Once upon a time our wallets only had to live in fear of the Steam holiday sales, each summer and winter they would dive for cover taking heavy fire from the marauding discounted titles, hunkering down until a ceasefire was called. With the major publishers also having their own platforms its an even more hostile environment for our wallets with EA, Ubisoft and Steam all having sales along with many other indie publishers on their own sites not to mention Microsoft and Sony running regular sales for the XBOX One and PlayStation 4 so to help you through the minefield here are our picks this Christmas:
Our go-to game of 2018 has been PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and you can snap up PUBG with 33% off at £18.08 here. Battlefield V only launched a few months ago but its also a firm favourite among the LAG team and you can pick it up on CD Keys for just £27.99 here – thats 40% off the regular price and its also 40% off (50% if you’re a Gold Member) on the XBOX Store here and 50% off on the PS Store here in their January sale.. Of course before Battlefield V launched in October we were putting in the hours in Battlefield 1 which you can pick up on Origin here for £4.49 for the standard edition or £9.16 for the Revolution Edition which includes all the content released for the game and while you’re there why not pick up Battlefront 2 for £8.74 here.
Back in December 2015 Rainbow Six Siege was a surprise hit and we still regularly play this game as its been really well supported by Ubisoft with content each year and has just has its final Season 4 update with much more to come in 2019. There are several editions available for RB6 Siege on Ubisoft’s store ranging from the Standard Edition for £10.90, the Advanced Edition for £12.60 right up to the Complete Edition which includes the season passes for Season’s 1, 2 and 3 for £30.00 which normally costs £99.00. You can also pick up RB6 Siege on XBOX One here for £12.00.
Staying with Ubisoft they also have some great discounts on some of their older titles on PC such as The Division which see’s its sequel launch early next year, you can pick up The Division for just £6.30 here or grab the Gold Edition which includes the Season Pass for £11.25 here. The XBOX Store also has it on sale for £8.00 here and you can also grab in on the PS4 with 77% off here. Ghost Recon Wildlands launched early last year and kind of slipped under a lot of people’s radar’s. LAG members played it on XBOX which is currently on sale for £16.00 here but you can also pick it up on PS4 here for just £12.00 or on PC for £14.70. Its a great co-op game and worth a look for that price. Speaking of co-op games, Far Cry 5 is on sale for £20 and its expansion is due out in the new year.
It’s not often you see a Call of Duty game discounted, even a year after launch it holds steady at its original price but maybe its not doing so well as expected for Activision as you can pick it up for £32.49 at Battle.net or £27.99 on CD Keys. Battle.net are also selling a Battle Royale and Multiplayer only (no zombie mode) for £26.99 although for £1 more you can have it all from CD Keys.
Back on Steam and Sandstorm Insurgency is on sale for £23.99 while one of our favourite time waster’s Cities Skylines is available for just £5.74. Two Point Hospital is another planner type game and the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital and that has a 20% discount here. First person shooters don’t come much more hardcore than SQUAD which you can pick up for £17.99 here – thats 40% off while its WW2 sibling Post Scriptum is also on sale for £17.84. If you fancy your WW1 shooters to be a little more hardcore than Battlefield 1 then give Verdun and Tannenberg a go at under £10 each.
Staying with the realistic theme Eagle Dynamics has a sale on right now across all their aircraft and terrain modules such as their A10C Warthog module at just $30 – this was developed from a desktop training simulator Eagle Dynamics produced for the US Airforce. If WW2 is more your thing then how about DCS: Spitfire for $25? or perhaps the P-51D Mustang for the same price? You can also pick up the Normandy 1944 terrain and assets pack for $30 here. The P-51D has just had a campaign pack released for it called ‘The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney‘. 1C are also having a sale on their IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles series with the original Battle of Stalingrad title on sale for $16.99 and Battle of Moscow also just $16.99.
LAG isn’t just about blowing things up though, we also like to drive – very fast! Steam has included numerous racing titles in their winter sale with Project Cars 2 available for just £14.84 here which is an absolute steal in our opinion for the amount of content it has. If you want to go even faster then give F1 2018 a try for £17.99 – 60% off its normal price. We’ve covered the early access launch of Assetto Corsa Competizione this year and its shaping up to be a great title but Assetto Corsa is also worth a look and its on sale for £7.74 here. rFactor 2 is available with a 50% discount at £12.89 including discounted content and has just had a new GT3 pack released which includes the McLaren 720S, Audi R8 LMS GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R, the BMW M6 GT3 and the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 which on top of the previous GT3 packs makes it one of the best options for GT racing on PC.
We don’t just race on PC though, on XBOX we’re big fans of the Forza series and still dip into Forza 7 which you can pick up for £38.99 or for just under £20 more you can pick up the Ultimate Edition which includes the season pass and a load of other content. For more chilled out racing though its hard to beat Forza Horizon and this year Forza Horizon 4 brings the series to the UK complete with shit weather and speed cameras! You can pick it up on the XBOX Store for £32.49 and remember as part of Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ system you can play both of these games on PC as well and not only that but pick up where you left off on one format and continue on the other. Sony upset a lot of racing fans when it closed up support for a lot of the legacy wheels which worked on PS4 with a system update but with the aid of a Drivehub we still enjoy turning laps on Gran Turismo Sport which is on sale for £15.99.
Thats our pick of the bunch, there are thousands of more bargains to be had from FPS to RTS, racing to flight sims and much more, if we’ve missed any let us know below.