Black Friday may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the deals are over. Cyber Monday is here to let the savings roll on. Now you can purchase great products from the comfort of your couch or bed today and, if you’re lucky, for the rest of the week. If you’re a gamer, there are especially robust bargains on plenty of awesome titles you can purchase now and instantly download to your console of choice or have shipped to your home. Even critically acclaimed games that came out only weeks ago are on sale, which means you should act now so you don’t miss out!
We’ve listed the five best deals you can get on Amazon video games right here for your convenience. Read on and save! And don’t forget to check out Amazon’s full page of Cyber Monday video game deals.
1. Dragon Age: Inquisition for $45
Dragon Age: Inquisition launched only weeks ago, and it’s already 25 percent off on all platforms! This is a deal you cannot miss; grab it now before it’s too late and experience what many are calling 2014’s game of the year.
BioWare is known for its ability to craft deep, intricate, personal stories. Just look at the best-selling Mass Effect series, which, in this humble editor’s opinion, is the best sci-fi universe to be created in any medium ever. The original Dragon Age was a critical and commercial success, with its long and detailed campaign where choices mattered. Dragon Age II didn’t hold up as well, though it’s still a great game. With Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare went all out in an effort to create one of the greatest fantasy RPGs ever. The developer’s track record proves they were capable of handling the task, giving players a sprawling world to explore, a brilliant story where player choice matters and a fun combat system players can tailor to their play style.
2. Destiny for $49.95
So Bungie’s latest sci-fi shooter wasn’t the game-changing FPS it was hyped up to be. So what? Destiny was still one of 2014’s best games, and you can get it for $10 off its regular price right now.
When Bungie, the creators of the original Halo trilogy, announced their new sci-fi shooter, the world couldn’t wait to explore a new universe full of aliens, robots and mysterious locations. While the final game disappointed some fans who expected something monumental, what Destiny does offer is best-in-class shooting and looting with only a subpar story and some lackluster missions holding it back. What’s unique about Destiny is its shared world experience where players interact with others during independent single-player and cooperate missions. With limitless multiplayer and a stream of content additions and updates heading its way, Destiny will only get more addicting as time goes on. Oh, and there’s also dancing.
3. Wolfenstein: The New Order for $20.40
Wolfenstein was one of this year’s surprising FPS games with its great presentation, story, characters, writing and, of course, gunplay. Get it from the comfort of your couch for two-thirds off.
If you’ve played one war-based first-person shooter, you’ve played them all, right? Wrong. The Wolfenstein series has never been afraid to present at least somewhat controversial alternate history scenarios to the player. In The New Order, the Nazis didn’t just win World War II but basically took over the world, too. You play as returning hero BJ Blazcowicz, and a strong cast of characters makes it easy to stay invested in the story. Gunplay ranges from stealth to dual-wielding shootouts, and a unique skill progression system stays interesting throughout the whole game. If you’re tired of cookie-cutter shooters, The New Order is worth a visit.
4. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for $19.99
If you’re a PC gamer, you can download the amazing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for only $19.99. Even if you want to buy a physical copy for your console of choice, you’ll only pay a few bucks more.
Any The Lord of the Rings buff will feel right at home with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The game is set sometime between The Hobbit and Tolkien’s famous trilogy about Frodo’s quest to Mount Doom as Talion, a Ranger of Gondor stationed near the Black Gate leading into the evil land of Mordor, is forced to watch his family be butchered by Uruks. What follows is a classic revenge action game dripping with Tolkien lore. What sets Shadow of Mordor apart is its nemesis system, which grants military ranks to Talion’s enemies. The Uruks are constantly vying for dominance, and the player can manipulate them to his will using special powers and abilities, making each play a unique experience.
5. The Evil Within for $20.39
A “spiritual successor” to the horrifying Resident Evil series, The Evil Within, launched only in late October, but you can grab it now for up to 66 percent off. That’s a real … scream. Sorry, I had to.
Anyone who’s played the Resident Evil series knows that horror games are awesome. It seems contradictory, but scaring the pants off yourself is a pretty entertaining way to spend an evening. Shinji Mikami, known for his work on Resident Evil 4, jumped in with a new team to create The Evil Within, a sort of spiritual successor to the iconic survival horror franchise. Mikami is a master of all things scary, so his latest project is sure to surprise, terrify or even emotionally scar you with its claustrophobic locales and disturbing enemies. Make sure you pack your Depends.
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