After years of spending full price on games I finally caught up with how to get the best video game deals.
Buying through Steam or the Playstation store is smooth and handy, just click buy and off you go.
I would even buy games on my phone at work and the PS4 would start the download immediately, by the time I got home the game would be there ready to be played.
After some research however, it turns out that this is a bad idea.
Sure, Steam has sales quite often and it could be a great deal to pick it up at that time. But what if the game you want is not on sale?
Well, there is a way.
Lately I’ve been buying my games from CDKeys.com, and I’ve been getting up to 70% off!
How it works (Step By Step guide further down):
You buy the game off CDKeys, they will send you a code which you put into, let’s say Steam. Your game will then be added to your library and ready for download.
At this point it is exactly as if you bought the game through steam, no difference. You can get all the achievements and the other goodies you want.
So it is definitely worth having a look before you buy it directly through Steam.
For a full step by step guide, scroll down a bit.
It works for other platforms as well. For example, I wanted to buy the skiing game “Steep”, but Ubisoft was charging a hefty $70 and I just couldn’t justify it.
So I started looking elsewhere, and I found the super deluxe edition with season pass and all for $20!! I couldn’t believe it and surely, this must be a scam, I thought.
Well I decided to give it a try, and to my surprise, I was able to pop the code into Ubisofts version of Steam, “UPlay” and voila, there it was.. for only $20..
There are of course other sites that have these video game deals as well, a quick google search will get you tons of results. But since I’ve only tried CDKeys and know that it works and is legit, I will only mention that site for now.
I will try a few others as well if I find better deals and update this site as I go.
Step by step guide:
1. Start by finding the game you’d like to purchase at CDKeys.com. In my case, I just bought a steering wheel and want Project Cars 2.
The prices displayed here will of course change, but at the time of writing this, it looked like the following.
That’s half off, yes please!
Notice that under “Platform” you see the Steam logo, this means you will be getting a Steam key.
2. We are happy with this, let’s click Buy Now and proceed to check out.
You can pay with Pay Pal, credit/debit card, whatever your preference is.
Make sure you fill in your correct email as the code will be sent there.
3. Once you receive the email, it should look something like this:
Click “download” – this should take you to the following page:
You should be getting a unique code, go ahead and copy that code.
4. Now it’s time to open steam. Click on Games -> Activate a Product on Steam:
Go ahead and paste the code you received here:
Press NEXT, and you are done! You can now download your game and enjoy 🙂
I hope you found this useful, if you have any other tips on great sites like these I’d love to know about it! Drop a comment below!
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