This week’s best game deals: A Blizzard of bargains
From 10,000-hit combos to round-the-world adventures, bargain hunters are in for a treat.
Each week, finder searches for the best game deals in Australia. This week, katana-wielding androids and time-bending gunslingers do battle for your hard-earned dollars.
Mech, Mecha, Mech-est?
How does flying giant mechs and slicing robots in half with katanas the size of Redwood trees sound? Nier Automata has all that and more, and we had a heck of a time with the game when we reviewed it earlier this year. Right now, you can grab yourself a copy from British retailer Base.com for just $45.83 delivered. That's a good price for a lot of stylish robotic evisceration. Just keep in mind that Base removes the UK-only Value Added Tax (VAT) after you enter an Australian address at checkout.
|Nier Automata||PS4||$45.83 delivered|
|Unbox - Newbie's Adventure||PS4||$23.37 delivered|
|Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare||PS4||$23.23 delivered|
|Dead Rising 4||Xbox One||$28.88 delivered|
|XCOM 2||Xbox One||$24.94 delivered|
The trippiest $5 you'll ever spend
A handful of solid discounts over at Microsoft Store this week. If you're in the mood for something completely out of left field, you'll want to take a look at D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, an absurd adventure game from the developer of the equally batty Deadly Premonition. It's not overly long, and it's only the first season of a larger arc that we're probably never going to see, but at $4.99, it's an experience you won't soon forget.
|D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die||Xbox One||$4.99|
|Quantum Break||Xbox One||$35.98|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider||Xbox One||$24.98|
|Halo 5: Guardians||Xbox One||$24.98|
Mid-year multiplayer mayhem
Yet another 'Biggest Sale Ever!' from EB Games this week, but this one's more deserving of the name than most. Until Wednesday, the co-operative tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands can be yours for a hair less than $45 on PS4 or Xbox One, while the hugely popular class-based FPS Overwatch--a game we couldn't get enough of in our review--is down to $50 on both systems. PC gamers are in for even better deals, with a huge range of cheap PC games on offer. We've picked out the best right here:
Standard Delivery is $3.50 for most items
|Overwatch Origins Edition||PC||$44.97|
|Overwatch Origins Edition||PS4/Xbox One||$49.97|
|Ghost Recon: Wildlands||PC||$39.97|
|Ghost Recon: Wildlands||PS4/Xbox One||$44.97|
|Watch Dogs 2||PC||$34.97|
|Watch Dogs 2||PS4/Xbox One||$39.97|
|Diablo III Battlechest||PC||$24.97|
|Guilty Gear XRD - Revelator||PS4||$19.00|
|Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC||PC||$4.00|
|Starcraft II Battlechest||PC||$19.00|
|Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition||PC||$9.00|
Musou games like those in the Dynasty Warriors series tend to appeal to a very specific audience, but recent crossovers with franchises like Zelda and Attack on Titan have garnered the genre more mainstream awareness. Latest in this line of mash-up titles is Dragon Quest Heroes II, a game that combines Dragon Quest's RPG mechanics with the Musou genre's ludicrously large battles to create something entirely fresh. At Big W this week, you can grab this odd blend of genres for just $59.
B.J. Blazkowicz's bargain bonanza
Big price drops over at PlayStation Store this week, especially for NHL and NFL fans. The best deal by far, though, is Wolfenstein: The New Order, which can be yours on PS4 for a measly $5.95. If you have any interest in alternate WWII histories, creative FPS campaigns, or just damn good shooters, you owe it to yourself to pick up The New Order, especially at this price.
It's been heavily rumoured a new Wolfenstein will show its head at this year's E3 conference, so keep our guide to E3 2017 bookmarked for further announcements.
|Wolfenstein: The New Order||PS4||$5.95|
|Borderlands: The Handsome Collection||PS4||$19.45|
|Hand of Fate||PS4||$8.95|
|Just Cause 3||PS4||$17.95|
|Madden NFL 17||PS4||$13.95|
|Mirror's Edge Catalyst||PS4||$13.95|
Ever fancied taking a trip back in time to the neon-soaked Tokyo of the 1980s? Yakuza 0 will take you there in the form of a conspiracy-laden beat-'em-up we were absolutely smitten by in our review. You won't have to sell yourself to the Dojima family to afford the ticket, either, as this week Ozgameshop has discounted the game to just $42.99 + $1.99 delivery. At that price, there's only one thing we can say: That's rad!
|Yakuza 0||PS4||$44.98 delivered|
|Final Fantasy XV Day One Edition||PS4/Xbox One||$42.98 delivered|
|Hitman Season One Steelbook Edition||PS4/Xbox One||$39.98 delivered|
|Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD Remix||PS4||$42.98 delivered|
|Minecraft Story Mode||Xbox One||$16.09 delivered|
|For Honor Steelbook Edition||PS4/Xbox One||$41.98 delivered|
Around the world for less than $1.00
Any week with a new Humble Bundle is a good one in our books. The latest grab-bag of PC gaming goodness is the Game On bundle, and the pay-what-you-want tier is an absolute no-brainer. 80 Days puts you in the role of Passepartout, assistant to Phileas Fogg of Around the World in 80 Days fame. It's your job to plot the globe-spanning trip, buying and selling goods to fund your expedition while grappling with the many brilliantly-written dilemmas you stumble into along the way. Even at full price, it's a marvellous game well worth picking up. Bundled with Her Story and Worms Clan Wars for any price you feel like paying, it's a deal you definitely shouldn't pass up.
Pay What You Want
- Worms Clan Wars
- 80 Days
- Her Story
Beat the average (currently $5.61 USD/$7.53 AUD)
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