Welcome back to part 2 of our recommendations for the games you should buy from The Countdown Sale. There are so many games on discount here that it feels kind of unfair to give you only 22, so here are another 22 games that you should consider buying. Unlike the first one, this game list will feature a lot of the usual suspects and will comprise of games that are a few years old. Despite their age, all these games are fantastic, and if by any chance you haven’t checked them out yet, then now is the perfect time to get a hold of them. So, without any more delays, let’s check out 22 more games you can buy from the Countdown Sale.
Prey Digital Deluxe Edition ($39.99)
My love for Arkane Studios is no secret, and “Prey” is their best work to date. Set aboard the space station TALOS-1, “Prey” is an immersive first-person simulation that gives you control of Morgan Yu and asks you to stop the Typhon invasion running rampant aboard TALOS-1. If you want to learn more about the game, feel free to check out our review of “Prey” on our website here. “Prey” is brilliantly designed, asks you to think outside the box, is rich with lore and environmental storytelling, and is a remarkable game from beginning to end. The digital deluxe edition also comes packed with the “moon crash” DLC, which takes the form of a rogue-lite set in a time loop and is in a league of its own. You should definitely consider buying it at 75% off for $9.99.
Resident Evil Raccoon City Edition ($59.99)
This entry features not 1 but 2 games that come packaged into one. The “Resident Evil” series is known and loved by many, and “The Raccoon City Edition” gives you the remakes of both “Resident Evil 2” and “Resident Evil 3.” These games were brilliant when they came out, and the remake ups the ante even more for them with stunning visuals, an eerie atmosphere, and a third-person perspective, all the while retaining the original stories and adding to them as well. These remakes are of top-shelf quality in every aspect and do a fantastic job of recreating the originals and modernizing them. You can get both of these games in a neat package at a whopping 75% off for $14.99.
Metro Exodus Gold Edition ($39.99)
I have sung high praise of “Metro Exodus” in our review of the game, which you can check out on our site, and believe me when I tell you that this game is brilliant. A narrative-driven first-person shooter set in Russia after a nuclear war, Metro tells the heartfelt story of survival amid the tunnels of Moscow. “Metro Exodus” takes us outside those tunnels for the first time and shows us more parts of war-ravaged Russia, all the while telling a gripping narrative with a cast of characters that are very well written and portrayed. If you are curious, the “Metro” games were inspired by the best-selling novels of the same name written by author Dmitry Glukhovsky. The Gold Edition also comes packed with both of the expansions for the game, titled “The Two Colonels” and “Sam’s Story,” both of which are fantastic and well worth playing. Please go and play “Metro Exodus which is 75% off and can be bought for $9.99.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition ($49.99)
Star Wars as an IP has been around forever, spawning game after game alongside their movies. While a lot of their games have been good, a lot of them were bad and forgettable too. However, “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order” is among the best Star Wars games ever made, if not the best. You play as Cal Kestis, a young Jedi surviving in a world ruled by the Empire after the infamous Order 66. The game is a third-person action-adventure that takes you across planets and tells a good canonical story in the Star Wars universe. It takes heavy inspiration from the Souls games, though it’s not that difficult, and the crazy force powers you can unlock and use are just fantastic. The deluxe edition also comes packed with a bunch of cosmetics and additional stuff that you can buy at 85% off for $7.49. Now is a great time to experience this game as its sequel, “Star Wars Jedi Survivor,” is right around the corner.
Sunset Overdrive Deluxe Edition ($29.99)
“Sunset Overdrive” is by far the most underrated Xbox game out there. The game came out in 2014 and gave us a glimpse of what fun is supposed to look like when playing a video game. It was extremely self-aware, constantly broke the fourth wall, and made you the hero. An energy drink turned everyone into mutated creatures called the OD, and it was up to you to kill as many as you could across Sunset City. The traversal here was top notch, and movement was key, with you being able to grind on rails, run along walls, jump on cars like trampolines, and more with a variety of crazy, inventive, and funny weapons in your arsenal. “Sunset Overdrive” is a blast, and the deluxe edition comes with the DLCs “Mystery of the Mooil Rig” and “Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines,” both of which were equally fun and hilarious. Consider picking this up at 67% off for $9.89.
