[Last Chance] Big PS4 Game Sale Live On PSN, Includes Some Great Deals

Get some of last year's biggest releases at a discount.

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Sony is holding another big sale in the US PlayStation Store. The PS Essentials sale is underway until February 5, offering some enticing deals on dozens of recent and popular PS4, PS3, and Vita games. And if you're a PS Plus member, you'll save an additional percentage off on all of the discounted items. [Update: The PS Essentials sale is scheduled to end tomorrow, making this your last opportunity to take advantage of these offers.]

The sale encompasses some of 2018's biggest PS4 releases. Sony Santa Monica's critically acclaimed God of War reboot is on sale for $26 ($28 without PS Plus), and the special edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 is discounted to $60. Both Battlefield V and Destiny 2's well-received Forsaken expansion are $30 apiece, while Hitman 2 is $36. Just Cause 4 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are also on sale; the former is $42, while the latter is $30.

If sports games are more your speed, the latest entries in many of EA's most popular sports franchises are on sale. Both FIFA 19 and NHL 19 are down to $24 each. NBA Live 19: The One Edition is $10, while UFC 3 is $24. PS Plus members can also get the intense off-road racing game Onrush for $12.

Some other notable deals include Dead Cells for $17.50, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for $15, Grand Theft Auto V for $15, and the Spyro + Crash Remastered bundle for $49.50. Atlus's acclaimed RPG, Persona 5, is also on sale for $25, while the series' most recent dancing game spin-offs--Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight--are each $42.

You can see some other good deals below; the full list can be found on the PlayStation Store. The sale is scheduled to end at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET on February 5.

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Schizycho

Was hoping Borderlands 2 VR would hit a sale price soon. I'm not thrilled that it released with zero dlc, neither mechro or psycho (the main character I play as), and with no multiplayer. I was hoping to get it cheap some day, as I still like the base game, and I tried it in VR with VorpX and it is a cool experience for sure.

Maybe next sale :)

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Vodoo

Where is my Spiderman dlc, damnit?!! I swear that Sony looks at what's in my wishlist and purposefully doesn't put it on sale, lol. Then, once I buy it... 🆓

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DETfaninATL

@Vodoo: LOL - That's exactly how I feel a lot of the time. No sooner do I buy a game than Sony puts it on sale......

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USDevilDog

@Vodoo: I haven't seen the DLC on sale myself, but give it a few months. The last chapter of the DLC was just released last month.

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Vodoo

@USDevilDog: Yeah... But they had it on sale in Europe around Black Friday when only the first part was released. The US never got that sale unfortunately.

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blueoasis

God of War is not a reboot.

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guitarpete462

@blueoasis: That's correct. God of War isn't a reboot in the strict sense. It's a re-imagining of the core mechanics but it is DEFINITELY (and it's quite clear if you play the game and take in the full story) within the continuity of the previous games and has been identified on multiple occasions as a direct sequel to God of War III.

So if you want to be REALLY picky about it, you could call it a soft reboot, because it's most certainly a direct story continuation but with re-done gameplay.

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TylerDurden83

@blueoasis: It is a reboot, though. There's a reason why it's called simply 'God of War' and not 'God of War 4'.

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Vodoo

@blueoasis: It most certainly is. It's a completely different style of game than the previous button mashing, QTE entries (which were still good). They rebooted it to EVOLVE the franchise. It may take place later in the series' lore, but that's why almost nothing is mentioned from previous games, except Zeus in the underworld, which has to do with the father/son relationship. Beyond that, it's a new game.

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blueoasis

@Vodoo: it's not a reboot because it is not a retelling or a recreation of a previous game. It is a sequel.

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Vodoo

@blueoasis: We'll agree to disagree. The game doesn't continue off from GoW 3 at all. If it did, it would be a sequel, imo.

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Arkhalipso

@Vodoo: Why are you so against it not being a reboot of the franchise? It isn't. Barlog himself said it.

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Vodoo

@Arkhalipso: I think Barlog said that so it wouldn't push away fans of the series. Because everybody was talking shit when they found out he was a dad and there was a kid along with you.

It's not that I'm against it being a sequel. I just go by what's in front of my eyes. I'll copy the reply I made to the other dude so I don't have to type it again....

The whole game is different from the others... EVERYTHING. If it were a sequel, it would have mentioned the devastation Kratos left behind in Olympus and what happened. But none of that is brought up or hinted at at all. The only part is when Athena appears in your boat for 3 seconds and she still doesn't use any identifiable information for past games. She just says, "you'll always be an animal because that's what you are."

It's a WHOLE NEW STORY, a WHOLE NEW STYLE OF GAMEPLAY AND COMBAT, and it's now a STORY DRIVEN GAME instead of a beat em up. I mean he's even in a completely different realm to separate him from past games. The only thing that's the same is Kratos, lol. And he himself has a completely different personality.

