ByAna Valens, writer at
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The holidays are long gone, but several major releases from the end of 2016 just saw major price drops over the past couple months. These deals range from permanent drops to temporary deals, but all of them clock in with nearly 1/3rd off per game. Check out these five games that have seen some significant cuts.

'The Last Guardian'

  • Release Date: December 6th, 2016
  • Platform: PS4
  • Price: $40 (down from $60)

The Last Guardian's sale price just permanently dropped, slashing $20 off the original $59.99 release. Why the drop? The adventure title from Team Ico's Fumito Ueda landed some mixed reviews; writers found that commanding the enormous animal creature Trico could be frustrating and stressful at times. For that reason, the game currently has an 82% rating on Metacritic, down from Ico's 90% rating and Shadow of the Colossus's 91%. Still, now is a perfect time to sample one of the most long-awaited games of 2016.

'Final Fantasy XV'

  • Release Date: November 29th, 2016
  • Platform: Xbox One, PS4
  • Price: $40 (down from $60)

The latest installment in the Final Fantasy series is on sale, and you can grab a copy over at P.C. Richards & Son. The game saw a $20 drop on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, making it a pretty competitive deal compared to other outlets. So why the sale? Seeing how P.C. Richards & Son isn't exactly a household name in video game sales, it seems likely the company is introducing the deal as a loss leader to bring in more purchases. Either way, stop in and grab a copy!

'Battlefield 1'

  • Release Date: October 21, 2016
  • Platform: PS4
  • Price: $47 (down from $60)

EA's latest release in the Battlefield series just got a major price drop at Target. Battlefield 1 is $46.99 from the store, making it one of the few deals available for the game around from a major retailer. Don't hold your breath if you don't have a PlayStation 4, though: the deal is for PS4 owners only. Sorry, Xbox and PC fans.

'NBA 2K17'

  • Release Date: September 20, 2016
  • Platform: Xbox One, PS4
  • Price: $45 (down from $60)

One of the best basketball series of the current generation is on sale over at Newegg. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners, you can grab a copy of NBA 2K17 via NationWide Distributor. Traditionally, sports games drop down in price once the new year is in full swing -- Madden NFL 17 is already $39.99 at Best Buy -- so catching this deal now is a solid opportunity for any basketball fans that missed the holidays.

'Titanfall 2'

  • Release Date: October 28, 2016
  • Platform: Xbox One, PC, PS4
  • Price: $40 (down from $60)

Another price cut for an EA game! This time, Titanfall 2 is on sale for $39.99 across all consoles at BestBuy, including the game's PC version. The game is on sale for a $20 off deal, as well as Prima Games's strategy guide for the Titanfall 2 Collector's Edition. Why the cut? Titanfall 2 had steep competition when the game launched in October. EA literally made the game compete with its own shooter, Battlefield 1. So the cut may be an attempt to boost the game's sales and playerbase, now that the holidays are gone.

There you go! Of course, there's plenty more deals for games new and old out there, but these five are some of the best deals around for anyone looking to save a quick $15 or $20. As the year goes on, expect deeper cuts to some of the hottest titles of 2016.

Are there any hot deals on major titles that we missed? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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