This week’s best gaming deals: Nier Automata, Dark Souls Vinyl, The Surge, and more

By Jamie Wallace, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:00 GMT

We’re back from a brief break with another round of the very best that the internet had to offer when it comes to discounts on games, tech and other fun stuff you may just like. 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

Indie Mega Week Sale Humble Bundle

We begin with one of the Humble Store’s biggest sale ranges on a whole batch of indie gems. Head over to the sale during the Indie Mega Week sale (which, as you may expect, ends this week) and you can pick up some absolute classics for some very cheap prices. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Darkest Dungeon for £7.59 / $9.99 / €8.79
  • Dead Cells for £11.89 / $14.44 / €14.44
  • Superhot for £11.99 / $14.99 / €13.19
  • American Truck Simulator for £7.49 / $9.99 / €9.99
  • Kerbal Space Program for £14.99 / $19.99 / €19.99
  • Rocket League for £8.99 / $11.99 / €11.99
  • ABZU for £11.24 / $14.99 / €14.99
  • Northgard for £12.74 / $16.99 / €16.99
  • Enter the Gungeon for £5.49 / $7.49 / €7.49
  • Game Dev Tycoon for £2.79 / $3.99 / €3.99
  • Inside for £8.99 / $11.99 / €11.99
  • Axiom Verge for £7.49 / $9.99 / €8.99
  • 911 Operator for £7.14 / $9.74 / €9.74
  • Virginia for £1.74 / $2.49 / €2.49
  • Papers, Please for £3.99 / $4.99 / €4.49
  • Downwell for 65p / 98¢ / €0.98
  • SOMA for £6.89 / $8.99 / €8.39

Indie Mega Week Sale from Humble Store

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You may have to be above a certain age for the mere mention of Earthworm Jim to be mildly exciting but if you’re one of those people, just know that you can pick up both original Jim games for £3.09 / $3.99 right now. That’s just the tip of the ‘good deals’ iceberg for GOG, though, since there’s a host of other Interplay classics up for grabs, too.

Highlights:

  • Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 for £3.09 / $3.99 / €3.59
  • Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business for £1.89 / £2.39 / €2.19
  • MDK for £1.89 / £2.39 / €2.19
  • MDK 2 for £1.89 / £2.39 / €2.19
  • Kingpin: Life of Crime for £3.09 / $3.99 / €3.59
  • Star Trek Starfleet Academy for £1.89 / £2.39 / €2.19
  • Giants: Citizen Kabuto for £3.09 / $3.99 / €3.59

Interplay Staycation Sale from GOG.com

Hyperkin Smart Boy

You may have read about the Hyperkin Smart Boy when it was unveiled earlier this year, given that it’s a relatively insane idea that has somehow become a real thing. Essentially, this is a little cradle for your smart phone that will not only give you physical buttons themed after the original Game Boy but will, in fact, also let you play actual Game Boy and Game Boy Colour cartridges on your phone via an emulator. It’s really weird and kind of fantastic and it’s available to pre-order now at Play-Asia, if you like.

Hyperkin Smart Boy (Pre-order) for £54.23 / $69.99 from Play-Asia

Figma Figures

Figma, for those who have never heard of the brand, is an ongoing collection of some of the most detailed and poseable action figures around. There has been Figma renditions of everything from popular anime characters, movie stars, video game characters and comic book heroes and villains. If you’re the kind of person who would proudly display a mini version of your favourite pop culture character, you’re going to want to see what Figma are on offer over at Play-Asia currently.

Figma action figures from Play-Asia

Humble Saints Row Bundle

There’s a brand new bundle on offer over at Humble filled with some of Deep Silver’s finest wares. While the official bundle name might be the ‘Humble Saints Row Bundle’, this one does in fact feature games like Homefront: The Revolution, Deadlight, Risen 3, Killer is Dead and, for better or worse, Mighty No. 9. If you decide to drop a ludicrous $75 on the bundle, you’ll get Agents of Mayhem too, if you like.

