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The best video game deals under $40

Gaming is usually an expensive hobby, but you can save during October Prime Day

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Cameron Faulkner (he/him) is Polygon’s commerce editor. He began writing about tech and gaming in 2013, and migrated from The Verge in 2023.

You aren’t alone if all you’re looking for during October Prime Day are sweet, sweet deals on video games. So we’ve made this resource to fill you in on all of the PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch games that are discounted well below their normal prices. Not just that, we’re including any must-have accessories that have dropped significantly in price.

What kind of deals are we lookin for? True bargains under $40. If it’s a game or gadget that’s above $40, you’ll find it in our main roundup.

If you’re looking for deals on other exciting products on sale during Prime Big Deal Days, you may want to know that we have posts containing the best board game deals, best toy deals, Magic: The Gathering deals, and D&D deals.

Best October Prime Day 2023 video game deals under $40

  • Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PS5) is $29.99 (was $69.99). Few games are as good of a PS5 system showcase as this open-world game that debuted on PS4. It’s an open-world action game popping with lush visuals and style. You play as Jin, a warrior who turns his back on samurai code to avenge the fallen.
  • Returnal (PS5) is $29.99 (was $69.99)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) is $29.99 (was $69.99). Insomniac Games’ latest installment in the long-running PlayStation series is the best (and most graphically stunning) yet.
  • The Nioh Collection (PS5) is $29 (was $69.99)
  • Demon’s Souls is $29.99 (was $69.99). Bluepoint Studio’s loving recreation of FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls is a must-have for PS5 owners.
  • Street Fighter 6 for Xbox is $39.89 (was $59.99). This is the biggest discount yet for Capcom’s latest fighter that pushes both the long-running series’ gameplay and visuals into a confident direction.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is $39.99 at Walmart (was $59.99). This modern remake of the Game Boy classic is a far cry from Tears of the Kingdom, but Zelda fans will probably dig this one, if only for the adorable, isometric presentation.

  • Mario Golf: Super Rush is $39.99 (was $59.99)
  • Bayonetta 3 is $36.99 (was $59.99)
  • Metroid Dread is $29.99 (was $59.99) at GameStop. At one point in the early 2000s, Dread was originally conceived as a game for the DS handheld, then cancelled. The revived game for Switch is a stunning achievement that breathes new life into the franchise, and serves as the final chapter in the main Metroid story arc.

Looking for more deals? Check out all of Polygon’s favorite Prime Big Deals Day 2023 deals right here.

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