PSN Flash Sale For Action Games Starts Now

It's time for another PlayStation Network Flash Sale.

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Sony today launched the latest PSN Flash sale, this one themed around action games and more. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games are marked down, along with movies and TV shows that fit the bill of "action."

Sony hasn't provided a full list of the deals as of yet, but the PlayStation Store website shows off what's on sale. On PS4, Grand Theft Auto V is down to $30, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's Game of the Year edition is discounted to $8, Bloodborne's Complete version is marked down to $17.50, and The Elder Scrolls Online has its price cut to $18. These are just a small sampling of the deals; go to the PlayStation Store website to see all the available offers.

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This PSN Flash sale runs until Monday, February 20, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, so you don't exactly have to rush to take advantage of these offers.

This sale runs alongside the regular slate of weekly PSN deals. This week, the weekly deals are themed around the Final Fantasy series and titles from 2K Games. You can see a roundup of the best deals here.

In other PSN news, Sony has dropped the PlayStation Plus requirement to play games online for a week. This started today, February 17, and runs until 11:59 PM PT on February 23. As part of this, you'll be able to access any game's online mode that would ordinarily require a Plus subscription. You won't, however, receive any of the other benefits of Plus, like access to the month's free games.

For more deals news, check out see GameSpot's roundup of the best deals from this week's retail flyers here.

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InYourMouf

What a surprise. GTAV is on sale again.

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DEVILTAZ35

@InYourMouf: I always bought that game at the wrong time both on PC and console lol

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GamerOuTLaWzz

Yeah lets put Bloodborne complete edition on sale but not its standalone DLC which costs more than the full package itself.

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DEVILTAZ35

@gameroutlawzz: Just buy the game again as frustrating as it is. They always do it to be honest. Black flag constantly is on sale but not the dlc very often. At least bloodborne includes the dlc.

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MAXTHUNDER99

@gameroutlawzz: I bought the version you are complaining about and sold my copy for 25 bucks.

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IP6O

@MAXTHUNDER99: So you gave away the version that you ACTUALLY OWN and traded it for a digital version that you don't own and can be taken away from you at any time? nice.

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MAXTHUNDER99

@ipsofact0: Problem is we didn't get the G.O.T.Y. Edition in North America and the digital version is the Complete Edition with all the DLC.

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JoshRMeyer

@gameroutlawzz: I'm confused why this matters. I bought this game, seems like a year ago (could be less) with the dlc for about the same price as it is now. If you just have bloodborne and want the dlc, just buy this version... like you said, it's cheaper than the dlc.

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DEVILTAZ35

@walidras: It could just be for the long weekend in usa.

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MAXTHUNDER99

@walidras: Flash sales usually come in the third weekend of each month in North America.

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JoshRMeyer

@walidras: Can you change your location? I have no clue how to do it, or the consequences, but I thought I heard you could.

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DanZillaUK

@walidras: Yeah, I looked around a bit and it only lists it as a North American thing, sadly.

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Bloodborne at that price is a steal if you don't have it yet.

I bought ESO on release for PC and didn't play more than a couple days after the horrible taste it left in my mouth. Take everything you know and love about elder scroll's gameplay or deep RPG elements, and just use the same locations and names and bastardize it to hell for a piecemealed MMO experience.

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DEVILTAZ35

@Raidendude153: Was thinking the same , despite frame pacing not being fixed , it runs a bit better on PS4 pro in boost mode for those lucky enough to already have access. For less than $18 that is amazing for the full version.

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MILK

Oh, Elder Scrolls Online doesn't have a monthly subscription, so I'll probably pick that up. As far as MMOs go, I'd rather play Star Trek Online (not a Star Trek fan, but at least the setting isn't generic fantasy garbage), but I sure as hell am not gonna play a game with unobtainable trophies.

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BryanWeary

@milk: They did away with the monthly scrip? Sweet, guess I'll add that to Shadow of Mordor and Bloodborne as purchases tonight!

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MILK

@bryanweary: Yep, according to the FAQ on their site there's no monthly fee, you still need PSPlus/Live on consoles though.

https://help.elderscrollsonline.com/app/tamrielunlimitedfaq
> Is a monthly subscription required to play The Elder Scrolls Online?

> No. The only requirements for PC/Mac players is a copy of the game, an internet connection, and a valid game account. For console players, an active Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership is also required.

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BryanWeary

@milk: Cool, appreciate the info. Thanks!

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DanZillaUK

Is this just a US sale or worldwide? because I'm still seeing Mordor at £15.99, which is 2 more then I have left until next weeks pay day :(

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JoshRMeyer

@DanZillaUK: Man, I'm in the same boat. Forgot life insurance came out, which leaves me with a little over a dollar til next Friday. Can't even get the $8 mordor game now :(

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DEVILTAZ35

@joshrmeyer: Damn man that sux . That is a great game too. If i was in the US i would buy it for you.

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JoshRMeyer

@deviltaz35: Asked my landlord for an extra week til I pay rent so I'm good now :)

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michyeosseo

How is GTA V still 30 dollars during a flash sale? This is a game that was released 4 years ago on last-gen consoles and which has already sold 75million copies. I've been waiting forever for this game to hit 20 dollars (every time I just keep thinking: well, probably next time). Anyways, kudos to them for still topping the charts! The price will probably go down once GTA V doesn't make the top 10 anymore.

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DEVILTAZ35

@michyeosseo: Probably as it is still fully supported for multiplayer. It's a shame no story missions came to pass for single player though. The story dlc was the best part of GTA 1V

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ZmanBarzel

@michyeosseo: "How is GTA V still 30 dollars during a flash sale?"

Guessing? It's likely still selling so much that Rockstar believes it doesn't need to go lower. (Even as old and relatively expensive as it is, GTA V was still the 3rd-biggest seller of January 2017, according to NPD.) When sales slow down, the price will eventually match.

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DrProphecy

@michyeosseo: Maybe it'll go for 20 when RDR2 comes out

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nikolistary

Own everything already, mehhh.

Play Hotline Miami if you haven't, shits dope.

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JoshRMeyer

Still haven't played shadow of mordor... guess for $8 I can't go wrong.

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BryanWeary

@joshrmeyer: I'll definitely be picking up SoM at that price, and I may get Bloodborne as well.

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ThaGeorgian

@joshrmeyer: GOTY for 8 dollars is a steal.

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RomeoTheBeast

@joshrmeyer: Played it recently...bought it on a previous flash sale. For someone like me who hasn't played an Assassins Creed game since part 2 this game was great to play. The Nemesis system makes the game unique in my opinion.

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Moose-Fitz

@joshrmeyer: It's pretty good. Combat is very repetitive and I personally never finished it but its a good game overall.

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DEVILTAZ35

@moose-fitz: It can be but still amazing for when it came out. Currently my favourite game is Sniper Elite 4.

Massive open world levels where you can pretty much do anything in any order which i love.

Lots of extras too, i spent hours and hours on the weekend in a single level and still can't find everything.

Still not too bad i am averaging over 82% completion on each stage so far.

I like how you gain game dollars throughout the game and can buy cosmetic upgrades without needing to use real money. You can use real money but it's not really worth it.