Xbox One's Cyber Monday / Black Friday 2018 Game Deals: Black Ops 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Xbox Live)
By Kevin Knezevic on
Black Friday is over, but a new set of deals have arrived for Cyber Monday at places like GameStop. On the Xbox Store, nothing has changed in terms of the Xbox One games on sale, but you are running out of time to take advantage, as the sale ends on November 30. You can read on for our picks of the best deals on Xbox Live, but one that suddenly has new value is Red Dead Redemption 2's Ultimate edition. It's discounted on Xbox Live, and we've just learned that owning it will get you into the Red Dead Online beta sooner than other versions.
We're only a few days away from the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday 2018, but many retailers and video game publishers aren't waiting until then to roll out their deals. After initially being limited to Xbox Live Gold members, Microsoft has now expanded its annual Black Friday Xbox Live sale to everyone, offering discounts on a ton of recent and popular titles for Xbox One and PC.
Much like Sony's PSN sale, Microsoft's Black Friday deals encompass a number of 2018's biggest releases, as well as plenty of great titles from previous years. That includes games that have just launched in the past month or two, such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which is on sale for everyone for $45. As with Microsoft's weekly Deals with Gold, some of the sale items also offer an additional percentage off for Gold subscribers, so you can get some particularly good deals if you're a member of the premium online service. If you aren't, you find some good deals on Xbox Live subscriptions this year as well.
A handful of big-name exclusives arrived on Xbox One this past year, most of which are discounted as part of this sale. The zombie survival game State of Decay 2 is $19.49, while the shared-world pirate adventure Sea of Thieves drops down to $30. You can also get Forza Horizon 4, the latest installment in the acclaimed open-world driving series, for $39. Like all of Microsoft's first-party games, these are also available to stream through the Xbox Game Pass service. If you're interested in trying it out, you can find nice deals on Xbox Game Pass subscriptions from various retailers.
2018 was also a big year for multiplatform releases, so if you've been holding off on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 or Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you can pick them up now at some good prices. Click through the gallery above to see some of the best deals available in the Xbox Live Black Friday sale, and head over to the official Xbox website to see the full list of discounts. Thanks to Microsoft's Play Anywhere feature, buying many of the titles on this list from the Microsoft Store allows you to play them on both Xbox One and PC.
There are only a few days remaining until Black Friday rolls around. Be sure to check out our full Black Friday coverage below. You can also peruse our Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop guides for a look at the deals those retailers will be offering ahead of and on the big shopping day.
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All The Game Deals
Assassin's Creed Odyssey -- $40.19
Like 2017's Assassin's Creed Origins, this year's installment in Ubisoft's long-running stealth action series offers players more in-depth role-playing opportunities, starting with the option to play as either a male or female lead. The game also spins a lengthy story that will take you across ancient Greece and pit you against fearsome foes, both historical and mythological. Odyssey is on sale for everyone for $45, but those with an Xbox Live Gold subscription can snag it for the even sweeter price of $40.19.
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 -- $48
This year's installment in Activision's blockbuster shooter series may not feature a traditional single-player campaign, but it more than makes up for it with an even bigger focus on multiplayer. On top of the standard suite of multiplayer options found in previous Black Ops games, Black Ops 4 features a robust Zombies mode, as well as its own take on the ever-popular battle royale genre in Blackout. The game is on sale for everyone for $54, while Xbox Live Gold subscribers can get it for $48.
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Cuphead -- $16
The stylish and fiendishly challenging side-scrolling shooter Cuphead was one of Xbox One's most beloved exclusives in 2017. Featuring a stunning visual style inspired by 1930s cartoons plus intense run-and-gun gameplay and difficult boss battles, the game made a big splash when it finally arrived on the Microsoft Store last September--more than three years after it was first announced. If you've yet to download Cuphead, you can pick it up now for 20%.
