What to buy in the PlayStation Store Spring Sale

PlayStation regularly puts out a buffet of brilliant games during its spring sale. Here are five that are worth adding to any game library.

Once again, it’s time for PlayStation’s annual Spring Sale. Featuring a host of unusually deep discounts, the sale is a great opportunity to stock up on games for the summer or an indoor break week. From AAA role-playing titles that show off all the PlayStation is capable of, to turn-based games that simply fill the corners of gamers’ libraries in brilliant fashion, the Spring Sale offers plenty of options for Sony loyalists. .

These five games represent both the crown jewels of the PlayStation 4 and the first greats of the PlayStation 5 system itself. The variety of deals available is also virtually unparalleled, save for Steam’s incredible sales. With Sony’s cross-buy deals offering deep and deep discounts, this spring sale could very well be PlayStation’s best yet.


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Ghost Of Tsushima: Director’s Cut ($49.69, 29% off)


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One of the first games for the PS5 and hailed as the embodiment of what was possible on the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is on sale for 29-33% off, depending on the version. A cinematic masterpiece disguised as an action/adventure game, Sucker Punch’s samurai game takes a short time to complete, but features dozens of hours of additional content. The original game inspired a film adaptation that’s in questionable development as well as a rumored sequel in development that would be worth preparing for. The director’s cut features a massive set of improvements over the original, and investing in the double pack allows players playing the PS4 version to upgrade when the time comes.


Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (29.99, 40% off)


Peter Parker and Miles Morales in Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Already a cheap and relatively small adventure, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an offshoot of the critically acclaimed, genre-defying film Marvel’s Spiderman by Sony, originally for the PS4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales offers brilliant game tracking and allows PS4 and PS5 gamers to explore everything the consoles are capable of. Again, buying one gets both copies, which means a great deal gets even better with $20 or 40% off. With a story that features two Spider-Men, one established and one becoming his own, the story is an accomplishment both in terms of gameplay and the mythos of Spider-Man himself.


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XCOM 2 Collection ($6.99, 93% off)


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The biggest discount on the list, at 93% off the price, is touted by none other than the XCOM 2 collection. This 2K turn-based strategy game is widely considered the best in the series. Its unique take places the player in command of a small army of rebels battling alien overlords. With this release offering all DLC available for the game, including the Shining War of the Chosen expansion, grabbing it any markdown is serious theft, but especially when the full version is available for just under $7. However, if the full $7 version seems a little overpriced, the basic version is also on sale for less than $3.


Batman: Arkham Collection ($8.99, 85% off)


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One of the game series that helped define the modern open world concept, the Batman: Arkham the franchise is still one step ahead of many similar titles, and its crown jewel, Batman: Arkham City, is both vast and complex. Containing all three games in the Rocksteady Trilogy, plus all post-release content, this collection is well worth the $9 with a hefty 85% off. Grabbing this classic series when it’s this inexpensive makes it a brilliant addition to any gamer’s library.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: Game of the Year Edition ($29.99, 50% off)


As shiny and bloody as any competitor on this list, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: Game of the Year Edition features FromSoftware’s famously difficult fights set against the backdrop of 1500s Japan Sengoku. Basically a beautiful yet brutal interactive painting, Shadows die twice serves as a precursor to Ring of Eldenof gameplay, although this game is not a prototype. The Game of the Year Edition features a bunch of new challenge modes and a plethora of intense new features, along with some good old fashioned cosmetic upgrades. Heavily rewarded, this game is well worth the half-price investment and is a fantastic addition to any games library.


With so many award-winning classics available in this year’s PlayStation Store Spring Sale, gamers around the world will undoubtedly lose money on many of the titles available. Those thousands of hours of content, thankfully, are heavily discounted this season. The price of a game at regular price could net more than half of the best games this season. Given that, gamers will likely have plenty to occupy their time this spring.

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