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Gaming gifts (even to yourself) never go out of style and always fit. (Photo: Getty Images)
Gaming gifts (even to yourself) never go out of style and always fit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Back in March we never imagined we’d still be spending so much time at home as the leaves drop from the trees, right? But such is 2020. It’s no wonder gaming has been so popular. It’s a great escape: Immersing yourself in another world lets you take a break from this one.

If you’re a committed gamer, chances are you’re ready for some fresh challenges. And if you’re new to the form, well, now is the perfect time to give it a try. Amazon Prime Day is delivering all sorts of incredible deals to bring you some gaming excitement, whether you have an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch or PC. And don’t forget the gamers in your life—today is the day to stock up on holiday gifts.

We sorted through the options to round up the best games and accessories. Shop these next-level Prime Day deals below:

Best Xbox One deals

Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville for Xbox One. (Photo: Amazon)
Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville for Xbox One. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for just $14 (was $40), Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville for Xbox One continues the ongoing battle between, you guessed it, plants and zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. This Amazon’s Choice game lets you play as either plants or zombies as you build your defenses and counter-attack to reclaim the neighborhood. The latest in the Plants vs. Zombies franchise features split-screen and co-op modes for an even better experience.

“Best Plants vs. Zombies game yet! Incredible clarity, details on the characters, and several new characters and background scenery,” wrote a satisfied shopper. “There is no ‘real’ violence. It’s sunflowers, and mushrooms, and oak trees (and other plant characters) fighting against zombie football players, zombie scientists, and zombie disco dancers and other zombies. It’s funny and it’s fun.”

More Xbox One deals:

  • Mortal Kombat 11 (Xbox One), $20 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Escape Game: Fort Boyard (Xbox One), $27 (was $30), amazon.com

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, $7 (was $20), amazon.com

  • Gears 5, $24 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Jumanji: The Video Game, $26 (was $40), amazon.com

  • NBA 2K21, $40 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Madden NFL 21, $40 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Shadow of The Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, $30 (was $40), amazon.com

  • SoulCalibur VI, $16 (was $30), amazon.com

  • Xbox Wireless Controller (Red), $50 (was $65), amazon.com

Best PS4 deals

BenGoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4. (Photo: Amazon)
BenGoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4. (Photo: Amazon)

Want to really get in on the action? This BenGoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset—a whopping 67 percent off at Amazon—is ideal for immersive gaming, thanks to its awesome surround-sound and comfy padded ear cushions that makes hours-long sessions a breeze. Its built-in microphone offers incredibly crisp audio, as well as noise-canceling.

“The G9000 Pro is the best headset I’ve ever had,” shared a delighted gamer. “The foam padding is super comfortable and the length is easily adjustable. It comes with both a USB plug and a plug for a headphone jack, so it’s compatible with both my PS4 and laptop. It also has an adjustable volume and a switch to mute your own microphone. And it looks great, so that’s a plus.”

More PS4 deals:

  • Nioh 2 (PS4), $28 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Snowrunner (PS4), $42 (was $50), amazon.com

  • Metal Gear Survive (PS4), $14 (was $40), amazon.com

  • NBA 2K20 (PS4), $24 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection (PS4), $35 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Predator: Hunting Grounds (PS4), $25.50 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, $40 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition, $26 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Monster Hunter: World, $19 (was $30), amazon.com

  • Super Street The Game, $14 (was $30), amazon.com

Best Nintendo Switch deals

Save 63 percent on Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 63 percent on Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

Since we’re all missing out on carnivals this year, we’re bringing the carnival to you. Game publisher 2K Games’ Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch—on sale for just $15, or $25 off at Amazon—will make you feel like you’re on the boardwalk with your pick of 20 classic carnival games to play. You can shoot basketballs, take down scary clowns, race drones, bowl and more. Plus, you can even win tickets and trade them in for prizes! Bring on the fried dough.

“Fun game—I made an in-home carnival for my boys during quarantine and set this up on the projector,” shared a delighted shopper and mother of two. “Made it feel like a real carnival. It’s fun and competitive and you can play as teams. Good price for a fun game, and it’s not hard to unlock levels.”

More Nintendo Switch deals:

  • PowerA Pokemon Wireless GameCube Style Controller for Nintendo Switch (black), $35 (was $50), amazon.com

  • PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller for Nintendo Switch (purple), $37 (was $50), amazon.com

  • Sega Genesis Mini, $50 (was $80), amazon.com

  • SanDisk MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card (128GB), $26 (was $35), amazon.com

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons, $56 (was $61), amazon.com

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, $50 (was $60), amazon.com

  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, $40 (was $60), amazon.com

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, $45 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Super Mario Party, $45 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Carnival Games, $15 (was $40), amazon.com

  • LEGO Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles, $20 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Yoshi’s Crafted World, $50 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Mario Tennis Aces, $50 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, $15 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, $45 (was $60), amazon.com

PC gaming deals

Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse. (Photo: Amazon)
Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $60 (was $100), this Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse (an Amazon’s Choice item) has the stellar tracking, speed and precision that’s perfect for beginner and pro gamers alike. What’s amazing is that it feels like using a wired mouse—even though it’s wireless. There’s virtually no lag or latency that would ruin gameplay.

The mouse boasts up to 50 hours of battery life per charge, which is more than enough time to complete just about any Final Fantasy game before needing more juice.

“This has been by far the best mouse I have ever owned, My last mouse was the NAGA and the Mamba elite is a HUGE upgrade,” raved a delighted gamer. “The sensor is amazing!”

More PC gaming deals:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (PC), $20 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Vankyo Gaming Headset CM7000, $28 (was $69), amazon.com

  • Logitech G502 SE Hero High Performance RGB Gaming Mouse, $50 (was $80), amazon.com

  • Razer Tartarus v2 Gaming Keypad, $73 (was $80), amazon.com

  • Alienware Low-Profile RGB Gaming Keyboard, $150 (was $160), amazon.com

  • Mpow Air Wireless Gaming Headset, $50 (was $70), amazon.com

  • Jeecoo Xiberia USB Pro Gaming Headset, $26 (was $48), amazon.com

  • Beexcellent Gaming Headset with Noise Canceling mic, $25 (was $40), amazon.com

  • GK61 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, $80 (was $85), amazon.com

  • HyperX Cloud Flight—Wireless Gaming Headset, $126 (was $410), amazon.com

  • WD_Black 5TB P10 Game Drive, $123 (was $150), amazon.com

  • DOOM Eternal: Standard Edition, $54 (was $60), amazon.com

  • Call of Duty: WWII, $20 (was $50), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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