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With temperatures in the mid 90s expected for this weekend, I can’t say it really feels like summer is over where I live but the increased traffic during the morning and evening commutes is always my indicator that the summer is pretty much over.  While that can be a major bummer for some people (especially students), its not so bad for those of us who like to save money!

While back to school sales can save you a bundle on everything from laptops to furniture even if you aren’t going back to school, I found an end of summer sale that can score you some major savings on video games!

Now through September 1, 2014, Amazon is doing an End of Summer Sale which can score you up to 80% off on over 300 PC games and DLC!  Some of these are downloads while others are codes for getting the games on services like Origin and Steam but as far as I can tell, there are no physical games that are part of this sale, just digital versions.

Below is the massive list of games and DLC that is part of the sale including the sale price and percentage off of the normal price so you get an idea of just how good of a deal you are getting.  There are tons of great games that stand out to me that I would recommend picking up like Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection, Battlefield 4, The Batman Arkham games, Supreme Commander 2 and RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum just to name a few.

Let me know in the comments below which games/DLC you pick up in this great sale!

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1 PLEX: EVE Online [Instant Access] – $17.95 (10% off)
12 PLEX: EVE Online [Instant Access] – $188.94 (10% off)
2 PLEX: EVE Online [Instant Access] – $31.48 (10% off)
6 PLEX: EVE Online [Instant Access] – $94.46 (10% off)
Ace of Spades: Battle Builder [Online Game Code] – $3.74 (75% off)
Alpha Protocol [Online Game Code] – $2.99 (80% off)
Another World 20th Anniversary – $1.49 (85% off)
ATV Fever – $2.49 (50% off)
ATV Quad Kings – $2.49 (50% off)
Batman Arkham Asylum – $9.99 (50% off)
Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
Batman Arkham City – $9.99 (50% off)
Batman Arkham City GOTY [Download] – $4.99 (75% off)
Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
Batman Mega Bundle [Online Game Code] – $22.50 (75% off)
Batman: Arkham Origins [Online Game Code] – $7.49 (75% off)
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
Battlefield 4 [Instant Access] – $14.99 (50% off)
Battlefield 4 [Online Game Code] – $14.99 (50% off)
Battlefield 4 Premium Service [Online Game Code] – $37.49 (25% off)
Battlefield 4 Premium Service [Instant Access] – $37.49 (25% off)
Battlefield 4 The Ultimate Shortcut Bundle [Instant Access] – $34.99 (30% off)
Battlestations Midway – $3.74 (75% off)
Battlestations Pacific – $7.49 (50% off)
Battlestations: Midway – $2.79 (60% off)
Battlestations: Pacific – $3.59 (60% off)
Binary Domain [Download] – $3.74 (75% off)
BioShock – $9.99 (50% off)
BioShock 2 – $4.99 (75% off)
Borderlands 2 – $6.66 (67% off)
Borderlands 2 Game of the Year – $19.99 (50% off)
Borderlands 2 Season Pass – $14.99 (50% off)
Borderlands 2 Season Pass (Mac) – $14.99 (50% off)
Borderlands Game of the Year Edition – $7.50 (75% off)
Borderlands GOTY – $7.49 (75% off)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – $9.99 (50% off)
Call of Duty War Chest – $14.99 (50% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II – $29.99 (50% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Digital Deluxe Edition – $39.99 (50% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass – $24.99 (50% off)
Call of Duty: Ghost Gold Edition [Online Game Code] – $29.99 (50% off)
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass – $24.99 (50% off)
Carcasonne – $4.99 (50% off)
Chronicles of Witches & Warlocks – $5.00 (50% off)
Cities in Motion [Download] – $4.99 (75% off)
Cities in Motion Collection – $12.49 (75% off)
Cities in Motion II [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
