Best of the Black Friday deals

Given the current state of the economy, and the vigor with which stores are going after what’s left of your dollar, we’re going to go ahead and declare this post-Thanksgiving Shopstravaganza of November 27th, 2009… The Blackest Friday. Retailers are well aware of your financial plight, and are dropping the prices on games so fresh off the press the cellophane is still melty. You know it’s going to get crazy out there, so take us by the hand as we walk you through the madness of it all by ranking the best deals available from stores all over the US.*

Above: If you’re doing this anyway… 

Of course, to enjoy these viciously cheap games, you’re gonna need a system to play them on. Luckily, consoles are being bundled into incredible deals so there’s never been a better time to snatch the PS3 Slim, Elite 360, or Wii you’ve had your eye on for God knows how long. But in case you’re already console equipped:




Best Buy deals begin at 5AM 

$299 120GB Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle with FREE Sonic The Hedgehog, Spider-Man Web of Shadows, Wall-E and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Above: SIX FREE GAMES! Four are actually good! 

$299 120GB PS3 Slim with FREE LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition and Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Above: Two kickass platform exclusives that still retail for around $60 each 

Wal-Mart deals begin at 5AM 

$299 120GB PS3 Slim with FREE Batman: Arkham Asylum and The Dark Knight on Blu-ray and InFamous

Above: Help someone you love bust a Bat nut. Plus InFamous! 

GameStop deals begin at 6AM 

$299 120GB PS3 Slim with FREE LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition and God of War Collection

Above: Technically THREE free games, but Best Buy’s bundle is still a better value 

$299 120GB Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle with either Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare or Bakugan Battle Brawlers FREE

Above: IMPORTANT: The deal is for CoD4 OR Bakugan Battle Brawlers NOT BOTH 

K-Mart deals begin at 6AM 

$199 Limited Edition Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines PSP Entertainment Pack with FREE Assassin’s Creed II for PS3

Above: Remember Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines unlocks goodies in the PS3 game 

$299 120GB Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle with FREE Halo 3: ODST

Above: Nearly as good as that ODST bundle the Europeans got 

hhgregg deals begin at 4AM 

$169 Wii Console

Above: A price that low could trigger another shortage. Wish we knew what ah “hhgregg” was…

Meijer deals begin at 5AM 

$299 120GB PS3 Slim with FREE Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Step Brothers and Black Hawk Down Blu-rays

Above: Adding enough ancient titles provides the passable illusion of VALUE! 

$299 120GB Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle with Grand Theft Auto IV and Halo 3

Above: Oldies, but damned goodies

Sears deals begin at 4AM 

$299 120GB Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle with FREE Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Subscription Card

Above: Not a game, but it’s a $50 gift that you’ll use more than any single game

Target deals begin at 5AM 

$299 120GB Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle with FREE $50 Gift Card

Above: At least Target is allowing you to pick your own free game. Or anything else under its roof

Radio Shack deals begin at 5:30AM 

$299 120GB Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle with $60 Mail in Rebate

Above: Lower on the list because losing $10 is pretty much worth not having to mail something

Click to the next page to find some of the cheapest games you’ll see all year!

-Many of these deals are “DOORBUSTERS” meaning they are in EXTREMELY limited supply and available Friday ONLY.
-The Elite 360 Holiday bundle including Pure and Lego Batman alone is already available damn near everywhere for $299, so don’t risk getting trampled for it
-Certain retailers may offer these deals online. It’s rare, but you should keep an eye out, especially if you’re not big on long lines and the bitter cold of an early morning.



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  • Axcleblade - December 1, 2009 11:14 p.m.

    I got GTA IV for 10 bucks. Best deal ever.
  • micdog2009 - December 1, 2009 9:47 a.m. had some good deals also on a bunch of different games. I got Band Hero for my wife with a microphone for $49 plus I had a %10 off coupon through I couldn't find the game + only a microphone anywhere else.
  • GopherforceMN - November 29, 2009 6:45 p.m.

