Next week you should speak with your wallet. Black Friday is one week from today and begins the celebration of American capitalism. As a gamer seeking the best games, you should purchase video games. If you buy more games, then game companies may well decide to create more games and then Spoon Deep has more things to write about. Everybody wins! I also use this mindset when visiting McDonalds; if I buy more cheeseburgers, they will create more cheeseburgers for me to eat! I’ll be supporting developers throughout Xbox Live’s sale and here are the top ten deals that you should check out too.
Assassin’s Creed Origins – $41.99
The best way to explore ancient Egypt without leaving your living room. This game even used theoretical data to digitally recreate the insides of pyramids, and were recently proven correct! I’ve been looking forward to a game set in ancient Egypt for years and this might just be the direction Assassin’s Creed was looking for. Brian might argue that Black Flag is the only game you ever need, but this is still a good deal.
Dark Souls III – $24.00
I have not played Dark Souls, but a lot of people really seem to enjoy it. I am actually looking forward to playing Bloodborne and Ni-Oh, but I do not own a PlayStation 4. I might consider this game in order to whet my appetite in preparation for those other games. I do remember playing Demon Souls a few years ago and dying a lot.
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition – $20.00
The main character, Geralt explores a wide open world on his quest to become the reigning champion Gwent player. The collectible card game within The Witcher III is my favorite part of the game and I would recommend the game based on that alone. It is important to note that the complete edition and the standard edition both list at $20.00, so do yourself a favor and get the complete version, the extra content includes more Gwent cards.
Gears of War 4 – $19.99
Rampaging through the Gears world is prettier than ever, with full 4K and HDR support. But the real shiner here is the Horde mode, which allows up to four players to face off against wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies. It is a great tower defense distraction from the fast paced multiplayer mode. The story campaign also sets up nicely for a sequel.
Halo 5 Digital Deluxe Edition – $25.00
If you are looking for a first person multiplayer shooter, look no further than Halo 5. The online play feels a little bit more grounded and includes a fantastic ranking system that will keep you coming back season after season. The developers have done a great job supporting this game over the last few years and will likely continue until the eventual sequel releases. Until then, Halo 5 is your best bet at one of the best multiplayer experiences on Xbox One.
Quantum Break – $20.00
Remedy Games developed one of my favorite game experiences in Alan Wake. Quantum Break follows a similar single player story driven narrative, and adds time bending super powers. The story is told through Netflix style episodes between most chapters that actually change based on your decisions in the game. Quantum Break is a fun, pretty, and quick action romp that deserves some love if you are looking for a fantastic single player experience.
The Elder Scrolls Online – $10.00
With a game this big, $10.00 is a great value. Because of the massively multiplayer nature of the game, you have almost unlimited replayability. Find some friends and explore dungeons and trials. Or enjoy the game as a mostly single-player experience and explore the far corners of Tamriel. Exploring the world is actually rewarding and allows the player plenty of choice when leveling. The Morrowind expansion is also on sale for an additional $20.00.
Resident Evil VII – $30.00
The father of survival horror returns with a new first person perspective that works surprisingly well. Resident Evil VII is one of my favorite games of the year, I actually completed the game twice when it launched back in January. With more downloadable content scheduled for late December, now is a perfect time to experience the horror. The sound and level design really stand out and each area begs to be explored, while at the same time threatening you with jump scares.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – $40.19
If you are a fan of the South Park television series, you will have a ton of fun with this game. There are hidden easter eggs just waiting to be discovered that reference moments from the last few seasons of the show. My favorite involves a certain type of cock magic. The game improves upon the combat and skill system of the previous game, which makes each battle something to look forward to.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – $30.00
Creating a believable world in which the Nazi war machine has taken over America provides the backdrop for a pleasing romp through bloodstained corridors. If you enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order, you will likely enjoy the sequel. The game improves upon some of the abilities of the protagonist, but keeps the combat familiar. The story is the real reason to play this game, and the set pieces and creative world building do not disappoint.
Which game did I miss? Are you looking forward to any of these games or did you play them when they first released?
Personally I am looking forward to Assassin’s Creed Origins and Wolfenstein II, I probably will pass again on Dark Souls III, and I already played the rest of them!