The PlayStation Store’s occasional Flash Sale can be a hit or miss event, but the one going on this weekend is a real winner. It includes deep discounts on some highly rated games, as well as some aggressive discounts on previously free PlayStation Plus titles you may have missed.
Topping the list is Doom, marked down by two thirds to $19.79. The buttery smooth throwback shooter was Polygon’s Game of the Year in 2016. Also on sale is last year’s Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, which is half off its already discounted list price of $19.99. It’s a steal at $9.99.
Also included in the sale is No Man’s Sky, available 60 percent off at $23.99. If you were one of the many who returned your digital copy on PlayStation, like I did, know that the game has seen a raft of improvements, including planetary vehicles and a stellar photo mode.
May we also recommend XCOM 2, which Polygon called “bigger, stronger and more capable than XCOM: Enemy Unknown in every way ... and a fitting tribute to those that came before.” The base game is 60 percent off and so is the deluxe edition, which includes each of its three meaty DLC packs. If you don’t have a gaming PC, and don’t mind the load times, it’s a fantastic price.
Rounding out the sale are a few titles that were previously included in the PlayStation Plus program for free, and now heavily discounted. That includes Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, Galak-Z and MouseCraft.
The sale, which includes games for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, runs through May 15 at 8 a.m. PT.