BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and other great titles for the kind of money you can scrape together from under the couch cushions.
Rick BroidaSenior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
No, not that one. Not that one, either. My current serious problem is time: there's not nearly enough of it, what with all the deals to find, tech stuff to write about, puppies to walk, books to read, family to enjoy, and insanely great TV to watch.
When am I supposed to game?!
You may find yourself with the same problem after today's abundance of dirt-cheap game deals. Starting with this one:
In case you're not sufficiently impressed, BioShock Infinite is one of the top-rated games of 2013 -- and it still sells for $40-$60 in most places. As for Mafia II, a sort of Grand Theft Auto set in the mob world, it received a score of 8.5 from GameSpot when it debuted back in 2010.
So, yeah, two fantastic games for under 11 bucks. Sold! (By the way, as you'll see on GameFly's promo page, there are steep discounts on a variety of 2K Games titles, all of which are also bundled with Mafia II. And take note: Your game code for Mafia II will arrive via e-mail within 10 days.)
Next up, Amazon offers the groan-inducing The Tomb of the Sleeping Hitman Pack for $13.99. It includes Hitman Absolution: Professional Edition, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider (this last also one of the top-rated games of 2013), all for PC, all delivered via Steam.
The name may be silly, but the bundle definitely isn't. Tomb Raider by itself still sells for $50 when purchased directly from Steam, though I have seen it discounted. But when you add in those other two bullets-flying action titles, the deal becomes way too good to pass up.
In fact, if you grab them both, you're looking at five pretty amazing PC games for just under $25 -- less than the price of one of them purchased upon their initial release. Which cleanly proves one of my favorite mangled sayings: cheap games come to those who wait.
Now to clear my schedule so I can actually enjoy all this great stuff. Sorry, books, something had to give!
Bonus deal: Tablet Tuesday! For a limited time, Lenovo is offering the IdeaPad Lynx K3011 Windows 8 tablet for $299 shipped when you apply coupon code USPLY51912 at checkout. Specs include an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, a 64GB SSD, and an 11.6-inch display. Alas, the keyboard dock is not included. Read CNET's review for the full scoop.
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