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GameStop launches epic buy 2 get 1 free promotion — includes Elden Ring, Mario Kart 8 and more

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After an extremely strong start to the year for new gaming releases, we’re about to enter a bit of a quiet period. Now is a good time to start working through your backlog or circle back to the games from earlier this year that you missed. 

GameStop is here to help you do just that with this massive buy-2-get-1-free sale. The gaming specialty retailer is offering the discount on a whole load of must-play PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch titles. 

This promotion isn’t a dressed-up way for the retailer to shift unsold stock either, as the sale includes a whole bunch of new releases. The pick of the bunch is easily Elden Ring, the tough-as-nails action RPG is already a strong contender for Game of the Year. But if you’d prefer something a little less stressful the likes of Mario Kart 8, Halo Infinite and Ghostwire: Tokyo are also included. 

Securing your free game is super straightforward as well, just add three qualifying titles to your cart and the price of the cheapest will be automatically removed at checkout. Make sure to browse the full selection of titles included in the GameStop buy-2-get-1-free promotions, and read on below for some of our top picks.

Best video games in GameStop's buy-2-get-1-free sale

Elden Ring: buy-2-get-1-free @ GameStop
Already being touted as a landmark release, Elden Ring is the latest tough-as-nails action RPG from the legendary FromSoftware. Venture to the Lands Between and take on all manner of hideous foes on a quest to become the Elden Lord. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: buy-2-get-1-free @ GameStop
Released alongside the Nintendo Switch in 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is arguably still the console's best game. It rarely goes on sale, so the chance to score it as part of GameStop's 3 for 2 sale shouldn't be passed up. 

Ghostwire Tokyo: buy-2-get-1-free @ GameStop
Unravel a paranormal mystery in Ghostwire Tokyo. The citizens of Tokyo have mysteriously vanished and you've been granted magical powers thanks to the spirit of a former cop that is possessing your body. This open-world game seamlessly blends cinema storytelling and action gameplay as you seek to defeat the shadowy forces now inhabiting the city. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: buy-2-get-1-free @ GameStop
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the Nintendo Switch's best-selling game for good reason. The ultimate party favorite, Mario Kart offers thrilling racing action alongside a reworked battle mode. Plus, with it just receiving its first batch of new DLC courses now is the perfect time to get behind the wheel.

Halo Infinite: buy-2-get-1-free @ GameStop
Master Chief returns in the most ambitious Halo ever. Featuring an expansive cinematic campaign, alongside the series' trademark multiplayer suite, Halo Infinite will keep you buy for dozens of hours. The developers have also promised regular free DLC content as well. 

Grand Theft Auto Trilogy The Definitive Edition: buy-2-get-1-free @ GameStop
Bringing together three classic open-world games (GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas), the GTA Trilogy endured a rocky launch last November. But after a few post-launch patches, it's finally worth revisiting these legendary games via this collection. 

Rory Mellon

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.