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Bioshock PC Game just £3.49 on Steam (digital download)

£3.49 @ Steam
Great game at an amazing price in Steam's Holiday sale Often regarded as the best game of 2007 by many people, so if you haven't already played it don't miss the opportunity Read More
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Great game at an amazing price in Steam's Holiday sale
Often regarded as the best game of 2007 by many people, so if you haven't already played it don't miss the opportunity
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#1
Some great deals on there TF2 for £6.99 AudioSurf for £2.99

http://store.steampowered.com/holidaysale
#2
Absolutely crazy price for the game.

Trials 2 for £1.49 is also worth downloading, excellent little game.
#3
My highlights:

Gumboy - Crazy Adventures - £1.49
Trials 2 Second Edition - £1.49
Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete - £2.24 (great for gaming on an older system)
Commander Keen, Episodes 1-5 - £2.69
Bullet Candy - £2.69
Audiosurf - £2.99 (This also includes the Orange Box Soundtrack)
Portal - £3.49
Bioshock - £3.49
Beyond Good and Evil - £3.74
Far Cry - £3.74
Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast - £4.49
Dark Messiah Might and Magic - £4.49
Painkiller Gold Edition - £4.49
Multiwinia + Darwinia - £4.49
Everyday Shooter - £5.39
Heretic + Hexen Collection - £5.39
Defense Grid: The Awakening - £10.49
Sid Meier's Civilization IV Complete - £13.49
Sam & Max, Season 1 - £15.29
id Superpack - £18.99
Valve Complete Pack - £39.74
THQ Collector Pack - £39.74
Eidos Collector Pack - £47.69
#4
Wow - have on 360 already, but well worth playing properly with a PC setup!
#5
Amazing deals.

Portal, Bioshock and Beyond Good & Evil are essential purchases at that price. iD pack is also fantastic value for money.
#7
just purchased the ID superpack including all of DOOM, Hexen, Wolfenstein and Captain Keen for 19.- !
#8
Some fantastic deals, just firing Steam up now.
#9
Downloading Left 4 Dead. Got it for £20.24. Voted hot :thumbsup:
#10
Also like the Popcap collection (20 plus games) for just under £40.

Includes classics like "Bejeweled 2", & my daughters favourite "Peggle Deluxe".

Some of the spelling games quite educational too.

No depth to the games but great to pick up & put down.

Will continue being used on my PC long after the "big" games are gone.
#11
When you download and install steam games, if you re-install your os can you download the game again for free after you have piaded for it originally?
#12
Steam versions don't have DRM - you have to run Steam to get to them, but I don't think that SecuRom is included as far as I know - it's definitely preferable.

Also, when you reformat your PC you can reinstall the games again. You just download Steam and then the games are all in your list - just right click what you want, then click Install and it will redownload it for you!
#13
Still trying to make sense of how Steam works. Is it just a repository from which you can download the full installer, which you can burn to cd/dvd or do you have to install each time over the web link bit by bit?

Because if it is the latter then installing a multi-gigger like BioShock even over a fast internet connection is going to be a pain in the backside.

[edit] Found this in Wikipedia:
It is necessary to validate every Steam game online before it can be launched, although an offline mode is available. There are no alternate methods of activation such as via telephone or fax, which causes the system to deny access to those without Internet connections. According to the Steam Subscriber Agreement, Steam's availability is not guaranteed and Valve is under no legal obligation to release an update disabling the authentication system in the event that Steam becomes permanently unavailable.[52]
Temporary system failures may occur preventing users from activating their games. The first temporary system failure affected Europe on November 2004 just after Half-Life 2 was released,[32][35] and in December 2006 the root authentication servers were unavailable due to storms in Seattle.[53]


ah, well. Buy in haste, repent at leisure.
#14
No guys, when you buy a game on steam it belongs to your account.

If you create an account aslong as you have or remember the login details all the games are saved on that account.


So you can redownload the games as much as you like, ive reformatted my pc dozens of times over the last few years and i can still download CSS and Half life 2.
#15
dcx_badass
Anyone know if this comes without the horrible DRM found in the retail version?


