UK Deal Roundup for December 20th, 2011

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
Christmas is fast approaching, and some retailers are holding last minute offers to encourage people to spend a little more before the big day; ASDA, Play and TheHut take the lead here. Zavvi’s price Drop promotion makes a reappearance. Gamestation, Play, Shopto, Tesco and TheHut also have their usual weekly deals. All prices were correct at the time of writing.

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 has a small selection of Games Deals. Although most of the prices are still expensive, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is £27.

Gamestation’s special Half-price deal for this week is Saints Row: The Third at £19.99.

Play.com has started a Stocking Filler sale. There are several Games for Windows LIVE titles included, as well as Xbox 360 titles:
Age of Empires Online (PC) - £8.99
Assassin's Creed - £8.99
Battlefield: Bad Company - £9.99
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout - £9.99
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood - £8.99
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) - £5
Dead Space - £9.79
Fallout 3 (PC) Broken Steel and Point Lookout Add-on Pack - £5
Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Edition - £8.99
LEGO Batman - £9.99
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (EU) - £5
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - £8.99
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Legacy Edition - £9.39
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - £6.99

Play.com’s Deals of the Week see Pictionary: Ultimate Edition at £17.99.

Shopto’s PC offers see Grand Theft Auto IV (PC) for £10.85. Meanwhile, the PC Star Buys sees the Chaos Rising Expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) at £4.85.

Shopto.net’s Xbox 360 Weekly Specials include Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi for £29.86 and Tekken 6 for £9.85. Meanwhile, their Xbox 360 Star Buys have changed again:
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - £5.86
Just Cause 2 - £8.86
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 - £11.86
You're in the Movies + Camera - £6.86

Tesco is offering 15% off pre-orders of select titles when the code EX15PO is entered at the checkout. The titles involved are:
Aliens: Colonial Marines
BioShock Infinite
DiRT Showdown
Far Cry 3
Grand Theft Auto V
Kinect Star Wars
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Prototype 2
Street Fighter x Tekken

There are several Games for Windows LIVE titles in the Value Gaming promotion at TheHut.com, although their prices are generally more expensive than elsewhere. However, buyers can get an extra 10% off these games when the code VALUEPC is entered at the basket. This means that TheHut becomes the cheapest retailer for Batman: Arkham City (PC) at £24.95 (£22.46 with discount) and Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (PC) at £12.95 (£11.66 with discount).

TheHut.com is running a Last Minute Gifts promotion in the run up to Christmas. Buyers can get an extra 10% off the prices of the following titles if the code LMG10 is entered at the basket. The majority of games can not be bought for less elsewhere even before the discount is applied, so I haven’t added the discounted price for these titles:
Bayonetta - £10.95
Big League Sports - £14.95
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Limited Edition - £14.95
Bulletstorm - £14.95 (£13.46 with discount)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - £9.95
The Cursed Crusade (EU) - £14.95
Dance Evolution - £14.95
Darksiders - £9.95 (£8.96 with discount)
Deepak Chopra's Leela - £19.95
Dragon Age II - £14.95
Final Fantasy XIII - £9.95
Hannah Montana The Movie - £8.99
Legend of the Guardians - £7.95
Le Tour de France 2011 - £11.95
Lost Planet 2 - £8.95
NBA 2K11 - £14.95 (£13.46 with discount)
Nickelodeon Dance - £24.95
Operation Flashpoint: Red River (PC) - £4.95
The Orange Box - £10.95 (£9.86 with discount)
PowerUp Heroes - £14.95 (£13.46 with discount)
Prototype (Xbox 360) - £9.95
Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking - £14.95
Rayman Origins - £19.95
Resonance of Fate - £10.95
R.U.S.E. - £9.95
SBK X: Superbike World Championship - £8.75
SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip - £19.95
Street Fighter IV (PC) - £9.95
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - £12.95 (£11.66 with discount)
Superstars V8: Next Challenge - £7.89
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent - £9.95
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 - £14.71
Warriors: Legends of Troy - £19.99 (£18.00 with discount)
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Parts 1 & 2 - £11.95
Williams Pinball Classics - £22.95

There’s an EA Games Price Cut at TheHut this week, though the only game that is worth having at those prices is Battlefield 3 at £24.45.

