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[Square Enix] Holiday Surprise Box 2016 - $8.99 - Activates on Steam

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Will include 7 games which together are apparently worth over £55 (~90AUD).

The 7 awesome games will be revealed shortly after midday GMT on December 19th. Since they´ll be delivered as individual games, you´ll be able to spread the festive cheer by gifting them to your friends!

Previous years content included:

2013

  • Just Cause 2
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • Tomb Raider
  • Dungeon Siege III

2014

  • Thief - The Master Thief Edition
  • The Last Remnant
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Deus Ex - The Fall
  • Nosgoth Founders - Warlord Pack

2015

  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • Thief
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Life is Strange Episode 1
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

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  • +1

    I wonder if the game selection is influenced by how many people take up the deal?

  • +2

    Just Cause 3 is $15 on Steam on special now, may indicate that this will be one of the games.

  • I read somewhere that the Australia holiday box had fewer game(s) than overseas editions in previous years and that's why it's cheaper. Can anyone confirm, and if so, what was the missing game?

    • Not that I know of. Reddit suggests it's the same content.

    • +2

      It's the same content. Square Enix site is just cool and gives us better pricing :)

  • +2

    Rise of the Tomb Raider on Steam sale again this weekend $29.99US so I reckon 95% chance will be in the bundle and also praying for Dragon Quest Heroes! I took the plunge so fingers x

  • +1

    So we will find out by tomorrow what games are included?

    • Maybe? It's 12:14 pm Monday, 19 December 2016, GMT though.

  • Not yet redeemable?

    • +1

      Only from tomorrow, around 11pm AEDT. But they should be revealing which games are included tonight.

  • Either someone doesn't know how to read worldtime properly at Square Enix or they actually meant for the games to be revealed and sent out at the same time as on the American store.

    Either way, I just found out about this game:

    https://store.eu.square-enix.com/au/product/402209/goetia-pc...

    Hoping it'll be one of the cheapie titles included.

  • I'm excited!

  • Does anyone know yet??

    • +2

      Still 8 and a bit hours to go :)

      • +2

        The anticipation is causing me a minor distraction.

  • So in less than 6hrs we should find out if SE thinks we've been good little boys and girls or not.

  • Only 1 hour to go!

    I'm not holding my breath for a big £40 title with 7 games worth over £55. It doesn't leave a lot to pick from though: http://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Released_DESC&...

    So you never know…

    • …it's getting harder to concentrate…

  • 15 minutes!!

  • +1

    And it's up.

    LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII
    GOETIA [PC DOWNLOAD]
    LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER [PC DOWNLOAD]
    LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER 2 [PC DOWNLOAD]
    HITMAN INTRO PACK [PC DOWNLOAD]
    HITMAN GO: DEFINITIVE EDITION [PC DOWNLOAD]
    TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD [PC DOWNLOAD]
    20% Off Next Purchase (Digital Catalog Games Only, exclude Preorder) - (usable 1 time)
    50% Off 291453 HITMAN Upgrade Pack [PC Download] - (usable 1 time)

  • LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII

    GOETIA [PC DOWNLOAD]

    LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER [PC DOWNLOAD]

    LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER 2 [PC DOWNLOAD]

    HITMAN INTRO PACK [PC DOWNLOAD]

    HITMAN GO: DEFINITIVE EDITION [PC DOWNLOAD]

    TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD [PC DOWNLOAD]

    20% Off Next Purchase (Digital Catalog Games Only, exclude Preorder)

    50% Off HITMAN Upgrade Pack [PC Download]

  • +2

    Not sure what others think but this is seriously disappointing to me. Furthermore, still no complete pack for Life Is Strange? Going to try that refund policy again.

    • Yeah, the only good thing was Hitman for me. I pressed the 'cancel order' button so hopefully that refunds it quickly. :)

      • How do I cancel?

        • It's under the manage order bit in the orders tab but I heard you can't refund it if you already unlocked the box.

        • Orders page, Manage, and Cancel, got mine 'Pending cancellation'.
          Would have left it for at least one interesting game, but nothing there I can say I would play.

        • +2

          @Lord_Sif: Already have the headline game on the PS3. Have cancelled mine as well. Major disappointment.

        • +1

          @Lord_Sif:

          Same, cancelled mine as well.

          I'd have kept it just for the Soul Reaver games but I already had them. TBH, I was hoping for Rise of the Tomb Raider snuck in there though - probably unrealistic.

          Glad some people were happy with their purchases though.

        • +1

          cancelled

  • Well this sux…

  • +2

    Well, I wanted Goetia… I got Goetia.

    Lightning Returns kinda completes the FF13 games though, I still don't have the first one and I don't play FF games.

    The other games are meh. Would have like Turing Test in there and Just Cause 3.

  • ah well I was hoping for more RPGs

    Haven't played this FF but looking at the reviews it looks like it sucks

    How do I refund?

  • Rubbish selection. Could have been way better.

    • I think your expectations may have been a bit too high.

      Can't please everyone, but FF XIII alone makes it worth it for me :)

      • Very true I was just hoping for a few more newer games instead I suppose.

  • +2

    Pretty happy, TBH.
    Hitman will keep me going till the price for the full game comes down, Goetia looks good.
    Never played FF, LoK not my cup of tea. Hitman:Go is a good time-waster on iOS… will probably give it away.

    But overall, for 9 bucks… can't complain.

    • +1

      Hitman upgrade pack is US$12.49 (~AU$18) at GameStop.

      http://www.gamestop.com/pc/dlc/hitman-upgrade-pack/128559

      • How do I purchase this ?

