This week’s best gaming deals: Ghost Recon Wildlands, Nintendo Switch consoles, PlayStation VR, more

By Jamie Wallace, Friday, 26 May 2017 10:37 GMT

It’s time once again to stop for a moment and check out the very best gaming deals that we spotted over the past week on the wild, wild, web. 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. Let’s get started.

UK & US Deals

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Let’s start with another of our weekly check-ins with Humble where, stop me if you’ve heard this before, there’s a bunch more additions to the site’s Spring Sale. Games from Ubisoft, Deep Silver and Focus Home Interactive have now been added for you to peruse. Here are some of the highlights:

Humble’s Spring Sale – New Additions

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Elsewhere at Humble, there’s yet another star-packed Bundle on offer. The Humble ‘Game On’ Bundle benefits the War Child UK charity and features some absolutely must-own titles for up to $10 / $7.70. Here’s what you get.

Pay what you want:
Worms Clan Wars
80 Days
Her Story

Pay more than the average:
Grim Fandango Remastered
The Stanley Parable
Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse

Pay $10 (£7.71) or more:
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Pay what you want for the Humble ‘Game On’ Bundle

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A long time ago I posted about 8bitdo and its range of wireless Bluetooth Nintendo replica controllers that are vastly better than they have any right to be. While the designs may skirt various copyright issues very carefully, these little controllers are fantastic for playing old school games. This week, thanks to a firmware update, the 8bitdo range of NES and SNES replica controllers work with Nintendo Switch consoles, too, making all those NeoGeo downloadable titles all the more playable. We’ve got a guide to finding the best prices for these controllers over at Jelly Deals, feel free to take a look.

8bitdo controllers now work on Nintendo Switch

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Bundle Stars is currently offering a pack of indie games including Skullgirls, Freedom Planet, Viscera Cleanup Detail, Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball and Lethal League, among others, all for £3.19 / $3.49. This bundle lasts for just over another week, but if you’ve never played Lethal League, let me tell you the bundle is worth it just for that game alone.

The Best of Indie Legends Bundle on PC (Steam) from Bundle Stars

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There’s a pair of fantastic sale ranges active over at GOG.com, if you like your games DRM-free and all that. Firstly, the site’s Weekly Sale range for this week includes La-Mulana, Alone in the Dark, RollerCoaster Tycoon and more. Here are some more highlights:

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Season 1 for £6.09 / $7.49 / €7.09
  • La-Mulana for £4.09 / $4.99 / €4.79
  • The Silver Case for £9.09 / $11.19 / €10.59
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum for £5.69 / $6.99 / €6.69
  • Alone in the Dark Trilogy for £1.69 / $2.09 / €1.99
  • Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare for £1.19 / $1.49 / €1.49

GOG.com’s Weekly Sale

Meanwhile, if your interests lie more in the realms of the RPG, you can check out the site’s range of games on offer for Role-Playing Week. It should come as no surprise to you that The Witcher series is involved here, but notably, so is System Shock 2. Some highlights:

  • The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for £17.49 / $21.74 / €20.49
  • The Witcher 3 Expansion Pass for £9.99 / $12.39 / €11.79
  • The Witcher 2 for £2.49 / $2.99 / €2.89
  • The Witcher Enhanced Edition for £1.19 / $1.49 / €1.49
  • Pillars of Eternity Hero Edition for £13.99 / $17.39 / €16.49
  • Tyranny Commander Edition for £23.39 / $28.99 / €27.39
  • System Shock 2 for £1.19 / $1.49 / €1.49
  • System Shock Enhanced Edition for £1.19 / $1.49 / €1.49
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines for £4.09 / $4.99 / €4.79

Role-Playing Week from GOG.com

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This week’s Deals with Gold offerings on Xbox One included the likes of Titanfall 2 for a ludicrously low £15 / $20, Mafia 3 for £17.50 / $20 and even that Run the Jewels DLC pack for Gears of War 4 getting a discount. Some highlights from the range:

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Back to Humble briefly for a heads up – there’s only a week left to get yourself a copy of Stellaris along with a stack of other Steam keys for $12 / £10 in Humble’s Monthly subscription service. After that, the set of games will move onto a brand new set, so if spacey explory games are your thing, get in while you can.

