Best PC gaming deals of the week

Oh, boy, the Steam Summer Sale has started. Alright, look, I know that time is precious and every moment spent reading this roundup of the best deals of the week is time not spent perusing Steam, so I’ll just cut to the chase and get to the offers.

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.

Worldwide Deals

As you probably already know by now, Steam’s annual Summer Sale is now on. In fact, by the time you read this you may have already drained all the money from your bank account picking up a vast assortment of PC games that you’ll never quite have enough time to actually play through. That said, a Steam sale is always an exciting time, so be sure to check out our big post recommendations.

Also, in case you missed it previously, PayPal is offering £5 off when you spend £20 or more during the Steam sale and checkout using its service. You can find out more about that on the link below (you’ll need to go there first to activate the offer).

Get £5 off from PayPal when you spend £20 during Steam Summer Sale

Steam Summer Sale now on – Ends 5th July

Conveniently timed to start alongside the Steam Summer Sale, you can grab yourself a Steam Link or Steam Controller at reduced prices for a limited time. The Steam Link is reduced down to its lowest ever price – £11.99 in the UK and $15 in the US, while the Steam Controller is down to £27.99 / $34.99, matching its previous historical low price.

In the UK, you can pick up either of this from GAME
Steam Link for £11.99 from GAME
Steam Controller for £27.99 from GAME

In the US, you can head over to Amazon US:
Steam Link for $15 from Amazon US
Steam Controller for $34.99 from Amazon US

Valve is also selling both of these accessories at their respective discounted prices directly through Steam but keep in mind that you’ll pay extra for postage going directly through Steam and both GAME and Amazon US offer free shipping.

At the Humble Store right now, you can pick up a Steam copy of ultra-violent wave-based murder sim Killing Floor for absolutely nothing. That’s it, it’s free for a limited time, no catch here, just grab a copy while you can.

Killing Floor on PC for free from Humble Store

Of course, GOG is back once again for another instalment of its Weekly Sale, which has been going on since January. This week, the range includes a whole bunch of games at dirt cheap prices including the Smugglers series, Nosferatu: Wrath of Malachi, Incoming and more.

Weekly Sale from GOG.com

If you’re a Twitch Prime subscriber, you can get yourself a free Golden Loot Box for Overwatch this week. Those boxes, by the way, guarantee at least one legendary item and if you happen to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ll already have a Twitch Prime account waiting to be activated. Head on over to the link below for more info on how to redeem your free Golden Loot Box. For what it’s worth, I got that Hanzo wolf skin and that was pretty neat.

Free Overwatch Golden Loot Box from Twitch Prime

For the next two weeks, Humble is offering up ten different bits of software geared towards creativity and security, all for a max price of $12 / £10. Here’s what you can get for your money.

Pay $1 or more
CloudApp Pro
Soda PDF Home
MAGIX Music Maker

Pay more than the average
Corel Photo Brush – AfterShot
Corel Photo Brush – ParticleShop
LastPass Premium 1-year license
Corel Painter Essentials 5

Pay $12 (£9.45) or more
Panda Antivirus Pro
Windscribe
Sound Forge Audio Studio 10

Pay what you want for the Humble Software Bundle

UK Deals

Currys PC World (that combined name still sounds weird to me) is currently having itself a bit of a sale on various bits of tech. Notably, this ASUS Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 tablet/laptop thingy is reduced by a whopping £400, bringing the price down to £599 for a limited time. Sure it’s still not exactly cheap but it’s a big price drop.

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro T303UA 2-in-1 tablet for £599 from Currys

US Deals

Amazon US is getting involved with some of the PC game discounts this week, with a neat little selection of digital games with nice discounts. Namely, you can pick up God Eater 2 for $17, Bayonetta and Little Nightmares for $15 and Valkyria Chronicles for $5, which ain’t bad at all.

Bayonetta on PC (Steam) for $14.99 from Amazon US
Little Nightmares on PC (Steam) for $14.99 from Amazon US
God Eater 2: Rage Burst on PC (Steam) for $17 from Amazon US
Valkyria Chronicles on PC (Steam) for $5 from Amazon US

Strangely, this week GameStop US is also putting a whole bunch of PC games on sale with discounts of up to 80%. It’s almost as if there was some sort of competing sale on PC games somewhere. You can check out the whole range on the link below.

Up to 80% off PC games from GameStop US

Okay, 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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27 Comments

  1. Kefren says:

    The Paypal offer ended before the Steam Sale began, and Paypal deleted their Tweet about it.

    • stringerdell says:

      poor show

      • Diziet Sma says:

        Not quite. The T&C’s for the paypal offer said it would end on either of two conditions being filled. The first was on a particular date, the second was when some £24000 worth of £5 bonuses had been paid. The latter occurred I expect, so the offer ended.

  2. Kefren says:

    It’s been said before, but I find navigating these articles difficult. You put photo, text, then bold link/heading – I’d expect the bold link/heading above (or at least directly below) the picture. For example, what looks like a heading “Killing Floor on PC for free from Humble Store” is immediately above a picture and text which is nothing to do with it. I wish these posts could adopt a more standard and clear layout! Thanks.

