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If you’re a PC gamer and haven’t been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve seen hype for BioShock Infinite come to a full boil in anticipation of tomorrow’s release. Today marks the last opportunity to snag some of the preorder offers 2K Games has been dishing out at retailers across the web.
(tl;dr: If you live in the U.S., the best offer is at Green Man Gaming: you get three free games plus best credit/cash-back value)
With some retailers offering free copies of up to three 2K games (including the fairly recently released XCOM: Enemy Unknown), one has to wonder if publishers are diluting certain IPs by offering them for free – until you remember these are digital copies and thus essentially limitless.
And as sales of digital titles increase across the industry, there’s a clear separation in preorder goodies for PC gamers vs. console gamers as of late, especially for those willing to shell out cash for download-only versions of games.
Ramblings on industry trends aside, you’re probably here for the actual bonus comparisons. Check the full table below to see what each retailer offers.
(BioShock Infinite received a 89/100 rating from GamesBeat – check the full review here.)
U.S. BioShock Infinite Preorder Bonus
All retailers below includes these bonuses in their digital preorder offers:
- A free copy of Bioshock 1 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- The Industrial Revolution DLC pack (3 gear items, 500 bonus in-game currency, 5 lock picks, and the Industrial Revolution puzzle game)
U.K. BioShock Infinite Preorder Bonus
Some differences for UK preorder bonus vs. US:
- Everyone except GameStop has the Industrial Revolution DLC pack, which includes 3 gear items, 500 bonus in-game currency, 5 lock picks, and the Industrial Revolution puzzle game.
- Everyone except GameStop (hmm see the trend?) is throwing in a free copy of BioShock and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
- Green Man Gaming is discounting to £23.99 vs offering credit. In terms of value, GamersGate is probably best bet since you get all the free titles plus credits that’s technically worth more than GMG’s £6 discount.
If you want to read more about the preorder bonus details, we also have a blog post here with more details.