Several retailers are offering Black Friday discounts on video games, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Best Buy. Here’s a look at a few of the best deals this year for gamers.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” is the latest installment in one of the most popular series in gaming. Hayley Tsukayama writes:
The game play is fast, fluid and varied; players will find themselves in the air, underwater and up the side of a building nearly as often as they will land on a normal ground level. The graphics are impressive, as is the attention that has gone into setting the tone of the game. Danger feels real, even when you’re fully aware that you’re really safe on the couch.
For those who haven’t yet bought a copy, the game is on sale right now at Walmart. Best Buy will offer cheaper versions of the game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC beginning Thursday. Amazon will also be discounting versions of the game for several consoles on Friday. (Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, owns The Washington Post.)
Amazon and Walmart are also offering specials on “Grand Theft Auto V” for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Gamers who would rather be gangsters dropped $800 million on “GTA” in its first day on the market, but there may still be a few who are waiting for discounts. Amazon’s offer begins Friday at 5:10 p.m Eastern time. Walmart’s offer is valid in stores between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
That same Walmart offer also applies to “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” for those two consoles. The games will be discounted by $25.96 to $34. Lou Kesten writes of “Black Flag”:
Jack Sparrow’s got nothing on Edward Kenway, the swashbuckling hero of this pirate romp. There are treasures buried everywhere in this version of the 18th century New World, but the real prize is the rousing ship-to-ship combat across a churning Caribbean.
“BioShock Infinite,” another popular title, will be available at lowered prices from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart as well as GameStop. Joe Juba writes of the game’s shifting metaphysics:
What appears to be a peaceful street could be a war-torn battleground in a different version of the world. A person can be alive in one place, dead in another. Male here, female there – or never even born at all. . . . No matter how many parallel realities I ponder, I cannot imagine one in which BioShock Infinite is not among the best games I’ve played.