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Christmas is coming fast, which means it’s too late to order most gifts that need to be shipped. But if you’re shopping for a video game fan, you're okay — digital delivery means you can still get new games today or right up till the very last minute.
And Walmart has plenty of great deals for the top systems. We’ve highlighted a few of the best digital deals on the Switch, along with some affordable physical editions for PlayStation and Xbox to enjoy after the holidays.
Still looking for a PlayStation 5? With each shipment, Walmart puts aside a few systems for Walmart+ members and makes them available only via special sale. Membership is only $13 a month or $98 a year, and you get a two-week free trial when you sign up here. But take note: In order to take advantage of the special PS5 Walmart+ member sales, you need to be out of the free trial period.
Here are some great games — many available via digital download — at great prices. Gift them now, and make someone's holiday.
Download Jackbox Party Pack 7 for only $18
The holidays are a time of family bonding, though this year you might want to do it from a bit of a distance. Jackbox Party Pack 7 makes it easy to have fun together while apart. Anyone can play: all you need is a web browser on a phone to join in. For folks who like to draw and/or answer trivia questions, this pack is a lot of fun. The games go down pretty quickly too, so it’s easy to try them all and find your favorites. Jackbox Party Pack 7 is download-only so the only waiting involved is the time it takes to install. Right now you can save $11 on this fun family experience!
Save $20 on a digital copy of Fire Emblem: Three Houses
If you like school and relationship drama, then Three Houses is the game for you. The tactical game features swords and magic, and it puts you in control of the story. You can't help but be invested in the characters' fates, as one player explains: "This game is wholesome and gets you EXTREMELY involved with the characters of the house you choose. It’s delightful. At the same time, the stakes are higher than ever, as you form a real attachment to your characters. The game is also heartbreaking." Better buy some tissues!
Gift a download of Astral Chain and save $20
This game might not be as well known as some of the other titles on this list, but it's a must-have nonetheless. Sci-fi anime fans love the dystopian hack-and-slash adventure, while gamers enjoy the "great visuals and fast-paced action" with players complimenting its "very fun fighting mechanics." Another shopper dubs it "a reason to own the Switch if you love action games."
Download Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Complete Edition for only $12
Gamers revere this comic-book-based title from a decade ago, but until recently Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was super difficult to get. Now it’s been re-released on systems like the Switch, and players today can get all the insane beat-em-up action and cartoonish storytelling for only $12. Play as Scott Pilgrim, known by his bandmates as “the best fighter in the province,” or one of his friends against legions of thugs, zombies and oh yeah, angry exes!
Grab Immortal Fenyx Rising for just $18
It's been almost five years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch, and we have no idea when the sequel is coming. Luckily, there are games like Immortal Fenyx Rising to scratch your itch for an open immersive world and epic story. The PlayStation 5 version is just $18, a 70 percent (!!!) discount.
Gamers love this title, calling it "super fun and challenging," and "one of Ubisoft's best games!" It has a "Great story, great open world" and "a sense of humor." That sounds like a great way for a player to spend their holiday season!
Save $20 on a physical copy of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
It's safe to say that the Mortal Kombat franchise is a classic at this point, and the recent Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate has everything gamers love about the series: Crazy, imaginative characters, thrilling moves and even silly features like "Friendship" to finish off your enemies. This version ups the stakes by adding even more characters from all sorts of media, like the Joker, Robocop and Rambo. Sounds crazy, but it's also super fun and on sale for only $40!
Save $36 on the stellar Final Fantasy VII Remake
If your family gamer won't receive the PS5 this year, they still deserve a few new games to enjoy. There are still a lot of great games being released for the PS4 system, and there are plenty of deals to be had for titles old and new.
One popular new game is Final Fantasy VII Remake. The original was an instant classic upon its release back in 1997, and this remake gives it a super slick facelift.
A fan of the original says even though they hesitated to buy this new one, they were “not disappointed,” adding that it’s “faithful to the original story with a twist! Better storytelling with the improved graphics.”
Travel back in time with Assassin's Creed III Remastered, for just $14
There’s a lot you didn’t learn about the American Revolution in school. You certainly didn’t read about a secret society pulling the strings and a band of assassins trying to stop them. That's what makes this historically based game so much fun — the way it plays with real historic figures and events. This package gives you two thrilling colonial adventures: the remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III, which originally came out on the PlayStation 3, and Liberation, a title that came out on the handheld Vita featuring a female assassin and set in New Orleans. It may not be the most accurate version of events, but it’s certainly the most fun! Save $26 right now!
Save 50 percent on the Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package
If you haven't heard of the franchise, Kingdom Hearts is an action-packed role-playing game where Disney meets Final-Fantasy, and this collection has 10 of the games in the series collected together for one super low price. Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package would still be a great bargain at its regular price of $50, but right now it's 50 percent off, only $25. That's a crazy good deal, and your loved ones will love playing with Mickey, Donald and Goofy, as well as meeting new friends like Sora and Riku.
Shoppers note it's good for all ages, with one parent saying "My little one can even play it" and another enthusing "I bought Kingdom Hearts for my son and he can't stop talking about how much he is enjoying the game." If the kids love it this much, it'll certainly make a great addition to your own collection.
Get Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age for only $8
Final Fantasy XII isn’t one of the more famous titles in the popular Final Fantasy franchise, but maybe it should be. After all, it’s got it all: a princess trying to win back her throne, ghosts, enchanted forests and even sky pirates. It’s so good that it was given a shiny remake a few years ago, one that souped up the graphics and gameplay for a modern audience. And now it’s insanely inexpensive, at Walmart: down to a mere $8; that’s a whopping 84 percent discount on one of my favorite Final Fantasy games. Maybe it will be one of your faves too!
Save $40 and visit the Viking age, in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Vikings are cool, and we’re not just saying that because they live way up north! This epic title lets you live the life of a Norseman… or Norsewoman (you get to choose your gender). You can go on raids, fight vicious battles and experience a grand, sweeping saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe. But you don’t need to be familiar with the series to get started — in fact, this game is a great starting point for this immersive series, with a fun history lesson to boot!
Gamers certainly love it, with one shopper calling it “one of the best open world games I have played.” That’s because “there is so much to do in this game, so many ways to build your character, so many ways to engage in combat. The graphics are amazing and finally a game where you can play as a Viking! This game has over 100 hours of gameplay. Highly recommended!”
Meet aliens and pocket $22 when you buy Mass Effect Legendary Edition
This classic series has it all: space cops, aliens, rebellion and even romance. And your decisions carry over from one game into the next, so you’ll want to play the entire trilogy. Good thing this title includes all three of the original Mass Effect games for only $38, plus lots of bonus content like extra weapons and armor. It’s even been remastered to look great on your 4K TV!
One player says “The graphics are amazing. Shepard looks great and the controls are so much better. This is a must-have for any Mass Effect fan. If you've never played the series before, this is a great opportunity to begin.” And other shopper calls it “the Star Wars Trilogy of video games” and a “must buy.” If you love the adventures of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, why not give Commander Shepard a try?
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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Wyze Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, $49 (was $89), walmart.com
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