This list was a bit of a grueling write up. Next year I might just do the ad leaks side of things rather than the individual item Black Friday Deals, much easier to get them done. Regardless, I have spent the last two days looking all over the internet and checking all the best ad scans to find the best deals on Xbox One games. The bulk of the titles below come from Xbox Live, who are actually offering some great prices, bit of a change from my last look at the marketplace. If only the online prices reflected the lack of overhead at all points of the year. This Black Friday season looks to be a good one, with a range of great games released, and a variety of classic titles discounted heavily, it could not be a better time to buy.
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So let’s start with the Live deals, see if there is anything here that interests you.
Black Friday Deals for Xbox One Games – Best Prices in 2017
Oh boy, this is a big list. Seems to be nearly every game has a discount. A few absolutely must plays and a few dozen great titles up for grabs, including some nice recent releases. If you have been on the fence about picking up a new game in 2017 now is the time to buy. Bear in mind, these are all digital releases, so they do require a fairly fast internet connection. I’ll be skipping over the expansion discounts for most games, you will see them when you go to buy.
Xbox One Games On Xbox Live Black Friday 2017
- 7 Days To Die $9.00: 7 Days to Die is still an early access title on Steam, but what is there is actually pretty excellent. Get a crew together and survive in a sandbox zombie apocalypse. The scenario is a little played out at this point, but combining Minecraft style survival with an open world Zombie game makes for a fund experience.
- Abzu $10.00: It’s like Journey, but underwater. Sound dismissive, but actually high praise. More an experience than a game, but well worth checking out at this price.
- Agents Of Mayhem $20.00: Saints row really leaned on the ludicrous with the previous installment, and this is essentially them abandoning the roots of the series entirely. not a terrible game, but no where near as fun as it should have been.
- Ark: Survival Evolved $38.99: Ark Survival Evolved is not worth this price. The Dev team showed promise when it was released in early access back in 2016, and it’s nice to see them finish the game, but it never really lived up to the hype. Were it a little cheaper it might be worth your time, but not at nearly $40.
- Armikrog $4.00: Upon release the game was riddled with bugs, but they seem to have been mostly fixed, and while it was unlikely to live up to its predecessor, 1996’s The Neverhood, the team did a really great job. A fun point and click adventure with a striking, if not technically unique, art direction.
- Assassin’s Creed Origins $41.99: Glad to see the series progressing in a positive direction, but legacy issues plague the Assassin’s Creed series, too many collectables and a lack of focus. Still, Origins is better than the previous duology combined, and well worth picking up.
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate $20.00: The best of a bad bunch this. This was the second attempt at an Assassin’s Creed game using the Unity systems, and while it had fewer bugs and was enjoyable, it was still not a great game. Too much busy work and too many unrefined systems.
- Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection: $20.00: Considered by some to the best best the series has to offer, and I can see why. The Ezio Trilogy were gripping, funny and a joy to play. The same issues still apply though, with too much fundamentally meaningless busy work, but at their core the games were well designed. Well worth it at this price.
- Assassin’s Creed Triple Pack: Black Flag, Unity, Syndicate: $29.70: 1 out of three ain’t bad, well it’s only 33% but still. Black Flag is the actual high point of the series, and pairing it with the low points are a bit weird. it’s like Ubisoft want you to compare and contrast.
- Assetto Corsa $17.99: A racing sim, as opposed to a racing game. Corsa is one of the most realistic racers out there, and if you want some depth to your experience it is well worth picking up at this amazing price.
- Back To The Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition $5.00: Telltale are really churning them out these days, but the Back to the Future Adventure game is not bad. Good voice over work and some interesting twists and turns.
- Batman: The Telltale Series – The Complete Season $7.50: This is where I fell off. But the Batman Telltale line are not terrible.
- Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season $14.99: A sequel.
- Battleborn $7.50: What a shame this one never took off. Going head to head with Overwatch was a bit of a mistake. Too few are playing it to make this online only FPS worth the price of admission.
- Battlefield 1 & Titanfall 2 Ultimate Bundle $40.00: Damn good value for this bundle of great shooters. The Online plays is top notch on both, and Titanfall 2 comes with a surprisingly competent single player experience. Shows that Respawn still has the shops for compelling and well designed solo experiences, if only they focus. With EA’s recent purchase expect that to be beaten out of them.
- Bioshock: The Collection $19.80: I have talked about this game before. Bioshock is probably the best example of an art game out there, a game where the mechanics and the themes are synergized in a way that only a dozen or so games manage. The second game is the better shooter, and Infinite is interesting, but the first game is unsurpassed. It is a culmination of the half thoughts presents in System Shock 2, a better game, but worse art. Pick these up if you haven’t already, well worth your time.
