By Viet Do . October 9, 2013 . 11:10am
We’re a little over a month away from the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the fourth major installment to the franchise, and keen observers will note that the whole DLC/bonus pack stuff is getting a little bit out of hand.
By our quick count, there are at least 10 “DLC packs” available for Assassin’s Creed IV on day one of release – everything from different ships and weapons to different outfits. What’s worst is that these different packs are scattered among different retailers as pre-order incentives for the console versions of the game. For example, if you buy from Amazon, you’ll get a different pre-order pack than if you ordered from Best Buy.
With all of this, we haven’t even mentioned yesterday’s announced Season Pass yet, adding even more packs and 3 additional hours of gameplay.
If you don’t want to deal with figuring out which pre-order DLC pack you prefer, PC gamers can make life easier by just throwing money at the problem (hmm…). Ubisoft has bundled everything into the Gold Edition, which includes all 6 different pre-order DLC packs offered at the 6 different retailers, an additional “Aveline Pack” which was supposedly a PS4/PS3 “exclusive”, and the aforementioned Season Pass.
Cost of admission? $79.99. But hey, this wouldn’t be a deal post if we didn’t mention the deal prices we’ve found for Assassin’s Creed IV. Currently you can get the base game for $47.99, Season Pass for $15.99, or Gold Edition for $63.99 – which isn’t too shabby of a deal considering it’ll be bundling the Season Pass plus all those freaking DLCs.
Links to the deals are listed below along with all the other decent PC deals for the week. Whew. Let’s hope that’s the last time I’ll have to dissect DLCs for Assassin’s Creed IV…
|Start||End||Game Title||MSRP||% Off||Sale Price|
|Oct 7||N/A||Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Gold Edition
|Oct 7||N/A||Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Uplay)||$59.99||20%||$47.99|
|Oct 8||N/A||Call of Duty: Ghosts (Steam)||$59.99||20%||$47.99|
|Oct 4||Oct 11||Total War: Rome II (Steam)||$59.95||25%||$44.97|
|Oct 4||Oct 11||Batman Arkham Origins (Steam)||$49.99||25%||$37.50|
|Oct 7||Oct 11||Thief (2014) (Steam)||$49.99||32%||$33.75|
|Oct 4||Oct 11||Rise of Venice (Steam)||$39.99||25%||$30|
|Oct 8||N/A||Shadow Warrior (Steam)||$39.99||40%||$23.99|
|Oct 8||Oct 11||Payday 2 (Steam)||$29.99||25%||$22.50|
|Oct 4||N/A||XCOM: Enemy Within (Steam)||$29.99||28%||$21.59|
|Oct 7||Oct 11||The Wolf Among Us (Telltale)||$24.99||32%||$16.87|
|Oct 5||Oct 11||War of the Vikings (Steam)||$19.99||25%||$15|
|Oct 8||N/A||Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (Steam)||$14.99||60%||$5.99|
|Oct 8||N/A||Foul Play (Steam)||$14.99||60%||$5.99|
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