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Welcome one and all to Shoestring Gaming, where we lay out the best deals of the week for readers who want the best games without having to pay for them. New this week is a review of some of the best free indie games for those who already spent their game budget on season passes for Metal Gear Solid V, alongside the best deals across the Internet. Keep in mind that some of these deals are only for a limited time. TechRaptor bears no responsibility for any financial difficulties that may occur as a result of overindulgence.

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Witcher 3 is half off at Green Man Gaming.

Green Man Gaming has a very special deal this week, offering all users a voucher for 23% of their purchase. Go to the front page and click that link to get your voucher and then have fun. This voucher is only good until August 21st, so don’t wait. Also on Green Man Gaming, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is still half off. If you haven’t picked up your copy, that deal will probably be going away soon (Update: The 23% off voucher can’t be applied to the existing Witcher deal). Also on sale is Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide DLC and Just Cause 3 at 10% off. If you are a VIP you can also get discounts on games like Grand Theft Auto V, Life is Strange, and Pillars of Eternity.

At TechRaptor’s Games Republic, there are several games in their Monster Sale tab. Included is I Am Bread for half off, including the new Team Fortress themed content. Other games range from 50% to 80% off in the Monster Sale, but only for the the next day and a half. In the regular sale column, In Verbus Virtus is 33% off but only for the next day, so grab it while you can. You can also pre-order Act of Aggression for 15% off, which will also give you access to the multiplayer beta.

Bundle Stars is offering the entire Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor collection, including all DLC, for $23.99, as well as the Guardians of Middle Earth bundle. As always there are a variety of other highly discounted bundles, including the F.E.A.R. bundle for $5.99, which includes every game plus DLC.

Speaking of bundles, Humble Bundle, as always, is a great place to get a deal while also giving a little bit back. This month’s Humble Bundle features games that have versions on Android and PC and you can get both versions of each game, including Neverending Nightmares and Crowntakers. Proceeds for this month go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation or the American Red Cross.

On Steam, as always, tons of sales. This week on TechRaptor’s Steam Curator list, you can get Dead State: Reanimated for 50% off, the highly rated Kholat for 35% off, or Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 for 33% off. Don’t trust our opinion? There’s a lot of other deals to choose from, such as the indie puzzler Ichi, for only $0.49. So sell some Steam Cards.

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Arkham Knight is on sale for Playstation owners.

If you’re looking for console deals, Microsoft is holding a sale this week for Rockstar games on the Xbox 360. In the Playstation Store, all Batman: Arkham Knight content is on sale including the Season Pass. Also check out the Tom Clancy sale and EA sale featuring all the Battlefields. Not forgetting the Nintendo eShop, right now if you buy Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, you get both the 3DS and Wii U version for the price of one.

Ark: Survival Evolved is on sale at Amazon for 25% off. At GOGSaints Row: The Third – The Full Package, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and several other titles are on sale. And at Gamersgate, celebrate Legos with everything from Lego Batman to The Lego Movie, and Pacman with the Championship edition and Ms. PACMAN on sale this week.  Also, the new Devolver title OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood is available at Gamersgate for a discount.

Completely broke? Take to the Internet and improvise with some slightly more inventive free indie titles. Featured on Game Jolt this week is Iron Sunset, Shark Lake Fisherman, and YouTube favorite Towel RequiredThere’s still a lot of games to enjoy from their recent Game Jam, so check that out and feel free to try out some newly added games if you’re feeling particularly brave or bored. Also recommended in the free area is the point and click game Don’t Escape 3 found on Kongregate and Newgrounds.

Know any good deals this week and want to share? Leave a comment below with the info. Also let us know what kind of deals you would like to see on Shoestring!


Kindra Pring

Staff Writer

Teacher's aid by day. Gamer by night. And by day, because I play my DS on my lunch break. Ask me about how bad my aim is.