The final new offer at TheHut is free express delivery when spending over £50 on selected titles. Buyers need to enter the code FED at the basket, but the code expires at 12PM tomorrow – don’t wait too long to use it! Sister store Zavvi is also running the same offer, but buyers will need to enter the code FNDD at the basket instead. The code at Zavvi has the same expiration period of the code at TheHut.

Zavvi has restarted their Price Drop sale. This is a list of games that can’t be found for a lesser price elsewhere, although some prices are matched at sister store TheHut.
Band Hero - £4.95
Battlefield 3 - £24.45
The Black Eyed Peas Experience - £14.99
Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai Bundle Pack - £39.95
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - £9.95
DreamWorks Super Star Kartz - £14.95
Driver: San Francisco - £14.99
Dungeon Siege III - £9.95
EA SPORTS Active 2 - £11.95
Fable III - £7.95
Fantastic Pets - £9.95
F.E.A.R. 3 - £14.95
Generator Rex: Agent of Providence - £12.95
Just Dance 3 - £14.99
Just Dance Kids - £14.99
Knights Contract - £9.95
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - £27.95
Major League Baseball 2K11 - £11.95
Mortal Kombat - £14.95
My Self Defence Coach - £14.95
NBA 2K12 - £29.95
NCIS - £14.95
Operation Flashpoint: Red River - £9.95
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - £9.95
Puss In Boots - £19.95
Rapala for Kinect - £19.95
Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year Edition - £19.99
SBK 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship - £9.99
Stoked: Big Air Edition - £7.95
Thor: God of Thunder - £11.95
Tropico 4 Special Edition - £14.95
• Wireless Controller (Black) - £19.95
WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 2 - £14.95

Here are the most recently covered continuing sales:
Amazon’s Bargain section is slowly shrinking, but hasn’t yet got to the point where it isn’t worth mentioning – reminder here.
ASDA still has uDraw tablets on offer; they come bundled with uDraw Studio: Instant Artist for £34.
Bee’s Special Offers continue – reminder here.
GAME’s “2 for £20” offer continues – reminder here.
GAME’s Inspirational Gift Ideas promotion continues, as does sister store Gameplay’s Santa’s Special Offers and GameStation’s Cheaper Than a Ho-Ho-Ho promotion – reminder here.
GAME continues their Buy One Get One Free offer on PC games – details here.
GamesCentre continues their Born To Play offers – reminder here.
Play.com continues their ‘two games for £25’ offer – reminder here.
Play.com also continues their Cracking Christmas Offers promotion – details here.
Play.com also continues their Everything Under £10 promotion – reminder here.
Shopto’s Xbox 360 offers continue – reminder here.
Tesco are running a chart offer this week where buyers can get 10% off the top 10 Xbox 360 chart titles when spending over £50 – details here.
• The Value Gaming sale at TheHut.com, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi, continues on – reminder here.
TheHut and Zavvi continue their promotion where buyers can purchase three titles for £18 – details here.
TheHut.com continues their Action Games sale – reminder here.
TheHut.com continues their Party Games promotion – details here.
Toys R Us continues their promotion of a list of games for under £10 – reminder here.

This week’s reminder section starts with Amazon’s Seasonal Savings sale. The majority of the best picks are game bundles or limited editions:
Assassin's Creed: Revelations - £27
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Collector’s Edition - £37.97
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - £10.99
DJ Hero 2 Turntable Bundle - £18.97
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Guitar Bundle - £34.99
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean - £19.99
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars - £23.99
Saints Row: The Third Platinum Pack - £55.49

HMV’s Pure Double Points promotion list sees one game disappear, but otherwise the list remains unchanged. Here’s a reminder anyway:
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector’s Edition
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Max Payne 3
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PC)
SoulCalibur V
Syndicate
UFC Undisputed 3
• Xbox 360 Star Wars Console with Kinect Sensor and Kinect Star Wars

