Black Friday week has officially begun, and from now through Cyber Monday, online retailers will be offering their best prices of the year on games and electronics. That includes digital storefronts like Xbox Live, which has kicked off its annual sale on digital Xbox games, including 2020 releases like Watch Dogs Legion and Star Wars Squadrons.
The Xbox Live Black Friday sale comes on the heels of the Xbox Series X/S launch, and it’s a great opportunity to pick up new games for those consoles as well as the Xbox One, for those who haven’t upgraded yet. Xbox Live’s Black Friday sale is set to end around December 3, so you’ve got some time to browse the offers.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Black Friday Xbox digital game deals here. If you’re logged into your Microsoft account, you can take advantage of any deals now, and they’ll be available to download on your console right away–of course, you can also shop directly on your Xbox One or Series X/S. The sale includes recent releases like Mafia: Definitive Edition and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, along with some older favorites like The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.
Black Friday 2020 is bringing a great deal on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as well, so don’t miss it when it goes live at GameStop later this week. For more Black Friday game deals, see our guides to the best Xbox Series X game deals, PS5 game deals, and Nintendo Switch game deals.
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Control – Ultimate Edition
$20 (was $40)
One of the best games of last year, Control is a phenomenal action-adventure game that follows a woman named Jesse Faden as she looks for her brother within an unsettling government building. The Ultimate Edition combines the base game with all released DLC and comes with a free next-gen upgrade for Series X/S.
Watch Dogs Legion
$40.19 (was $60)
Released just last month, Watch Dogs Legion is already seeing a steep discount in Xbox Live’s Black Friday sale (though keep in mind you can buy Legion for even cheaper if you buy physical this week). The latest entry in Ubisoft’s hacker franchise is set in a post-Brexit London; notably, you can recruit and play as any NPC. It comes with a free next-gen upgrade as well.
Star Wars Squadrons
$24 (was $40)
Star Wars Squadrons revives a once-popular genre of Star Wars games, featuring fast-paced starfighter combat with iconic vessels like the X-wing and TIE fighter. Released in October, it’s down to $24 for Black Friday.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
$39 (was $60)
Yet another release from October, Crash Bandicoot 4, sees a significant discount this week on Series X/S and Xbox One. Crash 4 picks up right after the end of the last game with more action-packed platforming, and this time, you can also play as Crash’s sister Coco as well as the villainous Neo Cortex.
Mafia: Definitive Edition
$30 (was $40)
The remake of 2002’s Mafia features revamped visuals and a revitalized storyline that leans further into the original’s drama and sense of action. It’s a solid remake that retains the essence of the 2002 game while giving it a refreshing update for the modern era. Mafia: Definitive Edition is currently 25% off on the Microsoft Store.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
$15 (was $30)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps marks a return to a magical world that pays tribute to classic animated films and adventure games. Its predecessor was a stunning game, but Ori and the Will of the Wisps manages to up the ante in numerous ways, making it one of the most visually pleasing games of 2020.
Minecraft Dungeons – Hero Edition
$21 (was $30)
The Minecraft franchise’s first foray into a dungeon-crawling RPG resulted in a co-op adventure game that’s best played with friends. The Hero edition of the game, which includes additional unlockables, is on sale via the Microsoft store at 33% off.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Game Of The Year Edition
$39 (was $60)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a stellar reinvention for From Software’s time-tested Souls-style gameplay, bringing that familiar loop of death and rebirth into the stealth-action genre. Sekiro is a fun ninja-sim in its own right, but it’s also a fantastic action game that pushes players to master its challenging gameplay. Right now, you can grab Sekiro for 35% off of its standard price.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
$24 (was $60)
The latest game based on the popular Dragon Ball Z series shifts away from the stable of fighting games and into the realm of an action-RPG. Kakarot offers a fun way to revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with Goku and friends, and it’s on sale now at the Microsoft store for 60% off.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition
$35 (was $50)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a stellar return to the classic extreme sports videogame. As a remake of the original two entries of the series, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 brings back the challenging gameplay of grinding on rails and landing sick tricks off of a half-pipe. Plus, it introduces a new generation to the earworm of Goldfinger’s Superman, and that’s always a good thing. Currently, the game’s Deluxe edition is on sale at the Microsoft store for 30% off the standard price.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – Deluxe Edition
$28 (was $85)
The Ace Combat series has been all about piloting advanced fighter jets and pushing them to their limits in fast, high-octane aerial dogfights. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown keeps up with this tradition and features an in-depth storyline focusing on both sides of a war between rival nations. Right now, the Deluxe Edition of the game, which adds in new jets and the game’s season pass, is 67% off on the Microsoft store.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Gold Edition
$25 (was $100)
Though Assassin’s Creed Valhalla just released, Ubisoft’s previous game in the time-hopping assassin franchise still stands as a great entry in the series. Set in Ancient Greece, Odyssey digs deep into lore to take advantage of the rich setting, even taking players to Atlantis by the end of the extensive DLC campaign. The Gold edition includes every expansion and DLC available for the game, and it’s now on sale for 75% off on the Microsoft store.
