Non-Steam PC Summer Sale Buyer's Guide

#1 Edited by BaconGames (3566 posts) -

I love Steam. It's my preferred platform and I absolutely love what they do. In fact before this thread I haven't really explored much of what's going on beyond Steam because they're a service that I feel does it best both in price and presentation. However as this hot and heavy month for Steam sales ramps up, so it seems is the competition. As a result this will be a collection of all deals I can scrape together that are not on Steam (because there are already plenty of those). Now it must be said that HaroldoNVU's guide is relevant regardless of digital distributor. Also if you want a list of the Steam sales for each day then I recommended this thread.

Before I go any further, my main resource for finding everything here are the fine folks over at Cheap Ass Gamer which has been a tragically recent discovery given my proclivity for cheap game buying all these years. Anyway I'm just doing the brunt work here and posting what I feel are the relevant websites with relevant deals. So feel free to visit the websites and explore for yourselves because these are not all the deals, just the ones I think people here will care bout.

Note: ALL GAMES MAY OR MAY NOT BE CHEAPER ELSEWHERE...SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SEE HIDDEN GEMS AND LINKS

Origin

Game TitlePrice --> Percent OffDate
Battlefield: Bad Company 2$11.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Digital Deluxe Edition$29.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam$8.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Battlefield 2: Complete Collection$11.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition$8.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed$29.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit$17.99 -- 40%July 1st - July 4th
Need for Speed: Pro Street$5.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Need for Speed: Undercover$5.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
The Sims Medieval$29.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
The Sims 3$23.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Mass Effect 2$11.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Dead Space 2$17.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
FIFA Soccer 11$23.99 - 40%July 1st - July 4th

Amazon (Serious there are like 200 games in that Amazon link, I'm not going to put them all there. So please go there and check them all out.

Game TitlePrice - Percent OffDate
Battlefield: Bad Company 2$4.99 - 75%July 1st - July 4th
Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition$11.97 - 60%July 1st - July 4th
Amensia: The Dark Descent$4.99 - 75%July 1st - July 4th
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3$4.98 - 75%July 1st - July 4th
The Sims 3$19.99 - 50%July 1st - July 4th
Crysis 2$35.96 - 40%July 1st - July 4th
Spore$7.49 - 75%July 1st - July 4th
Crysis$11.99 - 60%July 1st - July 4th
Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition$13.99 - 60%- - All below end July 4th - -
Cryostasis$3.24 - 75%
R.U.S.E.$11.99 - 60%
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.$5.98 - 40%
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 Deluxe$20.98 - 40%
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee$0.84 - 66%
Oddworld: Abe's Exodus$0.84 - 66%
SimCity 4 Deluxe$9.99 - 50%
Mass Effect 2$9.99 - 50%
Saints Row 2$6.99 - 60%
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl$4.99 - 75%
King's Bounty: Platinum Edition$8.74 - 75%
Rollercoster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack$9.99 - 50%
Company of Heroes: Tale of Valor$4.99 - 75%
Homefront$24.99 - 50%
The First Templar$15.99 - 60%
ArmA 2$19.99 - 50%
ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead$19.99 - 50%
ArmA 2: Combined Operations$24.99 - 50%
Heroes of Might and Magic V$2.50 - 75%
Dawn of Discovery Gold$11.98 - $40%
Tom Clancey's Ghost Recon Advancted Warfighter 2$4.99 - 50%
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas$4.99 - 50%
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2$4.99 - 50%
Dragon Age 2$35.98 - 40%
World in Conflict: Complete Edition$9.99 - 50%
Mass Effect 2: Digital Deluxe Edition$23.98 - 40%
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath$4.99 - 50%
Street Fighter IV$14.99 - 50%
Call of Juarez$5.98 - 40%
Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood$14.80 - 51%
Far Cry$4.99 - 50%
Far Cry 2: Fortune's Edition$9.99 - 50%
The Tomorrow War$2.99 - 85%
Men of War$3.74 - 75%
Men of War: Assault Squad$17.49 - 50%
Men of War: Red Tide$8.74 - 65%
Fallout$4.99 - 50%
Fallout 2$4.99 - 50%
Dark Void Zero$2.49 - 50%
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe$12.49 - 50%
Tom Clancy's Endwar$4.99 - 50%
Master of Orion 3$9.97 - 50%
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage$9.99 - 50%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$4.99 - 50%
Cargo: The Quest for Gravity$9.99 - 50%
Silent Hunter V: Battle of the Atlantic$14.99 - 50%
Disciples II: Gold Edition$4.99 - 50%
Dungeons$13.59 - 66%
Flock$4.99 - 50%
Age of Booty$4.99 - 50%

