Steam is having a very special sale right now that discounts a bevy of games you may be interested in. Among the discounted games is the eerie story-driven exploration game Dear Esther, the extremely emotional adventure game Gone Home, and Alan Wake. It just so happens that we’re a few episodes away from finishing up a playthrough of Remedy’s fantastic supernatural horror game — you can watch them here.
As the end of 2013 draws to a close and the holiday season goes into full swing, Image Comics has been topping the charts on many “Best of 2013” lists. As a thank you to their readers for their support, Image is offering $1 off your entire cart purcahse from 10 a.m. to midnight PST on Friday December 6. Head to www.imagecomics.com and use the promo code 1OFFDEC13. READ MORE
Is there a better way to cap off our annual Black Friday Chopping List than with sweet, sweet video game deals? The answer is no, because science has proven time and time again that gaming is roughly 86% more beneficial to your psyche and your sex life than movies, music and comics. Teams of science-loving nerds have done studies that prove taking advantage of the incredible video game sales that we’re inundated with around this time of year will increase your chances of being happy by 5,000%! Go science!
In related news, almost all of the above is entirely untrue. Video games aren’t more important than movies or comics — though I think we can all agree they’re way more important than music (take that, Jonny B!). Head past the break for all the video game deals you can possibly handle.
Over the next two week, Humble Bundle is hosting a sale on select WB Games titles, including F.E.A.R. 2, F.E.A.R. 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel, Arkham City, among others. At the time of this writing, you can grab Arkham Asylum’s Game of the Year Edition, Lord of the Rings: War in the North and both F.E.A.R. games for a paltry $4.63. If you pay more than that you’ll also get Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition and Scribblenauts Unlimited.
Not a bad deal, especially since I hear Batman: Arkham Origins isn’t all that great. If that’s not sufficient enough motivation, a portion of the proceeds will aid the We Can Be Heroes charity, which raises awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Steam’s Summer Sale is an annual extravaganza that many of us look forward to every year, even though it always leaves us with anemic wallets and a virtual pile of video games we may never get to. Even still, we come back, every year, looking for more. Today, Steam launched an equally as impressive Halloween sale that brings with it some fantastic discounts on a wide selection of horror — and horror adjacent — games, including Saw, Slender: The Arrival, Silent Hill: Homecoming, the Amnesia series, Resident Evil 5, 6 and Revelations, among many others.
Today, it was confirmed that developer Red Barrels is currently hard at work on DLC for Outlast, a game that is, so far, my favorite horror game of the year. It’s absolutely terrifying and while I’m excited to return to Mount Massive Asylum, I’ll admit that part of me is dreading a return to those fear-filled halls. So far, all we know about this DLC is it will follow a different protagonist — I think we can all agree that Miles Upshur has had enough — as well as a brand new story-line. We’ll find out more when the expansion is officially revealed on Halloween.
If you haven’t gotten your hands on this horrifying game, now is the best time to do so as it’s currently 75% off on the Red Barrels website. If you buy it there you’ll get the discount, a DRM-free version of Outlast, a Steam key and the soundtrack. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.
This weekend, publisher Deep Silver is holding a massive weekend-long Steam sale that means you can grab their entire library for crazy cheap — for 33-75% off — including Dead Island: Riptide for $20.09, Saints Row IV for $33.49 and Metro: Last Light for $26.79. That’s just a small taste of the discounts they’ll be offering until October 28th — you can see the full list here.
In celebration of what I think we can all agree is the best holiday ever, Game Music Bundle is selling soundtracks from 14 horror games, including Amnesia, Dead Space, Penumbra and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for real cheap. You can get four soundtracks for a dollar or all of them for $10. I’ve been looking for something new to listen to this month so I went ahead and grabbed them all and you can too.
