Black Friday, the biggest shopping event of the year, is almost here. But you don’t have to wait for November 23 to get big discounts on video games. Microsoft is dropping prices on hundreds of digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles starting on November 19. But if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription (and if you don’t, see below), you can get the Black Friday prices right now. Let’s take a look at what’s on sale.
If you don’t have a current Xbox Live Gold subscription, you can get a one-month membership between now and November 30 for just $1 / £1. That grants you early access to the sale and also gets you this month’s free Games with Gold. Additionally, between now and January 3, 2019, you can get a month’s worth of Xbox Game Pass for $1 / £1. This subscription service lets you download and play a selection of over 100 games, including all recent first-party titles like Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves.
Now onto the game discounts. Some of the biggest heavy hitters include Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for $48, Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition for $72, and Forza Horizon 4 for $39. And if those won’t do it for you, you can grab Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection for $36, or Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Far Cry 5 for $30 apiece. Those are excellent prices for some of the biggest recent releases.
Ubisoft has dropped prices on the many Assassin’s Creed games, with Odyssey down to $40 and Origins on sale for $20. A trio of Tom Clancy games is available for cheap as well; The Division is discounted to $10 and Ghost Recon Wildlands and Rainbow Six Siege are available for $15 each.
Not to be outdone, some of the best backward-compatible Xbox 360 games are also on sale. You can pick up Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for $5, Red Dead Redemption for $10, or a couple of Splinter Cell games for $10 or less. And if you’re into Metal Gear, you can nab some great discounts on the series, including Metal Gear Solid HD Edition, which contains remastered versions of games 2 and 3, for $10.
You’ll find well over a hundred other discounted games in the list below, or you can see the full sale here.