- Bleed 2 $13.49: Great game, nice side scrolling shooter with clever use of established mechanics and a lot of pixillated blood.
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection $19.80: The First game is not included, but Borderlands 2 is better in every way, so no great loss. It’s like Diablo, but in first person. The DLC is tightly designed as well. The Pre-Sequel is far from terrible, with some interesting design choices, and wonderful Australasian humor.
- Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons $6.00: If you want to cry a lot then buy this. For someone with a brother it really hits hard. Want to really wreck your emotions, play it with your brother, each holding half the controller. Have some tissues ready.
- Call Of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition $44.99: It’s Call of Duty, you already know if you like the series or not.
- Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Launch Edition $30.00: Not a bad single player game, surprisingly, and the twists on the established mechanics are welcome.
- Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered $29.99: The original, and still my favorite of the Modern Games. The Multiplayer mode may have evolved some since the early days, but the COD games let the single player slide by a fair bit. The improvements are wonderful really bringing the game up to a modern standard.
- Call Of Duty: WWII – Digital Deluxe $89.99: Too little too late in my opinion. I’ve wanted a return to the second world war for a while now, and when it finally arrives it’s too short, too underdone, and too too. Real shame this one.
- Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin $16.00: Great game, better than the first, and if you want a firm but fair game then you owe it to yourself to give this a go.
- Dark Souls III $24.00: Considered the best in the series, but I prefer 2. Still a fantastic game, and very reasonably priced here.
- Dead Island Definitive Collection $16.00: My brother played this one in single player, and it looked like an attrition. These games throw bullet sponge after bullet sponge at you as an attempt to balance the fact that you are supposed to be playing with a group. Not my cup of tea, but it has its fans. The first one had an amazing ad, look it up and watch.
- Dead Rising 4 $16.00: The Dead Rising games lost their way early, beginning as a slightly off the wall take on Romero’s work, and becoming a farce. The forth game is not the worst in the series, but it is still not a game I recommend you pick up.
- Deadlight: Director’s Cut $3.00: More zombies, this time in a gritty side scroller. Actually a fun game, and for this price it would be silly to overlook it.
- Destiny 2 $38.99: Bungie after Halo. Great game, but apparently gouged of features.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided $9.00: Speaking of gouged, Square Enix really screwed over Eidos Montreal with this one. Mankind divided is unfinished, plain and simple, and considering how amazing it is it makes me despair. It feels like a spiritual successor to Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines, with it’s hub based open design, but it is still too easy to become a god. A bittersweet triumph, made worse by the fact that the second half of it has been put on hiatus for the foreseeable future.
- DiRT 4 $30.00: Best rally game on the market. Great graphics and gameplay.
- Dishonored 2 $20.00: More from the brains behind the original Deus Ex games, if not the heart of said games. Plays great, and it’s good we have a choice of characters in it. Your options in this little living city are near infinite, but it suffers from difficulty scaling problems, and is still in two minds about whether, as an assassin, you should kill people.
- Dishonored Definitive Edition $10.00: Same as above, but with less toys and smaller levels.
- Doom $20.09: Best FPS in years. The reconstruction of a genre. Run, gun, explode monsters, repeat.
- Dragon Age: Inquisition – GOTY Edition $10.00: It’s no Balder’s Gate, but then what is. A great RPG experience from back when Bioware were still good at them.
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse $12.00: I am not a fan of the Xenoverse games. The combat is not as deep as other fighters in the series, but the plot is interesting, and the online play is nice. For fans of the show only really.
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 $35.99: Same as above.
- Enter The Gungeon $7.49: One of my favorite games right now, and great for when you want something mindless. A top down shooter filled with all kinds of weapons and interestingly designed boss encounters. Procedurally generated too, so functionally endless.
- Evolve $7.50: Asymmetric game design is hard to get right, and harder still when you decide as a company to sell add on content before showing off the game. Evolve was a failure from the get go, just like Battleborn. A shame, as both games are actually not bad if you got a crew around you.
- F1 2017 $35.99” It’s a pretty looking F1 game. It has a market.
- Fallout 4 $20.09: A bad RPG, a decent shooter, and a great exploration game. Bought it day of release and was majorly disappointed in the experience. A railroaded campaign, and a distinct lack of customization of characters, when the PC can do everything it is no longer an RPG, it’s a fancy FPS. Worth playing for the setting, but even Bethesda’s worlds are getting a little too Gamebryo for me.