    I got Left for dead 2, Dragon Age, and Assassins creed 2 all for 64 bucks at best buy.
  • linkganon - November 29, 2009 5:34 p.m.

    since i'm not an american, i don't celebrate black friday and have thanksgiving in october, and the 27 dollar deal on nitro is good, but i went to a store on saturday and it was there for 30 bucks. it's pretty much the same difference since i'd only save 3 dollars with that deal. by the way, about gamestop. i have only one of those games for the 2 wii games for 40 dollars, galaxy is the first game i bought for the wii excluding the non game game, wii sports. it's only a demo for crying out loud. anyways, they would have to pay ME to take that wii music home.
  • LizarDAZZLE - November 28, 2009 8:45 p.m.

    yeah, gamesradar, the PC community's too big to ignore. You know what happens if you make us angry *COUGH* Modern Warfare 2 *COUGH*
  • ycsm570 - November 28, 2009 6:55 p.m.

    Dead Space for Xbox 360 was also $10 at Walmart.
  • ZorakIverson - November 28, 2009 6:32 a.m.

    I sleep through my alarm for about 4 hours and showed up after the stores had been open for about two hours and still got everything I want.
  • Spybreak8 - November 28, 2009 5:42 a.m.

    forgot to type online after Best Buy and Gamestop, all my deals I got online and not freakin early in the morning!
  • Spybreak8 - November 28, 2009 5:40 a.m.

    @TrigunGunner My thoughts exactly, I got all my deals from Amazon and at "doorbuster" prices/also got tons of blurays for like 8 to 10 bucks. Also got L4D2 from Best Buy at $35 and went in on the Buy 2 Get 1 Free Used Games at Gamestop to get Forza3/Shift/CoDWaW. Although I have a console so I'm good, glad everyone else will join in on the gaming bliss. I'd grab a PS3 now since they got their act together, plus I really want to play Rachet, but I a lot of less expensive items always wins out lol.
  • Cyberninja - November 28, 2009 2:34 a.m.

    to bad i dont have 300 dollars for a ps3 i dont care i may get one for christmas anyway and i dont see wii games that i want hopfully i can find muramasa cheap on the 12th i am get around 120 dollars
  • TrigunGunner - November 27, 2009 8:24 a.m.

    so glad I'm getting my black friday deals online instead of having to wait for in line and in the crowd. Amazon all the way!
  • goochbiscuit - November 26, 2009 11:09 p.m.

    I work at Best Buy and hate my life.
  • GameManiac - November 26, 2009 4:52 p.m.

    ... I WISH I had the money for a PS3. At least I have a Wii, and there were a few games I may be interested in.
  • mgkyo666 - November 26, 2009 7:48 a.m.

  • Samael - November 26, 2009 7:37 a.m.

    Never mind, scratch Best Buy. Found out I'll need to have a ticket and be in line hamfully early to get one, so I'm gonna try GameCrazy instead. Hopefully they don't have a similar policy.
  • TrIp13G - November 26, 2009 6:34 a.m.

    Hey! hhgregg has my name in it! I'M SUING!
  • garnsr - November 26, 2009 5:21 a.m.

    The PS3 bundles definitely look like the best deals here. Good games, good system, good deals.
  • lovinmyps3 - November 26, 2009 4:46 a.m.

    Yes!! I haven't picked up Left 4 Dead 2 yet, this will be perfect!! If I can get the money together by then.
  • awinnerisjew - November 26, 2009 4:37 a.m.

    I was just checking the target ad, and it says that if you spend over $100, you get a $10 gift card. So if you combine that with the $50 gift card from the XBOX Elite bundle, thats $60 off or whatever. Not bad, not bad.
  • Davian80 - November 26, 2009 4:02 a.m.

    Not even a shout out to Steams sale? Dragon Age 37$, Batman 24$, Farcry 10$, with more to come. NO PC LOVE :(

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