You’ll be surprised how many great gaming gifts cost well under $100

Black Friday is a time when it suddenly becomes more affordable to splurge on gaming gear — sometimes, a lot more affordable. If you’ve been good all year, saving your money instead of buying every newly released video game or gaming accessory, your patience has been rewarded in spades. Below, we’ve listed all of the best video games available that cost less than $100 each, as well as gaming accessories that meet this criterion.

If you’re all set with video games and the like, check out our extensive Black Friday coverage that includes the best board game deals we’ve found, along with gaming monitor Black Friday deals, D&D deals, and toy deals.

Best PlayStation Black Friday deals under $100

A photograph of Sony’s slim PS5 console laying horizontally on a blue suede surface. There are blue holiday ornaments surrounding the console that are slightly out of focus, as well as a sparkling blue curtain behind the console. Photo: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • One of the most convenient ways to play your PS5 games via Remote Play is with the Backbone One mobile gaming controller. This device has PlayStation styling and a USB-C jack, so it’s cross-compatible with iOS and Android phones. It costs $69.99 (was $99.99).
The Backbone PlayStation edition for Android. The controller is advertised spread open with a phone sitting in its middle. The phone’s screen shows a user interface that’s much like a console dashboard, filled with tiles of games and other interactive features, like videos and friends lists.

Backbone One USB-C phone controller

  • $70
  • $100
  • 31% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Whether you have an iPhone 15 or the latest Android phone, the Backbone One is the best gaming controller you can buy for it. It stretches around your phone without taking away your charging and audio port.

  • Amazon is offering 10% off gaming gift cards. PlayStation gamers may want to know that $70 PlayStation gift cards selling for $63, and $30 gift cards are currently $27.
  • Forspoken for PS5 is $19.99 at Best Buy (was $69.99)
  • God of War Ragnarök is $34.99 for PS5 at Best Buy, easily sailing past the lowest price we’d seen for the game.
  • The physical version of Red Dead Redemption for PS4 (also playable on PS5) is $29.99 at Best Buy (was $49.99). In case you’ve always wanted a PS4 disc copy of one of the PS3 era’s defining games, albeit with very few modern updates, you can now buy it. Since launch, Rockstar Games added a 60 frames per second mode you can turn on while playing the game on PS5.
  • Final Fantasy 16 for PS5 is $39.99 (was $69.99) at Amazon and Best Buy. Square Enix’s latest entry embraces a surprisingly deep real-time combat system. This is the lowest price that we’ve seen yet for the game (which is still exclusive to PS5 — for now), so there’s never been a better time to buy.
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage for PS5 is $39.99 (was $49.99, also available for Xbox Series X). This game recently launched, and beyond being a solid game that has a more reduced scope and marks the franchise’s return to the Middle East, it’s hard not to also love its cheaper debut price, which is considerably less than the industry average (and now, it’s even cheaper thanks to Black Friday).
  • At multiple retailers, you can get a Sony DualSense wireless controller for PS5 and PC for $49.99 or a little less (was $69.99, and in some cases, special edition colors were $74.99).
  • Resident Evil 4 for PS5 (as well as Xbox Series X) is $30 at Amazon (was $59.99), as well as at Walmart. This is the biggest price reduction yet for Capcom’s 2023 remake of the classic third-person survival horror game. At other retailers like Best Buy, the game costs $39.99.
  • Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 is $30 at Amazon, and at Walmart (normally $59.99, also available for Xbox Series X).
  • If you’re really in the fighting game spirit, Mortal Kombat 1 for the PS5 (as well as Xbox Series X) is $40 at Walmart (was $69.99), as well as at Target. This title costs $49.99 at Best Buy.
  • Lies of P for PS5 is $49.99 (was $59.99, also available for Xbox Series X) at Best Buy. This memorable game breaks the mold of being just another Soulslike title by blending the tale of Pinocchio with horror elements. Best of all, it’s fun to play, and its unique weapon system is something that fans of the subgenre should check out.
Pinocchio stares out at the ruins of the city of Krat in Lies of P

Lies of P

  • $50
  • $60
  • 17% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is $30 at Target, as well as at Walmart (was $69.99), and is $34.99 at Best Buy. The sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order delivers more of that good stuff in terms of combat, story, and solid character development.
  • Elden Ring is $39.99 (was $59.99) for PS5 at Best Buy. From Software’s stunning 2022 open-world title remains a must-play, especially before its anticipated “Shadow of the Erdtree” expansion arrives. Note: The Xbox version of Elden Ring costs just $24.99 at GameStop. On PS4 (which allows a free update to the PS5 version if you have a disc-based console), it’s just $19.99 at GameStop.
  • Remnant 2 for PS5 is $39.99 (was $49.99) at Best Buy. This tough, yet rewarding third-person shooter allows single player as well as groups of up to 3 to trove loot-filled environments. This deal is live for the Xbox Series X version, too.
  • Samsung’s heatsink-equipped 990 Pro M.2 SSD for PS5 and PC is discounted. The 1 TB model is available from Best Buy for $89.99 (was $119.99).

Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals under $100

A photo of the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) in white on a wooden table Photo: Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • $40
  • $60
  • 34% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The keystone title for the Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild introduces open-world exploration and emergent gameplay systems to the franchise.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (physical) is $39.99 (was $59.99) at Best Buy.
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged for PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch is $34.99 (was $49.99) at Amazon and Best Buy.

Best Xbox Black Friday deals under $100

Xbox Series X console and controller on a graphic linear background Photo: Henry Hargreaves for Polygon | Graphics: James Bareham/Polygon
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Xbox Series X is just $19.99 (was $39.99) at GameStop. If you haven’t yet played CD Projekt Red’s stunning open-world RPG that inspired the Netflix show, you simply must.
  • We didn’t have to wait long for a stellar deal on the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1. The compilation, which features multiple games and is available for every platform, costs $39.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (was $59.99).
  • Lords of the Fallen (2023) is $49.99 (was $69.99) for PS5 and Xbox Series X from Best Buy. This franchise reboot is, unsurprisingly, a Soulslike that borrows mechanics from From Software’s titles. However, it shines with weapon variety, not to mention its clever (and dangerous) Umbral realm that you’ll have to traverse in order to proceed.
  • Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core Reunion, the reimagined version of Square Enix’s tough-to-access PSP title, is $29.99 (was $49.99) at Best Buy and Amazon. It’s available for PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. The best deal of all is at GameStop, where you can grab it for PlayStation or Xbox for $24.99.

Best Steam / PC Black Friday deals under $100

a photo of the Steam Deck OLED (top) and the original Steam Deck, lying on a hot pink sheet of thick paper, with Dave the Diver running on both handhelds Photo: Amelia Holowaty Krales/Polygon
  • Valve’s official dock for the Steam Deck now costs $79 ($10 off), and it works with both the Steam Deck LCD and OLED models. It’s unclear whether this is a permanent or temporary price cut, but either way, it’s a nice little promotion.
  • If you’re already running out of storage on your Steam Deck or Asus ROG Ally, Best Buy is discounting a pair of 2230-sized M.2 SSDs from WD Black that are small enough to be installed in handheld PCs. The 1 TB version of the WD Black 770M is discounted to $79.99 (was $129.99) and the 2 TB version is available for $169.99 (was $239.99).
  • Matching the price of the 1 TB WD Black 770M, you can currently find the 1 TB model of the Corsair MP600 Mini on sale at Amazon for $79.99 (was $89.99). This 2230 M.2 SSD is perfectly suited to for the Steam Deck or the ROG Ally.
  • There’s an amazing deal happening on the 1 TB model of the SanDisk Ultra microSD card at Walmart, selling for $69.99 (was $129.99).
  • The Epic Games Store is hosting its Black Friday sale, and every user can claim a single use 33% off coupon that can be redeemed on most games over $14.99. That includes Alan Wake 2, which is fantastic if you haven’t tried it yet.
  • Steam’s Autumn Sale coincides with Black Friday this year, delivering hundreds — if not thousands — of discounts on PC games. Check that out here, or if you need some recommendations, we’ve got six of them for you here.
  • Newegg has some special discounts on Sony-published games that debuted on PS5 and PS4, but are now on PC. Digital titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn are a couple bucks cheaper here than on Steam when you use the offer codes mentioned on the page.
  • The Asus ROG Ally is back down to its lowest price ever at Best Buy. Normally $699.99, the Steam Deck rival with the speedier AMD Z1 Extreme CPU is down to $619.99. The version that contains the regular Z1 is down to $449.99 — its first price drop ever.
a lake in the mountains in Forza Horizon 5 running on an Asus ROG Ally gaming handheld, lying on a blue-gray rug, photographed from above

Asus ROG Ally

  • $620
  • $700
  • 12% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.