Where to Find the Best Black Friday Video Game Deals

As turkey day approaches, retailers are wasting no time posting their Black Friday ads. And since video games have become a cornerstone of the holiday shopping season, their prices are dropping all over the place. To find the best video game deals, we’ve scrubbed through all of the Black Friday ads released so far and found the lowest available price for all the biggest games released this year. Without further ado, here are the best Black Friday video game deals you’ll definitely want to know about.

New Nintendo 3DS

Limited edition New Nintendo 3DS

Limited edition New Nintendo 3DS | Nintendo

Sale price: $100
Where to find it: Anywhere Nintendo products are sold

Nintendo has had a rough year, but it looks like the company is ready to start turning its fortunes around. In addition to releasing the (impossible to find) NES Classic Edition, it’s also coming out with a limited edition of the New Nintendo 3DS right on Black Friday. This attractive new version comes in black or white, with a subtle Mario print embossed on the outer shell.

The New Nintendo 3DS may have a limited lifespan once the Nintendo Switch comes out in March, but it has a killer software library already, and still has some great-looking games coming in the future.

Batman: The Telltale Series

Batman and Catwoman.

Batman | Telltale Games

Sale price: $15
Where to find it: GameStop

From Minecraft to Game of Thrones, it seems like Telltale can turn any licensed property into an adventure game. That’s a good thing, because these decision-based, cinematic games tend to work with the unique strengths of each license. And if the first three episodes of this new Batman game are any indication, they have another hit on their hands.

The twist-filled story puts a number of intriguing plot threads in motion, including a mystery about Bruce Wayne’s parents, Penguin’s origin, and a secret that only Catwoman knows. Much of how these stories play out will depend on the decisions you make, both as Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Battlefield 1

Trench soldier in 'Battlefield 1'

Battlefield 1 | Electronic Arts

Sale price: $27
Where to find it: Walmart

These days, it seems like every shooter takes place in the future. That’s probably why the makers of Battlefield 1 decided to go a different route with this year’s installment. This game takes you back to World War I, when the old ways of war clashed with the new. So you’ll find soldiers riding on horses going up against tanks, trains, and airplanes. In addition to an episodic campaign that shows many fronts of the war, you also get lots of multiplayer action, including massive 64-player matches.

Bioshock: The Collection

Cover art for Bioshock Infinite.

BioShock Infinite | 2K Games

Sale price: $30
Where to find it: Best Buy

By almost any measure, Bioshock is one of the standout series from the last console generation. These philosophical shooters carried the torch lit by Half-Life to prove that you could tell a good story while still offering shooter fans all the action they craved. This collection contains all three Bioshock games and all the single-player DLC released for them. Super-fans will also be interested to see the included video series “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” which lets players in on the creation process thanks to commentary from game director Ken Levine.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

A soldier wearing a futuristic helmet aims a silenced rifle.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | Activision

Sale price: $35
Where to find it: Target

The Call of Duty series has been on an annual release schedule for the better part of a decade now, so despite how solid the games are, it’s hard to get too excited for any new installment. That said, Infinite Warfare just might rekindle the interest of lapsed fans thanks to its far-future setting and the introduction of zero-G and spaceship battles. That’s right, when you’re not fighting on solid ground in this game, you’re either floating through space or piloting a weaponized spaceship in dog fights against the enemy. Throw in Jon Snow as the main villain, and you’ve got a recipe for militaristic fun.

Civilization VI

Sale price: $40
Where to find it: GameStop

If you like spending hours and hours bringing a civilization from the Stone Age into the future and conquering the world while you’re at it, this is the game for you. Most PC-playing strategy fans will already be familiar with the series, but the idea is to gather resources, grow your population, and either befriend or conquer your neighbors. Along the way you’ll be able to advance your culture and go toe-to-toe with world leaders from history.

Dark Souls III

A glowing red knight stands before a gothic castle against a yellow sky.

Dark Souls III | From Software

Sale price: $15
Where to find it: Walmart

Seeing as this is the fourth entry in the “Soulsborne” series (which includes Demon’s Souls, the first two Dark Souls games, and the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne), you probably already know if you’re interested in entering the brutally challenging world of Lothric. Regular enemies can drain your health in seconds. Bosses can extinguish your life with a single swipe. Every inch of progress is hard won, but well earned.

There’s nothing so frustrating as failing over and over. Then again, there’s nothing so rewarding as slaying a seemingly impossible boss and lighting a bonfire where it fell. If that sounds like your kind of game, Dark Souls III is a killer deal for $15.

Destiny: The Collection

'Destiny: Rise of Iron'

Destiny | Bungie

Sale price: $30
Where to find it: Target and Best Buy

Destiny is a game that’s been revamped and expanded regularly for two years running. If you want everything the game has to offer, this is your chance to have it all in a single bundle. And now is a great time to get into this online shooter, because rumor has it that no more content is coming to it. The developers are said to be working on Destiny 2, which may launch as soon as next year.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Sneaking around in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided | Square Enix

Sale price: $25
Where to find it: Target

In 2029, the cyberpunk future is a reality, but it’s not a future you’d probably want to live in. After some nasty business regarding the Illuminati and mechanically augmented humans, the Augs are being shunned by the fully biological folks. You play as Adam Jensen on a quest to take down the Illuminati and heal the fractures that divide humanity. This is a video game, though, so you do that by killing (or sneaking past) a whole lot of armed thugs.

Like its acclaimed predecessor, Mankind Divided is a shooter, a stealth game, and a role-playing game all rolled into one. And depending on your play style, you can tackle its challenges any way you see fit.

Doom

A demon threatens the viewer with the severed hand of its last victim.

