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Current PC gaming deals: “Alien: Isolation” for free, “South Park” for less

Game sales, giveaways and bundle deals are now ubiquitous for PC gamers. If you don’t filter your way through the offer lists regularly, you will quickly overlook worthwhile titles in the crowd. We are therefore introducing some games that promise fun and are currently particularly cheap.

Survival horror | Windows | free

Alien: Isolation offers survival horror at its best, allowing players to experience the horrors of the film series up close. In the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver in the film), you have to find your way around the abandoned Sevastopol space station and stand up to the overpowering aliens. This turns out to be extremely difficult in Alien: Isolation, because there is a lack of effective weapons and ammunition. Rather, the game relies on clever tactics to escape the deadly clutches of the acid-spitting beasts.

Trailer for Alien: Isolation

(What: Xbox)

Sneaking passages, evasive maneuvers and now and then a bizarre game of hide and seek are just as important for survival as solving some puzzles and crafting objects. The game also has some, albeit limited, funds for the escape ahead. Nevertheless, the gameplay is quite clearly tailored to the stealth tactic variant.

Alien: Isolation is free until April 26, 2021 im Epic Store. During this period there is the roguelike card game Hand of Fate 2 also free. At Hand of Fate 2 you put together fighters and skills at the gaming table with the help of cards in order to then fight battles in real time with the chosen setup.

Action-RPG | Windows | ab 7,49 Euro

The extremely vulgar children from South Park are no longer just on the screen. With South Park: The Stick of Truth launched one of the most successful video games from the South Park universe in 2014. 2017 appeared with South Park: The Fractured But Whole a successful and popular successor. Both games are role-playing games that take place in the fictional small town of South Park. Eric, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and many other characters known from the series are playable characters that appear in the course of the game and can be recruited for their own group.

Trailer zu South Park: The Fractured But Whole

(Source: Ubisoft North America)

The characters are not only visually a copy of their original from the series: the voices are those of the official speakers of South Park and the characters’ personalities have of course been adopted. In terms of faecal humor and profanity, the game is in no way inferior to the series either. While the characters are in The Stick of Truth Assuming fantasy alter egos and fighting a “Lord of the Rings” -like battle (in the schoolyard) between good and evil, Eric and his friends slip into it The Fractured But Whole in their superhero costumes.

South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured But Whole are available until April 26, 2021, 75 percent cheaper in the Humble Store.

Detective Adventure | Windows | from € 7.49 (instead of € 29.99)

Sherlock Holmes has always been one of the most famous detectives. In the video game series of the same name, just like in books and films, he makes common cause with his colleague Watson and solves all kinds of scary cases. In Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment, the two have to deal with six different cases that have to be solved independently of each other. In the role of Sherlock you have to deal with murder, missing people and movie-like theft, among other things. Of course, criminal affairs are also not lacking in fantasy elements and a pinch of black humor.

Trailer zu Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment

(What: PlayStation)

It is up to the player himself during his investigations whether he adheres to various moral principles or whether he is investigated and questioned with a bit of emphasis or unfair means. It should be noted, however, that the chosen procedure has irreversible consequences for the course of the respective case.

Who the cases of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment quickly solved and even more in the mood for exciting detective work, you will find other Sherlock Holmes games at GoG until April 26, 2021, such as The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, on offer.

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Das Horror-Survivalspiel Alien: Isolation is available for free in the Epic Store until April 29th, 2021. The card RPG Hand of Fate 2 is also available there for free until April 29th, 2021.

Game bundles can also be worthwhile for bargain hunters. Due to the rather low prices, buying a bundle is sometimes worthwhile if you are only interested in a single title. Other bundles, on the other hand, score points for the number of games they contain. Attention: many bundles rely on a subscription model! The following bundle deals are currently available:

Bundle

Games

price

Systems

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Humble Choice

Shenmue 3, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, F1 2020 + 6 weitere

9,95 EUR

Win, Mac*, Linux*

01.05.

monthly cancelable subscription

Amazon Gaming

Adventures of Chris, Spinch, Stealth Bastard + weitere

from EUR 5.75 / month

Windows

April

included in Amazon Prime

* System is only supported by some of the games

Sales are always available on Steam. Typically, the “Weeklong Deals” alternate with the “Weekend Deals” – these are individual special offers that apply during the week or on the weekend. There are also the big steam sales that take place once a year. The following major sales are currently running on the dates specified:

    • Steam Summer Sale: probably from June 23, 2021

In fact, the dates may differ or there may be other large sales that are not yet known.


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