10 games to get during PlayStation’s Summer Sale

Save yourself from summertime sadness with these savings on some great games.

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Missed the last sale of great PlayStation games? Not to worry. The PlayStation Store is offering another stellar set of discounts on tons of games. The deals will be available until Aug. 19, so grab them while they last. And if you need some help sorting through the slew, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for 10 standout games you won’t want to miss.

Control

If you missed out on one of 2019’s best games, there has never beet a better time to jump into the Oldest House and fight your way through the Hiss with all of Jesse Faden’s exceptional telekinetic powers. This title has atmosphere dripping from every ray traced polygon, and some of the crispest, most exhilarating combat we’ve seen in years. It might be a small game, but it goes to show that a singular focus and tight control of game design can make for some of the best experiences. Take a peak into this surreal action game for 65% off at $20.99.

Death Stranding

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Like Control, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is also an exceptionally idiosyncratic game. It might not be one for everyone—if you feel less inclined to the slow start, or don’t want to spend dozens of hours immersing yourself in a tremendous amount of lore, it might not be for your—but if the game clicks, it is a singular experience. Video games don’t always have much to say, but this one does, and it gives you one of the most gorgeous worlds to slowly walk around and stumble through (literally) as well. You can reconnect America now for 40% off at $35.99.

FIFA 20

On the other end of the spectrum is the FIFA Series. Each entry might be a little different, but none have really been a revolution for soccer games. Nevertheless, each one is excellent at what it is, and FIFA 20 is no exception. A new entry in the series might be only a little bit away (as they always are with annual franchises), but you can get FIFA 20 now for a whopping 80% off at $11.99.

Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition

Grand Theft Auto V

Sure, you could play Grand Theft Auto V on a PlayStation 3, but that doesn’t mean this game isn’t still thriving. GTA: Online is bigger than ever and the Premium Online Edition gives you everything you need to get started in this endless American satire. You can drive into this California sunset for 50% off at $14.99.

Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package

The Kingdom Hearts series appeals to a very specific kind of player. If that’s you, there is a good chance you’ve already spent the last decade or so immersed in this oddball blend of Final Fantasy and Disney IP. But maybe you haven’t yet stumbled across the strange magic that is here. If not, then this is the ideal package for you. The All-in-One Package includes Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III. If you’re not sure what all that means, it’s basically all the Kingdom Hearts you’ll need to get the main trilogy down. It can all be yours for 70% off at $29.99.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition

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Many consider Marvel’s Spider-Man a must have for PS4 console owners, and we’d have to agree. Even if you’re not a fan of the spandex-wearing genre, it’s a stellar game with great action, a good story, and a beautiful representation of New York City. Swing into it for 50% off at $19.99.

MLB The Show 20

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Baseball is back! For now, at least. If you need more in your life (understandable), you can’t go wrong with this perennially excellent baseball simulator. It’s only been out for a few months, but it can be yours for 50% off at $29.99.

Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat

Do you have a need? A need for speed? Do you have Need for Speed Heat? If you don’t—but don’t want to miss out on one of the most fun arcade racers out there—you can pick it up now for 60% off at $23.99. Not bad for a major blockbusting game that isn’t even a year old.

Persona 5 Royal

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You might have thought you had enough of this bonkers high school simulator meets Freudian JRPG gauntlet after putting 100 somewhat hours into the original Persona 5—but think again. Royal brings enough new content and surprises that it’s worth diving into Joker’s adventure once more. You can sign up for the new semester for 25% off at $44.99. Don’t miss out on one of the last decade’s best role playing games.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
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Speaking of role playing games, Red Dead Redemption 2 might not fit the typical bill for the genre, but it nails life in a Western yarn so well we felt like it was more a cowboy outlaw sim than anything else. It’s slow paced and methodical but beautiful through and through. Sometimes, the best part of the game is just wondering across its epic landscapes, but there’s also a gargantuan story here that can really sink its hooks into you. You can escape into it all for 50% of at $29.99.