The Critics’ Choice sale has returned to the PlayStation Store. This annual sale offers the chance to save on critically acclaimed games and includes several of the best PS5 games including Hogwarts Legacy, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and The Last of Us Part I.
There are more than 1,000 deals across PS5 and PS4 games, DLC expansions, and in-game currencies. Critics' Choice comes hot on the heels of the PlayStation Store New Year sale which wrapped up earlier this week, but we’re seeing some games drop to even lower prices. Right now is the ideal time to build your library of PS5 games.
This latest PlayStation Store sale is set to run until February 15, and there could be even more deals added over the next couple of weeks. But if you’re already struggling to decide which discounts are truly unmissable, these are the 15 deals on PS5 games I’d buy now.
PlayStation Store Critic's Choice sale — Quick links
- Planet Coaster: was $49 now $7
- The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition: was $49 now $9
- Deathloop: was $79 now $11
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade: was $69 now $15
- Marvel's Midnight Suns (Enhanced Edition): was $69 now $20
- Demon's Souls: was $69 now $29
- Dead Space: was $69 now $34
- Hogwarts Legacy: was $69 now $41
- Avatar Frontiers of Pandora: was $69 now $46
- The Last of Us Part 1 (Deluxe Edition): was $79 now $49
- Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition: was $70 now $53
PlayStation Store Critic's Choice sale — Top picks
PS5 games : deals from $7 @ PlayStation Store
The latest PlayStation Store sale is the return of Critics' Choice, and it sees some essential PS5 games drop as low as $7. There's up to 75% off a large collection of games and DLC packs until February 15. Some of the biggest games discounted include Hogwarts Legacy, Dead Space, Cyberpunk 2077 and lots more.
Hogwarts Legacy: was $69 now $41 @ PlayStation Store
Step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy. This open-world RPG lets you attend the iconic school of witchcraft and wizardry where you'll learn spells, brew potions, and tame magical beasts. You'll also have to battle dark wizards, scheming goblins and monstrous spiders, before deciding the fate of the entire wizarding world.
Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition: was $70 now $53 @ PlayStation Store
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of gaming's greatst redemption stories. After launching in an underwhelming state, developer CD Projekt Red has spent the last three years polishing and refining the sci-fi RPG, and it's now a game that lives up to the studio's reputation. This Ultimate Edition also includes the phenomenal Phantom Liberty expansion which is one of the best DLCs ever made.
Mortal Kombat 1: was $69 now $41 @ PlayStation Store
Pitched as a semi-reboot of the Mortal Kombat timeline, this new spin on the popular fighting series includes new and familiar faces and all the brutal fatalities you'd expect from Mortal Kombat. It offers thrilling online play paired with a richly cinematic single-player campaign that reshapes the Mortal Kombat universe. This is also the ideal starting point for newcomers to the MK series.
Dead Space: was $69 now $34 @ PlayStation Store
Step back into the space boots of Isaac Clarke in this remake of the legendary sci-fi survival horror, Dead Space. The USG Ishimura has been overrun with nightmarish enemies, and it's your job to discover the source of the outbreak while trying to keep your sanity in check. You'll need to conserve your resources by strategically dismembering enemies.
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora: was $69 now $46 @ PlayStation Store
One of 2023's most pleasant surprises, Avatar Frontiers of Pandora doesn't switch up the Ubisoft open-world formula seen in games like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry. But the alien setting of Pandora makes everything feel brand new, and it's one of the most visually impressive games on PS5. In the vast open world of Pandora, you'll find cinematic combat, impressive traversal and a strong story. Even if you're not enamored with the Avatar movies you just might be surprised by this one.
Assassin's Creed Mirage: was $49 now $34 @ PlayStation Store
Pitched as a return to the franchise's roots, Assassin's Creed Mirage ditches the RPG bloat of the most recent AC games in the form of a smaller, more focused experience. You play Basim, a petty thief turned master assassin in 9th-century Baghdad. With a vibrant city to explore and a list of targets to eliminate, Assassin's Creed Mirage is exactly what the series needed after the overwhelming bloat of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut: was $69 now $29 @ PlayStation Store
In Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut, you play Jin Sakai, a samurai on a quest to reclaim his homeland from the invading Mongol army. But you'll have to decide whether to stick to your code or use any means necessary to defeat your foes. Ghost of Tsushima also packs one of the most visually stunning open worlds in any PS5 game, and it's filled with enjoyable distractions. The Director's Cut also includes the Iki Island expansion.
