Best PC Gaming Deals Of The Week

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.

Contest time

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.

Civilization VI Giveaway

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.

Scream Sale at Bundle Stars – Save 6% with code SCREAM6

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.

Fallout 4 Weekend Sale from Steam

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.

Doom for £19.99 / $29.99 from Steam

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.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Steam) for £9.79 / $11.99 from Green Man Gaming

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.

Stellaris (Steam) for £23.44 / $28.77 from GamesPlanet

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.

Cities: Skylines (Steam) for £5.75 / $7.05 from GAME
Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition (Steam) for £7.50 / $9.19 from GAME

UK Deals

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.

GeForce 1060 Graphics Card for £199.99 from GAME

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.

Mass Effect Trilogy (Origin) for £9.99 from Green Man Gaming

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.

Dark Souls 3 (Steam) for £26.79 from GAME

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.

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  1. Gothnak says:

    Oooh, free Civ 6? Yes please!

    …Goes to Link…

    Oh, you have to use Twitter? God no…

    …Feels Old…

  2. TheMightyEthan says:

    I’m always tempted by the Mass Effect Trilogy deals (I originally played them on 360) but then I always remember that they never include the DLC, which never goes on sale. :(

    • lglethal says:

      Hey RPS, any Chance of finding out why the DLC for ME has never been on sale on PC? They’re regularly on sale in Console Land.

      Whenever I’ve asked this question to EA – they say it’s up to Bioware and Bioware say it’s up to EA. Mind you the last time I asked EA Support this question, they directed me to ask the question at an EA Support Forum. Turns out the Support Forum was where users help other users with there Problems, no EA staff involved. So not really able to help me with questions about EA pricing and policy…

      • welverin says:

        Clearly it was effective at getting you to shut up and go away, so they won that round.

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        phuzz says:

        It’s pretty shit that you could spend £20 on getting all three games and still have to spend about the same again just to get the rest of the story.

  3. Haxton Fale says:

    You can still snag Stellaris a couple pounds cheaper on WinGameStore

  4. RaoulDuke says:

    You can get Civilization VI at £37.99 here – link to – I still think thats an excessive price, I mean its nearly as expensive as GTA V PC was on release, is this just gouging because they can or is there a reason?

    • SingularityParadigm says:

      Gouging? That price is in-line with what the industry-standard release price has been for AAA games for at least a decade. Make no mistake, Civ *is* a AAA game series put out by a AAA publisher. Always has been. If the release price does not provide value to you, wait for a discount that does. That is the entire purpose of discounts, to net additional sales from price-sensitive customers at their own subjective perceived value. What do you value more, owning the game now and paying a higher price, or waiting to buy the game later at a lower price?

      • Scelous says:

        Seriously. Sometimes it shocks me at how cheap gamers can be, especially compared to how much more expensive other hobbies are and how game prices have stayed the same when other prices have risen due to inflation.

        Also, for anyone looking at that link, be wary about grey market cd key sellers. Stolen keys are not uncommon and can really hurt the developer. Just look up more info about that stuff on Google.

  5. aldo_14 says:

    That 1060 appears to be 3GB model, which is not stated atall in the GAME page, but worth bearing in mind when considering the price (although £200 still seems relatively cheap – overclockers have the same model for £228, although I didn’t check anywhere else).

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