The PlayStation Store is rolling out its Critics’ Choice sale just in time for awards season. Now, you can get some top-rated PlayStation games for less.
Gamers have until February 19 to save on some critically-acclaimed titles. We’ve picked out some of the highlights from the sale.
Get more than a third off Death Stranding. The opinion-dividing Hideo Kojima masterpiece is down to £34.99.
Our reviewer, Jade King, gave the game five stars. She said: “Death Stranding is unlike anything else out there right now. It’s huge, innovative and utterly unashamed in what it wants to be. Kojima Productions is heavy-handed in its implementation of modern political themes, but they tie into the narrative and involve the player in ways that feel compelling.”
Battlefield V and UFC 3 Bundle
When we got our hands on UFC 3, we concluded that it was far from perfect. It remains great fun though and certainly adds to the offering here.
Battlefield V is a fantastic online shooter. We gave it four stars in our review and – while not much has changed from the typical Battlefield formula – the multiplayer is almost unbeatable if you want a large scale conflict.
Borderlands 3 played things just as safe as Battlefield, but remains one of the best shooters of last year. Now, it’s just £24.99 or £49.99 for the Super Deluxe Edition.
We gave it four stars. Jade King said: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Borderlands 3 is as safe as sequels come. Its gunplay has hardly changed at all and the humour remains as polarizing as ever, but the package in its entirety works. It’s fast, satisfying and constantly addictive as you hoover up new guns and grow your selection of badass vault hunters.”
Far Cry 5
The Far Cry series has been accused, by many, of being a bit formulaic. However, Far Cry 5 managed to break free of some of the Ubisoft traits that were beginning to grate. It results in a thoroughly entertaining open world shooter, now yours for just £14.99.
Our reviewer said: “Does Far Cry 5 escape the Ubigame shadow? At its best, it does tear itself free, with some systems stripped away and others streamlined, plus a greater sense of immersion and discovery than the series has had in years. The Seeds make great Far Cry villains, disrupting the flow when it threatens to grow dull, and there’s something familiar and unsettling about the Montana setting that brings the whole game to life.”
Hitman 2 follows the series’ well-loved formula, putting you in the shoes of Agent 47, an assassin who uses a wide range of methods to dispatch his targets. Now you can grab Hitman for just £17.99, or the Gold Edition for £24.99.
You’ve got creative freedom in Hitman 2 and players are encouraged to dream up the most efficient, or indeed ridiculous, ways of killing their targets.
Our reviewer said: “Hitman 2 is an iterative rework of the formula set up by 2016’s bold Hitman reboot. It’s the best Hitman game so far, and I’d absolutely recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s just a bit of a shame that they didn’t take some more chances, in favour of offering up a slice of the same excellent stealth gameplay.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The other five-star rated game on this list is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We were hugely impressed by CD Projekt Red’s RPG adventure and now you can get your hands on the game for just £7.39!
Our reviewer said: “With commiserations to Bioware and Bethesda, Wild Hunt is the new RPG by which all other RPGs should be judged. Not only has CD Projekt Red deliverered the largest and most convincing fantasy open-world we’ve ever seen, but a storyline, quests and systems that make it an incredibly compelling place to run, ride and sail around in. It’s the most breathtaking time sink you’re likely to play this year.”