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Welcome to Shoestring Gaming, a weekly article where I try to highlight  some great deals currently going on so that you can get some great games while still working within your budget. This week there are deals on LucasArts Games, some older Saints Row deals and even an old simulator that you can pick up for free.

Starting off this week, GOG is having a sale on plenty of LucasArts Titles, this isn’t just Star Wars titles either and includes games such as Sam and Max: Hit the Road and The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. Some big Star Wars games that are on sale are Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic II.

KOTOR and KOTOR II are highly regarded as two of the best Star Wars games that have ever been made. Set four thousand years before the events of the movies, a Sith evil has been unleashed upon the galaxies and it is up to you to save it. Along your journey you are able to create yourself as a Jedi through 40 different Jedi powers, getting to see many different well-known locations from throughout the world and get to create a party from many different species and creatures from the universe. In the sequel you can even break free from the role of the Jedi hero as you can choose whether you want to be the good guy or the bad guy.

Fight for the side of the Jedi or of the evil Sith in KOTOR II

Fight for the side of the Jedi or of the evil Sith in KOTOR II

Over at Amazon you can get Saints Row the Third – The Full Package for between $15 and $20 depending on what platform you purchase it for. The Full Package includes all of the DLC for Saints Row the Third including three mission DLC and over 30 different additional items.

Last and not least is Theme Hospital, available for free from Origin as a game “On The House”. In Theme Hospital you have to watch over a hospital and make sure that it stays running. Much like other simulator games of the 90’s, such as Rollercoaster Tycoon, your success is determined with how well the general populous reacts to your hospital and what kinds of profits you make over a certain period of time.

Theme Hospital

What kind of hospital will you be able to run?

If you don’t play as many games on the PC and are instead an Xbox or PlayStation gamer you could check out January’s Games with Gold for Xbox or PlayStation Plus to see what free games are available for either platform.

What do you think of this weeks deals? Are there any big ones that I have missed? Are you thinking of picking up any of these games?

Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.