DOOM 3 | Bethesda

Sale price: $15
Where to find it: Walmart

The original Doom is one of the earliest (and best) first-person shooters ever made. This revamp goes back to the series’ roots and brings all that speed, gore, and gleeful destruction to a modern shooter. It’s a semi-tongue-in-cheek romp that will see you sending the forces of hell back to where they came from.

Far Cry Primal

Cave man hunts a woolly mammoth in Ubisoft's Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal | Ubisoft

Sale price: $15
Where to find it: Best Buy, Target, and Walmart

Far Cry Primal is an action game that brings this modern-day series way back to the past – specifically, the year 10,000 B.C. In those days, humans were hunter-gatherers who lived in tribes and relied on each other to find food and resources to stay warm and fed. It was a rough life, and one players get to explore in this game about finding your missing tribe members in a dangerous world. If you happen to encounter a mastodon, tiger, or enemy tribe along the way, that’s just a part of life. Hope you remembered to sharpen your spear.

Gears of War 4

A new enemy in 'Gears of War 4'

Gears of War 4 | Microsoft

Sale price: $30
Where to find it: Target

Now that humans have triumphed over the alien threat of the previous installments, life is settling into a new kind of normal for folks in the futuristic Gears of War universe. Twenty-five years have passed, and most people are living in cities under the protection of enforcer robots. Naturally, the peace can’t last in any shooter, so the world soon plunges back into chaos. The game centers around a group of friends led by J.D. Fenix — the son of series veteran Marcus Fenix — as they flee the city, meet up with Marcus, and take on a whole new threat.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Cover art for 'Kirby: Planet Robobot'

Kirby: Planet Robobot | Nintendo

Sale price: $25
Where to find it: Target

In addition to having a title that’s fun to say aloud, Planet Robobot is also a fine game. You play as the pink fluff ball in the standard side-scrolling levels you’d expect if you’ve played a Kirby game over the past few decades. This time around, in addition to inhaling enemies to gain their special abilities, you can enter mech suits that let you punch and blast your way through levels.

Madden 2017

Game day in Madden NFL 17

Madden NFL 17 | Electronic Arts

Sale price: $27
Where to find it: Walmart

Football is upon us, which means the latest annual Madden NFL game is, too. If you haven’t played a Madden game before, now is as good a time to start as any. Basically, this is the best football simulation series on the planet, and this new installment comes with current rosters and a few added tweaks. New to the series this year, you’ll find a practice squad, full-player editing, and an in-game ticker to keep you up to speed on the scores of real-life football games. Just watch out for that Madden curse.

Mafia III

Office takedown in 'Mafia 3'

Mafia 3 | 2K Games

Sale price: $30
Where to find it: Target and Best Buy

Set in a thinly fictionalized version of New Orleans, this mob game takes place in 1968. Your character is a Vietnam War vet who comes home to find that most of his friends have been wiped out by Italian gangsters. Your job is to rise to the top of the criminal underworld, making alliances and severing them as you see fit. Among the standard open-world tropes like missions and shootouts, you’ll find an engaging story that touches on issues like racism, corruption, and what it’s like to live on the bayou.

NBA 2K17

A basketball player dribbles up to the basket in NBA 2K16

NBA 2K17 | 2K Games

Sale price: $27
Where to find it: Walmart

Fans of basketball video games know what to expect from any new NBA 2K game: refreshed rosters, with minor tweaks and improvements to a formula that’s been working fine for a long time. Basically, this is the best digital version of the game you’re likely to find.

Overwatch

Tracer from 'Overwatch' stands with two pistols raised.

Overwatch | Activision Blizzard

Sale price: $35
Where to find it: Target, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart

When developer Blizzard enters a genre it hasn’t dabbled in before, it tends to do so in grand fashion, by offering a unique, accessible spin on the standard conventions. That’s basically what’s going on in Overwatch, an online team-based shooter that pits some of the most original characters you’ve ever seen against one another. Each character is overflowing with personality, and plays an important role on your team, whether that means healing your squad-mates or absorbing enemy fire so your offensive team members can inflict maximum damage.

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet standing on a sandy landscape in front of his garage.

Ratchet & Clank | Sony

Sale price: $10
Where to find it: GameStop

This is technically a remake of the 2002 Ratchet & Clank game, but it’s much more than that. The graphics have gotten a mega-boost, and most of the levels bear only the slimmest resemblance to the originals. But the basic idea of a furry Lombax and his robot pal adventuring around the universe remains just as good as it’s always been. Read our Ratchet & Clank review for more information.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition

A rural town in Skyrim.

Skyrim | Bethesda

Sale price: $25
Where to find it: Best Buy and Walmart

Bethesda’s Skyrim is one of the biggest, deepest action role-playing games of all time. Unfortunately, it’s stuck on last-gen consoles, so it’s starting to show its age. (This isn’t as big of an issue on PC, thanks to a dedicated modding community and hyper-powerful graphics cards.) This remastered edition gives the whole thing a fresh coat of paint, and — just like Bethesda has done for Fallout 4 — brings mods to consoles. There goes another 100 hours of your life.

Titanfall 2

Using a jet booster in Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 | Electronic Arts

Sale price: $35
Where to find it: Target and Best Buy

Between the recent releases of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1, you might have missed this game. That would be a shame, because it’s every bit as good as those seasoned shooters. It has crazy parkour movement, a meaty single-player campaign, and all the multiplayer modes you could want. At this sale price, it’s definitely worth a look.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

A Division Agent walks in New York

The Division | Ubisoft

Sale price: $25
Where to find it: Target, Best Buy, and Walmart

A post-apocalyptic shooter with a focus on team-based gameplay, The Division is kind of like a less futuristic version of Destiny. The world has been ravaged by mass death and disease, and it’s up to you and a team of high-tech soldiers to restore peace to a swath of New York City.

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