Little known fact: Devil Daggers, the excellent FPS where most people cark it in two minutes or less, is actually Australian. It's still one of the best indies of the last few years, and as of today, it's available for bugger all. You'll get two other decent games to go with it, too.
Those games, incidentally, are the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition. All three of them are worth some time in their own right, but you can probably find some enjoyment out of all three for 80 cents a pop. That's how much it'll cost for the lot, as they're going for $2.39.
My first play session with Devil Daggers, a new '90s-inspired shooter on Steam, lasted five seconds.
It's also worth adding that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is still one of the best survival games ever made, partially because you're more tasked with managing time than resources.
Bulletstorm and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter lead Adrian Chmielarz recently confessed that he liked the idea of survival games more than any survival games he actually played. I feel similarly, but his remark got me thinking about why that might be.
If you're up for spending $8, you'll get those three games and some middling extras: Mars: War Logs, Lust for Darkness, The Town of Light, Flashing Lights, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, and Wings of Vi. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is the real drawcard out of that lot, although The Town of Light is an interesting psychological thriller set in a '40s asylum and its antiquated attitudes to mental illness. The third tier, clocking in at $16, gives you Redout, Cossacks 3 and its Guardians of the Highlands expansion.
Following the forested Tuscan road up to the crest of the hill, I get my first look at Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra, the Town of Light.
The real value is in that first tier, however, and especially with Devil's Daggers. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Blood Bowl, as frustrating as it can be, and there's no shortage of outstanding S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods, including this one which tries to recreate the look of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. when it was first revealed in 2002.
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