Where to buy Act of Aggression in Australia?

Act of Aggression screenshot
Explosions that would make even Michael Bay jealous

Yes, I know we usually have a "Spotlight Sunday" post today but I just realised there's actually nothing I'm that interested in for next week (*gasp*!).

So instead of leaving you empty handed I've decided to check out where us Australians will most likely be buying a game on the Choicest Games upcoming games list. Act of Aggression, an RTS by Eugen Systems looks to be coming to PC in early September and the game is already available for pre-order from EB Games, JB Hi-Fi and Steam.

In terms of whether there are any special editions you can get by pre-ordering, there doesn't seem to be any difference between the physical or digital versions and there are no special collector or digital deluxe editions, so you're pretty much comparing apples for apples.

Act of Aggression Standard Edition:
  • Steam = $38.24 USD (~$52 AUD)
  • JB Hi-Fi = $69
  • EB Games = $69.95

It looks like Steam is the clear winner, offering a huge $17 discount (at least with the current exchange rate and using the 15% pre-order discount). So if you don't mind your games being digital then Steam is definitely the way to go (not to mention there aren't any physical goodies for pre-ordering the physical versions anyway). Otherwise, if you're one of those old-fashioned types that still prefer a boxed game, then it looks like there's only 95 cents difference in the price between JB and EB.