It’s time again for Wednesday’s discount highlights. Also today we have selected the most beautiful game gems for you, which are currently available at well-known shops at bargain prices.
This time there are real top-class films for fans of action, strategy and adventure. Even a real multiplayer hit has cheated its way into the list. If you want to take a look at the new releases of the week beforehand, we have of course also compiled them for you.
Highlight of the week: Stellaris – Ultimate Bundle
Genre: 4X Strategy | Developer: Paradox | Release: 09. May 2016 | Platform: Steam | Preis: 108 dollars (at Steam) | Offer valid until: 23. May 2022
Stellaris: Overlord in the launch trailer: The big addon with megastructures is here!
The space behemoth Stellaris is one of those 4X strategy games that you can invest years of your life in. Not only because there are countless adjustment screws and up to 1,000 star systems and 30 AI empires per campaign, giving you the opportunity to have a completely different experience every time you play the game.
But also because it is one of those typical paradox games that have been maintained over the years and decades and new content has been added. Fans of Crusader Kings 3 or Europa Universalis 4 know what we’re talking about.
In the brand new Overlord DLC, the already exemplary diplomacy system is expanded to include vassal contracts, with which you can dictate the exact conditions to subjugated empires. Will you offer them benevolent terms that will benefit you both, or exploit them ruthlessly and risk rebellion? You can find out all the details about the DLC in our expert test:
Stellaris: Overlord im Test:
This DLC is killing me and I love it
The Ultimate Bundle is the ideal opportunity to catch up on DLCs you’ve missed so far, or to jump right in at full throttle. The most comprehensive Stellaris package that has ever existed offers savings of over 120 dollars. Conveniently, the total price subtracts any items already in your library.
More exciting offers
In addition to Steam, GOG and Humble also offer attractive discounts. Once again we have compiled the highlights for you. As usual, you can find links to the offers in our price comparison list further down.
- Red Dead Redemption 2: The emotional action hit from the GTA makers lets you roam one of the liveliest (Wild West) open worlds of all time as the grumpy cowboy Arthur Morgan. The interlocking of the open world and the story is unparalleled to this day. (Reduced by 50 percent to 30 dollars on Steam. Valid until May 19, 7:00 p.m.)
- Hunt: Showdown: Since its release in 2019, the atmospheric multiplayer shooter has become an absolute hit and a real masterpiece. Here, alone or with friends, you hunt down all sorts of nightmarish bugs in Louisiana’s bayou in the late 19th century. The greatest danger, however, are often the other players who are also trying to kill you. (Reduced by 50 percent to 20 dollars on Steam. Valid until May 19, 7:00 p.m.)
A multiplayer hater is playing Hunt: Showdown:
Can this go well?
- Insurgency: Sandstorm: The hyper-realistic team shooter in the Unreal 4 engine demands a good eye and a high level of attention from you in the tactical house warfare in the Middle East. Noises in particular are of great importance, because the developers have put a lot of effort into locating them. The in-game voice chat also comes out of your character’s mouth (on Steam reduced by 50 percent to 15 dollars. Valid until May 23)
- Detroit: Become Human: In the sci-fi adventure from the interactive story specialists at Quantic Dream, you take on the role of three very different characters who, amidst the tensions between androids and humans, hold their fates in their own hands and the fates of many others. (Reduced by 50 percent on Steam to 20 dollars. Bilt until May 23)
- Psychonauts 2: LucasArts legend Tim Schafer’s 3D platformer continues a genre that was thought to be almost extinct. With its offbeat humor and lots of funny ideas, our testers, including editor-in-chief Heiko Klinge, were literally blown away. Those who are said to be dead live longer! (Reduced by 40 percent at GOG to 35.99 dollars. Valid until May 24th)
Plus Podcast – Episode 118:
How Psychonauts 2 ushers in the new heyday of the critics’ favourites
- Kenshi: The sometimes bulky sandbox role-playing game has gathered a passionate fan base that comes up with fun challenges thanks to the absolute freedom that prevails here. An example? This YouTuber started the game as a crawling torso without arms and legs, abandoned in the desert all alone. (Reduced by 55 percent to around 12 dollars on Steam. Valid until May 23)
- Resident Evil: Village: The survival horror game with a strong story impact has been getting absolutely dream ratings on Steam since its release a year ago. It takes place a few years after Resident Evil 7 and sends you as Ethan Winters through a village full of horrible beasts and an adjoining creepy castle. (Reduced by 50 percent to $30 in the Humble Spring Sale. Ends May 24th)
- Death Stranding: The open world adventure of Metal Gear inventor Hideo Kojima, which is widely known as very unusual, has you as a sci-fi courier carrying backpacks full of goods through landscapes that are as beautiful as they are apocalyptically barren. In the cinematic cutscenes, the popular series star Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) shines with his typical outsider charm. (On Steam reduced by 20 percent to 32 dollars; Directors Cut upgrade 8 dollars. Valid until May 19th 19:00)
With the Director’s Cut finally also interesting for skeptics
Brand new and already reduced
This game is celebrating its Early Access release until May 19 at 7:00 p.m. with a 15 percent discount:
- Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator 2: The wonderfully absurd battle kit goes into the second round and wants to be bigger, better and above all even more crazy. Here you let armies of trolls, battle ducks, Chuck Norris or 16 other unit types compete against each other millions of times and, as an almighty puller, you can let physically correctly simulated tidal waves wash over them. For our detailed game presentation, go here:
Five million zombies against a million Romans?
This simulator breaks all limits
Adventure fans should also on GOG look around carefully, because there, in addition to many other pearls, there are games from the Deponia, Sherlock Holmes and Baphomet’s Curse series greatly reduced.
Price comparison offers
In our practical overview you can see all the sale highlights at a glance. Here you can also compare the different prices of the platforms and retailers.
|game / shop||Steam||GOG||Humble||Gamesplanet|
|Stellaris: Ultimate Bundle||108,40 Euro||–||–||–|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||29,99 Euro||–||29,99 Euro||29,99 Euro|
|Hunt: Showdown||19,99 Euro||–||–||–|
|Insurgency: Standstorm||14,99 Euro||–||14,99 Euro||26,99 Euro|
|Detroit: Become Human||19,95 Euro||–||19,95 Euro||35,91 Euro|
|Psychonauts 2||59,99 Euro||35,99 Euro||35,99 Euro||–|
|Kenshi||12,14 Euro||26,99 Euro||26,98 Euro||–|
|Resident Evil: Village||59,99 Euro||–||29,99 Euro||49,79 Euro|
|Death Stranding||31,99 Euro||–||39,99 Euro||35,99 Euro|
|Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator 2||14,27 Euro||–||–||–|