10 Games You Need To Buy In The PSN Black Friday Sale
It’s Black Friday over the US, which a few years back would’ve meant absolutely nothing to residents of the UK (other than an opportunity to laugh out our friends across the pond as footage of desparate consumers hit each other with shovels over the last Buzz Lightyear in Toys R Us plays on national news).
But things have changed and like anything that’s moderately successful in the US (Apple products, Lady GaGa and pizzas with hotdogs stuffed in the crust) we want our piece of the pie too.
That means you can expect retailers and digital stores across the land to be slashing prices on the biggest and best games, just to get you greedy bunch of skinflints through the door.
PlayStation is getting in on the act too, with the PSN Store offering a bevy of treats over the next few days to celebrate, er, well we’re not quite sure what we’re celebrating. Gross mass-consumption and superficial lifestyles? Anyway, Saving the bother of you actually thinking about anything, we’ve handily provided a guide to the top 10 discounts on PSN right now.
Ending 29 November:
Destiny (PS3) – Was £49.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £34.99/€49.99/AU$69.95
If you’re still bumbling along on old-gen, then at least pretend you play new games and get one of the most addictive games of the year at a pretty decent discount.
Ending 1 December:
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Legion Edition (PS4) – Was £54.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £29.99/€34.99/AU$47.95
The surprise of the year. Shadow Of Mordor is a delightfully immersive and unapologetically violent Lord Of The Rings spin-off you never knew you needed.
Shadow Warrior (PS4) – Was £29.99/€34.99/AU$47.95, now £15.99/€19.99/AU$24.95
Old-school shooter based on a game you’ve probably never heard of. For £15.99 it’s an absolute steal.
The Walking Dead: Season Two (PS4) – Was £19.99/€24.99/AU$37.95, now £9.99/€12.99/AU$19.45, 20% additional PS Plus discount
Telltale’s follow-up to its much venerated zombie series didn’t quite match the highs of its first season, but it’s nonetheless a fantastic story to jump into.
Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) – Was £34.99/€39.99/AU$54.95, now £11.99/€14.99/AU$22.95, 20% additional PS Plus discount
One of PS Vita’s best gets a significant price cut. Treat yourself.
Rayman Legends (PS4) – Was £34.99/€39.99/AU$54.95, now £15.99/€19.99/AU$24.95, 10% additional PS Plus discount
If you like happiness poured into your eyes and prefer your platformers with less Mario then this is the game for you.
The Evil Within (PS4) – Was £49.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £29.99/€34.99/AU$47.95
A worthy return to horror from Shinkin Mikami. It’ll likely get a bigger discount closer to Xmas, but who likes waiting, eh?
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4) – Was £49.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £29.99/€34.99/AU$47.95
Shooters didn’t come any bigger or dumber than Wolfenstein this year. One of our favourite FPSs in a long time.
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) – Was £28.99/€34.99/AU$52.95, now £15.99/€19.99/AU$24.95, 10% additional PS Plus discount
David Cage’s Heavy Rain follow-up drags along in places but there’s no denying its sheer ambition. For £15.99 it deserves a look.
Mass Effect Trilogy (PS3) – Was £57.99/€69.99/AU$105.95, now £11.99/€14.99/AU$22.95, 10% additional PS Plus discount
3 games for £15.99! That’s bonkers. It’s also set in space. Absolute madness!
There. Done. Now go out and spend some money you ungrateful bastards. If you don’t trust our certified* opinion that these at the best games you could purchase today™ then you can find the rest of the list here.