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The wind is whipping, there’s snow on the ground…for most of us, winter is here in full force, and with it, lots of indoor time. But that doesn't necessarily mean you're stuck in place. You can still venture out through the magic of video games, exploring worlds and getting lost in stories that will make the cold weather feel like a distant memory. Whether your system of choice is an Xbox, PlayStation or the Nintendo Switch, Walmart can load you up with plenty of great titles for a song this month.
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.
Get moving with Katamari Damacy: REROLL, and save $15
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.
Play Clubhouse Games for only $28, down from $40
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!)
Experience the joy of Untitled Goose Game for 50 percent off
HONK! This game puts you in the shoes — er, webbed feet — of a trouble-making goose in a small village. Your mission involves stealing stuff, scaring the locals and rampaging through the community at large. Untitled Goose Game is simple, beautiful and super weird — and it was a huge hit when it came out back in 2019. Now you can snag this delightful bucolic romp as a digital download for only $10 at Walmart; that's 50 percent off!
Save $10 on the brand-new Shin Megami Tensei V
This game just came out 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, "great story and very addictive" and adds, "this one kept me glued." It's "definitely a solid masterpiece."
Capture Demon's Souls and save $29
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!
Join up with Watch Dogs Legion for only $20
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!
Join the Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! at a discount
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!
Save $28 when you explore The Outer Worlds
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.
Get $35 off Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy VII has been a favorite of gamers since its release way back in 1997, but the graphics haven’t aged well. So this soup-up remake is just what everyone’s been asking for, adapting the exciting adventure of a small group of freedom fighters as they fight against the forces of the destructive corporation known as Shinra. Fight soldiers in a crazy cyberpunk city, with some magic thrown in as well — and save 58 percent off while you're at it, playing only $25 for this modern masterpiece.
A fan of the original says even though they hesitated to buy this new one, they were “not disappointed,” adding that it’s “faithful to the original story with a twist! Better storytelling with the improved graphics.”
The moving Life is Strange: Before the Storm is only $8
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!
Get in the game and save 42 percent off Madden NFL '22
Are you ready for a certain big sporting event coming up next month? Well, you can prep by picking up the latest Madden football game for a real steal: This week Madden NFL ’22 is only $41 — that's a hefty 42 percent off the newest installment in this consistently stellar series. Football is a lot more fun when you call the shots, after all. Here, you can manage everything, including scouts and coaching staff!
Players call this one the "best version in years. So many updates and it feels more next-gen than any other game. Very cool new features and functions this time around." We're happy it lives up to its great name!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is only $15 right now
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 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!
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is 50 percent off this week
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!”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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Headphones and earbud deals:
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Video game deals:
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Chromecast with Google TV, $50 (was $70), walmart.com
PowerXL Grill Air Fryer Home, $69 (was $149), walmart.com
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Health and Wellness:
Pack of 5 Reusable Face Masks, $19 (was $26), walmart.com
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Pro MC 3-piece Unisex Face Masks, $20 (was $26), walmart.com
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