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Black Friday is definitely one of the greatest days for gamers. Just about every major retailer has games of all types on sale.
Xbox One players can expect some ridiculous deals for Black Friday 2017. Game discounts are nothing special, but what makes Black Friday unique is the ability to get hot new releases at prices you’d never expect!
Whether you’re looking to snag yourself something new to play, or you’re shopping for the gamer in your life, there’s something on sale that’ll bring a smile to your face.
We’ve gone through the massive list, picked out the hottest Xbox One games, and found which retailer has them for the best price. Check out the results below. Thanks to CheapAssGamer for cataloging all the deals.
1. Call of Duty: WWII ($40 at Best Buy)
This is the latest game in the long-running Call of Duty franchise, and it just came out on November 3. Generally, CoD games cost the full $60 price even eight months after release. So when you get a chance to jump in and snag a Call of Duty game on sale, you don’t want to wait.
As far as the quality of the game, Call of Duty: WWII has an 81 on Metacritic, which is a pretty solid score. I played the game while testing and reviewing the Xbox One X. It’s definitely a solid shooter, even if Call of Duty may have run its course a bit.
2. Assassin’s Creed Origins ($29 at Walmart)
Assassin’s Creed Origins is another brand-new game, having just hit the market on October 27. As you’d expect from a game that’s only a month old, it’s still listed for $60 just about everywhere. Thus, this $29 deal for Black Friday is really solid. Who doesn’t love getting a game for half price?
The Xbox One version of Assassin’s Creed Origins carries an 85 on Metacritic, so it seems that Ubisoft’s decision to take a year off from creating Assassin’s Creed games has paid off in terms of quality. If you’re keen to explore the world of ancient Egypt while murdering anyone who gets in your way, then you’re going to want to jump on this one.
3. The Evil Within 2 ($25 at Best Buy)
If you’re looking to get a little scary, The Evil Within 2 is on sale for $25. The game just launched on October 13, and it still carries a $60 price tag when it’s not on sale. That means you’re getting more than half off. Also, if you haven’t played the first game (which we reviewed), all reports indicate that you can jump into the second game without a problem.
As for reviews, the Xbox One version has an 82 on Metacritic, which is quite solid. If you like what the older Resident Evil games brought to the table, then you should like The Evil Within 2, especially at this price.
4. FIFA 18 ($27 at GameStop)
If you like soccer (football), then you probably already know whether you want to get your hands on FIFA. If you’re a hardcore fan, you probably already have the game. But for those on the fence, Black Friday is perfect, because you can get it for $27. FIFA came out at the end of September, so it’s definitely a great deal at this price.
The latest game in the long FIFA line has an 84 on Metacritic, which is to be expected since EA has had years to refine the formula. For less than half the normal cost, you really can’t go wrong. You can expect hundreds of hours of gameplay across all the different modes.
5. Madden NFL 18 ($27 at GameStop)
Like FIFA, Madden is a bit of a known quantity, and you probably already know whether an American football game will appeal to you. Madden 18 makes some neat changes to the career mode by adding a story. This could add a bit more appeal for casual football fans who are looking for a more human story in their pigskin.
While not as new as some of the other games on this list, the August 22 release date is still relatively recent. Plus, there won’t be another Madden game until next August.
On Xbox One, Madden NFL 18 has an 82 on Metacritic, which is quite good (though it is a point lower than last year’s game). If you can see yourself getting sucked into a football game, you really can’t beat $27.
6. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ($25 at Best Buy)
Do you enjoy a good old-fashioned first-person shooter? Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is perfect for you. If you didn’t play the first game in the new Wolfenstein franchise, Best Buy has the original game and its expansion on sale for $15 for Black Friday, so you can scoop that up, too! Between getting Wolfenstein II for $25 (it normally sells for $60), and the original for $15 (it normally sells for $30), there’s a lot of value here.
The Metacritic rating of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is 88, which should tell you all you need to know about the quality of the game. It’s a well-put-together shooter that feels like playing through an action movie.
7. Destiny 2 ($27 at GameStop)
If you’re the kind of person who likes to sink your teeth into a game and play for hours on end, Destiny 2 is your sort of game. Between the strikes, PvP, open world, raid, and everything else, you’ll find a lot to do in Destiny 2 (our tips for getting started). While the game isn’t without problems, for $27, it’s an absolute must-buy.
Looking at the Metacritic rating of a living game like Destiny 2 isn’t necessarily the most accurate way to read the quality, but it does have an 87 on Xbox one. Something you’ll need to keep in mind, though, is that Destiny 2 has an expansion coming in December. So if you want to stay current with all the content, you’ll need to purchase that as well.
The latest in the long-running Forza franchise is available for only $15, which is an insane price. After all, since release on September 29, the game still carries a $60 price tag. And you can get it for this price from either Best Buy or Target, which makes your purchase a bit more convenient.
Forza 7 has an 86 rating on Metacritic, so you know it’s a solid racing game. And if you happen to have snagged an Xbox One X, it’s easily one of the best games for taking advantage of the 4K and HDR functionality. It looks absolutely breathtaking.
By most accounts, South Park: The Fractured But Whole retains most of the elements everyone loved about The Stick of Truth, but it expands on the combat a great deal. The game released on October 17, so getting it for half-off is a can’t-miss bargain. If you like RPGs and South Park‘s style of humor, you’re going to want this game.
As for the rating, The Fractured But Whole has a solid 85. Sometimes, you just want a fun game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that’s exactly what this one does. Whether you choose to snag it from Walmart or Target, you can get this awesome deal.
Black Friday: A Gamer’s Paradise!
If you’re not the kind of gamer who runs and buys games the day they launch, Black Friday is your chance to catch up. All of the games above have hit the market in the last four months, and they’re all at least half off the normal $60 price.
Black Friday is the perfect day to get your hands on those games you’ve been waiting for at a massive discount, and 2017 has definitely been full of amazing games.
Are you going to take advantage of any of the Black Friday deals? Are there any other deals you’d like to recommend? Share what you bought in the comments below!