This week’s best gaming deals: EB Games’ Manager’s Specials
The home of the big red sale banner is offering some delectable deals on the latest games.
Every week, finder searches far and wide for the very best video game deals in Australia. This week, you will find insane PlayStation deals in a sea of red sale banners and Xbox owners can live it up for 12 months with 10% off a year for Xbox Live.
This month is golden for Xbox fanatics. Not only can you get 10% off an entire year of Xbox Live Gold, but you can then use that membership to access the early beta for the upcoming Halo Wars 2.
10% off 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership
An Xbox Live Gold membership has become somewhat essential to the Xbox experience. While you need one to play many games online, it also grants you access to two or more free Xbox games per month with Games with Gold.
Ozgameshop is currently offering 10% off an entire year of Xbox Live Gold with the use of this coupon.
That’s a year of Xbox Live Gold at $65.70 (roughly $5.50 per month). Not bad at all.
Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta
While the cancellation of Xbox exclusive Scalebound might have had Xbox fans filled with fiery rage, one thing you can always count on from Xbox is another Halo title. Arguably one of the most successful real-time strategies on console, Halo Wars is returning 28 February with Halo Wars 2. The sequel is led by Halo’s adoptive parents 343 and overseen by RTS legends Creative Assembly (Total War series).
Right now, Xbox One owners can get a taste of war by partaking in the Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta for free. Get in before the beta ends on 30 January.
EB Games are so well known for consistent and outrageous sale displays, it’s almost unsettling when their stores aren't dripping in red plastic. However, this week’s deals on AAA games like Dishonored 2 and Doom are particularly tempting.
Bethesda had something of a surprise hit on its hands when it released Dishonored back in 2012. While it wasn’t the game on everybody’s lips when it first launched, its rich “whalepunk” universe sunk its fishing hooks into anyone who played. It was the Thief successor that the Thief reboot wasn’t and the moment the credits rolled, you knew it would not be the last time you set foot in Serkonos.
Dishonored 2 honours the legacy left by its predecessor by exploring more of the nautical nation and introducing us to an older, wiser Emily Kaldwin.
Dishonored 2 is currently $36 at EB Games, That’s $63.95 cheaper than the regular RRP.
Doom UAC Pack
Not much was expected of 2016’s Doom. The bad taste left by Doom 3 still lingered, early gameplay trailers conveyed a by-the-numbers first-person shooter, and it was infamously held from critics the day before release. Despite all this, Doom turned out to be an absolute ripper of a first-person shooter.
Its explosive, fast-paced action gave us some of the most addictive gameplay of 2016, and its tongue-in-cheek approach to the demon invasion encouraged you to remove your thinking play with aggression and razor-sharp reflexes.
EB Games is currently selling the Doom UAC pack for $19. The UAC Pack includes the game, the UAC handbook, two fabric UAC patches and an exclusive poster.
It’s a good month for PC owners who’ve been meaning to catch up on mainstream Ubisoft titles, like Far Cry: Primal and Watch Dogs 2.
Up to 75% off Ubisoft titles
This month, Green Man Gaming is running an epic sale on Ubisoft games, including but not limited to recent titles like Watch Dogs 2 and Steep.
Here’s a list of some of the best discounts on Ubisoft titles:
- Watch Dogs 2 33% off
- Beyond Good and Evil 50% off
- South Park: Stick of Truth 75% off
- Steep 33% off
- Far Cry: Primal 60% off
That’s just a taste. There are over 30 Ubisoft games and even more DLC on sale.