26 Best Amazon Prime Day Video Game Deals: PS5, PC, Switch, Plus Board Games

Screenshot from Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
Enlarge / Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

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Amazon’s Prime Day sale isn’t known for hosting tons of gaming deals, but this year’s sale includes a few notable discounts. After digging through Amazon’s detritus and cross-checking price histories, we’ve picked out the best Prime Day gaming deals below.

Among the highlights are a handful of PlayStation 5 exclusives, a giveaway that includes the latest Mass Effect compilation, several well-reviewed peripherals and accessories, and a bunch of board games we recommend.

We’ll update and add to this roundup if we find more gaming deals of note. Just remember that you’ll need a Prime subscription to access some of these offers, though a handful are available at other retailers as well.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition ($40) + 30 other PC games for free via Prime Gaming

Amazon’s Prime Gaming platform comes included with a Prime membership and usually doles out a handful of free games and in-game content each month. Most of the time, these freebies aren’t anything special, and that’s the case again for most of the 31 games included in this Prime Day giveaway. However, there are a few highlights. Death Squared is a clever little puzzle game that’s good for a few afternoons of couch co-op, while Grid Legends (which just launched this past February) might work for those looking for a new arcade racer.

The most notable of the bunch, however, is Mass Effect Legendary Editionthe 2021 remaster of the first three Mass Effect games and (most of) their original DLC. For the most part, each of these classic action-RPGs holds up well today—though the original is a bit clunkier than the latter two—and the remaster generally does well to make them suitable for modern times. Regardless, they’re all a better time than Mass Effect: Andromeda. The catch here is that you’ll have to redeem the game through EA’s Origin client, not Steam. But if you already pay for Prime, it’s hard to complain about getting an all-timer game series for free.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for $40plus two more PlayStation exclusives

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is more Ratchet & Clank, but that’s not a bad thing. It can sometimes stray from the things it’s best at—namely, its core loop of running and gunning with wacky weapons—but taken as a whole, it’s still a good 15-ish hours of laid-back fun. The family-friendly narrative (mostly) hits the right mix of camp and compassion, and its colors and effects look gorgeous, even if its titular “rifts” are more for show than anything else. This deal matches the best price we’ve seen for the PS5 exclusive.

Besides that, we’re also seeing decent prices on Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collectionwhich bundles remastered versions of the swashbuckling shooters Uncharted 4 and the underrated Uncharted: The Lost Legacyand Sackboy: A Big Adventure, a breezy 3D platformer. Both are down to $30, a price that matches each game’s all-time low.

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Enlarge / Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.

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