It tells you on the steam page for the game if 3rd party DRM is used. So since valve/steam haven't written that I can only assume only the standard steam activation is in place.

Check the page for Crysis Warhead for reference where its written

3rd-party DRM: SecuROM™
5 machine activation limit

For Grand Theft Auto IV its written

3rd-party DRM: SecuROM™
Unlimited machine activations

It depends on the publisher.
#16
voted hot

just ordered Bioshock for £3.49 shame its going to take 3 hours to DL :(
#17
Megacamz

So you can redownload the games as much as you like, ive reformatted my pc dozens of times over the last few years and i can still download CSS and Half life 2.


Not on some titles. Check Crysis Warhead and the 5 pc limit is in place. You cannot install the game on "different" systems more than 5 times. Installing a new motherboard counts as a new PC.
#18
just got bioshock, great game well worth £3.50 lol, I like that steam auto updates games also you can backup your donwloads to disc if you ever need to reformat etc...
#19
spraint
Still trying to make sense of how Steam works. Is it just a repository from which you can download the full installer, which you can burn to cd/dvd or do you have to install each time over the web link bit by bit?

Because if it is the latter then installing a multi-gigger like BioShock even over a fast internet connection is going to be a pain in the backside.

[edit] Found this in Wikipedia:

ah, well. Buy in haste, repent at leisure.


The games all download ready to run and you could cut and paste the steamapps folder to a virgin steam installation and instantly have all your games available after they've been updated and verified.
#20
Steam is far better for reformatting in my eyes, no need to worry about finding install disks, just download steam and leave it to do its thing.
#21
bioshock is an awesome game. i got my version from the sensible place, was quite cheap actually... lol.

£3.49 is a steal though.
#22
Great game at a great price!
#23
Excellent Buy
#24
This is my current spec, I'm far from 'up' on PC gaming but fancy giving this a go. The machine as I understand it is not built for gaming, however, will it be satisfactory?

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz
Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
Total available graphics memory 399 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 271 MB
Display adapter driver version 7.15.10.9746
Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
Secondary monitor resolution 640x480
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

Your thoughts?
#25
Incredible price....and Far Cry is still one of the best games of the decade so a doubly great post.

Great price - £3.84 for hours upon hours of enjoyment! Far Cry and \Bioshock are games where you wish you hadn't played them...just so you could play them for the first time again!

BTW. Yeah you have to dowload the full thing, it's definitely an all night job.

Edit: Just noticed Painkiller and portal - very good too!
#26
oldskooladdict
This is my current spec, I'm far from 'up' on PC gaming but fancy giving this a go. The machine as I understand it is not built for gaming, however, will it be satisfactory?

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz
Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
Total available graphics memory 399 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 271 MB
Display adapter driver version 7.15.10.9746
Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
Secondary monitor resolution 640x480
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

Your thoughts?


It will run but struggle. The processor is fine for the game. The graphics card is weak, and you haven't mentioned how much RAM you have. On XP 2GB will be more than enough.

edit:

heres the game running at various medium quality settings with budget cards

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/bioshock_mainstream_gpu_performance/page10.asp

The 7300 is probably equal to the 8400gs. Look at DX9 results only.
#27
Nice score! 65% downloaded so far, looking forward to playing it :-)
#28
Just bought BioShock for £3.49 and Trials 2 for £1.49 - not bad!!
#29
Jimton
When you download and install steam games, if you re-install your os can you download the game again for free after you have piaded for it originally?

Yep - you can generally download again as many times as you like.

spraint
Still trying to make sense of how Steam works. Is it just a repository from which you can download the full installer, which you can burn to cd/dvd or do you have to install each time over the web link bit by bit?

Neither.

STEAM downloads and installs the game once. Next time you play, it's all there and ready to go. In the case of a multi-gigger like Bioshock, it simply means it takes a few hours to download when you first purchase it.

You're free to backup the install folder if you wish, so you won't need to download all your stuff again when you reformat/replace your PC...

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