Weekend PC digital deals: $8 Dead Island GotY

This weekend's sales-o-rama includes Dead Island GotY for $8, Sleeping Dogs for $25, Mass Effect 3 for $15, Payday: The Heist for $5, Guild Wars 2 for $41, Metro 2033 for $4, and loads, loads more. And if you're looking for scary of spaceborne games, this is your lucky weekend.

This weekend's sales-o-rama includes Dead Island GotY for $8, Sleeping Dogs for $25, Mass Effect 3 for $15, Payday: The Heist for $5, Guild Wars 2 for $41, Metro 2033 for $4, and loads, loads more. And if you're looking for scary or spaceborne games, this is your lucky weekend. Here's our selection of this weekend's PC deals:


Mass Effect 3


  • Sleeping Dogs (Steam) - $24.99 (50% off) (Coupon code SQRLUVOC should take an additional $5 off)

Sleeping Dogs


Assassin's Creed Revelations

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Guild Wars 2


As well as regular discounts, GOG is running a so-called pay what you want sale on 32 Interplay games. Pay above 1¢ to get 8 games, above the average to get 20, and $34.99 or more for all 32.

The Witcher

Green Light Bundle

Pay what you want for a bundle of games hoping to get approved on Steam Greenlight. Pay at least $1 to get Pixel Blocked!, Omegalodon, and Starlaxis - Light Hunter. Go above $5 and you'll get Call of Cthullu: The Wasted Land, Dawn of Fantasy, Oniken, Perpetuum, General Conflict, and some DLC for Awesomenauts (but not the game itself). Do remember to vote them up on Greenlight if you like them.

Dawn of Fantasy

Green Man Gaming

GMG is also offering XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $44.99 (10% off) with either $5 cashback or $10 GMG credit. You can get 20% off almost everything with the voucher code GMG20-FXYD1-7WHP1, which you need to use for most of the prices below.

Metro 2033


Sword of the Stars II

Indie Gala

Pay what you want for Omegalodon, Praetorians, Majesty 2, and East India Company. Pay above the average price to also get Europa Universalis: Rome - Gold Edition, Knights of Honor, Elven Legacy, Hearts of Iron 3 Complete, and another three yet-unrevealed games. Most can be activated on Steam.

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

Indie Royale

Pay what you want for To the Moon, Oil Rush, Blackwell Deception, AVSEQ, and Reprisal, with some of their soundtracks too. Pay over $8 to get an album by Makeup and Vanity Set too.

To the Moon


As well as being on sale all weekend, Payday: The Heist is free for everyone to play until 1pm Pacific on Sunday. Click here to install it through Steam.

Payday: The Heist

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    October 19, 2012 1:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Weekend PC digital deals: $8 Dead Island GotY.

    This weekend's sales-o-rama includes Dead Island GotY for $8, Sleeping Dogs for $25, Mass Effect 3 for $15, Payday: The Heist for $5, Guild Wars 2 for $41, Metro 2033 for $4, and loads, loads more. And if you're looking for scary of spaceborne games, this is your lucky weekend.

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      October 19, 2012 1:30 PM

      thanks Alice, I know you put a lot of work in these posts and I always really appreciate them. <3

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        October 19, 2012 3:21 PM

        She's pretty much the best. Thanks Alice.

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        October 19, 2012 9:17 PM


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        October 20, 2012 2:12 AM

        These posts are handy. Do they get much for hits?

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          October 20, 2012 3:42 AM

          I honestly have no idea. I'm not very concerned with metrics, as I know I only write amazing posts about amazing things so if they don't 'do well' then it's the world that's sick.

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        October 20, 2012 5:38 AM

        Thanks again Alice.

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        October 20, 2012 2:00 PM

        You should get a commission on these!

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      October 19, 2012 1:34 PM

      Sleeping Dogs is freaking awesome. If you get it, don't forget the Hi-Res DLC Texture Pack!

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      October 19, 2012 1:39 PM

      How fun is dead Island? On a scale of $1-$8.

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        October 19, 2012 1:58 PM

        It is worth $40. $8 is a steal!

