This week’s best game deals: Tombs, chainsaws and flame-belching monster trucks

Matt Sayer 22 May 2017 NEWS


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
  • Sheltered
  • Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
  • LA Cops
  • Beyond Eyes
  • The Escapists
  • Penarium
  • The Escapists: The Walking Dead
  • Overruled!
AU$399.00 Xbox One S Sea of Thieves (1TB)
AU$399.00 Xbox One S Sea of Thieves (1TB)

Microsoft Store

AU$399.00 Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels (1TB)
AU$399.00 Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels (1TB)

Microsoft Store

AU$399.00 Xbox One S Battlefield 1 (1TB)
AU$399.00 Xbox One S Battlefield 1 (1TB)

Microsoft Store

AU$399.00 Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 (1TB)
AU$399.00 Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 (1TB)

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Bag yourself the Team17 Indie Collection at the Microsoft Store

British bargains

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:

Title Platform Discounted price
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.

Plunder Rise of the Tomb Raider over at Dungeon Crawl

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
Destiny PS4 $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

Digital Flash!

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:

Title Platform Discounted price
Hitman GO PS4/Vita $4.55
Hatoful Boyfriend PS4/Vita $4.55
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition PS4 $4.55
Lara Croft GO PS4/Vita $5.95
The Swindle PS4/Vita $5.95
Don't Starve - Console Edition PS4 $5.95
Day of the Tentacle Remastered PS4/Vita $7.55
The Escapists PS4 $7.55
Mercenary Kings PS4 $7.55

Check out the complete Digital Flash! Sale at the PlayStation Store

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.

Salvage a copy of Mad Max at the PlayStation Store

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