It’s that time of the year again. Yes, holiday price cuts on PC games, that time when the gamers’ eyes are bigger than gamers’ wallets.
As northern blizzards drop inches of snow, Blizzard drops prices on many titles in their game library. Steam also joins in on the holiday price cuts, saving PC gamers as much as 75 percent. Gamestop entered the fray with fantastic discounts on game downloads as well. To avoid being overwhelmed by Steam’s “Exploration Sale,” Gamestop’s PC Download Sale and Battle.net’s Black Friday Sale below is a highlight of some of the best deals among this mess of markdowns.
Blizzard Battle.net Sale
Battle.net’s holiday price cuts on titles include 50% off Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty and 50% off for the expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Blizzard also slashed World of Warcraft and the latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, by 75%. Noticeably missing from Blizzard’s price-affected titles is Diablo III. Although, Blizzard also includes discounts on micro-transactions within Heroes of the Storm. Purchases of Heroes, Mounts and Skins are 50% off. A 360 Day Stimpack discount is also available. Blizzard’s sale will end December 8, 2015.
Steam’s Exploration Sale is massive—thousands of PC games can be bought for a piddling price. The entire Company of Heroes franchise has received a generous 75% discount. The “Franchise Edition” includes the entirety of Company of Heroes; the original, the sequel and all of the DLCs. That’s a lot of content for $24.99.
Steam’s PC Games sale entails another franchise discount, right in time for the latest Fallout game. Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition and Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition can both be picked up for $6.79 apiece. The new, popular Dinosaur-laden survival game, ARK: Survival Evolved, is 40% off for a total price of $17.99. Even the Sid Meier’s Civilization Franchise is discounted heavily. Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Complete Edition can be snatched for a scintillating $12.49.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is marked down by 50% and is mere $7.49. Whatever PC game genre you prefer and enjoy, you’ll certainly be able to find at least one that will be too cheap not to click “Add to Cart.”
Gamestop.com is also featuring some major discounts on downloadable PC games. Dark Souls II is listed for only $9.99, accompanied by the season pass for an additional $6.24. Have you ever wanted every Command & Conquer game? Of course, you have. Speaking of which, the “Ultimate Collection” of Command & Conquer can be purchased for $4.99. Game of the year, Dragon Age Inquisition, can be found for $35.99.
Benjamin is a writer for both Newegg and TheNerdStash, providing PC-related articles focused on gaming and hardware. Tinkerer and TV junkie, he also owns a computer repair business and constantly invents unreasonable justifications to upgrade his rig.