Watch_Dogs Legion Gold Edition ($99.99)
The “Watch_Dogs” franchise saw a rough start with its first game but doubled down and gave us a great sequel with “Watch_Dogs 2,” which, though underrated, was pretty much unanimously loved by everyone who played it. The third installment here, “Watch_Dogs Legion,” took this open-world hacking game to new heights by giving us the ability to recruit and play as any character we see and meet on the streets. Set in a rendition of London in the near future, “Watch_Dogs: Legion” gave players a ton of choice in its gameplay, with a variety of options to choose from when it came to hacking their way across London. I’ll have a review for this game soon, but know this: it’s a really good game, and the Gold Edition comes packed with its story DLC, “Bloodline,” alongside other characters that you can play and more. It’s well worth getting at 75% off for $24.99.
Scarlet Nexus ($59.99)
Developed by Bandai Namco, “Scarlet Nexus” is their new IP and is an anime action hack-and-slash game that is a blast to play. With two playable characters, their own campaigns that intertwine with each other, and a ton of loveable characters that you’ll meet across your journey, “Scarlet Nexus” is an incredible action RPG that should be played. If you wish to learn more about it, feel free to check out our review of “Scarlet Nexus” here on our website, and if it sounds convincing and you wish to sink your fingers into this one, pick it up at 75% off for $14.99. Seriously, this game is awesome.
Red Dead Redemption 2 ($59.99)
“Red Dead Redemption 2” is one of the best games ever made; there is no doubt about that. There’s so much to see and do here, it all comes packed with a giant, gorgeous world and a very well written, heartfelt story that would be foolish to skip. You can check out our review for the game along with the tour of the world of “Red Dead Redemption 2” here on our website if you like, but no matter what you do, go pick this game up and play it; it’s phenomenal in every sense of the word and is available at 67% off for $19.79. It’s worth every penny.
Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus Digital Deluxe Edition ($59.99)
The rebirth of the “Wolfenstein” IP in 2014 by MachineGames was a massive success. They successfully and, may I say, gracefully brought this old classic up to modern standards while retaining what made this special game back in the day. “Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus” was the sequel to the first game and was better than the first in every action. If you wish to get a detailed account of what this game is, then check out our review for it here on our website, but the long and short of it is that you play as an American soldier named BJ Blazkowicz whose sole mission is to get rid of all the Nazis and liberate America. The game has an awesome story with kickass Nazi killing action that never gets old and is incredibly fun and brutal. The digital deluxe edition also comes packed with the Season Pass, which includes three mini DLC campaigns giving us different perspectives. This game is awesome, and I hope we get the finale to the trilogy real soon. Until then, you can pick it up at 85% off for $8.99.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Gold Edition ($99.99)
“Assassin’s Creed” took on a new form with its recent trilogy of games and went full RPG, and while “Origins” was the first game to do so, “Odyssey” is where they went all in. Stats, gear, level-ups, dialogue choices—you name it; they have it all here. While “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” is my least favorite of this new RPG trilogy, I can still say without a shadow of a doubt that this game is a technical achievement. Set in a one-to-one recreation of ancient Greece, “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” gives players control of Kassandra or Alexios, a mercenary in the Peloponnesian War before the brotherhood was formed. The country of Greece is vast and gorgeous and very fun to explore, and the combat here is brutal and relies heavily on ability usage. While, in my opinion, this game is not the greatest, I’d still say it’s worth playing, especially if you want something that you can sink hundreds of hours into. The Gold Edition also comes bundled with its two DLC campaigns, divided into three parts each: “Legacy of the First Blade” and “Fate of Atlantis.” I’d say check this game out just for the “Fate of Atlantis” DLC if you can, as it is available at 70% off for $29.99.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla ($59.99)
The newest game in the franchise and the third installment in the RPG format, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” takes players to the Dark Ages of England and gives them control of Eivor, a Viking from the Raven clan from Norway. This game gets a lot of slack for being extremely long and bloated, and yes, it is very long and can be very bloated, but my dear lord, did I have a blast playing this? A lot of the RPG elements have been streamlined here and make the gameplay experience much smoother, in my opinion, and the world you explore and the characters you meet are fantastic. You will explore England, Norway and Asgard, and Jotunheim here, and each of these worlds is massive and highly detailed. Your journey will take you across England, where you will make alliances across its different territories for your clan so they can live a peaceful life there. The modern-day story is the one part I never liked about the “Assassin’s Creed” games, but here it’s very interesting, and I enjoyed it a lot. The game also has a ton of free DLC that was added post-launch, including a roguelike experience called “The Forgotten Saga.” You should consider picking this game up at 67% off for $19.79, and who knows? Maybe you’ll like it as much as I did and then pick up “The Wrath of the Druids” and “The Siege of Paris” DLCs as well.
