This week's 12 best video game deals at Walmart are right here

·Buyer's Guide Editor
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This week's video game deals have teens and hackers. (Photo: Bandai Namco / Sony / Team Salvato / Square Enix / Ubisoft)
This week's video game deals finds the kids are all right. (Photo: Bandai Namco / Sony / Team Salvato / Square Enix / Ubisoft)

The weather's been wild all across the country lately: whether it's freezing temperatures or a full-blown blizzard, you've probably been spending a lot of time inside. You can feel a little less "cabin fever-y" when you plug into a video game, allowing you to travel to distant cities — or distant worlds — without even leaving your couch. Check out our favorite deals for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation below, and get ready for your next gaming adventure!

Still looking for a PlayStation 5? If you didn’t score one over the holidays, we’ve got a great tip for you: Walmart puts some units aside for Walmart+ customers, meaning you get first dibs if you subscribe! You get free shipping on unlimited orders of eligible merch, which can even include groceries. And you receive your goods quickly — overnight, or in some cases, the very same day. Walmart+ is only $13 a month, or $98 a year, and you get two free weeks to start. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to be out of that free trial period to access the special members-only sale, but it’s better than paying eBay prices.

Nintendo Switch

Get moving with Katamari Damacy: REROLL, and save $15

Rolling up the house.
Rolling up the house. (Photo: Bandai Namco)

In the Katamari Damacy series, you create stars (the kind in the sky) by rolling around a sticky ball that grabs everything in its path. Sound weird? Well it is, and it’s not long before you’re grabbing pets, people and even entire buildings. Normally, this crazy action game would run you $30 if purchased directly from Nintendo; right now at Walmart it’s just $15.

One player calls it a "fun, physics-based game that has the main character rolling a katamari ball over increasingly larger objects in order to create stars. [...] The controls are intentionally slightly unwieldy, but that's just part of the fun. This game is an insane riot!" This title will definitely bring some laughs.

$15 $30 at Walmart

Play Clubhouse Games for only $28, down from $40

It's like a cuter rock 'em sock 'em robot battle. (Photo: Nintendo)
It's like a cuter rock 'em sock 'em robot battle. (Photo: Nintendo)

Fans of classic physical games, from chess to dominoes to mancala, will appreciate this multi-faceted offering. Clubhouse Games for the Nintendo Switch contains classic board games as well virtual versions of casual pastimes like slot cars and bowling. You can play with a friend in person on your Switch’s touchscreen, or link up with folks online for remote competition. And right now you can download this massive collection — with a total of 51 games — for only $28, saving 30 percent!)

$28 $40 at Walmart

Save $10 on the brand-new Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V
Gain superpowers and befriend demons. (Photo: Atlus)

This game just came out a few months ago but it’s sure to be a classic — the Shin Megami Tensei series is beloved among hardcore role-players, and the teens in your life will love the anime stylings and dark supernatural storyline. The early reviews are promising. One player says it has a "great story and [is] very addictive" and adds, "this one kept me glued." It's "definitely a solid masterpiece." And right now it's $50 at Walmart, a $10 savings.

$50 $60 at Walmart

PlayStation 5

Capture Demon's Souls and save $29

Man in armor standing in front of a fortress
Can you handle the challenge of this fortress? (Photo: FromSoftware)

If you really need a winter challenge, then Demon's Souls should be right up your alley. The Dark Souls games are notoriously difficult, and this title is where it all started. Well, with a bit of a facelift for the PlayStation 5. This is actually a full remake, with graphics, audio and everything else redone to look “amazing” on your next-gen system. And it's only $40 right now, down 43 percent from it's normal price!

Shoppers say it’s “a wonderful launch title that shouldn’t be overlooked.” And though it’s “not for beginners,” another gamer offers some sage advice: “[The] key to [the] game is patience, guarding, dodging and backstab. Take your time, enjoy the beautiful detailed scenery and don't rush into a fight, and you'll love this game.” We’ll take that to heart!

$40 $69 at Walmart

Join up with Watch Dogs Legion for only $20

When anyone can be an ally, or enemy, things get crazy fast. (Photo: Ubisoft)
When anyone can be an ally or an enemy, things get crazy fast. (Photo: Ubisoft)

Do you get tired of the same old muscle-bound heroes in your games? In Watch Dogs Legion, you can play as anyone — and yes, I mean anyone. Whether it’s the cabbie driving down the street or the old woman waiting for the light to change, you can recruit anyone into your hacking group and explore their unique backstories and skills. This intriguing title is down to a super affordable $20 at Walmart, a huge 66 percent discount!

Reviewers call this title "thoughtful, challenging but violent," and another player says they haven't even progressed very far in the story, because "the open world is so much fun on its own." Sounds like you'll get a huge amount of fun for the money with this massive game!

