Summer is in full effect! It’s time to finally catch up on all those games you’ve been putting off and catch up on additions and expansions to your favorite games. Of course if you’ve been sitting back waiting for a few choice titles to drop in price before you snatch them up, then our friends over at Games Republic just might be able to help you out. Games Republic has started a ten day Summer Sale event offering over 200 titles at up to 90% off of their original retail price. Whether you’re looking for an adventure through epic worlds, a strategic test of your tactical prowess, or a first-person pulse-pounding shooter that will push your reflexes to the limit, Games Republic has you covered on all of these fronts and more.
At the top of the list are some of the better offerings to hit shelves recently. If you didn’t know, id Software is back and better than ever with the title that made them famous: DOOM. Players return to the visor of the iconic Doom Guy for another hardcore romp across a derelict Mars station and into the bowels of Hell. GameWatcher found it to be a stellar return to form, giving it a. Fans of the fast-paced gorefest that was the original owe it to themselves to check this one out.
DOOM wasn’t the only game to return to form. Dark Souls 3 also came as a welcome addition and fitting final chapter to the much lauded Souls series. If you crave an adventure that will push your sword and sorcery skills to their limits or you’re just a fan of the series waiting to see the final chapter, Dark Souls 3 is well worth your time. It scored ahere at GameWatcher.
Finally, one of the most mechanically advanced wargame strategy franchises, Hearts of Iron returned with the fourth entry in the series. Hearts of Iron IV continues the war strategy method of its previous entries, allowing players to take up the reigns of any nation in the world during the tumultuous time of World War II. This entry does well in bringing back many of the complex mechanics of the previous games while doing its part to guide new players into how to handle it. We gave it an.
Each of these games is on sale for over 20% off. You can find links to their sale pages below.
Newly released favorites aren’t all you’ll find in the Games Republic Summer Sale. There are a few developer and publisher-specific sales going on too. Up first we have Codemasters. For the racing fan, Codemasters will keep you sated with the Grid and F1series. Both offer their own brand of high octane fun and you can find numerous games from both series on sale for up to 80% off during the sale.
If you ever feel like being the bad guy, there’s the Overlord series as well. In these games, evil is your cup of tea as you take on the role of the leader of a multitude of gremlin-like minions and command them to do your nefarious bidding. You’ll hunt heroes, rebuild your proud fortress, and make the world a generally worse place for do-gooders everywhere. You can pick up each of the games in the series for up to 75% off.
Finally, for the tactical trigger finger, there’s the Operation: Flashpoint series. These games aren’t the beefy one-man-army shooter like DOOM. Instead, they take on a much more tactically considerate approach. You’ll coordinate with your allies survive to the completion of each mission against battle-hardened enemies. Both Dragon Rising and Red River are on sale for 75% off.
You can find each of these deals and more on the Codemasters Sale page.
For our final spotlight, we’re featuring Nordic Games. The publisher has picked up quite a few fantastic IPs over the years, making a handsome library of games and Games Republic is offering most of the Nordic catalogue on sale for up to 90% off. You’ll find classics like Supreme Commander lauded as one of the most exciting, mechanically solid, and large scale real-time strategy games of all time. It features a strong science-fiction campaign and epic mass unit battles. You can pick it up for 75% off right now.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, but don’t feel like laboring with a crippling difficulty, there’s also the Darksiders series. In each game, you take on the role of one of the horsemen of the apocalypse, who have been called down and mistakenly ushered in the end of the world. You’ll battle both angels and demons and solve numerous puzzles across two quite epic campaigns. Each individual game and the collection is on sale for up to 80% off.
Finally, for those that just want to break everything, there’s the Red Faction series. Taking place on Mars, You take on the role of any number of protagonists that ally themselves with the Red Faction in an attempt to take back the freedom of the workers from the corporate conglomerates that treat them like slaves. Red Faction pioneered environmental destructibility. Each of these games from the humble beginning to the most recent entry upped the ante with new and exciting ways to use your environment to your advantage with each destructive weapon. Guerilla, Armageddon, and a collection of the entire series are on sale for up to 90% off.
You can find each of these and other deals on the Nordic Games sale page.
Feeling a little naughty or perhaps almost entirely law-abiding? Rockstar Games has a great number of pretty exquisite titles to suit your tastes. They've run the gamut over the years as envelope pushers to the nearly highest degree when it comes to both controversial and groundbreaking content in their games. Now you can check out an extensive portion of their catalogue at significant discounts running up to 80% off.