- Far Cry 4 $16.00: Not as good a story as Far Cry 3, such a surprise that one was, but a better shooter, and well worth playing.
- Far Cry Primal $20.00: Why?
- FIFA 18 $35.99: The latest soccer game from EA. If you bought the last one then you don’t really need this one, but you are likely to buy it anyway.
- Final Fantasy XV $20.00 : Still not a complete experience, but what is there is wonderful. Excellent graphics, and an evolution of the Final Fantasy gameplay.
- For Honor Deluxe Edition $28.00: Great game, not enough balance passes.
- Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition $24.99: Forza to me were racing simulators, but I feel like they are moving away from their core philosophy. Still a great series, and well worth playing.
- Game Of Thrones – The Complete First Season (Episodes 1-6) $5.00: If you like Game of Thrones and Telltale games this is great. If you just like Game of Thrones, this is still great, if not then not.
- Gears Of War 4 $19.99: Lost interest in the series after Gears 2. 4 looks to be more of the same, so at its core it must be good.
- Grand Theft Auto V $30.00: This is a great game, but it was released in 2013 and in no way shape or form is it worth $30 still, especially with all the micro transactions it shoves down your throat.
- Halo 5: Guardians – Digital Deluxe Edition $25.00: Halo has gone downhill since Reach and ODST, to my mind the peak of the franchise. If you really must know how the new stroy goes then pick this up. the multiplayer is still pretty great too.
- Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition $20.00: A refinement of the experiment. Far from terrible, but only Nintendo has figured out RTS games on console. Janky controls marred the experience a little.
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition $10.00: Returns Halo to its design roots as an RTS, but only succeeds in passing.
- Homefront: The Revolution $12.00: Not great.
- Just Cause 3 $12.00: Just Cause is an open world action game with a forgettable story and poor writing, and yet it is the funniest game released in years. It manages that through mechanics alone. It should make developers who want to inject humor into their games sit up straight and start taking notes.
- Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition $20.00: Oh look, they finally finished Killer Instinct, just in time to be too late.
- Lego City Undercover $20.00: Far more fun than I expected. Like a sandbox Lego game.
- Life Is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) $5.00: Dontnod got one right, so there is hope for Vampyr. Life is Strange is a low key masterpiece, a fresh take on the adventure genre and well worth the asking price of $5.
- Madden NFL 18 $30.00: Same as Fifa 18.
- Mafia III $16.00: Released too early. A shame, as it’s clear the devs had some great ideas regarding the story. End result is a half baked mess with graphics more akin to a 360 game than a One game.
- Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite $40.19: No, just plain no. Not enough characters, graphics that would have been embarrassing last generation and in no way an evolution of the last MvC in terms of design. And that price? Are they kidding? Avoid it, there are better fighters this generation.
- Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series – The Complete Season $10.00: Telltale need to take a break.
- Mass Effect: Andromeda $16.00: Cheap for this one, and not a terrible game. There are plenty of broken parts, and the animation is ludicrous in places, but if you squint you can see what it should have been. Full price for it? No way in hell, $16? Yeah, sure, if I have it in change.
- Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Combo Pack $17.99: Hard as nails and really scratches the old school itch in a way that no recent game can manage, bar Cuphead.
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience $19.49: Hahahahahahaha. Definitive? Really Konami? That’s what you call it? The game is half finished in terms of world, a third finished in terms of story and needs more variety in terms of missions. That said, the core gameplay is the best in the series, and the mechanics that are present are all working together very nicely, with any action you take changing the environment a little. Well worth the price, but we all have to live with the lost limb that is the rest of the damn game.
- Mighty No. 9 $5.00: Buy the Mega Man Collection instead. They are better games. Why people gave the guy who drew Mega Man so much money to make this game I will never understand. I mean, the designer, sure, even the lead programmer, but the guy who draws Mega Man real good? Mind boggling.
- Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure (Episodes 1-8) $9.00: A cash grab to get parents to buy this for their children. Avoid.
- Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two – The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) $12.50: Same as above.
- Mirror’s Edge Catalyst $5.00: Been meaning to play this, and now I have no excuse. The first game was great.
- Mortal Kombat X $8.00: Another one like Catalyst. The last game reinvigorated the formula.
- NBA 2K18 $41.99: Same as Madden and Fifa.
- NHL 18 $30.00: Same as Madden and Fifa and NBA 2K.
- Overwatch GOTY Edition $30.00: A great multiplayer class based shooter. Plenty of styles to choose from, and a surprisingly robust story, if you go looking for it.
