This week’s best game deals: Physics-defying felines, ghost-busting scaredy-cats and wise-cracking dog detectives
Animal lover or not, there are some rip-roaring bargains to be had this week.
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, portable players can plunge into spooky mansions, PS4 and Xbox One owners can level entire cities and PC gamers get one seriously hot sale to burn away the winter chill.
Tired of obeying the laws of gravity? Ozgameshop has just the deal for you. Gravity Rush 2, the world-flipping PS4 adventure we couldn't put down when we reviewed it, is on sale for less than $44 at the retailer this week. Soar through the sky and launch flying kicks at all manner of laser-powered mechs, rocket-launching soldiers and bulbous demons, or use your telekinetic powers to fling garbage, outdoor furniture and even enemies around like they were nothing more than toy dolls. Really, what more could you want from a game?
|Mario & Luigi: Dream Team||3DS||$27.98 delivered|
|LEGO Worlds||PS4||$29.98 delivered|
|Battlefield 1||Xbox One||$38.98 delivered|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops III||Xbox One||$40.98 delivered|
|Gravity Rush 2||PS4||$43.98 delivered|
|The Surge||PS4||$50.48 delivered|
Ecto-1 ain't got nothin' on E.Gadd
When there's something strange in the neighbourhood, who you going to call? Why, Luigi, of course. The neglected sibling of the spotlight-stealing Super Mario might not get to fight Bowser and save the princess, but that's just because he's too busy protecting the world from the supernatural. Ghouls, spectres and ethereal enemies of all kinds stand no chance against the green plumber and his Poltergust 5000, a vacuum cleaner modified to suck the ectoplasm right out of any spirit that crosses its path.
Thanks to Big W, you can join in the ghost-busting action for just $25 this week with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on the Nintendo 3DS. Just make sure to bring a flashlight because that's a frighteningly good deal.
Delivery is $9.90 extra
|Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon||3DS||$25.00|
|Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D||3DS||$25.00|
|Titanfall 2||PS4/Xbox One||$29.00|
|Battlefield 1||PS4/Xbox One||$39.00|
|Wipeout Omega Collection||PS4||$42.00|
Skydive while the world burns
Sure, the whole "see that mountain—you can climb it" promise of Skyrim was pretty exciting, but you know what's even better? "See that building? You can blow the ever-loving snot out of it." That's the promise made by Just Cause 3, and it delivers on it in spades. Bridges, bunkers and entire enemy bases are no match for the arsenal of explosive weaponry the game equips you with. And if conventional firearms don't do it for you, just jack a million-dollar fighter jet, point it at your target and eject at the last minute to watch the world burn as you calmly parachute away.
If Just Cause 3's brand of bombastic mayhem sounds right up your alley, EB Games has good news for you this week. You can snap up a copy of the game on PS4 or Xbox One for a smidge under $25 and start laying waste to the gorgeous Mediterranean island of Medici. Don't feel too bad about it, though—Medici's cartoonishly evil tyrant has the region squashed beneath his iron fist, and anarchy is the only language he understands.
Delivery is $3.50 extra
|Just Cause 3||PS4/Xbox One||$24.97|
|Rainbow Six: Siege||PS4/Xbox One||$24.97|
|Rhythm Paradise Megamix||3DS||$36.00|
|Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.||3DS||$36.00|
|Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection||PS4/Xbox One||$39.97|
Gotta save 'em all
Did the recent announcement of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon remind you that you never got around to the original Sun and Moon games in the first place? Fret not; Base has your back this week. The British retailer is clearing out copies of Pokémon Moon for the Nintendo 3DS for less than $41 delivered, which is notably cheaper than you'll find the game going for at local retailers. If you can stomach the two-week delivery time, you'll be getting a lot of monster-catching action for your money.
|Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare||PS4||$23.87 delivered|
|Pokémon Moon||3DS||$40.88 delivered|
Telling Tales can save you a bundle
If you've somehow never touched any of Telltale's many, many adventure games, this week's Humble Bundle is aimed squarely at you. For less than the cost of a packet of gum, you can pick up the first two seasons of the hilarious Sam & Max, the two wacky, Canadian-themed Puzzle Agent games, the award-winning first season of The Walking Dead, plus loads more out of Telltale's back catalogue. Spring for the full bundle at $18.95, and you'll score almost every game Telltale has released, including Batman - The Telltale Series which was just renewed for a second season. That's a ridiculous amount of bang for your buck, and if you have even a passing interesting in narrative-focused adventure games, you can't go wrong with this deal.
Pay US$1.00/AUD$1.26 or more:
- Sam & Max: Season One
- Sam & Max: Season Two
- Puzzle Agent
- Puzzle Agent 2
- Hector: Badge of Carnage
- Bone - Episode 1 & 2
- Telltale Texas Hold 'em
- Poker Night at the Inventory
- The Walking Dead Season One
Beat the Average (currently US$8.73/AUD$11.03)
- The Walking Dead: Michonne
- Tales from the Borderlands
- The Walking Dead Season Two
- Game of Thrones
- 50% off coupon for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
Pay more than US$15/AUD$18.95:
- Batman - The Telltale Series
- Minecraft: Story Mode
- Minecraft: Story Mode - Adventure Pass
PC deals to leave you Green with envy
With the Australian winter in full swing, you might be a little envious of our friends over in the US enjoying the golden rays of summer. While there's not much you can do about the weather, you can bask in the same hot deals warming up the other side of the world thanks to Green Man Gaming. The PC games retailer is throwing a massive Summer Sale with a wave of sizzling deals across a wide variety of genres, from RPGs to strategy games to co-op shooters. You'll want to check back often as there are new Flash deals every 12 hours, but even the non-Flash deals are mighty impressive. We've rounded up our top picks below:
Prices converted from USD to AUD
|Hitman GO: Definitive Edition||PC||$2.40|
|Alan Wake's American Nightmare||PC||$3.16|
|Slain: Back from Hell||PC||$6.24|
|Life is Strange||PC||$6.32|
|The Evil Within||PC||$6.32|
|Metro Redux Bundle||PC||$9.47|
|The Talos Principle||PC||$12.63|
|Just Cause 3||PC||$18.95|
Down-to-the-wire deals at eBay
Earlier this week, eBay kicked off its 20% off toys and gaming sale, with Nintendo Switch bundles going for less than $400 and PS4 Pro deals for under $500. Unfortunately, those bargains proved so popular that they've completely sold out, but you can still grab a Nintendo 2DS with Mario Kart 7 bundle for $131.96 using the coupon code "PLAYING". There are plenty of games, controllers and other console accessories available, too, but you'll need to act fast as the sale wraps up on 26 July.
Winter is com—no, wait, it's already here
If you missed it late last week, PlayStation Store is running a huge Winter Sale on PS4, PS3, PSVR and PS Vita games. Check out our highlights from the Winter Sale here. No need to rush on this one; the sale runs until 16 August, so you can take your time browsing the many deals on offer.
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