Video Game Deals Catch-All

I hear it grows on you though.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Elden Ring is $30 on amazon.

I'm not seeing that. Which platform?

93_confirmed wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Elden Ring is $30 on amazon.

I'm not seeing that. Which platform?

Sorry, PS4

hopes dashed. Been waiting for a decent Elden Ring (PC) sale. MAYBE when Erdtree comes out I guess. Otherwise it'll be the Sins of the SadTree edition that comes out a year later with an QoL overhaul and all DLC

I still haven't seen Sekiro drop below $30. Granted it's a different publisher, but they treat these games like premium releases with premium prices. Given that you can get 150 hours out of the game, $30 is a pretty good price.

Baron Of Hell wrote:
93_confirmed wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Elden Ring is $30 on amazon.

I'm not seeing that. Which platform?

Sorry, PS4

That's a free upgrade if you have a disc PS5 though

beanman101283 wrote:

I still haven't seen Sekiro drop below $30. Granted it's a different publisher, but they treat these games like premium releases with premium prices. Given that you can get 150 hours out of the game, $30 is a pretty good price.

Yeah that one has been on my list since late 2022 and it hit $30 around then and still goes to $30 every few months when it is on sale. I guess one day when I feel ready to play I will just grab it. It's not going to get cheaper apparently.

I posted a bunch of recs for the Cerebral Puzzle Showcase on our Discord, so I'll copy them below:

I'll second Isles of Sea and Sky. I'm just a couple of hours in and I'm loving it. It's a bit overwhelming how many things I've seen in the map that I cannot access yet but there's some subtle signposting to nudge you along without holding your hand too much.

My personal favorite, Bonfire Peaks is 60% off! This to me is a must play if you like Sokoban-type games.

A Monster's Expedition is wonderful, another must play IMHO, and you should check out all of Draknek's games.

Another recent favorite is Patrick's Parabox. There are a couple of bundles including the games above so check those out too.

Snakebird is only $2.44! Combines mechanics from Sokoban and the snake game from your old cell phone. It is a challenging game but for an easier introduction you can try the standalone expansion Snakebird Primer. (Note: this game was given away on the Epic store a few months ago.)

Altered is only $1.24: Clever block pusher where your character changes shape to allow you to reach different parts of the level.

A couple of other cute block pushers: Snaliens and Campfire Cooking.

Solas128 is one of the best puzzlers in recent years. It uses some elements of a rhythm game and asks you to combine colors and angles to clear the rooms.

Puddle Knights is another must buy for me: Use the knight’s capes to clear the path for the king and queen over the mud puddles. Very funny presentation and very good puzzles. It starts fairly gentle and gets tricky but always fair.

Linelight is a super elegant pathfinding game.

She Remembered Caterpillars: Help the characters find the exits by figuring out the rules of whether they can cross a bridge or a gate depending on their colors.

Stuffo the Puzzle Bot is a bargain at $4: Not sure if it counts as a platformer because there is no jumping but this game is brilliant and you should check it out. Just use the blocks to help the robot reach the exit.

The Pedestrian: Super creative game about helping the stickman out of the signs. I’m not going to spoil anything but the ending is just brilliant.

Creaks is also just $4! A game by Amanita Design, creators of Machinarium and others. Escape the monsters using some very mild stealth mechanics.

Recursed: Puzzle platformer with recursive mechanics. It is very ugly and very hard but it is still brilliant.

The Talos Principle 2 is 40% off! Brilliant puzzles and some secrets to discover with an interesting story to follow. This is in every way better than the first one.

Q.U.B.E. 2: Another one that clearly draws inspiration from Portal but does enough on its own to be a great game. I have not played the first one.

Sensorium: A game with sets of puzzles inspired by the five senses. The “smell” puzzles are slightly gimmicky and you do need sound for the hearing puzzles but it’s an original and fun game overall.

Superliminal: Use perspective and geometry to alter the level and help you solve the puzzles.

Tametsi is Minesweeper on crack for $1. I have over 100 hours on this. Also check Polimines if you like this concept.

Hexcells combines Minesweeper and nonograms. It is really good, you never have to guess. It has some sequels.

Spring Falls is a suuuper chill spatial puzzle game.

Mars Power Industries is pretty clever. Looks like a resource management game but it's more of a grid-based simple programming puzzle game.

