It’s that time again where we slowly round up the latest deals and discounts for many of the year’s most impressive games. Though Black Friday doesn’t kick off until November 23, we’ve already seen some interesting details pop up, which include God of War. As one of the PS4‘s most impressive games of 2018, this reboot of the over-the-top and grand action-adventure series kicks off a surprising heartfelt new story.
In a recent Target ad for Black Friday 2018, we saw a brief glimpse of what we can expect for this year. Among the list of games, it also includes recent releases like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Madden 19, and SoulCalibur VI. However, these sales won’t be active until Black Friday, November 23. Still, it’s good to stay up on the latest games now before the rush begins.
Coming from Sony Santa Monica, the newest God of War game picks up many years after God of War III. Moving on from the setting of Ancient Greece, Kratos–the demi-god and son of Zeus–lives a life of solitude in a realm immersed in Norse mythology. As a single-player action-adventure game, it moved away slightly from the ultra-violence and schlocky style of the original games, telling a more personal story that dealt with fatherhood and coming to terms with your past–all while killing off monsters and other gods in gory fashion.
In our review of God Of War, managing editor Peter Brown gave it a 9 and stated: “In many ways God of War is what the series has always been. It’s a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress. What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become. Like Kratos, God of War recalls the past while acknowledging the need to improve. Everything new it does is for the better, and everything it holds onto benefits as a result. Kratos is no longer a predictable brute. God of War is no longer an old-fashioned action series. With this reboot, it confidently walks a new path that will hopefully lead to more exciting adventures to come.”
If you want to see where you can find these deals for God of War, then check out our roundup below. Expect many more deals to pop up in the days approaching Black Friday. As a reminder, these deals aren’t active yet, so stick with GameSpot to see when you can take advantage of them and if more deals from other retailers come up.
God Of War
$25 — Target