Civilization IV – $4.99 (75% off)
Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword – $2.50 (75% off)
Civilization IV: Colonization – $4.99 (75% off)
Civilization IV: Warlords – $1.25 (75% off)
Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection [Instant Access] – $5.00 (75% off)
Command and Conquer The Ultimate Collection [Online Game Code] – $5.00 (75% off)
Commander: Conquest of Americas – $1.99 (80% off)
Commander: Conquest of Americas – Pirate Treasure Chest – $1.24 (75% off)
Commander: Conquest of the Americas – Colonial Navy (Expansion) [Download] – $1.24 (75% off)
Commander: Conquest of the Americas – Colonial Navy [Online Game Code] – $1.24 (75% off)
Company of Heroes 2 [Download] – $9.99 (75% off)
Company of Heroes 2 Digital Collectors Edition [Download] – $19.99 (75% off)
Crusader Kings Complete – $2.49 (75% off)
Crusader Kings II: Collection – $31.93 (75% off)
Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India – $5.99 (60% off)
Crysis Trilogy [Online Game Code] – $20.00 (60% off)
Cursed Mountain – $2.49 (50% off)
Dead Island – $7.49 (50% off)
Dead Island Blood Bath Arena DLC – $4.99 (50% off)
Dead Island DLC 2 – Ryder White – $4.99 (50% off)
Dead Island Epidemic: Contagion Pack [Online Game Code] – $22.49 (50% off)
Dead Island Epidemic: DEADicated Pack [Online Game Code] – $19.99 (50% off)
Dead Island Epidemic: Patient Zero Pack [Online Game Code] – $8.49 (50% off)
Dead Island Game of the Year (GOTY) + DLCs – $9.99 (50% off)
Dead Island Gamer Pack [Online Game Code] – $14.99 (75% off)
Dead Island Riptide Complete Edition – $9.99 (50% off)
Dead Island Riptide: Fashion Victim DLC – $0.99 (51% off)
Dead Island Riptide: Survivor Pack DLC – $2.49 (50% off)
Dead Island Upgrade Pack – $4.99 (50% off)
Deadly Puzzles: Toymaker – $5.00 (50% off)
Deer Hunt Legends – $3.99 (60% off)
Defenders of Ardania Collection – $0.74 (75% off)
Demon Hunter Chronicles from Beyond Untold Story Deluxe Edition PC – $4.00 (60% off)
Deus Ex Director’s Cut – $7.99 (60% off)
Deus Ex: HR Director’s Cut – $7.99 (60% off)
Deus Ex: HR GOTY – $2.79 (60% off)
Deus Ex: HR Invisible Wars – $2.79 (60% off)
Deus Ex: HR The Fall – $3.99 (60% off)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Ultimate Edition – $9.99 (50% off)
Don’t Die Pack [Online Game Code] – $22.99 (76% off)
Dungeon Siege [Download] – $2.79 (60% off)
Dungeon Siege 3 [Download] – $5.99 (60% off)
Dungeon Siege II [Download] – $2.79 (60% off)
Dungeon Siege III – Treasures of the Sun [Download] – $2.79 (60% off)
Dungeonland – $1.99 (80% off)
Emergency 2012 – $14.99 (50% off)
Emergency 2013 – $14.99 (50% off)
Emergency 2014 – $4.99 (50% off)
Empire: Total War Gold Edition – $27.98 (30% off)
Ethan Meteor Hunter – $2.96 (70% off)
Europa Universalis IV Extreme Edition – $11.24 (75% off)
EVE Online Core Starter Pack [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
FIFA 14 [Instant Access] – $10.00 (50% off)
FIFA 14 [Online Game Code] – $10.00 (50% off)
Finding Teddy – $3.49 (50% off)
Five Nights at Freddy’s [Download] – $3.98 (20% off)
Front Mission Evolved – $3.99 (60% off)
Front Mission Last Stand – $1.99 (60% off)
Gobliiins Trilogy – $0.74 (85% off)
Grand Theft Auto – San Andreas – $3.75 (75% off)
Grand Theft Auto – Vice City – $2.50 (75% off)
Grand Theft Auto 3 – $2.50 (75% off)
Grand Theft Auto IV – $5.00 (75% off)
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete – $6.00 (80% off)
Grand Theft Auto Vice City – $2.50 (75% off)
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City – $5.00 (75% off)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Mac) – $3.75 (75% off)
Gravity – $2.49 (50% off)
GTA Trilogy – $7.50 (75% off)
Gummy Bears Magical Medallion – $1.49 (63% off)
Gummy Bears MiniGolf – $1.49 (63% off)
Hitman Absolution – $7.99 (60% off)
Hitman taking care of business pack – $23.97 (60% off)
Hitman taking care of business pack – $23.97 (60% off)
Hitman: Absolution – Elite Edition – $17.48 (30% off)
Horse Lovers Compendium 5-Pack – $3.00 (80% off)
