Best PC Gaming Deals Of The Week

It’s a good weekend for games, since Titanfall 2, Dragonball Xenoverse 2 and Skyrim: Special Edition are all officially out now. Don’t even get me started on this week’s release of Farming Simulator 17, but we’ll get around to that a little bit further down the page. There’s a smorgasbord of deals to go through today.

We’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started, shall we.

UK & US Deals

Steam is having itself a Versus Evil publisher sale this weekend, with discounts on The Banner Saga, The Banner Saga 2 and a bunch of other games they’ve released. Let’s be honest, it’s mostly about The Banner Saga series and you can pick up the original game for £4.49 / $5.99 and its sequel for £11.24 / $14.99 for the next couple days.

Versus Evil sale from Steam

Ah, life on the farm. Ploughing the fields, tending the crops and threatening strangers with shotguns. For most of us, this kind of lifestyle will only ever be a pipedream but Farming Simulator 17 will, at the very least, give us an insight into how the farming community goes about their days. It’s on offer for £23.99 / $26.24 at GamersGate at the moment.

Farming Simulator 17 on PC for £23.99 / $26.24 from GamersGate

While the title of Bundle Stars’ Dollar Dash promotion is a little one-sided to folk on the other side of the Atlantic, it works worldwide. With it, you can put down $1 (or £1 with a slightly questionable exchange rate) and choose a Steam game from a selection. Spend a little more and you’ll get a bunch more games in bundles of your choosing, up to seven games for £4.89 / $5. Disclosure: Yep, that’s Sir, You Are Being Hunted in the sale’s header image, and Sir is made by the company founded by Jim Rossignol, co-founder of this website.

Bundle Stars Dollar Dash Sale – Steam keys from £1 / $1

Life would be a whole lot simpler if we could all just be as care-free as BUD, the little red robot from Ubisoft’s Grow Home and Grow Up games. If you fancy some colourful escapism, you can grab Grow Up for £3.99 / $4.88 at GamesPlanet right now.

Grow Up on PC for £3.99 / $4.88 from GamesPlanet

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a game that is far more fun to play than it really has any right to be. Taking elements from Assassin’s Creed, the Arkham games and more than a few other titles and blending them all together into a Lord of the Rings themed video game smoothie worked out well for the devs, however. Right now, at Bundle Stars, you can pick up the base game along with all eighteen (!) DLC add-ons for £5.59 / $6.99 all together.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with eighteen DLC add-ons on PC for £5.59 / $6.99 from Bundle Stars

UK Deals

This weekend, GAME is offering up some Halloween themed PC downloads at discounted prices. Their range includes stuff like Dead Space for £3, Left 4 Dead 2 for £3.75, Zombi for £5, Resident Evil 6 for £5 and, for no apparent reason, Stardew Valley for £8.24. Not sure why Stardew managed to find its way here, but hey, it’s still a saving on a fairly unique game.

GAME’s PC Download Spooky Sale

To put it nicely EA’s latest Sim City left a fair amount to be desired when it was released a few years ago. Not everyone was a fan of the always-online nature of the game or the somewhat restrictive nature of city sizes. If you have a soft spot for city-builder games, though, the game is available for only £5 as a download from Amazon right now.

Sim City for £5 from Amazon UK

US Deals

Dark Souls 3 got a new hat this week in the form of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC and with the franchise seemingly headed toward no more future titles, it’s a good time to look back and dive back into the very first in the series. At GameStop US currently, you can pick up a download copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition for $4.99, which is good value for the amount of rage it’ll give you. You normally have to pay a premium for that.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on PC for $4.99 from GameStop US

Fallout 4 has been out for almost a year now, so it’s on you if you haven’t yet picked up a copy and lost dozens of hours of your life in the process of playing through it. If, somehow, you haven’t, you can grab a copy of the game for $19.99 at Amazon and lose a weekend in the process. Don’t even get me started on all the extra DLC you can get.

