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After a year as a multiplayer-only free-to-play game on Steam, on Tuesday The Banner Saga made its single player, first-chapter official launch. While the game sells for $24.99 on Steam, you can buy the Steam key for $18.74 after a 25% off January-themed coupon code at GameFly. The Viking-themed turn-based tactical RPG earned a relatively high 83/100 ranking on Metacritic. Not bad for the first launch by Indie developer Stoic.
Beyond the Steam Store, the title can also be found for full price at GameStop, Uplay Store, and the Humble Store. Best deal is the aforementioned Gamefly deal for 25% off, close second is Sweden-based GamersGate which gives you 20% back in blue coins (store credit).
Fans of the old school Dungeons & Dragons RPG games should check out GamersGate this weekend. Starting today, they’re giving a hefty 75% discount to the Neverwinter Nights Complete Pack, Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition, and the D&D Anthology Master Collection. Just the D&D Anthology Master Collection includes 4 big titles with all expansion packs for only five bucks. Just getting around to playing them all might be a challenge.
Lastly, there are a few other sales to take note of this week. The Microsoft Store began a clearance sale on select PC & Xbox 360 games on January 1st, 2014. The titles that haven’t yet sold out now have deeper discounts. The still-in-stock list includes Metal of Honor: Warfighter, originally on sale for $6.99 but today discounted an additional $4 to only $2.99! The same coupon used to discount The Banner Saga can also be used in GameFly’s “Indie Titles” sale, dropping last year’s hit FPS release PayDay 2 from $30 down to $13.59. Also notable is the PSN’s 14 for ’14 Sale, where 14 PS3 and 14 PS Vita games are on sale for up to 50% off their usual prices. Better still, if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you get up to 75% off those PSN games.
Released This Week
Tuesday’s release: The Banner Saga (PC Download) — $18.74 at GameFly after coupon. Elsewhere $25. In the US, use coupon code GFDJAN25, or in the UK, use coupon GFDJAN25UK. The coupons run through the end of January.
Tuesday’s release: Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise (PC Download) — $11.25 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15.
Yesterday’s release: Assassins Creed Liberation HD (PC Download) — $14.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $20.
Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter Nights Complete (PC Download) — $7.49 at GamersGate. List is $30. This includes the original Neverwinter Nights + all 3 expansions and Neverwinter Nights 2 with all 3 of its expansions.
Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition (PC Download) — $6.25 at GamersGate. Next best is $17 at Steam Store. A pretty impressive price drop for a recent November 15th, 2013 re-release. Extra content added from the original.
D&D Anthology Master Collection — $4.99 at GamersGate. List is $20. Pack includes Baldur’s Gate I & II (non-enhanced) w/ expansions, Icewind Dale 1 & 2 w/ Expansions, Planescape: Torment, and The Temple of Elemental Evil.
PC & Xbox 360 Gaming Clearance Sale — at the Microsoft Store. At the beginning of the 2014 year, the MS Store began a PC & Xbox 360 Clearance Sale, and this week they ramped up the discounts.
- Batman Arkham Origins (PC DVD) — $14.99 (normally $30)
- Grid 2 (X360) — $14.99 (normally $40)
- Deadpool (X360) — $14.99 (normally $30)
- Crysis 3: Hunter Edition (PC DVD) — $9.99 (normally $30)
- Dead Space 3 (PC DVD) — $9.99 (normally $30)
- Batman: Arkham City (PC DVD) — $4.99 (normally $30)
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PC DVD) — $2.99 (normally $20)
GameFly Sale: Indie Titles — up to 80% off instantly. You can also use coupon code GFDJAN25 for an additional 25% off (or use GFDJAN25UK if you’re in the UK).
- Payday 2 — $13.49 (normally $30)
- Skullgirls — $5.62 (normally $15)
- How To Survive — $5.62 (normally $15)
- Penumbra Collection — $1.49 (normally $10)
Jan. 23: Might & Magic X Legacy Digital Deluxe Edition (PC Download) — $22.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30.
Feb. 5: Rekoil (PC Download) — $7.87 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Next best is $15 at GameFly.
Feb. 20: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (PC Download) — $24 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $40.
Q4 2014: Alien: Isolation (PC Download) — $37.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50.
More Game Deals
Europa Universalis 4 (PC Download) — $15 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $40. It’s not the lowest price we’ve seen (that was $10 for 24 hours in mid-December), but it is the second best price and timely with the new Conquest of Paradise expansion released on Tuesday.
Wooden Sen’SeY (PC Download) — $11.25 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Next best is $15 at Steam Store. GMG claims this game released today, January 16th. However, since it activates on Steam, and Steam claims it released on December 5th, 2013 that’s probably more accurate.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Xbox 360, PS3) — $19.99 plus $3.50 shipping at GameStop. Next best is $30 at Best Buy.
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Kinect (Xbox 360) — $9.99 at Microsoft. Next best is $20 at Walmart. Lowest price ever by $5. Notably, the previous best was $15 earlier this month in Microsoft’s original clearance sale.
Dead or Alive 5 (PS3) — $7.99 plus $1.99 shipping at Best Buy. Next best is $16 at Amazon.
Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 59400467 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, HD+ 900p, 8GB RAM — $699 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $999.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 59401512 Core i7-4700MQ (4th Gen), Full HD 1080p, GeForce GT 750M 2GB, 24GB mSSD — $899 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,369.
HP Envy 15t-j100 Quad Edition Core i7-4700MQ — $634.99 at HP after coupon. List is $800.
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5″ 240GB SV300S37A/240G — $116.99 plus $0.99 shipping at NewEgg after coupon. Next best is $156 at Amazon.
Mad Catz RAT 3 Gaming Mouse — $29.99 at Microsoft. Next best is $59.
Razer Electra Gaming & Music Headphones — $29.99 at Microsoft. Next best is $49 at Amazon.