For gamers, after Christmas is often the dullest time of year. A combination of no new games of note due to be released for months and the frequent inability to play games that were rushed to market in time for Christmas half finished that are still waiting for post release patches.
However, it’s the perfect time to go back and find those games you missed over the last year at a bargain price, or maybe pick up an expansion pack for an old favourite.
Maybe pick up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, a fantastic revamp of one of the classics of gaming, currently half price if you know where to look.
I thought I’d review a few choice locations to find such a bargain.
For console gamers, you don’t have much choice other than checking your local game shops branches or websites to see if they’re running a promotion, but for PC you have a few more options.
This site tops my list because a large share of everything they sell goes to a different charity each month. To date they have raised in excess of £118,000,000 for charity!
The key feature of this site is the pay what you want bundles where you can pay from as little as £1 to as much as you like for the content of the bundles.
A great way to get a bargain and to support a charity at the same time.
In addition to this they also have a normal store which features a wide range of AAA titles and smaller studio developed games at big discounts.
Green Man Gaming
This site is an online store for all gaming platforms, which always boasts great deals and reduced prices even on new releases.
They currently have a huge selection of DLC (downloadable content) on sale for up to 73% off, including big names like Middle Earth: Shadow of War and Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris. Both fantastic games that I look forward to extending my gameplay with using these offers.
One of the biggest online market places for gaming in the world, with a huge range of games on fantastic deals.
The big difference with G2A is that you can also sell your old games with them too. Basically an online global version of your local game exchange!
You can also buy loot crates which contain games, skins and items for games and DLC’s.
You’re guaranteed a new random game at a fantastic price, however which game is up to luck of the draw.
No review of gaming online stores would be complete without Steam, the undisputed market leader, as most PC games use it to launch or sell the games and even if you bought the games digitally on another site, it usually is in the form of a Steam activation key code.
Steam continuously run sales on games with seasonal mega sales that frequently leave our poor debit cards feeling worn out.
I’m rather fond of their under £7 and under £4 games section and have played a lot of interesting and fun games I’ve found on those lists.
So get out there and find yourself a bargain to while away the slow months before the spring releases start arriving.