That’s Sid Meier’s Civilization® IV, Sid Meier’s Civilization® III Complete, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Shattered Union, Prey, CivCity: Rome, Civilization IV®: Warlords, Sid Meier’s Railroads!, Railroad Tycoon 3, Railroad Tycoon II Platinum, X-COM: Terror From the Deep, X-COM: Apocalypse, BioShock™, X-COM: Interceptor, X-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: Enforcer, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich, and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization.
Steam is having a sale at the moment on Meridian4 games, offering the complete Meridian4 pack for US$25.
That’s 14 games (including their new title, Chains), working out to about US$1.80 each.
Personally, I find Meridian4’s games to be something of a mixed bag (Vigil – Blood Bitterness, for example, completely fails to grab me), but even so, this still feels like a reasonable deal. It’s not hard to get 2 bucks worth of gaming value out of even a fairly poor title, and if you find something good in the bundle, that can more than make up for some duds.
That’s worth considering, in my opinion.
Odds are you don’t have a ton of cash to throw around. I know that I don’t. So, let’s talk about stretching your Windows gaming dollar a bit further.
There’s actually quite a number of ways, but let’s look at a simple set of tips for cheaper digital downloads.
Six girls from nine to nineteen. One forest. One errand.
A dual mandate.
Go to grandmother’s house. Stay on the path.
It’s about growing up. It’s about horror. It’s about obedience and disobedience. It’s about the wolf, who rarely goes on four legs.
It’s about terrible things.
Digital downloads are certainly a big thing at the moment. There’s Valve’s Steam, there’s Stardock’s Impulse, there’s Gametap (“Yours if you can ever get it to work” – Judge Dredd), there’s gog.com and more.
These are generally good things, however I’m going to pick on Steam for a few minutes. Actually, not quite on Steam itself, but on a couple publishers using it, who need a bit of a spanking.
Let me run up at that phrase again. A steampunk machines/cogs/steam/puzzle game on Valve’s Steam for Windows. There’s also a demo. Tricky, kinda cool, steampunk and relatively cheap. What’s not to like?