Mix a top-down RPG, a little Diablo-style hack and slash, and a healthy dose of humor, and you've got Magicka.
As a wizard fighting the forces of evil, summon water, earth, fire, lighting and other elements in specific combinations to cast powerful spells. But you'll have to be quick to succeed, and remembering spell combos that exploit enemy weaknesses in the thick of battle can be daunting.
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Adventure with friends and time your spells to multiply their effects. The combinations are limitless, and its a blast inventing new spells as you go. The game is hard, so prepare to die early and often.
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It's a great time to be a PC gamer. The most anticipated studio titles can be downloaded the moment they're released, the classics you grew up with are increasingly available again, and independent developers have the means to create worlds the industry only dreams of.
If you're looking for a weekend gaming fix, but not too keen on dropping 50 bucks for the latest EA thrill ride, consider platforms like Steam and Good Old Games, which offer a wealth of entertainment on the cheap.
We've selected 10 of our favorite low-priced PC games -- a good mix of modern classics, indie innovation, and nostalgia-soaked reissues -- which all come in under $10.
So grab one, or grab a few, and get lost for a while.
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