Weekend PC digital deals: Brink, Total War

Digitally distributed PC bargains this weekend include Brink, the Total War series, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, and the remarkable Humble Indie Bundle 3.

Heaps of fine PC games are going cheap at digital distributors, including the Total War series, Brink (also free to play this weekend), Battlefield games, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, and, of course, the astonishing "pay what you want" Humble Indie Bundle 3. Can you chase those blues away with video games? Will throwing your filthy, stinking, diseased, rotten rotten rotten money at PC games make you hate yourself less for chasing lucre all week? While you cannot clutch virtual goods in your arms as you rock yourself to sleep, weeping, is the knowledge that you have paid for them enough? There's only one way to find out. Here's our selection of this weekend's deals:


Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City




Dead Space

Games for Windows

Trainz Simulator 12

Get Games

  • Aliens vs. Predator (Steamworks) - $3.74 (75% off)
  • Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 - $4.99 (50% off)
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood - $7.49 (50% off)
  • F.E.A.R. 1 + F.E.A.R. 2 bundle (F2 is Steamworks) - $14.99 (50% off)
  • Far Cry 1 + 2 bundle - $6.25 (75% off)
  • Football Manager 2011 (Steamworks) - $14.99 (50% off)
  • Just Cause 2 (Steamworks) - $7.49 (75% off)
  • Killing Floor - $6.79 (66% off)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - $9.99 (75% off)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River - $29.99 (40% off)
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter - $3.74 (75% off)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 - $4.99 (75% off)

    Aliens vs. Predator

    Good Old Games

    Heroes of Might & Magic IV

    Green Man Gaming

    Total War: Shogun 2

    Humble Indie Bundle

    Pay what you want for seven indie games: Atom Zombie Smasher, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, And Yet It Moves, Hammerfight, and Steel Storm. If you pay more than the average price ($5.42 as I write this) you'll also get Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans.



    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution


    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Size Five Games (Zombie Cow)



    There's a blanket 25% off every individual item in the QuakeCon Pack 2011, but you might want to hold off on buying anything with simply a quarter off. There are two Bethesda daily deals still to be revealed, which will doubtless offer bigger discounts than a mere 25%. Thursday saw big Doom and Quake series savings and Friday's discounting The Elder Scrolls, so you're safe to buy those, but for everything else you might want to wait until Sunday so you don't miss any savings. Until Saturday, 10am PST:


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      August 5, 2011 1:45 PM

      Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Weekend PC digital deals: Brink, Total War.

      Digitally distributed PC bargains this weekend include Brink, the Total War series, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, and the remarkable Humble Indie Bundle 3.

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        August 5, 2011 1:47 PM

        is bulletstorm steamworks?

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        August 5, 2011 2:22 PM

        I'd play Brink: Total War.

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        August 5, 2011 2:51 PM

        Suprisingly not, Origin sale isn't for europeans.

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          August 5, 2011 4:10 PM

          Yeah, love that part. Clearly EA doesn't want our pretend money

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            August 6, 2011 6:24 PM

            What's that for a policy? Hell, count us euros (higher rate prices) and let us savings, right?

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        August 5, 2011 2:54 PM

        Bulletstorm for 12 bucks. Is there a way to import it into Steam just by getting the product key?

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          August 5, 2011 3:31 PM

          It's a GFWL game not a steamworks game, so nope.

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            August 5, 2011 5:37 PM

            How does D2D work with the downloader then? Is it a persistent service a la Steam or something?

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              August 5, 2011 5:41 PM

              You download an installer, and that's it. No client.

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        August 5, 2011 2:55 PM

        Bulletstorm might be too good to pass up but I waiting for me

        Last third of Witcher 2 (really good if you liked Witcher 1)
        Deadspace 1 and 2
        Ass Creed 1 and 2 / Bro
        Max Payne 2
        and I got into an MMO beta

        so much for sleeping I guess

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          August 5, 2011 3:35 PM

          I have so much backlogged and I barely get enough sleep now. I'll never finish since I keep finding deals on more games lol

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          August 5, 2011 5:49 PM

          Bulletstorm was the first game in ages that I've actually finished. All the trickshot stuff was a blast, and I was so busy trying to find interesting ways to kill the AI that I didn't even care if they weren't the smartest tools in the shed. The campaign was also worth more than a few chuckles.

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        August 5, 2011 3:44 PM

        It should be mentioned that Gamer'sGate has Darksiders for $5 for the next 8 hours.


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          August 5, 2011 4:01 PM

          I should also mention that you can activate it on steam, in case anyone's on the fence about that.

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        August 5, 2011 4:11 PM

        Has there been rumors that Bulletstorm is gonna get yanked off Steam?

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        August 5, 2011 4:11 PM

        That screenshot for the Heroes game is Heroes V, not IV. I don't think that GOG has Heroes V.

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        August 5, 2011 5:32 PM

        Heroes of Might and Magic 2 FTW

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          August 5, 2011 7:01 PM

          It's nice that Chronicles finally made it to GoG. It's not the greatest series but it does show the story that moves the series from 3 to 4.

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        August 5, 2011 5:40 PM

        I downloaded the BRINK free wekend deal, and the game will not even start. It crashes before it even loads anything, checked online and this a soundcard support related driver that many people are experiencing. You know what the workaround is? DISSABLE your sound card in Device Manager. That is the only way the game will load.

        And there is no fix for this.

        I know of one game I'm not buying. Anyone care to guess witch one?

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          August 7, 2011 8:33 PM

          lol I was going to ask "Is Brink still a POS?" and then I read this comment. I made the unfortunate mistake of buying Brink on launch day before the reviews were out... and then uninstalled same day and haven't played since :\

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        August 5, 2011 5:43 PM

        Is Settlers 7 worth $20 even though it has Ubisofts shitty DRM?

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        August 6, 2011 4:14 PM

        Can Bulletstorm from D2D be activated on Origin? Not that it really matters I'm just curious I would much prefer to activate it on Steam.

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        August 6, 2011 6:16 PM

        Origin - Spore - The discount is ONLY for the Creature Creator, not for the game itself. Too bad.

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