There are lot of bargains going on today. So, if you’re too poor to do something over this weekend, and if you have nothing to play with, I got you covered. Also, it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. If you have a gamer mom or a gamer wife who’s a mom, you need to show your love and grab them something too. It doesn’t have to be fancy. A $5 game should do it. After all, it’s the thought that counts. Right.
From Steam, Portal 2 is still up on sale for $7. So, if you missed out on their midweek sale, you can still grab this game, which is hailed by many as “Best Game of 2011”. Skyrim is also on sale. But, for $40, it’s still a bit pricey. I suggest you wait a while longer until Steam kicks off this summer sale, which is around The 4th of July. I’m pretty sure the price will be much lower by then.
Possibly the best game that you can pick up from Steam right now is Company of Heroes. It’s one of my favorite real-time strategy games. I’m not sure if its multiplayer is still active. But its campaign is pretty engaging. That alone will keep you occupied. Plus, you can buy it for only $2 –and $10 for the whole franchise.
Gamestop/Impulse is also having a Spring Sale, and they have a lot of good games in their bargain bin. My first pick is definitely Batman: Arkham Asylum. For $5, you should pick this game up if you haven’t tried any of the Batman games from Rocksteady Studios. My next pick is Deus Ex: Human Evolution. This is my favorite game of 2011. If you haven’t played it, now’s your chance to get it for $10. Lastly, Empire & Napoleon: Total War. Two great real-time strategy games, 7 DLCs, for $8. That’s a steal.
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mithril Edition is also 50% off at Gamestop/Impulse. Thanks to my fellow newbie blogger, Ocho, at Casual Aggro, for spotting this sale. I’m getting this one myself. But, since I don’t know enough about LotRO to tell you that this is a good deal, I’ll just direct you to Casual Aggro and A Casual Stroll to Mordor. Those blogs have good posts explaining why the Mithril Edition is worth picking up.
That’s it for Dirt Cheap Games. Remember that all sales ends on Monday. So, do hurry up, and happy gaming. Stay cheap.