The PlayStation Store has started the big Summer Sale today, in which around 2000 games for PS4 and PS5 are available for less for four weeks. However, many of the current offers will only last for two weeks and will be replaced by new deals halfway through the PSN sales.
In this article, we have selected ten highlights for you, concentrating on larger and relatively recent titles for now. In future updates we will look for particularly good deals for you. If you want to browse through the deals yourself, you can find the complete list here:
PS Store Summer Sale with 2094 offers for PS4 & PS5
Far Cry 6 review
In Far Cry 6 we join the resistance on an island strongly reminiscent of Cuba to overthrow a dictator played by Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad). The story isn’t that exciting, but it’s well staged in elaborate cutscenes. In terms of play, Far Cry 6 basically offers the usual: With the help of a large selection of weapons, vehicles and aircraft, we complete missions in a large open world and take over enemy bases. In principle, we have many tactical options, but often a brute frontal attack is enough. In addition, we can devote ourselves to various side activities ranging from car racing to cockfights.
Far Cry 6 instead of €69.99 for €27.99 in the PlayStation Store
Beautiful and really good: Our test video for Kena Bridge of Spirits
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is instantly recognizable as coming from a studio that used to work on animated films. The action-adventure shines with a beautiful art design that comes close to blockbusters from Pixar or Disney. The story strikes a serious tone: Kena’s task is to help the souls of the dead to rest. She is supported by cute little creatures called Rott, who not only help her solve puzzles, but also in battle by launching distraction maneuvers or enabling certain special attacks. The puzzles are usually not too complex, but the boss fights in particular can be quite demanding.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits instead of €39.99 for €23.99 in the PlayStation Store
GhostWire: Tokyo – Test video for the open world game from the Evil Within developers
Ghostwire: Tokyo, which was only released in spring, is available at half price in the summer sale. From the studio behind The Evil Within, the horror action game lets us explore a post-apocalyptic, deserted version of Tokyo, where ghosts and demons roam the streets. Luckily, we ourselves are also possessed by a spirit that grants us magical powers and lets us shoot spells from our bare hands that drain the demons’ fears. This is a lot of fun, especially at the beginning due to the spectacular effects and the bizarre enemy design. Unfortunately, the effect wears off after a while, which is easier to cope with at the reduced price.
Ghostwire: Tokyo instead of €69.99 for €34.99 in the PlayStation Store
Call of Duty: Vanguard – Atmospheric Teaser Trailer
Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest tale in the famous shooter series, is available for less in the Cross-Gen Edition for PS4 and PS5. Vanguard sends us back into World War II, this time as members of a special unit trying to stop the mysterious Nazi Project Phoenix. The campaign entertains with its varied locations, which range from the Atlantic coast to North Africa to Stalingrad. The multiplayer is very fast paced, even compared to other Call of Duty games. This is not only due to the low time to kill, but also to the compact maps, which often only allow seconds to pass between respawn and first enemy contact.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Cross-Gen Edition instead of €79.99 for €39.99 in the PlayStation Store
Tales of Arise – test video for the role-playing hit
The critically acclaimed JRPG Tales of Arise, released last fall, is also available at half price. Here we explore a world divided into five regions in a scenario that mixes science fiction and fantasy. These regions are each assigned to one of the elements fire, water, wind, earth and ice and are correspondingly varied. The highlight, however, are the action-packed real-time battles, in which we not only use numerous special attacks, but can also switch between the members of our party. Tales of Arise can also score visually, for example with pretty landscapes, spectacular effects and elaborately drawn anime cutscenes.
Tales of Arise instead of €69.99 for €34.99 in the PlayStation Store
The Quarry – Test video for the horror game from the Until Dawn developers
After the rather mixed parts of the Dark Pictures Anthology, the Supermassive Games studio manages to build on its hit Until Dawn again with The Quarry. The concept is similar: This time we are playing teenagers in a summer camp who are threatened by a danger that we don’t want to reveal too much about here. Like Until Dawn, The Quarry is full of allusions and clichés from well-known horror films and is therefore a celebration for all fans of the genre. The gameplay is still largely limited to dialogue, exploration and quick time events, although the latter are now even simpler. The attraction is again in the many ways to influence the story.
The Quarry for €50.24 (PS5) or €46.89 (PS4) on PlayStation Store
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – Launch Trailer
With the Legacy of Thieves Collection you get Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for the PS5 in a significantly improved version, which offers 4K resolution and supports the features of the DualSense controller such as haptic feedback. Uncharted 4 is the furious finale of the story about the daredevil Nathan Drake, in which the search for historical treasure again takes us halfway around the world, including to New Orleans, Panama, Italy, Scotland and Madagascar. The spin-off The Lost Legacy, on the other hand, focuses largely on India. Here we play the adventurers Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, already known from previous parts.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) instead of €49.99 for €29.99 in the PlayStation Store
Swansong doesn’t allow you to eat your witnesses… and that’s not easy!
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, which was only released in May, is available at half price in the Primogen Edition. In addition to the main game, this contains a DLC with in-game items and another with an additional character. In the detective adventure, we play three vampires who have to solve the murders of other vampires. Although we can use a variety of vampire abilities, we must always ensure that the so-called masquerade, i.e. our camouflage from ordinary people, is maintained. The production quality shows that the development budget wasn’t particularly big, but Swansong shines in terms of story and dialogue.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong Primogen Edition instead of €69.99 for €34.99 in the PlayStation Store
Immortals: Fenyx Rising – Gameplay trailer shows huge open world
The open-world game Immortals Fenyx Rising from Ubisoft sends us into a world inspired by Greek mythology, in which we have to help the gods in the fight against a nasty fire demon and his henchmen. In addition to sword and bow, we also use various god powers and take on mythological creatures such as cyclopes and harpies. The gameplay is very reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with its mix of combat, exploration and puzzle-solving, in part because there are plenty of secrets to be discovered in the four varied regions, each ruled by a god.
Immortals Fenyx Rising instead of €69.99 for €20.99 in the PlayStation Store
Nier Replicant – Gameplay trailer shows how the action has been improved
Nier: Replicant is a lavish remake that brings the first Nier up to date with its acclaimed successor, Nier: Automate. But not only graphics and sound have been improved, the combat system has also been greatly revised. In addition, a fourth ending was added to the three endings already included in the original, which further increases the replay value. The complex and cleverly told story is the highlight of the action role-playing game anyway. It begins with the young warrior Nier searching for a cure for the so-called rune plague in the post-apocalyptic world of 3461 in order to save his sister, and quickly takes some unexpected turns.
Nier: Replicant instead of €59.99 for €29.99 in the PlayStation Store
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