Weekend game deals: GTA IV $5, BF3 $20, Bastion $3.74

By on November 9, 2012, 3:30 PM

On the heels of Game Informer's GTA V cover reveal, a handful of distributors are offering GTA IV for $5. Elsewhere, you'll find half off Sleeping Dogs, 75% off Serious Sam titles as well as a Veteran's Day sale at Origin. Although we usually avoid listing preorder deals, it's worth noting that Get Games offers Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition for only $35.99 (40% off) along with 75% off the rest of the franchise. Also, in case you missed them: BioShock is free at GameFly, Indie Royale's Harvest Bundle expires in five days, while The Humble Bundle has launched its fourth Android event.

Steam
71  Nuclear Dawn $2.49 (75% off)
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition $26.79 (33% off)
Death Rally $4.99 (50% off)
Damage Inc - Complete $39.99 (50% off)
Snapshot $4.99 (50% off)
Dynamite Jack $2.49 (50% off)
Lunar Flight $4.99 (50% off)
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Amazon Digital
74 Lego Harry Potter/Batman Pack $13.99 (80% off)
75 Supreme Commander 2 $4.99 (67% of)
71 Mount & Blade $6.03 (60% off)
18 Wheels of Steel - American Long Haul $9.99 (50% off)
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GameStop
75 Serious Sam 3: BFE $9.99 (75% off)
70  Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter $3.74 (75% off)
74  Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter $4.99 (75% off)
86 Need for Speed Bundle $9.99 (75% off)
79 Darksiders II $33.49 (33% off)
Ultimate Doom $4.99 (50% off)
Bus Driver $9.99 (50% off)
Woodcutter Simulator $4.94 (75% off)
Storm Over the Pacific $10.19 (66% off)
Battle Mages Bundle $14.98 (50% off)
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GamersGate 
85 Super Meat Boy $3.74 (75% off)
81 Sleeping Dogs $25.00 (50% off)
74  Unstoppable Gorg $2.99
56  Trapped Dead $2.99 (70% off)
73  Cities in Motion $8.98 (55% off)
Bridge Constructor $3.00 (70% off)
Grand Theft Auto IV $5.00 (75% off)
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GameFly
81 The Witcher: Enhanced Edition $4.99 (50% off)
90  The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition $14.99 (50% off)
93 Mass Effect 2 $4.99 (75% off)
90 Dragon Age: Origins $4.99 (75% off)
83 Borderlands GotY $7.49 (75% off)
86  BioShock 2 $13.39 (33% off)
BioShock (free)
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Green Man Gaming
89 Bastion $3.74 (75% off)
73 Cities in Motion Collection $17.99 (55% off)
Grand Theft Auto IV $4.99 (75% off)
25% off most titles via coupon code "GMG25-UAAHK-6AI9S"
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Get Games
77 Killing Floor $4.49 (75% off)
73  F.E.A.R. 3 $9.99 (75% off)
78  F.E.A.R. 2 $5.99 (60% off)
F.E.A.R. $5.99 (60% off)
Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition Preorder $35.99 (40% off)
Hitman: Blood Money $2.49 (75% off)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin $2.49 (75% off)
Hitman Codename 47 $2.49 (75% off)
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Origin
72  Medal of Honor $9.99 (50% off)
71  The Saboteur $9.99 (50% off)
40  Deep Black Reloaded $14.99 (50% off)
66  Sniper Elite V2 (50% off)
87  Dead Space $9.99 (50% off)
89  Dead Space 2 $9.99 (50% off)
88 Battlefield 3 $19.99 (50% off)
86 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 $9.99 (50% off)
Battlefield 2142 $7.49 (50% off)
Battlefield 2 Complete Collection $9.99 (50% off)
Medal of Honor Airborne $4.99 (50% off)
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GOG 
80% off Telltale Games titles




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Not that I need another game to play, but has anyone played "Sleeping Dogs?" Is it any good?

Ahmed90 Ahmed90 said:

Not that I need another game to play, but has anyone played "Sleeping Dogs?" Is it any good?

yes its a nice game to play

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

I didn't want to include this in the actual post, but if you're willing to jump through a few hoops (activating a Steam key through a Russian VPN, namely) you can get Borderlands 2 for $19 from G2Play.

Alpha Gamer Alpha Gamer said:

Not that I need another game to play, but has anyone played "Sleeping Dogs?" Is it any good?

One of the best games of 2012.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I didn't want to include this in the actual post, but if you're willing to jump through a few hoops (activating a Steam key through a Russian VPN, namely) you can get Borderlands 2 for $19 from G2Play.

I'm surprised you guys never mentioned CD Key websites before.

For the uninitiated:

All purchases are legitimate. The business itself is legitimate; they buy the keys from retailers themselves. Since there's no middleman, no shop, packaging, etc., you get steep savings.