        • +1

          The first thing you'll need is a time machine.

          If you can't find one you can build yourself one from here.

          How to build a time machine

          Good luck traveller!

        • When I bought it 3 weeks ago I checked out with Paypal and used a US mailing address in Oregon so there's no sales tax.

        • @mattyman: I don't understand. lol

      • Great, thanks for that.
        Thank goodness I keep my address in Beverly Hills for such emergencies!

  • +2

    $19.99 - LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII
    $14.99 - GOETIA [PC DOWNLOAD]
    $06.99 - LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER [PC DOWNLOAD]
    $06.99 - LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER 2 [PC DOWNLOAD]
    $06.99 - HITMAN INTRO PACK [PC DOWNLOAD]
    $07.99 - HITMAN GO: DEFINITIVE EDITION [PC DOWNLOAD]
    $08.99 - TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD [PC DOWNLOAD]

    $72.93

    Can't really complain for $8.99

  • +1

    Oh well… I liken it to having a bet and my horse came in for a place so I got something :)

    • Or getting 7 shags, but some of the partners don't turn you on.

  • What was in this?

    never mind Seen it.

  • insta cancel..

    very disappointing bundle..
    oh well.. NEXT

  • I've cancelled too. Was my first SE surprise bundle.

    • But will it be your last? ;-)

      • Could be ;)

  • I stupidly opened it before checking this page - I've emailed support for a refund.

    • Same here. Denied refund. Hope you had better luck.

      • Did they really say that even though you told them none of the codes were ever used? I got mine refunded last time even though I used a code. The game simply gets removed from your account at a later date.

        • Yep, their exact words were "It seems you already unlocked the code. We regret but as soon as you unlock the activation key, you lose your right for a refund."

        • This is the answer I got when I insisted a bit :
          "I am sorry, but you unlocked the keys and we cannot proceed with the refund. You can give the keys as a gift to a friend or a familiar, for Christmas :)"

          So I guess I'll deal with it…

  • clicked cancel, not a great list I reckon…

  • Hmmmm. Sitting on the edge of a refund. Hitman and the discount codes are the only things that appeal to me, but even then the discount codes are probably worthless compared to other store discounts.

    • i can give u hitman intro pack + discounts

  • What a crap list compared to previous years. I just put in the request to cancel the order, here's hoping I get the cash back or the chance to trade it for JC3 or something.

  • Damn I opened the gift already, can't get my refund anymore? what a sad list.

  • cancelling to.

  • Cancelled. Refund is being processed through Paypal.

  • Just got my refund processed.

  • Tomb raider and Ff13 look good enough. It's a keep for me.

    I need the rest of the ff13 series though. Anyone got any keys they don't want?

  • It is a bit shit, but I like Point & Clicks and Legacy of Kain so it has just enough for me to keep it. But I'll be giving away the rest.

  • Anyone want my discount codes? Don't ask for them unless you're actually going to use them though….

  • Pretty disappointing. Was really hoping for Life is Strange, and at least one big title (RotTR, Hitman or JC3) just not interested in FF games. Already got Underworld and Hitman Go on mobile.

    Hopefully they'll allow me to refund even though I already unlocked the box (didn't redeem steam codes though).

    • nup, they wouldnt give me a refund.

      • Yeah, same here.

        Damn, and I had opened this page to see what was in the pack too, but SE page just happened to open first.

  • LOL, looks like half of people (may be more) who have bought this are now cancelling the purchase XD

    • Yep cancelled mine this morning!

  • And just to ride the derp train one station more, I didn't realise these weren't like Steam gifts, so when you activate a code it goes straight into your account without giving you the option of adding them to your inventory :-(

    • Yeah, if you get given a steam activation code, activating adds to your library. The only way to gift is to send the code to the person you want to get the game.

      The only way to gift games directly without having to send the code yourself is to choose the gift option at the point of sale. Since the point of sale isn't at steam but at the SE website, you can't can't use steam as the avenue to gift.

  • For anyone interested Square enix online store is having a sale on atm as mentioned in this ozbargain deal.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/283799

    Hitman upgrade pack is on the sale too, combined with the 50% off code in this pack takes it down to $16.49AUD pretty good.

  • To share my unused codes from the holiday surprise box…

    TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD [PC DOWNLOAD]
    Steam key: CT5G7-YILJX-A9NZY replace Y with X

    20% Off Next Purchase (Digital Catalog Games Only, exclude Preorder) - (usable 1 time) : https://store.eu.square-enix.com/w/pc-digital
    Coupon code: A9C6SW9SE (Coupon Valid date: 16/01/2017 to 30/01/2017)

    50% Off 291453 HITMAN Upgrade Pack [PC Download] - (usable 1 time) : http://store.eu.square-enix.com/ref/DLHMUPUK01
    Coupon code: RSSQDPHSE (Coupon Valid date: 16/01/2017 to 30/01/2017)

  • +1

    Anyone having issues with the 20% off next purchase coupon you got from the surprise pack? The 50% off hitman upgrade pack works. Trying to buy 3 games from the sale and use the 20% off, all 3 are pc downloads. Getting "This code is invalid for those products."

    • Seems to be invalid for discounted stuff, per the comments in the other deal post.
      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/283799#comment-4298988

      • Strange though the conditions don't say anything about not working for sale items.
        "20% Off Next Purchase (Digital Catalog Games Only, exclude Preorder)"

  • Well i don't screwed up… forgot to check here before opening… I've got all the games that are interesting in the list already >_>

    I can't get a refund since I've opened it right?

  • If anyone wishes to sell their Lightning Returns key! please PM me! :)

    LaMMi

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