Our friends at Green Man Gaming (disclosure: Green Man Gaming are a sponsor of PCGamesN - there’s more about what that means at the bottom of this post) are this month’s best Santa: they’re detonating a voucher bomb every day this week on a brilliant selection of classic and/or excellent PC games.
That includes daily voucher discounts on big-hitters like Guild Wars 2, Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Football Manager 2013 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, sitting alongside discounts on games if you pre-order some of next year’s biggest.
Read on for the details.
Before we begin: a quick word about how Green Man Gaming work. They’re an indie digital retailer that sell both digital downloads and games that unlock on other retail clients. So: they’ll sell you games for their Capsule client, but also Steam codes, Origin codes and unlock codes for MMO games. If you’re a rabid bargain hunter - then you’ll want to keep an eye on them.
So: to the deals!
From Thursday 1200 GMT, until Saturday 15th December 12.00 GMT
You can get Chivalry, the slightly ridonculous medieval hack and slash first-person thing: for 50% off. It unlocks on Steam.
From Friday 7th Dec 12.00 GMT to Saturday 8th Dec 12.00 GMT
You’ll get the Guild Wars 2 Digital Edition for 30% off: but apply this voucher at check out: GMG30-PXG98-CXR61.
Hitman: Absolution is also 35% off: but apply the voucher GMG35-3PPWQ-TEONQ at checkout. Hitman unlocks on Steam.
From Saturday 8th December 1200 GMT to Sunday 9th Dec 12.00 GMT
Lego: Lord of the Rings is 30% off, as long as you apply the voucher GMG30-KDJQC-BWQCE. Lego: Lord of the Rings unlocks on Steam.
Doom 3 is 40% off if you use the code GMG40-9X5OP-PBQA8 at checkout. It unlocks on Steam.
From Sunday 9th Dec 1200 GMT to Monday 10th Dec 12.00 GMT
Football Manager 2013 is 35% off if you use the code GMG35-0VJBL-WKQEA at checkout. It unlocks on Steam.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is 30% off if you use the code GMG30-0LKXU-EPF98 at checkout. It unlocks on Steam.
From Monday 10th December 1200 GMT through to Tuesday 11th December 1200 GMT
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is 40% off if you use the voucher GMG40-4DIJU-TT4PB. It unlocks on Steam.
Dark Souls is 30% off if you use the voucher GMG30-06DO3-LTVV9. It unlocks on Steam.
From Tuesday 11th December 1200 GMT through to Wednesday 12th December 1200 GMT
ArmA 2: Combined Ops (the version of ArmA you’ll want to play DayZ) is 35% off if you apply the code GMG35-O90RW-Q2CD2. This game unlocks on Green Man Gaming’s capsule client.
Fallout: New Vegas is 50% off if you apply the code GMG50-MZRFC-P9H77. It unlocks on Steam.
From Wednesday 12th December 1200 GMT through to Thursday 13th December 12OO GMT
Far Cry 3 is 30% off if you you apply the code GMG30-FC31S-GR34T. It unlocks on the Green Man Gaming capsule client, and requires the Ubisoft uPlay client.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is 30% off for European gamers if they apply the code GMG30-H86GA-AQB2H. It unlocks on the Green Man Gaming capsule client and requires the Ubisoft uPlay client.
From Thursday 13th December 1200 GMT through to Friday 14th December 1200 GMT
Borderlands 2 Season Pass is 30% off if you apply the code GMG30-BL2SE-ASONP
Important information: all deals are subject to availability, and while stocks last. So, you know. Don't hang about.
Right. Let’s have a brief moment to consider what we’ve done so far.
Take a deep breath. And relax. The armageddon continues.
In the preorder offer, customers who buy any of the following games will receive a one time use voucher that will give them 35% off their next purchase. Which is, frankly, a bit ridiculous. The games on offer are:
Bioshock: Infinite (unlocks on Steam, but not available in the UK)
SimCity Limited Edition (£49.99, unlocks on Origin)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (£29, unlocks on Steam)
Company of Heroes 2 (£39.99, unlocks on Steam)
Crysis 3 (£39.99 for download version, £34.99 for boxed product, unlocks on Origin)
Dead Space 3 (£39.99, unlocks on Origin)
Aliens: Colonial Marines (£39.99, unlocks on Steam)
Dead Island: Riptide (£34.99, unlocks on Steam)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (£34.99, unlocks on Steam)
Metro: Last Light (£34.99, unlocks on Steam)
Tomb Raider (£26.99, unlocks on Steam)
Important terms: this voucher can only be used on select PC Download games. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with another promotional offer (e.g. voucher, cashback) and will expire 21 days after receipt.
This isn’t the end. There is more, always more. There are always more vouchers. Always more discounts. Like a film villain coming back from the apparent dead for one last drunken assault on your wallet.
Here it comes.
25% off PC digital games on Green Man Gaming.
Use this voucher: GMG25-CZPYL-D5MQ6 when you check out.
And with that, final burst it appears to...
OH NO WAIT.
Apparently they’ve started selling PS3s. WHAT MADNESS IS THIS.
The nice man from corporate land says that UK customers can buy a PS3 with Uncharted 3 and Gran Turismo 5 for £197.99.
There is now no money left in gaming. The voucher apocalypse is over. All that remains is a giant mushroom cloud over your wallet.
And, the inevitable disclaimer.
Disclosure: Green Man Gaming are advertisers and sponsors of PCGamesN. We’re proud to have them onboard. They’ll let us know early about any deals that are taking place on their site, but don’t approve copy or any of the content we post. If it wasn’t for them, Jeremy’s rehabilitation into polite society would have been all but a dream.