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The die is cast on Total War: Rome II, launched on Tuesday this week as the 8th title in the Total War series. Critics’ reviews are positive overall, yielding an 84/100 Metascore, and if it weren’t for the numerous reported bugs and glitches yet to be hammered out, that number might have been even higher.
If you’re looking to grab the hit historical strategy game, there’s still a great deal to be had. Gone is the preorder incentive of the Greek States DLC pack (now $7.99). Even if you didn’t make that bold preorder move, fortune still smiles upon you, as GMG continues to discount the game to $47.99. That’s $12 off the MSRP during a popular title’s release week.
Two weeks ago (Aug. 22nd), Guild Wars 2 celebrated its 1 year anniversary and ArenaNet launched the Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition for $49.99. Coming in at $10 less than the original $59.99 GW2 2012 launch, the Heroic Edition not only gives you the base game but also 3 digital goodies to help out new players. What’s better, like Total War: Rome II, GMG has an instant savings discount that drops the price to $36.99 – a solid $13 off only two weeks after the Heroic Edition’s release.
In a world where not everyone owns a PC capable of gaming, you might be interested to hear you can now battle the Lord of Destruction on console with up to 4 player co-op. This past Tuesday marks the release of Diablo III for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Normally you have to pay full price for console games near their release date, but at GameStop you can stack a $10 off coupon with a free shipping coupon to drop the price down to $49.99, free shipping (normally $59.99, $3.50 ship).
Hot Deals of the Week
Tuesday’s release: Total War: Rome II (PC Download) — $47.99 at Green Man Gaming. List is $60. Elephants smashing into war dogs… what’s not to love? Takes up a whopping 35GB of hard drive space vs. the 20GB of Total War: Shogun 2.
Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition (PC Download) — $36.99 at Green Man Gaming. List is $50. Beyond the base game, the Heroic Edition includes one suit of Legacy armor (light, medium, or heavy), a Mithril Box adding an extra 18 slots to your inventory, and ten experience boosters each worth 1 hour with an extra 50% experience.
Tuesday’s release: Diablo 3 (Xbox 360, PS3) — $49.99 at GameStop after coupon. List is $60. The console port of Diablo III allows for up to 4 player co-op on a single system, with reworked UI from the ground up for gamepad control.
Tuesday’s release: Rayman Legends (Xbox 360, PS3) — $49.99 at GameStop after coupon. List is $60. The PC download version (Uplay) is $31.99 at Gamefly.
Tuesday’s release: Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 (PC DLC) — $4 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $5.
Crusader Kings II Collection (PC Download) — $16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $80. Includes the base game and 21 other DLC packs. Only significant one missing is the “old gods” DLC, which released in May of this year.
Yesterday’s release: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PC Download) — $11.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $15. This is the remake of the 1990 classic Sega Genesis original, developed by Sega Australia.
Xenoblades Chronicles (Pre-owned: Wii) — $64.99 at GameStop after coupon. List is $90. The now out-of-print Wii game can be had for “cheap” on GameStop. Street price still around $80 (eBay, Craigslist etc).
BioShock Infinite — $15.99 at NewEgg. Next best is $40 at Green Man Gaming. Lowest ever price we’ve seen for a Steam key of BiogShock Infinite. If you don’t have this in your library, grab it.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World — $11.99 at NewEgg. Next best is $30 at GameFly. Another 2K published title at the lowest price during NewEgg’s 2K Games sale.
XCOM Enemy Unknown + all DLC — $9.99 at Amazon. List is $51. Great deal on this excellent title at Amazon, comes with all current DLC.
Last Tuesday’s release: Rome II Total War Greek States (PC DLC) — $6.40 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $8.
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