This week’s best game deals: Cure your E3 hangover with cheap games
E3's biggest games are still months (even years) away. Console yourself by scoring a deal on games you can play right now.
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, we've got Chocobos, Terry Crews and philosophical trees – not all in the same game, unfortunately. Still, there are plenty of bargains to bag. Let's take a look!
An antidote for AAA overdose
Need a break from all the big-budget blockbusters shown off at this year's E3? The PlayStation Store is the place to go this week. From the slithering 3D platformer Snake Pass to the ridiculously ambitious life simulator Everything, there's no shortage of distinct experiences on sale for less than $20. Check out our favourite picks below:
|Hyper Light Drifter||PS4||$11.95|
|Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection||PS4||$24.95|
Sale ends 22 June
Xbox One S-s-s-s-savings!
Now that we know that the more powerful Xbox One X will be hitting the shelves this November, the regular Xbox One and the Xbox One S have become considerably harder to recommend, at least right now. Come November, it's likely that all older Xbox One models will see a price drop, so you'll want to hold out until Christmas if you've been thinking about picking one up.
That said, if six months sans Xbox doesn't sound appealing, Big W has thrown together a sweet Xbox One bundle cheap enough to save you from buyer's remorse. For just $269, you get a 500GB Xbox One S, Fallout 4, a download code for Forza Horizon 3 and three months of Stan. At that price, it's hard to pass it up.
If you're looking for games, Big W is running some solid deals too. Here are our picks:
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||Nintendo Switch||$62.00|
|Battlefield 1||PS4/Xbox One||$39.00|
|Final Fantasy XV||PS4||$39.00|
|Watch Dogs 2||PS4/Xbox One||$35.00|
|Mass Effect: Andromeda||PS4/Xbox One||$45.00|
Drop buildings, not bombs
After two years of radio silence, Crackdown 3 made quite the comeback during the Microsoft E3 2017 press conference. I mean, who better than the ineffable Terry Crews to introduce a game all about big guns and bigger destruction? Even better, Crews is going to be a playable character in Crackdown 3, which immediately makes the game 50% more buff and 100% more hilarious.
If the addition of Crews has sold you on Crackdown 3 already, you can secure yourself a copy on Xbox One for $69.99 at Ozgameshop and start focusing on getting ripped for its 7 November release. Boom!
|Crackdown 3||Xbox One||$69.99 delivered|
|The Surge||PS4/Xbox One||$50.99 delivered|
|Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare||PS4/Xbox One||$25.98 delivered|
|DiRT 4 Day One Edition||PS4/Xbox One||$64.99 delivered|
|Tyranny Commander edition||PC||$32.48 delivered|
Eat my dust, DiRT
Looking to get your rally fix but don't want to fork out $60+ for the just-released DiRT 4? Why not take a spin with Sebastien Loeb and the game he programmed single-handedly while simultaneously breaking the world record time on Pikes Peak? Okay, that last part was complete garbage, but Mighty Ape's price on Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo isn't. For just $23.99 delivered, you can grab the game on PC and kick up dust clouds across 180 miles of rally track around the world.
|Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo||PC||$23.99 delivered|
|Final Fantasy Type-0||Xbox One||$21.99 delivered|
Chocobo on the cheap
Has this week's release of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood sparked your interest in the Cactuar-fighting, Chocobo-riding MMO? If so, you're in luck. Base.com is currently selling the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition for just $16.14 delivered. The Starter Edition gets you a 30-day subscription to the popular MMO, which should be enough time for you to decide whether you want to settle down in the realm of Eorzea, build a house, get married and live out the rest of your days catching fish on the banks of a digital river.
|Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition||PS4||$16.14 delivered|
|DiRT Rally||PS4||$34.53 delivered|
|Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Europa Edition||PS4||$28.31 delivered|
|Dark Souls III||Xbox One||$34.76 delivered|
Get tactical, trooper
Microsoft must have poured all its resources into E3, because its latest deals are quite a step down from its usual offerings. Still, XCOM 2 for $35 isn't too shabby, especially if you want to train your tactical chops for the upcoming War of the Chosen, which DLC announced at E3. You'll need to move fast, though, because the deal ends Tuesday.
Sales that just keep truckin'
With E3 dominating the gaming news cycle for the last two weeks, you might have missed some of the sales hidden amongst the game announcements. Fortunately, both Sony's Days of Play promotion and EB Games' latest sale have a few days left in them, giving you an extra chance to catch a bargain. You can find our top picks from the Days of Play promotion in last week's game deals and we rounded up EB Games' best buys here.