PlayStation Store has launched a new sale called Essential Favorites, which features mostly big AAA titles, but also the odd surprise hit or two. There are 240 special offers in total that are still valid until 1am on October 27th. In this article we have selected 10 highlights for you and will briefly present them to you. You can find an overview of all deals here:
PlayStation Store Sale: Over 200 hits for PS4 & PS5 on sale
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ragnarok Edition
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Ragnarok DLC Launch Trailer
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now available in a bundle with the extensive expansion “The Marks of Ragnarok”. In the main game, you start out as a Viking warrior in your native Norway, but you soon set off for Britain to establish a new empire there. The add-on provides around 35 hours of additional playing time and takes you into the world of Norse mythology. In terms of play, Valhalla stays close to its predecessors Origins and Odyssey, but also offers a few new ideas such as raids, in which we loot resources for expanding our villages in mass battles. If you already own the main game, you can also get The Marks of Ragnarok individually for half price.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ragnarök Edition instead of €99.99 for €34.99 in the PlayStation Store
F1 22 shows an overview of all the innovations in the trailer
The racing simulation F1 22, which was released in July, is cheaper in both the PS4 and PS5 versions. It differs from its predecessor not least in that the many rule changes of the current season have been implemented in detail, right down to the lower temperature of the tires after a pit stop. It is also pleasing for beginners that the level of difficulty can now be set in more detail and you can force the AI to be considerate of your own mistakes. Unfortunately, the story mode was dropped without a real replacement. Of course, more popular modes like Career Mode and MY Team Mode, where you spent most of your time in the predecessors, are still there, as is the Co-op Championship.
F1 22 instead of €79.99 for €47.99 (PS5) or instead of €69.99 for €41.99 (PS4) in the PS Store
Stray really is one of the most beautiful games of the year – and it’s really good too
Released in July, third-person cat adventure Stray is one of the big surprise hits of the year. For the publisher Annapurna (What Remains of Edith Finch, Outer Wilds) it should even be the biggest success in the company’s history. On the one hand, this is of course due to the protagonist, who is just as cute as he is excellently staged, but on the other hand, it is certainly also due to the interesting game world: as a stray cat who was separated from her family in an accident, we roam the streets of a futuristic, human-like one metropolis populated by robots. The gameplay consists of platforming and small puzzles, but the focus is on discovering the many small stories that are hidden here.
Stray instead of €29.99 for €23.99 in the PlayStation Store
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
13 Turtles classics return to screens with TMNT: Cowabunga Collection
With the Cowabunga Collection, which was only released at the end of August, you get 13 games based on the cult series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in one package. These are classics that originally appeared for NES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy or arcade machines, including the legendary beat ’em ups Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and TMNT: Turtles in Time as well as the fighting game TNMT: Tournament Fighters. The games have been technically improved and equipped with some extras such as new modes and levels of difficulty. Four of the games even got online multiplayer. Also included as a bonus for fans are development sketches, comic book covers and the soundtracks.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection instead of €39.99 for €29.99 in the PS Store
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Version Test Video
In case you still haven’t played the biggest hits of the PS4 generation, Red Dead Redemption 2, now is a good time to catch up. The action game set in the Wild West impresses not least with its huge, yet detailed and believable open world, which has everything to offer from deserts to dense forests and blooming valleys to snow-capped mountain peaks. In addition, Red Dead Redemption 2 also shines with the story, which revolves around one of the last great outlaw gangs and does not have to hide from any western classic in cinema history.
Red Dead Redemption 2 instead of €59.99 for €23.99 in the PlayStation Store
Resident Evil Village
Resident Evil: Village Review Video – Is it the hit we were hoping for?
Resident Evil 8 connects directly to its predecessor in that we are again in the first person perspective in the role of Ethan Winters. In search of his kidnapped child, however, this time we find ourselves in a remote Romanian village where we have to deal with rather unusual enemies such as vampires and werewolves for the horror game series. Compared to Resident Evil 7, the horror has also been reduced significantly, it is now more of a shooter with scary elements. On the other hand, the staging is a good deal more elaborate, which again creates a dense atmosphere. In addition, the levels offer much more visual variety than in the narrowly limited seventh part.
Resident Evil Village instead of €39.99 for €29.99 in the PlayStation Store
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Best Spider-Man Game Ever Test Video
In addition to Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man is another of the really big open-world hits of the PS4 generation on offer at a reasonable price. Despite the nicely staged Manhattan, this is characterized less by its game world and more by the great superhero gameplay. Never before have we swung from skyscraper to skyscraper with such fluidity and speed. The combat system is also convincing, because it not only shines with a spectacular staging in the style of the Batman Arkham series, but also with many special abilities. In addition, exciting story missions are offered. The side tasks of the open world are sometimes a bit generic.
Marvel’s Spider-Man instead of €39.99 for €15.99 in the PlayStation Store
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – PS4 game collection test video
With the Nathan Drake Collection you can now get the first three games of the famous Uncharted series for only €9.99 in an improved PS4 version. This has not only been graphically revised, the controls of the games have also been aligned so that they now feel like they are made of one piece. Apart from that, not much has changed in terms of gameplay and content: In all three games we embark on a treasure hunt in the role of the dare*text muted* Nathan Drake, traveling through the world and uncovering ancient secrets. If you’re missing even one of the action-adventures in your collection and you fancy an Indiana Jones-style adventure, it’s definitely worth buying.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection instead of €19.99 for €9.99 in the PlayStation Store
Far cry 6
Far Cry 6 review – For every good idea there’s a bad…
In Far Cry 6, we’re sent to a fictional island that’s strongly reminiscent of Cuba, where we’re tasked with taking on a dictator played by Giancarlo Esposito (known from Breaking Bad). The story isn’t all that exciting, but it’s well staged. In terms of gameplay, not much has changed compared to its predecessors. It is still a first person shooter in which we complete missions and conquer enemy bases in a large open world. We have a large arsenal of weapons and vehicles at our disposal, through which we can experiment with different approaches. If you just want more Far Cry, you can’t go wrong here.
Far Cry 6 instead of €69.99 for €27.99 in the PlayStation Store
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy – Test Video: Grabbed by the Nostalgia Claw!
The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a very nice remake of parts 1 to 3 of the famous jump and run series originally released for the first PlayStation. The graphics have been completely overhauled and now use the possibilities of the PS4, which means that the brightly colored, fairytale-like designed 3D levels come into their own even better. The gameplay, while simple, has aged well. Running over enemies with the little dragon Spyro or sizzling them with the breath of fire is still a lot of fun. However, the level of difficulty is not very demanding, which is also due to the fact that the controls have been significantly improved compared to the originals.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy instead of €39.99 for €13.99 in the PlayStation Store
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