GamersGate

Game TitlePrice - Percent OffDate
Air Aces Pacific$24.95 - 50%July 1st - July 31st
Breaking the Rules: The Roman Tournament$5.99 - 57%July 1st - September 20th
Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition$29.95 - 25%NA
Dungeons$19.98 - 50%July 1st - July 10th
Fortis$4.98 - 50%July 1st - July 31st
Garshasp: The Monster Slayer$9.95 - 50%NA
Hearts of Iron 3$5.99 - 70%July 1st - July 5th
Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi$5.99 - 70%July 1st - July 5th
Metal Brigade Tactics$5.00 - 50%July 1st - September 30th
Millenium 2: Take Me Higher$9.77 - 30%July 1st - July 3rd
Millenium: A New Hope$9.79 - 30%July 1st - July 3rd
Painkiller$2.36 - 66%July 1st - July 4th
Painkiller: Black Edition$3.38 - 66%July 1st - July 4th
Painkiller: Overdose$1.68 - 66%July 1st - July 4th
Painkiller: Pandemonium$10.20 - 66%July 1st - July 4th
Painkiller: Redemption$2.50 - 66%July 1st - July 4th
Painkiller: Universe$6.78 - 66%July 1st - July 4th
Painkiller: Resurrection$6.80 - 66%July 1st - July 4th
World War 2: Time of Wrath$14.95 - 50%July 1st - July 31st

Yes that's Civ 5 for 10 bucks if you purchase digital points from the site and use those instead to hurdle over the weird exchange rate problem.

Impulse

Game TitlePrice - PercentDate
Tropico 3: Gold Edition$9.99 - 50%July 1st - July 4th
Men of War$7.49 - 50%July 1st - July 4th
Men of War: Red Tide$9.99 - 50%July 1st - July 4th
Men of War: Assault Squad$19.99 - 50%July 1st - July 4th
Battlefield: Bad Company 2$9.99 - 50%July 1st - July 4th
Battlefield 2 Collection$14.99 - 50%July 1st - July 4th
Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands$4.99 - 75%July 1st - July 4th

Direct2Drive

Game TitlePrice - PercentDate
Sam and Max: Season 1 - 3 Bundle$16.95 - 66%NA
Battlefield: Bad Company 2$9.95 - 50%July 1st - July 8th
BioShock$7.95 - 60%July 1st - July 8th
BioShock 2$7.75 - 60%July 1st - July 8th
World in Conflict: Gold Edition$9.95 - 50%July 1st - July 8th
Call of Duly: Black Ops$40.15 - 33%July 1st - July 8th
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium$37.45 - 25%July 1st - July 8th

Green Man Gaming

Game TitlePrice - PercentDate
Duke Nukem Forever$36.49 - 27%NA
Rift$39.99 - 20%NA
Super Meat Boy$9.95 - 33%NA
Bob Came in Pieces$1.62 - 75%NA
VVVVVV$3.48 - 33%NA
Battlestations: Midway$4.99 - 75%
Battlestations: Pacific$4.98 - 75%
A.I.M.$2.38 - 70%NA
A.I.M. 2$2.98 - 70%NA
Chrono Rage$2.98 - 75%NA
Zombie Driver$4.97 - 50%NA
Death Track: Resurrection$2.98 - 70%NA
Faces of War$2.08 - 79%NA
Streets of Moscow$2.98 - 70%NA
World of Good$4.23 - 75%NA
Trine$4.23 - 75%NA
Future Wars$4.94 - 44%NA
A-Race Extreme Show$4.95 - 66%NA
RHEM Trilogy$4.98 - 66%NA
RHEM 4$4.98 - 66%NA
Twin Sector$4.98 - 58%NA
Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon$5.94 - 40%NA
Men of War: Red Tide$5.98 - 70%NA
Droplitz$6.76 - 14% (I don't care if it's only 14%, buy Droptliz you fucking bastards)NA
7 Wonders II$6.94 - 46%NA
East Side Story$6.94 - 53%NA
Elements$6.94 - 46%NA
The Rise of Atlants$6.94 - 46%NA
The Tudors$6.94 - 30%NA
Virtual Families$6.94 - 46%NA
Winemaker Extraordinaire$6.94 - 30%NA
Super Meat Boy$6.95 - 53%NA
Pathologic$7.95 - 46%NA
Fantasy Wars$8.07 - 46%NA
Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allen Poe Conspiracy$9.94 - 23%NA
7 Wonders: Treasures of Seven$9.94 - 23%NA
Jewel Quest II$9.94 - 23%NA
Operation Thunderstorm$9.94 - 33%NA
Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena$9.94 - 23%NA
The Void$9.94 - 50%NA
Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy$9.98 - 49%NA
Hacker Evolution$9.98 - 33%NA
Post Mortem$9.98 - 22%NA
Snowcat Simulator$9.98 - 33%NA
Still Life$9.98 - 33%NA
Still Life 2$9.98 - 50%NA
Syberia$9.98 - 20%NA
Syberia 2$9.98 - 20%NA
Woodcutter Simulator$9.98 - 50%NA
Age of Fear: Undead King$9.99 - 50%NA
Empire: Total War$11.97 - 40%NA
Dawn of Magic 2$12.49 - 50%NA
Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword$14.95 - 50%NA
Midnight Nowhere$14.95 - 25%NA
Hacker Evolution: Untold$14.95 - 24%NA
Star Ruler$18.94 - 24%NA
Battlestations: Pacific$19.94 - 33%NA
Euro Truck Simulator Gold$19.98 - 33%NA
International Basketball Manager$20.99 - 30%NA

