For gamers of all kinds, here are the 7 best places to buy video games cheap. Whether you’re a collector, reseller, casual or hardcore gamer this list is for you.
holy crap! Half.com, is that site legit? They have Star Ocean Second Story for only 11 bucks?!!! No way! I'm buying that right now! Most sites are selling that game for $120 minimum. edit: disc only though. =/
Lol!!! Well done... Well done...
ShopTo.net for the UK is awesome. Literally every pre-order i have made there for the past 2 or 3 years has arrived a day, sometimes 2 days, early before release. Not to mention they are generally £4 or £5 cheaper on every title (That's alot since it's £40 for games in the UK for the Americans out there =P), plus their reward scheme is actually worth a damn.
Cheers for that mate- will remember that for the future!
actually PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is cheaper on Amazon.co.uk and with free delivery...
@b_one Whilst Amazon may be a little cheaper and have free super saver delivery it takes 3-5 days to arrive so if the game comes out on a Friday the game doesn't arrive until Monday in most cases unless you pay the extra for the faster delivery which then negates the money saved by using Amazon. However shopto has free first class delivery as standard and on pre-orders the game comes a day early as they ship 2 days before to make sure it is on time. Also shopto send you an email with a photo of your parcel attached. They genuinely make you feel as though your one order really matters to them. Furthermore they also have a rewards scheme which gives you money back to spend on other products on their website. Each full priced retail game (£38) on their site gets you about £1.50-£2.00 back.
The first time and only time I pre-ordered a game from ShopTo.net, it came 2 days late. 2 days after the official release. That was for SSX. Also, they're selling Black Ops for £44.86. Not exactly £4 or £5 cheaper than any other title.
Yeah ShopTo is awesome, Halo 4 came a day early and they dispatch items in literally 5 minutes.
If you're based in the UK I highly recommend find-game.co.uk It acts in same fashion as moneysupermarket or gocompare but for games. Saved myself a lot of cash through this site. Used to rely upon Shopto.net but they bodged my pre-order of Mass Effect 3. Sent me 360 version instead of PS3, sent it back and requested the PS3 version and they refunded me instead. Waited over a week for that debacle to be cleared up which really p*ssed me off, not used em since.
half.com is legit, just read the descriptions carefully. i mainly use it for textbooks but have had good luck with games. no paypal though, if that is a high priority for you
How about this I give you one site and you will never miss another deal Cheapassgamer.com
Glyde.com has awesome deals, you have to live in America though.
I usually never buy games at full price anymore. Borderlands 2, Blops 2, Halo 4, all got discounted and more games at that.
Our Kmart is going out of business and has games 20% off right now.. I picked up Halo 4 lastnight for $45.
Half.com looks promising as hell, as i'm currently on the hunt for a very rare capcom game "The misadventures of Tron Bonne", so i type the name in, and wouldn't you know it, it's priced at $250! Darn! lol, well, the hunt goes on!
I got mine last year off of Amazon, complete, for 80 bucks (used). Motivated seller, I guess, because the next time I looked at the price for the game was 120+
ozgameshop.com for Australia peoples!
+1 for ozgameshop.com Been dealing with them since they were originally an eBay store.... Always good communication and have never let me down.
I find Gamestation quite cheap and it has a good selection of old titles Unrelated question. Is anyone having problems getting on google? I can’t even get on the main search page. It's ok now, I had to use Yahoo for a few mins
Did you know that GAME is absorbing Gamestation? This means that the Gamestation website and stores will no longer exist.
game-lane.com.au for Aussie gamers. next day delivery guaranteed
Thanks for the up. Will def check it out. Edit: I have noticed that alot of the latest release PS3 games are US / Asia region.. I know the games themselves are region free, but in most cases DLC is not. Personally , I dont want to deal with multiple accounts for other regions just to get DLC. An advantage of Ozgameshop, , they are generally even cheaper , all titles are Pal region , all dlc on the aussie store is compatible., so way less hassle. However, everything takes at least 5 business days to receive. .
i agree but that's my problem with ozgameshop.com the delivery could take ages
The best place to get used games (and rare ones) in my experience are local pawn shops. They're hit-or-miss on what they have, but you can get some amazing deals.
As I work at a pawn shop I have to agree. Most of my games I get from my work. Along with a bunch of other stuff I really dont need...
Why is Steam NOT on this list! I got Square Enix ENTIRE PC catalog for like $80! Steam Winter sale will have fairly current games for like $3! You can't beat that!
I got Red Orchestra 2 for $6.75 on Steam and love it.
Because it's the cheapest places to buy games, not be contracted into them with DRM. I like the prices, but if you have issues with your connection or account, it's lights out on everything you buy from them. Hopefully Gabe wasn't kidding about Valve exploring DRM-free stuff.
GOG.COM then - most of pirated releases are taken from them without any cracking....
Agree. I buy all those 50% - 75% discounted games on Steam. So far, my account has been safe. Origin scared me off though. For no reason, my account got hijacked and I lost all the games I bought from them. Shxt! I'm never going back to Origin!!!
Amazon and Half for online. GameStop for retail.