House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets Collector’s Edition – $2.50 (75% off)
IGT Cleopatra’s Paradise [Download] – $8.00 (80% off)
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition [Online Game Code] – $7.49 (75% off)
Irem Arcade Hits – $2.24 (85% off)
Iron Front Liberation 1944 – $9.99 (50% off)
Iron Front Libreration 1944 D-Day DLC – $4.99 (50% off)
Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters – $4.99 (50% off)
Jet Set Radio [Online Game Code] – $0.99 (80% off)
Just Cause – $2.79 (60% off)
Just Cause 2 – $5.99 (60% off)
Kill the Bad Guy – $9.73 (35% off)
Killer is Dead – Nightmare Edition [Online Game Code] – $9.99 (50% off)
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Digital Deluxe Edition – $3.74 (75% off)
Krypton egg – $0.74 (85% off)
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition  – $6.00 (80% off)
Lara Croft GoL – $3.99 (60% off)
LEGO Batman [Download] – $4.99 (75% off)
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
Little Big Adventure – $0.89 (85% off)
Little Big Adventure 2 – $0.89 (85% off)
Living Legends: Ice Rose – $1.00 (80% off)
Lost Horizon – $4.99 (50% off)
Magicka Collection – $9.99 (75% off)
Majesty 2 Collection – $6.79 (66% off)
Manhunt 2 – $3.75 (75% off)
Max Payne – $2.50 (75% off)
Max Payne 2 – The Fall of Payne – $2.50 (75% off)
Max Payne 3 – $5.00 (75% off)
Mechanic Escape – $2.49 (50% off)
Metro : Last Light – Faction Pack DLC – $2.49 (50% off)
Metro 2033 – $2.99 (80% off)
Metro Last Light DLC Chronicles Pack – $1.24 (75% off)
Metro Last Light: Ranger Mode DLC – $1.24 (75% off)
Metro: Last Light – Developer Pack DLC – $0.99 (75% off)
Metro: Last Light – Developer Pack DLC (Mac) – $0.99 (75% off)
Metro: Last Light – Season Pass – $3.74 (75% off)
Metro: Last Light Complete Edition [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
Metro: Last Light Complete Edition Upgrade Pack [Online Game Code] – $2.49 (75% off)
Metro: Last Light RPK Weapon DLC – $0.24 (76% off)
Monday Night Combat – $0.99 (80% off)
Monster Minis Extreme Off-Road – $2.49 (69% off)
Murdered Soul Suspect – $24.99 (50% off)
My Riding Stables 2: Life with Horses – $1.40 (80% off)
Mystery Masters: Amber’s Tales: The Isle of Dead Ships Platinum Edition – $7.50 (50% off)
Mystery Masters: New Adventures [Download] – $6.75 (75% off)
Mystery Masters: Space Legends: At the Edge of the Universe Deluxe – $5.00 (50% off)
Mystery Tales: The Lost Hope Collector’s Edition PC – $7.00 (50% off)
Nail’d – $2.49 (50% off)
Napoleon: Total War – Gold Edition – $20.57 (30% off)
Napoleon: Total War [Online Game Code] – $3.74 (75% off)
Napoleon: Total War Collection [Download] – $7.49 (75% off)
Narco Terror – $4.99 (50% off)
Naval War: Arctic Circle – $4.99 (75% off)
NBA 2K14 – $6.00 (80% off)
Need For Speed Rivals [Online Game Code] – $12.00 (70% off)
Need for Speed Rivals: [Instant Access] – $12.00 (70% off)
Nicky Boom 1 & 2 – $0.74 (85% off)
Nights in Dreams [Download] – $1.99 (80% off)
Paradox Grand Strategy Pack – $33.97 (66% off)
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare [Instant Access] – $20.00 (33% off)
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare [Online Game Code] – $20.00 (33% off)
Portal of Evil Collector’s Edition – $7.50 (50% off)
Puddle [Download] – $3.99 (50% off)
Puddle [Online Game Code] – $3.99 (50% off)
Raiden Legacy MAC – $1.49 (85% off)
Raiden Legacy PC – $1.49 (85% off)
Raptor : Call of the Shadow – 2010 Edition – $0.74 (85% off)
Red Baron History – $1.49 (85% off)
Ride to Hell Retribution – $4.99 (50% off)
Ride to Hell: Retribution – Cook´s Mad Recipe DLC – $0.99 (51% off)
Risen – $4.99 (50% off)
Risen – $4.99 (50% off)
Risen 2 – $9.99 (50% off)
Risen 2 Bundle [Online Game Code] – $14.99 (50% off)
Risen 2: Dark Waters – A Pirate’s Clothes DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Risen 2: Dark Waters – The Air Temple DLC – $4.99 (50% off)
Risen 2: Dark Waters – Treasure Isle DLC – $4.99 (50% off)
Risen bundle [Online Game Code] – $14.98 (50% off)