All Interplay Games 50% Off at GOG.com

Games that need future Quick Looks --> Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch, Virtual Families, Woodcutter Simulator, Euro Truck Simulator Gold, Pat Sajack's Lucky Letters. Seriously though some of these indie games sound awesome and hilarious. Not so seriously there are so many fucking simulators on that website. Drive a Steam Train, Mining & Tunneling Simulator, Heavyweight Transport Simulator, Trainz Simulator: Settle and Carlisle

#2 Posted by ajamafalous (12146 posts) -

Thanks for doing this.

#3 Posted by Binman88 (3690 posts) -

Yeah, thanks! 
 
Still hoping to find The Next Big Thing on sale somewhere closer to €10, but no such luck yet.

#4 Posted by BeachThunder (12392 posts) -

Also, GOGhas 50% off all of their Interplay games.

#5 Posted by BaconGames (3566 posts) -

Updated for latest updates July 1st.

Include latest Direct2Drive promotion and gems I've found.

#6 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

This is great.
What weird exchange rate problem are you referring to with Civ 5? I just went to the UK site and bought it directly. No problems at all.

#7 Posted by zameer (606 posts) -

Bumping this because it deserves more pageviews.  
 
Stuff like that UK Civ 5 deal highlight how important keeping track of this is.

#8 Posted by The_Patriarch (282 posts) -

Thanks for this.

Borderlands GOTY is still available on Direct2Drive for $7.50 if anyone missed it on Steam yesterday.

#9 Edited by Kidavenger (3625 posts) -
#10 Edited by BaconGames (3566 posts) -

@Kidavenger said:

Greenman gaming is worth checking out too.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/games/browse/hot-deals/

Duke Nukem Forever 27% off

Sanctum 50% off

P.S. CAG is a terrible place full of slimeballs, don't go there, it's not worth it.

Oh I don't read the posts. Basically it's distributed human scraping of deals. They more or less do all the work for me, I see the thread titles, read the first post, and go from there.

@SlasherMan said:

This is great. What weird exchange rate problem are you referring to with Civ 5? I just went to the UK site and bought it directly. No problems at all.

I assumed that it wouldn't work using dollars with pounds sterling so I also assumed you would purchase those blue points and use those to buy the game. Unless the website does that automatically :P. Either way I owned it so I didn't explore.

#11 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Courtesy bump, as requested.

#12 Edited by blitzkriegblizzard (196 posts) -

Oh dammit, that 5 dollar Bad company 2 on Amazon is for the US only :( If anyone can buy it for me, I can add the equivalent amount to your paypal etc.
Edit: Steam sale came to my salvation.

#13 Posted by BaconGames (3566 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

Courtesy bump, as requested.

Thank you.

#14 Posted by bybeach (4992 posts) -

Amazon has a 2 for one deal right now. Among featured was demon souls and Bayonetta, along with some butt ugly controllers and such for a good price I guess. Vanquish , not featured, is going for around 19.50 there, and I am tempted. Thats a young mans game (intense and unrelenting) but maybe in small bites...

#15 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -
@bybeach: I'm playing through Vanquish right now actually, and it's pretty good. I expected better after Bayonetta if I'm honest, but that doesn't make it any less of a quality game. I'd say it's worth $20 (I think I got it for about that too). If you're especially into third person cover-based shooters, I'm sure you'd like it even more than I do.
#16 Posted by BaconGames (3566 posts) -

Alright, I've removed the Civ 5 deal as it is no longer available. Also, shameless bump (sorry but this was two nights of work I'm not about to let go into oblivion).

#17 Edited by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -
NBA 2K11 going for ~$7 over at GamersGate. Offer expires in 6 hours or so.
#18 Posted by Pop (2650 posts) -

Lol!! on that interplay sale found a game called redneck rampage from 1998. I can't believe such a game name exists. Thanks for making this thread dude it's helpful.

#19 Posted by BaconGames (3566 posts) -

@Pop said:

Lol!! on that interplay sale found a game called redneck rampage from 1998. I can't believe such a game name exists. Thanks for making this thread dude it's helpful.

Personally Virtual Families is my favorite. How is that not asking for a Quick Look? Or at least Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch.

#20 Posted by The_Patriarch (282 posts) -

5 X-com games for 2½ quid over on Gamersgate.co.uk today.

#21 Posted by The_Patriarch (282 posts) -

Bumping this again, this time with Civ 5 on sale on Direct2drive. 20 Dollars or 10.75 pounds.

#22 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Shame a lot of people seem to have missed that $10 Civ 5 sale on Gamersgate. By far the best deal during these sales.

#23 Posted by ultimathule (65 posts) -

Earth 2150 Trilogy is $2.39 on GOG. 
 
It's a great RTS, tottaly worth it.

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