Welcome to Shoestring Gaming, the once a week article where we talk about some of the better deals going on right now for getting good games on a budget. This week there are plenty of deals from Steam, Amazon and our very own TechRaptor GameFanShop.

Starting off with a Behemoth discount, Castle Crashers is currently 75% off on Steam for $3.74 or if you want to buy it to play with your friends you can buy Castle Crashers in a 4 pack for $11.24. Two DLC characters, the Pink Knight and the Blacksmith, are on sale as well for 76%, both only at $0.24.

Castle Crashers is an arcade style beat-em up for up to four different players. In Castle Crashers, it is your aim to fight through levels of enemies and strange bosses to try to save all of the captured princesses from their cells. This game has a competitive element in the collection of gold for weapons and fights for the kisses of the princess that you rescue. For anyone unfamiliar with the developers, the Behemoth, they have also made Alien Hominid in the past and Battle Block Theater, so if you want a game that plays similar to that then it’s a great game to try with friends.

Castle Crashers

4-Player fun awaits in the colorful and crazy world of Castle Crashers

Amazon currently has some great deals going on for digital games 70% off that include such hits as Sonic Generations, as well as some DLC for it, and Skullgirls.

In Sonic Generations you play as Sonic and Tails who have been taken from their own time, manage to meet up with themselves (2D era of sonic games), and have to replay crucial moments in their lives in order to reset the time stream. Fantastic levels like Green Hill Zone, City Escape and the Chaos boss from Sonic Adventure have been remade and some tweaked to give Sonic fans a nostalgic and fast paced trip through the blue speedsters history.

City Escape - Sonic Generations

To anyone who played even half as much of SA2 as I did i’m sure you’re humming the song from this level already!.

Finally, while not starting immediately, if you check the TechRaptor GameFanShop from the 16th to the 18th there is a massive Tomb Raider sale going on. You will be able to get 75% off Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Tomb Raider: GOTY, or the more recent Tomb Raider: Legend or Underworld. With the recent release of Tomb Raider and the Temple of Osiris there will also be a 65% off discount for Lara Croft and the Guardians of Light. None of these Tomb Raider games will be above $7.50 or you could buy the Tomb Raider Collection for $40 instead of it’s regular $80.

As always there are plenty of deals going on on console at the moment and Xbox gamers can get January Games with Gold. If you own a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita and you have PlayStation Plus then you can also check out the free January PlayStation Plus games.

What do you think of this weeks deals? Are there any that I missed out on? Are you planning on picking any of these up?

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.

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