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Top 10 Games That Are Discounted on Black Friday

There's no time like the holidays to add a few titles to someone else's (or your own) gaming library.
by Luke Daugherty — 
Gaming with Nintendo Switch controller

Gaming discounts galore!

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There's no time like the holidays to add a few titles to someone else's (or your own) gaming library. And, whether you're looking for one of the best video games of 2022 or time-tested classics — there's a Black Friday deal for you. 

To aid you in your quest, we've scoured the best Black Friday deals at major retailers from Amazon and Best Buy, to GameStop and Walmart. And — good news — we found some new and old classics with deep discounts for this holiday season. However, these gaming deals are only be around throughout the mega shopping event, so if you want to take advantage of them, make sure to do so quickly!

Please note that 

members can get free two-day shipping (sometimes even free one-day shipping) included with these deals. You can still  to take advantage of that free shipping, as well as other Prime member perks if you're not yet a member. Some of those other perks are discounts at Whole Foods Market; access to Prime Video, Amazon Music, and Prime Gaming; exclusive deals; and much more.

Here's what we found for the top Black Friday video game discounts.


The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild

  • Metascore: 97
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Retail price: $60
  • Sale price: $29

It may not be quite on the level with series standard-bearer Ocarina of Time, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is pretty darn close. We ranked it 14th on our all-time best video games list, so that's not too shabby. If you don't already have this in your Switch library, now is the time to buy.


Elden Ring

  • Metascore: 96
  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Retail price: $60
  • Sale price: $35

When we heard that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and game designer Hidetaka Miyazaki were collaborating on a new fantasy RPG, we thought we were in for a treat. What we got was an instant classic that's stayed atop our best of 2022 list. Don't miss your chance to grab this epic title at a great price!


Persona 5 Royal

  • Metascore: 94
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Retail price: $60
  • Sale price: $29

The latest installment in the Persona series is the best yet, cracking our top 100 list with a spot for every platform version. Donning your mask to become a Phantom Thief has never been so exciting, and there's plenty more to learn at the Shujin Academy. Scoop this one up for your system of choice with this great GameStop Black Friday deal.


The Last of Us Part II

  • Metascore: 93
  • Platform: PlayStation 4 (compatible with PlayStation 5)
  • Retail price: $60
  • Sale price: $10

Any game set in a post-pandemic context has a certain ring to it these days. Thankfully, our world in 2022 isn't quite like Ellie's and Joel's in The Last of Us Part II. Their journey for justice and closure makes for a great game, though, and it's on sale for a few dollars at Walmart this Black Friday.


Mass Effect Legendary Edition

  • Metascore: 90
  • Platform: Xbox One (compatible with Xbox Series X/S)
  • Retail price: $60
  • Sale price: $18

This collection gives you the full experience of the classic Mass Effect trilogy, and it's worth it just to play the second one. Can you help the humans stand their ground against Saren's army on the galactic stage? Grab this Black Friday game deal to find out.


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2

  • Metascore: 90
  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Retail price: $50
  • Sale price: $29

Some games just epitomize an entire genre. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 — originally released on the PlayStation in the year 2000 — is one of those, and that's why it keeps coming back. Get it now, along with the original, fully remastered for the Xbox Series X/S at only $29 (was $50).


Horizon Forbidden West

  • Metascore: 88
  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Retail price: $70
  • Sale price: $40

This PlayStation 5 exclusive, a follow-up to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn, is another great open-world RPG to add to your collection. Explore the post-apocalyptic western United States, facing dangerous mechanical creatures, weather anomalies and a mysterious red blight as they push life on earth toward the brink of extinction. At $40, it's a steal for one of our top video games of 2022.


Gran Turismo 7

  • Metascore: 87
  • Platform: PlayStation 5
  • Retail price: $70
  • Sale price: $40

Gran Turismo 7 is the best installment in the series since 2005's Gran Turismo 4. It combines some of Gran Turismo's classic elements — welcome back, Simulation Mode — with stellar new driving controls, wonderful haptic feedback and stunning graphics. If you're a longtime GT fan, you won't be disappointed — especially since it's on sale for $40 (was $70).


BioShock: The Collection

  • Metascore: 84
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Retail price: $20
  • Sale price: $15

The first BioShock was our 2007 Xbox 360 game of the year, and for good reason. This otherworldly, postapocalyptic first-person shooter showcased next-generation graphics and an intriguing storyline to captivate players. Get it now, remastered for the Switch with BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite, for only $15 (was $20).


Pokémon Legends: Arceus

  • Metascore: 83
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Retail price: $60
  • Sale price: $48

Another one of our top titles of 2022, this Switch exclusive introduces some fascinating new elements to the Pokémon series. Explore Sinnoh as it was ages ago, before there were Pokémon trainers and wild Pokemon were a bit more dangerous. Get started on completing the region's first Pokédex with this Black Friday deal.