This sounds very much like an advert – and I suppose it is in a way – but there are two great offers this weekend on classic PC games from Steam, Valve Software’s distribution network:
X-COM Complete Pack: This includes X-COM: UFO Defense (aka UFO: Enemy Unknown in the EU), X-COM: Terror From The Deep, Interceptor, Enforcer and Apocalypse. Okay, so the last few were known to be pretty much ho-hum, but UFO Defense is one of the best strategy games of all time. All these titles together offer hours of old-school gaming fun for the paltry sum of $13.49 (or around £7.50).
If you’re wondering whether or not they’ll run on Vista, this forum post will answer your questions.
ID Super Pack: This one is incredible value for money. $34.99 (£19.70) buys you over 20 full games and mission packs: from Wolfenstein 3D and Commander Keen, through Quake, Hexen, and Heretic to the classic Doom series. Normally this pack goes for double that price on Steam, but if you pick it up before tomorrow (Sunday 7th September) you can take advantage of the discount.