Gird your loins: the Black Friday deals are here! Stay inside this weekend and shop from the comfort of your home instead of fighting the crowds.
Here is a mix of tried-and-true, favorite Black Friday outlets to find video game deals and a few you might not have even considered. Note that prices and stock are subject to change, and if you’re here on Thanksgiving, be sure to return on Friday to see if the prices have been updated.
Ah, the perennial favorite. Best Buy might have been given a run for their money with the rise of online shopping websites like Amazon, but their Black Friday selection can run with the best of them. Take a look at some of these deals. (Some might not be available until Friday, November 28 though many begin on Thanksgiving.)
Xbox One 500GB Console Kinect Bundle – Assassin’s Creed Unity, Black Flag, Dance Central Spotlight, and Bonus Xbox One Controller
$429.99 (Save $70)
This is a great deal – bonus controller! However, it’s only available November 27 – 29.
Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Black Friday Bundle: Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us Remastered, Controller, Headset
Great picks that will keep gamers busy. Call of Duty: Ghosts, MLB 14: The Show, The Walking Dead: Season Two, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Infamous: Second Son, The Elder Scrolls: Online (Mac / PC)
Most of these games are 50% off, with the exception of The Walking Dead (save $10) and The Elder Scrolls (save a whopping $40).
Just Dance 2015, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Evil Within, Forza Motorsport 5, Titanfall, Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition, Wolfenstein: The New Order
This category introduces the latest collection of EA sports games: Watch Dogs, NBA 2K15, FIFA 15, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Madden NFL 15
Save 50% and stock up on the latest sports games.
Black Friday isn’t all about the consoles! Look on your favorite indie game publishing sites to find their own take on retail’s biggest day of the year.
Not one to cash in the on the Black Friday cachet, Steam has launched their “Exploration Sale” that represents an emphasis on exploration and survival games. Don’t let the name fool you – it’s certainly not limited on the genres available with over 5,600 games up for grabs. Jump onto Steam today and pick up gifts on your friends’ wish lists (or even a little treat for yourself).
Here are a few picks at fantastic prices.
No supernatural beasts here – just your cold, hardened survival skills in the frozen wilderness in this sandbox survival game. An overwhelmingly positive rating from thousands of players makes this indie gem a catch.
As of this blog post publishing, The Long Dark is on sale for $10 – a 50% savings.
Flight Simulator, Skyrim, Duke Nukem, and Farmville had a love child in the form of a destructive goat. Goat MMO Simulator doesn’t take itself seriously for a single moment. It’s every game you have played to goof off with friends and try to break by doing something the developers had no intention for you to do.
You’re a goat that destroys stuff. But… but… OK, just watch the trailer.
Goat Simulator was released earlier this year, and the MMO patch is free to all who own the game. It’s on sale for $5 – half off! Get goat crazy.
Hot off the press comes a new episodic “Borderlands” series from acclaimed producer Telltale Games. This point-and-click adventure has been highly anticipated with positive early reviews, highlighting the sharp humor and a natural extension of the Borderlands world.
The Mac version of this game is temporarily delayed, set to arrive on November 27. List price is $25 but it’s currently available for $22.
Target has some decent console sales, but don’t miss the discount on games – which proves to be more generous.
Xbox One 500GB Console Bundle: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Black Flag, $20 discount on Xbox Live, $10 discount on a controller
$350 ($50 discount)
This is missing the Kinect accessory – but saves you a bit as a nice entry price into the Xbox One.
50% Off Select Games – Fantasia: Music Evolved, The Voice, World of Warcraft Battlechest, Dead Space 3, The LEGO Movie Videogame
It’s worth taking a look at the rest of the selection – there are a few screamin’ deals such as Assassin’s Creed 3 for $10 (80% off)!
Leave no stone unturned on Black Friday – and be richly rewarded by looking in the less-than-obvious places. Did you know Dell sells video game consoles? Oh yes. And the cheapest price on an Xbox 360 anywhere.
Xbox 360 4GB Bundle with Peggle 2 Game
$129 ($50 savings)
It might not be the latest-and-greatest from Xbox but the Xbox 360 can still get the job done (so long as you don’t plan on downloading DLCs). A killer deal that will also give you access to other media properties such as Netflix and HBO GO.
Sony PlayStation 4 Console Bundle with NBA 2K15 and WWE 2K15
$489.99 ($30 savings)
A modest deal on a respectable bundle for your sports fan.
$39 ($20 savings)
A headset designed for the online gamer. The Xbox One headset makes it easy to adjust volume control and audio levels without removing your hands from the action.
Another sneaky place to find great Black Friday deals: the big-name game publishers themselves. Origin is EA’s digital distribution vehicle, offering their blockbuster hits at great savings for PC download. Here are a few of the great deals on video games.
– $30 (50% off)
– $30 (50% off)
The latest in the Sims franchise, The Sims 4 has a new emotion engine that’s unique in the life simulation series.
– $5 (75% off!)
This is about the best price you’ll find for this major award-winning title. Or consider buying the deluxe edition for $20.
– $10 (50% off)
Another great deal for a well-received AAA title. You won’t find it cheaper anywhere else.
This is just the beginning: Amazon, GameStop, NewEgg, Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Network, and many more have mountains of savings to uncover. Where do you find the best Black Friday deals on video games?