Joystick Joy: 5 Video Game Deals for PS3 and Xbox 360

By , dealnews contributor

With June comes the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation for countless students. In other words: less homework, and way more video games. Keep them entertained with these five video game deals — three of which are Editors' Choices. For even more hours of entertainment check out our daily video game deals.

  1. 3 Select Xbox 360 Game Bundles
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $30 with $1.97 s&h

    Is It Worth It?: At $10.66 per game, this deal puts most bundles at lowest-we've-seen prices. The wide selection of games includes Warhammer 40k, Duke Nukem Forever, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Sing It, Grand Theft Auto IV, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and many more. Some of the games available (including Grand Theft Auto IV and Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe) are "Platinum Hits." And Batman: Arkham Asylum is ranked as "the best Batman game ever made" by Game Informer, which despite not liking the ending, notes that the game "innovates where new ideas are needed, and moreover, delivers an adventure unlike any other."

  2. Used PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Games
    Vendor: GameFly
    Price: From $7.99 with free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: With GameFly cutting prices on select used PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games to under $20 each, several items are at or near all-time lows. A best bet is Sonic Generations for PlayStation 3 (pictured) for $12.99, a low by $3.

    If you don't want to go with used games, GameFly is also offering a free 30-day game rental trial. Similar to Netflix, GameFly sends you up to two game rentals at a time with free return shipping. It carries games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and more.

  3. The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PlayStation 3 bundled with a 30-Day Trial of PlayStation Plus
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $19.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $17

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, Amazon Prime members not only get the games, but also a 30-day trial of PlayStation Plus. Remastered in high definition, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection are two single-player classics from the PlayStation 2, now in a single package playable on PlayStation 3. With Ico, you role play as a mysterious boy saving a young princess from evil spirits in a fortress. In Shadow of the Colossus, your quest is to bring a girl back to life by defeating 16 gigantic beasts. Note that the game is temporarily out of stock, but Amazon promises to deliver once it's available, and will email you status updates.

  4. Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $19.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $3

    Is It Worth It?: With Final Fantasy XIII-2, Serah and a mysterious man named Noel set off on a journey that transcends time and space, hoping to find Lightning, who three years prior helped to save Cocoon. The game includes more than 150 different monsters you can tame and develop, and a newly added "tuning" feature that allows for greater strategic control over paradigms.

  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Pro Athlete Pack for Xbox 360
    Vendor: Xbox LIVE Marketplace
    Price: Free

    Is It Worth It?: Xbox LIVE Marketplace offers this free download version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Pro Athlete Pack for Xbox 360, making this an Editors' Choice deal. It includes Jeremy Roenick, Marshall Faulk, Dwight Howard, Sugar Ray Leonard, and more. You can also unlock football greats Wayne Rooney, James Milner, Theo Walcott, Pete Cech to make a football-golf foursome. This add-on works with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 for Xbox 360, a golf game that allows you to tackle Tiger Woods' legacy and compete against the world's best players at The Masters.

Front page photo credit: Icons Paradise

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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