This week’s best game deals: Drifts, space ships and demonic ponies

Matt Sayer 14 August 2017 NEWS


No animals were harmed in the making of these deals. As far as we know.

Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, adventurous types can brave the final frontier, new Xbox One owners can catch up on the games of yesteryear and revheads can burn rubber till the cows come home.

Pedal to the metal | Ozgameshop

Are you a gear head? A speed demon? A lover of all things fast and furious? If so, a pitstop at Ozgameshop this week will fuel your need for speed. On PS4, $40 will get you the neon-drenched nostalgia of Wipeout Omega Collection, a slick remaster that we fell in love with all over again in our review. Meanwhile, both Xbox One and PS4 players can kick up dust clouds in DiRT 4, down to $51 including delivery.

Title Platform Discounted price
Wipeout Omega Collection PS4 $39.98 delivered
DiRT 4 PS4/Xbox One $50.98 delivered

Find some paths, shoot some aliens | JB Hi-Fi

As disappointing as Mass Effect: Andromeda was for many people, BioWare's commitment to fixing its biggest problems with regular patches has been admirable. A lot of the most glaring issues we stumbled across in our review have now been addressed, and while no one is going to call Andromeda the greatest space epic of our time, it's still a solid RPG with a rich and vibrant galaxy to explore. And for $39 on PS4 and Xbox One at JB Hi-Fi this week, it's a cheap ticket to a big space adventure.

Gnome and Sky | Green Man Gaming

Hello Games just dropped another massive update for its famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) space exploration game No Man's Sky, overhauling the story mode and introducing a fast-travel system along with numerous other improvements. Like previous patches, this new Atlas Rises update is almost significant enough to be a full-blown expansion, further addressing the issues we had with the game when we reviewed it last year.

If you were put off by all the controversy surrounding No Man's Sky at launch, now's a good time to jump back in. Green Man Gaming has discounted the game by 60%, dropping it to a smidge over $30 AUD. Coupled with the last 12 months' worth of improvements, that's a stellar deal.

Grab No Man's Sky for $30.40 at Green Man Gaming

Saddle up, pardner | Humble Bundle

What do you think of when you hear the name Pony Island? Rainbows? Picket fences? Fields of grass swaying gently in the summer breeze? How about cursed arcade machines and possessed operating systems? No? Equine lasers and demonic skulls? The Devil himself?

Yeah, Pony Island is one weird game, and it was already a must-play experience at full price. Right now, though, you can grab it for as little as a single cent in the pay-what-you-want tier of Humble Bundle's Micro Jumble Bundle. Personally, I'd recommend beating the average to get your hands on the similarly haunting Devil Daggers, but whatever you do, you won't want to pass up Pony Island at this price.

Pay what you want

  • Pony Island
  • Geometry Dash
  • Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator
  • Space Pilgrim Episodes I-IV

Beat the average (currently US$3.05/AU$3.86)

  • Devil Daggers
  • Oh… Sir! The Hollywood Roast
  • Town of Salem
  • Who's Your Daddy?
  • hack_me
  • hack_me 2

Pony up at Humble Bundle

Bullet hell never looked so beautiful | Big W

Housemarque is a studio well-known for its arcade sensibilities. From the futuristic frenzy of Resogun to the undead obliteration in Dead Nation, Housemarque's games deliver concentrated doses of shooting action couched in plenty of style and spectacle. The studio's latest game, Matterfall, looks no different. Releasing this week, the PS4-only platform shooter packs all the particle explosion and bullet-hell antics you'd expect from a Housemarque title, and you can scoop yourself up a copy for just $20 at Big W. Not too shabby if you prefer physical game discs to digital downloads.

Title Platform Discounted price
Matterfall (releases 16 August) PS4 $20.00
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 PS4/Xbox One $29.00
GTA V PS4/Xbox One $45.00

Blast the past | EB Games

Another pre-owned sale at EB Games this week, and this one's all about the last generation. Good news for Xbox One owners, though: plenty of the titles on sale are backwards compatible. At 3 games for $15, there are plenty of bargains to snap up, especially if you never owned a 360 or simply missed out on some of its seminal titles. We've picked out our favourites below, but there's plenty more to sift through over at the EB Games sale page.

  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Fable III
  • BioShock
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo Reach

Bushwhackin' | Microsoft Store

Hooning through the Aussie bush is cheaper than ever this week, with Microsoft Store discounting the Deluxe and Ultimate editions of the bonza Xbox One and PC racing game Forza Horizon 3. As we said in our review, Horizon captures the essence of burning rubber Down Under, whether it be tearing down the Great Ocean Road or drifting through the Yarra Valley. It might not be quite as cheap as chips, but it's still a true-blue deal worth getting up ya.

Title Platform Discounted price
Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition Xbox One/PC $65.97
Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition Xbox One/PC $69.97

ICYMI | Battlefield 1 on EA Access

Late last week, EA sneakily dropped Battlefield 1 into its Vault of free games available through EA Access and Origin Access. For a measly $6.99 a month, you can see for yourself why we felt it was a return to form for single-player shooters while still maintaining its pedigree as one of the best multiplayer experiences on the market.

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