Not everyone likes spending $60 to play the newest releases, and many are content waiting months or years to get stellar deals on games. Thanks to the world of online shopping, it’s easier than ever for gamers with a variety of budgets to make informed purchases on the games they love to play. Let’s take a look at some websites that offer the best deals and information for frugal gamers.
If you’re in the market for cheap games, you’re going to want to know about Cheap Ass Gamer. The frugal gamers that frequent the site and forums consistently update one another on new deals across a wide variety of different stores and websites. Even better, important store-wide deals and promotions are often stickied at the top of the boards to help you navigate directly to major savings. There’s also a separate area of the forum that allows gamers to trade games and accessories with each other on a feedback and reputation system.
In addition to the community of self-proclaimed cheap ass gamers, the site itself offers price tracking, wish lists, contests, and giveaways. There’s even a regular podcast to follow where you can get a few laughs and learn about the newest games from its charming hosts.
Much like Cheap Ass Gamer, Slickdeals is a great resource with an active community that updates the site with daily deals from around the web. Rather than forum updates like Cheap Ass Gamer, Slickdeals is a bit more streamlined and direct with individual visual-based listings making navigation a breeze. Plenty of search options make it easy to round up anything you need, and since the site also encompasses many other useful things like clothing, tech, and travel accessories, it’s a great all-in-one site for deals.
The UK equivalent, hotukdeals, similarly offers a bevy of daily game and accessory deals. Like its American cousin, it encompasses various other types of goods too, making it an invaluable bookmark if you’re on a budget.
Everyone’s heard of Amazon, but did you know that you can score some of the best deals on console and PC games there? They consistently run incredible deals on physical games for every platform and even have specific sections set up for games under $10. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you also get $10 in Amazon credit each time you pre-order a game. Not every title is a part of this deal, but you’d be surprised at how many AAA games apply.
Additionally, Amazon Prime members get automatically signed up for Twitch Prime, granting access to a plethora of in-game items across every major platform, free games, a free Twitch channel subscription every month, exclusive emotes, and more.
Humble Bundle has been around for a while, but the sweet deals just keep getting better if you’re a PC gamer. Not only does the store sell cheap game keys, but they’ve upped the savings with their Humble Monthly subscription. For only $12 a month, you can have access to 20% off most Humble Bundle store purchases and a ton of free AAA and indie games sent to you for redemption on Steam every single month.
Some months have seen as high as 11 titles and have included popular games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Destiny 2, Overwatch, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. If you do your gaming on PC, you won’t find a better dice roll than this.
We all remember GameFly’s commercials years ago, but many gamers don’t realize they’re still alive and kicking. You can still rent games and keep them as long as you’d like using one of two affordable plans that should suit most budgets. They send them to you, you play them, and you send them back when you’re done. There’s even a 30-day free trial available for you to give them a shot and see how their service works for you.
If you prefer to own your games, their selection of used games spans every major console and handheld of the past few generations, and the prices are generally below the average selling price of other sites. With so many benefits, GameFly is worth bookmarking for any frugal gamer.