$20 $60 at Walmart

Join the Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! at a 16 percent discount

Don't be fooled by their trendy hair styles and blushing faces, this game hides a secret. (Photo: Team Salvato)
Don't be fooled by their trendy hair styles and blushing faces, this game hides a secret. (Photo: Team Salvato)

Don't be fooled by their cute outfits and smiling faces, this visual novel is a horror game in disguise! You'll read poems, date sweet girls, and deal with existential terror in between. This expanded version features a ton of extras, including 13 new songs and some cute standees for your desk, so you'll always have a reminder of the time you spent in this very disturbing club! Grab it for only $25 this month!

$25 $30 at Walmart

PlayStation 4

The moving Life is Strange: Before the Storm is only $8

Playing games within games.
Playing games within games. (Photo: Square Enix)

Life is Strange isn’t your typical video game series. It’s a narrative adventure game that follows the turbulent story of a troubled teen, Chloe Price. It’s like a soap opera, with episodes and everything. If you like drama, this game has it in spades. Before the Storm is a prequel game to the main Life is Strange titles, taking place three years before the first game in the series. It’s good for newbies, as well as people who’d like to try out this type of game without the super-powered heroics that populate later installments. And it's only $8, a whopping 74 percent off!

$8 $30 at Walmart

Save $28 when you explore The Outer Worlds

This run-down colony needs your help. (Photo: Obsidian)
This run-down colony needs your help. (Photo: Obsidian)

In this role-playing game, you’re a colonist looking for a new life on another planet… except your ship goes missing and reappears 70 years later, when the colony you were headed for is in dire straits. And you have special powers, now, too. Save your new planet, explore other worlds, and make choices that may determine the fate of the galaxy. You know, the usual stuff you do in space.

Gamers love this "fantastic RPG" that's "such a blast," with one player saying he's "in the middle of my second play-through now!" And another gamer says "The story is very well written. The companions are fun and their quests are a blast to do. [...] I have put so much time into the game and don't think I am gonna stop anytime soon." For only $15, it sounds like you'll really get your money's worth with this one.

$15 $43 at Walmart

Get $20 off the epic God of War

Kratos is really, really trying to be a good dad. (Photo: Santa Monica Studio / Sony)
Kratos is really, really trying to be a good dad. (Photo: Santa Monica Studio / Sony)

This mature-rated game is quite the family affair, as the Greek-deity-battling Kratos decides to leave behind the world he knows in favor of the colder and quieter north to raise his son in peace. But that tranquility doesn’t last long when he and the kid get involved in the affairs of gods and giants, forcing this former god to pick up his ax once again. The greatest hits edition of this acclaimed title would normally run you $20 but right now it's only $10.

Players are super enthusiastic about this one: "This game has an epic story line following Kratos and his son, which magnificently intertwined with the previous God of War games. You will appreciate the graphics and character developments. You will be like a fish on a hook and will not be able to set your remote down. Buy it. Play it. Love it. Can't wait for the next one." Sounds like you're getting real bang for your buck!

$10 $30 at Walmart

Xbox

Visit the Riders Republic and save 15 percent

Explore the world in an extreme way. (Photo: Ubisoft)
Explore the world in an extreme way. (Photo: Ubisoft)

The Riders Republic is the ultimate playground for fans of extreme sports. BMX, snowboarding and even base jumping are here for your action-packed delight, traveling through gorgeous environments and collecting and wearing killer threads in the process. This is pretty recent title from a few months ago but it's already on sale. Save $25 when you order it digitally from Walmart, and you'll be exploring canyons and forests on your trusty bike in no time.

$35 $60 at Walmart

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is only $15 right now

Battle at Raisins restaurant
These battles are weird, but dangerous. (Photo: Ubisoft)

This might sound a little crazy, but this role-playing game based on the crude cartoon from Comedy Central is actually really good. The city of South Park is fun to explore, the dialogue is razor-sharp and there are great items to discover. The combat is also awesome. This package even includes the first game, The Stick of Truth, as a bonus! We can't recommend South Park: The Fractured But Whole enough, and right now you can give it a shot for only $15.

Shoppers agree, with one saying "If you like the show, you'll love the game. All the characters from the show coming together for a hilarious game that's just a good time." But even if you aren't the biggest fan, The Fractured But Whole also "challenges your problem solving and analyzing skills," and "it's funny and there's so much to do!" And you don't have to wait for the next season to enjoy this adventure!

$15 $64 at Walmart

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is 50 percent off this month

Viking on a ship approaching a church on shore
You're not here to make friends. (Photo: Ubisoft)

Vikings are cool, and we’re not just saying that because they live way up north! This epic title lets you live the life of a Norseman… or Norsewoman (you get to choose your gender). You can go on raids, fight vicious battles and experience a grand, sweeping saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe. But you don’t need to be familiar with the series to get started — in fact, this game is a great starting point for this immersive series, with a fun history lesson to boot!

Gamers certainly love it, with one shopper calling it “one of the best open world games I have played.” That’s because “there is so much to do in this game, so many ways to build your character, so many ways to engage in combat. The graphics are amazing and finally a game where you can play as a Viking! This game has over 100 hours of gameplay. Highly recommended!”

$30 $60 at Walmart

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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