This week’s best gaming deals: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Theme Hospital, PS Plus, and more

By Jamie Wallace, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:32 GMT

time for another roundup of this week’s best gaming deals, from Theme Hospital to Xbox Live Gold and new Humble Monthly offers. Let’s get to it.

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

humble paradox bundle

Over at Humble this week, you can put down up to $12 / £9 to get yourself a series of games from the Magicka, Europa and Majesty series, as well as Pillars of Eternity, with the top tier reward being a copy of space politics and strategy sim, Stellaris.

Here is the full list of what’s up for grabs:

Pay $1 (72p) or more

  • Cities In Motion 2
  • Magicka 2
  • Majesty 2 Collection

Pay more than the average

  • Crusader Kings 2
  • Crusader Kings 2 Old Gods DLC
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Hearts of Iron 3 Collection
  • Europa Universalis 3 Complete Edition

Pay $12 (£8.60) or more

  • Stellaris

Pay what you want for the Humble Paradox Bundle 2018


This month’s Humble Monthly instant access titles were previously announced as Civilization 6 with two DLC packs but the folks at Humble weren’t done there. As a nice little extra, Humble has added an extra early unlock title in the form of Owlboy. You’ll get all that and a stack of other games after the month ends, for $12 / £10.

Civilization 6 with DLC and Owlboy for $12 / £10 with Humble Monthly


If all the news about the upcoming spiritual successor to Theme Hospital has got you itching to get right back into that management sim world, GOG’s got you covered. Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Tropico, Railroad Tycoon and more all feature in GOG’s weekly sale range with up to 85% off.

Up to 85% off Theme Hospital, Sim City, Tropico and more in GOG Weekly Sale

fanatical nemesis bundle 5

Fanatical’s latest Nemesis Bundle – the fifth one to be exact – is live now, featuring up to £181 worth of games for up to £8.59. Here’s what your money can get you.

Tier 1 – Pay 89p

  • Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
  • Infectonator: Survivors
  • Still Not Dead

Tier 2 – Pay £4.29

  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians
  • Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!
  • The Way
  • Space Hulk Ascension
  • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  • Mytheon
  • Wick

Tier 3 – Pay £8.59

  • Lords of the Fallen Digital Deluxe
  • Gloria Victis

Nemesis Bundle 5 from 89p from Fanatical

monster huntz

In possibly the most timely of all deals on this list, Play-Asia is offering up this Rathalos and hunter amiibo figure from Monster Hunter Stories for only £5.15 / $6.99 at the moment.

Monster Hunter Stories Rathalos amiibo for £4.98 / $6.49 from Play-Asia

just cause 3 xl edition

Using the code PAYDAY during checkout will knock an extra 20% off the price of a range of Green Man Gaming’s already-discounted titles, including Just Cause 3 XL Edition for £6, Rise of the Tomb Raider for £10.56, Life is Strange’s Complete first season for £3.20 and a whole bunch more.

Playday Deals sale from Green Man Gaming

128GB SanDisk SDXC

Odds are good that, sooner or later, you’re going to need to upgrade the built-in 32GB storage space in your Nintendo Switch. Thankfully, it’s getting cheaper to do that each week. Right now, you can grab a 128GB Micro SDXC card with a 100MB/s transfer speed for just under £30 / $38, with free delivery.

SanDisk 128GB Micro SDXC for £29.99 / $37.99 from PicStop

UK Deals

Tesco Money Off Vouchers 2018

Tesco Direct occasionally offers up a batch of money-off vouchers on all sorts of gaming and tech related products. They’re doing it again, conveniently enough, and you can save £5 on a £35 spend by entering the code TDX-PWFG, £10 off a £75 spend by entering TDX-GWRJ and £20 off a £150 spend by entering TDX-WFGR. There’s everything from TVs to monitors to laptops on the site, so feel free to have a browse while you can.