    • stonetoes says:

      Agreed, I don’t know why they do this every time.

    • DarkFenix says:

      I agree, the layout is confusing with regards to pictures. Each picture looks like it belongs with different text than it actually belongs to. Such a basic mistake, yet one made regularly here.

      • April March says:

        I wouldn’t call it a mistake, seems to be just how Wallace does things. I do agree it’s confusing. And to “fix” it you wouldn’t even need to change the order of the elements, you’d just need to add a title or header to each deal. With the lack of one such thing, we automatically interpret the link as a title (since it’s bold and colored) when it’s at the end of each session.

    • laiwm says:

      Yep, even after I’ve worked the format out it’s still really difficult to parse. It’s effectively using each image as the header of its section, which makes the bold text link above look like it’s the title of that section.

      Doesn’t help that for e.g. UK deals, it then does put the title of that section above the image, which might be way I always get confused about which region a deal is supposed to be for (until noticing the prices).

  3. Ejia says:

    I know I already brought it up in the Steam recommendations article, but Homeworld: Cataclysm lives again (link to gog.com) and makes GOG its new home. The new name threw me for a loop, and I assumed it was yet another Homeworld spinoff, but then I noticed that the ship featured looked suspiciously like a Somtaaw dreadnought.

  4. Dodgy says:

    Why are there no links to prices for Europe???

    You guys are still part of the EU last time I checked and it would be ok if it’s only in £ but why include US stores and not EU?

    • aepervius says:

      They are already living the brexit ;).

      Just kidding, but it has been a long standing fact that RPS nearly never shows EU prices, and you get the dollar and pounds deals, not the EU one. It isn’t exactly new unfortunately.

      • Dewal says:

        It’s not new but it’s sad.

        Maybe they have stats proving that there is only us three that are checking RPS from Europe, though.

        • Dodgy says:

          That would be weird because RPS comes from the PC Gamer UK gang which had a huge European membership and very active forum.
          Would be weird if there were more Americans following this website than Europeans. But then again I could be mistaken.

          I think it’s lazy and arrogant tbh.

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            Nauallis says:

            Actually, I think it would be weirder just based on total population disparity if there were in fact more Brits reading this on a daily basis than either Americans or citizens of EU member states, but I suspect the basis of their readership is likely still British or even predominantly English, just based on word-of-mouth and local events.

            Keep in mind that the USA alone is approx 320 million, EU is approx 740 million, and the UK is only 65 million. And of course there are readers in the rest of the world. It’d be interesting to see figures about readership numbers by IP location.

            Also worth noting (and very easy to forget) is that the number of people actually commenting on an article is not necessarily representative of the number of unique page views even on a ratio basis.

            Anecdotally, many of my friends and peers have heard of RPS but I am the only person I know who reads RPS daily or at least regularly, and nobody else I know is a paying supporter.

        • Det. Bullock says:

          Yeah, I’d really like it if they also signaled EU prices, of course some deals are the same with Steam and DD stores but with hardware is kinda useless since some UK stores like Amazon don’t sell most electronics to EU addresses for some reason.

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      DelrueOfDetroit says:

      I demand that you put the Canadian price as well!!!

  5. Rich says:

    Sadly the Steam Link is out of stock from Game. Shame, since they do free delivery, whereas Valve charge around £8 and thus almost doubles the price.

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    MajorLag says:

    So what’s the consensus on the Steam controller these days?

    • FredSaberhagen says:

      It’s a pain in the arse to get working but totally worth it! I’m playing RTS from a sofa

    • Morte66 says:

      I damaged my left wrist which took two weeks to heal. Doctor told me never to go near it again.

      The way the left stick is placed, you have to stick your thumb out an angle to use it. Murder on wrist ligaments if you’re not young and spry, it seems.

    • UnholySmoke says:

      It’s pretty cool. For consoley stuff I’d stick with the XBox controller, and for twitchy FPS shootybang, the trackpad is nowhere near as good as the mouse. But for anything else mouse-based, I love it. It’s perfect for Civ 6, and I played right through Rise of the TR on it, even Euro Truck works. Can download user-created mappings in Steam which are inevitably better than the defaults.

  7. TechnicalBen says:

    Local car boot apps/shops are selling the Steam Link for £20 still. :/

  8. LaundroMat says:

    You know, it’s the first time I realize the Steam Link is that small. I’m a lot more inclined to buy it now.

    • Catterbatter says:

      I like to carry mine around with me. It makes my hands look huge!

  9. Freud says:

    Seems like $15-20 is the new $10 when it comes to sales. Fewer and worse good deals to be found.

  10. zBeeble says:

    AAAAAAArrrrrGGGGhhhh!!!!

    Again! The Steam Link is ridiculously cheap in the US and still expensive here in Canada!

  11. April March says:

    If you don’t like buying stuff on Steam, Loot Rascals is 20% off on itch.io. I didn’t buy it, but perhaps someone else will. Perhaps that someone will be… you.

    (I think it has that same discount on Steam and Humble but be a good sort and buy it on itch.io, where the money goes wherever the dev wants it to go.)