Like getting your horror games on the cheap? It’s pretty great, right? The PlayStation Store’s Sale of the Dead kicks off today, bringing with it a myriad awesome deals on all things horror — movies, TV, games, DLC, whatever you like. They’re practically giving away games with some up to 65% off, or if you’re a PS Plus subscriber, up to 80% off. Check out the full list of deals for the first week after the jump.
Capcom is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a gargantuan sale that brings with it discounts on their entire Steam library. Among the newly discounted games are Resident Evil 5 for $4.99, Resident Evil 6 for $19.99, DmC: Devil May Cry for $24.99, Dead Rising 2 for $9.99, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record for $14.99 and Resident Evil: Revelations for $24.99, among others. You can find the full list here.
ComiXology is having a massive digital sale on all issues of “The Walking Dead” from Oct 8th thru Oct 14th as a means of celebrating the milestone 10th Anniversary of the series. The first 114 issues, including most recent issues, are all up for for .99 cents each, plus Volumes 1-18 are on sale too. If you have been a bad zombie fan and haven’t read a single issue, you can snag “The Walking Dead” #1-114 Bundle for only $99. That is a helluva good price. READ MORE
Online games retailer GOG.com is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a week-long “High 5″ promotion that cuts the price of a bunch of DRM-free games, including a number of horror titles, by 80%. Some of the highlights of the sale include Alan Wake for $5, American Nightmare for $2, Zafehouse: Diaries for $2, Lucius for $4, The Cat Lady for $2, Amnesia: The Dark Descent for $2, The Penumbra Collection — which includes Overture, Black Plague and Requiem — for $2 and Slender: The Arrival for $2.
If you haven’t yet played the fantastically creepy Resident Evil: Revelations, now in HD, Steam is having a midweek madness sale which means you can grab the game now for $24.99 (originally $49.99). The promotion ends Thursday morning at 10am PDT, so if you’re interested in getting wet and wild aboard the Queen Zenobia, you may want to act on it fast. Also, if you’re a fan of Steam trading cards, Revelations supports them.
Me? Just last night I unlocked a trading card in Amnesia: The Dark Descent — a playthrough of which you can look forward to seeing next week on our YouTube channel — that almost made that terrifying flooded hallway level worth it. Almost.
QuakeCon kicked off today! If you’re a fan of id Software and you happen to be in the Dallas, TX area, you should consider checking it out.
If you aren’t, you can still enjoy at least one benefit of the event in the form of a massive sale on Bethesda and id’s Steam catalogs. If you’ve been waiting for a good time to grab Dishonored, Rage, or a game from the Doom, Fallout, or Quake franchises, they’ll all be 25% off from now until August 4th, the day the conventions closes its doors.
For the next few days, Indie Game Stand is having a ‘pay what you want’ sale on Remigiusz Michalski’s intensely creepy indie horror hit The Cat Lady.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it follows “Susan Ashworth, known in her neighborhood as the crazy Cat Lady, is a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day she discovers that five strangers will come along and change everything… But those five, “The Parasites”, are also the most ruthless, deranged and cold-blooded bunch of psychopaths the city has ever known. They will stop at nothing to hurt Susan. Unless, she hurts them first…”
From today until July 14th you can get The Cat Lady for as little as $1. It’s definitely worth more than that, but what you pay is up to you.
For those of you in the States (or abroad, too, I suppose), happy Independence Day! I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate July 4th with sweet deals on video games. It just so happens that online games retailer GOG.com is hosting an epic Summer Sale that also happens to be ending (with a bang) today.
There are hundreds of games on sale, but some of the horror highlights include Slender: The Arrival for $4.99, Miasmata for $3.74, Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for $8.98, Zafehouse Diaries for $2.49, and System Shock 2 for $4.99, among many others.
Update (4pm): New deals have surfaced, including discounts on Resident Evil 5, Alan Wake, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Earlier today, UK-based online retailer Green Man Gaming launched their 666 Sale, which brings massive deals on a handful of horror games, including Resident Evil 6, Killing Floor (as well as its DLC), and the indie horror game Lucius, among others. Perhaps the best deal is Borderlands 2 and its season pass for just $14.99. I’d jump on that if I didn’t already own the game. If you’re interested in grabbing some excellent games on the cheap, get on this quick, because new deals will go live every six hours (the next round kicks off at 4pm ET).
