Best Gaming Deals for June 2022

edited June 27 in Acer Corner

No one should have to pay the full cost of a game if they can avoid it, so why should you get stuck with an expensive game that turns out to be a frustrating time-suck? Taking advantage of summer sales like PlayStation's annual Days of Play event, the Epic Games Store Mega Sale, and others will help prevent you from paying more for a game than you should. With the start of the summer retail season and the advantage of the sales and discounts accompanying it, this guide will help you get the most bang for your gaming buck.  

Physical vs. Digital 

The last decade or so has seen the rise of fully digital games available for purchase along with CDs and other forms of physical media. While this development has made such games available to a much wider audience, it has also had significant ramifications on the ability to obtain physical copies of games. There are several advantages and disadvantages to owning either a physical or digital version of a  game, not least of which is ownership. 

If you buy a physical copy of the game, it is yours to use for as long as the disc remains in readable condition and does not become corrupted. Digital games offer the thrill of Day 1 purchasing and nearly instant gratification, but the question of ownership becomes much murkier. Without an actual disc containing most of your game of preference, you are in effect purchasing long-term rental use of your game with the possibility of access being suddenly and irrevocably removed. The price of your game will not change very much, whether physical or digital. It depends on other factors like how long it has been since the date of release, the popularity of the game, the presence of any retail holidays, and other mitigating factors. 

Although the heyday of physical gaming stores has long since passed, you might be lucky enough to have a GameStop in proximity or a big box store like Walmart within a reasonable distance of travel. If you want physical games these days, you are likely to purchase them through your favorite online retailer. Digital games are available from a wide array of brick and mortar retailers, purely online game stores, and dedicated game streaming platforms. 

Platforms and Operating Systems 

Several digital gaming platforms exist solely for users to build gaming libraries and stream content in one convenient location. Such platforms include Xbox Game Pass, Steam, Humble Bundle, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and many others. One notable convenience is that by using a gaming platform to purchase digital versions of your games, you will have access to the entire library of your purchases if you can access the streaming service on an appropriate equipped PC. 

While the debate over who makes the best gaming computer continues to rage, one thing that cannot be ignored is your operating system of choice and how that might impact your choice of gaming options. Well over 20,000 games are available for purchase on Steam that are compatible with Windows 10 as opposed to a mere 7,000 or so for MacOS. 

There is also the latest generation of consoles to consider, including the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S, as well as older models like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Console owners can purchase physical or digital copies and take advantage of proprietary game streaming services.  

Best Gaming Deals for June 2022 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo Switch) 

$51 down from $60 available Amazon 

 

Crysis Remastered (Nintendo Switch) 

$30 down from $40 available at Amazon 

 

Destroy All Humans! (Nintendo Switch) 

$15 down from $40 available on Amazon 

 

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (PlayStation 4/5) 

$20 down from $40 Amazon 

 

Dishonored 2 (Xbox One) 

$7 down $20 available at Amazon 

 

Elden Ring (PlayStation 4/5) 

$48 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Gears of War 5 (Xbox One) 

$10 down from $60 available at at Walmart 

 

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch) 

$47 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Ghostwire: Tokyo (PlayStation 5) 

$45 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo Switch) 

$55 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One) 

$28 down from $30 available at Amazon 

 

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4) 

$40 down $60 available at Amazon 

 

Immortals Fenyx Rising (Nintendo Switch) 

$30 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo Switch) 

$53 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Xbox One) 

$30 down from $60 available at Best Buy 

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X) 

$48 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Mortal Kombat 11 (Nintendo Switch) 

$20 down from $60 available at Walmart 

 

NBA 2K19 

$10 down from $20 available at Target 

 

NBA 2K21: Mamba Forever Edition (Xbox Series X) 

$29 down from $100 available at Walmart 

 

Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo Switch) 

$48 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo Switch) 

$49 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

Predator: Hunting Grounds (PlayStation 4) 

$10 down from $20 available at Amazon 

 

Super Mario: Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) 

$50 down from $60 available at Walmart 

 

Super Smash Bros: Ultimate (Nintendo Switch) 

$50 down from $60 available at Walmart 

 

Tales of Arise (PlayStation 5) 

$32 down from $36 available at Amazon 

 

The Sims 4 Plus Star Wars Journey to Batuu (Xbox One) 

$10 down from $40 available at Amazon 

 

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (PlayStation 4/5) 

$45 down from $60 available at Amazon 

 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch) 

$40 down from $60 at Amazon 

 

Until Dawn (PlayStation 4) 

$10 down from $20 available at Amazon 

 

There are dozens of great deals on games available right now. So enjoy summer fun in the sun, but treat yourself to a new game for hours of relaxation and fun when the sun goes down. 

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