This week’s best game deals: PSN sale, cheap pre-orders, and PC horror games

By Jamie Wallace, Friday, 7 October 2016 09:48 GMT

As the video game releases come thick and fast, it’s time again to look at the last week’s best game deals.

We’re right in the middle of that awkward period where Christmas-themed products manage to work their way out into the wild, albeit a little prematurely. Besides out of season decorations, you know what else is out there? A big stack of this week’s deals to look at. On that note, let’s take a look at them.

First, we’ve got some deals that should work in the US as well as the UK (and probably many other places), then we’ll check out the best from the US before finishing off with some UK offers.

UK & US Deals

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For the rest of today, you can head over to Steam and pick up a copy of Day of the Tentacle Remastered (otherwise known as one of the greatest adventure games of all time) for £5.49 / $7.49. Needless to say, you should do that.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered for £5.49 / $7.49 from Steam

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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Company of Heroes franchise, SEGA and Humble got together to make the imaginatively titled Humble Company of Heroes Bundle. That means for the next week or so, you can pay whatever you want for the World War II strategy games. Pay more than $10 (which is around £7.86) to get absolutely every piece of CoH content possible. Pay more than $30 and they’ll throw in a T-shirt, just for kicks.

Pay what you want for the Company of Heroes games from Humble Bundle

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Oxenfree is a 2D horror game that evokes the nostalgic feel old old eighties teen horror flicks. On top of that, it has a beautiful art style and some excellent writing. Essentially, Oxenfree did the ‘Stranger Things’ style before ‘Stranger Things’ was a…thing. All of this is wonderful, since the game is on sale on Steam right now for £3.74 / $4.99.

Oxenfree on PC for £3.74 / $4.99 from Steam

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While we’re talking about excellent horror games, the dark and atmospheric SOMA is on sale for £9.19 / $11.99 on Steam as well. This game borrows heavily from games like Amnesia and Outlast and wraps an intricate sci-fi storyline around the “oh my god what is that thing, run” style gameplay. It’ll only take a few hours to play through the storyline, but may take longer to get it out of your head.

SOMA on PC for £9.19 / $11.99 from Steam

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Next week sees the release of the blissfully insane Shadow Warrior 2. While it’s still available as a pre-order, the cheapest way to get yourself a copy on PC is over at Green Man Gaming right now, where it’s currently available for £26.79 / $34.99. If that’s not enough for you, you should know that Stan Bush (of the animated Transformers: The Movie fame) wrote and recorded a new song just for this game. Now how much would you pay?

Shadow Warrior 2 on PC for £26.79 / $34.99 from Green Man Gaming

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare has been around for a few years now and if you’re aware of the game, you probably know whether or not it’s your kind of thing. If the idea of an online multiplayer knight ‘em up sounds like something you’d like to sink your teeth into and you haven’t already picked up a copy, it’s cheaper than ever now, down to £3.80 / $5 at GamersGate currently.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare on PC for £3.80 / $5 from GamersGate

Out There

Out There is an indie game about strategy, survival and space exploration. It’s part FTL and part No Man’s Sky but with its own distinct style, some enjoyable writing and a crushing sense of impending doom. Experience the joy that is Out There: Omega Edition on PC for £3.79 / $4.78 through Green Man Gaming, which is just under half price.

Out There: Omega Edition on PC for £3.79 / $4.78 from Green Man Gaming

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Sony is currently hosting a month-long sale on some decent downloadable games and add-ons across all three of their major platforms. The ‘October Savings’ campaign features a range of titles with some nice discounts, with PS Plus members getting the occasional extra price cut on top. Here are some highlights.

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Check out the whole range for yourself, right here.

US Deals

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If you’re like me, you’re waiting with bated breath for the release of Civilization 6 while simultaneously lamenting the fact that you will inevitably lose countless hours to it when you should really be doing something more productive. Nonetheless, if you happen to be an Amazon Prime member, you can pre-order yourself a copy and take advantage of Prime’s discount on pre-ordered games to only pay $41.99. Unfortunately, you’ll still have to wait a couple weeks.

Civilization 6 for $41.99 with Prime Membership from Amazon US

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Over on the PlayStation side of things, Sony is offering up what looks to be a US-exclusive sale on some digital downloads of Resident Evil games. Here are some highlights.

PS4

  • Resident Evil Zero – -$11.99
  • Resident Evil 5 – $17.49
  • Resident Evil 6 – $14.99
  • Umbrella Corps Deluxe – $19.99
  • Umbrella Corps – $14.99

PS3

  • Resident Evil Chronicles Collection – $5.93
  • Resident Evil Code Veronica X – $3.99
  • Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City – $3.99

PS3 & Vita

  • Resident Evil 2 – $2.39
  • Resident Evil 3 – $2.39

Notably missing here is the latest re-release of Resident Evil 4, so you’ll still have to pick that one up for full price until further notice. If however, for some unknown reason, you have a burning desire to play Operation Raccoon City again, they have you covered.

Resident Evil Sale from PlayStation Store

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In one of the better PS4 slim bundle offers seen so far, at eBay right now you can drop $309.99 and get yourself a 500GB PS4 Slim console along with Uncharted 4, Overwatch and a download voucher for a full copy of Star Wars Battlefront.

PlayStation 4 slim 500GB console with Uncharted 4, Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront for $309.99 from eBay

UK Deals

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Over in the UK, Amazon is currently selling DualShock 4 controllers at some fairly decent prices. Since launch, DualShock 4 controllers have rested fairly comfortably around the £40-£50 range, but right now you can pick up Amazon’s exclusive Crystal DualShock 4 for £37.99 as well as the new style controller (the one with the light bar strip on the front) for £34.99.

Crystal DualShock 4 for £37.99 from Amazon UK
New style DualShock 4 for £34.99 from Amazon UK

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ReCore harkens back to an older style of platformers, games like Ratchet and Clank or the smash hit that was Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. It has its faults and isn’t the longest experience you can find as far as Xbox One exclusives go, but SimplyGames’ current price of £19.85 for it is certainly a much better value proposition if it looks like something you would enjoy. Voodoo Vince! I didn’t find a way to mention that one. Tomba!

ReCore on Xbox One for £19.85 from SimplyGames

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If you’re in the market for an Xbox One S, there are a couple of interesting deals to look at right now. Firstly, directly from Microsoft, you can pre-order the fancy ‘Deep Blue’ or ‘Storm Grey’ 500GB consoles that come bundled with a free copy of FIFA 17 for £249.99. Alternatively, if neither of those evocatively named colours do it for you, you could buy a 1TB white model for the same price right now from SimplyGames. You may be thankful for the extra hard drive space.

Xbox One S 500GB Special Edition (Blue or Grey) console with FIFA 17 for £249.99 from Microsoft Store
Xbox One S 1TB console for £249.99 from SimplyGames


Alright, 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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