Return of the Obra Dinn requires no introduction.

ibb & obb is just one of my favorite coop games ever. It does require a little platforming skill and a partner.

We Were Here series: Asymmetrical first-person coop games. The first game in the series is short and free. We Were Here Together is my favorite one.

Pink Stripes wrote:
Spoiler:

I posted a bunch of recs for the Cerebral Puzzle Showcase on our Discord, so I'll copy them below:

I'll second Isles of Sea and Sky. I'm just a couple of hours in and I'm loving it. It's a bit overwhelming how many things I've seen in the map that I cannot access yet but there's some subtle signposting to nudge you along without holding your hand too much.

My personal favorite, Bonfire Peaks is 60% off! This to me is a must play if you like Sokoban-type games.

A Monster's Expedition is wonderful, another must play IMHO, and you should check out all of Draknek's games.

Another recent favorite is Patrick's Parabox. There are a couple of bundles including the games above so check those out too.

Snakebird is only $2.44! Combines mechanics from Sokoban and the snake game from your old cell phone. It is a challenging game but for an easier introduction you can try the standalone expansion Snakebird Primer. (Note: this game was given away on the Epic store a few months ago.)

Altered is only $1.24: Clever block pusher where your character changes shape to allow you to reach different parts of the level.

A couple of other cute block pushers: Snaliens and Campfire Cooking.

Solas128 is one of the best puzzlers in recent years. It uses some elements of a rhythm game and asks you to combine colors and angles to clear the rooms.

Puddle Knights is another must buy for me: Use the knight’s capes to clear the path for the king and queen over the mud puddles. Very funny presentation and very good puzzles. It starts fairly gentle and gets tricky but always fair.

Linelight is a super elegant pathfinding game.

She Remembered Caterpillars: Help the characters find the exits by figuring out the rules of whether they can cross a bridge or a gate depending on their colors.

Stuffo the Puzzle Bot is a bargain at $4: Not sure if it counts as a platformer because there is no jumping but this game is brilliant and you should check it out. Just use the blocks to help the robot reach the exit.

The Pedestrian: Super creative game about helping the stickman out of the signs. I’m not going to spoil anything but the ending is just brilliant.

Creaks is also just $4! A game by Amanita Design, creators of Machinarium and others. Escape the monsters using some very mild stealth mechanics.

Recursed: Puzzle platformer with recursive mechanics. It is very ugly and very hard but it is still brilliant.

The Talos Principle 2 is 40% off! Brilliant puzzles and some secrets to discover with an interesting story to follow. This is in every way better than the first one.

Q.U.B.E. 2: Another one that clearly draws inspiration from Portal but does enough on its own to be a great game. I have not played the first one.

Sensorium: A game with sets of puzzles inspired by the five senses. The “smell” puzzles are slightly gimmicky and you do need sound for the hearing puzzles but it’s an original and fun game overall.

Superliminal: Use perspective and geometry to alter the level and help you solve the puzzles.

Tametsi is Minesweeper on crack for $1. I have over 100 hours on this. Also check Polimines if you like this concept.

Hexcells combines Minesweeper and nonograms. It is really good, you never have to guess. It has some sequels.

Spring Falls is a suuuper chill spatial puzzle game.

Mars Power Industries is pretty clever. Looks like a resource management game but it's more of a grid-based simple programming puzzle game.

Return of the Obra Dinn requires no introduction.

ibb & obb is just one of my favorite coop games ever. It does require a little platforming skill and a partner.

We Were Here series: Asymmetrical first-person coop games. The first game in the series is short and free. We Were Here Together is my favorite one.

Cocoon is 40% off in that sale and is currently at the top of my GWJ Game Of The Year 2024. It's also on Game Pass.

Awesome list Pink Stripes thank you. Polimines is one I spent a lot of time on so Tametsi is one Im looking forward to. I had missed Creaks, having enjoyed all the previous Amanita Designs games.

Pink Stripes wrote:
Spoiler:

I posted a bunch of recs for the Cerebral Puzzle Showcase on our Discord, so I'll copy them below:

I'll second Isles of Sea and Sky. I'm just a couple of hours in and I'm loving it. It's a bit overwhelming how many things I've seen in the map that I cannot access yet but there's some subtle signposting to nudge you along without holding your hand too much.

My personal favorite, Bonfire Peaks is 60% off! This to me is a must play if you like Sokoban-type games.

