Somehow, we’re making our way through December at a steady clip, hurtling towards it no longer being 2016 anymore, which seems like it can only be a good thing at this rate. Let the record show, though, that 2016 was the year that finally gave us both Final Fantasy 15 and The Last Guardian. Whatever else happened this year, at least both of those seemed to turn out well. Right, well, we've got another batch of deals to check out this week, so let's get right 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.
UK & US Deals
GamesPlanet is now onto the third weekend in a row of its ‘Xmas Sale’, with a new set of PC download offers to check out. This week’s range features some heavy-hitters from Bandai Namco, Warner Bros, Disney and more. Almost all of these games should be available in the UK, US and beyond, but always make sure to check the game page itself to double-check if the key will work in your region.
- Dark Souls 3 for £25.99
- Stasis for £7.49
- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience for £14.99
- Quantum Break for £22.49
- Bastion for £2.30
- Mortal Kombat XL for £14.99
- Homefront: The Revolution for £10.20
Diehard fans of Telltale Games adventures are likely to already own this one, but if you’ve been even remotely curious about The Wolf Among Us, it’s currently heavily discounted over on Xbox Live for Xbox Live Gold members. This one was always a bit of an outlier, given that the comics it is based on are not quite as universally known as The Walking Dead. In this writer’s opinion, however, this is some of Telltale’s finest work. It’s down to £6.60 / $8.25 for Gold Members for the next few days.
With all the fuss over Mass Effect Andromeda in the past week, it’s no wonder that the Mass Effect Trilogy has found its way into another sale. It’s currently £8.99 / $8.99 (yes, I know, the price difference is troubling) as an Origin key from Green Man Gaming. Sadly, this is for all three games without the downloadable content that surrounds them but it’s still all three games for less than £10 / $10 which is hard to beat.
Rockstar Games’ schoolyard open-world brawler, Bully, turned ten years old this year. They grow up so fast these days. To celebrate the occasion, Rockstar has released the game onto mobile devices in the form of an “Anniversary Edition”, which is available on iOS and Android right now for £4.99 / $6.99.
Dishonored 2 has definitely had more than its fair share of discounts in weeks since launch. If you’re a PC player that hasn’t managed to cave in and just buy a copy of this one so far, consider this a heads up that GAME is offering Steam keys for the game for £26.49 at the moment, which is the lowest it’s been available for so far on PC. This is a one-day only offer though, so be quick.
GeForce’s latest addition to the “10” series of cards is this 1050 Ti which usually retails for around £160. Right now, though, you can save a bit of cash by going through Ebuyer and picking up a GeForce 1050 Ti OC 4GB card while it’s discounted down to £139.98. One to watch if you’re thinking of building yourself a new rig anytime soon or simply want an upgrade.
So, the Nintendo Switch might be getting GameCube Virtual Console support, which makes me far too excited to actually get my hands on a Nintendo Switch. That being said, the Wii U was doing GameCube ports before it was cool. The port in question, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is available for only £14 right now at Amazon UK too. So that’s a thing.
Time to talk about PS4 bundles yet again, since Zavvi is currently offering up a rather ncie bundle of a PS4 500GB Slim console along with copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Dishonored 2, all in one big bundle that’ll cost you a total of £219.99. That’s while stock lasts and for a limited time and all that jazz, so do what you will with that one.
You never asked for it, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has seen an even bigger discount this week. While it was sitting nicely at £19.99 over at Amazon UK for most of the week, Sainsbury’s only went and stole Amazon’s thunder by setting their price for Xbox One and PS4 copies of the game down to £16.99 each.
Of course, if that version goes out of stock (and it might), the game will still be available at Amazon UK for the next lowest price.
For those of you out there with expensive taste in audio equipment, this Sennheiser Game Zero PC gaming headset is currently £30 off when bought through Groupon. The Game Zero usually sells for around £170, but will cost you £139 for a limited time, if you fancy it.
TheGameCollection has its Christmas Sale now on with, most notably, a set of 3DS titles on sale for a variety of low prices. Here are some of the highlights of the range so far, but feel free to just head over to the site and check out the whole sale for yourself.
- Chibi Robo Zip Lash for £8.95
- Mario and Luigi Dream Team for £11.95
- Paper Mario Sticker Star for £11.95
- Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright for £26.95
- Pokémon X for £24.95
Numskull's range of minimalistic Street Fighter themed hoodies has been around for a couple of months now and is definitely divisive, to put it nicely. ShopTo has recently slashed the prices of the entire range on its site, bringing the cost of these Ryu, Ken and Guile themed hoodies down to just £9.85 each, presumably to clear stock.
Microsoft has gone and introduced a sale on some digital Xbox One games, just in time for the holiday season and upcoming winter break. This means that some selected Xbox One titles can be had with some fairly decent discounts directly through Microsoft itself. Some highlights include Titanfall 2 on Xbox One for $29.99, FIFA 17 on Xbox One for $39.99 and Recore on Xbox One with free PC copy for $19.99.
Look, if you own a 3DS but somehow don’t have a copy of Ocarina of Time you really need to fix that. Maybe this digital eShop copy of the game from Amazon US will help that happen, it’s currently reduced to $15.99.
This 29-inch LG ultrawide 21:9 curved IPS monitor is currently available for $259.99, its lowest price yet, if you click the link below and use the code CINEMA50 at checkout. That’ll lower the price by $50 and you can begin basking in the ludicrously widescreen goodness.
For those looking for a frantic, high-octane, beautifully made racing game that they can play on more than one platform for the same price, look for further. Forza Horizon 3 is currently reduced down to $39.99 at Amazon US in the form of a digital code that will unlock not only the Xbox One copy of the game, but the Windows 10 version too.
The timing on this one is slightly odd because at the time this article goes up on the site, this deal won’t be on, but it will be active very soon. In recognition of how well the PS4 sold during Black Friday week, Sony is resurrecting one of the Black Friday specific bundle deals for two weeks in December. From December 11th to December 24th, those of you in the US can save $50 when buying a PS4 500GB Slim console with a copy of Uncharted 4. The total cost of that will end up at $250, for the record.
So from December 11th, check for the bundle on the below link to be around the $250 mark. Then you can go nuts.
As if in a bid to stop you leaving the rhythm game party, GameStop US is currently slashing the price of the only-just-released Rock Band Rivals in its two bundled forms. Firstly, to get a copy of the game on Xbox One or PS4 with a guitar controller, it’ll cost you $39.99. If, however, you want to get the game and the whole band kit, that will run you $99.99 right now. That’s a pretty steep discount on a newly released version of the game. That can’t be a good sign for rhythm games.
- Rock Band Rivals with wireless guitar on PS4 for $39.99 from GameStop US
- Rock Band Rivals with wireless guitar on Xbox One for $39.99 from GameStop US
- Rock Band Rivals with band kit on PS4 for $99.99 from GameStop US
- Rock Band Rivals with band kit on Xbox One for $99.99 from GameStop US
Alright, 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.