Best Cheap Black Friday Game Deals That Are $10 Or Less
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Black Friday is a great time to find record-low prices on games, tech, and more, but it's easy to spend hundreds of dollars when there are so many appealing deals. Especially with the ongoing pandemic, spending that much right now might be difficult. If you're trying to stick to a budget this Black Friday, there are plenty of game deals you can take advantage of without breaking the bank.
Whether it's triple-A exclusives that have since come down in price getting a discount or terrific indies seeing a price cut, you have some stellar options for games that won't cost you more than $10 this Black Friday. That's particularly true in the various digital sales on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One games (with those latter two being playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, respectively), but however you like to shop, you can get something for cheap.
Below, we've rounded up a selection of the best games that cost no more than $10. For a much broader look at what's on sale, check out our roundup of the best Black Friday 2020 gaming deals.
God of War (PS4)
$10 (was $20)
The most recent entry in the God of War series was a follow-up to earlier entries, but it also served as something of a reboot, centering the story around an older Kratos and his son, Atreus. With combat revolving around the new Leviathan Axe weapon (think Thor and his hammer, complete with the ability to recall it from a distance), it proved to be a very welcome reinvention of the franchise and an essential game for action fans.
Horizon Zero Dawn - Complete Edition (PS4)
$10 (was $20)
One of the most exciting new franchises Sony's first-party studios established during the PS4 generation was Horizon, and the Complete Edition can be had for just $10. This includes the base game and Frozen Wilds DLC. Zero Dawn puts you in a post-apocalyptic world filled with animal-like machines that you'll have to contend with in battles that can border on Monster Hunter territory.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Xbox One)
$10 (was $30)
Hellblade was one of our favorite games when it first released in 2017 and for good reason. Developer Ninja Theory tells a harrowing story of a young woman dealing with past trauma, and while the narrative certainly deals with serious subject matter, it actually makes for quite the uplifting story.
Bastion (Nintendo Switch)
$3 (was $15)
The first-ever game from Supergiant Games--makers of one of 2020's best games, Hades--Bastion is an action-RPG that's still great fun thanks to its incredible soundtrack and timeless visuals. It also features a terrific performance from Logan Cunningham as the narrator who lends the entire experience a distinct feel.
Gears 5 (Xbox One/Series X/S)
$5 (was $40)
The latest entry in the Gears of War series is, like other first-party games, included in Xbox Game Pass. But if you're not a subscriber or want to own it, $5 gets you a huge package, with a full campaign (including new open-world elements), competitive multiplayer, and the co-op Horde mode. A recent Series X/S enhancement patch makes Gears 5 one of the best-looking games on the market, and it's one of the few on console with 120fps support for those who own compatible displays.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
$10 (was $20)
The Uncharted series lets you live out the fantasy of basically being Indiana Jones, and if that sounds appealing to you, you can get remastered versions of the first three entries for a mere $10. Expect a lot of shooting, swinging on ropes, hidden treasure, and leaps across chasms that require you to grab onto a ledge with just your fingertips--you know, typical hero stuff.
Transistor (Nintendo Switch)
$4 (was $20)
Transistor is another game from Hades developer Supergiant, and it builds on the action-RPG foundation of Bastion. It introduces a new skill customization system and turn-based element where you're able to freeze time and take more considered actions in combat. But it, too, features a standout soundtrack from Darren Korb and another winning performance from voice actor Logan Cunningham.
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4/Xbox One)
$10 (was $60)
Kingdom Hearts III is the latest core entry in the long-running Kingdom Hearts series, which sees you teaming up with various Disney characters like Donald Duck and Goofy and visiting worlds inspired by both Disney and Pixar franchises. The story might be hard to follow if you aren't caught up on the series, but you can expect a colorful, fun time in any event.
Nioh 2 (PS4)
$10 (was $40)
Having released just back in March, it's easy to forget about Nioh 2 when we've gotten big-name action game releases like Ghost of Tsushima and Demon's Souls since. But Nioh 2 is worth a look as well, particularly at this price--it features an evolution of the strong combat system from the first Nioh, though you should come prepared for a difficult experience.
Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
$4.49 (was $30)
Titanfall 2 was given short shrift by being released so close to some other big-name shooters, but it's nonetheless one of the best first-person shooters of the generation. The multiplayer still holds up well (and does still have an active, if small, player base), but the price of admission is worth paying for the terrific campaign alone.
Dishonored 2 (PC)
$8 (was $40)
The best of the Dishonored games (which is no low bar), Dishonored 2 lets you choose between playing as returning protagonist Corvo or Emily Kaldwin, each with their own unique set of powers. Whether you want to take a more aggressive approach or remain in the shadows without ever killing a soul, you'll have a huge degree of freedom in deciding how to approach its elaborately designed levels--the most memorable of which, A Crack in the Slab, is among the best you'll find in any game.
Rare Replay (Xbox One)
$10 (was $30)
Rare is a beloved developer, and Rare Replay is a nice commemoration of that, packing together versions of many of its classic games, ranging from Battletoads to Perfect Dark to Viva Pinata. Want some platforming? Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie are there. Want to be sad? Perfect Dark Zero's included. While it might be missing the vaunted Donkey Kong Country games, this is still tremendous value to have so many games in one bundle.
Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
$6 (was $20)
Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first game in the series, making it a perfect entry point for newcomers to the franchise. While the prequel Yakuza 0 also makes for a good place to start, jumping in with Kiwami will allow you to follow along with the story progression as it originally unfolded. As with any Yakuza, you'll get a mix of very serious drama and wacky side stories that make for the series' trademark blend.
$10 (was $20)
Bloodborne is yet another Souls-like game from From Software, but even if you've had trouble clicking with others, this one might be better suited to your style due to the way it encourages aggressive play. Featuring a dark world full of shortcuts, deadly enemies, and terrifying bosses to conquer, it's quite the journey for only $10.
Doom (PC/Xbox One)
$6 (was $20)
2016's Doom was a reinvention of the dormant shooter series, providing a high-octane shooter that is sure to get your heart rate up. Unlike many first-person shooters, it's also a game that can't be played from cover--you'll be forced to stay on the move as you're flanked and made to feel uncomfortable, leading to a thrilling gameplay loop where you'll never feel safe.
Borderlands 3 (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Series S/X)
$10 (was $20)
Borderlands 3 is the latest entry in the irreverent, loot-based action series. There have been numerous pieces of DLC releases for it, but the base game included here is substantial in its own right, and notably, it includes a free upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S versions for those with a next-gen console. Expect to collect a bunch of guns with a wide range of perks while playing as one of the new characters (including one who can summon a giant bipedal mech she can pilot).
Pikuniku (Nintendo Switch)
$3.24 (was $14)
Pikuniku is a perfect game to brighten your mood. It's a silly 2D platformer where you play as a sort of blob with legs who has to navigate the world, solving various puzzles to help people with their problems. It's all very charming, and can you really place a price on putting a smile on your face? You can, and it's $3.24.