Amazon Offers $10 Preorder Bonus, Extra DLC on Max Payne 3, Ghost Recon, Spec Ops and More

May 8, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

In yet another deal spree that will hasten the fall of brick and mortar retailers, Amazon is now offering a preorder bonus on a bunch of the biggest multiplatform games of the year.

First off is Rockstar’s Max Payne 3, where preordering gets you $10 of Amazon credit and a special multiplayer bonus called the “Deadly Force Burst”, which gives you more powerful bullets. Next is third person shooter Ghost Recon: Future Solider, where preordering not only gets you another $10’s credit, but a code to access the Amazon-exclusive Drilling Ship Co-Op Map, where “you play in harsh Arctic conditions on a massive drilling ship”. Nabbing Spec Ops: The Line gets the $10 credit along with as a free upgrade to the Premium Edition, which includes the FUBAR Pack which is a bunch of DLC bonuses .

Getting all DiRTy with DiRT Showdown will once again net you $10 of Amazon credit, as will picking up the Metal Gear Solid Collection for PlayStation Vita. Preordering Borderlands 2 for any platform gets you $10 credit, and access to ‘The Borderlands 2 Premiere Club‘, which includes a Golden Key, Vault Hunter’s Relic, Gearbox Gunpack, and new Mechromancer class.

What are your thoughts on DLC only available to preorderers? Is it a legitimate promotional move, or just an unfair and unsavory practice? Let us know in the comments below.