It's starting to feel a bit crowded in the living room, what with all the Amazon Fire TVs and Steam Boxes pushing into the console market, next to the PS4s and Xbox Ones. It's enough to make those of us still rocking a PS3 or Xbox 360 feel kinda cramped and angry. Not to worry, last-gen gamers; this week's best video game deals all feature offers for older consoles. Save $18 on Metro: Last Light, get $22 off Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and grab a free $20 gift card when you purchase select games.
Metro: Last Light for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
Price: $14.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $18
Is It Worth It?: If you're looking for a fight, then why not fight your way through the underbelly of post-apocalyptic Moscow in Metro: Last Light? This Editors' Choice game is an $18 savings, having dropped $5 since our last mention. "Metro: Last Light's battles and sneaky sequences are tense delights, but what makes the adventure truly sing [is] how such scenes flow from one to the next," Gamespot said in its glowing review. "The final moving hours raise the emotional stakes and test your allegiances by forcing you to confront the consequences of your own choices."
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist for PlayStation 3
Store: Hubba Games via Amazon
Price: $16.99 with free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $22
Is It Worth It?: Whenever you're looking for a high-intensity stealth game/shooter, you can always count on Tom Clancy to deliver the goods. That's exactly the case with Splinter Cell: Blacklist. IGN's reviewer was impressed with the game's versatility, saying that the "rush of having so many tools to choose from and the intoxicating freedom to execute a plan as I saw fit is the biggest part of what makes Splinter Cell: Blacklist the best game in the series since 2005's Chaos Theory." A $22 savings at $17, this Editors' Choice game will not disappoint you or your wallet.
Angry Birds Star Wars for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
Price: $9.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $16
Is It Worth It?: Angry Birds fans were understandably miffed to see the $40 retail price attached to their favorite app-turned-console-game when Angry Bids Star Wars debuted. In fact, the price played a big role in earning this game its dismal score of 47 on Metacritic. But the feathered space opera has since dropped to the much more reasonable price of $10, saving you $16 and earning these birds an Editors' Choice reprieve. Working within the Star Wars theme, this game adds interesting new ideas to the Angry Birds mythos, according to GameSpot: "Upon launching your bird, you work with whatever variables — such as gravity, TNT, air vents, or weighted objects."
$20 Microsoft Gift Card
Price: Free with purchase of select video games and consoles with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: Looking to fill some holes in your Xbox library? Newegg's offering a $20 Microsoft gift card when you buy select Xbox games and console bundles. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that serves up some great savings on games like Batman: Arkham Origins, Fable: Anniversary Edition, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and more. Best of all, everything ships for free.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Chatpad with Microphone Headset
Store: AltaTac via eBay
Price: $13.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $11
Is It Worth It?: If you'd rather type out your Xbox Live insults than scream them into a headset, your options are limited: you can attach a USB keyboard to your Xbox 360 (cumbersome) or use the virtual keyboard (tedious). With this Microsoft Chatpad bundle, you've got a third, far more reasonable option. Just attach the Chatpad to your Xbox 360 controller and and type away on its QWERTY keyboard. The bundle even includes a mic'd headset if you ever do feel like talking. At $14, this Editors' Choice kit is an $11 savings and the lowest price we've ever seen.