Risen Franchise Pack [Download] – $9.99 (75% off)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum – $4.99 (75% off)
Rome: Total War – Alexander – $3.48 (30% off)
Rome: Total War – Gold Edition – $13.79 (50% off)
Rush for Berlin Gold – $2.49 (50% off)
Sacred 2 Gold – $4.99 (75% off)
Sacred Citadel – $2.49 (75% off)
Sacred Citadel – Jungle Hunt – $0.49 (76% off)
Sacred Franchise Pack [Online Game Code] – $7.49 (75% off)
Saints Row 2 – $4.99 (50% off)
Saints Row Franchise Pack [Online Game Code] – $37.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – $9.99 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Anime Pack DLC [Online Game Code] – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row IV – Bling Bling Pack [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Brady Games Pack [Online Game Code] – $0.49 (51% off)
Saints Row IV – College Daze Pack [Online Game Code] – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row IV – Commander in Chief Pack [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Dubsteb Gun (Remix) Pack DLC [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Elements of Destruction Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Enter The Dominatrix – $1.74 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Game On Pack [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Gamestop Warped Weapon Challenge [Online Game Code] – $0.49 (51% off)
Saints Row IV – GAT V – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Hey Ash Whatcha Playin? Pack [Online Game Code] – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row IV – How the Saints Save Christmas [Online Game Code] – $1.74 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Pirate´s Booty Pack [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Stone Age Pack DLC [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Super Saints Pack [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – The Rectifier DLC [Online Game Code] – $0.49 (51% off)
Saints Row IV – Volition Comic Pack [Online Game Code] – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row IV – Wild West Pack – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV – Zinyak Attack Pack DLC – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row IV Season Pass [Online Game Code] – $2.49 (50% off)
Saints Row IV: Child´s Play Pack [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Saint’s Row the Third – Bloodsucker DLC Pack – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row the Third – Explosive Combat DLC Pack – $0.99 (51% off)
Saint’s Row the Third – Funtime! DLC Pack – $1.49 (50% off)
Saint’s Row the Third – Gangstas in Space DLC Pack – $1.74 (50% off)
Saint’s Row the Third – Genkibowl VII DLC Pack – $1.74 (50% off)
Saint’s Row the Third – Money Shot DLC Pack – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row the Third – The Full Package – $9.99 (50% off)
Saint’s Row the Third – The Trouble with Clones DLC Pack – $3.49 (50% off)
Saints Row the Third – Warrior DLC Pack – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row the Third – Z Style DLC Pack – $0.99 (51% off)
Saints Row: The Third – $7.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – Invincible Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – Maximum Pleasure Pack – $1.74 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – Saints Purple Ops Pack – $1.74 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – Season Pass DLC – $2.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – Shark Attack Pack DLC – $0.99 (51% off)
Saint’s Row: The Third – Tricks and Treats Pack – $1.99 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third Genki Girl Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third Horror Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third Nyte Blayde Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third Penthouse Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third Special Ops Vehicle Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third Witches and Wieners Pack DLC – $1.49 (50% off)
