First thing first, this is not a sponsored post and I am not payed in any way for writing this. This post is merely an advice for people who want or will buy a pc game now or in the future.However taken the point that we are overwhelmed with advertising from all over, for some people is a hard thing choosing the right place (safest) and furthermore the cheapest way.
On this list I will consider by me the best places to look up on to ... for the other (worst) part I will not share any info cause even mentioning them here is not deserved. The list will be short but reliable and trustworthy for your time and money. Speaking of money I will only post the places where can you look up on buying it even cheaper than Steam, Uplay, Origin and similar.
Main stores I always buy from and I recommend giving a shot next time you think buying a game.
This is my personal and by far the favorite place of buying. Looking up back I owe Gamesplanet a big thanks. As a trusted source for buying more than 60 games ...even some bundles I saved more than enough to buy a new gamer laptop ...ok maybe not that much and it wasn't a gamer laptop but I got many good deals from them.
By the way if you ever intend of checking up Gamesplanet connect trough steam group @forUNCUT and you get even more discount from them. Last time I have checked was 3% discount, this may change in the future. I'll provide 2 links below so you can familiarize more about this option:
- Main group page : https://steamcommunity.com/groups/foruncut
- [EN] Partner Q&A GamesPlanet : http://steamcommunity.com/groups/foruncut/discussions/7/496880503067325369/
Nice experience at Green Man Gaming, good prices, good customer support and trustworthy. That's all I can say about GMG they are good not excellent, once I found Gamesplanet, GMG was mine second option and favorite store. The main reason are the prices which I will not give examples here, however checking GMG for good promotions and sales is always the option.
Most favorite place of buying game bundles and the reason that this people know their work. Offering good prices and even promoting (not forcing) charity for every bundle bought. Every week they are promoting new game bundles which are selected with the same feature pay what you want. Prices are selected from 1$ to full price and the whole bundle, usually 15$ and more ...the most best part is that you get more games, for the less price. However this should not be suitable every time you buy, best option by me is pay the regular price for the game and donate it to the developers the site or the charity ...all in all its your choice.
If all else fails look upon this sites and use them as tools for checking up prices, promotions, vouchers and other.
|Is There Any Deal|
As stated Is There Any Deal is a tool for looking up best promotions of games, showing and comparing deals from Steam, Gamesplanet, GamersGate, Impulse, GreenManGaming, Desura, Get Games, IndieGalaStore and more for four main regions. The site is easy to use, first you enter the name of the game in the search box, you choose the version of the game or dlc... etc and finally compare prices from the selected list. Easy to use and very helpful.
Same as IsThereAnyDeal this site can be used as tool for comparing prices and deal. They collect pricing data from Steam, Amazon, GreenManGaming, GamersGate, Uplay and more. Worth checking out.
Final tip if you are not sure about the credibility of such stores use the followed site's as a tool for checking up various information and reviews, or read up the forums on various sites.
Personal favorite and not only used for gaming deals, but for any site present at the moment. What they do is explained with the simple sentence when you arrive at their page "Check how safe a Website is to buy from !!" ... entering the site name they will provide you with various information from their site score to details of ownership and facebook reviews. Please don't check my site ...joke check it and if you can make an review.
Same as Scamadviser, their description says "URLVoid is a free service that analyzes a website through multiple blacklist engines and online reputation tools to facilitate the detection of fraudulent and malicious websites. This service helps you identify websites involved in malware incidents, fraudulent activities and phishing websites."
To end this article the best way is to always research before buying, Google is your friend here. As mentioned before find some forums, reddit anything that will help you make the decision.
Final note : for Blizzard games always buy from Blizzard store only .... do not look on other places promoting cheap vouchers ,game time ...etc
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