The best Memorial Day video game deals, starting at just $1

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On sale for Memorial Day weekend: Gaming gear galore! (Photo: Getty Images)
On sale for Memorial Day weekend: Gaming gear galore! (Photo: Getty Images)

Don't look now, but gaming is having a moment. A big moment: Thanks to amazing new consoles, handhelds and games, playing has never been more popular. It’s a great escape: Immersing yourself in another world lets you take a break from this one. Just what a holiday weekend is for!

If you’re a committed gamer, chances are you’re ready for some fresh challenges. And if you’re new to this world, well, now is the perfect time to give it a shot. Retailers from across the web are doling out incredible gaming deals left and right — and we sorted through the vast array to round up the very best sales from Amazon, Walmart, GameStop and more.

Whether you have an Xbox, Sony PlayStation or Nintendo Switch, you'll find something to snap up among these next-level deals:

Best Xbox deals

Tenderfoots and yellowbellies need not apply: Saddle up and head to the frontier for a six-shooting, rootin'-tootin bad old time. (Photo: Walmart)
Tenderfoots and yellowbellies need not apply: Saddle up and head to the frontier for a six-shooting, rootin'-tootin bad old time. (Photo: Walmart)

On sale for $35 (was $60), Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One has established itself as a classic among hardcore and casual gamers alike. Play as outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van Der Linde gang make their mark on the Wild West circa 1899. The game has earned countless awards and accolades, and even if you’re not a big-time gamer, you’ll love Morgan’s action-packed story and the painstaking detail with which his world is rendered.

“I cant even begin to describe how much I love this game!” a delighted customer shared. “It’s the best game I have ever played. From the beginning to the end this game is perfection, it is so detailed. The game is so big it will take you months to see and do everything.”

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Xbox Series X/S

Xbox One

Best Sony PlayStation deals

It's the end of the world as they know it...and a dark, dazzling, immersive virtual adventure for you. (Photo: Walmart)
It's the end of the world as they know it...and a dark, dazzling, immersive virtual adventure for you. (Photo: Walmart)

On sale for $30 (down from $60), The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4 is set five years after the first game and follows Ellie and Abby as they continue their action-packed fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic United States. This is one of the most popular games around, and now it’s 50 percent off at Walmart!

“I have played it three times now,” shared a delighted gamer. “On each play-through, I found something new, which I most likely missed because of the insane attention to detail in this game. It all started to make sense after my second play-through. I think that The Last of Us Part II is one of the best storytelling masterpieces out there.”

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Sony PlayStation 5

Sony PlayStation 4

Best Nintendo Switch deals

For dancing on your own...or getting down with your crew. (Photo: Amazon)
For dancing on your own...or getting down with your crew. (Photo: Amazon)

It's Memorial Day weekend: Time to kick back, cut loose and get down! Amazon is offering Just Dance 2021 for Nintendo Switch for $30 right now (was $50). That’s a 40 percent savings!

Just Dance 2021 comes with 40 songs to keep you moving — including “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, “Adore You” by Harry Styles and “Don't Start Now” by Dua Lipa. The game is designed for up to six players — fun for the whole gang.

“I have all the Just Dance games — and...this may be my favorite,” shared a dancing fan. “The songs are a great mix of genres, and the choreography has enough familiar moves to make the game comfortable to jump into, but it also has some new moves that I don't think I've seen in the other Just Dance games. And the backgrounds — wow, they are amazing. It's crazy to think how far the game has come over the years. Five stars for sure!”

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PC gaming

Precision gaming at 43 percent off. (Photo: Amazon)
Precision gaming at over 40 percent off. (Photo: Amazon)

Want to take your gaming to the next level (so to speak)? You'll need a mouse that offers the utmost in precision, accuracy and ease of navigating. This is it. The Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse, on sale for $29 (down from $50), has a top-of-the-line optical sensor that’s customizable for sensitivity, so its triggers will be as sharp as you please. Amazingly durable, it's rated for up to 10 million clicks, plus it’s backed with a two-year warranty for peace of mind.

“This is one of the best mice I've ever owned. It has a great feel and super quick and crisp button clicks,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “The tracking is extremely smooth and precise. The software allows for excellent customization, especially the DPI button ranges. The color-changing stuff is neat.”

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

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