A severely underrated game, “Biomutant” gives players control of a highly customizable bipedal critter in a post-post-apocalyptic world. Nature has taken over this world, and there are a variety of creatures roaming these lands. The characters themselves don’t speak English, but there’s a narrator that recites the entire journey. The combat is fun and is a mixture of martial arts and guns, and it takes heavy inspiration from games like “Devil May Cry.” The traversal also deserves special mention, with a huge variety of mounts and vehicles available, from creatures to gliders, from mechs to jet skis and a lot more. The world is gorgeous and incredibly charming and cute. There is so much ambition packed into this game that it’s hard to list it all. This game is really unique and well worth the price, even at 25% off for $29.99.
South Park The Stick Of Truth + The Fractured But Whole ($69.99)
If you know anything about South Park, then you know what Matt Stone and Trey Parker are and what their brand of humor is like. The “South Park” games here are turn-based RPGs that take the form of a Lord of the Rings inspired fantasy RPG in “Stick of Truth” and a superhero-themed RPG in “The Fractured But Whole.”. Each game plays just like an episode of the show with our favorites Cartman, Kyle, Kenny, Stan, Butters, Jimmy, Randy, and everyone you have seen in the show being here. You play as the new kid in town, and the things you do and see and the places you go to will leave you surprised, to put it mildly. You can expect a ton of potty humor and social commentary, all wrapped up in a beautiful satirical package that is as brilliant as it is hilarious, and the gameplay itself is incredibly fun. Plus, you can freely explore the entire town of South Park, which is always a good time. “South Park: The Stick of Truth” and “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” are two wonderful games that everyone should check out, whether you are a fan of this series or not, and lucky for you, both of these games bundled in one package are available at 67% off for $23.09.
No Man’s Sky ($59.99)
Hello Games, a small British studio, pitched an overly ambitious game called “No Man’s Sky” back in the day that got everyone’s attention. Upon its release, however, the game fell flat on its face with too many promises that they couldn’t deliver on. That was in the past, and now, “No Man’s Sky” is one of the best space exploration games you can play. Set across the entire universe—yes, you heard that right, the entire universe—”No Man’s Sky” starts players off on a random planet and asks them to reach the center of the universe. You can seamlessly land on any planet, get into dogfights, become a pirate or a trader, or just have a good time exploring the depths of space with your friends; it’s all your choice as you slowly make your way to the center. With quintillions of planets to explore, this game can never get old, as there is literally something new to see around every corner. After all, there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth, and we are talking about planets here, so the number increases exponentially. If you are into survival/building games, then “No Man’s Sky” is among the must-play, and it can be yours at 50% off for $29.99.
Batman Arkham Knight Premium Edition ($39.99)
The finale to the “Arkham” trilogy, “Batman Arkham Knight,” is by far the best superhero game ever made. Set across Gotham City, the game tasks players with stopping Scarecrow and the mysterious new figure, The Arkham Knight, by giving them control of the caped crusader himself, Batman. If you wish to learn more about this game in detail, then check out our review for “Batman: Arkham Knight” here on our website but the short version is that this game is a beat ’em up with solid combat and lets you drive the Batmobile across Gotham City. The story is great, and Batman is narrated by none other than the late Kevin Conroy. The Premium Edition also comes with a ton of DLC, which includes other characters you can play as in their mini-campaigns and a ton of challenge maps and Batmobile race courses. This game is fantastic and a steal that you should get at 80% off for $7.99.
Dishonored 2 ($29.99)
While “Prey” is Arkane’s best work to date, “Dishonored 2” is my favorite one so far. The game takes us away from Dunwall to the coastal city of Karnaca, the crown jewel of Serkonos. You can play as Corvo Attano from the first game or his daughter, now Empress Emily Kaldwin, and each of them comes with their own unique and crazy powers. This game is breathtakingly beautiful, with visuals that look like they were ripped straight out of a painting, and with this being an immersive simulation, the game is very smart, and each level is very well designed. If you wish to learn more about it, please check out our review for “Dishonored 2” here on our site, but know this: this game is fantastic, and you should get it at 80% off for $5.99.
DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition ($69.99)
“DOOM Eternal.” What can I say about this one? The best first-person shooter ever made? The most kickass and adrenaline-fueling game out there? Look, if you know video games, then you know what “DOOM” is and how amazing this game is. Check out our review of it if you like, but just do yourselves a favor and buy this, please. You’ll come out a changed person after experiencing this, and I can guarantee that much. The Deluxe Edition also comes packed with the DLCs “Ancient Gods Parts 1 and 2,” both of which are just incredible. It is available at 75% off for $17.49. Just go and play this game.
Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition ($59.99)
A very rocky launch for this trilogy nearly derailed the nostalgic love people had for this franchise, but after a series of patches and fixes, it’s better and worth checking out now. “Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition,” that name is a mouthful, is the remastered trilogy of the classic games “GTA 3”, “GTA Vice City” and “GTA SanAndreas” and need I say more? Each game got a fresh coat of paint, and yes, while I agree that this trilogy is not the “definitive” version of these games as marketed, these are still fantastic games from back in the day and successfully retained most of their charm and features that made them special in the first place. At 50% off for $29.99, these three games are worth revisiting.
Immortals Fenyx Rising Gold Edition ($99.99)
A new IP by Ubisoft that is built on top of “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” “Immortals: Fenyx Rising,” is a fantastical tale that takes us deeper into Greek mythology with charming visuals and art style. It’s a third-person open-world action game where your character, Fenyx, is tasked with rescuing the Greek gods from an evil and powerful threat called Typhon. There are tons of puzzles you have to solve along the way as well, and this game is stunning and a breath of fresh air when compared to other Ubisoft titles. The Gold Edition also comes with the season pass, which includes the three expansions for this game, one of which adds a new area to the world while the other two take us to entirely new locations. This game is cute, funny, unique, and worth playing, especially at 70% off for $29.99.
Just Cause 4 Complete Edition ($69.99)
If the “Just Cause” games could be described in one sentence, it’d be “Michael Bay the Game.” Set across massive exotic locations, “just cause” games ask players to spread as much carnage as possible by blowing stuff up. “Just Cause 4” is no different and takes Rico Rodriguez back to his home country of Solis. The world is enormous and is divided between grassy plains, a dense rainforest, a desert, and snow-capped mountains. There is a story here about an evil private army experimenting and controlling the weather, but no one plays this game for its story; they play it for the explosions. The story element does add extreme weather here, with tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, and sandstorms dominating the respective areas of the map, and as I said, this game is very chaotic, so these things do add to the chaos you spread. The complete edition also comes with a ton of DLC, including the three expansions, all of which are okay and fun in their own right. You can pick this up at 80% off for $13.99 if you so choose.
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot ($59.99)
“Dragon Ball Z Kakarot” retells the entire DBZ tale, from the Saiyan saga to the Namek saga to the Android/Cell saga to the Buu saga. You play as Goku (obviously), but you also get control of Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo, and Trunks. The others, like Krillin, Goten, Android 18, and more, also join you in your journey as companions who fight alongside you, and the game is a perfect blend of an open-world RPG and a fighting game. If you are one of those who has never seen Dragon Ball, then this is the best opportunity you’ll get to see and learn about the legendary saga, and if you have seen it, well then, you get to play it! The game also handles and respects its source material very well, with gorgeous animated cutscenes showing every pivotal moment, and it also opens with a beautiful in-game version of “Cha-La-Head-Cha-La,” which is bound to put a tear in your eye if you see DBZ as a kid. This is the best Dragon Ball game ever made and is a blast, and you should check this one out at 75% off for $14.99.
Hitman 3 Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
Finally, we have “Hitman 3,” whose review can be found here on our site for you to read. It’s the finale to the world of the assassination trilogy and takes you across some of the best locations and maps the series has created to date. Agent 47 has never been deadlier, as the arsenal you have access to here is mind-numbing, and the number of ways you can kill your targets is astonishing and very satisfying. The game is built around replaying levels and mastering them, so you can play them for a long time, and you’ll still be finding new paths or learning new routes. It’s a gorgeous stealth game that asks you to use your brain, and the deluxe edition comes with even more content in the form of escalations and more classy suits that 47 can dawn. This is a fantastic game that can be yours at 65% off for $27.99 if you wish to enter the world of assassination.
Phew! So many games, am I right? While with the first list, we gave you mostly new games available at low prices, here we thought we’d cover some of the old gems and usual suspects that definitely demand your attention if you missed them upon their release. There is a lot more available on this sale that you should see for yourself, and you have plenty of time to nab these deals as it runs until January 4th, 2023. We gave you our recommendations here—44 of them in total—and we hope that some, if not all, of these games, caught your attention. With all that being said, it’s time for me to take my leave, and I wish all of my fellow gamers a very happy holiday season! Have a blast playing a ton of games this holiday, but don’t forget to celebrate Christmas and New Year with your family and friends! See you at the next one!