This week’s best gaming deals: Yakuza Zero, Crash Bandicoot, Nendoroid figures and more

By Jamie Wallace, Friday, 7 July 2017 10:19 GMT

We’re more than halfway through the year now and into the summer lull, the time where fewer games are released and you have an opportunity to catch up on your gaming backlog from the beginning part of the year. That is if you’re not out there doing fun things in the sun. If, however, you feel like there’s just not quite enough gaming goodness in your life at this point, we’ve got you covered. Here are the very best gaming deals of the past week.

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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A few months ahead of the launch of its much-awaited sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor: Game of the Year Edition has been cut down in price for the next few days, to just £4.80 / $4 on Xbox One via Xbox Live or £3.20 / $4 on PC via Steam. No sign of a discount on the PS4 version but it might be good to keep your eyes peeled just in case.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Xbox One for £4.80 / $4 from Microsoft Store
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PC for £3.20 / $4 from Steam

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You may have seen this one during the week already but just in case you haven’t – the original Shadow Warrior is free right now on GOG.com. You may have played the more recent reboot of the franchise or its sequel, which was released last year, but if you’ve never taken a look at the game that kicked off a whole range of questionable puns, you can do that without paying a thing this week.

Shadow Warrior on PC for free from GOG.com

DRM-Freedom sale from Humble

To celebrate the 4th of July, Humble gathered up a bunch of games that you should probably be playing in their purest, most DRM-free forms and discounted them. Not a bad way to celebrate independence – with a bunch of indie games on the cheap. Here are some of the things you can pick up in the sale:

  • Outlast 2 for £16.09 / $20.99 / €19.59
  • Hollow Knight for £7.25 / $9.89 / €9.89
  • SteamWorld Heist for £5.49 / $7.49 / €7.49
  • The Witness for £12.39 / $15.99 / €14.39
  • Owlboy for £12.72 / $16.74 / €15.40
  • Grim Fandango Remastered for £2.19 / $2.99 / €2.99
  • The Sexy Brutale for £10.49 / $13.99 / €13.99
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered for £2.74 / $3.74 / €3.74
  • Her Story for £2.49 / $2.99 / €2.99
  • Broken Age for £3.19 / $3.99 / €3.59
  • The Fall for £1.59 / $1.99 / €1.79

DRM-Freedom Sale from Humble Store

Xbox Ultimate Games Sale

From right now until Monday 10th July, you can pick up some nice savings on Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games in the ‘Ultimate Games Sale‘. This means there’s yet another reason you should buy 2016’s Doom and play through Wolfenstein: The New Order again.

Xbox Live Ultimate Games Sale – Ends July 10th

GOG Weekly Sale July 3rd

This week’s offerings from GOG’s long-running Weekly Sale range features up to 90% off a lot of strategy games. Namely, Omerta: City of Gangsters, Tropico 5, Dungeons 2 and even the STALKER series.

Some highlights:

  • Crookz – The Big Heist for £3.79 / $4.99 / €4.99
  • Dungeons 2 for £6.29 / $7.49 / €7.49
  • Omerta: City of Gangsters for £3.89 / $4.99 / €4.49
  • Tropico 5 Complete Edition for £7.49 / $9.99 / €10
  • Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl for £3.89 / $4.99 / €4.49

Up to 90% off in the Weekly Sale from GOG.com

Big In Japan Sale PSN

This week saw the beginning of Sony’s ‘Big In Japan’ sale range on the PlayStation Store. This meant a whole batch of games, primarily from Japanese developers were celebrated with some decent discounts. Here’s some of what’s been on offer:

PS4

  • Resident Evil 7 for £29.99
  • Final Fantasy 15 for £23.99
  • Yakuza Zero for £20.24
  • Metal Gear Solid 5 Definitive Experience for £9.49
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain for £7.49
  • Dark Souls 3 for £19.99
  • PaRappa the Rapper Remastered for £6.19
  • Final Fantasy 7 for £6.49
  • DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition for £8.49
  • The Silver Case for £15.99
  • Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack for £15.99
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered for £7.39

PS3

  • Persona 5 for £29.99
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for £3.29
  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin for £6.49
  • Yakuza 4 for £4.99
  • Yakuza 5 for £7.99
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for £7.99

Vita

  • World of Final Fantasy for £14.99
  • Toukiden 2 for £24.99
  • Akiba’s Beat for £14.99
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for £7.99

If you’re looking for a cheaper way to get a PlayStation wallet top-up (or you want to grab PSN credit for another country’s PlayStation Store), you can head over to Play-Asia and save a few pennies when buying a code. At the time of writing, a £45 PlayStation wallet top up will cost you £41.15.

Big in Japan Sale from PlayStation Store – Ends 19th July

Best Nendoroid Figures Good Smile Company

If you’ve ever thought “I love that pop culture thing a whole lot and I wish I had an intricately detailed, chibi version of one of the characters to display proudly on my desk and/or mantelpiece” well then, you’re in luck – Nendoroids are most definitely ‘a thing’ now. Created by Japanese company Good Smile Company, you can find characters from everything from Death Note to Metal Gear Solid in weird stubby deluxe figure form here.

