Skip to main content

Weekend Game Deals - August 17, 2012

Audio player loading…

(opens in new tab)

One of my personal favorite games, DEFCON, is on sale for $1.99 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) at Get Games, Alan Wake is 75% off on Steam (opens in new tab) , and Arma II: Combined Operations is 30% (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) , free Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative co-op update (opens in new tab) (with 75% off coupons to share), and a community update closed beta (opens in new tab) .

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 (opens in new tab) , which include stuff like the Serious Sam series, Borderlands, and Just Cause 2, I found Sleeping Dogs for $37.44 (opens in new tab) , 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 (opens in new tab) . If a certain sadistic zombie mod is your target, $9 off Arma II: Combined Operations should help usher you into hell (opens in new tab) .

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


► Total War and Focus Home Interactive

GameStop has discounted (opens in new tab) even more Focus Home Interactive games, and also has Total War: Shogun 2 for $7.49 (opens in new tab) .

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 (opens in new tab) , including a personal favorite, DEFCON: Everybody Dies (opens in new tab) .


FPS Blast

This week, GOG has discounted a selection of shooters (opens in new tab) , including Far Cry (opens in new tab) and Far Cry 2 (opens in new tab) , XIII (opens in new tab) , and Unreal Tournament 2004 ECE (opens in new tab) .

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.