This week’s deals offer something for everyone, including a wide variety from gog.com with the start of their summer sale.
We’re right on the edge of an explosively large Steam sale, but Steam has opened with a pretty decent showing regardless this week, for a midweek madness. The two sales showing for this midweek are an franchise sale for Might & Magic, and a franchise sale on Darksiders.
The highlight for Might & Magic is the full franchise pack for $24.99, though almost all of the games displayed are sitting at 75% off individually. The Darksiders Franchise pack, on the other hand, sits comfortably at $11.99. Those who want to pick things up piecemeal will find prices down by 80% for Darksiders and DLCs.
the gog.com Summer Sale is still on-going from last week. Today’s deals happen to be on The Walking Dead Telltale games, the Wolf Among Us games, multiple Prince of Persia games, and several fps titles in the First-Person Shooter Icons bundle.
Of these, the Walking Dead bundle seems the most appropriate. The Walking Dead games are particularly infamous for treading on the hearts of its players, in an incredibly positive way as we note in our Walking Dead reviews, both of them, and show that they are clearly worth the cost, much less so heavily discounted.
This week’s pay-what-you-want title is Grey Cubes, described as “a modern variation on the brick-breaker-type game, based on real-time physics and three-dimensional gameplay, not just a 3D look. Minimalist in style, with clean graphics and deep, original soundtrack.”
Bundle Stars has very little change with week, with one addition, one subtraction.
New this week is the All-Stars 2 bundle ($1.99 for 10 games). Minus the GameGuru, the list from last week is unchanged. It includes the Cryptic bundle ($1.99 for 10 games), the Nightmares bundle ($2.49 for 8 games), the Run & Gun bundle ($3.49 for 10 games), the Shadow of Mordor bundle ($19.99 for Shadow of Mordor + 18 DLC), the Barbaric bundle ($3.49 for 10 games), the F.E.A.R. bundle ($4.99 for 3 games + 3 DLC), the Guardians of Middle Earth bundle ($4.99 for Guardians of Middle Earth + 7 DLC), the Reboot 4.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games), the Reboot 2.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games), the Hacker (Reloaded) bundle ($2.99 for 13 games.), the RPG Champions bundle ($4.99 for 6 games), the Reboot 7.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games and DLC), the Reboot 3.0 bundle ($2.99 for 6 games), and the Blaze of Glory bundle ($3.49 for 6 games).
As always, the All-Stars bundle is really hard to pass up. A Bird Story, Mount & Blade, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Shadow of Chernobyl are each by themselves worth the $1.99 cost of entry, much less together in a single bundle. Picking it up is an easy recommendation. As always, the Shadow of Mordor bundle still speaks to being a good deal, though likely less so with the start of the Steam sale soon.
Indie Gala has new Monday bundle, Hump Day, and Friday bundles this week, with the May-Hem bundle on-going from last week. This week’s Monday bundle ($2.19 for 6 games.) appears vehicle themed this week. The Hump Day bundle ($2.89 for 12 games.) this week is an eclectic mix, with terrestrial and space games, builders and shooters alike. The Friday bundle ($3.49 for 12 games.) is adventurous this week, offering a wide variety of fantasy and sci-fi adventures. Also from last week is the May-hem bundle ($5.24 for 10 games), which includes the bafflingly silly Divekick, beautiful Vessel, and remarkable and strange Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage.
The Friday bundle is the most interesting to me, in terms of variety, though with several titles being varying levels of budget and scope, it’s never easy to tell at casual glance.
Seems it’s an all star-studded indie pack this week, as the Humble Indie Bundle: All Stars has made its debut this week.
The bundle includes World of Goo, Super Meat Boy, and Dustforce DX. Beating he average, which is $4.89 at time of writing, adds Dungeon Defenders Collection, LIMBO, and Braid. By beating the average by at least $1 ($5.89 at time of writing), the bundle will add Risk of Rain and Antichamber.
The bundle is the Humble Weekly Slitherine bundle. It holds Conquest! Medieval Realms, Frontline: Road to Moscow, Battle Academy, and Rise of Prussia Gold. At $6 or higher, Qvadriga and Hell are added. For $10 or better, Close Combat: Gateway to Caen.
New this week is a traditional Humble Mobile bundle 13, with an average of $3.27. Pay what you want for Timelines: Assault on America Premium, The Ministry of Silly Walks, and Hellraid: The Escape. Above the average will include Puzzle Retreat, Worms 3, and Twisty Hollow. And newly PUK and Jump’n’Shoot Attack.
The Humble Bundle All-Stars seems like a good choice, especially given the quality of the titles on display while still holding true to the indie roots of the bundles.
The Square Enix sale seems to be largely secluded to titles Square Enix publishes, rather than those it develops. As a result, Sleeping Dogs ($3.99 digital on PS3, $15.99 Definitive on PS4), and Deus Ex Director’s Cut ($5.99, PS3) are the standounds.
Microsoft is flush with Deals with Gold this week, including several EA Sports titles, Sunset Overdrive, Pneuma, and Zombie Driver. This week’s Games with Gold is Pool Nation FX, Massive Chalice, and Just Cause 2.
Nintendo’s Offers page continues to state the Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars cross-buy program. Also from last week is the Don’t Starve: Giant Edition “Don’t Let Your Friends Starve” special, which gives buyers of Don’t Starve a free download code to give to their friends. New this week is the EnjoyUp 10th Anniversary Sale.
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