September 5th, 2017

Steam’s Activision sale is once again barely a sale

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Remember how last year’s Activision sale on Steam had laughable discounts? It’s time for an encore.

In fairness, this isn’t the most horrible sale I’ve ever seen. On the decent end of things you’ve got a free multiplayer weekend for Call of Duty: Ghosts (if you really, really consider that “decent”, anyway). Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is only £3.74, if you haven’t picked that up yet, and the collections of Space Quest and King’s Quest games are a fiver each. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is only £1.49. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD might even be worth a punt at £4.99, too.

On the more ridiculous end of the scale, alas, are the bigger titles. The original Call of Duty – which came out in 2003 – has been “discounted” to £11.24. Modern Warfare, World at War, and Modern Warfare 2 are “only” £14.99. Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, and Black Ops 2 are down to a mere £29.99. Amusingly, Ghosts is currently cheaper than these, as that’s been pulled down to £26.79. Some of this might seem vaguely reasonable! If you forget that Call of Duty Classic, an HD update of the 2003 title, is pretty much a tenner normally as a downloadable title on the Xbox, so the discount to £11.24 maybe isn’t that special after all. Although at least you can play it with mouse and keyboard.

Still, it’s worth wandering over to the sale to take a look. Something might take your fancy, and if you really think that Black Ops 2 is worth £29.99, then hey, go for it – although I’d be very, very surprised if you can’t find a boxed copy for PC a lot cheaper than that.

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