2021’s PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal from developer Housemarque is discounted nicely right now as part of an early Black Friday markdown. The well-received shooter is currently on sale at Amazon and GameStop for just $29, the lowest price ever for the roguelike.
Returnal was one of GameSpot’s favorite games of 2021. Our 9/10 Returnal review praised the game’s mysterious story and scary cutscenes, along with its innovative (at the time) use of DualSense haptics and 3D sound.
A major update, Ascension, was released in March 2022. It added co-op and a new Sisyphean endless mode to the roguelike third-person shooter. It also added a solo-only mode called Tower of Sisyphus, along with a series of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements.
In GameSpot’s Returnal review, Mike Epstein wrote, “Do you need to be a little brave to play Returnal? Yeah. Do you need to be glutton for punishment? It helps. They say that anything worth doing should scare you at least a little bit. I’m not sure if that’s always true, but Returnal makes a strong case.”