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The hit August release Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn is back on sale after a nearly 3 week long sale freeze. In an effort to dodge a total SimCity like disaster, Square Enix hit the pause button on sales limiting the population, while it cranked out additional server space. Well, this week the game is back on sale for $29.99, but Green Man Gaming has a solid 25% off coupon which drops the Realm’s price down to $22.50 – the lowest price ever seen.
FFXIV: AAR PS3 players today found out that they can upgrade to the PS4 version for free (though they’d lose access to their PS3 version). For the PC gamers though, things are business as usual (with higher resolution graphics and frame rates. Mmm….)
This week marks the release of what will probably be the hottest selling game of the year: Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V hit the shelves Tuesday for the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles and for a very limited time you snag the hit game for only $48 at ToysRUs. Not a bad deal at all for two-day-old release.
If you need a fresh copy of all things BioShock – Amazon has a hot bundle this week. Twenty bucks gets you all three games: BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite for $19.99. All activate on Steam and you’re getting individual Steam key too.
Hot deals & recent releases
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC Download) — $22.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30. The Digital Collector’s Edition is$37.50 at Green Man Gaming after the same coupon (normally $50).
Last Tuesday’s release: Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PS3) — $47.99 at ToysRUs. Elsewhere $60, no discount. Metacritic scores are off the charts, receiving a whopping 98/100 rating (almost unheard of). This could very well be the top game of the year.
Oct. 25: Batman Arkham Origins (PC Download) — $37.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50. GMG’s 25% off coupon also discounts Batman: Arkham Origins. Given the popularity of the Batman series games, this will likely be the best preorder price.
Origin’s Action Sale — 50% OFF at Origin. Several Action PC download games are 50% off at EA Origin. The hottest deal is Crysis 3 for $14.99, which is the lowest price seen thus far. Other picks:
Sep. 24: Alien Rage Unlimited (PC Download) — $15 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $20. Steam activated shooter game.
Sep. 27: Shadow Warrior (PC Download) — $27.19 at GameFly after coupon. List is $40. Nothing beats a remake of the classic from 3D Realms.
Oct. 2: Air Conflicts Vietnam (PC Download) — $21.60 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30. Bonus: Get Air Conflicts Secret Wars for free with the purchase of AC: Vietnam.
Oct. 4: F1 2013 (PC Download) — $33.75 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Next best is $50 at GameFly. The latest title from racing fanatic developers Codemasters.
Nov. 15: X Rebirth (PC Download) — $37.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50.
Nov. 22: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS) — $34.99 at NewEgg after coupon. List is $40.
PC download deals
Last Tuesday’s release: Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver — $24 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30.
Company of Heroes 2 — $32.16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Next best is $60 at GameFly. New lowest ever price for one of the most popular WWII RTS on the market.
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition — $19.99 at Origin. Next best is $40 at GameFly.
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