This week’s best game deals: Falling blocks and bargains for Xbox
You don't need an Xbox to take advantage of this week's deals, but it wouldn't hurt.
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, it's time to catch up on all those hits that passed you by.
Everyone knows what Tetris is, but Puyo Puyo? Not exactly a household name. If you've played Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine or Dr. Mario, you'll be familiar with the basic concept: match coloured blocks as they fall from the top of the screen to clear them and fill your opponent's screen with more blocks. It's close enough to Tetris that mashing the two together makes sense, while still adding in a new layer of strategy neither game has seen before.
If the idea of a wacky, anime-themed mash-up of two different block-matching games together appeals to you, Target is selling Puyo Puyo Tetris for a reasonable $45 on the Nintendo Switch. As usual, click and collect is free, but delivery will cost you an extra $9.
Augment your Xbox library
It's Xbox One sale time at Mighty Ape, and you'll find some solid prices on games you might have missed from the last couple of years. For $12, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is easily the standout here. If you didn't get a chance to read our review, we gave Mankind Divided a 9.0 after falling in love with its rich world and superb stealth gameplay. And for less than $20 delivered, it's a hard deal to pass up.
|Project Cars||Xbox One||$27.99 delivered|
|Deus Ex: Mankined Divided Day 1 Edition||Xbox One||$16.99 delivered|
|Assassin's Creed: Syndicate||Xbox One||$29.99 delivered|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider||Xbox One||$33.99 delivered|
|Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition||Xbox One||$24.99 delivered|
Wii bring the deals, U bring your game
Still have your Wii U sitting around, or picked up a cheap one second-hand? The Wii U Selects library brings deep discounts to the system's best games, and unlike many Aussie brick-and-mortar retailers, Ozgameshop isn't trying to pull a fast one on you by continuing to charge full price. We've picked out our favourites below:
|Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze||Wii U||$29.98 delivered|
|Super Mario 3D World||Wii U||$31.98 delivered|
|Pikmin 3||Wii U||$31.98 delivered|
|Lego City Undercover||Wii U||$26.98 delivered|
|The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD||Wii U||$32.98 delivered|
It's only available to Xbox Live Gold members, and only valid until Tuesday, but this deal's too good to ignore. 10 top-notch indie games for just $28 is cracking value, especially when you're getting the fantastically British The Swindle along with the mind-bending puzzler The Swapper. Here's the full line-up:
- Action Henk
- Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones
- 10 Second Ninja X
- Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
- The Swindle
- Thomas Was Alone
- The Swapper
Life in the last-gen
Xbox One and PS4 might be where the action is these days, but there are still plenty of games from last-gen that still hold up. Just look at all the HD remasters we keep getting for proof of that. Instead of paying a premium for an old game with a new coat of paint, though, you might want to check out EB Games' 3 for $18 pre-owned sale. At $6 each, there are plenty of Xbox 360 and PS3 titles that remain worth picking up. We've collected the best of the bunch below:
Note: BC means backwards compatible on Xbox One.
|Bioshock Infinite (BC)||$6.00|
|Mass Effect 2 (BC)||$6.00|
|Dragon Age II||$6.00|
|Far Cry 2||$6.00|
|Metro: Last Light||$6.00|
|Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance||$6.00|
|The Last of Us||$6.00|
|God of War 3||$6.00|
|Rainbow Six: Vegas||$6.00|
Still at EB, the retailer has discounted its range of Steam hardware, dropping the price of both the Steam Link and the Steam Controller. For those unfamiliar, the Steam Link is a box you connect to your TV for streaming games from your PC over your local network. Basically, it lets you play PC games on your couch without dragging your PC out of the study or running a massive HDMI cable through your house. The Steam Controller, meanwhile, is a quirky gamepad that uses touchpads instead of thumbsticks so that you can play mouse-based PC games effectively with a controller.
A Tiny bundle with Big value
Humble never fails to deliver great value with its bundles. This week's Tiny Build Bundle is full of the wacky games Tiny Build is known for making and publishing, from the truck-roof-hopping ClusterTruck to the train-riding survival game The Final Station. As usual, you can pay whatever you want for the basic tier of games, and the more you spend, the more games you'll get.
Pay What You Want
- Divide By Sheep
- Road to Ballhalla
- No Time to Explain Remastered
Beat the average (currently $7.02 USD/$9.51 AUD):
- Party Hard
- The Final Station
- Guts and Glory (Early Access)
- Punch Club Deluxe
Pay $15 USD/$20.32 AUD or more:
- The Final Station: The Only Traitor DLC
- Streets of Rogue (Early Access)
Pay $39.99 USD/$54.16 or more:
- Hello Neighbour Pre-order
May I offer you a sale?
May has ushered in some deep discounts on the PlayStation Store. Whether you're hungry for the haunting sci-fi horror of Alien: Isolation, or you'd rather relax with some peaceful farming in Stardew Valley, Sony has got you sorted. We've gathered the best bargains below:
|Heavy Rain + Beyond Two Souls||PS4||$24.95|
|Deus Ex: Mankind Divided||PS4||$17.95|
|Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||PS4||$14.95|
|Dragon Quest Heroes||PS4||$17.95|
|Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter||PS4||$24.95|
$559.95 Go 4K with PlayStation 4 Pro
$439.95 PlayStation 4 500GB Console
$509.95: PlayStation 4 Slim