The Big Games Big Deals sale on PlayStation Store lives up to its name with plenty of huge sales. Here are some of the PlayStation Store deals with the biggest discounts to grab during the May 2023 sale. These PS Store discounts will run until May 24, 11:59 PM PST.
Many of the main Yakuza games are available on PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium, but Yakuza 0 is worth a try regardless of the limited subscription. It’s a great starting point for the series and is widely regarded as one of the strongest entries. The story has a lot of twists and turns as well as the fully featured characters the series is known for.
Remastered Yakuza Collection
The Yakuza Remastered Collection includes remastered versions of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. These three may not be as well-reviewed as Yakuza 0, but they are still loved in the grand scheme of the series and give players even more adventures within the Yakuza universe. It’s also quite a value.
Hitman: World of Assassination
Hitman: World of Assassination is a little pricey even for the sale, but it’s still an amazing value as it bundles the last three Hitman games into one bundle. The stealth sandbox offered by these games is almost unmatched and deeply replayable due to all these options. IO Interactive just patched the free roguelite mode, adding even more ways to play the game for a long, long time.
Batman: Arkham Collection
The Batman: Arkham Collection features three of the best superhero games of all time. Batman: Arkham Asylum is a tight-knit action game with combat and stealth mechanics that has aged gracefully to this day. Batman: Arkham City ups the ante and takes place in a compact open world with even deeper gameplay systems. Batman: Arkham Knight is even bigger, taking place in Gotham City and adding even more mechanics. This is an acclaimed trilogy for a reason that has escalated every time without losing heart, which is a nice package even at triple the price.
Need for Speed Unlimited
Need for Speed Unbound is the latest game on this list, but Electronic Arts has already slashed its price by 70%. This racing game was praised not only for its polished racing mechanics, but also for its stylized presentation and customization that fit into the street racing aesthetic. Criterion Games is also not done with the game and is planning more updates.
Injustice 2 may be Injustice’s last game for a while, especially as NetherRealm Studios seems to be focusing on Mortal Kombat for now. This, coupled with how deep it has gone into sales, makes Injustice 2 a pretty compelling deal out of the PlayStaton Store offerings this month. The bombastic and surprising story mode features all the signature NetherRealm narratives, plus a roster full of iconic DC characters and some deep cuts.
It has cycling towers with various rewards to grind, a campaign and intensive training mode for newcomers, and responsive online play for hardcore gamers, meaning there’s something for almost everyone. This version also includes all of the game’s DLC, allowing players to take control of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hellboy, and Sub-Zero and Raiden from Mortal Kombat.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Price: $14.99 (PS4), $19.99 (PS4 and PS5)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 combines two of the most beloved extreme sports games of all time and puts them into one remastered package. Vicarious Visions has done a great job compiling these two classics, preserving their combo-based gameplay while bringing them up to modern standards. Another bundle for the next two games seems unlikely, which is disappointing, but this bundle is solid enough to cushion the blow.
Spyro Reignited trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is another amazing collection from Activision. Toys for Bob managed to translate these 3D platformers while keeping their look and feel, making decisions that Insomniac Games would probably have made had they had the technology. The animations are more over the top and its whimsical levels are more vibrant, making the game technically impressive in a genre that isn’t as prolific as it once was. It means it’s still fun to play and shows that another great and new Spyro game is more than welcome.
Metro Exodus Gold Edition
Metro Exodus is the ultimate Metro game and impressively translates the series into a more open-ended format. This does not mean that Metro now has a hundred little icons on the map to tick. Instead, players can discover interesting places by simply digging. However, this does not dilute the tension inherent in the series, as it still requires perseverance to get through and use the stock properly. The levels are also more varied and go far beyond the slums and subways to which the series has mostly been relegated. The story doesn’t hold up, but it’s still unique and more thoughtful, which makes it stand out. The Gold Edition also includes two story expansions.
A decade later, Rayman Legends is still one of the best 2D platformers around. The superb controls make jumping and sliding incredibly satisfying, and the clever level design ensures it never gets old. Its musical levels are unique, with players performing challenges to the beat of popular songs such as “Black Betty” by Ram Jam, as well as others that are similarly crazy. Ubisoft doesn’t seem interested in continuing this series for now, so this one is worth trying out of all the PlayStation Store offerings.