Steam has been having some awesome deals lately. Ghostbusters, The Edios pack, KOTOR & the Star Wars pack, Max Payne, Splinter Cell, Bioshock, GTA IV, etc...
The latest, Street Fighter IV for $10 USD on Steam.
Now that is a hard deal to pass up. Good graphics, fun gameplay, and unlimited re-downloads. Tons better than the ridiculous price of $39.99 for a download. I might pay that for a DRM free disc from the store, but not for an online purchase.
My Steam collection has more than doubled in the last month. For several years it was just Retail HL2 GOTY (Counter-Strike, Half-Life:Source, and HL2), now I've added these for less than $10 a peice,...
Street Fighter IV Max Payne & Max Payne 2 Splinter Cell Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Splinter Cell Double Agent Day of Defeat Day of Defeat Source Audiosurf Atari: 80 classics Oddworld Exoddus, and Oddysee.
I should have bought GTA IV, but like an idiot I passed up the opportunity...
I would never pay full price for a fighter on a PC. Some games are meant for PCs, and some for consoles. Furthermore, I would never pay full (in store retail) price for a game I could not play without an internet connection. (I would be willing to pay $49 in store, and $14 for a download).
Good choice with Audiosurf, that game is visual gold to anyone who wants to listen to music and see it at the same time.
So far I've picked up S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ($5)and the Star Wars Jedi Knight pack, which had like 6 games in it.($10)
I'm debating getting Shattered Horizons right now, but I don't know if I'd play it enough to justify it. Medieval II: Total War is tempting too.
Edit: Also, has anyone played Braid? I've always heard some pretty good things, but never took much notice. It's only like $2.50 right now though.
Already grabbed Rome: Total War Gold and Jade Empire. I was going to buy S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, Shattered Horizon, Majesty II, and Torchlight, but the store gave me the "Credit Card Declined" stuff that it seems to give every third person trying to purchase something.
I've had the Audiosurf demo for a while, but finally bought it during the Christmas sale. Best purchase of an Indie game ever.
I don't think that I would enjoy Shattered Horizons because it's an MP game, and I'm not good at those (exceptions), and I have an internet connection that's unstable. Thus, I'm at a disadvantage compared to many gamers on MP.
Indigo Prophecy seems nice, may consider getting it.
I have so many older games that I've never played or completed now, so I need to get those played enjoyably.
Also, Deus Ex.
Jeff is a missing boss
28th July 2002
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Eidos Collector Pack (Lots of Games in this one)
ArmA: Combat Operations
World in Conflict: Complete
Most of the more popular games in the sale I already owned
This is all I can afford, and I'm taking a risk with Shattered Horizon
Indigo Prophecy Deus Ex Deus Ex: Invisible War Shattered Horizon.
All of these are well under $10.
I considered buying Killing Floor, but after reading Metacritic, I think I'll either wait or not get it.
EDIT: I'll consider getting the demo for Braid before I make a purchase decision, but I don't have enough PayPal credit to get anything anymore. This is absolutely the last things I can buy with PayPal credit w/o adding more.
I just picked up Medieval II: Total War, Indigo Prophecy, and Shattered Horizons for a total of $13 bucks. Including my previosu purchases I've now spent 25$ and have gotten 10 games. Awesome, awesome sale.
Braid was a brilliant little game. It's quite short, I cleared it in a bit over six hours - but it's been a ride. It's one of those games that you play for a little bit, quit out of frustration and think about for a few hours until the solution hits you. I spent considerably more time thinking about the game than actually playing it.
For a puzzle platformer, it's also got a brilliant story and each of the levels introduces a new gameplay element, so the game doesnt get stale. If I were to reccomend an indie title it would be Braid, followed by World of Goo and Audiosurf. I've bought a few games myself, sadly most of the better deals were on games I already owned. Chaos Theory was a re-buy as I own the retail version which is incompatible with Windows 7, and Double Agent was a... mistake. I also own retail Crysis, but I figured $13 was enough to warrant the addition of Warhead and Wars.
Crysis Complete Pack Jade Empire Indigo Prophecy Audiosurf SplinterCell: Double Agent Splintercell: Chaos Theory Lucasarts Adventure Bundle Beyond Good and Evil
I forgot to get Half Life: Blue Shift.