This week’s cheap game deals: New Year sales abound
Usually, the discounts fizzle out once retailers wrap up Boxing Day sales. That's not the case with these online stores.
Now that we're well into 2017, it's time to spend some of that Christmas money on the latest games. Many online retailers, including PlayStation Store, ozgameshop and Green Man Gaming are still in the festive spirit, offering discounts of up to 90% on some AAA titles.
These are the week's best deals on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo.
These are the week's best deals on PlayStation 4.
The Last Guardian
After a long 10-year wait, Fumito Ueda's hugely anticipated The Last Guardian is finally out. In our opinion, the wait was totally worth it. Its unique and engaging puzzle-platforming is the perfect companion to its touching tale about friendship.
If you're still not sold, check out our review.
Continuing the theme of unexpected companionships is Titanfall 2. The first Titanfall, while an outstanding multiplayer experience, let a lot of people down with its lack of a single-player campaign. Not only does Titanfall 2 make up for that, but it features one of the best single-player experiences we played last year.
The relationship between the rookie pilot and the adorable BT is not just a cute narrative device, but also one that enriches the gameplay as you switch from on-the-ground tactical combat to overpowered Titan piloting.
Titanfall 2 is currently $47.95 through the PlayStation Store's January sale. Otherwise, you can pick up a physical copy through ozgameshop for $22.99.
January Playstation Sale
The two deals above are just some of our top picks from the PlayStation's January sale. All up, there are over 350 deals to choose from, including games, special editions and DLC packs.
A few more standout deals include:
- Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection for $47.95 (31% off)
- Star Wars: Battlefront Ultimate Edition for $39.95 (42% off)
- Mortal Kombat XL for $30.95 (66% off)
- Dark Souls III for $39.95 (60% off)
- Ratchet and Clank for $24.95 (52% off)
These are the week's best deals on Xbox One.
Free DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Last year's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gave us a first-person take on tried and true stealth mechanics. It was a solid follow-up to last generation's Human Revolution that fixed a lot of issues many had with its predecessor.
If stealth games are your jam, you would be mad to miss this augmented adventure. It's version of Prague is also one of the most thought out cities in recent memory (it also made our list of top video game destinations).
Microsoft Store is currently giving away the first pack of DLC for Mankind Divided for free. The Augmented Covert Agent pack includes the Desperate Measures in-game mission and a variety of character and weapon skins.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Xbox One is also on sale through ozgameshop. You can pick up the Day One edition for $16.99 (usually $54.99) in ozgameshop's January sale.
This open world adventure starring the grumpiest Aussie to grace our screens went somewhat unnoticed when it first launched. A shame, because Mad Max boasted some stunning graphics and a satisfying combination of car and third-person combat.
If you missed Max back in 2015, correct this injustice with ozgameshop's January sale.
You can pick up Mad Max on Xbox One for a measly $24.49.
These are the week's best deals for PC gamers.
Resident Evil 4: Ultimate HD Edition
This month, the Resident Evil franchise returns with a new first-person perspective and a renewed lease on the survival-horror genre. If our hands-on impressions are anything to go by, it will be a much needed revamp for the iconic series.
There's no better time to revisit one of the series' most revered titles, Resident Evil 4.
Green Man Gaming is currently selling Resident Evil 4 at just $19.99. Experience one of the best survival horror games ever made for less than a Big Mac meal.
We often complain about the slow death of couch-based multiplayer but it's still alive and kicking in the indie scene.
One of last year's most surprising hits was Overcooked. A couch co-op that tasks players with running a kitchen, by preparing dishes, juggling multiple roles and keeping track of each other's jobs. It's frantic, fun and has the potential to set fire to any relationship.
We had the chance to spend a few days with Overcooked over the Christmas break and it was... Well, it was messy.
Overcooked is just $16.99 at Green Man Gaming. We can't stress enough how much of a great deal that is.