Borderlands 3 – Super Deluxe Edition
$48 (was $80)
The Borderlands franchise pioneered the looter-shooter craze of the last decade, and the third entry of the series saw even more guns and crazy powers to use of the universe’s most badass and fearsome foes. Over the game’s first year, Borderlands 3 added in new content that introduced new worlds to explore, more guns, and new strange characters to encounter. With the release of the Series X/S, Borderlands 3 also saw a new update that allows the game to run at up to 120 FPS on next-gen consoles. Currently, the Super Deluxe edition of the game, which includes all first-year content and unlockables, is on sale now at the Microsoft store for 40% off.
Dark Souls: Remastered
$20 (was $40)
From Software’s Dark Souls is one of the developer’s most iconic games, and it would become a seminal title in the Souls-like sub-genre. With the release of the Remastered edition, which gives the original’s visuals a significant update, it presents a substantial gateway for players who haven’t experienced the game’s reputation for challenging gameplay and spellbinding boss battles. Right now, Dark Souls: Remastered is on sale at the Microsoft store for 50% off.
$12 (was $40)
As the sequel to Dishonored, Arkane Studios’ tribute to the classic immerse-sim sub-genre, the sequel turned out to be a fantastic follow-up to a game that reveled in giving players the means to execute ingenious solutions to challenging missions. With two playable characters, each playthrough offers some great moments that can only be experienced with a particular protagonist and their unique skillsets, offering some incentive to start a new run to see the other side of the story. Right now, the game is on sale for 70%.
Doom Eternal – Deluxe Edition
$30 (was $90)
Id Software’s Doom Eternal continues with the 2016 reboot’s approach of reimagining the original game’s fast-paced combat with a new story that puts Doomguy front and center. Right now, the Deluxe edition of the game, which includes the year one pass and additional unlockables, is currently on sale for 67% off via the Microsoft Store.
Fallout 4: Game Of The Year Edition
$20 (was $60)
The last single-player entry in the Fallout series has had an interesting post-launch life due to its breadth of new developer content, along with the addition of extensive player-made mods. This game also marked the first time console players could experience mods on Xbox One, which likely resulted in some fun hijinks for players to participate in their games. Fallout 4: GOTY Edition is currently on sale now for 67% off on the Microsoft Store.
Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
$15 (was $30)
Since its 2013 launch, Grand Theft Auto V has grown in popularity with every passing year. Bolstered by the robust GTA Online mode, which adds in new events, missions, and unlockables regularly, GTAV currently stands as the most content-rich game of the franchise–and it doesn’t look like it’ll be stopping its growth any time soon. The Premium edition of the game, which features the single-player campaign, online mode, and additional resources to unlock, is now on sale for 50% off.
Mortal Kombat 11 – Standard Edition
$15 (was $50)
2019’s Mortal Kombat 11 features some of the boldest changes to the series yet. In addition to its time-travel-focused storyline that brings back many of the series’ iconic fighters, Mortal Kombat 11 also leans harder into the online fighting game experience. While some of these changes have been controversial, MK11 is still the most content-rich game of the franchise, and it’s been firing on all cylinders. The standard edition of the game is on sale now for 70% off on the Microsoft store.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
$15 (was $50)
While all eyes are on CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077, the studio’s most recent RPG, The Witcher 3, is still incredibly popular. As one of the best games of 2015, The Witcher 3 was an excellent conclusion for its trilogy as well as a great entry point for newcomers to the series. The Witcher 3’s complete edition is on sale for 70% off on the Microsoft Store.