Steam’s Activision sale is once again barely a sale1 May 2014
In fairness, this isn’t the most horrible sale I’ve ever seen. On the decent end of things you’ve got a free multiplayer weekend for Call of Duty: Ghosts (if you really, really consider that “decent”, anyway). Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is only £3.74, if you haven’t picked that up yet, and the collections of Space Quest and King’s Quest games are a fiver each. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is only £1.49. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD might even be worth a punt at £4.99, too.
On the more ridiculous end of the scale, alas, are the bigger titles. The original Call of Duty – which came out in 2003 – has been “discounted” to £11.24. Modern Warfare, World at War, and Modern Warfare 2 are “only” £14.99. Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, and Black Ops 2 are down to a mere £29.99. Amusingly, Ghosts is currently cheaper than these, as that’s been pulled down to £26.79. Some of this might seem vaguely reasonable! If you forget that Call of Duty Classic, an HD update of the 2003 title, is pretty much a tenner normally as a downloadable title on the Xbox, so the discount to £11.24 maybe isn’t that special after all. Although at least you can play it with mouse and keyboard.
Still, it’s worth wandering over to the sale to take a look. Something might take your fancy, and if you really think that Black Ops 2 is worth £29.99, then hey, go for it – although I’d be very, very surprised if you can’t find a boxed copy for PC a lot cheaper than that.