This week’s best game deals: Tombs, chainsaws and flame-belching monster trucks
Big explosions on a small budget. What's not to like?
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, it doesn't matter whether you're into raiding tombs or chainsawing alien grubs, we've got just the bargain for you.
Indie bundles are all the rage
Another Xbox One indie collection this week, and again it's only available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. If that's you, though, you're in for one heck of a deal, with 10 of publisher Team17's best titles for just $29.21. At a total individual value of $194.70, that's a tough bargain to pass up. Here's what you'll get:
- OlliOlli2: XL Edition
- Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
- LA Cops
- Beyond Eyes
- The Escapists
- NOT A HERO: SUPER SNAZZY EDITION
- The Escapists: The Walking Dead
We Aussies usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to currency exchange, but with the pound in its current state, the UK is proving to be a good place to scoop up a bargain. Over at Base this week, you can grab yourself the brutal third-person shooter Gears of War 4 for just $25.26 delivered on Xbox One. We had a lot of good things to say about Gears of War 4 in our review, calling it 'drop-dead gorgeous' and praising it for its friendliness to newcomers.
Just remember that, since Base is a British retailer, the Value Added Tax (VAT) will be removed after you enter an Australian address at checkout. That will bring the cost down to what we've listed below:
|Gears of War 4||Xbox One||$25.26 delivered|
|Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition||PS4||$21.14 delivered|
|LEGO Worlds||PS4||$23.59 delivered|
|Mark McMorris Infinite Air||PS4/Xbox One||$16.94 delivered|
The cheapest American vacation you'll ever have
Ever wanted to road trip across America? Forget the thousand-dollar airfares and the sleepless nights in shoddy motels; The Crew lets you burn rubber from New York to San Francisco without ever leaving the comfort of your house. For just $15.99 delivered at Mighty Ape, The Crew: Wild Run Edition will let you plough through the Florida Everglades in a Dodge Charger and bounce across the mountains of Arizona in a monster truck. That seems like a pretty good deal, don't you think?
A sequel to The Crew is expected to be revealed at Ubisoft's E3 conference. Bookmark our guide to E3 2017 where you'll find all of our coverage when the event kicks off.
|Title||Platform||Discounted price (inc. shipping)|
|The Crew: Wild Run Edition||PC||$15.99 delivered|
|Puzzle and Dragons Z + Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition||3DS||$20.99 delivered|
|Mafia III||PC||$34.99 delivered|
|Watch Dogs 2||PC||$42.99 delivered|
|Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE||Wii U||$48.99 delivered|
Raiding tombs on a budget
Nathan Drake is cool and all, but Lara Croft is still the original tomb-plundering video game archaeologist. With her dry British wit and her preference for puzzle-solving over straight-up gunfights, Lara continues to distinguish herself from the Uncharted protagonist in her most recent adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider. If you haven't had a chance to join Lara's latest treasure hunt yet, Dungeon Crawl has the Xbox One version down at a measly $15.00 + $2.50 postage.
Pocket-change deals at EB
Its constant 'Biggest Sale Ever!' promotions are often underwhelming, but EB Games does occasionally run a good deal or two. That's definitely true this week, with the retailer sneaking out a bunch of quality discounts, especially on PC. We've gathered our picks of the best below, and remember to check availability at your local store to save yourself paying the extra $3.50 for delivery.
|Title||Platform||Discounted price (in-store)||Discounted price (shipped)|
|Alien: Isolation||PC||$4.00||$7.50 delivered|
|Just Dance 2016||PS4||$4.00||$7.50 delivered|
|Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.||3DS||$4.00||$7.50 delivered|
|Pillars of Eternity - Hero Edition||PC||$9.00||$12.50 delivered|
|Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition||PC||$9.00||$12.50 delivered|
|The Crew||PS4/Xbox One||$9.00||$12.50 delivered|
|The Division||PC||$19.00||$22.50 delivered|
|Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter||PS4/Xbox One||$19.00||$22.50 delivered|
|Dark Souls III||PC||$28.00||$31.50 delivered|
|Dishonored 2 Limited Plus Edition||PC||$28.00||$31.50 delivered|
Stretch those discount-hunting digits, because you're going to need to move fast to take advantage of the latest PlayStation Store flash sale. Running until Tuesday at 9am, the sale features some of the best PS4 and Vita indie games of the last few years, all available for less than $8 a pop. There's plenty to choose from, but we've gathered our picks below:
|Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition||PS4||$4.55|
|Lara Croft GO||PS4/Vita||$5.95|
|Don't Starve - Console Edition||PS4||$5.95|
|Day of the Tentacle Remastered||PS4/Vita||$7.55|
An apocalypse in your own backyard
If you've ever wondered what Australia might look like if the whole world goes to hell, here's your chance. The harsh, hostile wasteland of Mad Max's post-apocalyptic Australia can be yours for just $19.45 on PS4 this week over at the PlayStation Store. With the ability to kit out Max's car with lethal spikes, flame-throwing exhaust vents, and electrically-charged harpoons, the game is a surprisingly slick open-world romp with more than enough bang for your 20 bucks.
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