Thanksgiving is, as we know, merely the appetizer before the main meal that is Black Friday. A time to buy those Christmas gifts on the cheap, and most importantly for gamers, a time to treat yourself to a little holiday special by nabbing that console or game you’d been after.
As ever, there’s plenty of deals for gaming devices and software, and thankfully, we don’t need to throw it all on here as we’re only interested in what the best gaming deals for horror fans are. The best part is, you don’t even have to go to the store or wait for the post to enjoy some of these deals.
Console bundles are usually a good bet for a Black Friday bargain, and there’s plenty about this year. Of interest include Walmart’s deals on a 1TB Xbox One X with the rather good Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order for just $349, saving $150 on the original price. If you’re after a less powerful Xbox then the Xbox One S is bundled with all five mainline Gears of War games for just $199 there (also available in an Xbox One X bundle for $349). There are other games bundled with that console too (and for $50 less you can get the All Digital version with Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, and Fortnite), but this is a pretty good price to have all the Gears you could eat.
The Nintendo Switch is retailing at around $299.99 at Walmart, Target, Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop, with a free digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, though there’s plenty of horror to be found in the eShop sales on Nintendo’s hybrid system too once you’ve purchased it.
The PS4 is owned by more than 100 million people now, and PS5 is on the horizon, but that probably won’t stop it selling well again this Black Friday. The PS4 Pro has a $100 price drop to $300 on most retail sites, a PS4 Slim bundle is available for $199 with Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, and The Last of Us Remastered too, and if you hadn’t ventured into Virtual Reality yet, the PSVR bundle is selling at $199 as well with 5 games including Skyrim VR and Resident Evil 7.
Maybe you’d like something a bit more nostalgic, like a Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet for $229.99 (was $299.99)? Nothing says love like reliving the arcade euphoria of ripping out someone’s heart.
If you’re looking for an extra controller, then there’s something out there for you. Xbox One controllers are reduced ($39 at Walmart), as are PS4 DualShock4s ($38.99 at Walmart with Fortnite DLC).
Need some JoyCons for your Nintendo Switch? There’s 25% off at Target, Best Buy and Amazon.
PC gamers can get their hands on discounted mice and keyboards from Best Buy, Newegg and the like. For gaming mice, the Logitech G502 Hero is down to just $35 at most outlets, whereas keyboards include the meaty Razer Turret at $50 off (now $200).
Headsets are also on sale, including the ROCCAT NoZ half price ($34.99) at Best Buy, and the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition down from $99.99 to $54.99 on Amazon. The PS4 Gold headset is reduced to $69 for the holidays.
The digital game stores for the major consoles and PC already have a host of juicy deals up, and most brick and mortar stores and their sites are in on the act for physical copies. There’s far too many to list in one place but we’ve got links to some of the more relevant bargains out there below.
PlayStation Store Black Friday Sale (includes discounts on Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5, Metro Exodus, and more)
Xbox Sale (includes discounts on Gears 5, Borderlands 3, The Outer Worlds, and more
Nintendo eShop Black Friday Sale.
Steam Sale (includes deals on Dead Cells, Rage 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and many more)
Select Nintendo Switch titles are up to 33% off at Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Walmart.
Target Red Card holders can access savings now, including Hitman 2 for $15 and The Outer Worlds for $44.
Humble Bundle Store PC Fall Sale (includes discounts on Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville, Code Vein, and Pathologic 2).
Particular horror game deals on several of the aforementioned sites include Days Gone for $20, Gears 5 for $30, MediEvil Remastered for $19.99, Bloodborne for $9.99, and Until Dawn for $9.99.