TheHut.com are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi. This is a list of games that can’t be bought for less than £12.50, and they’re available at both stores unless otherwise stated:
Alice: Madness Returns
Arcana Heart 3
ArcaniA: Gothic 4
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Borderlands Game of the Year Edition
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Zavvi only)
Dragon Age: Origins
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition (Zavvi only)
Fallout: New Vegas (Zavvi only)
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes From Liberty City
Grand Theft Auto IV (PC) Episodes From Liberty City
Hasbro Family Game Night 3 (Zavvi only)
Kinect Joy Ride
Left 4 Dead 2
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Zavvi only)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PC)
Mafia II
Mass Effect 2
Medal of Honor
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Zavvi only)
PDC Darts: Pro Tour
Quantum Theory
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360) Gold Edition
Shadows of the Damned
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper (EU)
The Sims 3
Super Street Fighter IV (Zavvi only)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Consoles

Those of you who want a console without adding the complication of games will need to set your sights on a few websites this week. Here are the cheapest prices:
• 4GB Console – Amazon - £129.99
• 250GB Console – Shopto - £152.86
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresGAME - £199.99
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresAmazon / Play.com / Blockbuster - £289.99
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 320GB Console Bundle – GAME / Gamestation - £229.99
Gears of War 3 320GB Console Bundle – GAME / Gamestation - £199.99

Amazon is still selling a Batman console bundle, although it is slightly cheaper than last week. The bundle includes a 250GB Console, Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360), Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Gotham Knight DVD and Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters DVD. The bundle costs £242.56.

Amazon has changed their offer on console bundles again. For an additional £5 each, buyers can add FIFA 12 and/or Forza Motorsport 4. On top of this, an additional £20 will enable buyers to add either Battlefield 3, The Sims 3 Pets or Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold membership.

GAME is having a Console Price Crash. They have a variety of bundles based around the 4GB console:
• 4GB Console + Battlefield 3 + FIFA 12 + Forza Motorsport 4 - £169.99
• 4GB Console + Battlefield 3 + Forza Motorsport 4 - £159.99
• 4GB Console + Battlefield 3 + Forza Motorsport 4 + Need for Speed: The Run - £169.99
• 4GB Console + FIFA 12 + Forza Motorsport 4 - £159.99
• 4GB Console + FIFA 12 + Forza Motorsport 4 + Need for Speed: The Run - £169.99
• 4GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 - £139.99

GAME and Gamestation continue their 250GB console bundles for £199.99, and their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Limited Edition Console bundles for £239.99 – see last week for details.

The sister stores still have a handful of Kinect bundles, although there’s a couple of new bundles on offer this week:
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + https://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm + FIFA 12 + https://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Sports-xbox-360.htm - £249.99
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + https://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm + FIFA 12 + https://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Sports-xbox-360.htm - £299.99
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + https://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm + Forza Motorsport 4 + https://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Sports-xbox-360.htm - £239.99
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + https://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm + Forza Motorsport 4 + https://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Sports-xbox-360.htm - £299.99

Gamestop is still selling their notable 250GB Console bundle. For £204.99, buyers can get an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (Black) and one of the following games:
Battlefield 3
FIFA 12
Need for Speed: The Run
The Sims 3 Pets

The number of console bundles at Shopto has increased again, so here’s a list of those that are still in stock and those that are now back in stock:
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + FIFA 12
+ Gears of War 3 - £279.85
• 250GB Console + Battlefield 3 - £194.86
• 250GB Console + F1 2011 - £189.85
• 250GB Console + FIFA 12 - £196.85
• 250GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 - £199.85
• 250GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 + Gears of War 3 - £199.85
• 250GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 + Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - £199.85
• 250GB Console + Gears of War 3 + Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - £199.85
• 250GB Console + Halo: Reach - £199.85
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + EA SPORTS Active 2 + FIFA 12 + The Gunstringer - £329.86
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Gears of War 3 + The Gunstringer - £309.85
• 250GB Console + Need for Speed: The Run - £194.86
• 250GB Console + The Sims 3 Pets - £194.86

Finally, buyers may want to note that Play also has a variety of bundles, often featuring titles that haven’t been previously mentioned. Price-wise, though, they are more expensive than the above retailers.
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.