This week’s best game deals: Falling blocks and bargains for Xbox

Matt Sayer 17 May 2017 NEWS


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.

Tetromino Time

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.

Match yourself with Puyo Puyo Tetris at Target

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.

Title Platform Discounted Price
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:

Title Platform Discounted Price
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
  • OlliOlli
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
  • The Swindle
  • Nova-111
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • The Swapper
  • Hue

Grab Instant Indie Hits from the Microsoft Store

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.

Xbox 360

Title Discounted Price
Alien: Isolation $6.00
Halo 4 $6.00
Bioshock Infinite (BC) $6.00
Mass Effect 2 (BC) $6.00
Dragon Age II $6.00
Far Cry 2 $6.00
Crysis 2 $6.00
Brutal Legend $6.00
Crackdown $6.00
Metro: Last Light $6.00
Singularity $6.00


Title Discounted Price
Killzone 3 $6.00
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance $6.00
The Last of Us $6.00
Uncharted 2 $6.00
God of War 3 $6.00
Borderlands 2 $6.00
Rainbow Six: Vegas $6.00
Darksiders II $6.00

See the full 3 for $18 sale here

Steamy discounts

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.

You can grab the Steam Link for $36, and the Steam controller for $63.

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
  • SpeedRunners

Beat the average (currently $7.02 USD/$9.51 AUD):

  • Party Hard
  • The Final Station
  • ClusterTruck
  • 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

Assemble your Tiny Build bundle here

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:

Title Platform Discounted Price
Heavy Rain + Beyond Two Souls PS4 $24.95
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PS4 $17.95
XCOM 2 PS4 $30.95
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 $14.95
DOOM PS4 $17.95
Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 $17.95
Assetto Corsa PS4 $30.95
Alien: Isolation PS4 $17.95
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter PS4 $24.95
Stardew Valley PS4 $13.45
Grow Up PS4 $8.95

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