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Summer Scorcher deals - Great PC games for $5 and under
By Sam Jones - 23rd Jun 2021Games
Unmissable PC games offers that are too hot to miss
Haven't visited us for a while or new to the site? You might have seen that the Summer Scorcher event is giving you over 2,000 deals to search through for fantastic AAA and Indie PC game offers - blimey, we might be here a while!
But if payday is looming and you're looking to spend a few dollars or pounds on new games for your library, you're in luck as Summer Scorcher has some unbelievably good deals with many AAAs and Indies from top publishers for under $5!
Here, we've rounded up our top pick of game deals at $5 USD or under for you to enjoy - you're welcome!
Don your crazy looking masks and get ready to embark on another epic crime spree with PAYDAY 2. In this action-packed, four-player co-op shooter, you'll once again join the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC.
The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?
A brand new arsenal for the serious heister, covering everything from sniper and assault rifles to compact PDWs and SMGs. Once you've settled for a favorite, you can modify it with optics, suppressors, fore grips, reticles, barrels, frames, stocks and more, all of which will affect the performance of your weapon.
Invest in any of five special Skill Trees - Mastermind, Enforcer, Ghost, Technician and Fugitive - as you progress through the game. Each features a deep customization tree of associated skills and equipment to master, and they can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate heister.
You and your friends will need to choose your crew carefully - when the job goes down you'll need the right mix of skills on your side.
Tomb Raider GOTY Edition
Witness the gritty origin story of Lara Croft as she becomes the legendary explorer that she was born to be with the Tomb Raider GOTY Edition. You'll experience a young broken survivor that must go up against the elements and dangerous organizations all while unravelling the dark history of a forgotten island.
Explore the mysterious island of Yamatai where you'll solve environmental puzzles, engage in visceral combat and stealth, and explore eerie tombs that hold many secrets. Salvage resources, gain experience and upgrade Lara’s weapons and tools to survive the island’s hostile inhabitants.
Hunting, exploring, and defeating enemies will allow you to build a stronger, more versatile Lara.
If you loved the original titles in the Tomb Raider franchise, you'll thoroughly enjoy this multi-award-winning action-adventure. Plus, this bundle includes 21 DLC packs for the single-player and online multiplayer modes.
Embrace unrivaled destruction in Battlefield 4, in which you'll revel in the glorious chaos of all-out war packed with rewarding, tactical challenges in an interactive environment. Demolish the buildings shielding your enemy and lead an assault from the back of a gun boat.
You have the freedom to do more and be more, playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. There is no comparison. Immerse yourself in the glorious chaos of all-out war.
Enjoy dynamic battlefields with interactive environments react to your actions in real-time, so go ahead and trigger a shipwreck or flood the streets. Your opponents won't know what hit 'em!
Experience an unmatched level of all-out war with more vehicles and destruction than ever before. Plus, the huge scope and scale of the maps grants you the freedom to play to your strengths and carve your own path to victory.
Assetto Corsa features an advanced DirectX 11 graphics engine that recreates an immersive environment, dynamic lighting and realistic materials and surfaces - giving you one of the most authentic racing experiences around. This engine immerses you with features never seen on any other racing simulator such as tyre flat spots, heat cycles including graining and blistering, very advanced aerodynamic simulation with active movable aerodynamics parts controlled in real time by telemetry input channels, hybrid systems with kers and energy recovery simulation.
The game is extremely detailed with single-player and multiplayer options, exclusive licensed cars reproduced with the best accuracy possible, thanks to the official cooperation of Car Manufacturers.
The circuits have been developed using Laser scan technology, in order to guarantee the highest level of accuracy possible in reproducing real world motor racing environments.
Monza, Silverstone, Imola, Mugello, Spa, Brands Hatch and many more tracks, including the historical reproduction of Monza, that brings again to life the legendary Sopraelevata, the high-speed oval where races were staged until 1961.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Enter the ultimate playground and go undercover to help crackdown dangerous gangs in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning action-adventure Sleeping Dogs. With this Definitive Edition, you'll destroy your opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat using an unmatched martial arts system, as well as dominating Hong Kong’s buzzing streets in thrilling illegal street races and tearing it up in explosive firearms action.
A vibrant, neon city teaming with life, Hong Kong’s exotic locations and busy streets and markets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. Play as Wei Shen – the highly skilled undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out.
You'll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. All 24 previously available DLC extensions have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point.
Alongside a wealth of new technological, audio and visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive!
