This week’s best gaming deals: Poke Ball Plus, PUBG, 4K TVs, and more

By Jamie Wallace, Friday, 22 June 2018 12:01 GMT

It’s the time of the week where we get to take a big, long look at the this week’s best gaming deals and treat ourselves to some fun stuff. Let’s take a look.

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

Worlds Adrift is a survival-y, build-y, floaty, flying, massively multiplayer type of game that’s hit some headlines relatively recently. The folks from Green Man Gaming joined forces with our sister-site Jelly Deals to offer up 40 copies of the game to some of you folk. To be in with a chance of winning a copy, you can enter on the link below.

Win one of 40 copies of Worlds Adrift Pioneer Edition from Green Man Gaming and Jelly Deals

Just in time for the Steam sale to go live, Humble is offering their own limited time discount. A 100 per cent discount, to be exact, on Shadowrun Returns Deluxe for PC. Head to Humble’s site and you can grab yourself a free copy of the game right now.

Shadowrun Returns Deluxe for free from Humble Store

Murder! A seemingly intrinsic part of video games as a medium and what better way to take part in the whole grim affair than with some of IO Interactive’s finest Hitman titles. The whole franchise is on sale right now over at Humble for a limited time.

Hitman franchise sale from Humble Store

If assassination isn’t your thing, of course, you could always check out the Far Cry franchise sale instead. That way, you can roam around an open world between your murders.

Far Cry franchise sale from Humble Store

Just in time for the Steam sale, Green Man Gaming’s gone and matched a bunch of those prices and thrown in an extra discount voucher on top of the lot. This means, for a limited time, you can pick up a bunch of fairly high-profile titles with an extra 20% off.

  • PUBG for £14.03
  • Rocket League for £6.43
  • Overcooked 2 for £15.59
  • Cuphead for £9.35
  • Dandara for £6.94
  • PC Building Simulator for £9.93

In the US, this discount seems to be 20% and the code JUNE20, by the way.

Get an extra 22% off with code JUNE22 at checkout

Over at Fanatical right now you can grab yourself a bundle of ‘indie legends’ with a whopping 96% off the lot. While the use of ‘indie’ here is a touch debatable, given the inclusion of games like Fahrenheit and Broken Sword, it’s a pretty fantastic set of games that will cost you £3.19 / $3.49 all-in at the moment.

Indie Legends 8 Bundle for £3.19 / $3.49 from Fanatical

In stark contrast to the western releases of the Nintendo Classic Edition, the Japan-only Famicom Classic Edition has seemingly never actually sold out. If you wanted one of these as a collector’s piece, you can grab one for £66 / $85 right now.

Nintendo Classic Famicom Mini for £65.93 / $84.99 from Play-Asia

This month, signing up for a Humble Monthly account will get you instant access to three titles – Hearts of Iron 4, Blackwake and Portal Knights, alongside a stack of additional games at the end of the month.

Hearts of Iron 4, Blackwake and Portal Knights for £10 / $12 from Humble Monthly

If you’re the type that’s never quite satisfied until you build something with your own two hands, damn it, Bethesda has just the thing coming for you later this year, apparently. In a true showing of “well, you do it better then”, the company must have taken all the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition criticism on-board and are now offering a build-your-own-pip-boy construction kit. For a cool $150, mind.

Build your own Pip-Boy 2000 construction kit for £149.99 from GAME
Build your own Pip-Boy 2000 construction kit for $149.99 from ThinkGeek

UK Deals

The upcoming Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee titles are up for pre-order over at Amazon UK, complete with bundles including the Poké Ball Plus for £90. If you’d rather just get the Poké Ball Plus itself, it’ll cost you £45.

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu plus Poké Ball Plus for £89.99 from Amazon UK
Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee plus Poké Ball Plus for £89.99 from Amazon UK

Poké Ball Plus for £44.99 from Amazon UK

Altogether less celebrated than the more recent blue Days of Play console, the limited edition silver PS4 Slim comes with two controllers and is currently discounted down to £2500 over at Argos.

Limited Edition Silver PS4 Slim 500GB for £249.99 from Argos

Titanfall 2 is now down to £5.84. Come on, now. You should already own at least one copy of this game but if, somehow, you haven’t gotten around to that yet, you really owe it to yourself to give this one a try.

