UK Deal Roundup for December 27th, 2011

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
This is the time of year when every retailer starts a sale to bring in the New Year. This year is no exception. Amazon, GAME, Gameplay, Gamestation, GameStop, HMV, Play, Tesco, TheHut and Zavvi have all started substantial new sales. ASDA and Sainsbury’s bring up the rear with smaller sales. Finally, Bee and Shopto have their usual weekly offerings.

You may notice that some of the titles are duplicated between different retailers; this is deliberate as two or more retailers often share the lowest price for the game this week. You're also likely to notice that the console section is missing. Now that the Holiday rush is over, this section will only be appearing during the first roundup of every month.

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, Amazon has listed their January bargains, despite still being in December. Here are the best picks:
The Adventures of Tintin - £13.99
Assassin's Creed: Revelations - £24.98
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Collector’s Edition - £37.97
Call of Juarez: The Cartel - £5.43
https://www.trueachievements.com/Call-of-Duty-4-xbox-360.htm - £10.99
https://www.trueachievements.com/Call-of-Duty-World-at-....htm - £10.99
Dance Central 2 - £24.98
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures - £24.98
DJ Hero 2 Turntable Bundle - £18.97
Driver: San Francisco Collector’s Edition - £26.97
Family Game Night 4: The Game Show (EU) - £19.98
FIFA 12 - £27
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Guitar Bundle - £32.99
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - £22.91
Halo: Reach - £9.99
Kinect Sports: Season Two - £24.98
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean - £22.98
https://www.trueachievements.com/LEGO-Star-Wars-III-xbo....htm - £21.42
Motionsports Adrenaline - £14.98
Portal 2 - £13.99
Rayman Origins - £17.98
Saints Row: The Third Platinum Pack - £55.49
Spider-Man: Edge of Time - £19.98
WWE '12 - £22.98
X-Men: Destiny - £17.99
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 - £17.99

ASDA has started a ‘New Year, New You’ promotion with a focus on Kinect and fitness games. Although they’re mostly still more expensive than elsewhere, Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do is £12 and Michael Phelps: Push the Limit is £27.97.

Bee.com’s Editor’s Choice sees Gears of War 3 at £24.99.

GAME has now started ‘The Game Sale’. Sister store Gameplay is calling it a ‘New Year Sale’, while the other sister store, Gamestation, is calling it ‘The Big Sale’. All of these games are available at all stores unless otherwise noted. There are many other games involved, but a lot have already sold out online. I’d recommend checking with your local stores too.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Special Edition - £24.98
Ben 10 Galactic Racing - £14.98
Brave: A Warrior's Tale - £9.98 (Not Gameplay)
The Cursed Crusade (EU) - £12.98 (Gameplay only)
Dance Central 2 - £24.98
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) Game of the Year Edition - £6.97 (Gameplay only)
Dead Space 2 - £7.98 (Not Gameplay)
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures - £24.98
DoDonPachi Resurrection (EU) - £9.98 (Not Gameplay)
F1 2011 - £19.98
Gears of War 3 Limited Edition - £29.98
Grease Dance - £17.48 (Not Gameplay)
Hunted: The Demon's Forge Special Edition - £9.98 (Not Gameplay)
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Adventure (EU) - £14.98 (Not Gameplay)
Kinect Sports: Season Two - £24.98
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean - £22.98 (Not Gameplay)
RAGE Anarchy Edition - £9.98
Rayman Origins - £17.98 (Not Gameplay)
Red Faction: Armageddon - £4.98
Rugby World Cup 2011 - £14.98
Winter Stars - £17.98 (Not Gameplay)
WWE '12 - £22.98

GameStop are running a ‘Buy Two Get One Free’ offer on selected Xbox 360 titles. Although the majority of the titles can be found for less elsewhere, these may be worth bearing in mind:
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout - £9.97
Dante's Inferno - £8.97
Fight Night Round 4 - £6.97
Surf's Up - £3.97
Test Drive Unlimited 2 - £9.97

HMV has started an ‘Up To Half Price’ sale. These are the most noteworthy titles:
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat - £12.99
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition - £12.99
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster - £19.99
Shaun White Skateboarding - £7.99
• UDraw + uDraw Studio: Instant Artist - £29.99