The Last of Us Part 1 (Deluxe Edition): was $79 now $49 @ PlayStation Store
The Last of Us Part 1 on PS5 is a stunning remake of one of the most celebrated PlayStation games of all time. Taking full advantage of Sony's next-gen hardware it offers improved visuals, performance and gameplay. Experience Joel and Ellie's original cross-country journey like you never have before. The perfect follow-up if you watched The Last of Us on HBO as the video game that inspired the show of an even higher quality. This Deluxe Edition comes with a set of six exclusive weapon skins.
Demon's Souls: was $69 now $29 @ PlayStation Store
Return to the unforgiving land of Boletria in Demon's Souls, a full PS5 remake of the PS3 original. The precursor to the best-selling Dark Souls franchise, this brutally-challenging action RPG requires serious patience but the feeling of jubilance you'll get from slaying one of its mighty bosses is almost indescribable. Just be warned, this is one seriously tough video game.
Diablo 4: was $69 now $41 @ PlayStation Store
The latest entry in the beloved dungeon-crawling looter is the biggest Diablo game to date. In Diablo 4 you can take on the forces of Hell by yourself or in co-op and craft a unique character who fits your playstyle. The fourth entry in the popular franchise also offers the most expansive End Game in series history. If you're looking for a game that you can play on a loop for months on end then Diablo 4 is exactly what you need.
The Crew Motorfest: was $69 now $34 @ PlayStation Store
Travel to the breathtaking island of O'ahu, Hawaii in The Crew Motorfest, an open-world racing game that lets you speed across city streets, volcanic slopes and dense grassland. Collect a garage of iconic cars from American muscle to Japanese-style street racers. The Crew Motorfest is a petrolhead paradise and can be fully enjoyed either online or in multiplayer with friends.
Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon: was $59 now $41 @ PlayStation Store
The long-awaited return of the Armored Core series didn't disappoint, Fires of Rubicon is an exhilarating experience that brings the beloved mech combat game into the modern day. Build your hulking mechanical titan, and then square off against wave after wave of dangerous foes, but be warned, your mech may look unbreakable but the enemy combatants in Armored Core VI put up a real fight. This can be a tough game.
RoboCop Rogue City (Deluxe Edition): was $69 now $45 @ PlayStation Store
One of the most pleasant surprises of 2023, RoboCop: Rogue City is an old-school shooter that lets you step into the metallic boots of Alex Murphy, aka RoboCop. Not only is this game an unlikely poster child for Unreal Engine 5, but it's also a blast to play with an emphasis on frantic firefights and a charming story that fits right into the universe of the 80s action classic. This Deluxe Edition also includes an extra gun and some cosmetics.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade: was $69 now $15 @ PlayStation Store
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade packages together the base Final Fantasy 7 Remake game with a brand new DLC chapter, Intergrade. Here you play as side-character Yuffie in a story that leads into the upcoming sequel. As for the base game, it's a remarkable remake of a true gaming classic and looks stunning on PS5. Plus, now is the perfect time to play as the sequel, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, is set to release at the very end of February.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (Complete Edition): was $49 now $14 @ PlayStation Store
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game that needs no introduction. Often cited as one of the best RPGs ever made, it's now been enhanced for the PS5. This Complete Edition includes the full base game as well as the game's two substantial expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. For less than $15, you're getting one of the best open-world RPGs ever made with an almost overwhelming amount of worthwhile content.
Marvel's Midnight Suns (Enhanced Edition): was $69 now $20 @ PlayStation Store
Marvel's Midnight Suns is one of the most overlooked games on PS5. It brings together a roster of iconic Marvel superheroes to battle the demonic Lilith via strategic turn-based battle. But when you're not engaged in combat you can build your relationships back at home base which in turn makes your heroes stronger. This Enhanced Edition includes five additional cosmetic skins.
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition: was $49 now $9 @ PlayStation Store
Yes, it's another port of Skyrim, but this legendary RPG has never played better on a console than it does on PS5. Experience improved performance and visuals, and new Creation Club content in this Special Edition. Plus, with the full base game and its three DLC expansions, you're getting hundreds of hours of play all for just $9.
Deathloop: was $79 now $11 @ PlayStation Store
Deathloop casts you as a wisecracking mercenary on a mission to break free from a never-ending day. To break the time loop you'll need to eliminate a group of high-powered targets before the day resets, but your task is complicated by the rival assassin that is simultaneously hunting you down. Winner of the Tom's Guide GOTY in 2021, Deathloop is one of the finest games on PS5.
Planet Coaster: was $49 now $7 @ PlayStation Store
Let your imagination run wild in Planet Coaster. This theme park management sim lets you design your own parks, as well as create intricate coasters that will delight and thrill your guests. If you want a more structured experience there is a full single-player campaign that gets pretty challenging later on, or venture over to the sandbox mode to create without restrictions. Planet Coaster is one of the PS5's most overlooked gems.
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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.