This Weekend's PC Game Deals is a roundup of games - old, new, or soon to be released - that are available at a great price and can be activated on Steam, Origin, or Uplay - sometimes even good old games that are DRM-free.
If you’re a fan of 2K’s games, the Humble Store has an interesting bundle for 10 more days. You can get The Darkness II, Spec Ops: The Line, and Duke Nukem Forever for just $1, and if you pay more than the average (currently $8.83) you can also get Sid Meier's Civilization V, NBA 2K16, and Mafia II Director's Cut as part of the deal.
If you feel like spending $15 or more, you’ll be rewarded with Battleborn (along with some extras to get you started) and the excellent Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - a great value that you can get on top of everything at the lower tiers.
AAA games with stunning visuals and physics may be all the rage these days, but there are lots of timeless classics that are still worth playing - and thanks to Origin Store’s “On the House” promotion, you can get some of them free of charge. Such is the case with Nox – an RPG from 2000 that is currently available as a free download for a limited time.
Speaking of “on the house” games, Ubisoft has a similar promotion of their own. Called ‘Ubi 30’, it celebrates the company’s 30th anniversary as a game publisher, and the way it works is that each month for the rest of 2016, Ubisoft will offer one free game for download, to help gamers “re-discover” legendary titles.
The only things you’ll need are a Uplay account and the Uplay client, and you’re set to get this month’s freebie, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. Released back in 2002, it is just the first in one of the most beloved series of Ubisoft games – so much so that there’s a Splinter Cell movie in the works.
If you’ve been waiting to play Evolve, know that the developers are bringing it into focus again by making it free-to-play, and evolving it into Evolve: Stage 2. It's worked very well so far, with a reported 1 million new players in the first week, and developers are also adding to the experience with new hunters.
Another game which incentivized entry for new players is Life is Strange. The first chapter of the episodic adventure - where you play as a twelfth-grader going through the puzzles of life in the fictional world of Arcadia Bay – is now free on Steam. The interesting part is that the protagonist is also able to cause a butterfly effect, meaning that every choice can alter the course of things – and now that the first episode is free you should definitely give it a go.
There are quite a few deals available this weekend, and we’ve made a selection of the ones we think are the best. From indie games to triple-A titles, what you’ll find in the table below is priced close to the historical low or at a new record low.
|Game||Price (USD)||Price (EUR)||Price (GBP)||Store|
|1C Space Collection||$ 8.75||€ 7.96||£ 6.65||WinGameStore|
|1C Strategy Collection||$ 7.49||€ 6.82||£ 5.69||WinGameStore|
|1C War Games Collection||$ 8.75||€ 7.96||£ 6.65||WinGameStore|
|Adrift||$ 17.68||€ 16.09||£ 13.44||Funstock Digital|
|Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders||$ 7.49||€ 6.82||£ 5.69||Games Republic|
|Alien: Isolation||$ 13.09||€ 11.91||£ 9.95||Games Planet|
|Archeage Gold Starter Pack||$ 39.45||€ 35.90||£ 29.98||Funstock Digital|
|Assassin's Creed Brotherhood||$ 5.88||€ 5.35||£ 4.47||Games Planet|
|Back to the Future: The Game||$ 4.99||€ 4.54||£ 3.79||WinGameStore|
|Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition||$ 4.99||€ 4.54||£ 3.79||IndieGala|
|Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition||$ 4.99||€ 4.54||£ 3.79||IndieGala|
|Batman: Arkham Origins||$ 4.99||€ 4.54||£ 3.79||Games Planet|
|Battleborn||$ 26.99||€ 24.56||£ 20.51||WinGameStore|
|Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (pre-order)||$ 52.40||€ 47.68||£ 39.82||Funstock Digital|
|Cities Skylines (flash sale)||$ 11.19||€ 10.18||£ 8.50||Humble Store|
|Dark Souls III||$ 35.99||€ 32.75||£ 27.35||DLGamer|
|Dishonored 2 (pre-order)||$ 45.85||€ 41.72||£ 34.85||Games Planet|
|DOOM||$ 27.99||€ 25.47||£ 21.27||DLGamer|
|F.E.A.R. Bundle||$ 4.99||€ 4.54||£ 3.79||Bundle Stars|
|Fallout 4 (flash sale)||$ 29.99||€ 27.29||£ 22.79||GamersGate|
|Far Cry 4||$ 15.70||€ 14.29||£ 11.93||Games Planet|
|HITMAN - The Full Experience||$ 44.03||€ 40.07||£ 33.46||Games Planet|
|Homefront: The Revolution||$ 41.92||€ 38.15||£ 31.86||Games Planet|
|Just Cause 3||$ 27.49||€ 25.02||£ 20.89||DLGamer|
|Mad Max||$ 15.69||€ 14.28||£ 11.92||Games Planet|
|MAFIA III||$ 36.68||€ 33.38||£ 27.88||Games Planet|
|Mirror's Edge Catalyst||$ 48.47||€ 44.11||£ 36.84||Games Planet|
|Shadow Warrior||$ 3.99||€ 3.63||£ 3.03||Green Man Gaming|
|Sid Meier's Civilization Anthology||$ 35.45||€ 32.26||£ 26.94||Steam|
|Sid Meier's Civilization VI||$ 47.99||€ 43.67||£ 36.47||DLGamer|
|Sid Meyer's Civilization V||$ 7.49||€ 7.49||£ 5.69||Steam|
|Stellaris||$ 32.99||€ 30.02||£ 25.07||WinGameStore|
|The Escapists + The Escapists: The Walking Dead Deluxe||$ 7.81||€ 7.11||£ 5.94||Steam|
|The Technomancer||$ 31.49||€ 28.66||£ 23.93||DLGamer|
|Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Deluxe Edition (pre-order)||$ 41.92||€ 38.15||£ 31.86||Games Planet|
|Tom Clancy's The Division||$ 39.30||€ 35.76||£ 29.87||Games Planet|
|Total War Grand Master Collection||$ 41.25||€ 37.54||£ 31.35||Bundle Stars|
|Total War: WARHAMMER||$ 43.23||€ 39.34||£ 32.85||Games Planet|
|Watch_Dogs 2 (pre-order)||$ 41.92||€ 38.15||£ 31.86||Games Planet|
|XCOM 2 (flash sale)||$ 32.99||€ 30.02||£ 25.07||WinGameStore|
We'd like to know: What games are you looking forward to playing? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.