A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin with the 'Overwhelmingly Positive' rated Borderlands 2. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack.
Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in four player co-op on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet. Share your adventures with friends both online and via LAN.
Borderlands 2 features a seamless system enabling you to drop in and drop out of a campaign without ever having to restart the game. On top of that you can even take your new gear from any game to any other!
In addition to the new gun system, you will lust after procedurally generated shields, grenades, Relics, class mods and much, much more. And you thought the original Borderlands had a ton of loot.
A whole slew of new enemies are out there to kill you in Borderlands 2. Hulking, gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious predatory Stalkers and the Hyperion mechanical army, run by Handsome Jack, are just some of the new enemies in Borderlands 2.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Take control of a team of deadly specialists in hardcore tactical stealth action with Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. Set in Japan around the Edo period, you'll sneak in the shadows between dozens of enemies - choosing your approach when infiltrating mighty castles, snowy mountain monasteries or hidden forest camps.
Set traps, poison your opponents or completely avoid enemy contact!
The group is composed of very different personalities - working together as a team seems impossible at first - yet over the course of many missions, trust is won and friendships are made. The characters develop their own dynamic and each member will have to face their own personal demons.
One of the leaders of this team is Hayato, an agile ninja, who clears the way through his enemies silently, with his sword and shuriken. Samurai Mugen prefers a more powerful approach and can defeat more fiends at one time, but thus also forfeiting flexibility.
Aiko is a master of camouflage when she distracts enemies disguised as a Geisha. The street child Yuki places traps and decoys enemies towards their deadly fate, while the mysterious marksman Takuma however, relies on his sniper rifle and takes care of the enemies from a distance.
You'll have to carefully evaluate your options in order to master the challenging missions. Choose how each of the characters will behave as a team, which one is best equipped for each task and how can they best master the given missions. Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
The Skaven horde must be stopped, are you ready for battle?
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide sees you explore a world set in the iconic Warhammer Fantasy world, in this co-operative action first-person, shooter-melee combat adventure!
Set in and around the city of Ubersreik, players will control one of five brave heroes chosen to hunt down the rodent-men, Skavens. Each hero features different play-styles, abilities, gear and personality to the roster – meaning that there’s a character to suit each player’s ideal choice.
Make your way through dangerous levels and survive an apocalyptic invasion of relentless Skaven hordes. From the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire, stand your ground and help your brothers in arms.
Avoid a horrific death and fight as a team, your teamwork and ability to react quickly in sticky situations will be tested. With drop-in, drop-out multiplayer and the A.I bots able to fill vacant spot, you’ll always have a full team at your side, regardless of available players.
Each hero has their own unique weapons arsenal to choose from, hundreds in fact, allowing players to adjust their combat style to fit your gameplay preference. Swords, daggers, axes, hammers, bows, guns, magical staves – your armory has never looked so glorious.
Rewarding teamwork above all else, players are given loot dice at the end of a mission that will reward them with a weapon, a hat or a trinket. Completing side objectives means that better loot dice can be added to the roll.
Dash into intense dogfights and experience furious space combat using a wide range of weaponry and devices in action-focused space shooter EVERSPACE. You'll enjoy a single-player experience combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story.
EVERSPACE takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, beautifully crafted universe full of surprises. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell.
In each exciting run, you will face entirely new situations, ensuring countless hours of thrilling gameplay and generating myriad opportunities for individual, meaningful moments to experience. No matter how skilled you are, death is inevitable but is also only the beginning of a much larger journey.
Collect and mine valuable resources to either repair your ship’s systems or to craft new equipment and modifications for a much-needed advantage... it's your choice. Find blueprints for crafting, and hunt for exotic weaponry and equipment. You never know what will drop next.
Travel through vast, procedurally-generated levels with untold numbers of hidden dangers and treasures. A game of risk and reward awaits.
With the tools provided, it is up to you to make the best of your situation. Utilize every advantage and be creative to turn the odds in your favor. Every mistake could be your last.
Leave the depths of Rapture to soar among the clouds of Columbia - a technological marvel, the flying city is a beautiful and vibrant world that holds a very dark secret in BioShock Infinite. Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean.
He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape.
Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.
With deadly weapons in one hand, powerful Vigors in the other, and the ability to open Tears in time and space, fight your own way through the floating city to rescue Elizabeth and reach freedom.
Open Tears in time and space to shape the battlefield and turn the tide in combat by pulling weapons, turrets, and other resources out of thin air.