingdom Rush Origins (Above the average)
- Riddick: The Merc Files (Above the average)
- oh my giraffe (Above the average)
- Skullpogo (Above the average)
Although Origin doing a bundle is not entirely unheard of, the inclusion of the relatively recent Plants vs zombies Garden Warfare seems like an interesting choice. Most of the other games on tap are at least one or two titles out of date, but they’re still pretty solid value for money.
This weekend features one of PSN’s flash sales, across several consoles. Full list of games on sale can be found the Flash Sale page, with a few standouts being Hotline Miami ($4.00), Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate ($5.00), Dead Island Riptide – Complete Edition ($7.00), and Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Sigma 2 ($8.00 each).
Microsoft has the familiar DLC sale for Project SPARK as the last week two weeks, new Deals with Gold sales (including the Metro games, mirroring Steam). Their current Spotlight is for MotoGP 14 for the Xbox 360, including several DLC.
Nintendo has begun the Super Spring Sale for the WiiU and 3DS on their shop. The full list can be found on Nintendo’s Offers page, but standouts include Captain toad: Treasure Tracker ($27.99) and Pikmin 7 ($41.99) for the WiiU, and Mario Kart 7 ($20.99) and Tomodachi Life ($24.49) for the 3DS.
That’s it for this week, and if you find a good deal in the dark corners of the internet, let us know in the comments so we can add it to the list!