Top 5 ways to save on PC games
You might not always have the money to get a new game, because let’s face it, games are expensive. Most new games that come out are around $60, and older games are still expensive if they are not on sale. For PC gamers, buying used isn’t really an option. This article lists the top 5 ways you can save on PC games. It includes websites, subscriptions, and tips on how you can save some cash.
1. Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle is the best way to get new PC games for the cheapest price. Humble Bundle is a website that sells a collection of game bundles for PC, mobile game bundles, and digital eBooks. You can name your own price, and the bundles get swapped out for new games every two weeks. It’s for a good cause too, because a portion of the price goes towards charity. Humble Bundle makes the top of the list because they have the best collections of games for the best price.
2. Green Man Gaming
Green Man Gaming is a great website for getting discounts on games. They offer 20% off on all games, including new releases. You can buy a Steam key, and start downloading instantly. The only downside to the website is that they might not always have what you are looking for. For getting new releases though, this website is the best option.
3. Origin access
Origin access is a subscription based service through EA. For $4.99 a month you can have unlimited access to their vault of over 25 games. Some of the games include; Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, FIFA 16, and Mass Effect. The subscription also includes First Play, which allows you to play new games before they are released. Origin access is a really good way to get a handful of games at a cheap price.
4. Beta Testing and Demos
It’s a good idea to sign up for beta testing on new games you’re interested in. If selected, you can play a new game for free while helping to test it. Also, you should download game demos if they are available. A lot of the time you get to play a good portion of the game for free. You can spend hours having fun with games from beta testing and demos. This gives you a way to test the game out for yourself, so if you buy it you’re not wasting your money on a game you won’t like.
There is some controversy over the G2A website, with some saying that it is not reputable. However, it does need mentioning because you can get some really great deals on their site. They sell CD-keys for Steam, Origin, U-Play, Battle.net and more. You can get games up to 90% off on their site. But, be careful because G2A doesn’t sell the keys directly but is a marketplace for other sellers to sell their keys.
There you have it, some great ideas on saving money on PC games. Of course, sales are great. But, if you can’t wait for a sale, this list will help you out. Now that you know how to save, you can start playing!
Do you have any ideas on how you can save on buying PC games? Let me know in the comments section.