Best PC gaming deals of the week

Hello there and welcome to 2017. This year will undoubtedly see some great new games making their way into your various virtual purchase libraries. Resident Evil 7 is out in a couple of weeks, for example, which is both exciting and seems to have crept up rather quickly. For now, perhaps you still have some Christmas money to burn and you’re looking for something to throw it at. If that’s the case, keep scrolling as we go through this week’s batch of the best gaming deals from around the internet.

As usual, 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.

UK & US Deals

Oh, look at that, shortly after Diablo 3 received a 20th anniversary patch, Blizzard has lowered the price for a limited time. Why, that’s mighty convenient. In all honesty, though, if you head to Battle.net today, you can grab yourself a digital copy of the Diablo 3 Battle Chest which comes with the original game along with the Reaper of Souls expansion, all for £14.99 / $19.99 / €19.99. If top-down dungeon crawling is your kind of thing, it’s a must-have.

Diablo 3 Battle Chest download for £14.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 from Battle.net

This week, GOG kicked off the ‘first of many’ weekly sales for the year in an incredibly niche way. Specifically, amongst a few indie darlings, you’ll be able to get yourself copies of Cannon Fodder, Cannon Fodder 2 and Sensible World of Soccer 96-97 for a mere £1.49 / $1.99 each. I’m sure every game in this range is lovely, but come on – Cannon Fodder is the one you want here. Rest in peace, Jools and Jops.

‘First of Many’ weekly sale from GOG featuring Cannon Fodder, Sensible World of Soccer, and more

Everyone’s second or third favourite digital storefront, Origin, is having itself a sale to ring in the New Year with some fairly decent discounts on some of the previous year’s big name games. Below are some of the highlights and while prices are in GBP, the deals should work worldwide in your local currency equivalent.

The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for £20.99
Dragon Age Inquisition for £7.49
Need For Speed for £7.49
Star Wars Battlefront for £8.33
Titanfall 2 for £24.99
The Sims 4 for £16.66
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for £12.49
Sim City for £3.74

Origin New Year’s Sale

Last year saw the distinct absence of an entry into Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise, although we did get a movie version to tide us over (for better or worse). If your Assassin’s Creed levels are running at a particular low and you need a top-up, you can head over to Humble Bundle right now and pay whatever you see fit and receive up to nine games from the franchise. They’re not all winners but they do all involve a lot of timey-wimey murder stuff.

The full list of games up for grabs:

Pay what you like

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
Assassin’s Creed

Pay more than the average

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
Assassin’s Creed III with King George DLC
Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition

Pay $15 / £12.21

Assassin’s Creed Unity
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

Pay what you want for Humble Assassin’s Creed Bundle

If you love ‘co-operative’ local multiplayer games, are intrigued by cooking and want to end all your closest friendships, you may want to give Overcooked a try. It’s the most fun you can have while destroying relationships. It’s also currently down to £7.46 when you use the code WINTER10 at checkout, over at Green Man Gaming.

Overcooked on PC (Steam) for £7.46 using code WINTER10 from Green Man Gaming

What is there to say about Superhot that hasn’t already been said? That it’s the most innovative shooter I’ve played in years? Nah, that’s been done. Either way, it’s now down to £9.26 (or your local currency equivalent) at Green Man Gaming if you enter the code WINTER10 at checkout.

Superhot on PC (Steam) using code WINTER10 from Green Man Gaming

UK Deals

While Gears of War 4 may be an Xbox One game in its heart of hearts, the PC version isn’t exactly slacking on any front. If you don’t mind going a bit of a roundabout route, you can currently get yourself a copy of the Windows 10 edition of the game by heading to Amazon UK and picking up the Xbox One/PC digital edition of the game while it’s reduced down to £24.99. As the name suggests, this will get you a code that will activate the game on both formats, since the game is one of Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ initiative. Which is nice.

Gears of War 4 on Xbox One & PC (Download) for £24.99 from Amazon UK

While we’re on the ‘Xbox things that work on PC’ topic, the Xbox One Elite controller is currently reduced down to its lowest price yet – that price being £94.99 – at Amazon UK. No, this is not a cheap controller, it is by all means a luxury. It may be my favourite controller to use on PC, though, when I need to use a controller for PC games. Pair it up with the Xbox One wireless adaptor thingy and you’re set.

Xbox One Elite Controller for £94.99 from Amazon UK

US Deals

If you fancy being a somewhat early adopter of VR still, you can currently pick up an Oculus Rift almost a year on from its initial launch, for $599.99 and get yourself a $150 Best Buy gift card along with your Rift. This means that, if so inclined, you could spend that $150 gift card on a set of Oculus Touch controllers and get the complete Oculus package for about $650, which isn’t altogether too bad.

Oculus Rift for $599.99 with $150 Best Buy gift card from Best Buy

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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12 Comments

  1. Ghostwise says:

    I wouldn’t call Microsoft’s “Play Anywhere” “nice”, really.

    • titanomaquis says:

      I think it’s nice, since I built a PC and also own an Xbox One. I can coop with my brother with play anywhere games. granted, the windows store is currently annoying and has very slow download speeds, but gears of war 4 is pretty well optimized for PC.

  2. Kaeoschassis says:

    Hm, do I REALLY want to re-play cannon fodder again…

    Yes. Yes, I think I do, actually. Be right back.

  3. Sakkura says:

    $650 for Rift + Touch is good stuff.

    VR will probably need to duck under the magic $500 threshold to really get a lot of gamers on board, but at $650 you are already getting quite a lot for your money.

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    phuzz says:

    I’d forgotten that Humble Bundle lets you choose who gets what share of your money.
    Sorry Ubisoft, it’s all going to charity except a small tip for Humble.

    • abobo says:

      The new Humble Monthly subscription also just went up — XCOM 2 is the headliner! Tough to beat at $12, and that comes with seven other mystery games. I’ve been keeping an eye on the holiday sales and the cheapest it has been is about twice that.

      Of course now I must buy a new pc to play it…

  5. RIDEBIRD says:

    Can’t recommend the Elite Controller enough. Bought it at full price a year ago, and the difference between it and regular controllers warrants the price increase. If you’re looking for a great controller that will last a long time without becoming all spongy and nasty (like the standard 360 controller does), it is absolutely worth the cost.

    • Eleven says:

      Yeah, it’s expensive but a noticeable upgrade in mechanics and materials. The flappy paddles are surprisingly good too, as they let you press the face buttons without taking your thumb off the right stick. It’s really handy in complicated games like Elite Dangerous, where you’re often trying to pilot while doing three things at once.

      I just wish they made the triggers out of aluminium like they did with the paddles, but that’s personal preference.

  6. rickenbacker says:

    You need the Elite controller. You don’t know it yet, but you do. It’s the best controller I’ve ever used, and with the solid build quality, quite possibly the last PC controller I’ll ever have to buy.

    The flappy paddles can also be used as four extra buttons, but personally I just took them off to get a more comfortable grip.

  7. Frank says:

    That Origin link doesn’t seem to go anywhere. I’m just seeing sidebar. Looks like I’m hearing about it / you’re posting about it weeks too late.

    • AngoraFish says:

      The link works fine for me but if you can’t get it to work… I dunno, try going direct to the Origin website?

    • UlyseesLost says:

      Here’s the url for the Origins page:
      www. origin. com/usa/en-us/store/deals

      Extra spaces added so it doesn’t become a doubleclick link.