The Moneysaver: 1000 Indie Games On Sale

In a week already bursting with crazy discounts, Steam has announced their Indie Spring Sale, featuring 1000 discounted indie titles. Since indie titles are already typically pretty cheap, we're talking extremely low barriers to entry here. Given the quality, fun factor, and artistic merit on tap, this is an amazing dollar-to-entertainment ratio. There are also categories for past Independent Game Festival Winners, and a category for games featured at PAX East which is happening concurrent with this sale.

In lieu of listing all 1000 discounts below (we thought about it), we're going to present our top recommendations, based on quality of the games and quality of the discount. We're also going to give less attention to titles that have been heavily discounted a million times before. We can't wait to hear your picks in the comments.

Here we go:

FTL: Faster Than Light ($4.99) | Normally $10
Hotline Miami ($4.99) | Normally $10
Terraria ($2.49) | Normally $10
Kentucky Route Zero ($18.74) | Normally $25
Thomas Was Alone ($4.99) | Normally $10
10,000,000 ($3.34) | Normally $5
To the Moon ($3.99) | Normally $10
Super Hexagon ($1.01) | Normally $3
Runner 2 ($13.49) | Normally $15
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($7.49) | Normally $15
Trine Complete Collection (7.49) | Normally $30
Mark of the Ninja ($9.99) | Normally $15


Top Deals

• Steam has discounted 1000 indie games. Check above for our recommendations.

• Gamefly is bringing back all of their one-day spring deals for the weekend. Check out our top picks in the "Windows/Mac" section.
Last minute addition: coupon code "SLICKSPRING10" for additional 10% off- historic lows on several titles.

• Origin is having a huge sale, check out our choices in your respective platform's section. More choices in Wednesday's Moneysaver.

SimCity + Free Game ($40) | Target via FatWallet | Normally $60
Starting on 3/24, Target will sell SimCity for $40, and if you activate your copy by 3/25, you get a free game from a choice of eight. We'd recommend Dead Space 3 (best value), Battlefield 3, or Mass Effect 3.

The Moneysaver: 1000 Indie Games On Sale

Wii U Basic ($250) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $300


Windows/Mac

Space Pirates and Zombies [Steam] ($0.25) | IndieGameStand via Reddit | Normally $10

Build A Bundle 5 ($5.25) | Groupees via Reddit
Includes Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee + Exoddus, Lume, seven more. Individual games for less.

Total War Grandmaster Collection [Steam] ($33) | Green Man Gaming via Digital Game Deals Normally $165 | 7 games including Rome: Total War, Viking: Battle of Asgard, Empire: Total War; All DLC. | Use coupon code "GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD" for 20% off

Just Cause Collection [Steam] ($10) | GamersGate via Digital Game Deals | Normally $40 | Includes: Just Cause, Just Cause 2, All DLC.

• Tomb Raider Games on Sale [Steam] | Get Games via Reddit
Tomb Raider ($40) | Normally $50
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light ($3.74) | Normally $15
Tomb Raider Anniversary ($3.74) | Normally $15
Tomb Raider: Underworld ($3.74) | Normally $15
Tomb Raider: Legend ($2.49) | Normally $10

• Gamefly Spring Sale Redux Picks:
Last minute addition: coupon code "SLICKSPRING10" for additional 10% off- historic lows on several titles.
Black Ops 2 [Steam] ($30) | Normally $60
Resident Evil 5 [Gamefly] ($5) | Normally $20
The Walking Dead [Steam] ($8.50) | Normally $25
Max Payne 3 [Gamefly] ($15) | Normally $40
Mass Effect Trilogy [Origin] ($25) | Normally $60
Deux Ex: Human Revolution [Steam] ($5) | Normally $20
Hitman Absolution [Steam] ($12.50) | Normally $50
XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Steam] ($17) | Normally $50
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning [Origin] ($7.50) | Normally $30
Torchlight II [Steam] ($6.79) | Normally $20
The Cave [Steam] ($7.50) | Normally $15
Sleeping Dogs [Steam] ($10) | Normally $40
Far Cry 3 [UPlay] ($35) | Normally $50
Civilization 5: Gold Edition [Steam] ($12.50) | Normally $50
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed [Steam] ($15) | Normally $30
Dishonored [Steam] ($24) | Normally $60