Scribblenauts Unmasked [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (75% off)
Secret Files – Tunguska – $4.99 (50% off)
Secret Files 2 – Puritas Cordis – $4.99 (50% off)
Secret Files 3 – $9.99 (50% off)
Secret Files Franchise Pack [Download] – $19.99 (50% off)
Secret Files: Sam Peters – $4.99 (50% off)
Sega Sporty Pack [Online Game Code] – $4.88 (90% off)
Ship Simulator Extremes – $4.99 (75% off)
Sid Meier’s Railroads – $4.99 (50% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Complete – $1.25 (75% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV – $5.00 (75% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization – $5.00 (75% off)
Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition – $7.50 (75% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V – $6.00 (80% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World – $10.00 (67% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings – $10.00 (67% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition – $25.00 (50% off)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition [Online Game Code] – $24.99 (50% off)
Silmarils Collection – $2.24 (85% off)
SimCity – Standard (Online Game Code) (Mac) – $15.00 (50% off)
SimCity – Standard Edition [Download] – $15.00 (50% off)
SimCity [Instant Access] – $15.00 (50% off)
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition [Online Game Code] – $9.99 (50% off)
SimCity Cities of Tomorrow [Online Game Code] – $10.00 (50% off)
SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow (Mac) [Online Game Code] – $10.00 (50% off)
SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow [Instant Access] – $10.00 (50% off)
Sleeping Dogs – $7.99 (60% off)
Small Town Terrors: Pilgrim’s Hook CE – $7.50 (50% off)
Sonic CD [Download] – $1.24 (75% off)
Sonic Everywhere Pack [Online Game Code] – $12.29 (90% off)
Sonic Generations [Download] – $5.99 (80% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 [Download] – $2.49 (75% off)
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 [Download] – $3.74 (75% off)
Star Wars The Old Republic: 5500 Cartel Coins + Exclusive Item [Online Game Code] – $34.99 (13% off)
Super Panda Adventures – $1.99 (50% off)
Supreme Commander 2 – $5.19 (60% off)
Sword of the Stars II – $3.99 (80% off)
The 11th Hour – $2.99 (50% off)
The 7th Guest – $2.99 (50% off)
The Humans – $2.49 (50% off)
The Movies: Superstar Edition – $4.99 (75% off)
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct – $12.49 (75% off)
The World Legends: Kashchey The Immortal – $5.00 (50% off)
Thief – $15.99 (60% off)
Thief – $14.99 (50% off)
Thief Gold – $2.79 (60% off)
Thief II – $2.79 (60% off)
Titanfall [Instant Access] – $20.00 (50% off)
Titanfall [Online Game Code] – $20.00 (50% off)
Tomb Raider – $7.99 (60% off)
Tomb Raider – $7.99 (60% off)
Tomb Raider – $11.98 (40% off)
Tomb Raider GOTY – $11.99 (60% off)
Tomb Raider Underworld – $4.99 (75% off)
Tony Hawk PS HD – $2.49 (75% off)
Total War Grand Master Collection [Download] – $39.99 (76% off)
Total War Master Collection [Download] – $22.49 (75% off)
Total War: Rome II [Download] – $20.29 (66% off)
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – $12.49 (75% off)
Transformers: War for Cybertron – $4.99 (75% off)
Tropico 4: Captain of Industry DLC Pack [Online Game Code] – $4.94 (55% off)
Tropico 4: Dash for Growth DLC Pack [Online Game Code] – $4.94 (55% off)
Tropico 4: Gold Edition – $17.49 (50% off)
Tropico 4: State of Emergency DLC Pack [Online Game Code] – $4.94 (55% off)
Viking Battle for Asgard [Download] – $3.74 (75% off)
Who Wants To be A Millionaire: Special Editions – Movie DLC [Online Game Code] – $1.49 (50% off)
Who Wants To be A Millionaire: Special Editions [Online Game Code] – $4.99 (50% off)
Wildlife Park Tycoon – $2.00 (80% off)
XCOM Enemy Unknown: Elite Edition -40% off SRP (B00CIY9MFK) – $20.98 (40% off)
XCOM Enemy Unknown: The Complete Edition – $25.00 (50% off)
XCOM Enemy Within  – $11.99 (60% off)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – $10.00 (67% off)
XCOM: Enemy Within – $10.00 (67% off)

