Best video game deals: PlayStation 5, Xbox S and X, Nintendo Switch

While PC gaming is still quite dominant, a large portion of the gaming community games on consoles like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch. To that end, if you’re looking to pick up some new games, we’ve gone out and hunted some of our favorite video game deals, and some of these include items on our list of best PS5 games, best Xbox Series X games, or best Nintendo Switch games. Of course, if you only have one of the consoles and just want to focus on game deals for that, then check out our individual collections of our favorite PS5 game deals, Xbox game pass deals and Nintendo Switch deals.

Best PS5 game deals

Deathloop — $25, was $60

Colt from Deathloop aiming his pistol.

Deathloop uses the classic Groundhog Day conceit of a time loop and turns it into a first-person shooter. You’ll explore and fight your way through the map, looking for the locations of various items, weapons and bosses. When you inevitably die, you’ll respawn and use the knowledge you just gained to get through the level faster and prepare for battles better.

Dead Space — $39, was $70

A promotional image from Dead Space 2 of Isaac Clarke holding a plasma cutter.

If you’ve never played the original Dead Space, then you’re missing out on one of the best horror games out there. Luckily, you don’t have to try and figure out how to run a game that’s over a decade old, as the Dead Space remake just came out recently and it’s still excellent. Not only were the graphics updated to something you can run on a modern machine, but the gameplay has also been slightly altered to conform to modern gaming standards while still maintaining the vibe and feel of the old game.

Diablo IV — $40, was $70

Diablo IV poster.
Blizzard Entertainment / Diablo

The long-awaited sequel is finally here! Jump back into the dark fantasy role-playing game with this newest installment. You’ll fight evil in all its grotesque forms across an expansive map. Diablo IV keeps the classic isometric look of the previous games while updating them to current-gen graphics and controls. There’s a single-player campaign as well as an extensive post-game multiplayer world.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor — $35, was $70

Cal wielding his blue lightsaber and walking with BD-1 in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor key art.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up where Cal and the team left off in Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal keeps a majority of his force powers and builds up new ones as he searches for a safe haven for the surviving jedi. Jedi: Survivor is a Star Wars take on the souls-like genre that fans of both franchises can enjoy. You’ll solve Zelda-like puzzles, fight brutal bosses and travers several large planets from the Star Wars universe.

Final Fantasy XVI — $47, was $50

A screenshot of Final Fantasy XIV running on Xbox.
Square Enix

Final Fantasy XVI, the newest entry in the long-running RPG series, has some new things to offer to the franchise. While FFXV tried to blend real-time action and turn-based elements, FFXVI leans much more into the hack-and-slash territory of games like Devil May Cry. It has the same epic scope and grand feel that the series is known for, but the combat and RPG elements are toned down considerably to give a more action-heavy experience.

Best Xbox Series S and X game deals

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga — $16, was $30

Promo art featuring Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and more in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

There’s a lot to love about the Lego games, and if you’re a fan of Star Wars, then combining the two together with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is awesome. It essentially lets you relive the whole Skywalker saga with the unique Lego humor twist that a lot of Lego fans have come to love. Even better, you can pick between 300 different playable characters, and play the stories in any order you like.

Dead Island 2 Day 1 Edition — $30, was $40

Dani lights a cigarette as zombies attack her from behind in Dead Island 2 key art.
Deep Silver

Sometimes, you don’t want a deep game with a narrative or to play a sports game; you just want some insane action where you can have a lot of fun beating things up. That’s where Dead Island 2 comes in, the latest installment in the franchise, and it’s great to get your frustrations out on a bunch of zombies. The world is very detailed, and the crafting menu for weapons is pretty expansive, giving you a lot of weirdly gross satisfaction in trying out different combinations when taking down zombies.

Forza Horizon 5 — $45, was $52

The box art for Forza Horizon 5.

If you’re a fan of hyper-realistic racing sims, Forza Horizon 5 is the game for you. The Forza series has long been a benchmark for a console’s graphical ability, largely in part to many of them shipping in package deals with Xbox consoles. This newest entry does the Xbox Series X’s power justice, with next gen graphics and tight but realistic controls.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — $32, was $70

Five main characters from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
Call of Duty

How many times has this game released again? Never mind — it’s worth buying again. As tons of video game remakes are releasing, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 takes things in a different direction by being more a spiritual successor than a remake. You’ll still get hints of nostalgic levels, guns and characters, but it’s altogether a new experience and befits the newest generation of consoles.

Best Nintendo Switch game deals

Bayonetta 3 — $35, was $60

Bayonetta posing in the air with red background.

Bayonetta is back for hair-whipping hack and slash action. This time Bayonetta is battling the multiverse in a chaotic and sometimes nonsensical parade of incredible set pieces. The fighting mechanics are smooth and fine-tuned, the culmination of everything the developers learned over the past two games. The number of new moves and combos you can learn is surprisingly deep. If you’re a perfectionist, you’ll spend hours diving into all the possibilities. If you’re just here for a good time, the controls and combat are simple and friendly for casual players as well.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus — $49, was $60

Some pokemon in Arceus.

I think a lot of us have wished for more immersive, 3D Pokémon game since we got our first taste of it in Pokémon Snap in 1999. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is here to scratch that itch. You’ll wander around a fully rendered open world while you research the first ever Pokédex. That means there’s a lot less battling and a lot more exploration (and marveling at cute Poké-critters).

Pikmin 4 — $51, was $60

A red Pikmin looks around in Pikmin 4.
Nintendo / Nintendo

Control a legion of little plant men in this new entry to the classic strategy series. You’ll command various type of pikmin to accomplish complex tasks in a more player-friendly experience than the previous three games. Playing Pikmin 4 can feel like herding cats, and that’s part of the appeal. But if you learn how to play your strategy early and execute at the right time, you’ll have your pikmin working like a well oiled machine.

Super Mario Odyssey — $45, was $60

Mario throws his hat.

Super Mario Odyssey is the most fully-realized Mario game to date. It follows in the footsteps of other classic 3D Mario games like Super Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy, while having its own unique gameplay mechanics and twist. In this case, the major gameplay gimmick is Mario’s ability to throw his hat and control whatever it lands on. This adds a lot of new platforming and puzzle opportunities as you turn into dinosaurs, goombas, and normal, non-Mario-looking humans.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — $51, was $60

Wii Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

If you are a big fan of gaming with friends on the Switch, then it’s hard not to recommend Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the most popular racing games out there and probably one of the most fun. You can play with up to four players locally as well as online with up to 12 players, and with so many different levels to pick from, it’s always going to be a lot of fun. That said, it did receive its last DLC last year, so it’s no longer getting new content, although that’s not necessarily a dealbreaker given how much content there already is.

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This post was originally published on Digital Trends

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