Black Friday 2018's Best Gaming Deals: Fallout 76, Forza Horizon 4, And More
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Best Black Friday 2018 Game Deals
The annual Black Friday shopping bonanza is ongoing. It's now Saturday, but most deals--save for those that have sold out--are still available at places like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and GameStop. Their Black Friday 2018 offerings include hardware and highly-rated Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch games, but it can be hard to find the deals that are worthwhile. Here, we're breaking down the best deals we've spotted.
Fallout 76 is our latest addition to the gallery; it's already dropped to $40 on Xbox One despite being only a week old, with equivalent PS4 and PC deals still slated to come. While the reception has not been especially positive, that's a notable price drop for something released so recently.
Exclusive titles for all three consoles--such as Forza Horizon 4, God of War, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2--are included in this gallery, as are third-party titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The game deals are listed in alphabetical order and do not reflect any sort of ranking in the quality of each game or the amount of money you save.
The specific price for each game is not always the same across retailers. We've listed all the discounted prices for each product at each store, so you can see all of your options and plan accordingly. Also keep in mind that each store will open and close at different times on Black Friday. We will continue to update this gallery as additional Black Friday 2018 deals are announced.
If you're looking for a sale for a particular family of consoles or gaming accessory, you can check out our other Black Friday gaming guides.
Black Friday 2018 Video Game Shopping Guides
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Best Black Friday Gaming Deals By Console
Assassin's Creed Odyssey -- Xbox One, PS4, PC
In our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review, Alessandro Fillari gave the game an 8/10, writing, "While its large-scale campaign--clocking in at over 50 hours--can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don't quite make the impact they should, Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting."
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
- $40 -- Origin
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 -- Xbox One, PS4
In our Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review, Kallie Plagge gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Blackout pushes Call of Duty in an entirely new direction, making use of aspects from both multiplayer and Zombies for a take on the battle royale genre that stands on its own. Sure, there isn't a traditional single-player campaign, but with the depth and breadth of what is there, Black Ops 4 doesn't need it."
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Forza Horizon 4 -- Xbox One
In our Forza Horizon 4 review, Edmond Tran gave the game a 9/10, writing, "There's such a diverse range of activities stuffed into every corner of Horizon 4, and meaningful changes contribute to smart driving dynamics and a more consistent sense of achievement. Everything you do in Horizon feels valuable, no matter how big or small...."
Forza Horizon 4 is an Xbox One console exclusive.
Marvel's Spider-Man -- PS4
In our Marvel's Spider-Man review, Edmond Tran gave the game 9/10, writing, "The feeling of embodying Spidey and using his abilities is astonishing, and the time spent on exploring its major characters help make its story feel heartfelt, despite superhero bombast. There have been open-world Spider-Man games before, but none so riveting and full of personality, none that explore and do justice to this many facets of the universe."
Marvel's Spider-Man is available exclusively on PlayStation 4.
God Of War -- PS4
In our God of War review, Peter Brown gave the game a 9/10, writing, "In many ways God of War is what the series has always been. It's a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress. What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become."
God of War is a PS4 exclusive.
Dragon Ball FighterZ -- Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch
In our Dragon Ball FighterZ review, Peter Brown gave the game a 9/10, writing, "FighterZ is complex and distinct enough to be enjoyed by fighting game competitors, but there's no question that it's been designed to tap into the hearts of Dragon Ball's most dedicated fans, and no doubt those same qualities will win people over who've never given the series a chance."
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age -- PS4
In our Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age review, Heidi Kemps gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Innovation in games is talked about a lot, but it's also great to see traditional gameplay formulas that have been around for decades presented exceptionally well. Dragon Quest XI is one of the best modern examples of this; its beautiful presentation, both visual- and story-wise, combines with a tried-and-true gameplay formula for a journey that’s full of heart and soul."
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is currently a PS4 console exclusive, with plans to port the game to Nintendo Switch.