[Source:  Amazon]

Steam LogoTo be honest, I’m not sure if I really want to think about how much money I have spent on video games over the last 24 years. I’d say tens of thousands of dollars would not be an unreasonable guess but I really don’t have a clue.  I own nearly every console and handheld made in the last 24 years not to mention more games for each of them than I can even think of!  That’s not even counting my addiction to PC gaming which is where most of my gaming takes place these days.  Not counting games that I have on CDs and various digital downloads, I have 141 games on Steam alone!

While I am quite proud of my collection of video games, there is something I am even more proud of, the fact that I am buying games than ever these days but paying less than I ever have!

How am I managing that when its not uncommon for games to cost $60 these days and that’s not even counting cool collectors editions that and easily push the price over $100?

Well, I am going to share with you all of the tips and tricks I have picked up over the years on how I save a lot of money on video games while having more fun than ever!

  1. Check local circulars

    When there is a game you have been waiting for that you must have the moment it comes out, you are usually going to end up paying full price but that isn’t always the case. The week of a game’s release, check out the circulars for all of the big box stores near you that are likely to carry it like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and others. I often find that the week a game goes on sale, there will be at least one store that has the game for $5 or even $10 cheaper than everywhere else. Sometimes rather than just knocking a few bucks off of the price, they will give you like a $10 gift card with the purchase of the game which is basically as good as cash and you can use that card for your next gaming purchase. Some retailers, even online like Amazon will offer discounts or gift cards like that when you pre-order a game so make sure to look for those deals too!

  2. Steam Sales

    Steam

    Steam

    Steam is my personal favorite method of picking up a ton of pc games for very little money. Valve usually runs several major sales throughout the year like the Steam Summer Sale (during the summer) and the Steam Holiday Sale (end of December into early January) where you can pick of single games or entire collections of games from publishers or franchises for as much as 95% off! These aren’t just old titles either, these tend to be the big new titles that are often major game of the year contenders. While most games are discounted to some extent throughout the entire sale which usually lasts a couple of weeks, there are daily deals which tend to cut those discounts a lot lower and flash sales which happen every 8 hours which are often just as good so make sure to check back often when they have a sale going!

    Of course you don’t have to wait for a major sale to pick up a good bargain on Steam because they also have daily deals, weekend deals, mid-week deals and others that are running all the time and they are a great way to pick up some fantastic games on the cheap! Also, they occasionally have weekends where you can play a game for free (usually the multiplayer part of the game) and then it is also on sale if you like it enough that you decide to buy it. If you are a pc gamer, Steam is like heaven!

  3. The Humble Bundle

    The Humble Bundle

    The Humble Bundle

    The popular Humble Bundle is another fantastic way to pick up a bunch of games for an incredibly cheap price. The Humble Bundle is unique in that it lets you name your own price, get some great games and help out various charities all at the same time. To give you an example, right now they are selling 4 Android games for whatever you want to pay for them. If you pay more than the average of what people are paying for them ($3.69 as of the time that I wrote this), you get an additional 2 games. Also, you get to decide how your money is split up between the developers, Humble Bundle and whatever charities they happen to be donating to at the time (for the sale as of the time of this writing that would be the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Child’s Play charity, both fantastic organizations). The games range from PC games to mobile games so there should be something for everybody at some point. So, if you are looking to score some cool games for cheap and want that warm and fuzzy feeling you get you when you help out great charities, then you should definitely check out Humble Bundle!
  4. Reddit’s Game Deals Subreddit

