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The 5 Best Video Games to Buy (While You Wait for New Games)


Fellow gamers, we're in a desert. Bloodborne, the hottest title on the horizon, doesn't drop until March 24 and it's only a PS4 exclusive. To help you scratch the itch until new games really start flowing again, we've rounded up the five best gaming deals of the week.

Last of UsThe Last of Us: Remastered Downloads for PlayStation 4
Store: Game Deal Daily
Price: $15.75
Lowest By: $22

Is It Worth It?: To understand the almost universal appeal of The Last of Us, you need only look at its unbelievably high Metacritic score of 95. Right now, you can save big on the Remastered version of this survival horror game by grabbing it at the Editors' Choice price of $16. That's tied as the best price we've seen and a current low by $22.

Tomb Raider: DefinitiveTomb Raider: Definitive Edition Downloads for Xbox One
Store: Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Price: $13.20 for Gold members
Lowest By: $7

Is It Worth It?: Sign in to your Xbox LIVE Gold account to see this deal, which cuts the Xbox One version of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition to just $13. A $7 price drop from our previous mention, this is the best price we've seen for this version of the game and an easy Editors' Choice pick. The Definitive Edition includes bonus content and combines all of the DLC from the Xbox 360 version of this game.

Need for SpeedNeed for Speed: Rivals for Xbox One
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $14.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $12

Is It Worth It?: Need for Speed: Rivals has fared better critically than some other current-gen racing titles, and that's mostly due to this game's gorgeous graphics. "For those who are absolutely in love with having the latest in graphics and want the most realistic experience that players of the franchise can get, then the Xbox One version is well worth the pickup," Gaming Nexus concluded. At $15, this copy is an Editors' Choice $12 price low.

Borderlands: The Pre-SequelBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel for Xbox 360
Store: Microsoft via eBay
Price: $24.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $11

Is It Worth It?: This Borderlands 2 follow-up delivers the backstory for B2 villain Handsome Jack, but that's hardly the most exciting reason to grab this game. "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel still offers some the best of what the series has to offer: good loot, good laughs, and good times for many hours," Gamespot's reviewer opined. An $11 price low that's tied for the best price we've seen, this Editors' Choice game is an easy add for any collection.

Splinter Cell: BlacklistTom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
Store: PricePlunge
Price: $5.69 via coupon code "coldplunge5" with $1.99 s&h
Lowest By: $4
Expires: March 31

Is It Worth It?: Longtime Splinter Cell fans probably already own this 2013 title, but the $6 price tag makes this previous-gen game a perfect choice for series newbies. "Blacklist gets stealth right," IGN's reviewer raved. "It’s well worth replaying the campaign with an alternate playstyle, a different set of preferred gadgets, and/or on Perfectionist mode." A current low by at least $4 on either platform, this Editors' Choice game is at the cheapest price we've ever seen.

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Marcy pens consumer news stories of all sorts, in addition to adding pithy prose to many of the roundups you see every day. Her work for DealNews has appeared on sites like Lifehacker, the Huffington Post, and MSN Money. She is by far the most metal member of the DealNews staff, and you can see why by following her on Twitter @ThatBonebright.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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