Over at Jelly Deals, we put together our 14 favourite of these little things and the cheapest prices for them. If that seems like you kind of thing, feel free to go have a look at our picks.

The 14 best Nendoroid figures available right now

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We’re officially in July now, which means it’s almost time for the Humble Monthly games to be simultaneously unveiled and replaced with a brand new month’s worth of games. In order to get a copy of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin along with a stack of other Steam keys, you can sign up for Humble Monthly (£10 / $12) today. These games are set to change to a brand new set at roughly 6pm BST / 10am PDT today, so you have until then.

Last chance to get Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin for $12 / £10 with Humble Monthly

Art of Overwatch Limited Edition

If you’re an Overwatch fan, there’s a fairly good chance you’re a diehard one. For you, Blizzard is releasing a big, hardcover ‘Art of Overwatch’ book later this year. It’s currently up for pre-order at Amazon and bizarrely cheaper in the US than in the UK at present.

The Art of Overwatch Limited Edition for £70.98 from Amazon UK
The Art of Overwatch Limited Edition for $60 from Amazon US

UK Deals

Suns out Guns out Sale

TheGameCollection has decided to get in on all of the ‘summer sale’ action with its own ‘Sun’s Out, Guns Out’ range of deals. Some highlights include the cheapest ever price for Puyo Puyo Tetris on Switch, Nier: Automata, and more. Here are some highlights.

  • Puyo Puyo Tetris on Nintendo Switch for £24.95
  • ARMS on Nintendo Switch for £37.95
  • Horizon Zero Dawn on PS4 for £25.95
  • Micro Machines World Series on PS4 for £17.95
  • Nier: Automata on PS4 for £27.95
  • Prey on PS4 for £21.95
  • No Man’s Sky on PS4 for £9.99
  • Pokemon Moon Fan Edition for £27.95
  • Sniper Elite 4 for £24.95

Sun’s Out, Guns Out Sale from TheGameCollection

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By now, Hitman might actually be the most frequently discounted game of the year. If you somehow still don’t own a copy of this one, you can get the whole first season on Xbox One or PS4 for £19.99 at the moment.

Hitman Complete First Season Steelbook on PS4 for £19.99 from Argos
Hitman Complete First Season Steelbook on Xbox One for £19.99 from Argos

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In its biggest discount since launch, The Surge is currently reduced to £25 over at Tesco Direct. If you’re looking for something to fill that giant Dark Souls shaped void in your life, this might just be the game for you.

The Surge on PS4 for £25 from Tesco Direct
The Surge on Xbox One for £25 from Tesco Direct

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So Crash Bandicoot is still a bit popular then, eh? The remastered trilogy for PS4 managed to sell out in a lot of places on launch week but if you’re looking for a copy, Tesco Direct have some in stock, priced up at £27.99 for the time being.

Crash Bandicoot N Sale Trilogy on PS4 for £27.99 from Tesco Direct

 

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As part of the deals leading up to Tuesday 11th, July – otherwise known as Prime Day – existing Amazon Prime members will get an extra 20% off purchases from the Amazon Warehouse range this week. That means you can get an Xbox One controller for as little as £29.

20% off Amazon Warehouse purchases for Prime members from Amazon UK

US Deals

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If you’ve made it this far into 2017 without owning a copy of The Witcher 3, odds are good that you’re just not ever going to buy it. That said, if you’re tempted to grab a copy of one of the best and most expansive games in recent years, you can pick up a copy of the Complete Edition on Xbox One, PS4 or PC for $30 this week.

The Witcher 3: Complete Edition on PC for $29.99 from Amazon US
The Witcher 3: Complete Edition on PS4 for $29.99 from Amazon US
The Witcher 3: Complete Edition on Xbox One for $29.99 from Amazon US

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Mass Effect Andromeda has reached a brand new lowest price of $19.99 on both Xbox One and PS4 at GameStop this week. I’m just going to let you come to your own conclusions about that.

Mass Effect Andromeda on PS4 for $19.99 from GameStop
Mass Effect Andromeda on Xbox One for $19.99 from GameStop

Cooler Master Liquid Cooler all-in-one

Whether you’re building a brand new gaming PC or just looking to upgrade your existing one, you may want to try out a liquid cooling solution. Right now, you can grab a Cooler Master all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for just $64.99 via NewEgg.

Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 all-in-one Liquid Cooler for $64.99 from NewEgg

LEGO Original Batcave Batman

Look, I’m mostly including this Batman LEGO set because, well I mean just look at it. It’s a LEGO set depicting the entire Batcave from the 60s Adam West Batman TV show. It’s currently discounted by about $54 but really, just look at this wonderful thing. It even comes with the Batcopter, I mean come on.

Batman Classic TV Series Batcave LEGO set for $215.99 from LEGO Store

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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