E3, the annual video game trade show, is a tidal wave of news and trailers for upcoming games. It might still be virtual this year due to the pandemic, but we’re seeing more game sales in the wake of these announcements than ever before. Microsoft has its Deals Unlocked sale, Sony has discounts on popular titles, and later this month, we’re likely to see the annual Steam Summer Sale. It’s a great time to pad out your game library and spend time indoors as temperatures rise this summer.
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PS4 and PS5 Deals
God of War.
Photograph: Sony Interactive Entertainment
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- HyperX Cloud Stinger Core for $30 ($10 off): This already affordable headset is now even cheaper. It’s comfortable to wear for long periods of time, and the microphone doesn’t get in the way. It works with the PS4 or PS5.
- God of War Deluxe Edition for $23 ($7 off): A modern classic, God of War follows the adventures of Kratos and his son Atreus in the beautiful if cold world of Norse mythology. Also, you get to swing a really cool ax. The deluxe edition nets you a few fancy skins and armor.
- Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition for $20 ($10 off): Remember when GTA was mostly a single-player game? Now it’s that and more, with tons of fully online multiplayer content to explore.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for $30 ($10 off): One of the most non-traditional Assassin’s Creed games, Valhalla puts you in the boots of a Viking warrior that travels across the beautiful but divided kingdoms of Saxon England.
- Borderlands 3 Next Level Bundle for $47 ($23 off): The third entry in the Borderlands series is every bit as addictive as its predecessors. Shoot and loot your way across an alien planet and gather thousands of different weapons along the way.
- Mortal Kombat X for $12 ($8 off): After playing the latest Mortal Kombat, all I could think about was going back and replaying the previous entry. Nothing makes a better double feature than Mortal Kombat X followed by Mortal Kombat 11.
- Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition for $35 ($15 off): It’s a full remake of one of the most influential survival horror games ever made. If you’re a fan of limping down a dark hallway that may or may not be full of zombies, this game is for you.
- Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for $15 ($5 off): The hotly anticipated sequel is just around the corner, but the original is still an absolute blast to play. It’s gorgeous, lavishly detailed from top to bottom, and features memorable characters and locales. Plus robot dinosaurs.
Best Deals on Xbox/PC Games and Gear
Red Dead Redemption 2.
Microsoft’s Deals Unlocked sale started earlier this month and runs through June 17, so some of these deals are going to go pretty quickly. While you’re at it, read our other Xbox guides, including the Best Xbox One Games, Best Xbox Series X/S Games, Xbox Gift Guide, and our Xbox Series X/S tips and tricks to get the most out of the consoles.