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Rockstar Steam Sale This Weekend

30 percent off of GTA IV and the rest of Rockstar's Steam catalog, this weekend only.

This guy says "it's a deal worth dying for!"
I'm still not sure how I feel about recommending the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV. With each patch, though, it's gotten closer and closer to being the same sort of "way better than the console version" edition that San Andreas, Vice City, and GTA III were. And with this week's Steam sale, maybe the risk gets a lot easier to manage, too.

This weekend, all of the Rockstar games that are up on Steam are 30 percent off, including the big bundle pack that lets you get all of them for $70, instead of the $99.99 you'd normally have to spend. I already own too many of these games on the PC to want to go that route, but I'm still of the mind that people who don't own either of the Max Payne games can't go wrong, with the two games running $6.99 each.
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Posted by Jeff
This guy says "it's a deal worth dying for!"
I'm still not sure how I feel about recommending the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV. With each patch, though, it's gotten closer and closer to being the same sort of "way better than the console version" edition that San Andreas, Vice City, and GTA III were. And with this week's Steam sale, maybe the risk gets a lot easier to manage, too.

This weekend, all of the Rockstar games that are up on Steam are 30 percent off, including the big bundle pack that lets you get all of them for $70, instead of the $99.99 you'd normally have to spend. I already own too many of these games on the PC to want to go that route, but I'm still of the mind that people who don't own either of the Max Payne games can't go wrong, with the two games running $6.99 each.
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Posted by needforswede

yep

Posted by Shadow71

Not a bad deal, I'm becoming a big fan of these weekend sales. I ended up playing R6 Vegas 2 only because it was half price, and a friend bought it as well. In this case...I own too many of the titles for my PS2/PS3 to have an interest in buying the PC versions. Hopefully something next weekend will catch my eye.

Posted by plagueseason

Not only are both Max Payne games $6.99 each, but if you search for "Max Payne" there's a bundle with both Max Payne 1 and 2 for $10.49.

Posted by License_To_Bill

Damn, I already bought the Rockstar pack full-price a while ago. I guess I could buy GTA IV again, since my 360 disk got ruined.

Posted by parrot_of_adun

I hate it when Rockstar gets credit for Max Payne.

Oh well, good deal.

Posted by wrecks

Been waiting to pick up GTAIV. Done. Might have to snag the Paynes as well.

Posted by PapaLazarou

Until Rockstar start doing good PC ports I'm staying away from anything other than new GTA games.

Posted by RelentlessKnight

I'm sold for Max Payne

Posted by SunKing

People! If you haven't already played Max Payne 1 or 2 then I recommend them. You shan't regret it.

Posted by HatKing

Good deal but my cash flow isn't at a point were I can take advantage of stuff like this right now...

Posted by VicRattlehead

£6.29 for max payne bundle.....awesome deal....

Posted by MattyFTM

I've picked up the classic GTA pack, and the max payne pack. Bargain.

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Posted by Daniel

Downloading Max Payne 1 & 2, great deal. Haven't played these games in ages. Thanks for pointing this deal out Jeff.

Posted by Bunnyman

Aargh. My system is lightyears from running GTAIV, yet I feel I should buy it to save a few future bucks. Damn you Steam!

Posted by VibratingDonkey

So the standard price for GTAIV is 49.99€, 30% off and it's 34.99€... I can get a physical copy for 35.99€. Steam, blow it out your ass.

6.99 games are ok though. Which of course reminds me that they're converting $6.99 to 6.99€. Apparently VAT is included though, so, no biggie, or so it would appear.. No country on this planet pays 31% tax... So we're paying 6% more than we should, minimum.

Edited by Lunarbunny

I hear a big FUUUUUUUUCK at the office.

Please, if you're having issues that are not related to Steam with these games, PLEASE DIRECT YOUR SUPPORT QUESTIONS TO ROCKSTAR SUPPORT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

IF you think your issue is related to Steam, please see the following:

Steam Support Knowledge Base

Common questions/issues:
Third-Party Game Support
Grand Theft Auto IV
Verifying Game Cache Files (GCF)
Windows Vista Troubleshooting
This game is currently unavailable
Games do not run after "Preparing to Launch"

This should cure 95% of your problems without waiting for support.

And before you ask for a refund, please see section 4 of the Steam Subscriber Agreement

Posted by VibratingDonkey
plagueseason said:
"Not only are both Max Payne games $6.99 each, but if you search for "Max Payne" there's a bundle with both Max Payne 1 and 2 for $10.49."
Yeah, that is so ferociously worth it. If you don't own the games shortly after knowing about this you're quite frankly, a giant poopyhead.
Posted by Scooper

People should play Max Payne, Steam's a great way to easily get old games for dirt cheap (you'd be surprised how cheap they sell Publisher bundles).

Posted by CaLe

I've got Max Payne 1+2 both on Disc still.. Why do I feel the URGE to buy them again?? Steam I ha.. Love you!

Also buying GTA4 because I know I would just get it later if I don't now.

Posted by Aberrant

I have always wanted the Max Payne games..........think I know what I am doing this weekend.....

Posted by LordAndrew

I have Max Payne on both PS2 and Steam. Totally worth it both times.

Since I already bought the whole Rockstar collection awhile back, there's no need to do it again. I should probably think about buying Grand Theft Auto IV though. I'm going to skip Bully, because I'm probably better off getting the PS2 version.

Posted by Emilio
plagueseason said:
"Not only are both Max Payne games $6.99 each, but if you search for "Max Payne" there's a bundle with both Max Payne 1 and 2 for $10.49."
Thank you!
Posted by RHCPfan24

Already have these games, but good deal nonetheless. Buy them if you don't have 'em.

Posted by cspiffo

Max Payne 1&2...You are now mine!  Thanks for the tip Jeff. 

Also bought Manhunt.  Dunno why.  I'm sure I can get at least $7 worth of fun out of it.

Posted by daniel_beck_90

That is one hell of a deal

Posted by HypotheticalSolution76

Sweet deal on the double Max Payne action.

Posted by mubress

Max Payne bundle here I come! Never played the second one so really looking forward to that. Cheers for the heads up Jeff!

Edited by Kohe321

Awesome, I think I'm going to use this opportunity to buy GTA4 for the PC.

Posted by Geno

I might pick up Vice City again, that's like the only good game in the pack besides GTA III and IV. I bought the Max Payne's at another point in time, those games suck. As do half of the other Rockstar titles in that collection. For those of you thinking to buy the full pack, consider just getting your favorites.

Posted by MrKlorox

If only STEAM allowed people to enter their GTA4 cd key for activation. There are websites selling legal GTA4 keys for 25 bucks.

Posted by Oni

Question! Does the Steam version of GTA 4 have the Live achievements, or just Steam achievements? This is a make-or-break question. THanks.

Posted by IncredibleBulk92

I'm begining to hate steam.  Well, more accuractely my credit card is.  Max Payne for £4.19?  Deal.  They're awesome games.  This coming for the guy who choked up an extra £10 to get the rest of the Total War series when he pre-ordered Empire.  Man I just bought X-Com for the.... 5th time because Steam had a kickass deal.  When did I become such a mental shopaholic?

Posted by Media_Master

No PC  for me

Posted by LordAndrew
Oni said:
"Question! Does the Steam version of GTA 4 have the Live achievements, or just Steam achievements? This is a make-or-break question. THanks."
Er, sorry for the delay. Live achievements only. They should totally add Steamworks achievements as well. I'd love to get achievements for Steam and Xbox Live at the same time. :)
Edited by Noisician

FFFFFFUUU, hockey made me miss the Max Payne sale, and it wasn't even a close game.