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Pick up a bunch of Star Control games cheap in the Humble Stardock Bundle

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If it's dense strategy you're after, this Humble Stardock Strategy Bundle (opens in new tab) is well worth a look. For a solitary dollar ($1.50 in Australia) you can get fantasy 4X Sorcerer King: Rivals (opens in new tab), which is worth it by itself — but you'll also get Dead Man's Draw, which is a strategy game with pirates. Quite the rarity.

But if you're keen to pay more than the average you'll get an avalanche of Galactic Civilizations 3 (opens in new tab) stuff: in addition to the base game three expansions are bundled in, including the Crusade, Retribution and Mega Events DLCs. Back in 2015, Richard Cobbett wrote that it's "still hands down the best modern way to conquer unknown space". At the time of writing that costs $10.14 ($16.43 in Australia).

Finally, if you've got $13 bucks ($21 in Australia) to spare you can unlock every Star Control game (Star Control Origins (opens in new tab), Star Control 1, 2 and 3, as well as another Galactic Civilizations 3 expansion (Intrigue) and Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. Check out the bundle here (opens in new tab).

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.