If you're among the 36% of readers that haven't bought a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One yet, odds are good that you're waiting for the next-gen console prices to drop. While you wait, we've rounded up five Editors' Choice video game deals to help you pass the time. Score a free download of Thief Gold for PC, a free copy of Madden NFL 25 for PS3 or Xbox 360, or save $116 on a Sennheiser gaming headset bundle.
Downloads of Thief Gold for Windows
Price: Free via unique coupon code
Lowest By: $7
Is It Worth It?: The Thief series reboot was released today. But if you're waiting to buy a next-gen console because it's too expensive, you at least won't be paying launch-day prices for this stealth game. Instead, pay homage to the original by downloading Thief Gold for free. Just fill out this short form to get a unique coupon code redeemable at Amazon, which will save you $7. An extended version of Thief: The Dark Project, Thief Gold expands on this genre-defining first-person stealth game. At the time of its release, Games Domain's reviewer said "I can't really explain how this worked on me. Five-minute waits for anything drive me crazy, yet I was content to stay in the corners and slink my way toward victory."
Madden NFL 25 for for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 bundled with Total Defense Premium Internet Security 5-User for Windows
Price: $0 via $60 mail-in rebate with $5.80 s&h
Lowest By: $35
Expires: February 28
Is It Worth It?: If retro stealth shooters aren't your style, grab a free copy of Madden NFL 25 instead. Newegg offers it for PS3 or Xbox 360, bundled with Total Defense Premium Internet Security 5-user for PC, and it drops to $0 when you redeem the mail-in rebate above. Even without the software, that's at least a $35 savings on either platform. Fans of Madden games crave realism above all else, and Gaming Age says Madden NFL 25 delivers: "Thanks in large part to the newest Infinity engine, the ball just feels more unpredictable and more alive than ever before."
Note: The Total Defense software must be activated before the rebate can be redeemed, and this involves providing your credit card information. However, you can cancel the service at any time within the first year without incurring any additional charges.
Microsoft Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Membership NFL Bundle
Price: $39.96 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $10
Is It Worth It?: Should you be craving even more NFL swag, pick up this Xbox Live NFL bundle for $40. The bundle includes an Xbox Live Gold 12-month subscription, an NFL stadium bag, and a coupon code for $10 off at NFLShop. Most merchants charge $40 for the Xbox Live membership alone, and you'll be saving at least $10 if you use the coupon.
Sennheiser G4ME ZERO Gaming Headset bundled with a Download of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for Windows and a Sennheiser PCV05 Combo Audio Adapter
Price: $199.96 via coupon codes "SCHOOLBREAK" and "THANKYOU10" with free shipping
Lowest By: $116
Is It Worth It?: PC gamers know that the best gaming experience comes with the best peripherals. With that in mind, you won't want to miss this awesome bundle from Sennheiser. Add the G4ME ZERO headset to your cart and use coupon code "SCHOOLBREAK" to bag the other items for free. Then apply "THANKYOU10" to get the whole bundle for $200, an incredible $116 savings. The headset features multiple layers of ear padding, a noise-canceling mic, integrated volume controls, and a collapsible design. Not gaming on a PC? Plug in the bundled PCV05 audio adapter to use this headset with a Mac or PS4.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360
Price: $29.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $17
Expires: March 3
Is It Worth It?: Okay, so 31% of you actually did buy a PS4, and we didn't forget you. Put your new baby's 1080p/60fps graphical output to the test with Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. You'll save about $17 on this fighter, in which DC heroes become villains. Calling the PS4 version "the best-looking, most complete version you can buy right now," IGN's reviewer loved this title, saying "Injustice: Gods Among Us is an exciting, unique-feeling fighter at the beginner level, and a deeper, more interesting one at the advanced level."