Play.com has started a ‘Winter Sale’. There’s quite a few Xbox 360 titles included, with a token couple of Games for Windows LIVE titles thrown in for good measure.
The Adventures of Tintin - £13.99
Battlefield: Bad Company - £8.99
Bulletstorm - £7.99
https://www.trueachievements.com/Call-of-Duty-4-xbox-360.htm - £10.99
https://www.trueachievements.com/Call-of-Duty-World-at-....htm - £10.99
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood - £7.99
Cars 2 - £16.99
Child of Eden - £10.99
Crysis 2 - £13.99
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) - £3.99
Chaos Rising Expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) - £3.99
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 - £12.99
Dungeon Siege III - £8.99
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West - £8.99
Fantastic Pets - £8.99
Gears of War 2 - £8.49
Halo: Reach - £9.99
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days - £5.99
Knights Contract - £7.99
LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures - £10.99
Mini Ninjas - £9.99
Motionsports Adrenaline - £14.49
My Self Defence Coach - £14.99
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (EU) - £3.99
Portal 2 - £13.99
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare - £12.49
Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360) Gold Edition - £10.99
Shadows of the Damned - £9.99
Sniper: Ghost Warrior - £12.99
Sonic Generations - £16.99
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - £11.99
• Wireless Controller + Play & Charge Kit (Silver) - £29.99
• Wireless Network Adaptor (Black) - £39.99
• Xbox 360 320GB Hard Drive for Slim Console - £64.99
• Xbox LIVE 12+2 Month Gears of War 3 Gold Membership - £34.99
X-Men: Destiny - £17.99
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 - £17.99

Sainsbury’s has started a price Crash on Xbox 360 games. Although the majority of their prices are higher than other retailers, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is £19.99.

Shopto’s PC offers see Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (PC) for £9.85. Meanwhile, their Xbox 360 Weekly Specials include Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi for £29.86 and Tekken 6 for £8.86.

Shopto’s Xbox 360 Star Buys are very similar to last week: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is still £5.86 and Just Cause 2 is still £8.86, but Sonic Unleashed joins them at £9.85.

Tesco has started a sale on their ‘Big Titles’. Although they are mostly more expensive than elsewhere, there’s a few bargains to be had:
Call of Duty: Black Ops - £22.91
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - £22.91
NBA 2K12 - £24.91
WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 2 - £12.91

TheHut.com and sister store Zavvi have both started a ‘Sale’ with up to 80% off prices of some games. However, these prices are likely to seem familiar:

Under £10
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Classics Edition - £9.95
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - £9.95
Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360) - £9.95
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - £9.95
Dragon Age II - £9.95
Fable III - £9.95
Fighters Uncaged - £9.95
Motionsports - £9.95
https://www.trueachievements.com/Need-for-Speed-SHIFT-x....htm - £9.95
Operation Flashpoint: Red River - £9.95
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - £9.95
R.U.S.E. - £9.85
SBK 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship - £9.95
SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection - £9.95
Stoked: Big Air Edition - £7.95
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 - £9.85

Between £10 and £15
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - £14.85
Bayonetta - £10.95
The Black Eyed Peas Experience - £14.95
Dance Evolution - £14.95
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (Xbox 360) - £12.95
DreamWorks Super Star Kartz - £14.95
Driver: San Francisco - £14.95
Generator Rex: Agent of Providence - £14.95
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 - £14.95
Just Dance Kids - £14.95
Let's Dance with Mel B - £14.95
Mortal Kombat - £14.95
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 - £14.45
NCIS - £14.85
Resonance of Fate - £11.95
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters - £14.95

Between £15 and £20
Big League Sports - £19.95
Dark Souls - £19.95
Deepak Chopra's Leela - £19.95
Dynasty Warriors 7 - £19.95
SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip - £19.95
Tropico 4 Special Edition - £19.95

Over £20
Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai Bundle - £44.95
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition - £72.95
Disney Universe - £22.95
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - £22.95
Madden NFL 12 - £24.95
https://www.trueachievements.com/Need-for-Speed-The-Run....htm - £22.45

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.
Bee’s Special Offers continue – reminder here.
GamesCentre continues their Born To Play offers – reminder here.
HMV’s Pure Double Points promotion list hasn’t really changed since last week – reminder here.
Shopto’s Xbox 360 offers continue – reminder here.
TheHut continues their EA Games Price Cut – details here.
• The Value Gaming sale at TheHut.com, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi, continues on – reminder here.
TheHut.com are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi – reminder here.
Toys R Us continues their promotion of a list of games for under £10 – reminder here.

This week’s tiny reminder section only contains TheHut.com’s continuing Action Games sale. The majority of the titles are also included in their new ‘Sale’, but of those that aren’t, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Limited Edition is £14.95.
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.