PlayStation Essentials Sale Live on PSN, Must-Own Games Marked Way Down on Every Platform

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It’s Tuesday, and that means another weekly PSN sale has gone live! This time Sony has posted a “PlayStation Essentials” sale, which is good news because that means it’s giving us deep discounts on what are widely considered to be the best games on all of the respective PlayStation platforms!

We have deep cuts on blockbusters across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The PS3 and Vita discount pages are smaller, but most of you are playing on PS4 anyway so that’s not a big deal. We’re going to list out every single discount for you right here, beginning with the PS4 games, and then moving on to the PS3 and Vita.

After each list of sales, we’ll give you guys a brief summary of what we consider to be the best deals of the bunch, so if you’re looking for some recommendations on where to spend your hard-earned cash, make sure you check out those highlights at the bottom of each page. Let’s kick things off with the PS4 deals!

Slide 2/3 – PlayStation 3 Deals
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  • Alien: Isolation – $8.99
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue – $9.89
  • Battlefield 4 – $4.99
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND – $11.99
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection – $4.99
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – $7.49
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $19.99
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- – $7.99
  • Okami HD – $5.59
  • Persona 5 – $24.99
  • Resident Evil 4 -$4.99
  • Resident Evil 5 – $4.49
  • Skullgirls Encore – $2.99

This list is considerably smaller, but the PSN store could still be updating. We’ll be sure to check back to see if there are any games we missed. As it stands, you’d be insane to miss out on Resident Evil 4 for five bucks, especially if you’ve never played the game before. Likewise, Okami HD for a fiver is more than reasonable.

If you still own a PS3 and never got into Grand Theft Auto V, you might as well bite for $19.99 while you can. It will provide several months of entertainment.

Slide 3/3 – PlayStation Vita Deals
  • Axiom Verge – $9.99
  • Breath of Fire III – $4.99
  • Farming Simulator 18 – $11.99
  • Muramasa Rebirth: Complete Collection – $10.49
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch – $4.49
  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games – $15.99
  • Skullgirls: 2nd Encore – N/A

If you’re an old-school RPG fan then you already know that you’ll be picking up Breath of Fire III. If you’re really looking for a time-sink, though, Farming Simulator 18 has  been a surprise smash-hit among players. It may sound boring, but it’s completely engrossing once you start making progress.

For fighting game fans, Skullgirls is one of the most polished and finely-tuned 2D fighters out there, and this edition comes with perhaps the most comprehensive tutorial for 2D fighters we’ve ever seen. It will take you from scrub to pro in no time!