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Amazon Selling PC Games Crazy Cheap Today Only

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Today only, PC gamers can purchase downloadable AAA games from EA, 2K Games, Ubisoft and others for as little as $5.00!

If you're looking for something interesting but cheap to play on your sparkling new hardware, Amazon has kicked-off a huge one-day sale on downloadable PC games. While Amazon isn't exactly community-driven like Steam, the online retailer retains the purchase within the cloud, allowing customers to download their game now or later. This definitely comes in handy when hard drives give up the ghost.

Amazon's sale consists of 21 titles ranging from the original Dead Space to Crysis 2. Prices range from $5.00 USD to $34.99 USD. The cheapest games you'll find here are Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Dead Space and Duke Nukem Forever for Mac. Here's the complete list:

Alice: Madness Returns ($7.49)
ANNO 2070
($34.99)
Battlefield Bad Company 2
($7.99)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam - Expansion [Online Game Code]
($7.99)
Bulletstorm
($7.99)
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
($5.00)
Civilization IV and V - Pack
($17.98)
Crysis Maximum Edition
($8.99)
Crysis 2
($9.99)
Dead Space
($5.00)
Dead Space 2
($7.99)
Darkspore
($7.99)
Dragon Age Pack
($11.99)
Dragon Age Pack [Mac]
($11.99)
Duke Nukem Forever [Mac
] ($5.00)
Medal of Honor
($7.99)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
($7.99)
Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
($8.99)
Sid Meier's Civilization V
($8.99)
Spore
($7.99)
Spore [Mac]
($7.99)

Also, here's a list of instructions regarding game keys and re-downloading:

If your product requires keys or codes you can retrieve them from Your Game Library by following these instructions:
1. Finish downloading your game
2. Visit Your Game Library at www.Amazon.com/YourGameLibrary/
3. Find your game in the list
4. Click on the "View Product Key" button.

You will also be able to re-download your game again whenever you want from Your Game Library by clicking on the "Download" button.

If you need more information, please visit Amazon Game Downloads Help:
www.Amazon.com/Help/GameDownloads/

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    phamhlam , January 31, 2012 2:40 PM
    Crysis 2 for $10? Are you kidding me?
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    rad666 , January 31, 2012 2:46 PM
    Crysis 2 for $10? At least now people may actually by their benchmarking software...
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  • 21 Hide
    phamhlam , January 31, 2012 2:40 PM
    Crysis 2 for $10? Are you kidding me?
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    skaz , January 31, 2012 2:41 PM
    Awesome find thank you Toms! I'm going to finally give crysis 2 a try at $10.
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    rohitbaran , January 31, 2012 2:41 PM
    Well, pretty attractive prices, but I have bought many AAA games more often with under $10 prices on steam.
  • 21 Hide
    rad666 , January 31, 2012 2:46 PM
    Crysis 2 for $10? At least now people may actually by their benchmarking software...
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    Anonymous , January 31, 2012 2:48 PM
    These sales are nothing new. Amazon has had these games on sale at the same/lower prices throughout January. The only thing special about today is that they're all on sale at once.
    That being said, if you still have the $5 promotional code (from buying a digital PC game from Amazon during December), use it now before it expires.
    Also, many Amazon digital games activate on Steam or Origin. Just activate it using the key you get.
    Finally, Duke Nukem Forever should activate on Steam, and Steam will give you the PC version too for it.
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    sunflier , January 31, 2012 3:26 PM
    I am a FPS for PC and have played many, MANY FPS games and I LOVED Crysis. But I got Crysis 2 for $10 from Steam about 2-3mos ago. I played through first 3 or 4 levels and just couldn't bring myself to carry on. Graphics aside (which were 'ok') I could NOT see a parallel between Crysis & Crysis 2. It was a boring story line. Not sure if I agree with the side missions either. Just wasn't the same Crysis I was used too. If I could sell my Steam copy I would.
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    bigdragon , January 31, 2012 3:30 PM
    Anyone notice a pattern with all these titles on sale? Most of it is EA shovel-ware. I suppose it is better to buy through Amazon than to get this stuff through Origin. I've had more problems with Origin in a couple months than I've had with Steam since its beginning. At least with Amazon purchases you don't have to worry about having what you did buy suddenly disappear.
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    matt_b , January 31, 2012 3:31 PM
    thejerm333These sales are nothing new. Amazon has had these games on sale at the same/lower prices throughout January.

