If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission.

Unsure on the best games for 2020 or the best deals, we’ve got you covered. Here are the absolute must haves for the discerning gamer in your life and a collection of great deals you’ll find for Cyber Monday.

Finally ready to pull the trigger on that Nintendo Switch purchase, don’t forget the top games to coincide with that holiday purchase. Looking for cheaper games (but still critically adored) games to play/give away, here’s our list!


Best Cyber Monday Deals: 

‘Star Wars’ Jedi Fallen Order

Jedi Fallen Order Xbox

This third person action adventure game lets you play as Cal Kestis a former Padawan on the run from the Empire. Fight with the lightsaber and utilize the force to protect your protagonist from the dark side. Currently 60% off on Amazon as an Xbox digital code.

'Star Wars' Jedi Fallen Orde $69.99  $27.99

‘Marvel’s Avengers’

Avengers Video Game

Become your favorite Marvel heroes including Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk but what really makes it soar is Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan. Other exciting comic book characters getting their due include the villain MODOK and more. Up to four players can assemble online to play and right now it’s on massive sale for Cyber Monday. Check out our complete Marvel fan gift guide here. 

‘Ghost of Tsushima’

Ghost of Tsushima

This sprawling open-world game puts you in control of Jin Sakai, the head of the Sakai clan in the late 13th century. Japan is on the brink of war as the Mongolian army lands on the Japanese island of Tsushima, but the battle ends with most of the samurai army dead and the surviving Jin Sakai alone. “Ghost of Tsushima” threads historical and cultural facts with a fictional narrative as Jin must recruit new warriors and rescue Lord Shimura.

Ghost of Tsushima $39.99   $59.99


‘The Last of Us Part II’

The Last of Us Part II

Does your gamer love “The Walking Dead” and all the other shambling versions of zombies, walkers and the undead? Then you better believe they will love “The Last of Us” and the “The Last of Us Part II.” A strong narrative-focused game follow a duo of survivors as they brave the apocalypse that has made many a player weep. This Cyber Monday deal has the recent “Part II” available for $29.99, half off the original price.

The Last of Us Part II $59.99  $29.99


‘NBA 2K21’

Every NBA fan needs a copy of the latest “2K” game, and this year’s edition doesn’t disappoint. Play as your favorite NBA or WNBA teams or take control of some of the most iconic teams in basketball history. Like all “2K” games, the latest entry’s soundtrack features some of the biggest artists, like The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby and more. On sale and available for PlayStation, Xbox and on Nintendo Switch.

‘Madden NFL 21’

EA’s long-running “Madden NFL” series is back for football and gaming fans with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson as this year’s cover star. Hit the gridiron and play with this season’s teams, or grab a friend and play online or on the couch with this must-have sports game. Currently on sale for Cyber Monday on Xbox and PlayStation.

Additional Gamer Gifts:

Nintendo Switch Lite

Lazy loaded image

Nintendo’s console is still expected to be a hit seller this holiday season, with the light, on-the-go Nintendo Switch Lite perfect for long car trips or plane rides, or for serious gaming sessions hooked up to a TV.

Nintendo Switch Lite $199


‘Animal Crossing New Horizons’

This year’s “Animal Crossing” game came at the perfect time in the early days of the pandemic as many gamers were looking for a new diversion while staying at home. Create your own unique island filled with colorful and adorable animal companions and share your creativity with fellow gamers in this instantly classic Nintendo game.

‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’

Nintendo has introduced a “Super Mario” bundle like never before. For the first time, three of the all-time best “Super Mario” games are available for one price: “Super Mario 64,” “Super Mario Sunshine” and “Super Mario Galaxy.” Revisit some of the best platforming video games Nintendo has to offer.

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’

Despite being released in 2017, this open-world “Legend of Zelda” game is a must-have for any Nintendo fan. Take control of Link, everyone’s favorite Hero of Time, in this sprawling adventure with its stylish art style and addicting gameplay. And get ready for a sequel in the future, though Nintendo has remained tight-lipped on any details or release date.

‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’

The sequel to PlayStation’s popular “Spider-Man” game from 2018, this new entry puts you in the spandex and web-shooters of young hero Miles Morales, popularized in the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” film, on the PlayStation 5 (although it’s also available for the PlayStation 4, if you can’t get your hands on the new console). Full list of gifts for Marvel fans here. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition $49.88


‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’

Lazy loaded image

“Assassins Creed Valhalla,” the latest game in the long-running action series, drops players into the Viking era of Europe in the 9th century to wage battles and uncover ancient mysteries. The new game is available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla $59.99  $49.99


RUNMUS Gaming Headphones

Lazy loaded image

All gamers need a pair of reliable headphones to fully immerse themselves in fantastical worlds and hear even the tiniest sound in their games. The RUNMUS gaming headphones deliver high quality audio along with a comfortable fit around the ears.

RUNMUS Gaming Headset $18.70

Homall Gaming Chair

Lazy loaded image

For long gaming sessions, comfort is most important. The Homall gaming chairs are designed to give players ergonomic support and come in a variety of colors.

Homall Gaming Chair $148


A new generation of video game consoles is upon us. Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X have been released to gamers around the world, just in time for holiday shopping season. That being said, trying to find these coveted items can be tricky during the holiday season.

The Walmart restock on November 25th sold out after a few minutes, and it continues to be sold out in Target, GameStop and Best Buy however, there will be restocking options and we will continue to update this site (and alert) with inventory news and plenty of gaming gifts beyond the consoles, just in case you miss the sale. More details to follow but for now here are the top consoles everyone is mad for right now.


PlayStation 5

Sony’s new console improves upon the already impressive PlayStation 4 with faster loading speeds, more breathtaking graphics and a controller built with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D audio technology.

Playstation Console $499


Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s fastest, most powerful console ever. In addition to being backwards compatible, Xbox Game Pass gives players a huge library of games to play with a membership.

Xbox Series X $499