UK Deal Roundup for August 30th, 2011

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
There’s a lot of recurring sales this week, but only one of these needs a reminder. Asda starts a sale on some of the more uncommon Xbox 360 titles, with a token Games for Windows LIVE game thrown in too. Play has started a sale on Xbox 360 accessories, and Zavvi has discounted a fair few titles in their Price Drop. Tesco’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution launch offer is worth checking out for some worthy discounts on pre-orders. Also, the usual suspects change their deals of the week.

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 running an It’s All Gotta Go sale, and are the cheapest retailer for Alpha Protocol at £9.91. There are also some Games for Windows LIVE games included in the sale. The only notable bargain here is Section 8 (PC) for £3.91.

The Editor’s Choice at sees Call of Duty: Black Ops at £27.99. is having an accessory sale, with up to 50% discount on some items. Here are the bargains:
• 1200 MSP Call of Duty branded card - £8.99
• Xbox LIVE 3 Month Gold membership - £11.99
• Venom VX COMMS gaming headset - £6.99
• Wireless network adaptor (black) - £42.99
• Official wired headset (black) - £9.99
• Official HDMI AV cable - £12.99
• Official VGA HD AV cable - £12.99
• Microsoft Quick Charge kit (white) - £16.49

The Star Buys at don’t include any Xbox 360 or PC games this week yet again, but the Weekly Specials see Mortal Kombat at £19.85, Final Fantasy XIII at £9.85, and Borderlands at £8.86.

Tesco is running a launch offer associated with Deus Ex: Human Revolution Limited Edition. When buyers purchase said game for £37.90, they receive an £8 discount on one of the following titles available for pre-order:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - £42.97 (£34.97 with discount)
FIFA 12 - £42.89 (£34.89 with discount)
Gears of War 3 - £39.90 (£31.90 with discount)
Battlefield 3 - £39.90 (£31.90 with discount)
F1 2011 - £39.90 (£31.90 with discount)
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations - £39.90 (£31.90 with discount)
Need for Speed: The Run - £39.90 (£31.90 with discount)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - £38.90 (£30.90 with discount)
Batman: Arkham City with exclusive Joker’s Carnival Challenge Map - £39.70 (£31.70 with discount)
RAGE - £39.70 (£31.70 with discount)

Having cut back on the entire category sales with the exception of the Fitness sale (see the continuing sales section), has now started a Racing Sale. The best picks are DiRT 3 for £17.85, Split/Second for £9.85, and Wheelman for £12.85.’s Games of the Week see a few bargains. Most of the prices are also matched in sister store Zavvi’s Games of the Week too.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 - £14.85 (TheHut only)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition - £44.85
Arcana Heart 3 - £17.85
Arcana Heart 3 Limited Edition - £33.85

Zavvi are currently having a Price Drop with up to 80% off select stock. Here are the best picks:
• Wireless controller (black) - £17.85
Test Drive Unlimited 2 - £15.99
Dead Space 2 - £13.85
• Wireless headset (black) - £17.85
Super Street Fighter IV - £9.85
Driver: San Francisco Collector’s Edition - £49.99
Fight Night Champion - £17.85
Portal 2 - £23.85
Lost Planet 2 - £7.85
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters - £17.85
Bulletstorm - £17.85
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Limited Edition - £15.85
Dragon Age II - £17.85
Viva Piñata: Party Animals - £4.85
Crysis 2 - £23.85 - £23.85

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 £7.06 with free UK postage. are still offering two games for £25 – reminder here
Bee continue their Special Offers – reminder here
GAME are still running the ‘Escape This Summer’ sale, with select prices being reflected in sister store Gameplay’s 24/7 Specials and Gamestation’s ‘Don’t Get Stung This Summer’ sale – details here.
HMV’s list of games on their Pure Double Points promotion hasn’t changed since last week – reminder here.
HMV are still running their Summer Fest promotion – reminder here.’s ‘Bargain Games’ sale continues with prices starting from £7.99 – 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.
Shopto’s Xbox 360 sale continues – details here. has a series of Xbox 360 Offers – details here.
• The retailer is also still running their smaller sale on DJ Hero titles – details here.
• Their third sale is an EA Price Drop – details here.
• are still running their Fitness Games sale – details here.’s Warehouse Clearance continues – details here.
• The Great Value Gaming sale at, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi, continues on – reminder here.
• The Sale continues at Toys R Us – reminder here.
Zavvi are still holding a ‘Red Hot Deals’ sale – details here.

The only sale in this week’s short reminder section is the ‘two games for £25’ offer at, and also sister store Zavvi. Here is a list of games that can not be found for less than £12.50. The games are available at both stores unless indicated otherwise.
Fable III
Halo: Reach
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
Race Driver: GRID Reloaded
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Xbox 360)
MX vs. ATV: Alive
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes From Liberty City
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Borderlands Game of the Year Edition
Tekken 6
Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction
Mafia II
Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks
Monopoly Streets
Left 4 Dead 2
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Rock Band 3
Deadly Premonition
Dungeon Siege III (Zavvi only)
Red Faction: Armageddon (Zavvi only)
Blur (Zavvi only)
Skate 2 (Zavvi only)

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.