Featured Deal: Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller | $158 | Amazon
The best Xbox One game and accessory deals are here.
Whether you’re rocking an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One, you might be looking for a fresh game to help pass the pandemic quarantine doldrums. Luckily, there are many recent releases on deep discount right now, including Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and Resident Evil Village, along with controller bargains. Have a look and keep on gaming!
At the discounted price of $158 on Amazon, the Xbox Elite Series 2 is quite tempting. Included in the box is a carrying case, four swappable paddles and six thumb sticks, two D-pads, and a USB-C charging dock. Honestly, It’s worth it alone for the paddle buttons. Trust me. Being able to jump and reload without taking your thumb off the right stick is a godsend.
Xbox Wireless Controller | $50
If you need another controller for your Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One, Microsoft is currently taking $10 off the price of the current version of the Xbox wireless gamepad in Carbon Black. Official controllers don’t often see savings, so this is a great opportunity to save a little cash while bringing friends and family into the fold.
Ghostrunner | $12
Ghostrunner got a visual upgrade for the Xbox Series X release but the digital copy will also work on your old Xbox One. The game is a first-person platformer with a strong emphasis on mobility which will have you wallrunning and ziplining between slice and dicing enemies in a visually stunning cyberpunk world. Xbox Live Gold members can get the game right now for a mere $12 digitally.
Maneater | $15
Take Ecco the Dolphin and add some brutalizing man- or woman-eating gameplay mechanics, and that’s exactly what Maneater is. You become the shark in this underwater daily grind to find a meal and remind everyone in the aquatic regions who the real king is. Its initial $40 price tag was a bit too much for me to try this novel experience, but it’s only $15 right now, so jump on it if you’re in the same boat. (Don’t go overboard, though!)
Resident Evil 2 | $15
Want to get scared today? Okay, hold on to your little pants, because this is about to rock your entire world. Resident Evil 2? It’s $15 today. Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake of a PS1 classic and its cheap price comes just in time for Resident Evil Village. Play through this classic horror game to steel yourself for the latest installment.
NieR: Automata’s prequel received the remaster treatment and all the modern flairs that go along with it. Automata has received near universal praise so go check out what came before it. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is $39 for Xbox. Go pick it up.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games | $30
Play the same Olympic events you watch on the TV with Sega’s officially-licensed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Xbox. It includes 18 events with a mostly realistic approach, although the inclusion of wacky costumes—including a silly Sonic the Hedgehog one—should help boost the fun a bit. Save $10 right now.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 | $20
The sequel combines two of the genres best for a unique puzzle fusion game. You can currently grab the Xbox Launch Edition of the game on sale at Amazon for $20. The first Puyo Puyo Tetris is a charming little puzzler and the sequel doubles down on everything—even adds a new skill system to the mix. There’s plenty of new content to dig into for fans of the original and for newcomers alike, so go right ahead and start puzzling with your friends.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 | $24
If you’re a fan of RPG and haven’t touched Divinity Original Sin 2 yet, you’re missing out. Its turn-based combat and environmental interactions are so fleshed out, it’s about the closest thing we’ve gotten to actually replicating Dungeons & Dragons in a video game. That is, in a fully released game at least. This game was so good, the developer Larian Studios approached Wizards of the Coast and was able to secure the license for D&D with their upcoming Baldur’s Gate 3. That one is in beta right now, but if you’re someone who likes wait for full releases or are just a console-only player, then Divinity Original Sin 2 is still your best bet.
The Mass Effect trilogy is an expansive sci-fi fantasy series that will take you over 100 hours and that’s just your first playthrough. Now is your chance to meet Garrus, Mordin, Tali, Liara, and every other squadmate the internet hasn’t shut up about. Though in all honestly I get it. After playing, I can confirm that the squadmates are easily the best part of the series which is why I can confirm Mass Effect 2 is the best of the three. Fight me.