For instance, I buy all my games from here. You don't download the game from their website, they simply provide the CD key. Origin or Steam let you redeem said CD key after downloading the game from them.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

@lawfer Although they're legitimate, the ones I've come across often have some kind of catch involved for the best deals, such as the use of a VPN for registration as mentioned above. Some also have less-than-comforting terms of services, though I guess you're pretty boned when it comes to refunds across most digital distributors. Additionally, their promotions fluctuate quickly in price and availability. Borderlands 2's price has dropped by a buck at G2Play since I mentioned it earlier**. It might go up $5 tomorrow -- if it's even still discounted. Mainline distributors are simply more reliable in this way.

**Edit: Actually, it hasn't dropped. I thought it was $20 earlier, but it was $19 and it's still $19. Anyhow, the point remains: G2Play's pricing is all over the map (they include pricing trends on each product page if you're interested).

It's also worth noting that in many cases, the best deals on sites like G2Play tend to be preorders, while the rest of their offers are pretty lame. Just for example, scrolling through CDKeysHere's Steam section, almost all of the "sale" items are underwhelming. AvP is $10 when it's commonly reduced to $5, while Napoleon: Total War, Supreme Commander 2, Dawn of War 2, Black Ops, Dead Island, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dungeon Siege 3, Dirt Showdown, F.E.A.R. 3 and just about all the other discounts are priced two or three times higher than they might be during a promotion on Steam or its rivals.

That isn't to say there aren't gems. Borderlands 2 and Skyrim are $20 (though the latter is a Russian key), while an Assassin's Creed III preorder is $25.99. Again, it's just that the factors above make them less ideal for our deal roundup. I still check them regularly for the heck of it, and you guys are always welcome to plug whatever in the comments.

SalaSSin said:

Well, a big thanks to Matthew & lawfer for providing me with a great way to lose less money when preordering :-)

Thanks guys!

Ahmed90 Ahmed90 said:

Since I am online games CD key store owner my self

buying CDkeys is cheaper and sometimes way faster than ordering the psychical version of games or even the digital

we had MoH:WF keys delivered a week before release day and it was cheaper than origin it self

also btw g2play was caught selling stolen CoD4 keys like a year ago (as reported on TEK-9)

Guest said:

In defence of g2play, I don't know about the stolen cod4 keys, but I bought one and had no problem, algo bought a couple of other games without problem and a mw3 rusian vpn and still is running normal in multiplayer. Of course there is always a chance of lossing a diferent region key, but the prices are very tempting.

Ahmed90 Ahmed90 said:

In defence of g2play, I don't know about the stolen cod4 keys, but I bought one and had no problem, algo bought a couple of other games without problem and a mw3 rusian vpn and still is running normal in multiplayer. Of course there is always a chance of lossing a diferent region key, but the prices are very tempting.

ye I didnt say all there keys were stolen but there was a time thy did it maybe thy didn't know or got scamed by supplier who knows

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

@lawfer Although they're legitimate, the ones I've come across often have some kind of catch involved for the best deals, such as the use of a VPN for registration as mentioned above. Some also have less-than-comforting terms of services, though I guess you're pretty boned when it comes to refunds across most digital distributors. Additionally, their promotions fluctuate quickly in price and availability. Borderlands 2's price has dropped by a buck at G2Play since I mentioned it earlier**. It might go up $5 tomorrow -- if it's even still discounted. Mainline distributors are simply more reliable in this way.

**Edit: Actually, it hasn't dropped. I thought it was $20 earlier, but it was $19 and it's still $19. Anyhow, the point remains: G2Play's pricing is all over the map (they include pricing trends on each product page if you're interested).

I respectfully disagree. Refunds are non-existent in digital distributions (which you pointed out), so I don't see how that can be a knock on the site.

On cdkeyshere, everyday prices don't fluctuate. Can't say much about other websites though. Even if some of them did, overall prices would still be considerably less than retail (which you again mentioned), so I'm having a hard time knocking them for that also.

It's also worth noting that in many cases, the best deals on sites like G2Play tend to be preorders, while the rest of their offers are pretty lame. Just for example, scrolling through CDKeysHere's Steam section, almost all of the "sale" items are underwhelming. AvP is $10 when it's commonly reduced to $5, while Napoleon: Total War, Supreme Commander 2, Dawn of War 2, Black Ops, Dead Island, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dungeon Siege 3, Dirt Showdown, F.E.A.R. 3 and just about all the other discounts are priced two or three times higher than they might be during a promotion on Steam or its rivals.

No argument here. I do find, however, that their regular everyday prices are lower than Steam's regular everyday prices. Steam's sales, on the other hand, are pretty much unbeatable.

That isn't to say there aren't gems. Borderlands 2 and Skyrim are $20 (though the latter is a Russian key), while an Assassin's Creed III preorder is $25.99. Again, it's just that the factors above make them less ideal for our deal roundup. I still check them regularly for the heck of it, and you guys are always welcome to plug whatever in the comments.

I see no problems with that. That Assassin's Creed III pre-order is a steal!

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