Best games deals for Black Friday 2021: What we’re expecting to see

(Pocket-lint) - As gamers, we're always after an excuse to grab a good gaming bargain. Each year around the Black Friday period there are all sorts of fantastic discounts on games old and new. All the classics nicely reduced ready for Christmas. 

So if you're looking for gifts or just to treat yourself, then this is a perfect time.  We're still some way from the Black Friday sales[1] but we're here to help you find the best gaming deals. So whether you're shopping for offers on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch or PC games then you're in the right place. 

We'll be covering all the best games deals and updating this article regularly, so be sure to check back to see the best offers around. For ease, we've added some quick links to easily navigate straight to the US or the UK sections making it quicker to find your ideal deal. We've also got games deals for all the consoles and PC too!

When is Black Friday 2021?

This year, Black Friday is due to kick off on 26 November 2021 and be followed by Cyber Monday on 29 November.

Though this is the key period for decent gaming discounts in the run-up to the year's end, you'll also find the Black Friday deals often start earlier in the year too. With discounts appearing days or even weeks before Black Friday itself.   While some of the best discounts on games will be limited to Black Friday itself, smart shoppers like yourself will know that it pays (in discounts) to keep your eyes out for discounts earlier in November. 

So if you're keen on a brilliant gaming bargain then be sure to stop back here regularly for updates on the best ones worth having. 

Where are the best Black Friday games deals?

If an online retailer sells games, then you can be pretty sure that they'll offer a good deal in the Black Friday period too.  We're here to highlight the best deals we've found from these retailers, but if you want to get straight to the best deals, then you can find the store links below. 

US Black Friday games deals

UK Black Friday games deals

To see the top deals in your region, click these links to jump to that section of the article.  Best US games deals | Best UK games deals[2][3]

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Best US Black Friday games deals from last year

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PlayStation Black Friday games deals

In search of a brilliant bargain on PlayStation games? We've been on the hunt and have found some great deals you're bound to love.  o Control: Save £30, was £59.99, now £29.99: The latest game from Remedy with the company's trademark gunplay and some epic supernatural abilities too. See this deal on Best Buy[4].

o Middle Earth: Shadow Of War Definitive Edition: Save £38, was £53.84, now £10.80: Grab a bargain, smash up some orcs, what more could you want? See this deal at Walmart.[5]  o Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: Was £19.99, now £9.99: Another classic globe-trotting adventure with Nathan Drake. An utter classic and a bargain too. Click to view the deal at Target[6]

o The Last of Us: Remastered: Was £18.99, now £9.99: Missed out the first time or just feeling nostalgic? You can't go wrong with this deal on the remastered version of The Last of Us. See this deal at Target[7]o The Last of Us Part II - save £30, was £59.99, now £29.99: Even more Last of Us goodness at a bargain price. See this deal at Amazon[8]

o  Metro Exodus: Save £20, was £39.99, now £19.99: Save big on the latest edition to the Metro franchise. A glorious game for a great price. See this deal at Best Buy[9] o Just Cause 4 Day 1 Edition: was £39.99, now £15.99: Suit up as Rico Rodriguez and unleash chaos. See this deal at Best Buy[10].

o Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Limited edition: Was £59.99, now £9.99: Another classic Tom Clancy game that's brilliant fun to play with friends, even more so with a discount. See this deal at Best Buy[11]. o Lego Disney Pixar's The Incredibles - save £25, was £39.99, now £14.99: A fun-packed mash-up with a Lego-themed version of The Incredibles. Control your favourite characters and experience great moments from both films. See this deal at Amazon[12]

o Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection - save £35, was £59.99, now £24.99: In the original Mk11 cinematic story, you'll take on the role of earthrealm's protectors as a menacing new foe bends the forces of time, threatening to turn the tide and rewrite a dark history of their own making. See this deal at Amazon[13] o Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition - save £20, was £39.99, now £19.99: Make the most of Spiderman's acrobatic abilities, improvisation and Web slinging techniques and enjoy a fantastic adventure at a bargain price. See the deal at Amazon[14]