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        October 19, 2012 2:11 PM

        Buy it for $8, play the first 1/3rd of the game (stop once you hit the city). Great times will be had.

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        October 19, 2012 2:19 PM

        definitely worth way more than $8. play it with a 360 controller and analog melee combat

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        October 19, 2012 3:02 PM

        It's my surprise game of last year. Good melee combat.

      • Ebu legacy 10 years
        October 20, 2012 12:35 AM

        Having fun with it so far, but a couple of HUGE issues (mostly control-based):

        Thug zombies are annoying as fuck to fight melee. Fuck them.
        Movement and jumping are floaty.
        Weapons wear down way too quickly.
        The checkpoint system is broken. I drove across the island with a fucking cannister of gas, made the mistake of going through a "portal" (that was never properly explained), and it despawned my vehicle with the cannister. Had to redo the entire thing. Fuck that.
        It feels like every quest sends you to the exact opposite side of the island. So. Much. Walking.

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          October 20, 2012 7:11 AM

          Trick to fighting a thug is to whack him then back the fuck up fast.

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        October 20, 2012 6:40 AM


      • rms legacy 10 years mercury super mega
        October 21, 2012 11:32 AM

        It's astoundingly good, if you buy into the atmosphere. It also has a technical issue with 7.1 sound, you may have to play in stereo.

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      October 19, 2012 2:08 PM

      Oh, indiegala has Hearts of Iron 2 complete, not 3, dangit......

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      October 19, 2012 2:16 PM

      Darksiders II Season Pass for $4 is not a bad deal.

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      October 19, 2012 2:24 PM

      Please try Payday while it's free. Utterly looney game.

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        October 19, 2012 5:20 PM

        Payday is a fucking awesome game, I can't believe it doesn't get much shack love

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      October 19, 2012 2:31 PM

      How is Majesty 2?

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      October 19, 2012 3:12 PM

      Damn. Great time to be a gamer!

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      October 19, 2012 4:12 PM

      UK (maybe EU?) shackers can pick up Dead Island (vanilla) for £5 here -

      http://www.simplygames.com/info/19289/Dead-Island-CD-KEY-Download-PC (steam key)

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        October 20, 2012 4:26 AM

        They also have borderlands 2 for £13.99

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      October 19, 2012 5:38 PM

      Thanks again, Alice. However, I think you might be a little off on the GOG.com sale. It's pay what you want for the first eight games; pay above the average to get the next twelve also; and pay $35 to get the full GOG Interplay catalog. (I believe it's to the nearest dollar, so if the average is $14.15 you have to pay $15 to beat it.)

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        October 19, 2012 6:56 PM

        Oh, pleh. Thanks. I was in a bit of a hurry to finish up and go dancing, and my eyes glaze over a bit with these sliding-scale things,

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        October 20, 2012 12:08 AM

        No problem. They didn't make it very clear - I stared at the screen and scratched my head for a few minutes before I figured out just what I was buying.

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        October 20, 2012 2:36 AM

        You can actually click the dollar amount on the right which turns it into a field to edit. Also not really clear, but that way if you want to only pay the minimum needed for any given tier...

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      October 19, 2012 7:30 PM

      I'm so fucking broke, I woulda bought Dead Island and Sleeping Dogs in an instant... however I have complete faith in excellent thanksgiving/xmas sales... so alls well. Also, still got many games to play.

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        October 20, 2012 4:51 AM

        When you're not flat broke, put 20 or 40 or 100 dollars into your paypal account. Then when cash is tight, you can still maybe get something if there's a big sale.

        Also, when I get amazon gift certs, I don't use them all up at once. They never expire, so they pretty much buy most of my kindle books.

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      October 20, 2012 7:17 AM

      Has anyone played dawn of fantasy? That looks pretty interesting

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      October 22, 2012 3:43 AM

      I ended up buying Payday and it's DLC for $7.50, The Bard's Tale (with 3 original titles) for $2.50, Dead Island for $8, Alpha Protocol for $5, The Darkness 2 for $6 and Zombie Driver HD for $5.

      With good savings comes good games!

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