The holiday season has finally arrived and with the cold weather and festive treats, end-of-year sales have begun to roll in for various online stores. One of these stores is the PlayStation store and there are a lot of games available, from indie darlings and underrated cult classics to some of the biggest AAA games and well-known PlayStation exclusives.
This sale runs until Dec. 22, so there’s not much time for PlayStation gamers to pick up a title. Because of this, players might be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of games being sold at a discount — especially with so many major titles floating around for huge price cuts. Here are some of the very best games available in the sale that anyone and everyone should try to pick up.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Is One of the Best Superhero Games Ever Made
On sale for $19.99 (regular price $39.99; 50% off)
Set in the open-world environment of a fictionalized version of New York City, the protagonist of Marvel’s Spider-Man is none other than Peter Parker, who is a research assistant in his early twenties when he’s not busy slinging webs and fighting crime. As they play through the game, fans will meet familiar characters like Mary Jane, Aunt May, and Dr. Otto Octavius, and can even play parts of the game as Miles Morales. Released in 2018, this was quickly named one of the best superhero video games ever made, and in a game where players can swing through the city, run along the sides of buildings, and web enemies to walls, what else could anyone ask for?
Sonic Frontiers Successfully Brings the Blue Blur into an Open World
On sale for $48.99 (regular price $69.99; 30% off)
Taking an open-world spin on the familiar Sonic series, Sonic Frontiers was a hit with fans who appreciated the freedom enabled by the shift in environment, the storytelling, and the soundtrack. In this game, players explore a mysterious archipelago while tracking down the Chaos Emeralds after Sonic is separated from his friends when he falls into a wormhole. Along with the fast-moving action that players have come to expect from gaming’s favorite hedgehog, Sonic Frontiers offers a plethora of puzzles and challenges to keep players busy as they speed through maps and take down enemies. While it has its ups and downs, Sonic Frontiers is without a doubt one of the most interesting games released this year.
Human: Fall Flat Mixes Environmental Puzzles with Multiplayer Chaos
On sale for $5.99 (regular price $19.99; 50% off)
An indie game that has sold millions of copies, Human: Fall Flat is a lighthearted physics puzzle game wherein gamers play a completely ordinary human as they solve various environment puzzles. About a year after the game’s original launch, an online multiplayer function was added, which makes this a great game to play with friends, even though they might try to sabotage each other as they navigate the levels. The game is completely open-ended, so people looking for a game that focuses on creativity and thinking but can occasionally devolve into chaos should not miss this one.
Persona 5 Strikers Gives Fans More Time With Their Favorite Characters
On sale for $23.99 (regular price $59.99; 60% off)
While Persona 5 Strikers is not one of the main Persona games, it follows Joker and the rest of the Phantom Thieves of Heart as they investigate a mystery, so players looking to spend more time with these characters are sure to love it. The game is quite different from the main games in the series, acting as a crossover between Persona and Dynasty Warriors. As with other Dynasty Warriors crossover games, players should expect the familiar hack-and-slash combat system, but the title also incorporates elements of Persona‘s JRPG-style turn-based combat system. With the recent release of Persona 5 Royals, fans of the series have been eager for more content and this is the perfect game to allow for that.
On sale for $3.99 (regular price $19.99; 80% off)
Created by the iconic Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid V is the ninth game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise and follows the mercenary Snake as he travels into occupied Afghanistan and the Angola-Zaire border region to even the score with those who destroyed his forces and almost killed him. Players who enjoy a game with great graphics, interesting themes, stealth gameplay that some call the best of all time, and an open-world environment will love this one. Even for those who haven’t played any other game in the series, this game is definitely worth picking up, especially at its ridiculously cheap price point.