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Weekend Game Deals - August 17, 2012

One of my personal favorite games, DEFCON, is on sale for $1.99 at Green Man Gaming this week (spoiler: everybody dies). You have my word that it's worth the price of, I don't know, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell or something. If you're in the market for something bigger and action-ey-er, however, Sleeping Dogs is 25% off at Get Games, Alan Wake is 75% off on Steam , and Arma II: Combined Operations is 30% off at GameFly. Much more below...

This week's best deals

Sleeping Dogs, Alan Wake, Arma II and more

In an effort to make this list more readable, I've made slight changes to the layout, limited the size and number of bullet point lists, and added this section: the deals that I think deserve top placement.


Alan Wake and Sniper Elite

There's an "Alan Wakes Sleeping Dogs" joke here somewhere, but any effort to find it might cause an investigation by the Jokes Committee, and I can't risk losing my membership. Anyway, nothing too big on Steam this weekend, but hey, we got the free TF2 Mann vs. Machine update , free Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative co-op update (with 75% off coupons to share), and a community update closed beta .

Get Games

Sleeping Dogs, Serious Sams, and Far Crys

This newcomer is doing a nice job of making itself known. Among Get Games' smattering of sales , which include stuff like the Serious Sam series, Borderlands, and Just Cause 2, I found Sleeping Dogs for $37.44 , which is the best price I've seen for it so far.


The Secret World, Crysis, and Metro 2033

Nothing big to report on Amazon this week, except maybe 50% off The Secret World (personally, I think I'll hold out for Guild Wars 2). Some of the usuals, like Crysis and Metro 2033 are also back to being discounted.


► Arma II and Focus Home Interactive

I use clocks to tell time and say "bravo" after rousing performances, but if you prefer their military applications, GameFly is having an Arma II sale . If a certain sadistic zombie mod is your target, $9 off Arma II: Combined Operations should help usher you into hell .

In addition, GameFly is offering 75% off select Focus Home Interactive games , such as Yesterday , Game of Thrones , and Wargame: European Escalation .


► Total War and Focus Home Interactive

GameStop has discounted even more Focus Home Interactive games, and also has Total War: Shogun 2 for $7.49 .

Green Man Gaming

► 20% off it all

Until the end of the month, you can save 20% on any PC download at Green Man Gaming with the voucher code DERHE-RRDER-RINGE. Additionally, it's got quite a few games between $2 - $10 , including a personal favorite, DEFCON: Everybody Dies .


FPS Blast

This week, GOG has discounted a selection of shooters , including Far Cry and Far Cry 2 , XIII , and Unreal Tournament 2004 ECE .

Tyler Wilde

Tyler has spent over 1,200 hours playing Rocket League, and slightly fewer nitpicking the PC Gamer style guide. His primary news beat is game stores: Steam, Epic, and whatever launcher squeezes into our taskbars next.