Fallout 4 on PC for $19.99 from Amazon US

With that, 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. gpown says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever get Grow Home and its supposed escapism. My hands couldn’t escape their own pain after spending an hour alternately squeezing triggers and then falling off that effin plant anyway.

  2. Cal_74 says:

    Thanks for the deals listing. However, I have a small remark about this (and the previous ones) list.

    I noticed that GOG promotions are (almost ?) never listed.

    I can understand that the EA promo is not listed since the games can be found for cheaper elsewhere and it’s more a question of choice if you want to support DRM-free gaming or not.

    But for the Halloween promo, you have a good list of nice promotions which should be included in the list.

    Any particular reason why GOG is not in the list?

    • Unsheep says:

      I’m still glad RPS ‘sometimes’ mentions GOG in their articles, very few media sites bother with that. Instead it’s just Steam, Steam, Steam, Steam, Steam …. Origin, Uplay …. Steam, Steam, Steam, Steam, Steam …

      Methinks there’s plenty of colluding in the media industry, not with RPS though since they actually do list other stores … not even Giant Bomb does that.

      • pepperfez says:

        I doubt it’s collusion so much as indifference. DRM-freedom is an important feature only for a particular breed of grump (of which I am a prime specimen) and, monstrously, a lot of Real Serious Gamers affirmatively prefer having all their stuff living in Valve’s garden.

  3. Captain Joyless says:

    But the Steam Halloween Sale starts today! This list will be obsolete in MERE HOURS!

  4. Synesthesia says:

    Isn’t today the steam sale?

  5. DEspresso says:

    Where is the Left4Dead Pic from? It’s the Left4Dead2 Crew + the old guy from the first one plus WW2 Weapons which could be SniperElite?

  6. Rizlar says:

    Part of the Versus Evil steam sale is Skyshine’s Bedlam for £1.50. Not entirely positive reception on release, apparently they have since overhauled the combat completely. Haven’t played it but dig the gorgeous 2000AD like art and cool concept. And it’s only £1.50!

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    Nauallis says:

    Can anybody address for me why boxed copies of games that will have a download code anyway are sometimes sold cheaper than the digital versions?

    My two guesses for the $20 price tag on the boxed version of Fallout 4 from Amazon are that 1) they have fore-knowledge of a release of a GOTY/complete edition and so they are clearing inventory and 2) because digital sales are so easy it’s a way to entice buyers to help clear that inventory.

    Still, it’s somewhat baffling that a box which must be physically shipped is sold at a 33% discount to the digital version. It still requires Steam… Anyway, if anybody has a better answer, I’m interested.

    • MiniMatt says:

      I have zero knowledge, but that’s never stopped me wildly speculating on the internet before, so:

      Guess 1:
      Digital distribution didn’t really result in lower consumer prices but larger profit margins for the digital distributors. This is likely wrapped up in all sorts of contracts partly instigated by the bricks & mortar stores to ensure they’re not undercut but results in everyone still making a profit and different stores remain free to cut into that for different promotional sales.

      Guess 2:
      Shipping boxes around the world is surprisingly cheap when operating at this scale. Any discount store in the US/Europe will be filled with sub 5 dollar/pound/euro items which have been shipped half way round the world, yet the manufacturer, the retailer, and the shipper all have room to make a cut from that.

      Guess 2a:
      Digitally distributing multi-gig software isn’t as cost-lite as expected. A bricks & mortar retailer’s obligations to the customer pretty much end when you leave – a digital distributor is expected to repeatedly re-deliver that software to you whenever you want, whenever you upgrade/uninstall/reinstall. They’re expected to retain masters of that software in perpetuity available for your use, and expected to manage delivery of all updates free. That bandwidth & storage has a cost.

      Guess 3:
      Storage of physical media has a significantly greater cost than data storage. Several hundreds thousand DVDs got pressed and boxed and are sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Making a loss on those to clear the warehouse may be worthwhile. It costs a lot more to store a hundred thousand DVDs that never get sold than 5gb of data on a CDN that never gets sold. Sometimes you just need to get shot of those DVDs for whatever you can get.

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