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It's important to note that for premium subscribers, game offerings, and in-game content, every week is different. Sometimes it's in-game codes, Steam keys, and giveaways, but premium members will always get something special every mailing. We also occasionally get mind-blowing early access or premium games that pay for an entire year's subscription.

Each newsletter is generally structured as Premium Loot > Free Sub Giveaways > Game Feature > Game discounts.

25 Free Entries into the Triple Game-a-day Giveaway on CheatHappens.com for Premium Subscribers

CheatHappens.com is giving out 25 entries for each premium subscriber of Loot Happens in their famous Triple Game-A-Day Giveaway. You must have a CheatHappens.com account (free or premium) in order to enter. This month features several incredible games amongst others.

Key Giveaway For Premium Subscribers: Penguin Helper

Penguin Helper is a charming 3D first-person game set in the serene South Pole. Your mission is to lift clumsy penguins who lose their balance when planes fly overhead. Explore breathtaking snowy landscapes, enjoy the southern lights, and bask in the game's meditative atmosphere. With simple mechanics and delightful penguin interactions, Penguin Helper offers a relaxing and heartwarming experience. The soothing sounds and stunning visuals make it perfect for unwinding. Download Penguin Helper for free and become the hero these adorable penguins need!

Until Then: Key Giveaway For Free Subscribers

Until Then is a captivating 3D first-person game set in a beautifully crafted world. Your mission is to assist charming creatures who need your help to navigate their surroundings. Explore stunning landscapes, immerse yourself in the game's meditative atmosphere, and enjoy the soothing soundscapes. With simple mechanics and delightful interactions, Until Then offers a relaxing and heartwarming experience. The calming visuals and serene environment make it perfect for unwinding. Grab Until Then for free and embark on this enchanting adventure!

If you would like to be in the running for a key, hit reply and just put 'until'. We will pick a winner and send over the key in 48 hours

Tunic: Key Giveaway For Free Subscribers

TUNIC is an isometric action game where you explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters. Play as a small fox on a big adventure, confronting colossal beasts and uncovering long-lost secrets. Rebuild the game's Instruction Manual, revealing maps, tips, and techniques as you go. Engage in varied, technical combat, dodging, blocking, parrying, and striking against a wide cast of monsters. With stunning environments and a soundtrack by Lifeformed, TUNIC offers a captivating and immersive experience. Download TUNIC for free and embark on this legendary adventure!

If you would like to be in the running for a key, hit reply and just put 'tunic'. We will pick a winner and send over the key in 48 hours

Historically Low Prices

This Loot Happens section on our website keeps a record of past discounts on games, as well as current ones available in the gaming industry. Our web crawlers work tirelessly daily to find the best deals across the gaming landscape.

These games are not just any games, but titles we truly love and highly respect. You can purchase them at prices we have never seen before!

ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree [Steam]

Discover uncharted territories, face formidable adversaries, and revel in the satisfying triumph of victory.
$̶4̶2̶.7̶7̶ $32.08

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TEKKEN 8 [Steam]

Tekken 8 roster of 32 Fighters for a new generation.
$̶7̶4̶.8̶6̶ $36.27

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New Cycle [Steam]

When the Old World collapsed, humanity fell into chaos.
$̶3̶2̶.0̶8̶ $19.24

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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord [Steam]

The horns have been sounded, and the ravens gathered already.
$̶5̶3̶.4̶7̶ $19.80

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Cyberpunk 2077 [PS5 & PS4]

Go on daring adventures and build relationships with unforgettable characters.
$4̶9̶.99 $29.99

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The Outlast Trials [PS5 & PS4]

Murkoff will happily let you leave… but will you be the same?
$3̶9̶.99 $26.79

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Grand Theft Auto Online [PS5]

Experience GTA Online, a dynamic and ever-evolving online universe for up to 30 players.
$1̶9̶.99 $9.99

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EA SPORTS FC 24 [Xbox Series X|S]

Everyone’s in—including you.
$6̶9̶.99 $13.99

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Mortal Kombat 11 [Xbox Series X|S]

Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever.
$4̶9̶.99 $4.99

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Luigi’s Mansion 2 stands as a testament to Nintendo's innovative spirit. It’s a crucial addition to the 3DS library, offering a detailed, absorbing, and well-crafted experience, despite occasional desires for more exploratory freedom. That sentiment remains relevant today. Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD continues to provide a spooky and entertaining journey. The transition from the original dual-screen setup to a single-screen format on the Switch is seamless, with noticeable upgrades in texture and lighting. Developer Tantalus, also behind The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, has ensured that every detail, from the reflective armor to Luigi's overalls, is finely rendered. While the stereoscopic 3D feature of the original is absent, the game’s enhanced visual depth more than compensates, making Luigi’s ghost-busting escapades more immersive than ever.

Things have significantly improved since 2013

The standout feature of this HD revamp is the improved controls with the second stick, which make the gameplay smoother and more enjoyable. This addresses a major issue from the original game, bringing the experience closer to Luigi's 2019 adventure and enhancing the overall playability.

Luigi's Mansion 2 shines with its expanded and vibrant adventure compared to the first game. Instead of being confined to a single mansion, Luigi explores multiple locations, each meticulously designed with cleverness and creativity. The game offers substantial content, taking around 30 hours to complete if you delve into all the secrets, making it feel like a true Nintendo masterpiece. The levels are thoughtfully crafted, providing a delightful mix of combat and puzzles that utilize the unique environment, making even mundane tasks like searching bins and drawers rewarding.

The addition of rumble feedback during fights on the Switch enhances the immersion, making wrangling ghouls and aiming more satisfying. Motion controls for fine-tuning the camera add a modern touch, complementing the refreshed visuals that look sharp and contemporary. The five distinct areas Luigi must navigate to collect pieces of the Dark Moon retain their ability to captivate players, blending gentle combat with engaging puzzles that encourage thorough exploration.

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD also includes the multiplayer mode ScareScraper, offering local and online play. While it might not be everyone's cup of tea, it's a welcome addition for those who enjoy multiplayer experiences.

Bottom Line

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD revitalizes Luigi’s ghost-hunting escapade with impressive graphical enhancements and an improved control scheme, making it the quintessential version of this haunted adventure. For newcomers or those retracing the franchise's roots after Luigi’s Mansion 3, this remaster offers a treasure trove of eerie enjoyment across its five spooky mansions. While veterans of the 3DS original might find the lack of significant gameplay overhauls somewhat underwhelming and the game’s constraints more apparent post-Luigi's Mansion 3, it remains a commendable entry in the series. Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD is a spirited and entertaining chapter in Nintendo's beloved ghostbusting saga, even if it doesn't quite claim the top spot on the Switch.

Next Week

Lots to look forward to in every newsletter and we are in active communication with several developers and studios. More to come next week!

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