As someone who collects physical games, I love Black Friday. It’s an easy way to boost my gaming library by picking up a batch of games at a discount. This year’s sales extravaganza is an especially exciting one in that regard. Last year, we were only one year out from the PlayStation 5, so Sony was a little more careful about its discounts considering how light its library of big console exclusives was at that point. With a more robust PS5 library in 2022, Sony seems much more generous about slashing prices this year.
If you’re looking to build your PS5 library, you might want to turn your attention to Best Buy’s Black Friday gaming deals. Tons of titles are discounted this weekend, and that includes most of the PS5’s first-party exclusives. Here are five deals that need to be on your radar, whether you’re a
Horizon Forbidden West — $40, was $70
Of every game that launched in 2022, Horizon Forbidden West wins the award for “Worst Timing.” It came out just a week before Elden Ring, a once-in-a-generation game that would quickly overshadow it. That was a bit of a shame, because Sony’s open-world epic is one of the PS5’s finest exclusives. Building off everything that made 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn special, the sequel brings better traversal, improved melee combat, and some searing social commentary about tech billionaires who see our world as their playground. If you skipped it earlier this year, I’d recommend taking advantage of its $40 price tag this weekend and giving it a try.
Returnal — $30, was $70
The Last of Us Part I — $50, was $70
Ever since The Last of Us Part I was first announced, it’s been at the center of a debate about game pricing. Some fans felt that its $70 price tag was simply too steep for a remake, especially when The Last of Us’ perfectly acceptable remaster could be purchased for significantly less. Now on sale for $50 at Best Buy, the price is right for The Last of Us Part I. The story of Joel and Ellie is still as powerful as ever, and it’s only enhanced in the new version thanks to an impressive face lift that brings it in line with Part II. If you’re hoping to revisit the post-apocalyptic adventure before its HBO adaptation drops next year, now’s a good time to pick it up.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart — $30, was $70
If you’re looking to push the power of your
Demon’s Souls — $30, was $70
Did you finish Elden Ring and are craving another FromSoftware experience? Do not sleep on Demon’s Souls. A remake of the developer’s first “Souls” game, the
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