Weekend Game Deals - August 24, 2012

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Thing I love about PC gaming #143: buying old games and buying a new games feels the same. Games get cheaper, but they don't tumble into bargain bins. They get re-promoted. Communities of fans stick around for years. When Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II was added to Steam (opens in new tab) this week, we celebrated. Today, it's in the top sellers list. The PC is where games go to thrive, on and on.

Oh, and we also spend less on them, new or old. This week in game deals: Civilization V, Grand Theft Auto IV, Torchlight, The Walking Dead, and more!

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This week's best deals GTA IV, Civ V, Torchlight, and more

If I may make a suggestion: grab GTA IV for $5, gather a few friends, and set up a no-friction car mod footrace (opens in new tab) . It will be $5 well spent.

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Steam Just Cause series

For under $4, you could justify getting Just Cause 2 just 'cause . [Ed. note: the joke police have been contacted.]

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Amazon Civilization

It's nothing new for Amazon, which seems to cycle its discounts among the same set of games, but its Civilization sale is still strong.

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GameFly ► Grand Theft Auto

Select Grand Theft Auto games (opens in new tab) are 75% off on GameFly all weekend. What a steal ! [Ed. note: the joke FBI has been contacted.]

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Get Games Rayman, Driver, Far Cry

There's no particular theme on Get Games this weekend, but some nice deals. Its Sleeping Dogs sale has gone from 25% off to 10% off, but it's still one of the few retailers that has it on sale. But there's a "but": you can get it cheaper at Green Man Gaming, with its 20% off anything voucher. (opens in new tab)

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GameStop ► The Walking Dead and Saints Row

If you didn't pick it up during the Steam Summer Sale, The Walking Dead for $14.99 isn't bad at all.

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GOG Indies Invade

GOG's weekend theme is looser than usual, but to our benefit: it's got 50% off some great indie games.

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Green Man Gaming ► 20% off it all

That voucher is still active -- until the end of August, you can save 20% on any PC download at Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab) with the code DERHE-RRDER-RINGE.

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GamersGate ► Sale 'splosion

As usual, GamersGate has ten pages packed with sales (opens in new tab) . Many of them will cause shrugging, but not all of them: try S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl for $3.99 (opens in new tab) (Friday only), Mount & Blade Collection for $20.97 (opens in new tab) , and Warp for $2.49 (opens in new tab) .

Let us know in the comments if you find any more great deals, and, though I skipped it last week: what are you playing this weekend? I'll be getting a head start in Guild Wars 2 -- if you're doing the same, come find the PCG US crew on the Tarnished Coast server. What race are you planning to choose?

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs 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. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.