Well now, into the basement we go - it's Rome II time.
Today marks the 8th Total War strategy game release, but you won't have to fork over the full $60 list price as you did in March 2011 for Total War: Shogun 2. On the contrary, you can nab Total War: Rome II for $47.99 - a $12 discount on its launch date from the UK-based retailer Green Man Gaming. Be sure you have plenty of disk space, though - Rome II takes up a whopping 35GB to install vs. the 20GB required by Shogun 2.
On August 22nd, the Guild Wars 2 team released the new "Heroic Edition" of GW2 for $49.99. It includes the base game (originally $49.99 by itself) and 3 digital goodies - a set of armor, extra inventory slots, and XP bonuses. However, just like Total War: Rome II, prospective buyers should take a gander at the price drop on Green Man Gaming. Less than two weeks after the Heroic Edition surfaced, GMG has the price down to $36.99 - a solid $13 savings.
Although Diablo 3 has been out for well over a year on PC, today marks the release of the Xbox 360 and PS3 console versions. Conveniently enough, GameStop has a $10 off coupon for in stock games priced $59.99 and up. With D3 in stock, you can drop the price down to $49.99, but you'll have to act fast as the coupon expires today, September 3rd.
Hot Deals of the Week
Total War: Rome II (PC Download) - $47.99 at Green Man Gaming.
List is $60. Also price reductions for our friends across the pond at Green Man Gaming:
- In the UK, the price is reduced from £44.99 to £28.99
- Elsewhere in the EU, the price falls from 54.99€ to 42.99€.
Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition (PC Download) - $36.99 at Green Man Gaming.
List is $50. The price also fell in Europe.
EU was reduced from 39.99€ to 34.99€ and the UK price dropped from £39.99 to £29.99.
Diablo 3 (Xbox 360, PS3) - $49.99 at GameStop.
List is $60. Deal expires today.
Rayman Legends (PC Download) - $31.99 at GameFly.
List is $40. Can't forget about Rayman's North American release today. It's actually been out on in Europe since Thursday, August 29th with the best deal in the UK being £18.75 after coupon GMG25-R7GA8-XTUCY at Green Man Gaming (normally £24.99). The same coupon reduces the EU price from 29.99€ to 22.50€. Also available in North America on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U consoles for $49.99 after coupon at GameStop (normally $60).
Recent PC Releases
Europa Universalis 4 (PC Download) - $30 at Green Man Gaming.
Released August 13. List is $40. Deal expires September 6. UK price dropped from £34.99 to £26.25. EU price was reduced from 39.99€ to 30€.
Saints Row IV (PC Download) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Released August 20. Next best is $50 at GameFly. Deal expires September 6. Similar discounts in the UK and EU, but appears to be out of stock at the moment.
Castlevania: Lord of the Shadows Ultimate Edition (PC Download) - $22.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Released August 27. List is $30. Deal expires September 6. UK price dropped from £19.99 to £15. EU price was reduced from 24.99€ to 18.75€.
Shelter (PC Download) - $7.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Released last Wednesday. List is $10. Deal expires September 6. EU price dropped from 9€ to 6.75€. UK price dropped from £6.99 to £5.25.
The Last of Us + Season Pass (PS3) - $59.99 at Best Buy.
Normally The Last of Us is $59.99 and the Season Pass is $20. Deal expires September 7.
Deadpool (PS3, Xbox 360) - $29.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $50 at Amazon. Deal expires September 7.
Playstation All Stars Battle Royale (PS Vita) - $9.99 at Amazon.
Next best is $22 at Walmart.
Rise of the Triad - $11.25 at Green Man Gaming.
List is $15. Deal expires September 6.
XCOM Enemy Unknown + all DLC - $9.99 at Amazon.
List is $51. Deal expires September 8.
The Walking Dead Game - $6.24 at Amazon.
List is $25.
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