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The best Black Friday video game deals you need to see

Black Friday is finally here, meaning significant savings are live on top video games. This year has seen retailers putting out some serious deals on new releases, with discounts on the best Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch games — and even some on the next-generation Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, if you’re lucky to own one.

And with dozens of deals to consider this Black Friday, we’ve rounded up the best worth your time across the top consoles.

Best Deals on Video Games: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch

We’ve already been seeing worthwhile savings on various titles this week, including deals at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. The best savings are found on physical, disc-based versions, often significantly undercutting their digital counterparts. That sees third parties increasingly aggressive with their pricing.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War usually charges $10 extra for its next-gen version, packaged in a two-party “Cross-Gen Bundle” for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. But in a rare launch month discount, Newegg has cut $10 off its digital download over Black Friday when using code EMCGGFN37. It’s an incredible deal to see, so don’t miss this opportunity.

$60 at Newegg (Xbox One / Xbox Series X)

Take flight with the most authentic Star Wars dogfighting experience to date, presenting full first-person action that captures the full scope of interplanetary battles. It has a new single-player campaign and robust multiplayer modes, with all the tools to kit out and customize your ship under the New Republic or the Empire. While it’s on sale at most retailers right now, Amazon currently offers the cheapest price.

The Last of Us Part II looks to be a top game-of-the-year contender, pushing forward series with an expanded cinematic narrative and dark action gameplay. The second entry retains the same post-apocalyptic backdrop and returning faces, with society torn apart by a pandemic and an ongoing struggle for survival. Grab one of the best PS4 games out there, cut 50% for Black Friday.

Cyberpunk 2077 makes its Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debut this December, promising an expansive and rich virtual metropolis, almost one decade in the making. From the studio behind The Witcher 3, the experience hinges on exploration and player choice, already one of the most anticipated games of the generation. You also get a free upgrade to Xbox Series X, Series S, or PS5. Preorders via Amazon remain open at $50, cutting $10 off the RRP ahead of launch.

Mojang explored a new dungeon-crawling spin on its blockbuster series earlier this year, with a shift away from its roots as a creative sandbox, embarking on a loot-driven action RPG. Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition provides the ideal opportunity to get started, discounted on Xbox One this Black Friday, with access to all paid DLC packs to date.

$20 at Amazon (Xbox One)

Marvel’s Avengers translates the superhero powerhouse to the controller, taking a live-service approach with up to four players grinding for loot and upgrading their icons. While criticism has seen the title fall sort of early expectations, it still stows value for diehard comic and movie fans.

Atlus launched its new-and-improved Persona 5 Royal earlier in 2020, bolstering an already beloved Japanese role-playing game (RPG) with an expanded world brimming with more content. It features the same gripping narrative, mixing ordinary high schoolers with special powers, all intertwined with visuals and a soundtrack to remember.

$20 at Best Buy (PS4)

The latest Assassin’s Creed adventure just came out, but you can get it for $10 off across most platforms. You play as Eivor, a Viking who travels to England to start their settlement. Along the way, you’ll fall into a deep well of political intrigue and must fight your way out.

DIRT 5 was among the few Xbox Series X and PS5 launch titles that showcased what the console could do capped out at 4K resolution at 120 frames-per-second (FPS) on the system. It’s also a fun arcade racer for off-road action around all terrains. The game has a free next-generation upgrade from PS4 to PS5, making this a future-proofed pickup.

$50 at Walmart (PS4 / PS5)

Return to Midgar with a fully reimagined return to the 1997 classic in Japanese role-playing games. The beloved title has been rebuilt from the ground up, with vastly improved visuals, changes to combat, and even tweaks to the underlying narrative. It’s an ideal nostalgia trip for returning fans or an excellent opportunity to jump into a fan favorite in the series.

$25 at Target (PS4)

Gears 5 is one of Microsoft’s latest blockbuster shooters, featuring a single-player campaign packed with brutal action, with accompanying competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. It even has a free Xbox Series X upgrade up to 120 FPS with ray tracing, now discounted to its lowest yet.

$5 at Best Buy (Xbox One / Xbox Series X)

Explore a haunted hotel and round up ghosts in this latest series entry for Luigi’s Mansion. The newest adventure sees our hero working through puzzles and challenges, rescuing his friends throughout this towering resort.

$40 at Best Buy (Nintendo Switch)

With its hand-drawn beauty and gripping platforming, Ori and the Will of the Wisps found itself one of the best Xbox One games in 2020, now with free Xbox Series X|S upgrades also available. The heartfelt journey also comes in a physical Collector’s Edition, including a steel book, art book, and soundtrack — the ultimate way to experience one of Xbox’s best.

$30 at Best Buy (Xbox One / Xbox Series X)

Hot Pursuit Remastered only dropped a few weeks ago, with a hefty discount already live headed into the holidays. It upgrades one of the best-received entries in the racing series for current hardware, packed with all existing DLC, plus some new bonus content.

Fight for survival as a deep-sea predator. In Maneater, experience a full single-player story campaign while swimming through the Gulf Coast waters. Feed on whatever lays ahead, evolving your shark along the way. It’s an unusual setup but makes for a surprisingly unique action RPG, with a free next-gen upgrade included.

The official Formula 1 game received its annual refresh this summer, featuring all the latest drivers, teams, and circuits. Its latest revision brings significant changes beyond the track, with a new “My Team” feature where you’ll choose a sponsor, engine supplier, and crew for its most in-depth experience yet.

Experience the two Metro titles that started it all, with two full-length single-player campaigns condensed into the portability of Nintendo Switch. In a post-nuclear Russia, where man headed underground for survival, threats lay around every corner.

$13 at Best Buy (Nintendo Switch)

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This post was written by Matt Brown and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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