This week’s best game deals: Humble savings on big adventures
Save money and help a good cause all at the same time.
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, cheap games and charity go hand-in-hand with plenty of feel-good deals from Humble Bundle.
It pays to be Humble
Humble Bundle always serves up some amazing deals with its multi-tiered bundles, and this week's no different. On the PC front, the Wild Frontier bundle packs an eclectic bunch of games united in their focus on exploration and charting the uncharted.
Wild Frontier Bundle (ends 2nd May)
Pay what you want:
- Gods Will Be Watching
- Ice Lakes
Beat the average: ($6.89 USD/$9.13 AUD at the time of posting)
- Hard West
- Renowned Explorers: International Society
- Plus all games in the previous tier
Pay more than $13 USD/$17.23 AUD:
- Slime Rancher
- Plus all games in previous tiers
Great Adventures Bundle (ends 1st May)
Android gamers don't need to feel left out this week, either, with Humble Bundle tapping into the spirit of classic point-and-clickers with its Great Adventures Bundle. Plenty of adventures to be had here, with Her Story in particular worth picking up for its unique spin on crime investigation.
Pay what you want:
- Grim Fandango Remastered
- Kathy Rain
Pay $4 USD/$5.30 AUD or more:
- Her Story
- Sorcery! 4
- Burly Men at Sea
- All games in the previous tier
Pay $6 USD/$7.95 AUD or more:
- Lumino City
- Samorost 3
- All games in the previous tiers
If that's not enough, Humble is also killing it with this month's Humble Monthly. If you're not familiar, Humble Monthly is a subscription service that gets you a fresh batch of curated games every month. Typically, only one game from the bundle is announced ahead of time, meaning you're rolling the dice on what you're going to get. This month, though, both DiRT Rally and Inside headline the deal, with a measly $12 USD ($15.91 AUD) getting you both games immediately plus more unrevealed games at the end of the month. You can cancel your Humble Monthly subscription at any time, too, making this one deal you really shouldn't pass up. If you want to know why Inside is worth your money, take a gander at our 9.0 review. Subscribe to Humble Monthly here
Not a whole lot of local retail deals this week, but you can still pick up a couple of bargains at Big W. If you're looking for some classic survival horror, The Evil Within is down to $15 on Xbox One, PS4, and PS3. Alternatively, if thieving is more your style, the Xbox One version of Dishonored Definitive Edition can be yours for $15 as well.
Get your eSports on
In celebration of its upcoming remaster of the seminal sci-fi RTS StarCraft, Blizzard has made the original game and its expansion Brood War free for download through Battle.net. All the multiplayer functionality still works, and will even be forwards-compatible with StarCraft Remastered when it comes out later this year. Get your Zerg Rush on over at Blizzard
Deals from across the pond
The UK entertainment retailer Base.com is home to several noteworthy deals this week, with the lower value of the pound giving us Aussies a favourable exchange rate. Just bear in mind that items shipped from the UK can take up to 3 weeks to arrive in Australia. Note: all prices have been converted using the exchange rate at time of posting. We've also factored in shipping costs to Australia.
|Deus Ex: Mankind Divided||PS4/Xbox One||$17.19 (PS4) | $15.60 (Xbox One)|
|Batman: The Telltale Series||PS4||$19.14|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops III||PS4/Xbox One||$30.07|
|Gears of War 4||Xbox One||$30.07|
|Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition||PS4/Xbox One||$24.43 (PS4) | $30.07 (Xbox One)|
Be the predator, not the Prey
One-upping last week's Target deal, The Gamesmen have dropped pre-orders of upcoming sci-fi shooter Prey to a mere $59.95 on PS4 and Xbox One, and an even cheaper $49.95 on PC. With free delivery Australia-wide, you're not likely to find a better release-day deal in Australia. If you want to know what you're in for with Prey, check out our hands-on with its first hour. Pre-order Prey at The Gamesmen
Otherwise, if you're looking to go digital and download on the day, Green Man Gaming is selling Prey on PC for $63.69.
Prey (2017) on PC from Green Man Gaming
Prey (2017) follows scientist Morgan Wu on a terrifying adventure through the Talos space station where nothing is quite as it seems. Purchase it today from Green Man Gaming.View details
If you tend to hold off on DLC-heavy games in anticipation of a Game of the Year edition, this week's PSN store deals are right up your alley. Repackaged PS4 versions of both Sniper Elite 3 and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are on sale for more than 70% off, with each crammed full of extra missions, new weapons, and additional skin packs. If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you'll score an even better deal, with a further 10% off both games.
|Title||Platform||Discounted Price (non-PS+ subscribers)||Discounted Price (PS+ subscribers)|
|Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition||PS4||$17.95||$9.45|
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition||PS4||$24.95||$16.45|
This week is also your last chance to get in on PlayStation's Easter Sale. All deals expire on Wednesday, so go check out our recommendations and snag yourself a bargain, quick smart!