PlayStation Store sale is here: the best PS5 game deals of the Post-Christmas sale

Great games for less on PS5

A wizard riding a hippogriff in Hogwarts Legacy
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It's typically after Christmas that we see prices plunging on our favourite things, but PlayStation has gone early this year, bringing its January sale into December. That's perfect timing if you get a shiny new PS5 for Christmas, or discover your new favourite game and want to invest in any add-ons. 

The sale has some great offers titles on titles old and new, but which are Christmas crackers and which are worth keeping the receipt for? Here are 5 great deals on must-play PS5 games. 

1. Hogwarts Legacy 

Hogwarts Legacy PS5

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50% off of a world of witchcraft and wizardry iz a pretty compelling offer. Hogwarts Legacycputs you in the shoes of your own student and then hands you the keys to explore a pre-Potter Hogwarts in all of its glory and follow a completely original story to save the wizarding world. 

Compete in duels, attend classes and collect a menagerie of fantastic beasts as you explore the open world of the school. Unless magic suddenly starts to exist, this is the closest you'll ever get to feeling like a real wizard, so embrace it! 

2. F1 23

F1 23

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Get a massive 70% off of F1 23 for another serving of digital escapism. Most of us are probably just as likely to attend Hogwarts and drive a real F1 car so why not play the official game of the most elite form of motorsport? 

This officially licensed game follows the 2023 season that's just finished, including all the official drivers, cars and tracks. Whether you want to rewrite history, lead your own team or work your way up from F2 into the big time, this game will let you do it. 

Obviously, I haven't driven a real F1 car, but the realism here is pretty high. It's definitely more a sim racer than an arcade racer, but there are dozens of different assists to help you get behind the wheel and put in your best laps. 

3. Need for Speed Unbound

Need for Speed Unbound

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If you are after a less serious racing experience, allow me to introduce your next favourite game. Need for Speed Unbound is a staggering 85% off. The latest instalment in the iconic street racing franchise, Unbound is a fresh spin on the series, with a unique almost cell-shaded art style for the characters, and a more photorealistic look for the cars and open world. 

Those who love tuning and customising cars will be in paradise with endless ways to create a unique ride, while the racing consists of both on and off-road action with plenty of jumps, stunts and shunts along the way. 

4. Dying Light 2 Stay Human

PS5 games Dying Light 2

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The best zombie survival game bar none is now 50% off, Dying Light 2 puts you in a huge open world against countless numbers of infected and deadly fellow survivors. But there are no firearms. Only makeshift melee weapons, your wits and (most fun of all) your parkour skills. 

In the day the streets of Villedor are dangerous enough, but at night, that's when all the nasties come out to play. You'll need to be fleet of foot to escape horribly infected mutants and lethal bandits. 

With the market flooded with first-person shooters, it's such a relief to see a title without guns that instead focuses on a more original combat system. You're almost a post-apocalyptic delivery boy more than anything. If you loved Mirror's Edge this is for you. The online co-op is great fun as well. 

5. EA Sports FC 24

EA Sports FC 24 screen with Jude Bellingham

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If you're wondering where FIFA 24 is, don't. It doesn't exist. Instead, EA has decided to go its own way with the latest installment in the football (or soccer) series and created EA Sports FC. You can grab it for 60% off

Don't worry however FIFA fans. This new franchise still has all of your favourite game modes (including Ultimate Team) and heaps of licensed, players, teams and stadiums. 

So what's new? Well aside from the addition of female players in Ultimate Team, there are also brand new dribbling and passing mechanics, a new penalty system and playstyles. These traits give players unique abilities, such as the power to jump higher, pass better or dribble closer and are a genuine game changer. 

6. Rider's Republic

Riders Republic

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A bit of a hidden gem, Rider's Republic is something of a cross between Burnout Paradise and the Tony Hawk games (two of my favourites!). Explore a massive open world by ski, snowboard, bike or wingsuit and race, stunt and trick your way to becoming the most radical rider of all time. Ever wanted to grind your way through some of the most iconic national parks in the US like Yosemite and Bryce Canyon? Well, now you can. 

It's currently 75% off, bringing the price to under £10/$10, much less than a triple to the slopes or to the hospital with a broken leg. If you've got some cool friends you can even team up and take on the world together. 

7. Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3

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Ok, so it's only 10% off, why is Baldur's Gate 3 on this list? Well because it is officially the best game of 2023. This Dungeons and Dragons tactical RPG is one of the most unique and in-depths games ever created with oodles of story that warrants multiple playthroughs. 

Build your perfect party of adventures from some of the most fleshed out characters gaming has ever seen, or team up with a real-life friend in co-op. If you're not one for twitch reaction timing and uber fast reactions, then you've found your next favourite game in this incredibly deep adventure.

Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.