Find nominees from The Game Awards during Black Friday, plus a lot of hidden gems that may have gone under your radar!
If you like sequels or existing franchises, 2023 was a solid year for you. Most of the top games expected to be considered the best games of the year are existing franchises like Baldur’s Gate 3, Alan Wake 2, the remake of Resident Evil 4 and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
This time of year is great for hunting down those games during Black Friday that you haven’t gotten your hands on yet. It’s even better when you no longer have to pay full price. You can even drop hints to friends and family members about great deals on games that they can gift to you during an upcoming holiday.
Most games released in the last few months, unfortunately, should stay at full price because they’re still considered in their original release window. But titles released earlier this year are fair game for lower prices.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best deals on 2023 games available at Amazon and Newegg.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Deluxe Edition – Xbox: $54.99
You may have seen the positive reviews and wanted to play Star Wars Jedi: Survivor this spring but just didn’t have the time. Now that the deluxe version dropped to $55 from $90, it’s probably time to pick up a lightsaber real soon.
Final Fantasy XVI (PS5): $39.99
Recently nominated for six The Game Awards, the action RPG from this enormously popular franchise debuted in June. Final Fantasy XVI is a single-player game featuring Final Fantasy stalwarts like Chocobos. You can grab it for only $40 right now.
Hogwarts Legacy PC: $33.99
This game had a moment for a week or two this past summer. Create a new character and journey to Hogwarts to learn magic. Hogwarts Legacy is a delight, especially for Harry Potter fans.
Resident Evil 4 (PS5): $39.99 (or $34.99 digital for PC)
This survival horror remake modernizes and improves the third-person survival horror shooter gameplay. Resident Evil 4 is one of six games up for next month’s The Game Awards Game of the Year. It’s also a legendary horror game franchise that keeps getting better. You can grab it for only $40 right now on PS5, or $35 for a digital code on Steam.
Diablo IV (Xbox): $37.99
LEGO 2K Drive (PS5 and Xbox Series X): $34.99
Back in May, 2K released this racing gem that combines brick building, LEGO minifigures and racing. Speed through Bricklandia for an open-world driving adventure. LEGO 2K Drive may only have a 73 on Metacritic, but it looks and plays like a worthwhile gift at a lower price. You can pick it up on Xbox Series X and PS5 for only $35.
Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition (Nintendo Switch): $39.99
Borderlands 3 originally debuted in late 2019 but the Switch version arrived last month. There’s something unique about this action RPG series set in a wasteland that may make it worthy of taking everywhere on the Switch.
NHL 24 (PS5, Xbox Series X, and Digital for Xbox Series S): $32.99
Even if you’re not a big NHL fan, the experience of taking the ice, going on a power play and scoring is still a thrill. It’s even better when you’re playing against a friend in the same room and can remind that person about your success. A new passing system in NHL 24 lets you pass the puck to other players using the four face buttons on the controller. The game also has full crossplay for Hockey Ultimate Team and World of Chel. Find it on PlayStation 5, as well as both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for $33,
NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition (PS5): $29.99
There are people whose lives seem to be centered around beating their friends at NBA 2K24 every day so here it is. NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition honors the legendary Lakers guard. Take to the court and “shoot your shot like 2K.”
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition (Switch): $19.99
We ain’t afraid of no ghosts. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition for the Nintendo Switch is an action game with online multiplayer and an emphasis on 4v1 matches. Create your own Ghostbuster avatar and take down those nasty spirits. While this game arrived late last year, the Switch version was released last month.
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