Atari Games 60% off [DRM-free] | GOG.com | 28 games including:
Master of Orion 1+2 ($2)
Rollercoaster Tycoon Games ($1.59-$8)
Alone in the Dark 1+2+3 ($2.39)
Pirates! Gold Plus ($2.39)

Natural Selection 2 + Free Weekend [Steam] ($12.49) | Steam via Reddit | Normally $25
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition [Steam] ($20) | Steam via Reddit | Normally $40
Just Cause 2 Complete Edition [Steam] ($7.50) | GamersGate via Reddit | Normally $30
Crysis 3 [Origin or Physical] ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Digital Deluxe version also on sale for $40 | Normally $70
Dead Space 3 [Origin or Physical] ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Dead Space 2 [Origin] ($6) | Origin | Normally $20
Dead Space [Origin] ($6) | Origin | Normally $20
The Walking Dead [Origin] ($10) | Origin
Assassin's Creed III [Origin] ($35) | Origin | Normally $50
Darksiders II: Digital Deluxe [Origin] ($18) | Origin | Normally $60
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition [Origin or Physical] ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Non-premium version on sale for $12 | Normally $40
Need For Speed Most Wanted [Origin or Physical] ($25) | Origin | Normally $50
Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box [Origin] ($6) | Origin| Normally $20
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Edition [Physical] ($12.50) | Normally $20
Dead Island [Steam] ($10) | Square Enix | Normally $20
Final Fantasy 7 ($6) | Square Enix | Normally $12
Condemned: Criminal Origins [Steam] ($3) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Normally $15
Use coupon code "GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD" for 20% off.
Binary Domain [Steam] ($4.99) | Amazon via Reddit | Normally $25

Borderlands 2 [Steam] ($16.32) | Green Man Gaming via TechBargains | Normally $60
Use coupon code "GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD" for 20% off.
Borderlands 2 Season Pass [Steam] ($12) | Green Man Gaming via TechBargains | Normally $30 | Use coupon code "GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD" for 20% off.


Playstation 3

• Get 10$ back for every $50 spent in March on all digital purchases; no cap. This promotion can and should be applied to re-upping your Playstation Plus Membership and/or pre-ordering Bioshock: Infinite.

God of War: Ascension + God of War Saga ($60) | Gamestop via DealNews | Next best is $91
Use coupon code "SAVER" for free shipping; cart both games to see price.
Choose Two PS3 Games ($34) | Walmart via DealNews
Choice of 19 including Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Infamous 2.
Crysis 3 ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Dead Space 3 ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Need For Speed Most Wanted ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Edition ($12.50) | Normally $20


Xbox 360

Crysis 3 ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Dead Space 3 ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Need For Speed Most Wanted ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Edition ($12.50) | Normally $20


Wii U

Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream [Virtual Console ] ($0.30) | Nintendo via Reddit
Need For Speed Most Wanted ($30) | Origin | Normally $60
Pikmin 2 [Wii] ($5) | Best Buy via Daily Game Deals | Normally $20
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge ($30) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $60
Assassin's Creed III ($40) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $60
ZombiU ($40) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $60
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor [Wii] ($9.99) | Best Buy | Normally $50

Wii U Basic ($250) | Best Buy via DealNews | Normally $300


Playstation Vita

• Get 10$ back for every $50 spent in March on all digital purchases; no cap. This
promotion can and should be applied to re-upping your Playstation Plus Membership.

Need For Speed Most Wanted ($20) | Origin | Normally $40

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Persona 4 Golden ($25.49) | Gamestop via Reddit | Next best is $29.99 | Use coupon code "15FREE" for 15% off + free shipping.


3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy ($22.50) | Square Enix | Normally $30


iOS

Next time.


Android

Not today.


Tech

Logitech G400 Optical Gaming Mouse ($27.99) | Best Buy via Dealzmodo | Normally $40


Other

Gamefly 60% Off First 2 Months ($5.95/month) | Gamefly via TechBargains | Normally $15.95/month

Threadless Tees ($10) | Threadless via Reddit | Originally $20 | Use coupon code "holyship" for free shipping.


Welcome to the new Moneysaver, now brought to you by the Commerce Team. Our aim is to bring Kotaku readers the best gaming deals available. And to be very clear, we also make money if you buy.

If you've been a Moneysaver reader for awhile, you'll see we're making other changes like organizing by platform and including digital discounts on the consoles and covering services like Playstation Plus.

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