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Grab These PlayStation-Exclusive Action Games On Sale Right Now

Screenshot: Insomniac Games
Screenshot: Insomniac Games

Sony is currently running a pretty awesome sale for a number of its first-party games, particularly those in the action genre. Whether you’re looking to check out Nathan Drake’s swan song in Uncharted 4, Sam Porter Bridges’ strange trip through the apocalypse in Death Stranding, or Kratos’ dramatic shift into sad dad mode in 2018’s God of War, there’s a ton here to check out.

Most of these deals are for PS4 versions, many of which you can upgrade to the PS5 version either for free or at a small cost. All of these deals run from now until April 1, 2024.

We also threw in a list of action-adjacent games you may wish to check out as well.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End |
PS5, PS4

Screenshot: Naughty Dog
Screenshot: Naughty Dog

With a more dramatic narrative than previous entries, and a visual presentation that still impresses in 2024, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sees protagonist Nathan Drake once again setting off to uncover history…with lots of guns and explosives.

In our review of Uncharted 4, we said:

Deeper and deeper into the game, the subtle design improvements steadily accumulate. These feel like the right advances for a series that always explored new gameplay on the back of improved technology and an attempt to recreate mundane real-world matters rarely seen in games. The earlier Uncharteds, for example, used better in-game physics and scene-staging tricks to present playable fights on top of unsteady trains or inside wave-tossed boats. That ethos is apparent throughout this game, with every death-defying swing of Drake’s rope, every well-staged set piece and every tweak to the climbing and combat.

You can snag the PS4 copy (which is backwards compatible) from PlayStation Direct for just $10 until April 1, 2024.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy | PS5, PS4

Image: Naughty Dog
Image: Naughty Dog

A side story following Uncharted characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross. If you’ve played the other Uncharted games but missed out on this one, it’s worth picking up for PS4 for just $10 until April 1, 2024.

In our review of The Lost Legacy, we said:

Lost Legacy deviates notably from the established Uncharted 4 formula during its second act, which takes place within an unusually large, open area. Armed with a map straight out of Far Cry and a jeep straight out of Uncharted 4’s Madagascar chapters, Chloe and Nadine solve puzzles hidden within a variety of ancient structures strewn about the region. They’re also free to tackle a handful of optional side challenges that only the most pressed-for-time gamer would choose to skip.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | PC

Image: Naughty Dog
Image: Naughty Dog

Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy made their way to PC in 2022 with this great port that also runs quite well on the Steam Deck. You can score the download code from Sony for just $25 until April 1, 2024.

Death Stranding (Original Version) | PS5, PS4

Screenshot: Kojima Productions
Screenshot: Kojima Productions

Hideo Kojima’s first major game after leaving the Metal Gear Solid series behind, along with his previous employer, Konami. Death Stranding presents a doomed world where the dead haunt the living, rain advances time, and people use babies in jars to see floating dead people. You can grab the original Death Stranding on PS4 (with PS5 backwards compatibility) for just $10 until April 1, 2024.

The expanded Director’s Cut version is also available as a paid upgrade. In our review of the original 2019 version, we said:

Death Stranding pulls from a variety of sources. The resurrections and multiplayer aspects of Dark Souls, the wandering of Proteus and No Man’s Sky, the clumsy body movements of QWOP, the skeletal remains of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and more surprisingly Metal Gear Survive. These pieces come together into a unique package with a simple loop: you start here, now please go there. Pick a mission, grab your gear, figure out how to get there, climb over whatever mountain is in your way without losing all your cargo. Fall, get up, keep going. Rinse and repeat, with added layers of intrigue and combat challenges as the story progresses.

God of War 3 Remastered | PS4

The remaster of the climactic entry in the original God of War trilogy, you can snag God of War 3 remastered for just $10 until April 1, 2024.

In our (14-year old) review of God of War 3, we said:

[God of War 3] is a game that is so mighty in its expression, so loudly in your face, so boldly an advertisement of the power of the PlayStation 3, that it leaves its mark, punches its impression in your memory and seems too good to chuck. This game shows off and gets it right. It is an Olympic achievement, worthy of Kratos’ burning drive.

God of War (2018) | PS5, PS4, PC

Image: Santa Monica
Image: Santa Monica

In 2018, Kratos returned in a game with a surprisingly different tone, focused on the god of war himself and his son, Atreus. It’s on sale for just $10 on PS4 and $25 on PC until April 1, 2024. In our review of 2018’s God of War, we said:

This new God of War is an excellent game, lovingly crafted and engaging all the way through. But much has changed. It’s not merely the drastically revamped combat, with its over-the-shoulder angle and its emphasis on evasion. It’s also the story, and the way it tells that story, with an emphasis on family relationships and quiet, low-key moments.

