October is the thick of game-release season and today brought Sid Meier’s Civilization 6. It’s far too early for the game to be on sale, of course, so this week there’s a competition to win a copy below alongside the usual selection of gaming bargains. On that front, this week we’ve got UK deals and we’ve got deals that will work in the UK, US and presumably places outside of those two geographical boxes.
This is the part where I mention that Jelly Deals and GamesPlanet got together to bring you a bit of a freebie giveaway thingy. We’ve got a mess of keys for Civilization VI to giveaway (by which I mean, about twenty of them) and in order for you to be in with a chance of winning, just give that link underneath this block of text a click and enter the sweepstakes. Winners will be chosen at random on Monday and will receive either a Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe of Civ VI.
Like I said before, entries close on Monday (at 4pm, specifically) and are open to anyone in the UK, Europe, Africa or the Middle East (since the Steam key won’t redeem anywhere else).
UK & US Deals
Over at Bundle Stars this weekend, there’s a whole host of games at reduced prices with an extra 6% off if you use the code SCREAM6 at discount. For the voucher to work, you’ll have to spend a minimum of £6/$6/€6, and while I refuse to use the phrase ‘spoopy’ to describe anything, that seems seasonally appropriate.
This weekend, Bethesda is cutting the prices on a whole bunch of Fallout 4 related business by ‘up to 50%’. What this means in real terms is that a copy of Fallout 4 itself will cost you £19.99 / $29.99, the Season Pass will cost you £26.79 / $33.49 and a whole bunch of other Fallout games are on sale for around the tenner mark, too.
While we’re talking about Steam sales that are running this weekend, just do yourself a favour now and pick up a copy of DOOM while it’s down to £19.99 / $29.99 this weekend. You’ll be glad you did. Alec certainly seemed to like it, too.
If you like your action RPGs to be set firmly to the ‘Fantasy’ side of the ‘Sci-fi or Fantasy’ spectrum and Dark Souls just doesn’t cut it for you – hey, maybe this Dragon’s Dogma thing is for you. The game finally got a PC release in the form of the ‘Dark Arisen’ edition that landed on Steam at the beginning of the year. It’s down to £9.79 / $11.99 over at Green Man Gaming right now. Plus, you can essentially own people that you call ‘pawns’. So there’s that, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Stellaris caused a little bit of a stir when it released earlier this year. It was one of the most eagerly anticipated strategy games in a long time and went on to sell a whole load of copies off the back of that. Fresh off the release of its recent Kraken DLC, it’s on offer over at GamesPlanet for £23.44 / $28.77. You can read Adam’s review of it, too.
To many people out there on the information superhighway, Cities: Skylines was the game that delivered on promises that Sim City couldn’t live up to. It’s a city builder, as you may have gathered from one or both words in the title, and it’s a fairly ambitious one at that. It’s currently reduced down to £5.75 / $7.05 over at GAME as a Steam download. The Deluxe Edition is on offer too, for £7.50 / $9.19.
The 1060 may be the baby brother of this year’s offering of graphics cards from GeForce, but it does a pretty damn good job of straddling the line of power and affordability. Helping that along somewhat, is GAME’s current price on the ASUS-made GeForce 1060 card for £199.99. If you’re looking to build a VR-specific machine, this one might be a good bet.
I like most games that give me the option to kick a man out of a window mid-conversation if I just don’t like his tone. Mass Effect offers this, along with many hours of equally fun space soap opera antics. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of leading a group of scrappy rebel upstarts toward certain doom, you can grab the Mass Effect Trilogy from Green Man Gaming for £9.99 at the moment.
If you somehow haven’t already picked up a copy of Dark Souls 3 and you want to get in just in time for that fancy new DLC, GAME is currently selling Steam keys of the game for £26.79 on the website, which is a cheap price to pay for the amount of frustration the game will bring.
Alright, we’re done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.