The PlayStation Summer Sale kicks off with a bang for your buck today, so we've corralled the cream of the crop like a bunch of cowboys on their biggest heist yet. Ok, the simile only goes so far on a Wednesday morning.
There are thousands of games with their price tags slashed to smithereens and the whole list is available here on the PlayStation Blog. Yet, with an enormous selection and even more titles joining the promotion at the start of August, let us guide you through some of our suggestions on which ones to spend your cash on. After a string of storms and showers throughout spring, summer has arrived at long last, and you might be jetting off to a tropical locale or two in the coming weeks. However, it's best to be prepared to hole up with some stay-at-home entertainment in case you're grounded.
Expectedly, Assassin's Creed aficionados will be glad to see Origins and Odyssey discounted in the Summer Sale, with the former down to £11 and the latter down to £12. Given the sprawling scale of these two titles, these sales are a brilliant bargain. Nevertheless, you might be new to the series, soaring on a high from Valhalla and raring to delve into the earlier entries in Assassin's Creed. The Assassin's Creed Triple Pack will be right up your street, featuring Black Flag, Unity and Syndicate.
Before you say anything, it's a fact that Unity didn't review very well at the time it was released. Since then, Ubisoft has addressed its issues thoroughly and now it's considered to have the most satisfying and accurate freerunning in the collection. Furthermore, you'd struggle to find a fan who doesn't hold Black Flag in high esteem and Syndicate is a silly yet thrilling exploration of a Victorian-era conspiracy.
Bloodborne is a very popular game over here with the GAMINGbible team, so you could imagine our glee when whispers of a PC and PlayStation 5 remaster came our way. If you've not stopped in on Yharnam yet, it's on sale for a very agreeable £8. On the other hand, if you like your Lovecraftian monstrosities made of pick 'n' mix, Bugsnax is 20% off for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Kind of bug and kind of snack, try to catch 'em in your trap. It's a great game for all ages and that song is going to be stuck in your head for weeks to come. You're welcome.
Watch this player eviscerate a group of Reavers in God of War below, if there's ever been any doubt about how awesomely moreish its combat is.
The Digital Deluxe Edition of God of War - which nets you the Death's Vow armour set, Exile's Guardian Shield, a digital comic, a digital art book and a dynamic theme - is cheaper than the Standard Edition in the sale. So hop to it. Truthfully, I didn't play God of War for the longest time. To me, the heaps and heaps of praise piled upon the reboot threw me for a loop. Surely, it's a good game, but is it worthy of these critics waxing lyrical on its many merits? Yeah. The answer is yeah. There's no time like the present to embark on Atreus and Kratos' journey across Midgard and you'll be up to date when its sequel launches in 2022.
Now, for a game that knocked the socks off of Ewan Moore earlier this year. Returnal and its Digital Deluxe Edition are on offer for the new generation of the console and the sale slices that scary £70 price tag we will become accustomed to for PlayStation 5 exclusives. "Housemarque's offering manages to deliver on all the promises Sony had made about the console and controller in the lead-up to launch and then some," said Ewan in his review, describing the roguelike as "impossibly slick" yet "substantial" and definitely for fans of Metroid Prime.
Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of the stunning sales that are on offer, so boot up the PlayStation Store and sit there saying to yourself, "Oh, I've heard that's a good game," "That's one heck of a deal," and "[INSERT GAME TITLE HERE] for a fiver?!"
Featured Image Credit: FromSoftware, Sony Santa Monica, Ubisoft
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