God of War Ragnarok | PS5, PS4

Image: Santa Monica
Image: Santa Monica

If you want to grab the sequel to 2018’s God of War, you can snag the PS4 version for just $30 until April 1, 2024. However, if you’re interested in the PS5 version and want a big collector’s edition with a Mjolnir hammer replica, some dice, a fancy case, and more, you can grab that for half off at $100 until the sale ends.

In our review of God of War Ragnarok, we said:

While at times God of War Ragnarök can feel more like a big DLC than a full sequel, it also tries to expand on the formula of the first game. One example of this can be found in some of the big, open-world-ish locations where you’re free to explore and complete side-quests and objectives in whatever order you choose. These segments remind me a lot of the similar moments in Uncharted 4 and Gears 5. Like those games, Ragnarök doesn’t go full open world, but instead uses these larger areas to experiment a bit.

Ghost of Tsushima - Director’s Cut | PS5, PS4

Screenshot: Sucker Punch
Screenshot: Sucker Punch

Developer Sucker Punch’s cinematic open-world samurai action game is available for PS4 for just $20 until April 1, 2024. In our review of the game, we said:

Ghost of Tsushima’s swordplay is basic and engaging, a mixture of light and heavy attacks, parries, and dodges, tied to specific buttons or button combos. The combat system is very easy to grasp if you’ve played any recent video game, perhaps as a way to indicate, through gameplay, that Jin has been learning to fight with a katana since he was a child. As the game goes on, you learn various stances—combat styles that you can shift into at will—by observing and killing Mongol generals. Stances are meant to deal with different types of enemies: The stone stance, for instance, is better suited to taking down swordsmen, whereas the water stance’s flow of bludgeoning strikes is perfect for decimating shields. These stances, much like the rest of Jin’s repertoire, can be improved with skill points earned from defeating enemies and completing missions to unlock more combo strings and increase damage.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales | PS5, PS4, PC

Image: Insomniac Games
Image: Insomniac Games

If you want to grab Spider-Man’s excellent spin off, Miles Morales, you have a few options. The PS4 version (which comes with a free PS5 digital version) is just $20 bucks right now, while the PC version is going for $30.

In our review of Miles Morales, we said:

Miles Morales is also a more narrowly-focused game than the original, and I’m not saying that in a negative way. The best moments in this game are in its specificity, in how it shows the player what it would feel like not to just be Spider-Man, but to be a Spider-Man frequently compared to the original. You’ll see the same things from new perspectives, and in that way they’re almost brand new.

Marvel’s Spider-Man | PS5, PS4, PC

Image: Insomniac
Image: Insomniac

Insomniac’s excellent adaptation of the world of Spider-Man is also on sale for just $20 on PS4 and PC for $36 while the sale is still running. In our review of Marvel’s Spider-Man, we said:

The main appeal of this new Spider-Man as a game isn’t the ability to immobilize and cocoon enemies. It’s being able to shoot a web at something and close the space in-between, either by pulling it closer or moving closer to it. Those webs are the satisfaction of desire in one of its most simple but symbolic forms. Want the remote that’s sitting in the chair across the room? Shoot a web at it. Want to get to the end of the block quicker during your commute? Shoot a web at it. Want to save the love of your life from falling to certain doom? *Thwip Thwip*

Ratchet & Clank (2016) | PS5, PS4

Back in 2016, developer Insomniac recreated the original 2002 Ratchet & Clank as a PS4 game…and also a movie? Yeah, it’s kinda weird. But though it’s more of an action platformer than the other games mentioned here, it’s still a fun romp in a visually pretty and wacky universe. You can grab it for PS4 for just $10 right now.

Back in 2016, we had the following to say about Ratchet’s remake:

The humor is spot-on. The sublimely satisfying platforming and shooting controls are intact. There are new places to explore and some of those collectible gold bolts might not be where they were the first time around, but that just makes finding them all that much more satisfying.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart | PC

Image: Insomniac Games
Image: Insomniac Games

The most recent Ratchet & Clank game, Rift Apart features dimension-hopping shenanigans set in the eccentric world of this classic action platformer. You can grab the PC version from PlayStation Direct for just $40 right now.

In our review of Rift Apart, we said:

Rift Apart is, beyond doubt, a fabulous game. It took me 18 hours to reach the credits, because I hunted down every scrap of Raritarium, looked for every secret I could find, and just bathed in its visually astonishing art. I had the best time doing it. Yet, the further I got, the more it nagged at me just how little this series has advanced in 19 years. If having the dimensional conceit and the extraordinary tech wasn’t enough to inspire something new, then what will? If there’s another Ratchet & Clank to come, it’s going to have to make some significant changes, because this might be the last time it can be repeated through its charisma alone.

Non-Action Games worth your attention

Screenshot: Guerilla Games
Screenshot: Guerilla Games

There are a few other games you might want to consider nabbing in this sale. These are largely action-adjacent, but they dip into the soulslike, RPG, and survival horror genres:


That’s a pretty stacked list of games for not a whole lot of cash. Are there any titles here you’ve been waiting to pick up?

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