Forget worn WASD keys. The real hallmark of a gamer is the endless list of games you want to play. Working through a wish list can get expensive, but with a little patience, it’s easy to find cheap games for any system, be it Xbox, PlayStation, PC, or Nintendo Switch. We’ve found the best gaming deals for every console and game subscription service, and we’ll update this story every month with a new set of discounts.
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Where can I find game deals?
Retailers typically don’t list an end date for video game deals, which means they can end at any time. Price tracking tools like Camelcamelcamel are helpful for setting price drop alerts, but they don’t always work for purely digital products, nor for every store. our suggestion? Check out the sales sections at major retailers like GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and Walmart.
What is a good deal? A good rule of thumb is to target recently released AAA games for $40 or less, and older games that are still popular to target $20 or less. Video game sales are up a lot, so be patient and do your price research before hitting the “add to cart” button.
Nintendo Switch Game Deals
Check out our guides to the best Nintendo Switch games and the best Nintendo Switch accessories for more info. Is there a switch now? Here are 10 surprising things you can do with it.
- Hades $15 ($10 off) – read our review
- Blockbuster deals (digital games, bundles, DLC) starting at $10 (ends September 25)
- Bandai Namco digital games starting at $6
- Team 17 digital games start at $2 – including Overcooked 2, one of our favorites
- Kill la Kill -IF is only $2 ($8 off)
- Undertale $9 ($7 off)
PC Game Deals
Be sure to check out our guide to the best PC games to play forever to find some classics. Can’t commit to a solo? This is the best cross-play with some friends.
Humble Bundle Starlight Bundle for $1+
Humble Bundle offers multiple bundles per month, starting at $1. Proceeds are donated to charities. Packages scale based on how much you pay, but no matter what you get, or what you pay for, there’s always a lot of value. Games can be redeemed through Steam (mostly for Windows, but occasionally for Mac or Linux computers).
PlayStation Subscription Offer
Sony’s PlayStation Plus service is available in three tiers, each of which includes two free games per month. Subscriptions start at $10 per month, but you can pay a little more for the mid-tier Extra and get access to a catalog of over 400 fan-favorite games. The high-end Premium version at $18 a month is quite expensive, but it comes with a richer library of older PlayStation games, as well as some streaming options. Learn more about the various services here.
This month, Need for Speed and Granblue Fantasy are free for players with a PlayStation 4 or 5; TOEM is also free for subscribers, but only for the latest generation of consoles.
PlayStation Game Deals
Check out our guide to the best PlayStation 5 games and PS5 accessories for more info. If you haven’t made the switch, that’s fine – we’ve rounded up the best PS4 games, too.
- Kill la Kill – IF (PS4) for $2 ($8 off)
- Undertale (PS4) for $9 ($7 off)
- Hades (PS4, PS5) for $17 ($8 off)
Xbox Subscription Offer
Xbox service is a bit confusing. There are three separate subscription plans with different options and bundles within their respective products. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get freebies every month.
This month, Gods Will Fall and Portal 2 are free until September 30.
Xbox Game Deals
Check out our guide to the best Xbox Series X/S games for more info. If you need help navigating through a large catalog of subscribers, you might also want to check out our guide to the best Xbox Game Pass games.
- Far Cry 6 (Xbox One/X/S) for $32 ($48 off)
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Xbox One/X/S) for $12 ($48 off)
- BioShock: The Collection (Xbox One/X/S) for $10 ($40 off)
- Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition (Xbox One/X/S) for $42 ($18 off)
- Ghostrunner (Xbox One/X/S) for $32 ($8 off)
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One/X/S) for $16 ($10 off)
Amazon Prime Game Deals
Amazon Prime members have free access to Prime Gaming, which offers a free monthly Twitch subscription, as well as a monthly rotating selection of games and various perks from the developer. Options range from in-game currency to skins to full games and downloadable content (DLC).
There are plenty of rewards, but the most popular picks from this month’s rotation are listed below. They are free for Amazon Prime members. Be sure to check the redemption instructions for your chosen benefit, as you may need to link an account or enter a code to receive your gift.
- Pokémon GO Bundle (iOS, Android)
- League of Legends Pack (PC, MacOS)
- Minecraft Dungeons: Fire Nether DLC (PC)
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY Edition (PC)
- Fall Guys Summer Sing-a-long Bundle (PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch)
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