By EquitasInvictus 5 Comments
With everyone scratching their heads as to when the heck Steam's summer sales are going to start, I've noticed a lot of threads about sales on Amazon's sales. Not until I checked Amazon myself did I realize how extensive the digital end of the Amazon sale was. They virtually subverted the coming of the Steam summer sale and had their own! Not only that, but Amazon's digital distribution end makes it very easy to bring games to Steam! For those who need help getting their digital Amazon purchases on Steam, I'll have a little guide at the bottom of the laundry list.
So, PC gamers, I hope you have your credit cards ready, because Amazon is offering "Digital Games Best Deals of July: New Discounts All Month Long!"
This laundry list is going to feature what I figure most people will be interested in. I'll first break them down to price ranges (under $10, etc.) and then those lists will be broken down alphabetically. Especially killer deals will be highlighted in asterisks' braced **bold**. For those especially wary about saving money, I included that information, too, for whatever reason.
Note: If the titles aren't bold, then they probably exist elsewhere on the list in a pack that might save you more money, if that's your thing.
Battlefield 2 Collection ($5.00, you save $14.99)
Battlefield Bad Company 2 ($5.00 you save $14.99)
**Binary Domain** ($9.99 , you save $30.00)
**Bioshock Dual Pack** ($7.49, you save $32.49)
**Borderlands GOTY Edition** ($7.49, you save $22.50)
Call of Duty MW2 ($9.99, you save $10.00)
**Crusader Kings II** ($9.99, you save $30.00)
**Dragon Age Pack **[Origins & DA2] ($9.99, you save $39.99)
Duke Nukem Forever & DLC ($7.99, you save $31.98)
EA Niche Bundle [Including Shank 2, Gatling Gears, & Warp] ($9.89 you save $20.08)
Grand Theft Auto IV ($9.99, you save $10.00)
LA Noire ($9.99, you save $10.00)
Max Payne 2 ($4.99, you save $5.00)
**"Oh So Fine" Double Fine Bundle** [Costume Quest, PsychoNauts, & Stacking] ($9.99, you save $29.98)
The Sims 3 ($9.99, you save $20.00)
**Square Enix Ultimate Bundle** [Just Cause 2, Kane & Lynch 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Supreme Commander 2, & Tomb Raider Underworld] ($7.49 you save $87.46) !!!
Spore / Spore Galactic Adventures ($4.99 you save $15.00)
The Stronghold Collection ($9.99, you save $10.00)
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - Gold Ed. ($7.49, you save $22.50)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine ($7.49, you save $22.50)
**X-COM Collection** ($2.99, you save $12.00)
**2k Strategy Pack** [Civ 4, 5 and ALL Strongholds] ($19.99, you save $79.98)
**2k Shooter Pack** [DNF & BioShock 1, 2] ($19.99, you save $89.95)
Civilization 5 GOTY Ed. ($24.99, you save $25.00)
**The Darkness II** ($12.49, you save $37.50)
**Rockstar Classics** [Bully, GTA:VC, GTA:SA, Max Payne 2, Midnight Club 2] ($14.99, you save $44.96)
Sega Sonic Bundle [Sonic CD, Sonic 4 Episodes 1 & 2] ($12.49, you save $17.48)
Sega Awesome Pack [pretty much all Genesis games] ($12.49, you save $45.48)
**Spec-Ops: The Line** ($24.99, you save $25.00)
Syndicate ($14.99, you save $15.00)
**Paradox Games Bundle** ($19.99, you save $125.88) *there's also a "mini," Plentiful Paradox Package, $12.40)
Over $25, but "On Sale," Nonetheless
Battlefield 3 ($35.99, you save $23.96)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ($29.99, you save $30.00)
Max Payne 3 ($39.99, you save $20.00)
Total War Bundle ($29.99, you save $104.93)
Find one of these games cheaper elsewhere?
Do a duder a favor and post a reply stating where so you can help fellow Bombers mitigate the hole in their wallet caused by this sale. I'll edit and indicate accordingly where Amazon isn't the best deal, digitally.
This is great, but how do I get these digital games on Steam (or Origin)?
First, *THIS IS IMPORTANT*, make sure you're shopping in the right place, as in Amazon's Game Downloads section, http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=dsvrt_myd_store_games?node=979455011 . I don't think anyone here would make that mistake, but I just wanted to reiterate for good measure.
Anyway, after you click "Buy and Download" and afterwards "Complete Purchase," instead of pressing the download prompt in the next page, find the link below that says "Only need product keys?" and you should be taken to the page Your Account >>> Your Games and Software Library, with a list of your purchased games and their respective product codes. Copy the product code.
Finally, open up Steam, and under the Games menu click "Activate a Product on Steam," then next, then "Agree," and paste your product code. Viola! (Note: I am not certain if all games are redeemable on Steam, but most should be!)
Oh, and if you're wondering, today alone I bought the X-Com Collection, Binary Domain (shout-out, reppin' the year of the BO-), and the Total War: Shogun 2 expansion pack.
Happy summertime gaming!