This week’s best game deals: It’s getting Steamy in here
Steam's Summer Sale is in full swing, but that hasn't stopped plenty of other retailers from getting in on the discount action too.
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, PC gamers around the globe have joined together to overload Steam's servers as they rush to make the most of the Steam Summer Sale. Thankfully, there are plenty of other bargains to snap up even if you haven't sold your soul to the almighty Steam empire. Let's take a look.
Bromance in the great outdoors
Did the sight of the wild Final Fantasy VR fishing game during Sony's E3 2017 press conference get you wondering just what the heck the Final Fantasy series has become? Well, you can find out first-hand for just $36. That's how much EB Games is selling Final Fantasy XV on PS4 for this week. Here's a hint: it involves a little bit of driving, a little bit of camping and a whole lot of bromance.
Add $3.50 for delivery
|Final Fantasy XV||PS4||$36.00|
|Watch Dogs 2||PS4/Xbox One||$36.00|
|For Honor||PS4/Xbox One||$36.00|
|The Division||PS4/Xbox One||$23.00|
|The Elder Scrolls Online - Tamriel Unlimited||PS4/Xbox One||$19.00|
|Warhammer The End Times: Vermintide||PS4/Xbox One||$15.00|
The life of a coffee mug on the space station Talos I is a rough one. There you are, going about your business delivering delicious sustenance to bleary-eyed scientists when BAM! Suddenly some good-for-nothing hero goes and possesses you. So what if there are deadly aliens roaming the halls? That doesn't give anyone the right to interrupt your critical coffee duties!
Jokes aside, possessing a coffee cup is just the tip of the trippy iceberg that is the sci-fi shooter Prey. You can read our review of the game for more examples, or you can experience them all for yourself for under $35 this week thanks to British retailer Base. Heck, why not do both?
|Injustice 2||PS4/Xbox One||$43.45 delivered|
|Rime||PS4/Xbox One||$36.44 delivered|
|Tekken 7||Xbox One||$53.25 delivered|
|Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits/Fleshy Souls||3DS||$30.64 delivered|
|Dead Rising 4||Xbox One||$29.48 delivered|
Like Podracing, only with less Jar Jar Binks
Need for Speed: Payback might still be quite a few months away, but if you're jonesing for some high-speed racing action on PS4, Wipeout Omega Collection could be just the ride you're looking for. Combining the PS3 game Wipeout HD and its expansion Wipeout HD Fury with the Vita game Wipeout 2048, Wipeout Omega Collection gives all three titles a thorough graphical upgrade to bring them up to speed with the current generation. It'll look even better if you've got a PS4 Pro, with full support for 4K and HDR. If the sound of that tickles your fancy, you can grab yourself a copy of the game for under $45 delivered this week from Ozgameshop.
|Wipeout Omega Collection||PS4||$44.98 delivered|
|Quantum Break||Xbox One||$28.98 delivered|
|Rayman Legends||PS4||$23.98 delivered|
It's dangerous to go alone
If you didn't jump on it last week, Big W's Toy Sale still has plenty of deals worth scooping up. You can check out our top picks in last week's game deals post, but it's worth adding that you can also score 10% off all Steam Wallet cards as well. Perfect timing for the Steam Summer Sale that's just kicked off, which brings us to the main event of this week's best game deals.
It's the Steamiest time of the year
Steel yourself, because it's time for another wallet-draining Steam sale. There are far, far too many deals to list here, but we've highlighted the best that we've been able to find amongst Steam's ridiculously overstuffed collection. Special mention goes to Mafia III because even though it's not the greatest open-world game in recent history, its killer soundtrack and magnificent opening hours more than justify its $25 price tag.
|Title||Price (USD)||Price (AUD)|
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY Edition||$3.99||$5.27|
|Euro Truck Simulator 2||$4.99||$6.59|
|The Talos Principle||$9.99||$13.20|
|Hyper Light Drifter||$9.99||$13.20|
|Valve Complete Pack (including Half-Life 1+2, Portal 1+2, Left 4 Dead 1+2 and more)||$17.52||$23.14|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider||$23.99||$31.69|
|Dark Souls III||$23.99||$31.69|
|Sniper Elite IV||$29.99||$39.62|
$559.95 Go 4K with PlayStation 4 Pro
$439.95 PlayStation 4 500GB Console
$509.95: PlayStation 4 Slim
The indies are back
Indie games might have copped the cold shoulder from Sony at E3 2017, but this week's PlayStation Store deals prove just how much value they add to PS4's line-up. From the brilliantly-written sci-fi adventure game The Fall to the hilarious twin-stick sporting action of Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure, less than $10 will get you any one of a bunch of creative experiences you won't soon forget.
|Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure||PS4||$5.95|
|Shadow Complex Remastered||PS4||$8.95|
|Invisible Inc. Console Edition||PS4||$10.45|
|Sniper Elite IV||PS4||$39.95|
Dancing in dungeons
If you haven't had a chance to play Crypt of the Necrodancer yet, now's the time. For less than $7 on Xbox One, you can snap up the unique rhythm game/dungeon crawler hybrid over at the Microsoft Store. If you're anything like me, you'll be grooving to its infectious tunes well into the night. Really, for its fantastic soundtrack alone, Crypt of the Necrodancer is a no-brainer.
Sale ends Wednesday
|Cel Damage HD||Xbox One||$3.59|
|Crypt of the Necrodancer||Xbox One||$6.58|
|Massive Chalice||Xbox One||$6.74|
|Her Majesty's Spiffing||Xbox One||$8.23|
Switch Switch is switch?
The Nintendo Switch is still too early in its lifespan for any truly good bundles to drop, but the latest deal from Target is still worth a look. Starting on 29 June, the retailer will be selling Switch console bundles together with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $499, approximately $20 cheaper than you'll find at most other stores. Not a huge bargain by any means, but if the tantalising footage of Super Mario Odyssey shown off at E3 2017 has got you hanging out for even the slightest Switch deal, it could be enough to push you over the edge.
(credit to Vooks.net for getting the catalogue early)
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