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You can pick up some brilliant games for less than a fiver this weekend. Prices in both pounds and dollars below, along with links.
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Bayonetta (2009), a game where you control a witch with magic hair and guns in her high heels, was one of the best games of the 2000s (perhaps even one of the best of all time?), and it’s £3.70 / $5 on Steam right now. It only came to PC in 2017, and it’s probably the best-looking version you can play. Here’s PC Gamer’s 93/100 review from Phil Savage (@Octaeder).
Grim Dawn (2016) is a solid, vaguely Western-themed action game with lots of monsters, loot, and fantasy horror. It’s £4 / $5 on the Humble Store right now. If you like Diablo 3 and its ilk, you’ll love it. Here’s Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s review, by Alec Meer (@bonzrat).
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (2016) is the most recent mainline entry to the influential Deus Ex series of role-playing games. They’re closely associated with the “immersive sim” genre, which is a bit of a rubbish descriptor for games that give you choices about how you approach missions, and have lots of systems that bump into each other in fun ways.
Mankind Divided isn’t the best in the series (Human Revolution takes that, for me), but it’s still very good game, and it’s £3 / $4 on GOG right now. Here’s why PC Gamer’s Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) loves it.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (2014) is about £4 / $5 on Fanatical this weekend — anytime you see an Assassin’s Creed game this cheap, it’s worth grabbing. It’s everything you’d expect from the stabby series, but the Paris setting is a little bit special. Here’s Eurogamer’s 7/10 review, from Tom Bramwell (@brrrammers).
Dirt Rally (2015) is some of the most fun I’ve had in a driving game, and it’s only a quid ($1) right now on Fanatical. For the price of half of coffee, you can skid around corners way too fast and crash, restart, and do it all over again. It’s a tough sim, but for this price, you might as well try it. Here’s GamesRadar’s 4/5 review, by Keith Andrew (@tweeting_keith),
Bonus deals: Abzu for free and The Witcher 3 at its lowest-ever price
Abzu (2016) is a relaxing, colourful deep-sea diving game that’s free on the Epic Games Store right now. Grab your copy.
The Witcher 3 (2015), the huge fantasy role-playing game that’s one of the all-time greats, is as cheap as it’s ever been right now: Buy it on the Humble Store for £7.50 / $12.
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