- $30 -- Best Buy
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle -- Nintendo Switch
In our Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle review, Edmond Tran gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle exudes off-beat optimism that never dissolves. It's a consistent delight, no matter how challenging the road becomes, because Kingdom Battle's unique turn-based tactics system is in every way a pleasure to engage with."
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
Middle-earth: Shadow Of War Definitive Edition -- Xbox One, PS4
In our Middle-earth: Shadow of War review, Justin Haywald gave the game a 7/10, writing, "[Shadow of War] tries to be larger than its predecessor, there are more abilities, more weapons, more Orcs, yet it leaves you wanting less. But at its core, it's a fun experience with brilliant moments that provide fascinating insight into some of the untold stories of Middle-earth."
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition fixes the largest issues--loot boxes and story pacing--of the original game. It is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
- $20 -- Best Buy
- $20 -- GameStop
- $20 -- Best Buy
- $20 -- GameStop
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition -- PS4
In our Horizon Zero Dawn review, Peter Brown gave the game 9/10, writing, "For every minor imperfection, there's an element of greatness that recharges your desire to keep fighting and exploring Zero Dawn's beautiful and perilous world. Guerrilla Games has delivered one of the best open-world games of this generation, and redefined its team's reputation in the process."
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is available on PS4.
$10 -- GameStop
Nier: Automata -- PS4
In our Nier: Automata review, Miguel Concepcion gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Thanks to Platinum Games' knack for riveting and gratifying combat, Automata is Yoko Taro's most exciting game to date. The combat mechanics click after hurdling a low learning curve, and the end result is a skillful dance where balletic dodges complement wushu-inspired aggression."
Nier: Automata is available for PS4 and PC, and as a digital-only title for Xbox One.
- $20 -- Best Buy
- $20 -- GameStop
Sushi Striker: The Way Of Sushido -- Nintendo Switch
In our Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido review, Kevin Knezevic gave the game a 7/10, writing, "Despite its imperfect transition to Switch, Sushi Striker is one of the more enjoyable puzzle games in the console's library. With a substantial campaign that's propped up by clever mechanics and a charmingly ludicrous story, the game offers a wealth of single- and multiplayer content to dive into."
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is available for Nintendo 3DS and Switch.
- $35 -- Best Buy
Valkyria Chronicles 4 -- Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch
In our Valkyria Chronicles 4 review, Ginny Woo gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Valkyria Chronicles 4 doesn't necessarily tell a new tale, but it doesn't have to; for all of its clichés and expected twists, there's a charm to the game's unwillingness to let up as it drives you and your friends forward at a rapid clip towards its bittersweet end."
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
- $40 -- GameStop
- $40 -- GameStop
- $40 -- Best Buy
- $40 -- GameStop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 -- Nintendo Switch
In our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review, Peter Brown gave the game a 7/10, writing, "Adventurous types that enjoy complex combat systems can easily spend more than 100 hours uncovering Alrest's secrets and developing their team of Blades, provided they can come to terms with a handful of unavoidable shortcomings. It's equal parts pleasing and frustrating, but the struggle to keep up with everything thrown your way is more of a hurdle than a roadblock."
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
- $35 - Walmart
Xbox Game Pass -- Xbox One
Subscribing to Xbox Game Pass unlocks a library of over 100 free titles--that includes backwards compatible Xbox 360 games--for your Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X. The list is updated with new titles each month.
This Black Friday, you can buy a 12-month subscription from Best Buy for $70, which is only $10 more than the normal price for a six-month subscription. The Microsoft store also has a pretty good deal for a one-month subscription if you don't want to make a year-long commitment to the service.
12-Month Subscription -- $70
1-Month Subscription -- $1
Fallout 76 -- PS4, Xbox One
Fallout 76 is the series' first foray into online multiplayer. It's a major shift for the franchise, as this is an online-only game. The critical reception has not been especially warm, but regardless, those interested will be able to pick it up for $40 despite it having only just released last week.
- GameStop -- $40