It’s the creepy holiday this weekend, but you probably already knew that since Halloween, decorations have probably been up in your town for the past month and a half. But what has not existed for so long (and will disappear faster than these decorations) are the offers below. To match the mood, we will share special discounts on scary video games that you must play if you are trying to get in the holiday mood this weekend. Just so you know, Steam’s Halloween sale ends Monday, Nov. 1, probably at 7 p.m. 13:00 ET / 10:00 PT. After the game-centered section, you will find deals on technical gadgets that we think you will enjoy.
Okay then Deathloop is far from a scary game at its core (though it may be quite tense when you are down on the last tab of health and surrounded by enemies), but we highlight it here anyway because it is down to its lowest price yet on all platforms. If you’re on PS5, the physical version and the digital version each cost $ 40 (usually $ 60). For those who have been reluctant to jump into the game, this award should make it a little easier to justify. It is also available on Steam for $ 40.
This is Arkane Studios’ latest game, and its fast-paced, frenetic action feels reminiscent The disgrace. The gameplay loop, however, is very different, although some of the powers you eventually gain are similar. See Andrew Webster’s full review of the game.
Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 2 is a fantastic re-creation of the classic horror game, not to mention one of the company’s most polished games to date. Even if you did not play the original version on PS1, this game is a must-experience horror game that you can get for only $ 16 on PS4 and PS5. It’s the same price for Xbox consoles as well as on Steam.
Choose-your-own-path slasher game Until Dawn is only $ 10 and it is a nice scary and campy experience. This is for PlayStation 4 and 5 owners only and is already included in PS Now for consoles and on Windows PC if you subscribe. The plot involves a bunch of teenagers (with Rami Malek, Hayden Panettiere) in a spooky house acting ruthlessly with a killer on the loose. Your actions dictate the flow of the game, and it’s fun worth $ 10.
Outer Wilds is another game set for Halloween, and another title that, although not branded as a horror game, has some creepy vibes to deliver the more you dig into it. However, there are no jump scares. Instead, the game has a few moments that make you feel like you’re in an episode of Twilight Zone. Usually $ 25, that’s $ 15 on PC via Steam. You can get it excellent Echoes of the eye extension for $ 12 instead of $ 15 while you’re running. The game is available on PlayStation consoles and Xbox consoles, but it is not currently set up.
Inde is a side-scrolling horror game from the creators of Limbo it’s unfortunately still in my backlog, but maybe I’ll play through this weekend. It got a place in this roundup because I’ve heard that its ending really delivers on existential fear, which is exactly what I tend to run out of these days. It only costs $ 5 in PlayStation Store and on Steam.
If you’ve into sci-fi thrills, play Soma, from the creators of Amnesia. This pedigree alone should give you an idea of what you are looking for here: excellent environmental storytelling, terrific sound design and a pretty good story about the future of humanity and AI. It’s only $ 4.50 for PlayStation consoles and PC via Steam. Of all the games on this list, I think you get the most scare per dollar with this.
Hunting: Showdown is a first-person multiplayer game with a unique mix of PvE and PvP elements. It’s a beautiful title with great sound design that you need to be aware of to get ahead. Once you are over the somewhat steep learning curve, you and some friends may feel really good about this one. Crytek is constantly updating the game, especially on PC, but the console versions also seem to be well-designed (though the game does not offer cross-platform games). That’s $ 20 for the game on Steam, $ 16 for PlayStation consoles, or $ 16.49 for the deluxe edition on Xbox consoles.
Okay, sharp left turn to name a few good technological offerings. Bose is offering a $ 100 discount on like new, refurbished sets of their Noise Canceling Headphones 700. Usually $ 379, they are $ 279, with a few color options available. We do not recommend just any refurbished products, only those where we would personally feel safe accepting the risk of buying it. Fortunately, Bose says these headphones “can occasionally have minor, almost imperceptible spots.” They have a one-year warranty, a 90-day money-back trial with free shipping and free returns.
My colleague Chris Welch reviewed these in 2019, and compared to the competitors at the time, the Noise Canceling Headphones 700 excelled with voice calls, in addition to a comfortable fit and amazing noise reduction. Read our review if you want more context about the product.
SanDisk’s 128GB microSDXC card costs $ 22 at Amazon right now, the second-best price we’ve seen on the Nintendo-licensed storage solution.
- If you want to expand the storage capacity of your PlayStation 5, the 1TB version of Gigabyte’s Aorus NVMe Gen 4 SSD is down to $ 170 at Amazon, the best price to date. We have not tested it, but the company says that it is compatible with Sony’s next generation console and runs at 5,600 MB / s when connected. If you already have an SSD but still need a compatible heatsink, according to Sony’s requirements, the Micro Connectors Low Profile Heatsink is also on sale at Amazon for $ 10 and measures only 5mm thick. Read our full buying guide for PS5 SSD.
- A pack of three Philips Hue white and colored A19 bulbs costs $ 100 at Best Buy, the lowest price we have on the popular smart bulbs outside of Amazon Prime Day.
- Vizio’s 55-inch OLED is on sale at Best Buy for $ 1,000, its lowest price to date, for a limited time. Despite the price, the budget-friendly OLED still manages to pack a few features that are suitable for next-generation gaming, namely HDMI 2.1 support.
- If you have an Xbox or a gaming PC, Eneba sells a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for $ 28 (again, the price may fluctuate) instead of the usual $ 45 when using promotional code 90 DAYS at checkout.
- Eneba currently offers one year of PlayStation Plus service for only $ 37 instead of its typical $ 60 retail price when using promotional code 365 days at checkout.