First up there's the iconic Grand Theft Auto games. These games revolutionized open-world environments in a modern and realistic, if not lampooned setting. You can go all the way back to the beginning of the game's foray into full 3D space with the Trilogy Pack that includes Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, step into the boots of an immigrant trying to escape a rough life and start anew in America in Grand Theft Auto IV, or take up the roles of three massively different, yet equally sketchy criminals in Grand Theft Auto V.
Of course, if you're looking to be on the side of justice, Rockstar has you covered with L.A. Noire. This noire journey back to the late 1940s as detective Cole Phelps. With some of the most revolutionary detective and interrogation systems around, you'll make your way from beat cop on the street to hard-boiled detective in this journey of justice, disgrace, and redemption.
Finally, if you're looking to go inbetween the worlds of law and the underground, there's the Max Payne Trilogy. Players take on the role of Payne in his bullet riddled descent into tragedy as he fights ruthlessly against the criminal underworld and corrupt figureheads that took everything away from him. Max Payne was the game that invented Bullet Time in video games and you'll use it plenty as you aim to riddle your enemies in dramatic gunfights.
You can find all of these deals on the Rockstar sale page.
2K Games has done pretty good for themselves over the last couple decades. The publisher/developer has acquired and build a long catalogue of eclectic video games for just about every kind of gamer and during this sale, you can get your hands on some choice titles for up to 80% off. First up we have the tried and true Civilization games. During the sale, you can get your hands on Civilization V, Beyond Earth, and all of their DLC at a highly discounted price. Civilization games since the fifth have set a gold standard of 4X strategy that no one should go without playing at least once.
Of course if you're looking for a strategy game that's less grand-scale and more tactical, you should look no further than Firaxis' reboot of the XCOM franchise. Both XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2 are prime returns to the alien defense tactical strategy that players have come to know and love. These games will challenge you to manage resources in an escalating invasion of Earth and bring back every soldier that you can as you level them up and make them more effective.
Of course if all the shooting in XCOM has your own trigger finger itching, have no fear. The Borderlands games will cure what ails you. The original Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequal are all on sale. Each of these games allows you and three friends to take up the role of one of four characters hunting vaults in or around the harsh environments of the planet Pandora. You'll fight, level up, and arm yourself with practically trillions of guns just ready and rearing to blow enemies apart in Diablo-esque first-person loot n' shoot.
These deals and more can be found on the 2K Games sale page
If you're up for something a bit less reflex intensive and far more adventurous, we would like to point you in the direction of Daedalic Entertainment. Daedalic has build up quite a collection of franchises over the years. Each explores a widely different world and theme, from the utterly fantastica, to the bleak and terrifying, to the downright funny and irreverent. Whatever suits your adventurous fancy, Daedalic probably has you covered, and you can get at their back catalogue for discounts running up to 90% off original prices.
First up is the Blackguards series. If you desire turn based combat with interesting and unique characters set in a dark, gothic, fantasy-fiction world, Blackguards will satisfy for hours upon hours of gameplay. The original Blackguards, its DLC, Untold Legends, and Blackguards 2 are all available during the sale.
Of course, if you're looking for something more futuristic or far darker, than Daedalic has you covered with Stasis. Stasis is an isometric point-and-click horror game set in aboard a derelict ship in space. You are a sole survivor who has just been rudely awoken from a long sleep only to find your ship has become a deathtrap. You must traverse the ship determining what happened along the way and finding a way to survive untold dangers and horror. Stasis is an immersive journey that will have you fearing the unknown at every turn as you struggle to find the path to proceed.
Of course if you're in the mood for a far more light affair, you can't really go wrong with the Deponia series. Deponia is a point-and-click adventure not unlike King's Quest or The Secret of Monkey Island. It features the adventures of Rufus as he bumbles his way through a world of troubles, fortunes, and love. Each of the games is vibrant and colorful and features rather humorous hi-jinks that play off of what you know about your point-and-click adventures. Each of the games in the Deponia series are on sale, as well as a complete collection of all of them.
If you're ready to shove off on a new adventure, you can check out these and other Daedalic deals on their sale page.
That’s our wrap-up for this sale, but there are numerous other games on sale as well. From high-profile hits to indie gems and from new releases to classics, there’s something for just about everyone in the Games Republic Summer Sale. Even if any of the afore-mentioned deals didn’t excite you, if you’re looking to catch up on recent releases or find something on the cheap to fill the time this summer, you need to head over to Games Republic and check out the Summer Sale. You can find the full catalogue of Summer Sale deals right.