Steam and direct download sales Page 799

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15 May 2020 19:49:44 4,012 posts
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    Nabbed. One my son hadn't already bought which is nice. Thanks for the headsup.
  • JoeBlade 15 May 2020 19:51:11 5,233 posts
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    Grmbl, thanks new page. Against good form I'll repeat my previous comment to hopefully get a reply:

    I've never played a Lego game, what are they like? Won't bother installing it - even for free - if I'm sure I'll never play it anyway...
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15 May 2020 21:39:01 4,012 posts
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    JoeBlade wrote:
    Grmbl, thanks new page. Against good form I'll repeat my previous comment to hopefully get a reply:

    I've never played a Lego game, what are they like? Won't bother installing it - even for free - if I'm sure I'll never play it anyway...
    They are simplish in gameplay but usually attempt a non too serious take on their property. Reasonably fun in small doses. Good for kids too with effectively unlimited lives and child friendly themes. Haven't played this one myself yet but for free it really is just best to 'buy' it and try it and if you hate it uninstall.
  • yegon 15 May 2020 22:11:57 6,511 posts
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    The Lego games are like Dean Koontz novels. The first one is fun, entertaining and moreish in a lo-fi kind of way.

    Then you try a second one and realise they’re all reskins/retreads.

    Edited by yegon at 22:14:13 15-05-2020
  • JoeBlade 15 May 2020 22:13:08 5,233 posts
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    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx Good point, cheers. I'll get on it then though I'm unsure when exactly considering I've just installed the - also free - GTA 5 from EGS yesterday.
    And I still have about 200 games yet to finish in my Steam library o_O
  • monsieur-Cosmo 28 May 2020 09:35:56 603 posts
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    Some people say Phantasy Star Online 2 is available on Windows Store as a free to play game, but I can't find it. Also the install files are supposedly huge (11 gig download then 70 gigs).
    Meh, only for the 'merkins apparently.

    Edited by monsieur-Cosmo at 09:41:22 28-05-2020
  • KD 28 May 2020 10:26:24 2,885 posts
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    @monsieur-Cosmo I'm just starting it up after downloading the updates overnight.

    All I did was go to this link and it loaded up the page in windows store and downloaded fine. Just don't go to the UK or relevant page if it asks.

    Just google PSO2 windows store and follow it, link wont paste on here properly.

    Edited by KD at 10:32:01 28-05-2020
  • Reacher 8 Jun 2020 15:38:32 3,008 posts
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    https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality

    750 games for $5
  • crashVoodoo 12 Jun 2020 00:01:01 6,760 posts
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    Snake Pass is free for a limited time on Humble

    ARK and Samurai Showdown are free on EGS

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 00:02:50 12-06-2020
  • nudistpete 14 Jun 2020 00:29:22 1,246 posts
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    If you like Samurai Shodown, and you have Prime, there are a bunch more free on Amazon Games at the moment, along with Dream Daddy.
  • nudistpete 16 Jun 2020 20:37:39 1,246 posts
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    https://www.humblebundle.com/fight-for-racial-justice-bundle

    £25.50 for a fucktonne of Steam games including Football Manager 2020, Baba is You and Jackbox Party 5. I'm trying hard to resist, already spent far too much on games recently... but.. charity....
  • mrpon 26 Jun 2020 10:37:51 36,364 posts
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    Just checked my wishlist....fuck.

    A stats page would be nice, ie: currently buy your wishlist for £X.XX

    Who am I kidding, £XXX.XX more like!

    Edited by mrpon at 10:40:19 26-06-2020
  • rice_sandwich 28 Jun 2020 16:53:57 6,511 posts
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    I found an actual hidden gem / diamond in the rough in the Steam sale. I'm totally addicted!

    Logistical

    It's a pick up and deliver / logistical management game with loads of towns that have resource inputs, conversions and outputs that you have to connect to supply chains. It looks like a bloody horrible mess with a ton of icons thrown at the screen. It's quite mind boggling and almost overwhelming at first. You'd be forgiven for thinking it's a 90s shareware game and the interface is rough to say the least (although actually good once you understand it).

    The latest version is out in a few weeks and there's a demo available:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/672150/LOGistICAL_Earth/

    You can also try out some free modules in the previous iterations. There are many modules covering different countries and they all have slightly different mechanics. I'm currently playing Belgium and Indonesia.

    It's a giant puzzle that you chip away at bit by bit as you unravel connections and unlock more towns and industries and get things going where they need to go. It sort of feels like work and fun mixed together. Why am I enjoying something that's probably someone's full time job!? All I can say is that it has that "I'll just do one more thing" appeal.

