SGJ Podcast #269 – Holiday Buying Guide

Open ‘Er Up!

Welcome to this week’s podcast, my friends! This week, Jim, Spaz and I talk about deals. There will be an overabundance of sales this coming holiday season, not just the big ones from Steam, but sale from folks like Fanatical and Green Man Gaming, who’ve just been knocking it out of the park in terms of quality andf quantity of deals of late. We did a ton of research, and we came up with the list below. These games — all full releases, we didn’t include early access games — should be at the top of your shopping wishlists if you don’t own them already. They’re also linked to their corresponding Is There Any Deal — which, if you’re not using, you’re a fool — pages, so you can see the stores that sell them, price history and the like.

Next week we’re off for the Thanksgiving holiday week here in the US, but join us on the morning (for us) of the 27th when we talk to the folks behind Interstellar Rift! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to hit us up below, email us at or hit us up on the forums. Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!

Show Notes

List of Deals Mentioned in The Show

GameLowest Historical PriceCategory
3030 Deathwar Redux$7.491. Absolute Must
ADIOS Amigos$9.991. Absolute Must
Conquest: Frontier Wars$1.491. Absolute Must
Distant Worlds: Universe$14.991. Absolute Must
Drox Operative$4.991. Absolute Must
Freespace 2$2.491. Absolute Must
Heat Signature$8.991. Absolute Must
Helium Rain$10.491. Absolute Must
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident$1.961. Absolute Must
Offworld Trading Company$7.991. Absolute Must
Space Rangers HD$2.241. Absolute Must
Space Tyrant$5.991. Absolute Must
Star Fleet Armada: Rogue Adventures$4.991. Absolute Must
Star Traders: Frontiers$11.241. Absolute Must
Star Wars TIE Fighter$1.491. Absolute Must
Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter$3.991. Absolute Must
Starpoint Gemini Warlords$8.741. Absolute Must
Sword of the Stars Complete Collection$1.491. Absolute Must
Sword of the Stars the Pit$0.591. Absolute Must
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock$18.332. Nice to Have
Beyond Sol$2.492. Nice to Have
BossConstructor$7.492. Nice to Have
Children of a Dead Earth$12.492. Nice to Have
Evochron Legacy$17.492. Nice to Have
Lightfield HYPER Edition$10.042. Nice to Have
No Man's Sky$23.992. Nice to Have
Overload$18.742. Nice to Have
Scavenger SV-4$11.242. Nice to Have
Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion$6.962. Nice to Have
Solar Explorer: New Dawn$11.042. Nice to Have
Space Pirates and Zombies 2$8.002. Nice to Have
Star Ruler 2$6.242. Nice to Have
Star Trek: Bridge Crew$15.992. Nice to Have
Starship Corporation$8.282. Nice to Have
X Superbox$7.502. Nice to Have
1C Space Collection$6.643. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Eterium$1.243. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Everspace$6.893. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Galactic Civilizations III$3.803. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Galaxy on Fire 2$0.993. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Gran Vitreous$2.993. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Homeworld Remastered Collection$5.293. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Independence War 2$1.203. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Independence War Deluxe$1.203. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars$1.993. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Last Encounter $9.893. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Rebel Galaxy$3.993. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages$0.493. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Star Nomad 2$6.493. Get if Beats Lowest Price
Unending Galaxy$1.793. Get if Beats Lowest Price
VoidExpanse$4.493. Get if Beats Lowest Price

Other Games Mentioned

  • Starsector
  • Rescue on Fractalis
  • Sublevel Zero

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5 Responses

  1. Mr Robert E Ruppert says:

    Why in the world isn’t Star Fleet Armada Rogue Adventures doing better? Everyone in the podcast loved it. Brian rated it highly. I put in a positive review. Maybe the number of people who remember Star Flight or Star Control is shrinking too fast

  2. Mr Robert E Ruppert says:

    Well here is news from that developer:
    I am currently in the final stages of alpha testing on my next game, Settlers of Orion. It’s basically a board tile type game similiar to Settlers of Catan but with a space theme. I should have the game up on steam in the next 30 days and I am looking for a handful of players to do some beta testing for me. I will mostly be looking for feedback on the game mechanics, and of course any bugs that may come up.

  3. Smaug says:

    Maybe because it looks like it was released in 1997 not 2017.

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