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Xbox Black Friday games deals

We've been keeping an eye out for the best Xbox games bargains and have stumbled across a few good ones: o Middle Earth: Shadow Of War Definitive Edition: Save £38, was £48.99, now £11.35: Grab a bargain, smash up some orcs, what more could you want? See this deal at Walmart.[15] 

o Destiny 2: Save £50, was £59.88, now £7.98: The much-loved sequel to Destiny is now available with a hefty discount. See this deal at Walmart[16] o Playerunknowns Battlegrounds: Was £39.99, now £14.25: Seen by many as the Battle Royale game that started the trend, PUBG is a serious outing into the genre and a lot of fun to boot. See the deal at Walmart[17]. o  Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Limited edition: Was £59.99, now £9.99: Another classic Tom Clancy game that's brilliant fun to play with friends, even more so with a discount. See this deal at Best Buy[18].

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o Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition: Save £20, was £29.99, now £12.99: The original Red Dead Redemption might be ageing now, but it's still a lot of fun, even more so with zombies. See this deal at Best Buy[19]

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Nintendo Switch Black Friday games deals

If you're already got a device or know someone who has that would like some new games for Christmas, then this might be the perfect time to snap up a bargain.  We'll be updating this whenever we find a Switch bargain.

o South Park: The Fractured But Whole: Was £49.99, now £19.93: An outrageous South Park outing with an amazing price tag. See this deal at Walmart[20]o Lego Jurassic World: Was £39.99, now £19.99: Adventure through all four Jurassic Park films in one adventure game. See this deal at Best Buy[21]. o The Outer Worlds - save £30, was £59.99, now £29.99: See the wonders of space with the awesome first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. See this deal at Amazon[22]

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PC gaming Black Friday deals

There will be plenty of games bargains for PC gamers this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Check back to see the latest deals as we'll be updating this regularly.  o A Way Out - save £21, was £29.99, now £8.99: This is an exclusively co-op adventure where you play the role of one of two prisoners making their daring escape from prison. Plenty of thrills to be had with a friend. See the deal at Amazon[23]

o Battlefield 1 - save £11, was £19.99, now £8.99: It might be ageing now, but at this price Battlefield is still a great game and a bargain at this price. See the deal at Amazon[24] o Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - save £36, was £59.99, now £23.99: This is a narratively-driven single-player action-adventure in the Star Wars universe, that's not only a lot of fun but a bargain too. See the deal on Amazon[25]

Best UK Black Monday games deals

Shopping for a game bargain? Click in the table below to jump right to the deals for your favourite gaming system. 

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PlayStation Black Friday games deals

In search of a brilliant bargain on PlayStation games?

We've been on the hunt and have found some great deals you're bound to love.  o Borderlands 3 - now GBP9.99: "The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customisation." See this deal at Game
[26]

o Lego DC Super-Villains: Was GBP24.99, now GBP19.99: Isn't it boring playing the superhero all the time? Now you can play through an entirely Lego-themed game as a super-villain instead. Choose from The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke and more.  Click to see the deal at Game[27].

o Sniper Elite 4 - Standard Edition: Was GBP49.99, now GBP19.09: Bullet time, exploding internal organs and endless Nazi slaughter, the Sniper Elite series has it all. Now heavily discounted. View this offer at Base[28] o Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Limited edition: Was GBP22.99, now GBP7.99: Another classic Tom Clancy game that's brilliant fun to play with friends, even more so with a discount. See this deal at Amazon[29].

o Wreckfest: Was GBP34.99, now GBP19.99: Demolition derby with true-to-life physics. Sounds like a blast? Grab this deal from Smyths Toys[30].  o  Marvel's Avengers Deluxe Edition - was GBP61.54, save GBP26, now GBP34.99: Assemble your team and play with your friends too.

