This week’s best game deals: Cheap pre-orders, LucasArts classics, Ubisoft’s 30th, and more

By Jamie Wallace, Friday, 23 September 2016 13:23 GMT

Look behind you, it’s a three-headed monkey! Oh wait, no, it’s just this week’s best game deals.

Hello again and welcome to another batch of the best deals from the world of video games, tech, and otherwise fancy things. Turns out, this week has been pretty heavy on the ‘video games’ side of things, with an emphasis on some deep download discounts. Let’s jump right in and take a look at what we found.

UK & US Deals

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If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, this week you can pick up a digital copy of Dragon Age Inquisition: Game of the Year Edition on Xbox One for an extra big discount. It’ll run you £10 in the UK or $16 in the US. This one’s only up for a limited time, however, so if you even vaguely raised an eyebrow at that price, get in there sooner rather than later.

Dragon Age Inquisition: Game of the Year Edition on Xbox One for £10 / $16 from Xbox Live Marketplace

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Over on the PlayStation side of things, Ubisoft is celebrating their thirtieth anniversary by having a sale on their digital game offerings for PS4, PS3, and Vita. This includes some of their most recent titles, too, and they’re offering up to 60% off the range. Here are some highlights with prices in pounds, but each region should cost about the same in local currencies.

Head on over to this link right here to check out the whole selection.

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If you’re an Android user, there are a few gaming must-haves that are available super cheap in their little mobile versions at the moment.

Firstly, the original Max Payne (the one with the constant grimace) is available for 75p in the UK and 99¢ in the US. Regional pricing should apply outside of those two places and all that, but if you’ve never experienced the game that gave us Bullet Time and featured more than one weirdly out of place nightmarish dream sequence, now’s your chance.

Max Payne on Android for 75p / 99¢ from Google Play Store

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Next, up, we have indie gem Limbo, from PlayDead, which will cost you 77p / 99¢ at the moment. This one is definitely an essential and while I haven’t played the game on mobile myself, I can only imagine the stark black and white, 2D puzzle-platformer can only continue to be a must-play no matter the format.

Limbo on Android for 77p / 99¢ from Google Play Store

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Lastly, there’s a game that really needs no introduction. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is available on Android for £1.60 / $2.10. This one’s probably best played with some form of Bluetooth or mobile controller, but may be worth it just to get on a moped and drive around listening to ‘Dance Hall Days’ and ‘Billie Jean’ again.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on Android for £1.60 / $2.10 from Google Play Store

Over on the PC, you can get yourself a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition for £27.15 (or $29.09 in the States), by heading over to Green Man Gaming, signing in and then entering the code VIP3 at checkout. That’ll get you Geralt in all his cat-eyed, silver fox glory.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition for £27.15 / $29.09 using code VIP3 from Green Man Gaming

US Deals

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Madden 17 has been out for just about a month now, but you can already pick up a copy of it on any of the four major formats for $40, thanks to Target’s recent price reduction. That discount is only for a limited time, so if you’re one of the few people who wants a copy of this one but hasn’t gotten around to it yet, you can save twenty bucks this way.

Madden 17 on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3 for $39.99 from Target

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Yes, Grand Theft Auto V is on offer over at Steam this weekend for a big discount. But if you happen to miss out on that deal, or just really enjoy having boxed PC games for some reason, Target are offering up their stock of GTA V for $29.99 for a limited time.

Grand Theft Auto V on PC (Boxed) for $29.99 from Target

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The latest in the long-running series of Capcom’s oddly cat-people centric action RPG series Monster Hunter, Generations, is available on the 3DS right now with an additional ten bucks off over at GameStop.

Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS for $29.99 from GameStop US

UK Deals

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This week, for whatever reason, Amazon seems to have straight-up slashed the pre-order price of a whole bunch of upcoming games way lower than any other retailer. Whatever made them do this, the good thing is that it means you can secure yourself a copy of any of the below games and even if the price goes up afterwards, you’ll only pay the lower price. Here are some highlights.

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Amazon is also offering the cheapest price around on mid-tier action RPG The Technomancer. If you’ve been waiting to give this one a try, this is the cheapest way yet.

The Technomancer on Xbox One for £25
The Technomancer on PS4 for £25

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This weekend, Rockstar is offering Grand Theft Auto V and various Shark Cards at a fairly decent discount, but if you head over to GamesPlanet instead, you can pick up the game for even cheaper. It’s up for £25.99 for a copy of the game or £28.99 for the game and a Great White Shark Card. Keep in mind that by getting this version of the game, you’ll be getting the game through the Rockstar Social Club, though, and not a Steam key.

Grand Theft Auto V on PC for £25.99 from GamesPlanet
Grand Theft Auto V on PC with Great White Shark Card for £28.99 from GamesPlanet

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By taking advantage of one of Tesco’s online vouchers, right now you can get yourself an Xbox One S 500GB console with a digital copy of FIFA 17 for £199.99, which is currently the cheapest way to get your hands on one of these new shiny white boxes. Head on over to the site and use the code TDX-HTNK at checkout.

Xbox One S 500GB with FIFA 17 for £199.99 using code TDX-HTNK from Tesco Direct

Note: Tesco Direct links can be a little weird sometimes, so if the link above doesn’t work, you can still get the cheaper price by heading to the main Tesco site and using the code.

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Capcom’s troubled-but-decent Street Fighter V is careening towards fulfilling its promise of extra characters lately, and you can get a PS4 copy for just under £18 over at Base.

Street Fighter 5 on PS4 for £17.85 from Base

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If like me, you’ve spent more hours than you can count playing old LucasArts adventure games, you may be interested to hear that GamersGate is currently offering some massive discounts on the Steam versions some of the absolute best ones. Sadly, it’s not a full run of LucasArts classics, but you can pick up all of the above on PC for under £2 each. While I’ve got your attention, I’m selling these fine leather jackets…

Here’s the list of what you can get your hands on –

That’s it, 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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