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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.