For an even better deal, enter the code GMG10-U49LX-GAE17 at checkout to save an additional 10%. Full list of deals after the break.
Craving some sweet, sweet zombie whoopassery? If you are, Steam has you covered with their Dead Island weekend sale, which sees the original game dropped to $4.99 (from $19.99) and its pseudo-sequel Riptide down to $19.99 (from $39.99). For the latter, the Fashion Victim and Survivor packs have also seen price cuts, if you’re into costumes and a super hot machete.
Both great games, and certainly a worthy way to spend your weekend. Who goes outside during the summer, anyway? Anyone who does is basically begging for cancer. I think I’ll stay at home with my Cheetos. If I’m going to get cancer, it’s going to be after consuming an unhealthy amount of artificial cheesy goodness, not from spending too much time in the sun.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead easily claimed my pick for Game of the Year last year. Each episode was incredibly well-written, terrifying, and more often than not the story took a turn into heart-wrenching. Even the “worst” episodes had stories that were better crafted than most retail games. A majority of you seemed to agree, as the episodic game took home three well-deserved wins in our reader-picked FEAR Awards.
If you missed out on all the undead fun, now is your chance to grab every episode for super cheap in this week’s Humble Bundle. Trust me, they’re worth it. Even if you don’t fall in love with the game, all the money goes to support gaming charities like Child’s Play and The Electronic Frontier Foundation.
On his blog, Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb unveiled some awesome sales on a bevy of arcade titles and DLC that will go live over the next two weeks, including discounts on the Alan Wake franchise — up to 83% off from May 21 to May 27 — as well as Dark Souls and its Artorias of the Abyss DLC. New titles will be coming to Games on Demand, too, including Crysis 3 tomorrow and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and DmC Devil May Cry on May 28. Check out the full list of upcoming deals on Hryb’s blog.
PSN is having an insane sale right now that includes deals on Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, Thomas Was Alone and essentially the entire Resident Evil franchise. The deals end on April 30th, so if you fancy the idea of getting Resident Evil on the cheap, this is the time.
Seriously, if the Merchant were here, he’d look at these deals and promptly have a stroke. Check them out after the jump.
If you haven’t played the fantastic cooperative horror game Killing Floor, I highly recommend you get on that. It’s like Left 4 Dead, only terrifying, because instead of 28 Days Later infected coming at you, there are terrifying hell-creatures. You can also play it with five friends, instead of three, and trust me, you’re going to want as much firepower as you can get on your side as possible.
If money’s an issue for you, it isn’t anymore! Rather, it isn’t an excuse you can use for not owning this game. Thanks to the Humble Bundle, you can grab Killing Floor, its soundtrack, and all eleven DLC for a dollar — or more, as you decide the price. Full list of DLC can be found after the jump.
Xbox Live’s annual spring sale is about to kick off, and this year it will bring deals on Dead Rising 2, Skyrim, Hitman, Resident Evil 6, and Telltale’s The Walking Dead, among others. The sale goes live on Tuesday, March 26 and will run until April 1 for Xbox Live Gold and Free members.
All of Resident Evil 6′s multiplayer modes are half off, and if you haven’t gotten around to playing Telltale Games’ fantastic episodic The Walking Dead game, episode one will be free and the rest will cost a paltry 200 MSP each. I picked a few of the deals I think will interest you all, check them out after the jump.
GOG has a Pick 5 promo going on right now that lets you choose five PC and Mac games from a list of twenty — including Alan Wake, its pseudo-sequel American Nightmare, and indie horror game Lucius, among others — and you get your games for a crazy low price. We’re talking Alan Wake for $5, people. The promo lasts until March 19 at 5:59am EST. Head past the break for the full list of games and how to get them.