(Pocket-lint) - If you're trying to grab a good discount on PC games during the year, then there are a few things to watch out for. The Steam sales are an obvious one, as is Black Friday but there are also deals on games happening during Amazon Prime Day.
Prime Day deals not only knock money off video games in general, but PC games too and we've seen plenty of bargains on old and new games alike, so it's worth keeping an eye out.
Here's everything you need to know about what's happening with PC games deals on Prime Day 2022.
When is Prime Day happening?
As the date is drawing nearer we actually know when Prime Day 2022 is happening this year as it has already been confirmed. Amazon has marked the date as 12-13 July with two days worth of deals occurring.
Happening in July, the Prime Day sales should be a nice time for a mid-year bargain and the ideal time to treat yourself to some new games or old games at a bargain basement price.
There are also some early Prime Day deals starting on 21 June, so there are plenty of bargains coming up.
Are there game deals on Prime Day?
If you're a PC gamer, then looking for bargains on Amazon might not seem the logical thing to do. Sometimes you'll get the best deals just waiting for Steam sales or discounts on Ubisoft Connect, Epic Games store or elsewhere. You can, however, get some excellent discounts via Prime so it's with having a look at what's on offer.
We've seen prices fluctuate a lot before, during and after the sales. So we'd recommend checking the offers and comparing them to the prices of games on your favourite platform or digital marketplace before you buy as well. That said, we've seen some great offers over the last few years and will heartily recommend a bargain for you to snap up.
Do I need to be a Prime member?
One thing to keep in mind with these Prime Day PC games deals is that you do need to have a Prime membership in order to take advantage of the offers. Prime Day is exclusive to Prime subscribers but with membership you get access to the deals and the other benefits including free delivery on your normal shopping, access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading and more.
Best Amazon Prime Day UK PC games deals from last year
Most of these deals require an Amazon Prime account and the discount will only apply once you reach the checkout, so keep an eye out for that.
• Battlefield V standard edition - save 53 per cent, was £59.99, now £27.99: The epic and popular World War Two shooter with ray tracing support and plenty of fun. Available for a bargain price this Prime Day. See the Battlefield V deal on Amazon.
• Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Gold Edition - save 70 per cent, was £83.99, now £25.20: The biggest and best game in the franchise is available with a hefty discount for a limited time. Grab yourself a bargain. All the versions are discounted, but the gold edition is a real treat at this price. Click to see the deal on Amazon.
• Assassin's Creed III + Liberation Remaster - save 31 per cent, was £33.99 now £23.49: An old but gold outing in the AC franchise is available with a remaster and a discount price this Prime Day. View the deal here.
• The Crew 2 - save 79 per cent, was £49.99, now £10.50: Get your engine revving with this petrol-fuelled discount on a cracking racing game. See the Crew 2 deal here.
• Far Cry 5 - save 67 per cent, was £47.91, now £15.81: We thought Far Cry 5 was great - addictive, lots of fun and brilliantly designed. It's now a total bargain this Prime Day. Click to see the offer here.
• Far Cry New Dawn + Far Cry 5 bundle - save 70 per cent, was £83.99 now £25.19: If you've not purchased either of the recent Far Cry games, then this bundle is a steal. View the Far Cry deal here.
• Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - save 65 per cent, was £41.99, now £14.70: Team up with your pals to shoot it out in an alternate-world Bolivia where you're fighting the cartel and more. See this deal on Amazon.
• FIFA 19 - save 70 per cent, was £54.99, now £13.99: If you love footie, then you're bound to love this epic score. FIFA 19 at a low, low price. Today only. Click to view the deal on Amazon.
• Need for Speed: Payback - save 50 per cent, was £54.99, now £8.99: Supercars, drifting, off-roading, drag racing and more. High-octane thrills and plenty of fun without all the expense. View the Need for Speed deal on Amazon.
• Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Gold Edition - save 60 per cent, was £49.99, now £10: We love storming buildings in Six Siege and it's certainly one of our favourite shooters, even years after release. If you want to get stuck in, this is an utter gaming bargain. Click to see the discount on Amazon.
• Trials Rising Gold Edition - save 50 per cent, was £33.99, now £16.99: Tear up the tarmac online or on your own with this nifty deal. View this deal here.
• Watch_Dogs 2 - save 79 per cent, was £49.99, now £10.50: No hacking needed to get your hands on this bargain. It doesn't feel like Watch_Dogs 2 has been out long and now it's available at a great price. See the deal here.
• Star Wars Battlefront II - save 80 per cent, was £54.99, now £4.99: Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a fabulous game to play, not just for Star Wars fans but for everyone. It's rich, beautiful and a whole lot of fun. Click to see this discount on Amazon.