It’s the holiday season and you know what that means, clearance on video games!!! I rarely buy games at launch or at full price and usually wait until they are a year or so old and go on sale. Sales generally happen in the summer, fall, and winter hitting both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I scour Steam, the Ubisoft Store, EA, and other retailers to see what’s on sale and I usually make out with games at 50% off or more. This year is no exception.
The titles I picked up in the last couple of days are:
- Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019) – $20
- Hitman 2 – Gold Edition (2018) – $24
- Resident Evil 7 (2017) – $15
- Wolfenstein Youngblood (2019) – $20
- Two Steam controllers – last production run – $26, shipping included
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season’s Pass (2018) – $20
- Far Cry New Dawn (2019) – $16
- Call of Duty 4 Black Ops (2018) – $24
I’m really excited for all of these. Most are releases in game franchises that I’m already into like Wolfenstein Youngblood and Far Cry New Dawn. Resident Evil 2 Remake is supposed to be awesome and I believe it fixes the control issues on the PC that ruined the original port. Obviously the graphics are updated as well. Resident Evil 7 is also a pretty big deal, brining the franchise back to the Resident Evil 4 style, which I really enjoyed on Game Cube. I’ve always been a fan of the Hitman series, so Hitman 2 is a no-brainer.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is just a season’s pass but I’ve been waiting for it to drop in price for over a year. I believe they are finally done releasing all of the DLC content for it and I also get a copy of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, which should be super fun: colonial New England in high res!
Call of Duty 4 is the first game I’ve purchased from that franchise and I purchased it for a single reason: the Voyage of Despair zombie map. It’s zombies… on the Titanic! I don’t think I’ll even play the rest of the game but $24 is totally worth it for a huge Titanic map combined with zombies. Count. Me. In.
The final item I picked up are two Steam game controllers. They are very unique in that they have built in buttons, joysticks, and touch pads. They were designed by Valve to go with the Steam PCs released starting in 2013 and they are now obsolete. Valve will not manufacture any more and are clearing out inventory at a blowout 90% off or $5 each (plus shipping). I historically don’t like game controllers and prefer a keyboard and mouse but these were designed with PC gamers in mind… and they are $5. As a computer historian I bought one to use and one to never take out of the box. These suckers will be worth a ton in the future.
The timing of my birthday couldn’t be better – time off and some gifts for myself!