A Monster's Expedition is wonderful, another must play IMHO, and you should check out all of Draknek's games.

Another recent favorite is Patrick's Parabox. There are a couple of bundles including the games above so check those out too.

Snakebird is only $2.44! Combines mechanics from Sokoban and the snake game from your old cell phone. It is a challenging game but for an easier introduction you can try the standalone expansion Snakebird Primer. (Note: this game was given away on the Epic store a few months ago.)

Altered is only $1.24: Clever block pusher where your character changes shape to allow you to reach different parts of the level.

A couple of other cute block pushers: Snaliens and Campfire Cooking.

Solas128 is one of the best puzzlers in recent years. It uses some elements of a rhythm game and asks you to combine colors and angles to clear the rooms.

Puddle Knights is another must buy for me: Use the knight’s capes to clear the path for the king and queen over the mud puddles. Very funny presentation and very good puzzles. It starts fairly gentle and gets tricky but always fair.

Linelight is a super elegant pathfinding game.

She Remembered Caterpillars: Help the characters find the exits by figuring out the rules of whether they can cross a bridge or a gate depending on their colors.

Stuffo the Puzzle Bot is a bargain at $4: Not sure if it counts as a platformer because there is no jumping but this game is brilliant and you should check it out. Just use the blocks to help the robot reach the exit.

The Pedestrian: Super creative game about helping the stickman out of the signs. I’m not going to spoil anything but the ending is just brilliant.

Creaks is also just $4! A game by Amanita Design, creators of Machinarium and others. Escape the monsters using some very mild stealth mechanics.

Recursed: Puzzle platformer with recursive mechanics. It is very ugly and very hard but it is still brilliant.

The Talos Principle 2 is 40% off! Brilliant puzzles and some secrets to discover with an interesting story to follow. This is in every way better than the first one.

Q.U.B.E. 2: Another one that clearly draws inspiration from Portal but does enough on its own to be a great game. I have not played the first one.

Sensorium: A game with sets of puzzles inspired by the five senses. The “smell” puzzles are slightly gimmicky and you do need sound for the hearing puzzles but it’s an original and fun game overall.

Superliminal: Use perspective and geometry to alter the level and help you solve the puzzles.

Tametsi is Minesweeper on crack for $1. I have over 100 hours on this. Also check Polimines if you like this concept.

Hexcells combines Minesweeper and nonograms. It is really good, you never have to guess. It has some sequels.

Spring Falls is a suuuper chill spatial puzzle game.

Mars Power Industries is pretty clever. Looks like a resource management game but it's more of a grid-based simple programming puzzle game.

Return of the Obra Dinn requires no introduction.

ibb & obb is just one of my favorite coop games ever. It does require a little platforming skill and a partner.

We Were Here series: Asymmetrical first-person coop games. The first game in the series is short and free. We Were Here Together is my favorite one.

Pink Stripes: Based on your recommendations I bought Spring Falls, Snakebird, linelight, and Altered for myself and I also gifted Hexcells, Tametsi, Altered, and Spring Falls to my dad. I started Spring Falls first and it is absolutely my kind of game. Thanks!

I'm eyeing The Pedestrian as a possible next purchase.

Paper Trail is also good (10% off). I’ve been playing it on my phone (not Steam).

Machinika Museum free on steam

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...

Prime Gaming peeps: various freebies available.
Fallout 3 GOTY (gog)
Electrician Simulator (Epic)
The Forgotten City (Amazon)
Spirits of Mystery: Whisper of the Past (Amazon)
Bramble: The Mountain King (Epic)
Dark City: International Intrigue (Amazon)
Nine Witches: Family Disruption (Amazon)
100 Doors Games: Escape from School (Legacy Games (I've been skipping these because I'm too lazy to set up an account))

FYI on the free legacy games thing: I never set up an account, but it still lets me redeem them. I think it just ties the games to the email address you submit? I’ve never set up anything or inputted a password

Epic Freebie is a repeat this week:
Chivalry II

Just thought I'd give it a plug since I was waiting to take the plunge: Final Fantasy Rebirth is discounted on the PS Store, normally $70 but now $52.49.

So if you are like me and spending $70 gives you a bad taste in your mouth, this is a good time to get it. Looking forward to later this month when the family is out of town and I can fully immerse myself in this one!

This is why I will be dragged kicking and screaming into disc-less systems.