If that doesn't spell reboot, I don't know what does. If it were a sequel then there would be a lot of content or story brought over into this game. There's none of that.

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Neurogia

@blueoasis: Yes. God of War is not a reboot. It's a direct sequel with a tweaked style of gameplay.

That is until you get about half way through the game and it becomes full blown God of War gameplay. The story even pokes fun at the fact that people thought it was a reboot.

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Vodoo

@neurogia: Where does that happen, where they poke fun? I played through the game 5 or 6 times and don't remember it. Seriously asking btw.

And a direct sequel with just "tweaked" gameplay, lol? The whole damn game is different. If it were a sequel, it would have mentioned the devastation Kratos left behind in Olympus and what happened. But none of that is brought up or hinted at at all. The only part is when Athena appears in your boat for 3 seconds and she still doesn't use any identifiable information for past games. She just says, "you'll always be an animal because that's what you are."

It's a whole new story, a whole new style of gameplay and combat, and it's now a story driven game instead of a beat em up. I mean he's even in a completely different realm to separate him from past games. The only thing that's the same is Kratos, lol. And he himself has a completely different personality.

If that doesn't spell reboot, I don't know what does. If it were a sequel then there would be a lot of content or story brought over into this game. There's none of that.

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awesomeandstuff

@Vodoo: But why or when would they bring up all the past things Kratos done? He do not want to talk about or be reminded of it. He's clearly running from he's past and trying to get as far as possible from the man he used to be. Everything in the past games has happed and it's not a reboot.

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Vodoo

@awesomeandstuff: I'll simplify it for you... A reboot doesn't necessarily have to be a complete start over in every respect like the series never existed.

The Tomb Raider reboot was still Lara Croft, she still had the same family and was still an adventurer in the game. That game decided to do a prequel before she became a seasoned adventurer, but still based on the Tomb Raider series.

God of War did the same EXACT thing, but instead of starting before the previous games, they started after. And if you didn't play the previous God of War games you would have no clue about ANY of his past if you just played the new game. None of it.

The new game is even just called "God of War." Not God of War 4. Just how the Tomb Raider reboot was just called "Tomb Raider." You guys are so gullible just because the director spits out some PR damage control before it launched. It's a great game, but still a reboot of the entire game. And there's no global warming because the government told me so.

You continue to think what you want. But if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, guess what? It's a duck.

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guitarpete462

@Vodoo: "I'll simplify it for you..." "You guys are so gullible..." "You continue to think what you want."

Your air of superiority is clear. I guess your opinion is pretty definitive, huh?

Well, the 2013 Tomb Raider was actually a reboot because it created a new continuity. Yes, it was a prequel, but it really did take things back to the beginning and form a fresh take on the origin story.

God of War did not do the exact same thing, in my opinion. It did not create a new continuity, in fact, it's firmly rooted in the existing continuity. It, like Kratos, simply cannot escape his past or his fate. Some people act like there is no connection to the past games but if you do play the game and actually digest all the story and the lore throughout you will find there are many connections to past games. It's not true that you would know nothing of his past life. It comes up numerous times in the game.

I feel secure in considering it a re-imagining, not a reboot. And you're free to think whatever you want. Of course. And I won't even try to make my view seem superior.

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Vodoo

@guitarpete462: I'm saying for a new player, with no experience of past games and story, they would have nothing to clue them in on why Kratos is where he is, and what happened beforehand. Other than he had to leave.

But I'm comfortable with calling it a "reimagining" as well 👍.

You don't want to call it a reboot, and I don't want to call it a sequel, lol. Reimagining sounds like a good middle ground 😀.

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Xylymphydyte

@Vodoo: By that standard, something like 25-30% of all sequels in general would be classified as reboots, such as Mario 64, like half the Resident Evil games, both Darksiders sequels, Star Wars Jedi Knight and Jedi Academy, Shadow Warrior 2, all of the Saints Row sequels, several Assassins' Creed games, both Witcher sequels, Final Fantasy 13: Lightning Returns, Fallout 3, would all be reboots, one could go on basically for the entirety of gaming.

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Vodoo

@Xylymphydyte: Literally none of those games have the same changes that Tomb Raider and GoW had. Assassin's Creed? Seriously?

GoW and Tomb Raider have the same reboot style. Tomb Raider is and GoW isn't?

I'm done arguing with you turds. You can follow the company line. I don't care enough to try to open your eyes.

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awesomeandstuff

@Vodoo: "In serial fiction, a reboot is a new start to an established fictional universe, work, or series that discards all continuity to re-create its characters, plotlines and backstory from the beginning.[1][2] It has been described as a way to "rebrand"[3] or "restart an entertainment universe that has already been established"

Quack quack!

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Vodoo

@awesomeandstuff: And you just proved my point for me. The only thing not new in GoW is Kratos. They "discarded all continuity to re-create its characters, plotlines and backstory."

Should I feed you some bread, lol.

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Schizycho

@Vodoo:

Ribbit,

Ribbit :)