PlayStation Store Essential Picks sale offers some of the best deals on PS5 games ever

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The PlayStation Store’s last major sales event ended just a couple of weeks ago, but the digital storefront has also returned with a new promotion: Essential Picks. This collection of offers includes seriously significant savings on a whole load of must-play PS5 and PS4 games and we’re rounding up the best deals down below. 

The Essential Picks sale is due to run on the PlayStation Store until October 27 and currently offers more than 250 deals. There are savings across just about every genre of video game from first-person shooters to adorable cat simulators. There are even discounts on freshly released games including Madden NFL 23 and Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga, as well as a massive 60% saving on our GOTY pick for 2021, Deathloop

Essential Picks sale: up to 75% off @ PlayStation Store

Essential Picks sale: up to 75% off @ PlayStation Store
The PlayStation Store's new Essential Picks sale offers hundreds of discounts on some of the best PS5 and PS4 games. With deals starting from just $9, there are titles that will appeal to just about every type of gamer in this promotion including epic RPGs, sports games and fast-paced shooters. Note, PlayStation Plus subscribers can save even more on select titles. 

The best PlayStation Store Essential Picks deals

The PS5 is rapidly approaching its two-year anniversary and that’s very good news for bargain-hunters. Not only does this mean that tracking down a PS5 restock is finally getting easier, but it’s also becoming increasingly common for the best PS5 games to go on sale during PlayStation Store sales events. In fact this Essential Picks sale offers almost 100 discounts on games that take full advantage of the power of the PS5. 

That’s not to say you shouldn’t also consider the dozens of deals on some of the best PS4 games. Many PS4 titles offer a free next-gen upgrade and even the ones that don’t can still be played on PS5 via backwards compatibility. For example, spooky survival-horror favorite Resident Evil 7 Biohazard has dropped to $9, and a bespoke PS5 version just launched this year. And staying on theme, co-op shooter Aliens: Fireteam Elite is now just $19 and also comes with a free PS5 upgrade. 

There is also a small selection of DLC add-ons available in this sale including Destiny 2 Beyond Light for $17, which is a 40% saving . Plus, you can pick up the season passes for Nioh or Dragon Ball Fighterz, and the two surprisingly enjoyable expansions for kooky sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds are also discounted. 

The PlayStation Store Essential Picks sale is scheduled to run for the next two weeks, which gives you plenty of time to browse the hundreds of discounts available and pick out the games that most appeal to you. There is also a chance that additional deals will be added as the sale rumbles on, so make sure to regularly back regularly for fresh savings. 

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Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.