As December starts to close in, that North American tradition of the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sale event is here. With the UK now also embracing this tradition for some reason, it’s become just as relevant this side of the pond. Every year it starts earlier and earlier and the sales are starting right now.
For the next few days we’ll be keeping an eye on some of the sales and deals. Black Friday deals can be huge discounts to smaller disccounts of areound 10% depending on where you are.
Updated: 23 November.
Black Friday Game Deals
Games are starting to appear on sale now and we’ll add more to this list as the week goes on.
A few reductions on Blizzard which includes Destiny 2. No Diablo discounts this year.
- Overwatch – $19.99
- Overwatch GIT – $29.99
- World of Warcraft Legion – $24.99
- World of Warcraft – $9.99
- Destiny 2 – $38.99
- Heroes of the Storm items
There is a load of games on sale but these are the standout releases. An extra 10% can also be saved by using the code BLACKFRIDAY10.
- Shadow of War – 40% off
- Conan Exiles – 33% off
- Mad Max – 75% off
Gamersgate joins the sale action, mostly older titles but some good stuff in there if you’re looking for a bargain.
- Sniper Elite 4 – 56% off
- Tekken 7 – 51% off
- Injustice 2 – 5% off
- Tales of Berseria – 59% off
All games have been sorted into categories on Greenman and discounts start at around 15% off. There’s a lot to sift through on the site and their top pics include.
- Call of Duty: WWII – Digital Deluxe – 10% off
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins – 15% off
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 15% off
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole – 15% off
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War – 15% off
- Star Wars Battlefront II – 22% off
- View all the deals
In typical GOG style, there are free games up for grabs and anyone can pick up a free copy of the 1997 sci-fi shooter MDK withing the first 48 hours. Anyone who spends more $15 or more can also get their hands on a free copy of Starcrawlers. Games they are touting include:
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY (-60%)
- Heroes of Might and Magic III (-75%)
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (-25%)
- Dungeon Keeper 2 (-75%)
- Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition (-80%)
- Little Nightmares (-50%), Furi (-40%)
- Many more.
EA’s Origin has kicked off their sale nice and early this year and there’s a load of older games up for grabs at discounted prices. There are also UbiSoft titles in the library too. Games worth taking a look at include the following and Star Wars Battlefront 2 is not on that list.
- Titanfall 2 – 50% off
- Battlefield 1 – 50% off
- FIFA 18 – 33% off
- Need for Speed Payback – 33%
Steam Autumn Sale
Another Steam sale is now live and once again there’s a lot to look through. Here’s a few worth looking at to kick things off…
- Discounts of Fallout games
- Hob – 25% off
- Shadow of War – 40% off
- Sniper Elite Franchise
- Rainbow Six Siege – 50% off
- Prey – 50% off
- Rainworld – 60% off
- Steamlink – 90% off!
- Loads more!
Ubisoft’s sale actually includes discounts on Assasin’s Creed Origins as well as other bits and pieces of apparel.
- Assassin’s creed Origins – 33% off
- South Park The Fractured But Whole – 33% off
- Ghost Recon Wildlands – 50% off
- Rainbow Six Siege – 60% off
- For Honor – 60% off
There is no easy way to point people in the right direction for hardware deals, a lot depends on where you are located to get the best deals. These are the sites you need to be checking.
Only useful for North American customers but once again there are deals on everything from PCs to TVs at Bestbuy. Savings vary but there are savings well into the hundreds on items such as 4K monitors and PCs. This HP Omen deal is pretty damn cheap PC and it comes with VR.
UK deals are a little more modest at Overclockers with savings from as low as 8% up to 40%. Items worth checking include the Ryzen GPUs with up to 32% off. The deals are always a little disappointing.
Ebuyer has been sensible and stuck to real tradition and will not be kicking off their sale until Friday. Shocking I know.
There are always some good deals to be had over on Newegg so if you’re in the US and shopping for components this it’s worth checking out all the sections. Motherboards, RAM, GPU’s, CPU’s they have the lot.
Another place to check for US deals. They are leading their sale with a Samsung 250GB/500GB/1TB SSDs starting at a very reasonable price of $79.99.
The deals come and go on Amazon so you need to keep an eye on it throughout the week. The Gamers section is one place to start where there deals on monitors, stacks of headsets, mice, and mechanical keyboards. Keep an eye on the Techies section also for deals on SSDs, PSUs, monitors, and routers. A Crucial 535GB SSD is currently up for grabs for £114.98 which is really good.
Amazon in the US appears to have better discounts which is no huge surprise. Like the UK site, the Gaming section is filled with discounts on headphones and mice. The Computers and Accessories section is also the place to sift through the offers where there are deals on monitors and more.
- A free Deluxe Audio Strap (RRP: £99.00)
- The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap adds increased comfort making everyday use more enjoyable than ever. Plus, with integrated audio, searching for your headphones is a thing of the past
- A free preorder code for the recently announced Fallout 4 VR (RRP: £39.99)
- The legendary post-apocalyptic adventure and winner of more than 200 ‘Best Of’ awards, comes in its entirety to VR – and it’s free
- A free preorder code for Doom VR (RRP: £19.99)
- Explore and interact with the outlandish world of DOOM from an entirely new perspective as you immerse yourself in the depths of Hell and your skills are put to the test through intense combat and challenging puzzle-solving
- A free copy of Google’s Tilt Brush (RRP: £14.99)
- Pure creation, from every possible angle. Enter this multidimensional creative space and let your imagination run completely free
- One month’s free subscription to Viveport (£6.99)
- Get access to hundreds of incredible virtual reality games and experiences
This Black Friday list will be updated through the week until 27 November.