This week’s best game deals: Dark dungeons, crying devils and doo-rags galore
Sometimes it pays to make a deal with the devil.
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, it's time to grab your shovel, fuel up your Lancer and prepare to dance through a fresh batch of PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC bargains.
Scratch another grub
Is it just me or have there been fewer cover-based shooters of late? Last-generation was chock-full of them, but it seems like the genre has fallen out of favour on Xbox One and PS4. While there's no denying the standard pop-in/pop-out gameplay loop has gotten a bit stale, abandoning it so completely might have been overkill. Now, if you've got a hunger for some current-gen cover-based shooting, your options are decidedly limited.
Thankfully, the series that started it all hasn't laid down its rifle just yet. Gears of War is still very much alive and kicking, with Gears of War 4 thoroughly impressing us in our review. Just as impressive is how cheap the game is this week at Ozgameshop. Less than $28 delivered? If you're itching for some top-notch cover-based shooting, this deal's a no-brainer.
|Gears of War 4||Xbox One||$27.98 delivered|
|Torment: Tides of Numenera - Day One Edition||Xbox One||$29.98 delivered|
|The Surge||PS4/Xbox One||$40.98 delivered|
|Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue||PS4||$40.98 delivered|
|Injustice 2||PS4/Xbox One||$51.99 delivered|
The shovel is mightier than the sword
Mid-year sale shenanigans continue at EB Games this week, and while there's a lot of filler on the digital shelves, there are a few legitimate deals worth pointing out, specifically for PC gamers. RPG fans can snap up the meaty Pillars of Eternity for $9, while anyone with a soft spot for classic platformers like Mega Man and Castlevania will find a lot to like in Shovel Knight, also on sale for $9.
|Title||Platform||Price (in-store)||Price (delivered)|
|Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition||PC||$9.00||$12.50|
|South Park: The Stick of Truth||PC||$9.00||$12.50|
|Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||PC||$9.00||$12.50|
|Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition||PC||$9.00||$12.50|
|Fallout 3 GOTY Edition||PC||$9.00||$12.50|
This is what it feels like when Devils May Cry
Do yourself a favour and skip your morning coffee today because your pocket change has a higher purpose. For less than $1.50, this week's Capcom Rising Bundle over at Humble will score you the gloriously fast-paced DmC: Devil May Cry, one of the best character-action games this side of Bayonetta. Or if survival horror is more your pace, a mere $10 will get you a generous helping of Resident Evil, including the remasters of both the original game and Resident Evil 0. Scary good deal, that.
Pay US$1.00/AUD$1.28 or more
- DmC: Devil May Cry
- Umbrella Corps
Beat the average (currently US$7.33/AUD$9.36)
- Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
- Resident Evil HD Remaster
- Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster
- Resident Evil 6
- Umbrella Corps Deluxe Edition upgrade
Pay more than US$12.00/AUD$15.33
- Dead Rising 2
- Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition
Little fingers and quantum theories
It might not be Alan Wake 2, but Quantum Break still delivers plenty of Remedy's patented brand of trippy third-person shooting. Behind its stunning visual effects lies a story packed with time loops, conspiracy theories and even an entire live-action TV show. Delivered from British retailer Base and costing less than $20, Quantum Break is worth it just to see Littlefinger from Game of Thrones get the snot beaten out of him.
|Quantum Break||Xbox One||$19.48 delivered|
|Steins;Gate Zero||PS4||$22.66 delivered|
|Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition||PS4/Xbox One||$29.12 delivered|
The darkest dungeons hide the best deals
PlayStation Store has been knocking it out of the park with its digital deals lately, especially on the indie side of things. For a fraction of the price of a full retail game, you can experience all manner of unique adventures the AAA industry shies away from. Take this week's line-up: there's Bound, the game where you control a polygonal ballerina and dance your way through unreal environments that rebuild themselves as you navigate them. For $10.45, you won't experience anything else like it. Or maybe you're feeling a little masochistic, in which case Darkest Dungeon will gladly oblige in killing your party of fragile adventurers again and again and again for a mere $14.95. Whatever your pleasure, PlayStation Store has it covered this week.
|Salt and Sanctuary||PS4/Vita||$13.45|
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