The most anticipated time of year for discount hunters has finally arrived, and Sony was not caught unprepared. On the occasion of the Black Friday offers, the Japanese giant has launched one new promotion on its PlayStation Store, made even more memorable by the presence of a series of discounts dedicated to games also available on PS5 with an edition designed to take advantage of the power and additional features made available by the new generation components.
All the games that we recommend in this article can be played, as well as on PlayStation 4, even on PlayStation 5: The Last of Us Part 2, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and DOOM Eternal are playable thanks to backward compatibility, and benefit from reduced load times and stabilized framerate; Borderlands 3 and No Man’s Sky also offer a version of the game designed specifically for PS5, included in the purchase price!
No Man’s Sky (PS4 e PS5) – 24,99 euro
He has come a long way, No Man’s Sky, since it was launched way back in 2016. Over the years the Hello Games space simulator has received a multitude of updates that have improved and expanded it dramatically, making it a must-have product for all fans of the genre.
No Man’s Sky allows you to explore an immense galaxy made up of a multitude of procedurally generated planets, which reserve continuous and surprising surprises. Wandering in infinite space is not without its dangers, which manifest themselves in the form of extreme climatic conditions, hostile creatures and unscrupulous pirates. Thankfully, multiplayer support allows you to embark on the journey with your friends, even if they play on other platforms thanks to cross-play.
The PS5 version of No Man’s Sky is included in the purchase and runs at 4K resolution at 60fps, offers DualSense haptic feedback support, features improved graphics and ultra-fast loading and maintains compatibility with PlayStation VR already offered by the PS4 edition.
Borderlands 3 (PS4 e PS5) – 19,59 euro
The third installment of the quintessential looter shooter series is more diverse, larger and more explosive than ever, and now it’s optimized for PlayStation 5. Borderlands 3 dramatically broadens the horizon of the series, offering the opportunity to sow destruction and collect “zillions” of weapons in three other planets in addition to the well-known Pandora, already the scene of a thousand raids.
The sect of fools known as the “Sons of the Crypt” is spreading its belief in the lands at the far reaches of the galaxy. As four new Crypt Hunters – Amara (the Mermaid), Moze (the Artillery), Zane (the Agent) and Fl4k (the Tamer) – you are called to save the universe from their fanaticism and, in the meantime, collect an embarrassing amount of loot, both alone and in a cooperative. In this round, the procedural weapon generation system – the trademark of the series – is able to give life to beyond a billion different guns.
Borderlands 3 builds on the legacy of the series by expanding – but not revolutionizing – the original gameplay formula, once again exciting and addictive like few. The Borderlands 3 grais update for PS5 mainly works on the framerate side offering two distinct graphics modes: one at 60fps which maintains the output at 4K, and the other at 120fps and 1080p intended for televisions that support the high refresh rate.
The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) – 39,89 euro
Although it is one of the most important and sold games in the entire PlayStation 4 catalog, The Last of Us Part 2 has not received any PS5 updates, and at the moment it doesn’t even appear to be expected. Not bad: with or without update, whatever the console it runs on, Naughty Dog’s masterpiece deserves to be in any player’s collection.
We tell you nothing about its history, as it deserves to be savored and metabolized moment by moment and without any anticipation. Suffice it to say it is closely linked to that of its predecessor, for which it represents the natural and inevitable continuation. The story takes its time, sometimes it expands them enormously, but every single word and scene has been weighed in a painstaking way with the aim of creating a powerful and painful tale, able to leave completely displaced and annihilated even after the credits.
To support it all, of course, there is a sumptuous game system: The Last of Us Part 2 it is above all a marvel to play, thanks to a layered and intense gameplay like few others, supported by a level design that lends itself to multiple different approaches. Any other word would be superfluous: just in case, there is the review of The Last of Us Part 2 by our Francesco Fossetti.
DOOM Eternal (PS4)- 23,09 euro
DOOM Eternal has not yet received a graphic update for PS5 (it is expected in the coming months), but it certainly could not miss in this list, since it is one of the best first person shooters of recent years. Id Software has managed to further improve the formula of its predecessor by offering numerous innovations such as the shoulder flamethrower and the retractable wrist blade, as well as skills such as the Double Sprint, which make the DOOM Slayer more versatile than ever, all to the advantage of depth and gameplay variety.
The armies of hell have invaded Earth, and it is once again up to the Slayer to annihilate the demons across dimensions and stop an invasion that aims at the ultimate destruction of humanity. In DOOM Eternal the philosophy of “push forward combat” reaches its full potential, enticing you to face the demonic beasts without any hesitation to appease the continual hunger of space marine resources, who can take everything he needs from enemies: extra health by killing them epic, armor by cooking them to perfection with the flamethrower, and ammo at will by dismembering them with the chainsaw.
The offering is completed by Battlemode, an asymmetrical multiplayer mode in which a heavily armed Slayer faces off against two player-controlled demons in the best of five rounds. Read our DOOM Eternal review to find out more.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (PS4) – 13,99 euro
Born on the wave of the success of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is the remake of that CTR that entertained an entire generation of gamers who grew up between the 90s and 2000s. Despite its roots in a title over twenty years ago, the game formula has been improved and expanded properly by the guys from Beenox, who pulled out of the a kart game perfectly able to shine even in the modern landscape.
With a recalibrated driving system and a simply incredible amount of content, Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled is a feast for the eyes and a pleasure for the fingertips. Longtime gamers will find plenty of reasons to get back behind the wheel, including tracks, karts, drivers and all sorts of customization elements to show off in multiplayer mode, and a alternative single-player campaign, called Nitro-Fueled, which recalibrates the challenge and provides greater freedom of choice regarding the characters to be impersonated.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled hasn’t received a patch for PlayStation 5, but on the next generation console it benefits from reduced loading times. By spending 7 euros more you can buy the Nitros Oxide Edition, which in addition to the base game offers additional characters and other objects of a purely aesthetic nature. Read our Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled review to learn more about the game.