- Prey $20.00: Chris Avellone write System Shock by way of Dark City. Probably the best game on this list.
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 $35.99: Same as Madden and Fifa and NBA and NHlL.
- Rayman Legends $5.00: Excellent side scroller on a system with a dearth of them.
- Resident Evil 7 Biohazard $30.00: Best in the series since 4. Actually terrifying to play, and well worth the price.
- Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration $19.80: Great writing and well designed levels. Tomb Raider is getting better and better.
- Rocket League $10.00: Psyonix are probably laughing all the way to the bank at this point. A fun car based soccer game.
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole $40.19: Not as funny as the last one, nor as well paced, but a good effort. Better combat too.
- State Of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition $7.50: Great game, if a little shallow in places. Well worth playing, and there is a sequel due out early next year too.
- Syberia 3 $25.00: But not the first two? Weird choice. The series is one of my favorites, an unsettling point and lick series, never frightening, just a minor sense of unease permeates the whole thing.
- Tekken 7 $35.99: The best Tekken game ever made, and by far the best fighting game released in the last five years. You owe it to yourself to play this, endless fun, and a shocking amount of depth.
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition $30.00: The only way to return to Morrowind right now.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt $20.00: One of the best RPGs ever made, from one of the most loved companies in gaming. Very much looking forward to what they can do with the Cyberpunk genre.
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Standard Edition $30.00: Great in Co-Op, less so in single player.
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege $20.00: An overlooked gem. A bit unpolished at the beginning, but it has grown into one of the best multiplayer shooters on the market right now.
- Watch Dogs 1 + Watch Dogs 2 Standard Editions Bundle $35.00: Satisfies a voyeuristic streak, but neither game are particularly good.
- We Happy Few $50.99: Ludicrous price for this. The game might have excellent art direction and an interesting world, on top of very competent gameplay, but it was released in 2016 on early access. The fact that they have a big publisher funding them now, despite having had a kickstarter for the game, is no excuse for this price.
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus $30.00: From terrible price to amazing price. This game is only a month old, and it’s great too. If you wee interested, then now is the time to buy.
- Wolfenstein: The New Order $10.00: Not as good as the latest release, but well worth picking it up, as is the prequel.
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood $10.00: See above.
- Worms Anniversary Edition $41.64: A little expensive for a Worms game, and lets face it, they haven’t really gotten any better since the original.
- WWE 2K18 $35.99: Not the best wrestling game ever made, but a good effort from 2K. The micro transactions are annoying, but at its core this is a fun game.
- XCOM 2 $19.80: One of the best turn based squad shooters on the market.
- Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection $19.49: Not as good as the old ones, but worth considering if you want something that scratches the old management sim itch.
Xbox One Games At BestBuy Black Friday 2017
BestBuy have a whole host of blanket rice cuts to a wide variety of games. They are , $34.99, $29.99, $24.99, 19.99 and $14.99. Essentially the newer the game the higher the price. Games like Assassin’s Creed Origins are at $34.99, as are South Park the Fractured But Whole and Forza 7. Overwatch, WWE 2K18 and Battlefield 1 are at $29.99. GTA V and Wolfenstein II are in the $24.99 bracket while Ghost Recon and Resident Evil 7 are at $19.99. The $14.99 price point has some great games in there such as Halo 5, For Honor and Mass Effect Andromeda, if you squint at it. This is only scratching the surface, as the scan claims there are a couple a dozen titles at each price point, but you will have to go in store in order to see them all.
Xbox One Games At Gamestop Black Friday 2017
Gamestop are a little less rigid with their pricing structure, but they still have a few pricing tiers, the $20 and $25 tiers. In the $20 new pile are such titles as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six and Dragonball Xenoverse 2, while in the higher price point The Witcher III, Tekken 7 and Dirt 4. There are other games too, but again I am limited by the ad scan. Most games have some sort of discount, ranging from 20% off rrp to 50% off. Of interest to me was Injustice 2 for $14, been meaning to pick that one up. Their second hand line up is again divided into tiers, with some titles being 3 for $20, others 3 for $30 and more recent games being 3 for $30. Overall this would be the place I would start shopping.
Black Friday Deals for Xbox One Games – Best Prices in 2017
Excellent selection all round this season, with Gamestop pulling out all of them. We have a dedicated Ad Scan article for both BestBuy and Gamestop on site if you want a closer look at the info they have released, but as is usually the case you will not get a full picture of their discounts without going to the store. Top pick from me is probably Prey, don’t remember the last time I enjoyed a game that much.
Hope this helped you make a decision, and as always, Happy Shopping Folks.