Money off vouchers on gaming and tech from Tesco Direct


If you’re looking to check out all this online service malarkey or you need a cheap way to re-up your existing membership, you can grab a 6 month Xbox Live Gold subscription for £14.99 for a limited time, which is about half the usual cost.

6-month Xbox Live Gold membership for £14.99 from Amazon UK


Stylish co-op crime adventure from that guy who ranted about the Oscars at The Game Awards, A Way Out, is due out in just under two months time and right now, you can pre order a copy for as little as £20 on both Xbox One and PS4.

A Way Out on PS4 for £22 (£20 with Prime) from Amazon UK
A Way Out on Xbox One for £22 (£20 with Prime) from Amazon UK

Hellraiser Blu-ray Trilogy Box Set

While it seems a little lofty these days to hope for a sequel to the most underappreciated horror game of all time, Clive Barker’s Undying, what we can hope for instead is a few more cheap ways to get that Clive Barker experience onto our TVs. This Hellraiser Trilogy blu-ray box set is down to £12.99 at the moment if that’s your kind of thing.

Hellraiser Trilogy Blu-ray box set for £12.99 from eBay


After two straight weeks of US-only deals on DropMix, finally it’s the UK’s turn. Head to GAME and you can pick up a copy of the game for £75, down from its usual £110. Alternatively, Amazon UK will sell you a copy for £80.

DropMix Music Gaming System for £74.99 from GAME
DropMix Music Gaming System for £79.99 from Amazon UK

Switch Essentials collection

Nintendo’s official UK store is discounting the price of this bundle of what they are calling ‘Nintendo Switch Essentials’. The Hori case is a great one that I’ve used myself for almost a year now, the screen protectors are a given, even the game cases are neat. I’m not so sure Mario and Luigi themed thumbsticks count as an ‘essential’ but hey, what do I know.

Nintendo Switch Essentials Pack for £32.99 from Nintendo UK

hzd complete

Horizon Zero Dawn may have been a little divisive and somewhat overshadowed by the launch of Breath of the Wild when it first launched but that hasn’t stopped it proving more than a bit successful in the year since. You can pick up the Complete Edition of the game for £32 right now at Amazon.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for £32 from Amazon UK

Hori Fighting Commander Controller Nintendo

Last year, Hori brought back the classic SNES Fighting Commander controller in a brand new wireless form, designed to be compatible with the SNES Classic Edition. It’ll also work on most other devices, too, and it’s currently discounted to £17 from its original £30 at Argos.

Hori SNES Classic Fighting Commander Controller for £16.99 from Argos

US Deals

fire emblem warriors switch

The fancypants Special Edition of Fire Emblem Warriors is on sale over at Amazon US right now, bringing the total cost down to just under $52 from its original $80. The big box edition comes with the game on Switch and three CD soundtracks as well as a dual-sided poster.

Fire Emblem Warriors Special Edition on Switch for $51.99from Amazon US


For my money, one of the best Switch games released since launch, Puyo Puyo Tetris, is currently on offer over at Best Buy, where you can snag a copy of the game in its boxed form for under $30.

Puyo Puyo Tetris on Switch for $29.99 from Best Buy


If you like the deadly duo of Overwatch and Nendoroid figures, you may just want to shield your wallets now. The Tracer Nendoroid figure is down to $40 if you go via Amazon US this week.

Tracer Nendoroid figure for $39.99 from Amazon US


Oh, poor Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. This game has not had a good run since it launched last year, mere months ago. Despite a chunk of the fighting community having some decent things to say about the gameplay, this thing keeps falling in price. If you want to try it yourself, you can pick it up for $20 right now on Xbox One and PS4.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite on PS4 for $19.99 from Best Buy
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite on Xbox One for $19.99 from Best Buy

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.

Did you know that Jelly Deals has a newsletter? It lets us bring the best deals directly to you each day. Subscribe here, if that seems like your kind of thing.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.