Video Game Deals Catch-All

Left 4 Dead 2 is $2 on Steam. Apparently they added new content to the game also. Don't play with randos.

I think I've been spoiled by Parkitect and Planet Coaster, because I just attempted to play RCT3 and I just can't do it. And I played the crap out of RCT and RCT2.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Left 4 Dead 2 is $2 on Steam. Apparently they added new content to the game also. Don't play with randos.

Are you saying Valve has a game development team? I don't believe you.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Left 4 Dead 2 is $2 on Steam. Apparently they added new content to the game also. Don't play with randos.

Are you saying Valve has a game development team? I don't believe you.

It's basically an update developed by the community with some support from Valve, so...

Podunk wrote:
lunchbox12682 wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Left 4 Dead 2 is $2 on Steam. Apparently they added new content to the game also. Don't play with randos.

Are you saying Valve has a game development team? I don't believe you.

It's basically an update developed by the community with some support from Valve, so...

Ok, that I believe.

Hey, there's precedent for places like Valve having games; it's like when Burger King had that Sneak King game.

They have a game development team, alright.

They just don't have a game finishment team.

Overwatch for free.
Who watches the overwatchers

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Overwatch for free.
Who watches the overwatchers

Not showing up for me. Did I over-watch?

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Overwatch for free.
Who watches the overwatchers

"Due to high demand, this form is closed. All eligible entries will receive codes within 72 hours."

Pikuniku is free on epic.

And it is fantastic!

Free Games with Prime:
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl
Silver Chains
Layers of Fear
Surf World Series
Dead Age

Shenmue 3 - PlayStation 4 is $8 at amazon. Drive a forklift and collect little toys from vending machines. Also there is something about getting revenge for the death of your father but nobody bothers with that.

It's funny because I'm actually playing the original on Dreamcast right now. I just spent a couple of hours yesterday looking around town for sailors.

Sailors? Why would you be looking for scum like them?

Free Games with Prime:
The Darkside Detective

GOG's having a big 12th-anniversary sale.

The Talos Principle is available for $5.50. It was awesome. It's a first-person puzzler...I don't remember any combat in the game at all. It has loads of atmosphere, with beautiful graphics and pitch-perfect voice acting. I found the puzzles to be challenging without being insane; I did look up a few of the solutions, but mostly worked them out myself. I grabbed it on a lark, during the Christmas sale the year it came out, and was SUPER impressed. It made very powerful memories. If you've missed it, that game is something really special.

Note that for best results you'll want to do a lot of reading; there are computer terminals scattered about, and to fully understand what's happening, you need to read everything. There's a lot of it. You can skip it completely, but it'll be hard to figure out the actual story. If you hate reading, this is not the game for you.

Frostpunk, with all its DLC, is on sale for $33. It's an excellent strategy game, one of my favorites from its year. That's only a so-so price, but it is an extremely high quality game. It looks rather like a city sim, and shares many of their traits. Most entries in that genre are software toys; you just dink around with them until you get bored. Toys have no goals and sometimes don't even have loss states. Frostpunk is a true game, with time pressure and incoming events you have to deal with. You can most definitely lose, and probably will a few times until you get things figured out. At Normal difficulty, there's a lot of slop, and you can make fairly egregious mistakes and still recover. Things are much more difficult at higher difficulty levels.

Papers Please is five bucks. That's a little indie gem that you absolutely should not miss. You're playing a border guard in some vaguely Eastern European country, and your job is to examine people's paperwork and either accept or reject them for admittance. You have only a limited amount of time, and your family's welfare is absolutely dependent on your performance. But, well, you work for a pretty evil place....Glory to Arstotska!

Rogue Legacy is four bucks. That's a pretty old game, and maybe the source point of the roguelite renaissance. I never finished it, didn't have the manual dexterity anymore, but played it for many hours. It's vaguely like Spelunky, but the world is fixed, and you keep re-entering it with descendants of the characters that died horrible deaths before them. Over time, you unlock new classes and new possible traits in your descendant family, so there's a sense of steady progress as you press deeper and deeper into the dungeon.

Costume Quest is $5, and it's pretty cute. If you want a fun little Halloween-themed game to play with your kids, you couldn't ask for better.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is three lousy dollars. It was a AAA first-person game set in the Deus Ex universe, and it is so worth $3.

Terraria is $5. I never got that into it, but it's sold millions of copies and is wildly popular.

All the Shadowrun RPGs are on sale for $5 or less, and they're all good. (Shadowrun Returns, Dragonfall, and Hong Kong.)

The first three Thief games are on sale for $1 each. They're very old, but remain very playable, if you can tolerate the truly ancient graphics.

If you somehow missed FTL, it's $2.50. If you have any interest in strategy games, you should probably correct that.

Many of the older Wadjet Eye games (point and click adventures, similar to the old Lucasfilm titles) are on deep sale. But many are not, so you'll have to look for yourself.

Overlord: Ultimate Evil Collection $1 (DRM: Steam) via Fanatical.
Evil link

Aragami is currently $4.00 on Steam. I haven’t played it yet, but it’s a stealth assassin game that has been on my wishlist for some time. The reviews are very positive and there is a sequel on the way; so I think it should be worth the sale price at least.

vypre wrote:

Aragami is currently $4.00 on Steam. I haven’t played it yet, but it’s a stealth assassin game that has been on my wishlist for some time. The reviews are very positive and there is a sequel on the way; so I think it should be worth the sale price at least.

I got it on Switch a while ago and played some. I still think I like Mark of the Ninja better but it was fun.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Overlord: Ultimate Evil Collection $1 (DRM: Steam) via Fanatical.
Evil link

Frist one is worth playing. 2nd is meh. I'm scared to look at the last one. My favorite Overlord game was the all-too-short-and-easy Wii version Overlord: Dark Legend, which is absent here since I do not think it was ever ported.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Overlord: Ultimate Evil Collection $1 (DRM: Steam) via Fanatical.
Evil link

Frist one is worth playing. 2nd is meh. I'm scared to look at the last one. My favorite Overlord game was the all-too-short-and-easy Wii version Overlord: Dark Legend, which is absent here since I do not think it was ever ported.

Agreed on all points, except I never played Dark Legend. Apparently the third one was hot garbage, so I never bought it.

There was a third one? Man it really must have been trash because I heard nothing about it. Liked the first a lot never beat the second.

There was a Diablo clone in the Overlord universe. It was very blah.

TRON 2.0 $2.49 via GOG. I have a tron lego set and watched the tron cartoon and played tron in the arcade. Then I got trapped in my computer when I was watching hentai. I'm still stuck in here, HELP.

Has anyone played Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr because I'm in a 40K kind of mood and it's on sale at $14.99

Every time I see that game on sale (which includes this morning) I think "I should buy that, I keep getting interested in it." And then a little voice tells me that I'm interested in the idea of the game far more than the idea of actually playing the game, so I shouldn't spend my money on it.

It's a good game made way better with patches and whatnot than it was at launch. If you like W40K and want to power stomp around in a Diablo-like loot game then it's awesome.

I'd put it up there close with the other titans of the genre like PoE. It's not quite as slick and the navigation menus are overly clunky, but Neocore finally worked it into a good game over the past two years.

I bounced off of it pretty quickly. I found the loot menus completely baffling, and the combat didn't seem to have much bite to it. It felt considerably more simple and mindless than something like Diablo or even Minecraft Dungeons.