Stellaris for £10 / $12 in the Humble Monthly subscription

UK Deals

Tesco Vouchers 20 off electrics gaming

Over at Tesco’s website, you can save up to £20 on selected purchases of gaming or electronics related stuff, using one of three codes the company is putting on offer. The codes in question:

£5 when you spend £40 or more on selected electrical and gaming with code:

  • TDX-GHWP

£10 when you spend £75 or more on selected electrical and gaming with code:

  • TDX-KYMX

£20 when you spend £150 or more on selected electrical and gaming with code:

  • TDX-HKFY

Some examples of stuff you can save on:

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Elsewhere on Tesco’s site you can use one of the above codes to get yourself one of the best value Xbox One S bundles we’ve seen this year so far. Specifically, you can get an Xbox One S 500GB console with FIFA 17, Gears of War 4, Grand Theft Auto V and an extra controller, all for £199.99 when you use the code TDX-HKFY during checkout. Be sure to add all those parts to your basket separately before entering the code.

Xbox One S with FIFA 17, Gears of War 4, Grand Theft Auto V and an extra controller for £199.99 using code TDX-HKFY from Tesco Direct

It’s worth noting that if the level of discount on this bundle is, in fact, a mistake, this deal will likely stop working soon.

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Dishonored 2 hasn’t actually been out for that long in the grand scheme of things but it’s already seeing some pretty severe price drops. You can pick up an Xbox One or PS4 copy of the game for £10 right now by heading over to Amazon UK.

Dishonored 2 on PS4 for £9.99 from Amazon UK
Dishonored 2 on Xbox One for £9.99 from Amazon UK

Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 6 Bluray Box Set

Those of you who are struggling to keep your excitement for the upcoming new season of Game of Thrones at bay may be interested to know that the Blu-ray box set of Game of Thrones Seasons 1-6 is currently £50 off over at Amazon UK. That means the 27-disc (!) set is reduced to £59.99 for a limited time.

Game of Thrones Seasons 1-6 Blu-ray box set for £59.99 from Amazon UK

PlayStation VR with Farpoint

The PlayStation VR headset finally has its best value bundle deal since launch – head over to ShopTo and you can pick up a PS VR headset along with a free copy of Far Point for the discounted price of £299.84 for the lot.

PlayStation VR with Farpoint for £299.84 from ShopTo

PS Move Controllers

If you do happen to pick up a PlayStation VR headset this week, you may want to grab yourself a couple of those rather strange looking, bulbous PlayStation Move Motion controllers. Fortunately, you can get a twin-pack of those very controllers at the cheapest price they’ve been so far, down to £49.29 at the moment.

PlayStation Move Motion controller twin-pack for £49.29 from Base

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Spooky house sim Resident Evil 7 is currently down to a mere £19.99 on PC as a boxed game (remember boxed PC games?). You can grab that from Amazon UK this very moment if you feel like it.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on PC for £19.99 from Amazon UK

LG OLED 4K Curved

Alright this one is almost the definition of the phrase ‘luxury item’ but still. The LG OLED 4K smart TV which Digital Foundry has previously labelled as one of, if not the very best 4K TV you can get your hands on these days, is currently down to its lowest price ever. That still means it will cost you £1399, though. Enter the code LSTV100A at checkout to get that price.

LG 55-inch Curved 4K OLED smart TV for £1399 using code LSTV100A from Currys

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Unless they’re all sold out by the time you read this, you can get your hands on a wide variety of amiibo figures, all for £6.99 each by going to Argos’ website. Even if they do start to sell out, there should be a fair amount of them available for click and collect and let’s face it, you know you want to pick up a Mr. Game and Watch, right?

amiibo sale from Argos

US Deals

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Head over to Best Buy this weekend and you should be able to grab a copy of Gears of War 4 as a code that will unlock both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the game, all for $29.99 or $23.99 if you happen to be a GCU member. For those not keeping score, that’s a 50% discount.

Gears of War 4 on Xbox One & PC for $29.99 ($23.99 with GCU) from Best Buy

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While you’re over there at Best Buy’s site, you can also pick up a PC copy of Mass Effect Andromeda as an Origin key for the same discount – down to $29.99 for a limited time. The same GCU offer applies, too, meaning it’ll go down to $23.99 if you’re a member.

Mass Effect Andromeda on PC (Origin) for $29.99 ($23.99 with GCU) from Best Buy

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Fresh off the announcement that a new season of the young-adult indie cult hit Life is Strange is coming, Amazon US is discounting the digital copy of the game’s entire first season down to a criminally low $6.80. Divisive as the game may be, it’s hard to argue with a price of under seven bucks.

Life is Strange Complete Season One on PC (Steam) for $6.80 from Amazon US

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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