Another week struck off the list, another step closer to the inevitability of death. Ignore death’s boney hand as it lingers behind you and instead revel in some quite cheap games.
This weekend, both Steam and GOG are hosting big Star Wars sales, since May the 4th is just around the corner, but if you think space and sword fights are very silly, you might still find something else to divert your attention from your own mortality.
GOG’s got two bundles on sale, both completely dedicated to Star Wars. Both have an eclectic mix of games, from strategy to RPGs. The Blaster Bundle contains seven discounted games, including the X-Wing series, while the Saber Bundle comes with 10 games, including the Jedi Knight and Knights of the Old Republic series.
You do get more for less with the Saber Bundle, but if you don’t have X-Wing or TIE-Fighter, you really should consider the Blaster Bundle.
Police Quest, Space Quest, Kings Quest -- all the quests are on sale at GOG. In the Activision Weekend Promo, you’ll also be able to grab the Zork series, the Gabriel Knight series and Impressions Games’ wonderful city builders, Zeus, Pharaoh and Caesar.
Steam’s also doing a Star Wars sale, which includes a few games, like Force Unleashed and the Lego games, that can’t be found on GOG.
Where a game features in both sales, it looks like they are consistently cheaper on GOG, however. This might be different depending on your region, so take a look before you commit.
Now it’s getting silly. Steam is also hosting an Activision sale. Unlike the GOG version, this includes a lot of Activision’s absolutely terrible games, like Duck Dynasty, the Cabela series and The Amazing Spider-man 2. But there’s also the likes of Call of Duty and Geometry Wars.
While GOG has a better selection of adventure games in its Activision sale, Steam is offering the entire Kings Quest and Space Quest collections for significantly less.
Steam’s putting on a Saints Row franchise sale, discounting every game and piece of DLC since Saints Row 2. That’s a lot of purple and sexuallty suggestive weapons. You can get it all, minus Gat out of Hell in the Saints Row franchise pack, which has been discounted by 75 percent. You can get Get out of Hell separately, with a 33 percent discount.
For the next week and a bit, you’ll be able to pick up a boat-load of Might & Magic games in the latest Humble Bundle. Pay what you want for Heroes of Might & Magic II and IV (both complete editions), the Might & Magic collection (which includes M&M 1-6) and a Might & Magic Heroes Online starter pack.
Chip in more than the average and you’ll also get HoMM V, VI, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, as well as some unannounced games. Up that to $15 and you’ll get some DLC, Might & Magic X, HoMM III HD and a Duel of Champions Starter Pack.
Okay, that’s it from me. I’m going to go do weekend preparation stuff like ironing Hawaiian shirts and dousing myself in spirits. As always, if you spot any other good deals, put them in the comments.