Good times already. Hulk smash that deal here at Amazon[31] o Just Dance 2020 - save GBP15, was GBP39.99, now GBP22.49: Get your boogie on with this awesome Switch deal. See it on Amazon[32] o Project Cars 3 - save GBP32, was GBP54.99, now GBP19.99: Rev your engine and ready your right foot for some racing fun. Grab this deal at Amazon[33]

o Assassin's Creed Odyssey - save GBP38, was GBP54.99, now GBP17.19: A fantastically huge adventure in the Assassin's Creed universe but with a tiny pricetag for Black Friday. See this deal on Amazon[34] o Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown -  save GBP38, was GBP54.99, now GBP14.99: Take to the skies in the latest of the Ace Combat games. See the deal at Amazon[35]

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Xbox Black Friday games deals

We've been keeping an eye out for the best Xbox One games bargains and have stumbled across a few good ones: o Sid Meier's Civilization VI - now GBP24.99: The award-winning strategy game of 2016 is now available at a low price. See the deal at Game[36]

 Sniper Elite 4 - Standard Edition: Save GBP31, was GBP49.99, now GBP19.09: Bullet time, exploding internal organs and endless Nazi slaughter, the Sniper Elite series has it all. Now heavily discounted. View this offer at Base[37]o Lego DC Super-Villains: Save GBP5, was GBP24.99, now GBP19.99: Isn't it boring playing the superhero all the time?

Now you can play through an entirely Lego-themed game as a super-villain instead. Choose from The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke and more.  Click to see the deal at Game[38]. o Far Cry 5: Was GBP44.99, now GBP14.69: Not the most recent Far Cry game, but certainly one of the best and at a bargain price too. Click to see the deal on Amazon[39].  

o Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown -  save GBP38, was GBP54.99, now GBP17.99: Take to the skies and engage in fun dog fights and all manner of aerial battles. See the deal at Amazon[40] o Project Cars 3 - save GBP32, was GBP54.99, now GBP19.99: Rev your engine and ready your right foot for some racing fun. Grab this deal at Amazon[41] o  Marvel's Avengers Deluxe Edition - was GBP64.94, save GBP40, now GBP34.99: Assemble your team and play with your friends too.

Good times already. Hulk smash that deal here at Amazon[42] o DOOM Eternal: Deluxe Edition - saw GBP58, was GBP84.99, now GBP26.99: Smash up demons and hell beasts in the most frantic Doom ever released. See this deal at Amazon[43] o Just Dance 2020 - save GBP15, was GBP39.99, now GBP22.49: Not into killing demons and rather just get your boogie on instead?

Then this is the deal for you! See it on Amazon[44] o Assassin's Creed Odyssey - save GBP38, was GBP54.99, now GBP17.19: Odyssey was one of our favourite games in the franchise. A superbly enjoyable gaming masterpiece that's now discounted for Black Friday. See this deal on Amazon[45]

o Star Wars Battlefront II - now GBP9.99: Grab the latest Battlefront for a discount price. See this deal at Amazon[46] o Forza Horizon 4 - now just GBP14.99:  One of our favourite racing games and a glorious discount too. See this deal at Smyths Toys[47] o Mafia: Definitive Edition - save GBP10, was GBP29.99, now GBP19.99: The original Mafia, re-made from the ground up.

Relive the glory in 4K with this Amazon deal[48]

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Nintendo Switch Black Friday games deals

As well as looking out for fantastic Nintendo Switch bundles[49], we've been keeping an eye out for games too. So if you're already got a device or know someone who has that would like some new games for Christmas, then this might be the perfect time to snap up a bargain.   o Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Deluxe Edition - save GBP34, was GBP79.99, now GBP48.99: You don't often see a good deal on Switch games, so this is worth a look. Click to see the deals here[50]