    Yes, for the past two months they have had a lot of impressive sales. What was even sweeter was that they had most of these sales over the course of December (and many more) and included a $5 credit for a purchase in January - making many titles this past month on this list free if they were only $5 (or darn close). I have been very impressed with Amazon and their prices, if only they could develop a central area on amazon.com dedicated to games where you could log in and view what you have and so on. I'm picturing something kin to Steam's game library page on their client - not just a purchase history within your account.
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    marciocattini , January 31, 2012 3:46 PM
    Anyone knows how to download these games from overseas? any good free proxy servers?
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    jaber2 , January 31, 2012 3:56 PM
    Been so long since I played these types of games, I will try civilization.
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    darkchazz , January 31, 2012 4:16 PM
    I preordered crysis 2 on steam, it's ok nothing special about it.
    The engine, though, is absolutely amazing... been playing with the sandbox 3 editor for the last few months...

    Here's how crysis 1 can look like in CryEngine 3, made this yesterday:
    http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6636/tinyisland.jpg
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    xenol , January 31, 2012 4:28 PM
    It's like Steam Christmas all over again! Curse you Amazon for perpetuating my game neglect!
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    shakl , January 31, 2012 4:32 PM
    Amazon has been kicking Steams butt in sales lately. I got ME2 for 5 bucks which also got me the $5 promo code which I used to get NFS: Hot Pursuit for 3 bucks.

    I remember they had -75% off GTA 4 in the beginning of January, sucks they didn't rehash that deal.
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    brandoncatz , January 31, 2012 4:47 PM
    NFS: Hot Pursuit is definitely worth it if you even remotely enjoy racing games.
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    gm0n3y , January 31, 2012 5:29 PM
    I may pick up Civ V today then. Thanks Tom's!
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    hapkido , January 31, 2012 5:49 PM
    thejerm333That being said, if you still have the $5 promotional code (from buying a digital PC game from Amazon during December), use it now before it expires.


    I have a $5 code. Amazon won't let me apply it to Deadspace or the Burnout pack. First it said the code couldn't be applied, now it says it's already been used. It's been sitting in my email inbox for a month, so it looks like they gave me a $5 code I can't use. I'll see if support can help me out.
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    madooo12 , January 31, 2012 7:07 PM
    darkchazzI preordered crysis 2 on steam, it's ok nothing special about it.The engine, though, is absolutely amazing... been playing with the sandbox 3 editor for the last few months...Here's how crysis 1 can look like in CryEngine 3, made this yesterday:http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6636/tinyisland.jpg

    the picture's shadows are stupid, it treats the sun as a close light source and the shadows of the trees have different angles, unlike in reality where shadows of objects made by the sun are nearly paralell

    maybe the engine needs some fixing
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    Pallimud , January 31, 2012 8:03 PM
    hapkidoI have a $5 code. Amazon won't let me apply it to Deadspace or the Burnout pack. First it said the code couldn't be applied, now it says it's already been used. It's been sitting in my email inbox for a month, so it looks like they gave me a $5 code I can't use. I'll see if support can help me out.


    Those two games are specifically mentioned as not working with the January $5 promo. I had the same issue but read at the top of the listing page that they were excluded.
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    Alein , January 31, 2012 8:18 PM
    To bad its only good for USA.
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    Achoo22 , January 31, 2012 9:07 PM
    Great post! Thanks for the heads-up!
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