    It would be easier if it had listing screens and more ways to get overviews of resources etc. but I'm sort of glad it doesn't as it makes working stuff out more rewarding.
  • brokenkey 28 Jun 2020 18:41:52 10,576 posts
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    Which are you playing, Logistcal, Logistal 2(free to play), or the demo of the new one?
  • rice_sandwich 28 Jun 2020 18:48:13 6,511 posts
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    @brokenkey

    I first tried the demo of the Logistical 3 which lets you play around a bit in New Zealand to learn some mechanics. It appears to be a little slicker than the previous games. I will definitely buy it when it comes out.

    I also bought the Indonesia & Belgium modules for Logistical 2. I'm currently flipping between both modules. Indonesia is a little simpler as Belgium has something like 11,000 mail boxes where you have to make deliveries!
  • brokenkey 28 Jun 2020 18:51:54 10,576 posts
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    I installed the demo, I couldn't get the truck to leave the museum.

    Edited by brokenkey at 18:52:02 28-06-2020
  • rice_sandwich 28 Jun 2020 18:58:21 6,511 posts
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    @brokenkey

    Yeah, the tutorial is not the best for sure. It took me a good couple of hours to understand the basics.
  • rice_sandwich 28 Jun 2020 19:02:15 6,511 posts
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    Load up the Isle of Man in Logistical 2 for an easier intro. The game is most definitely a diamond in the rough but it's good once you get to grips with the user interface.
  • DrStrangelove 27 Jul 2020 11:18:46 15,237 posts
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    Tacoma is currently free on Epic. Was pretty surprised, I rarely enjoy any of the games given away (and I'm not even interested in the genre), but quite liked this one. It's a pure storytelling game from the people who made Gone Home, where you explore an abandoned space station and observe 3D recordings of the crew to piece clues together and figure out what happened.

    It's not super long and I believe for free it's really worth giving it a try. Offer ends 30/07.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 11:55:12 27-07-2020
  • JoeBlade 27 Jul 2020 11:27:19 5,233 posts
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    @DrStrangelove Hmm, are those "free now" deals the same as the ones that got me GTA V?
    These look more like Steam's free weekend deals, i.e. you can play it for free until a given date but once beyond that you have to pay to continue playing.
  • DrStrangelove 27 Jul 2020 11:37:41 15,237 posts
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    No, free games on Epic are always yours to keep.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 27 Jul 2020 11:38:23 9,333 posts
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    @JoeBlade They're properly free. Personally, I've zero interest in Tacoma, but if you want it for free, it's there for the taking.
  • JoeBlade 27 Jul 2020 11:41:50 5,233 posts
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    Okay cheers.
  • Theshape80 28 Jul 2020 09:25:30 314 posts
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    Othercide is out today. Really looking forward to playing it.
  • KD 28 Jul 2020 14:30:20 2,885 posts
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    Maneater £12.99

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/maneater-pc-1299-at-cd-keys-3514364
  • Daz190uk 4 Aug 2020 23:26:20 421 posts
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    Has anyone here used Green Man Gaming before? I noticed EG advertise the sales they have sometimes but never coming across them aside from this.

    It kind of seems silly not to use them if they do as they say - everything seems a few pounds cheaper than directly from Steam.
  • waggy79 4 Aug 2020 23:35:16 2,324 posts
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    Never had an issue with GMG. Had about 6-7 games off them. Mind you I've never had an issue with any supposedly shady key resellers so take from that what you will.
  • Ultrasoundwave 9 Aug 2020 19:55:00 6,100 posts
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    Not the right thread probably, but we’ve bought a new PC this weekend. I’ve skipped the last 5 years or so of PC gaming, what do I NEED to play (in terms of PC exclusives)?

    I’ve got Game Pass, so have installed Gears Tactics (which doesn’t look great despite my machine being a good spec) and I’ve gone to Steam and bought Disco Elysium and Black Mesa.

    Any other recommendations?
  • AddyB- 9 Aug 2020 20:08:55 915 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave

    Total war games
    Battletech
    Outerwilds
    Legend of Bumbo

    Edited by AddyB- at 20:09:19 09-08-2020
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 9 Aug 2020 21:09:39 4,012 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave Phoenix Point may be on game pass. Otherwise a lot of exclusives tend to be strategy games (Battletech etc). The Shadowrun games by Harebrained were fun too (not actually played through the third yet but enjoyed the first two campaigns). A million different simulators if they are your sort of thing. In my case some of the older Falcom RPGs are atill PC exclusive in English (or had really bad PS2 era ports) such as some of the Trails and Ys games along with stuff like Zwei and Xanadu Next. Then again a lot kf these were around 5 years ago... Point and click adventures are another genre that often dont hit consoles (or done well anyway)
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