The Witcher 3 Complete Edition Switch - save GBP18, was GBP54.99, now GBP36.99: Explore this vast and awesome RPG and enjoy everything the Witcher has to offer with a nice discount for Black Friday. See this deal on Amazon[51] o Just Dance 2020 - save GBP25, was GBP49.99, now GBP23.99: Get your boogie on with this awesome Switch deal. See it on Amazon[52] Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection - save GBP28, was GBP49.99, now GBP30.98: A collection that includes Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Rogue and DLC too. See this deal at Amazon[53]

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PC gaming Black Friday deals

o Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Save 76 per cent, was GBP49.99, now GBP10.49: The award-winning strategy game of 2016 is now available at a low price. See this deal at Fanatical.[54]

o Kingdom Come: Deliverance - save 50 per cent, was GBP24.99, now GBP12.49: An epic adventure through the historical open world inspired by medieval Bohemia. This is one of our favourite RPGs and a steal at this price too. Click to see this deal at Fanatical[55]. o PayDay 2 - save 50 per cent, was GBP7.49, now GBP3.74: Ever dreamt of robbing banks and shooting it out with the cops?

Now your dreams can come true. Click to see this deal at Fanatical[56]o Far Cry 5 - Gold Edition - now just GBP14.99: Far Cry 5 was one of our favourite games in the series, with a great story, graphics and plenty of fun to be had. It's now a steal for Black Friday. See this deal at Amazon[57]

o Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wild Lands Gold Edition - now just GBP17.69: The gold edition of the original Wildlands game for a bargain price. See this deal at Amazon[58] o Assassin's Creed Origins - now just GBP9.99: An absolute bargain for one of the very best games in the Assassin's Creed franchise. It might not be the newest game, but that doesn't mean it's not amazing. See this deal at Amazon[59]

o Anno 1800 Standard Edition - now just GBP20: Dive into the dawn of industrialisation era and watch the hours wash away in this classic strategy sim. See the deal at Amazon[60] o Grand Theft Auto V - save 55%, was GBP24.99, now GBP10.59: What can you say about GTA V? It's still incredibly popular and now is nicely discounted too. See this deal at Fanatical[61]

o Mafia: Definitive Edition - save 36%, was GBP34.99, now GBP22.39: A remade and recreated classic. Recently released but discounted too. See this deal at Fanatical[62]o Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey - save 65%, was GBP32.99, now GBP11.54: We really enjoy swinging through trees and trying to survive in the wild.

We're sure you will enjoy it too. See the deal at Fanatical.[63] o The Outer Worlds - save 55%, was GBP49.99, now GBP21.49: See the wonders of space with the awesome first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. See this deal at Fanatical[64] o Dirt Rally - save 78%, was GBP14.99, now GBP3.29: Dirt Rally is sublime.

If you love rallying then this is a perfect purchase. Even more so with this massive discount. See the deal at Fanatical.[65] o Doom Eternal - save 72%, was GBP49.99, now GBP13.34: A rip-roading demon-slaying fest of gore and high speed thrills.

Now at a nicely discounted price for Black Friday. See this deal at Fanatical.[66] o Control: Save 58 per cent, was GBP34.99, now GBP15.39: The latest game from Remedy with the company's trademark gunplay and some epic supernatural abilities too. See this deal at Fanatical.[67]

VR games Black Friday deals 

If you own a VR headset, then you'll want to keep an eye here for various Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains.  o  Superhot VR: Was GBP18.99, now GBP9.87: Superhot VR is easily one of our favourite virtual reality games.

Even more so now it's discounted. See this deal at Fanatical[68]. o Doom VRF - save 72%, was GBP19.99, now GBP5.59: Doom not thrilling enough for you normally? What about a virtual reality outing so you can see the demons up-close and personal? See the deal at Fanatical.[69]

o Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot - save 72%., was GBP14.99, now GBP4.19: "Paris.

1980. You're the best hacker in town. Your mission: aid the French resistance by taking control of powerful Nazi war machines.

Ram, gun down, and burn your way through the City of Love, leaving dead Nazis in your wake." See the deal at Fanatical[70]

Writing by Adrian Willings and Mike Lowe.

Originally published on 8 November 2016.

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