It's Christmas time — as far as retailers are concerned, anyway — and it wouldn't be right if a corporation didn't celebrate the occasion by flogging a bunch of games that couldn't be sold earlier.
Enter Gerry Harvey. He likes selling you things. Today it's mostly Xbox One and PS4 games, although there are some solid PS3 bargains in there.
The deals run until October 27, and there's some reasonable bargains to be had particularly if you skipped some of last year's major releases. To make life simple for everyone, I'm going to break it down per console and I'll bold the sales which I think should really catch your eye, although every listing is a link you can follow to the online store. Let's start with Team Green.
Dragon Age Inquisition ($38) Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag ($20) Watch Dogs ($35) Assassin's Creed: Unity ($37) Thief ($24) Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ($44) Alien Isolation ($25) NBA 2K15 ($20) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection ($66) Dead Rising 3 ($18)
Borderlands: Handsome Collection is almost full price but if you're someone who loves the split-screen, couch co-op experience of Borderlands it's not a bad asking price against the amount of content you're getting.
I almost feel bad including Thief in that list, although at $24 the dollar-to-game ratio isn't too bad. And if you haven't jumped on DA:I or Alien Isolation yet, now is definitely the time. Dead Rising 3's at a tasty price.
If you want to check the rest of the list for XB1, you can find it here. Now it's time for Sony.
Nothing particularly special here, although what's available is worth playing. Here's the rest of the list.
Who's still after games for their PS3? If you are, you can find plenty of value — albeit from a pretty small selection.
I don't really like GTA 5 for that price on an old console, but if the PS3 is all you have access to then I guess you take what you can get. It's also worth noting that there are no deals for PC or the PS Vita, in case you were wondering.