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Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection -- $36
Destiny 2's big Forsaken expansion arrived back in September and introduced a wealth of new content to the loot-driven online shooter. Along with a darker, more personal story that sends players on a mission to avenge the fallen Cayde-6, it adds new weapons, quests, and the Gambit mode, which we described as a "clever combination of seemingly disparate elements." The Forsaken Legendary Collection comes with an instant level 30 character boost and runs for $42, but Xbox Live Gold members can get it for $36.
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Forza Horizon 4 -- $39
Forza Horizon 4 takes Playground Games' critically acclaimed driving series to the breathtaking roads of the United Kingdom. Building upon its predecessors with an extensive roster of vehicles, an improved progression system, a larger emphasis on online functionality, and the introduction of seasons, which affect the game world in tangible ways, Forza Horizon 4 represents a new benchmark for the franchise and is one of Microsoft's best exclusives of the year. It's also one of Microsoft's Play Anywhere titles, so buying it from the Microsoft Store gets you access to the game on both Xbox One and PC.
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Forza Motorsport 7 -- $25
If you prefer driving around the track to the country side, last year's installment in the Forza franchise, Forza Motorsport 7, is also discounted as part of Xbox Live's big Black Friday sale. Boasting more than 700 cars and a handful of new features for the series such as customizable drivers and a dynamic weather system, Forza Motorsport 7 remains one of the deepest driving sims on Xbox One. Like Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport 7 is a Play Anywhere title, so you can pick it up from the Microsoft Store and play it on either Xbox One or PC.
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Gears Of War 4 -- $10
The first entry in the popular franchise to hit Xbox One, Gears of War 4 marks a new beginning of sorts for the series. Set some 25 years after Gears of War 3, the game follows JD Fenix, the son of series veteran Marcus Fenix, as he battles a new subterranean threat and the Coalition of Ordered Governments. At $10, now would be a good time to catch up on the series before its next entry, Gears 5, arrives in 2019.
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Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition -- $10
Ori and the Blind Forest captured the attention of fans and critics alike when it first launched in 2015 thanks to its beautiful visual style, Metroid-inspired gameplay, and heartrending tale. With its follow-up, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, set to launch in 2019, now is the perfect time to dive into the original and see what all the fuss is about. The Definitive Edition comes with the base game and a slew of additional content, including new areas, abilities, and story sequences. It's on sale for everyone for $12, but Xbox Live Gold members can save a little more and pick it up for $10.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds -- $18
PUBG took the world by storm when it first hit Steam last year, kicking off the influx of battle royale games that would follow. The shooter would arrive in early access on Xbox One at the end of 2017, and since then, developer PUBG Corp. has introduced new maps, weapons, and a slew of other additions to the game. While it's slated to make its way to PS4 next month, Xbox One remains the only console you can currently get PUBG on, and if you have Xbox Live Gold, you can pick it up now for $18 (while everyone else can buy it for $21).
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Sea Of Thieves -- $30
Sea of Thieves is the latest adventure from Rare, the iconic studio behind Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie. The always-online shared-world game puts players in the boots of a pirate, allowing you to form a crew with friends and sail the high seas in search of treasure (or other players to plunder). While the title suffered from a lack of content at launch, Rare has rolled out a steady stream of expansions for it over the past few months, introducing new quests, modes, and nautical terrors to face.
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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider -- $30
The third--and darkest--chapter in Lara Croft's rebooted origin story, Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes the eponymous explorer to the remote jungles of Central America, where she must prevent a Mayan apocalypse she triggered from unfolding while also thwarting the shadowy organization Trinity. Despite only launching back in September, you can pick the game up from the Microsoft Store for $36, while those with an Xbox Live Gold membership can get it at an enticing $30.
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State Of Decay 2 -- $19.50
Much like its popular Xbox 360 predecessor, State of Decay 2 is a zombie survival game in which players must explore a dilapidated, post-apocalyptic world for food, medical supplies, and crafting materials in order to stand a chance against the shambling undead monsters that have taken over. Since launch, the studio has rolled out a handful of DLC packs for the game, the most recent of which--Zed Hunter--arrived this month and added a variety of new consumables and weapons, such as the crossbow.
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