We’re about two weeks removed from the madness that was the No Man’s Sky launch and we are about to head into the first weekend post-Deus Ex (and post first Deus Ex patch), so it sounds like a good time to look at some of the best deals of the past week, as tracked down by myself over at Jelly Deals. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
XCOM Enemy Unknown has been out for a few years now, but still stands tall as one of the best turn-based strategy games of the past decade or so. Some have even said that it holds greater replayability than its sequel. If you haven’t yet added a copy of this to your collection, now’s your chance, since GamesPlanet are selling ‘The Complete Edition’ of the game for £5.99 right now, which is around £19 cheaper than buying it from Steam right now.
Before Yager was known for making (and then not making) Dead Island 2, they made Spec Ops: The Line. This game was kind of their own adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness, and confronted players with some challenging situations. It’s not exactly a fun game, as Alec’s review explained, but since it’s only £3.99 over at GamesPlanet right now (a full £16 cheaper than on Steam currently) I’d recommend picking up a copy and seeing the nightmare for yourself.
The game that just will not go down without a fight, Valkyria Chronicles, saw a release on PC in 2014, way ahead of its eventual remastered PS4 edition. The turn-based JRPG takes place in a fictitious continent of Europa during what appears to be an alternate 1930s. There’s a reason this one has been kicking around since the PS2 days. While it’s £14.99 currently on Steam, you can pick up a copy for £3.99 over at GamesPlanet.
Over at Green Man Gaming, they’re offering “HITMAN – The Full Experience” for £31.99 at the moment. While that particular choice of naming convention makes it sound a little bit like you’re paying for a lovely romantic evening in the company of Mr. 47 himself, what you’ll get for your money here is the entire first season of the this year’s episodic Hitman game. If not swayed already, feel free to read Adam’s thoughts on episode one.
If you’ve ever felt the need to own a replica nuclear warhead (albeit a miniature one) and quite like the Fallout games, this one is for you. The Fallout Anthology houses all the games in the Fallout series (minus Fallout 4) in a mini-nuke casing. You’ll get a Fallout 4 branded empty box to put your copy of that game in, too, if you like. GameStop are selling it for an all-time low of $29.99 right now.
This year sees the release of Sid Meier’s latest entry into the “oh my god I’ve been here for six hours” inducing Civilization franchise. While we all wait for Civ VI to make its way onto Steam, you can make the time fly past by picking up this copy of Civ V: The Complete Edition, which is currently reduced to $12.50. If you buy it today, you may emerge sometime around October.
If you haven’t yet got a controller to use on your setup, and you’re one of the types that likes to use controllers on PC games, Amazon have a fairly good offer going on. For $37.99, you can pick up an Xbox One controller along with the USB to make it work on PC. It’s not quite wireless (a wireless version of this bundle is currently double this price) but it also won’t break the bank.
Or hey, maybe you’re a mouse and keyboard kind of person and you just won’t be told otherwise. That’s alright, too. Best Buy has currently slashed the price of this Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse in half, cutting it down to $39.99, which isn’t bad.
Okay, that’s all for another week. If you’ve found a deal that you think we’ve missed, go ahead and post it in the comments below.
As usual, please keep in mind that deals, prices and availability can change at any time, so sorry if that happens on any of the above. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the information super-highway for more deals, but feel free to drop us a like on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.