Our 6 picks from Sony’s Planet of the Discounts sale

 Our 6 picks from Sony’s Planet of the Discounts sale

Halloween is nearly upon us, so naturally there’s a bunch of spooky videogame sales to celebrate. Sony already have a Halloween sale running until November 2, but it looks like they’ve already decided to start another one, titled ‘Planet of the Discounts‘. Despite the name and visual design for this sale, most of the games have little to do with the upcoming holiday.

If the lack of any real theme wasn’t enough, the new PlayStation Store is kinda awful to use right now. So, instead of having to trawl through the clunky store layout yourself, we’ve put together a short list of some cheaper Japanese games that are worth checking out during the sale.

Bayonetta and Vanquish

Bayonetta Planet of the Deals

Two excellent action titles from PlatinumGames, both on sale for £9.99. The reason they’re both included in the same entry is because of how they were released. Physically, they’re only available as a pair, and the PS4 versions were released on the same day. Oddly enough, the digital bundle isn’t part of Planet of the Discounts, so buying both separately is the cheapest option right now.

Bayonetta store page Vanquish store page

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — Hacker’s Memory

Another odd choice for the sale, as the first game is still full price on the PlayStation Store. Either way, this is a solid monster collecting RPG, despite the rough translation at times. May as well wait for the original to go cheaper at some point if you’re new to the series though.

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Fist Of The North Star: Lost Paradise

Fist of the North Star Planet of the Deals

An odd mix of Yakuza and Fist Of The North Star that doesn’t always work. However, it’s still an interesting experience that’s worth the £9.59 entry cost. There’s the usual goofy Yakuza humour (and a bunch of arcade games taken straight from that series), with the over-the-top violence from Fist Of The North Star.

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The King of Fighters XIV

Overshadowed by newer, prettier fighting games, The King of Fighters XIV is an interesting entry in SNK’s long running series. It’s currently only £5.59, so give it a try if you’re looking for something different.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience

Metal Gear Solid V Planet of the Deals

For some reason, this collection is the same price as Ground Zeroes, and cheaper than The Phantom Pain. While it may not be a truly complete version of Metal Gear Solid V, this is the best we’ll probably ever get. Honestly, The Definitive Experience is almost worth buying for The Phantom Pain’s opening alone.

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Keep in mind that these are all European links, as the PlayStation Blog annoyingly doesn’t have separate lists for EU and NA sales now. Planet of the Discounts ends on November 20 in both regions.

Isaac Todd
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