Pay $1 or more

  • Risen 3: Titan Lords Complete Edition
  • Deadlight: Director’s Cut
  • Homefront
  • Saints Row 2

Pay more than the average

  • Saints Row The Third
  • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
  • Mighty No. 9
  • Killer is Dead Nightmare Edition
  • More to unlock soon

Pay $15 (£12) or more

  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition
  • Saints Row The Third: The Full Package
  • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Devil’s Workshop Pack

Pay $75 or more

  • Agents of Mayhem

Pay what you want for the Humble Saints Row Bundle

GMG Summer Sale 2017

It’s time for the Green Man Gaming Summer Sale! For a limited time, you can use the code SUMMER2017 during checkout to get an extra 15% off your overall basket spend and some bonus offers on some of the site’s Flash Deals, which are set to change every few hours.

Here’s some of what you can grab from the Summer Sale currently – these are all shown in GBP, but your local currency should work out roughly the same:

  • Trials Fusion for £5.44
  • The Evil Within for £3.75
  • Dead Rising 4 for £20
  • Bully for £3.32
  • Watch Dogs 2 for £22.50
  • Bioshock The Collection for £13.20
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for £3.50
  • Resident Evil 7 for £23.99
  • DmC: Devil May Cry for £5.70
  • Metro Redux Bundle for £6.25
  • LA Noire Complete Edition for £7.12
  • Batman Arkham Knight for £6.08
  • Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition for £5

Summer Sale from Green Man Gaming

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Back to GOG for a second, since the site is not only offering almost every Wadjet Eye Games point-and-click adventure for dirt cheap prices as a part of its Weekly Sale but is also taking up to 80% off some of Double Fine’s best games, including Grim Fandango Remastered, Full Throttle Remastered and Broken Age, among others.

Up to 85% off the weekly sale from GOG.com
Up to 80% off Double Fine games from GOG.com

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GamesPlanet is putting out some offers for just this weekend which include a PC copy of Dark Souls 3 for only £15.99, WRC 5 for £11.99, Mini Metro for £4.89 and much more. Head on over to the link below to check out the full range.

Weekend offers from GamesPlanet

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As if there weren’t enough harbingers of the apocalypse in the world already, Snapchat has gone and created an actual pair of sunglasses that not only record thirty-second clips of whatever you’re looking at but format and post those clips directly to your Snapchat, all wirelessly and at the touch of a button. If you want to be a part of this, they’ll cost you £125 / $130 from Amazon.

Snapchat glasses for £124.99 from Amazon UK
Snapchat glasses for $129.99 from Amazon US

UK Deals

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Nier: Automata is currently reduced down to its lowest price so far on PS4 – £24.99 over at Amazon UK. Getting the first ending alone will take you numerous hours, let alone the other 25 endings the game genuinely has, so there are far worse ways you could spend £25, let’s be honest.

Nier: Automata on PS4 for £24.99 from Amazon UK

Tesco Vouchers July 24th

Tesco Direct’s tech discount vouchers are back! These things tend to show up every few months and offer £5, £10 and £20 off a range of tech and gadgets available from Tesco’s website. Using one of the below codes, you can save some cash on a big purchase. Yes, by the way, that does include this being the only way to get a Nintendo Switch for under £260.

Here’s some of what you can pick up:

Save £20 on a £150+ spend using code TDX-WPJC
Sharp 49 inch Full HD TV for £279
HP 14-inch quad core laptop for £179
iPad 9.7 inch Space Grey for £319
iPad Pro 12.9-inch for £839
£20 off £150 range

Save £10 on a £75+ spend using code TDX-PLNX
Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker for £99
Samsung Galaxy Tab for £79
Microsoft Office Lifetime license for £79
Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD for £59
£10 off £75 range

Save £5 on a £35+ spend using code TDX-MVPW
Canon MG3650 all-in-one printer for £34
KitSound Slam Portable Bluetooth Speaker for £30
Fire 7 Tablet for £44
Amazon Echo Dot for £44
Amazon Fire TV Stick for £34.95

These vouchers expire on Sunday, so be quick if you want to grab something.

Save up to £20 on tech with vouchers from Tesco Direct

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If you’re currently feeling the urge to play a game that’s a lot like Dark Souls but isn’t quite Dark Souls and is, in fact, much better than it had any right to be in the first place, you’re going to want to pick up a copy of The Surge on Xbox One or PS4 while it’s reduced down to £23 at Zavvi.

