UK Deal Roundup for August 16th, 2011

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
Before we begin, I apologise for the absence of the UK deals article last week due to unforeseen circumstances. However, I’ve now returned to my post after my holiday and normal service will be resumed from this week onwards.

As usual you need to click on the name of the retailer or the name of the deal to be taken straight to the retailer’s offer page. Further details on the deals, including the best pick of the sale items, can be found in the ‘details here’ link, which will take you back to the relevant UK deal roundup that described the sale in more detail. Clicking on the name of a game will take you to the achievement list.

To start off the new sales of the week, ASDA are currently offering discount codes when buyers spend a set amount of money on their website. The codes are as follows:
• £1 off when you spend £10 – ASDATEN
• £2 off when you spend £20 – ASDATWENTY
• £4 off when you spend £40 – ASDAFORTY
• £5 off when you spend £50 – ASDAFIFTY

GAME are now running an ‘Escape This Summer’ sale. Select prices are reflected in sister store Gameplay’s 24/7 Specials. Gamestation’s new ‘Don’t Get Stung This Summer’ sale reflects the prices from sister store GAME’s sale, but also includes a large number of pre-owned games; those are NOT included below. Here are the better picks:
Brink Special Edition - £14.99
Hunted: The Demon's Forge Special Edition - £14.99
Skate 3 - £12.99
Mortal Kombat - £22.99
Duke Nukem Forever - £19.99 - £14.99
SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection - £9.99
Lips Number One Hits + two wireless microphones - £17.99
WWE: All Stars Million Dollar Pack - £14.98 (GAME only)
Alien Breed Trilogy - £10.98 (Gamestation only)
Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal - £14.66 (Gamestation only)

HMV has now added several more games to their Pure Double Points promotion. The current list of games is as follows:
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition
Gears of War 3
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City (PC)
F1 2011
F1 2011 (PC)
Dead Island Pre-order Edition
Rugby World Cup 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Pre-order Edition
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition
Driver: San Francisco Collector’s Edition
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 has started a ‘Great-Value Games’ sale with prices starting from £7.99. The prices are a little more expensive than can be found elsewhere, but the one standout bargain that is cheapest at Play is Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom for £11.69.

The Star Buys at don’t include any Xbox 360 or PC games this week, but the Weekly Specials do the site justice. The best picks are Dungeon Siege III Limited Edition at £15.85, Child of Eden for £16.85, and the recently released Call of Juarez: The Cartel for £24.85 with the added bonus of a free keyring.

Shopto’s Xbox 360 sale has a few notable bargains this week:
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 - £24.85
Bulletstorm - £19.85
DJ Hero 2 (game only) - £9.85
Madden NFL 11 - £14.86
Lost Planet 2 - £7.85
Dragon Age: Origins Awakening - £6.85
The Beatles: Rock Band - £5.86
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - £12.85

As well as the Xbox 360 sale, Shopto are running a PC sale too, and it includes several Games for Windows LIVE games of note, the best of which are Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) Game of the Year edition for £4.85 and DiRT 2 (PC) for £6.85.

Tesco are excelling themselves this week with deals. Firstly, their Deals of the Week see L.A. Noire at just £25. The superstore is also running an offer on chart games. There are several titles worth picking up:
DiRT 3 - £21 - £24.70
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - £25
Operation Flashpoint: Red River - £16
Sniper: Ghost Warrior - £17
UFC Personal Trainer - £25 - £18
Kinect Joy Ride - £11
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 Viper Edition - £17.70

Tesco are also offering 15% off pre-orders of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Limited Edition. Once the title is added to the basket, buyers need to enter 15DEUSEX-1 at the checkout to receive their discount. This would bring the game down to just £33.75.’s Games of the Week see Crysis 2 reduced to £23.85. The website has also started a Warehouse Clearance. The best picks are:
Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Edition - £9.85
NBA 2K11 - £14.85
Halo Wars - £7.85
Bayonetta - £11.85
Halo: Reach - £17.85
Assassin's Creed II (Xbox 360) - £9.85
Dead Space 2 - £17.85
Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City - £12.85
de Blob 2 - £9.85
SBK 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship - £14.85
Deathsmiles Deluxe Edition - £9.85
R.U.S.E. - £9.85
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - £15.85
Dragon Age: Origins - £9.85
Viva Piñata: Party Animals - £4.85
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 - £9.85
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja - £9.85
Stoked: Big Air Edition - £9.85
• Wireless microphone - £6.95
• Wireless headset (black) - £17.85

Zavvi’s Special Offers see pre-orders for Arcana Heart 3 at just £17.85. Their Games of the Week also see Dungeon Siege III at £12.85, Mass Effect 2 at £7.85, and Fight Night Champion at £17.85; all three prices are matched by sister store in their Warehouse Clearance detailed above.

Zavvi are also holding a ‘Red Hot Deals’ sale. The best picks are Turning Point: Fall of Liberty for £4.85, Def Jam: Rapstar with wireless microphone for £17.85, and World Snooker Championship Real 2011 for £16.85.

Here are the most recently covered continuing sales:
Amazon’s game bargains still sees the price of Crackdown 2 continue to fluctuate. This week it’s at £5.66 with free UK postage. continue their Special Offers, although the list of titles that remain in stock is greatly reduced – details here
HMV are still running their Summer Fest promotion – details here’s offer of two games for the price of £20 continues – reminder here
Sainsburys’ “Xbox Games From £5.99” offer enters another week – reminder here
• are still running their series of smaller sales with specific categories - the Disney sale, the Fitness Games sale, the Kinect games and the Action Games. Details (and a reminder for the Disney sale) can be found here.
• The Great Value Gaming sale at, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi, continues on – reminder here.
• The two games for £25 offer continues at, and is also running at sister store Zavvi – reminder here.

To start off our short reminder section, are still offering two games for £25, but the list of titles has changed yet again. Players can mix and match games across platforms if they so choose, and the discount is applied at the checkout. This is a list of titles included in the sale that can not currently be bought for cheaper than £12.50:
Virtua Tennis 4 (PC)
SoulCalibur IV
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do
Xbox LIVE Hits Collection

Finally, the Summer Sale continues at Toys R Us. Although the Band Hero bundle is now out of stock, buyers can still get UFC Undisputed 2010 for £9.99 and Fight Night Round 3 for £5.99.

All prices were correct at the time of writing.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.