    One of the best ways to find out about great deals on video games is to check out Reddit’s Game Deals subreddit. The members there are usually on top of great sales all over the internet and in big box stores for great gaming deals that can range from free shipping to free games! I highly recommend checking out that subreddit at least once a day because you never know what kind of crazy deals those guys are going to post and I have picked up some fantastic games based on the sales they highlight and the recommendations of the people posting in the comments.

  5. Xbox Gold and Playstation Plus deals

    There are some people that balk at the idea of paying a subscription fee of $50 every year for things like Xbox Gold and PlayStation Plus but in the long run, they are more than worth in terms of what they will save you. Each premium subscriptions offers discounts for various titles (which changes all the time) that can be quite substantial. For example, as of the time of this writing, if you are an Xbox Live Gold member, you can get the digital download of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for $40 instead of the usual $60. I don’t pay as much attention to Xbox so I’m not sure how often their sales change, but with PlayStation, their sales change weekly. Often the sales will be available for non-premium members too but the discounts won’t be near as good. However, that is not the best part of getting one of these subscriptions (which you can occasionally find on sale for as low as $30 from various big box stores and online retailers), the best part is the free games! Both services let you download various free games every month which is where subscriptions to these services really show their value. For $50 a year, you can end up with probably around $1000 worth of free games!

  6. Ebay

    I’m generally not one to recommend buying games on Ebay as I have had bad experiences with broken stuff and bad sellers in the past, however, if you are looking for deals on retro games, this is exactly the place to look! While I love shopping in used video game stores because you never know what old NES or SNES gem you my find in them, if they are a more sought after game, they tend to ask prices close to their original retail price which is crazy. You would be amazed at what kind of deals you can score on Ebay in comparison! For example, a few years ago, my local used game store had a copy of the original Final Fantasy on the NES which I really wanted because I loved the game as a kid and no longer have it. Well, they wanted $45 for it which I thought was a little crazy considering there was no box or maps or other paperwork with it. Had they had all of that and it had been in good condition, I would have definitely paid that but no way would I pay that for just the cartridge. So, I went home on and got on Ebay and found the game, with the box and paperwork (kind of falling apart and laminated so not mint but still ok) for just $20. So don’t be afraid to search Ebay as you can score some great deals on there too!

  7. Used Games

    Speaking of old games, don’t be afraid of buying a used game to save a few bucks so long as the place you buy it from has some sort of return policy in case it doesn’t work. I can’t say I do much of this myself as I generally don’t trust how previous owners take care of things however you can save a few bucks off of retail if you don’t mind going used. Personally, I would recommend going used for cartridge games like NES, SNES, Genesis and handheld games because those tend to be stronger and can take abuse a whole lot better than disks (I’d give anything for consoles to go back to cartridges but that is a post for a different blog at a different time) so there is a little less risk involved in my opinion. Just keep in mind that somebody may have sold a game for reasons other than they just didn’t like it so be careful.

  8. Wait until the price drops

    Finally, another great way to save a few bucks is to just wait a while for the price of a game to drop. The prices of games always drop as time goes on, some more than others so depending on the type of game, it can really be worth it to wait. Perhaps the best example I can think of is sports games like Madden where they come out with a new version every year. Instead of buying it the day it comes out, buy it around the time of the following year’s release and instead of paying $60 for the game, you are likely to end up paying $20 or $30. You may be a year behind but other than fully updated rosters, you won’t be missing much as those games don’t tend to change much over the years which is why I only buy them like once every 4 or 5 years. However, there is one thing to beware of, especially with EA games like Madden in that they have the customer infuriating habit of killing off the multiplayer servers after just a year or two (I’ve been bit by this several times myself which is why I generally avoid games from EA whenever possible) so that is something to keep in mind if you decide to wait and buy a game when it gets cheaper.

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