Right now it is $54.99 new on Amazon physical, and you can get it for $48.01 used.

It is almost never cheaper to buy digital - despite the saved costs of physical production, shipping, etc.

Not to mention when you are finished with the $55 physical version, you can sell it and make at least half of your money back...

farley3k wrote:

This is why I will be dragged kicking and screaming into disc-less systems.

Right now it is $54.99 new on Amazon physical, and you can get it for $48.01 used.

It is almost never cheaper to buy digital - despite the saved costs of physical production, shipping, etc.

Not a motivator for everyone, but I like being able to sit down at any of my devices and play any of my games without having to figure out where the disc is. I recently sat down at someone else’s device in another country during a trip and was able to play my own games after logging in. (Yes, it was a device I trusted )

I own a ton of physical discs from more than a decade ago but have opted for convenience for a while now.

If it wasn’t for family sharing features I’d likely have opted for physical for some new games but that feature largely removes the need.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Not to mention when you are finished with the $55 physical version, you can sell it and make at least half of your money back...

Not sure if it’s that I like keeping my collection, or I’ve mostly only bought things I don’t want to part with, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never sold a game before and I own many hundreds of physical games.

pandasuit wrote:

Not a motivator for everyone, but I like being able to sit down at any of my devices and play any of my games without having to figure out where the disc is. I recently sat down at someone else’s device in another country during a trip and was able to play my own games after logging in. (Yes, it was a device I trusted )

Yup. Convenience trumps cost, for me.

Convenience trumps cost for me as well much of the time, but I just don't find it all that inconvenient to spend 10 seconds swapping a disc every now and then. I gotta get up to pee anyways!

It is person by person really. Personally I hardly ever replay a game. There are just to many great games that I have never gotten to. However sometimes I buy digital for a game I know I want to keep "forever" I bought God of War, and Spider-man both of which I loved.

I feel like this conversation is quite different for consoles than PC.

Aside from the practicality of physical releases not being a thing on PC anymore, the PC market doesn't come with a big caveat that in a single-digit number of years, you'll be upgrading your hardware to a potentially incompatible system.

When I buy digital on PC, I know that game is living in my library basically forever (absent the catastrophic implosion of Steam). When i buy a Switch game, physical OR digital the clock starts ticking for a time when that game will no longer be available to me, just like all the SNES, N64, Gamecube, PS1, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox OG/360 and Wii games I ever bought.

Agreed. I haven’t bought a physical PC game in a decade, but consoles come and go and I pretty much always buy physical there except for maybe $3 cheapies or something.

Wow, didn't think my post about FF7 Rebirth would spawn a digital vs physical discussion!

I'll just note that I often prefer to get the physical release, but I had a lot of store credit from gift cards saved up, so I went digital for this one. I also don't usually resell (maybe I'm a hoarder?), so that aspect is even less of an incentive.

Lastly, we've entered an era where nearly every game gets a rerelease or is emulated long after it comes out, so even if my PS5 dies or the license expires or whatever, I'll probably end up buying it on Steam anyway for my long term library/accessibility -- even if its years later. I don't have a beefy PC so the PS5 has to be where I play my latest AAA releases.

Free on Epic: Marvel's Midnight Suns

Free w/ Twitch/Amazon Prime subscription:

STAR WARS Battlefront II (Classic, 2005)
Weird West: Definitive Edition
Genesis Noir

jamos5 wrote:

Free on Epic: Marvel's Midnight Suns

No excuse not to join the game club playthrough now.

Dekudeals tells me Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is on sale for $42. I am really torn. It has been on my wish list forever but I played it on the Wii and didn't get hooked so will I find the upgraded version on the Switch be worth it?

jamos5 wrote:

Free on Epic: Marvel's Midnight Suns

Free w/ Twitch/Amazon Prime subscription:

STAR WARS Battlefront II (Classic, 2005)
Weird West: Definitive Edition
Genesis Noir

Midnight suns is an amazing game. One of the best free games they’ve ever given out

farley3k wrote:

Dekudeals tells me Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is on sale for $42. I am really torn. It has been on my wish list forever but I played it on the Wii and didn't get hooked so will I find the upgraded version on the Switch be worth it?

It's still the same game. Do not buy it if it did not land for you previously. Loading times and textures are updated, but the world geometry and character models are still much lower poly.

For anyone else, buy, buy, buy if you want a great JRPG story that will take 80+ hours.