The Surge on PS4 for £22.99 from Zavvi
The Surge on Xbox One for £22.99 from Zavvi

PS4 Game Bundle

If you’re looking for a PS4 Slim bargain at the moment and would like to stock up on as many Bethesda games as possible all at one time, check this out – at GAME, you can pick up a PS4 500GB with Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Fallout 4, DOOM and a 3 month NOW TV Entertainment pass for £229.99.

PS4 Slim with Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Fallout 4, Doom and 3 month NOW TV Entertainment pass for £229.99 from GAME

Alternatively, you could opt for a 1TB model of the same bundle from GAME for £279.99.

PS4 Slim 1TB with Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Fallout 4, Doom and 3 month NOW TV Entertainment pass for £279.99 from GAME

Rent Movies for 1.99 with Prime

Movies are quite nice most of the time. If you’re not too fussed about keeping movies and you’d like to catch one of the most recent releases while spending as little as possible, you can head to Amazon UK at the moment. There, Prime members are currently able to rent one of a selected bunch of new release movies digitally for just £1.99 each. The range includes Kong: Skull Island, Get Out, Logan and more.

Rent and stream brand new movies for £1.99 with Prime from Amazon UK

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Ubisoft’s answer to the age-old “Who would win in a fight” question, For Honor, is down to its lowest ever price right now at Argos. You can grab a PS4 or Xbox One copy for just £14.99 for a limited time.

For Honor on PS4 for £14.99 from Argos
For Honor on Xbox One for £14.99 from Argos

The offer is also available at Amazon UK, though somewhat arbitrarily limited to only Prime members at the moment.

For Honor on PS4 for £14.99 from Amazon UK
For Honor on Xbox One for £14.99 from Amazon UK

Sega Mega Drive Mini Flashback HD

Whether or not you’ve been able to get your hands on a Nintendo Classic Mini (or even a pre-order on the upcoming SNES Classic Mini), fret not! You still have ample time to get yourself one of these Sega Mega Drive HD mini consoles. These ones come with over 80 games pre-installed but take the extra step of being completely compatible with any and all actual Mega Drive games you may have in a box in your attic somewhere.

Sega Mega Drive Mini HD for £79.99 from Zavvi

Firefly 15th Anniversary Blu-ray

Firefly is now somehow old enough to receive a commemorative 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set, which makes me feel so much older than I felt before knowing that. You can head over to Zavvi and pre-order the set today, which is set to see a release this September.

Firefly Complete Series 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray set for £26.99 from Zavvi

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The latest in a long-running series of discounts on Yooka-Laylee is here – this time, Tesco Direct is the one bringing the price down to £17 on both PS4 and Xbox One for a limited time. It’s available to order online or click and collect if you like convenience.

Yooka-Laylee on Xbox One for £17 from Tesco Direct
Yooka-Laylee on PS4 for £17 from Tesco Direct

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Looking to get yourself a fancy new gaming laptop and are quite fond of saving some money? Even more fond of free backpacks? Then you’re going to want to head over to Ebuyer today, since you can get a free backpack along with a nice £150 discount on this MSI GL62 15.6-inch gaming laptop. Did I mention the backpack was free?

MSI GL62 15.6-inch gaming laptop for £599.98 with free backpack from Ebuyer

US Deals

Following the recent trend of putting every video game soundtrack in existence onto some form of fancy vinyl, the latest collector’s LP set comes in the form of the extra moody soundtracks to all three Dark Souls games. These sets will cost you $34.99 each and are available exclusively from ThinkGeek for the time being.

Dark Souls Exclusive Double LP Vinyl Soundtracks for $34.99 from ThinkGeek

Surface pro 4 128GB tablet deals

Whatever your use case actually would be for a tablet/laptop hybrid thing, a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a nice little device that you can take with you wherever you go. Right now, you can also save $150 off the price of one of these things by going directly through Microsoft’s own online store. That discount is available on the i5 model, too, which is nice.

Save $150 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet from Microsoft Store

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For those not completely swayed by Nintendo’s new non-3D direction, there is still the opportunity to pick up a really nice looking version of one of the company’s finest machines. This Galaxy-themed 3DS XL console has recently made its way back into stock at Amazon US and can be yours for $175 currently.

Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy style console for $174.99 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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