This week’s best game deals: You’re going to need a bigger wallet
What better cure for a chocolate hangover than a dose of cheap games?
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, the sales are bigger than our chocolate-filled bellies, with Xbox One owners in particular in for a treat.
Space Invaders for the modern age
If you're the kind of Call of Duty fan who digs the spectacle of the single-player campaign more than the intense multiplayer, Big W is clearing out copies of the space-bound Infinite Warfare for PC this week at just $19 a pop. The Call of Duty competitive scene on PC tends to be pretty small compared to console, so be warned if you plan on picking it up for online play.
Dishonored 2 is still in stock for $25, too, as well as a couple of other bargains we've listed below:
|Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare||PC||$19.00|
|Fallout 4||PS4/Xbox One||$17.00|
|Dishonored 2||PS4/Xbox One||$25.00|
Xbox deals are served
You'll need to move fast to take advantage of the sweet sale currently running in the Xbox Store. Dozens of digital games are discounted by well over 50%, with an extra 10% off for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Most of the games are Xbox One titles, but there are a few decent discounts for Xbox 360 owners, too. With the sale wrapping up on Tuesday evening, though, you don't have a lot of time to snag yourself a bargain. To make it a little easier, we've gathered the best deals below:
|Title||Platform||Discounted Price (non-Gold subscribers)||Discounted Price (Gold subscribers)|
|Diablo III: Reaper of Souls||Xbox One||$31.98||$26.38|
|Sunset Overdrive||Xbox One||$15.98||$13.18|
|Borderlands: The Handsome Collection||Xbox One||$39.98||$32.98|
|Halo 5: Guardians||Xbox One||$29.97||$24.98|
|Life is Strange (Complete Season)||Xbox One||$8.89||$6.74|
|Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition||Xbox One||$16.17||$13.48|
|State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition||Xbox One||$11.98||$9.88|
|Wolfenstein: The New Order||Xbox One||$11.98||$9.88|
|Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Day One Version||Xbox One||$17.97||$14.98|
|Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition||Xbox One||$13.18||$9.99|
|Dead Island Definitive Edition||Xbox 360||$16.17||$13.48|
|Dead Rising||Xbox 360||$14.97||$12.48|
|Dead Rising 2||Xbox 360||$17.17||$14.97|
Target's eBay store has a few chocolatey deals to celebrate the Easter holiday. Using the discount code 'CHOCCY', you can get $10 off any purchase over $50, though you'll need to click and collect from a local store to avoid the $9 shipping fee. Alternatively, you get free shipping on orders over $80.
|Halo Wars 2||Xbox One||$45.00|
|Forza Horizon 3||Xbox One||$54.00|
|1-2 Switch||Nintendo Switch||$49.00|
|Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD Remix||PS4||$45.00|
Sticking with Target, its regular brick-and-mortar stores are running their own Easter sale, with a number of deals worth checking out. The most notable is a pre-order for the upcoming Prey, releasing on the 5th of May. At $64 for an Xbox One or PS4 copy, it's a tantalising deal if you want to jump into its twisted sci-fi world on day one. For more info on Prey, check out our hands-on with the first hour.
|Prey (pre-order for 5th May)||PS4/Xbox One||$64.00|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (pre-order for 28th April)||Nintendo Switch||$62.00|
|Gravity Rush 2||PS4||$49.00|
|The Last Guardian||PS4||$27.00|
|No Man's Sky||PS4||$25.00|
With the Wii U fading into distant memory, we're starting to see prices drop on some of its biggest titles. Over at ozgameshop, you can pick up a copy of tough-as-nails 2D platformer Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze or mini-game collection Mario Party 10 for $26.99 each. If you're still playing your 3DS, meanwhile, you can snap up the light-hearted RPG Mario & Luigi Dream Team or the cutesy platformer Yoshi's New Island 3DS for $19.99 each. Plenty more Nintendo titles are on sale, so click through to see the full sale below.
Stellar Steam deals
PC gamers are spoiled for choice when it comes to digital sales, but this week's Easter Sale over at Bundle Stars is one worth highlighting. With hundreds of Steam games discounted by as much as 80%, you're bound to find a deal you simply can't pass up. We've picked out the best of the bunch and collected them below.
Note: Prices were converted from USD to AUD at time of posting, with an exchange rate of $1USD to $1.31AUD
|Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition||Steam||$23.81|
|The Vanishing of Ethan Carter||Steam||$6.61|
|Mortal Kombat X||Steam||$6.61|
|Crusader Kings 2||Steam||$13.23|
PlayStation continues its Easter celebrations
The PlayStation Store's Easter Sale continues this week, running up until midnight Thursday. We picked out the best deals last week, so check them out for recommendations on where to spend your cash.
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