Titanfall 2 on PS4 for £5.84 from Base
Titanfall 2 on Xbox one for £5.84 from Base

Puyo Puyo Tetris on Nintendo Switch is also down to its lowest ever price right now, costing only £19.99 for a boxed copy, with the option of free click and collect from your local Argos store, too, if it’s in stock.

Puyo Puyo Tetris on Switch for £19.99 from Argos

The 1940s detective adventure game and overly dramatic police procedural that is L.A. Noire is discounted to just shy of £20 on Nintendo Switch in its boxed form, over at ShopTo this week.

L.A. Noire on Nintendo Switch for £19.85 from ShopTo

Times are very strange indeed when any kind of discount on graphics cards is news-worthy but this Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB card for £394.98 is certainly one of the better deals we’ve seen of late, with a saving of £200 off its previous price.

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti for £394.98 from Ebuyer

Monster Hunter World captured various hearts, minds and wallets when it released earlier this year. If you missed out back then, you can pick it up for a little cheaper this week, as Amazon has it listed for £30 on both Xbox One and PS4.

Monster Hunter World on PS4 for £30 from Amazon UK
Monster Hunter World on Xbox One for £30 from Amazon UK

While we didn’t get a Switch-based Animal Crossing announced at E3 2018, we can all collectively drown our sorrows next to a trio of friendly faces, as the triple-pack Animal Crossing amiibo set, which includes the one and only K.K. Slider, is half price right now.

Animal Crossing amiibo triple pack for £11 from Tesco Direct

Amazon UK’s got an offer going at the moment for a 43-inch Sony Bravia 4K TV set and a brand new Amazon Echo in one big bundle for £539 which ain’t altogether too bad, considering the Echo is normally £89.99 on its own and the TV is discounted by a few hundred too.

Sony Bravia KD43XE8004 43-inch 4K TV with Amazon Echo for £539 from Amazon UK

It’s a touch alarming that Micro SD cards now reach sizes of 400GB, but if you happen to want to get in on that action and don’t mind pilfering the product from another country’s version of Amazon, you can get yourself a SanDisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC card for £137 delivered right now by going through Amazon Germany (which does deliver to the UK at least).

SanDisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC card for £137 from Amazon DE

US Deals

One of, at least in my opinion, the best games of 2017 – Resident Evil 7 – is discounted on PS4 right now at Amazon US. The Gold Edition of the game, which comes with all released DLC alongside the base game, will cost you $25 for a limited time.

Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition on PS4 for $24.99 from Amazon US

Destiny 2 is practically begging you to buy it at this point. The game is down to $10 over at GameStop right now, though that won’t come with any of the DLC, of course, but it ain’t half bad for a starter set.

Destiny 2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One for $9.99 from GameStop

If you like your violence distinctly fantasy-tinged and with an extra dose of Tolkien in there, you can grab a copy of Middle-earth: Shadow of War on console for $20 this week.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War on PS4 for $19.99 from GameStop
Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox One for $19.99 from GameStop

It’s come up a few times in these little deals roundup posts before, but Harmonix’s Hasbro-partnered ‘music rhythm system’, DropMix, is currently down to its lowest ever price, at $44.99 over at Amazon US. While that might seem like cause for concern, DropMix is a neat little experience to have when you have some friends round and all try to see if anyone at all can figure out how to put the vocals from ‘All The Small Things’ with any of the other cards and make it sound halfway decent.

DropMix Music Gaming System for $44.99 from Amazon US

Darkest Dungeon is a wonderfully grim 2D rogue-like that pits players against the undead, unearthly monsters and the crushing realities of mental instability. If all of that sounds like something you want to play, you can grab a discounted copy on either PS4 or Switch.

Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition on PS4 for $22.47 from Amazon US
Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition on Switch for $32.97 from Amazon US

The weird and wonderful Valkyria Revolution is down to its lowest price right now, over at Amazon, where you’ll find it listed on both PS4 and Xbox One at half price ($14.99) while stock lasts.

Valkyria Revolution on PS4 for $14.99 from Amazon US
Valkyria Revolution on Xbox One for $14.99 from Amazon US

Look, there’s not a lot to say about this one – it’s a big Snorlax plushie and it’s half price. For $10, you can add a big, cuddly Snorlax to your house, car, office or lair.

Snorlax Large Plush for $9.99 from GameStop

If that Snorlax wasn’t enough, ThinkGeek is offering up this official Stranger Things plushie depicting three stages of Season 2 monsterfriend Dart, all for $25.

Stranger Things Dart Nesting Plush for $24.99 from ThinkGeek

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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