You may realize that it’s approximately less than two weeks from Christmas and Boxing Day. That means you’re running out of time to buy those special gifts for the gamer in your life, be it your husband, roommate, wife or even your kids. (Hey, they like games, right?) That said, you’re probably wondering where you can snag a good last-minute deal to stuff in their stocking. A PlayStation 5 probably won’t fit (unless it’s a big one), but you can always slip in a game or two for them to enjoy.
With that, we’ve got a few recommendations to help you hit the ground running!
2.5 million copies sold can’t be wrong. Sonic’s amazing 3D foray into a world filled with intricate puzzles and dangerous enemies should be experienced by everyone. Sonic Frontiers offers some solid visuals, along with excellent gameplay and that old-school vibe that everyone will love. And right now, it’s on sale for $20 off over at Amazon, going for a cool $39.99. That’s a deal that’s certainly, ahem, up to speed.
Two Point Campus
Who doesn’t want to try running their own university? This entertaining sim game challenges you to go to the head of the class as you manage your campus the best you can. Of course, anything can go wrong, but that’s just the name of the game. You can snag it now for just $20 on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, or $25 on Nintendo Switch. And you don’t even need a degree!
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Want someone to feel like a crime boss but without the heavy price tag that comes with it (or the moral objections when they demand turkey at the table)? Well, Yakuza Like a Dragon is the way to go. The critically acclaimed game has never looked better than it does on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X – and the price is under $20 at Amazon, so it’ll go down smooth as you make the streets your own!
Far Cry 6
This holiday season, give the gift of…Giancarlo Esposito? Please and thank you. Far Cry 6 is easily one of the most epic entries in the series to date, and it plays beautifully on both past generation consoles as well as PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. What’s more, it’s at a very low price right now on Amazon, going for around $15 or so. That’s quite a deal when it comes to a few action-filled nights of liberation.
Got a sports fan in your life, but they’re not exactly feeling that football or soccer vibe?
Welcome to the world of hockey! NHL 23 delivers all the puck-slapping action you could ask for
in the series, along with an abundant number of features and online play. You can get the XboxSeries S/X version for just $34.99 for a digital code (no need to ship!), or get the regular XboxOne version for just $23.99. Either way, it’s time to hit the ice.
Mario & Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
Finally, let’s turn to another would-be Nintendo Switch classic, featuring the universe of Mario turned upside down by mischievous Rabbids. Sparks of Hope is a splendid RPG/adventure that’s sure to be a hit for all ages, from the most experienced strategist to the youngest of combatants. And it’s available for $20 off for a limited time, down to the affordable price of $39.99 for the Nintendo Switch. That is just for the standard edition, but you get hours of play and a lot of smiles – something that always works for the holidays!
Want a console to play these great games on? What luck, we’re giving one away!