Summer is almost here, and you know what that means: escaping the sweltering sun to the comfort of your air-conditioned living room – and blasting your way through summer blockbusters. Whether you play tears of the kingdom like everyone else or you bide your time to Final Fantasy XVI, there are plenty of great games to look forward to – and, thanks to the holidays, to save. Amazon is currently running a games sale with huge discounts on everything from hardware to top titles.
It’s a fantastic time to stock up on games you’ve been looking forward to trying or adding extra memory to your PlayStation 5, not to mention picking up presents for upcoming birthdays. We’ve gone through the deals and rounded up the best ones for easy perusal, because who wants to spend all that time shopping? The sooner you buy, the sooner you can get back to gaming. (And don’t forget to check out our Prime Gaming roundup!)
Get two fantastic games in one and dive deep into the Star Wars universe.
$20 at Amazon
All star wars fans have to try this two-pack collection. Both JediKnight: Jedi Academy And Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast are firecrackers not to be missed. It’s a great way to revisit old classics in a more modern setting. Get both for just $20 now, a third of the regular price!
“Surprised how good this port was – I’m now at the age in life where I can go back and enjoy the nostalgia of playing games from when I was a kid and seriously wonder how I beat them first. Oh! Cheaters! Excellent,” one player joked. “So much easier than trying to get it to work on a modern PC, the PS4 port did a great job of making games from my childhood available to play on a modern TV. Not too shabby.”
Fight monsters, grow crops, and bond with townspeople in this small-town RPG.
$30 on Amazon
If you have never played rune factory, you are missing something. The latest entry in the franchise puts you in the role of an amnesiac character who takes on the role of guardian of the city, battling monsters and completing quests. If you have previous rune factory save data, some of these characters will make appearances in this one.
“I’m a big fan of the Rune Factory series and have played every other mainline game in the series. They definitely took their time with this one, and it shows. It’s not an isometric perspective anymore fixed, but a fully 3D 3rd person game where you have to move the camera wherever you want. It takes some getting used to, but it’s nice to see that it still has the feel and feel of it. “spirit of a Rune Factory game while still being way better than it’s predecessors. I’ve been playing it for hours,” said one fan.
If you need a comfortable wired headset, you can’t go wrong with this baby – and it’s 33% off.
$40 at Amazon
The Razer Kaira X works with Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC, and even mobile games. This is your go-to headphone, and definitely worth checking out, thanks to the dual 50mm drivers and custom memory foam ear cups. It is available in five colors.
“This headset is awesome! It sounds fantastic. You can hear all the little sounds in the background and the footsteps in fps games are crystal clear too. My friends can hear me clearly through the mic. It fits to my oversized head and it’s extremely comfortable The mute button is very easy to maneuver and overall this headset is a bargain for $60 Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a really good headset at a extremely good price,” said one customer.
If you love Final Fantasy, then you’ll love the chance to revisit this remastered PSP classic. It’s available on almost all platforms, and it’s also 20% off.
$40 at Amazon
crisis core originally launched on PSP. It’s an outstanding title that didn’t get enough attention when it was first released. It tells more about the history of Final Fantasy VII, which goes hand in hand with the remake of this title. Check it out now with updated graphics and gameplay.
“It was my first Final Fantasy game on PSP! It’s still one of my favorites. I’m so glad they remade it for modern consoles so I can play it again. It’s still as good. Almost everything has been improved in this version (gameplay, graphics)…” said a fan.
A plush bean bag chair is the ultimate in gaming comfort.
$71 on Amazon
What does a bean bag have to do with gambling? Easy: it’s comfortable and perfect for all-day cravings. As the owner of one, let me tell you: the hours pass as you lie in a chair bigger than you, playing while the plush soothes your cares.
One owner said: “These new versions of a bean bag chair are awesome. The grandkids love them over any other chair or sofa. They’re also fun to play with and easy to move and stack at this size. The fabric is soft and easy to wipe clean when dirty.”
If you want the most realistic experience possible, ditch the controller and play with a flight stick. Flight simulations will never be the same again.
$80 at Amazon
games like Elite: Dangerous And Microsoft Flight Simulator benefit from improved controls. This allows for a more immersive and realistic experience, and the Thrustmaster T-Flight is one of the best entry-level sticks. It features 14 action buttons, a rapid-fire trigger, hat switch, and five different axes.
“The throttle control in Ace Combat is amazing and all of the axis controls, targeting options, etc. are really great for games like this. The level of customization is unlike anything I’ve ever had seen on previous joysticks I’ve owned,” a flyer reads.
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Want to get into streaming? Or just buy a new microphone? You can’t go wrong with Blue.
$90 on Amazon
Blue is a great condenser mic for everything from streaming and gaming to chatting with friends. Whether you need a better microphone for work that won’t pick up sound from your keyboard or want to dive into the wonderful world of streaming, this 30% off deal is awesome.
Says one of over 24,500 five-star fans, “I’m not a mic expert, but I had a few headphones, and nothing compares to the sound quality (input) of this mic. The mic is really amazing. You’re able to control the direction the mic is focused and also the sound quality is pretty good. People have told me that now my voice sounds like I’m next to them… I use it in Zoom meetings and even my teachers have told me that I sound much better than before.”
The PlayStation 5 is great, but it lacks a bit of storage. This internal SSD is not only compatible with the PS5, but also extremely fast and has an additional two terabytes of juice.
$170 on Amazon
Adding an internal SSD to your PlayStation 5 isn’t difficult, but they’ve been quite expensive. Now that this 2TB option is on sale, it’s a great time to grab some extra storage. This one is compatible with the PlayStation 5, installs in minutes, and works great on both PC and PS5.
One user exclaimed, “I love speed! this is by far the fastest solid state drive i have used. The benchmark puts it at 92%, which means that only 8% of the disk tests were rated better! Yes, you can spend less for the same size. and have slower read/write speeds, but this drive is what I needed for intensive writes.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most current versions at the time of publication.
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Headsets and earpieces
Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones
Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Headphones (2nd Generation)
Toshiba 43 inch Class C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV
Insignia 24 inch Class F20 Series Smart HD 720p Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV 32″ HD 720p Smart TV Series 2
TCL 32″ Class 3-Series HD 720p Smart TV Roku LED
Tablets and technology
Sgin 15.6 inch laptop Windows 11
Acer Chromebook Spin 314 Convertible Laptop