The 10+ best March video game deals — up to 70% off
Gamers, start your engines — or suit up and make your way through a postapocalyptic hellscape. Your choice! There are a lot of great deals right now that you don't want to miss. Catch deep discounts on Nintendo Switch games like No Man's Sky for 50% off, or take a more role-playing approach with Star Ocean: The Divine Force, also half off. Looking for a story-driven shooter? Try out New Tales From the Borderlands at an impressive 68% off. Ready? Scroll on to grab the best deals for Nintendo Switch, Playstation and Xbox.
'New Tales From the Borderlands Deluxe Edition' for Nintendo Switch$16$50Save $34
'Star Ocean The Divine Force' for PlayStation 5$30$60Save $30
'NBA 2K23' for Xbox One$20$60Save $40
'No Man's Sky' for Nintendo Switch$30$60Save $30
'Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy' for PlayStation 5$30$60Save $30
'Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales' for PlayStation 5$25$35Save $10
'Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope' for Nintendo Switch$35$60Save $25
'Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' for Nintendo Switch$32$60Save $28
'Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes' for Nintendo Switch$36$60Save $24
'Sonic Frontiers' for Nintendo Switch$39$60Save $21
'Pokemon Violet' for Nintendo Switch$42$60Save $18
'New Tales From the Borderlands Deluxe Edition' for Nintendo Switch
Borderlands is best known as a looter-shooter, but New Tales is a narrative-driven adventure that lets you dive deeper into the tales of your favorite characters. The choices you make will influence the story, and a series of branching paths means each playthrough can be different. Right now this game is nearly 70% off!
"As someone who is fairly new to trying the Borderlands games, I wasn't sure what I should expect," related an enlightened user. "After all, looter-shooters are not my usual preferred game style. That said, this game pleasantly surprised me and the fact it included both Tales games was even better... It has a good sense of humor, fun to play and you don't have to be a FPS pro to enjoy either game,"
'Star Ocean The Divine Force' for PlayStation 5
I've played almost every Star Ocean title before this one, and let me tell you: The Divine Force is one of my favorites. Between the bombastic story and lovable characters, the game will suck you in. The new ability to fly around the map makes exploration more fun than ever before, and of course, there are tons of side quests and extra content to explore once you finish the main story.
Fans have said this was a great comeback for the series. "Great game plot, game play and story. It’s reminiscent of the best SO games in the series."
'NBA 2K23' for Xbox One
NBA 2K23 packs everything basketball fans know and expect into one tight, streamlined experience. You'll feel the rush of sinking three-pointers in the role of your favorite ballers. Play through Career Mode and forge a legend for yourself, or take part in the Jordan Challenge and follow MJ's star-studded career from the ground up. Basically, whatever you want to do and whoever you want to play as is on offer.
This gift giver may have actually gotten more than she bargained for: "I was finally able to get my husband the PS5, so this game was amongst the five games that I bought him...and I haven’t seen him since Christmas because he has hidden away with this game, LOL, but he is happy."
'No Man's Sky' for Nintendo Switch
No Man's Sky is a procedurally generated, endless universe for players to explore. You can take on space pirates, become a trading merchant or just spend your days exploring the far-flung reaches of the galaxy. Not only is the game gorgeous, but there are near-seamless transitions between planetary surfaces and the inky blackness of space. As a player, you're dropped into a sandbox that's just waiting to be explored. I've sunk hours into this game. If you enjoy Minecraft or just like producing your own own narratives, you'll have a blast here.
One player said they would never get bored. "I've put a lot of hours in and keep finding new stuff I have never seen before. It can be overwhelming at first, but it's easy once you get the hang of everything. I love how you can make custom game settings too!"
'Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy' for PlayStation 5
Though it doesn't use the same voice actors as those in the MCU, this version of the Guardians is well-acted and fun. You'll have a blast fighting your way through hordes of enemies and stepping into Star Lord's jet boots. Right now, it's on sale for just $20 — an absolute steal (it's almost 70% off).
"Definitely recommend getting this game. I'm still playing it and having a blast! A whole lot better than Square Enix's last marvel game, Marvel's Avengers. But it is really fun, and if you like Guardians of the Galaxy or just never cared for them, this game will make you love them even more!" said one happy gamer.
'Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales' for PlayStation 5
Marvel's Spider-Man was one of the best games of the year when it released, so this "sequel" (we say in quotes, since it's kind of a spinoff) was much anticipated — and it doesn't disappoint! Swing your way through New York City and save it from a new and dangerous threat. This entry is a bit shorter than the original, but has all of the action-packed fun fans could ask for.
"This is the best game I have ever played in my life," said one very impressed fan. "Marvel's Spiderman: Miles Morales has great graphics and an awesome storyline. The game really gives you a blast and I 100% recommend it."
'Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope' for Nintendo Switch
With nine characters to choose from, you can build a team of three to help you fight the forces of evil and save the galaxy by rescuing the scattered Sparks. Utilize cover, employ unique abilities and think through every move — you can be sure your enemies will, too!
It's even impressive to people who aren't fans of strategy games. "This game was loads of fun. I never played the first one and thought that I'd be lost and clueless on certain aspects of the game, but it's its own standalone story. Each of the characters and star Sparks have unique abilities, so playing is a breeze. Turn-based strategy usually bores me and feels like a drag, but this game was fun and accessible."
'Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' for Nintendo Switch
Like Lego? Like Star Wars? Then putting the two of them together is a surefire win. Play through the story of Star Wars and experience every planet in a whole new way. Explore different lands and pilot all the different vehicles with one of literally hundreds of playable characters.
"Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is one of those games that you pick up and don't want to put down.... like, ever! The newest game in the long-running Lego series offers players the chance to play across nine Star Wars movies. Travel across 20 iconic planets with hundreds of unlockable characters and vehicles as well as action-packed battles and epic cut scenes!" said one ecstatic fan.
'Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes' for Nintendo Switch
Anyone who's a fan of Fire Emblem: Three Houses can get more of the universe they love in this musou-style interpretation. Fight your way across massive battlefields with action-adventure gameplay. Don't worry, though; it doesn't do away completely with that classic Fire Emblem strategy — employing unique twists on gameplay to keep you on your toes.
One player said, "This game is a fantastic addition to Fire Emblem: Three Houses lore. If you enjoyed Three Houses and don't mind a small mixture of warriors gameplay, this is a must-play. This game also would have been welcome as a mainstream Fire Emblem title."
'Sonic Frontiers' for Nintendo Switch
This is a brand-new interpretation of Sonic the Hedgehog in an open-world setting. So if you're a fan of Sonic-style 3D platforming, this is the game for you. If you're a fan of Sonic-style 2D platforming, this is also the game for you. It's got a bit of something for everyone.
One fan called this a new era of Sonic. "I'm still in the middle of playing this game, but the level design is mostly well-thought-out and the character interactions are so much better now than in years past. There are true connections from Sonic to each one of the characters, and the boss fights are an interesting, outlandish take. However, it works well with what this story conveys. Highly recommend!"
'Pokemon Violet' for Nintendo Switch
Will you choose the Fire Croc Fuecoco, the Water-type Quaxley or the Grass-type Sprigatito as your avatar? All three are adorable, and all three are viable options. Whichever you pick, you'll get a similar experience with both Pokémon Violet and Pokémon Scarlet. There are a few differences between the two, but that's part of the fun!
"This new open-world Pokemon game is awesome! I’ve been so busy exploring that by the time I hit my second badge my team was already in the level 60s 🤣. There are three storylines.... Highly recommend this new gen," said one gamer.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.