The immersive awesomeness of modern video games is a mind-blowing development for those of us who spent countless quarters on Dig Dug and Pac-Man back in the 1980s. These days, a top video game system is as much of a household essential as cable TV. Savvy shoppers can save on the top titles in today's video game roundup, with deals on games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, and more.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Vendor: Toys "R" Us
Price: $29.99 with free in-store pickup or $5.28 s&h
Lowest By: $10
Is It Worth It?: Winner of the Best Shooter award at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for PlayStation 3 (pictured) or Xbox 360 has been delighting enthusiasts of military video game play. An Editors' Choice deal, at Toys "R" Us it's only $29.99 — choose in-store pickup to avoid the shipping fee.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 for Xbox 360 Kinect
Price: $39.99 with $2.98 s&h
Lowest By: $3
Is It Worth It?: Video golf is way more fun with a full-body component, which is exactly what Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 for Xbox 360 Kinect offers. You can avoid the rough at Augusta National or Pebble Beach or many other world-class courses with this Editors' Choice deal.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City for PlayStation 3
and Xbox 360
Vendor: Best Buy
$29.99 with free shippingEXPIRED
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: While you wait for Resident Evil 6 (which comes out this autumn), why not whet your appetite with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City for PlayStation 3 (pictured) or Xbox 360? The Guardian calls this game "a fresh spin" and bets Resident Evil fans will enjoy it. At $18 below our February mention, this game has earned itself an Editors' Choice mention.
Kung Fu Panda 2 for Xbox 360
Price: $15.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $12
Is It Worth It?: The Kung Fu Panda movie franchise combines two things everyone loves (they're both in the title, duh), but the kung fu aspect makes it an even more perfect fit for insanely fun video games. Punch, kick, and block the enemies of adorable Po and the Furious Five in Kung Fu Panda 2 for Xbox 360.
Walmart Video Game Bundles
Price: From $10 with $1.97 s&h
Lowest By: Varies
Is It Worth It?: Walmart offers an inexpensive way to enjoy hours and hours of entertainment: bundled deals on games for a variety of platforms. In essence, these are 2-for-1 offers — for example, pick up four Nintendo Wii games for the price of two. Among the Wii games available are Bakugan Battle Brawlers, WWII Aces, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, and Monster Truck Mayhem. Those four games (or swap in whichever of the 20 available strikes your fancy) will cost just $22.97 after shipping. This is an Editors' Choice deal and an eye-popping gift idea for your favorite Wii family. Looking for more bundled Walmart video game deals for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo?
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