Cyber Monday is like the rushed sequel to Black Friday. That doesn't make it any worse than America's annual celebration of cheap TVs and trampling old people though. In fact, it might even be the superior holiday since you don't have to brave the elements or that jerk down the block to score cheap goods.
We've already previewed a few of the Cyber Monday deals coming from major retailers, but the video game fans out there are going to want to pay attention to this year's Cyber Monday. For starters, Amazon is hosting a week of Cyber Monday sales starting today. One of the standout deals is half-off Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for Xbox One and PS4. For only $30, you too can explore the vastness of Mordor while making enemies out of every orc you let live. Other notable deals on Amazon include Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition on PS4 for $18 or the recently released Lords of the Fallen for $40.
For more deals, be sure to check out Amazon's landing page for Cyber Monday. There will be new sales all week as the world's largest online retailer attempts to siphon money out of gamers across the country.
— Amazon Video Games (@amazongames) November 28, 2014
What about GameStop? Does the nation's largest games specialty retailer have any good Cyber Monday sales in mind? While the retailer has yet to send out its annual Cyber Monday ad, it has already lowered the prices on the games that will be seeing discounts come December 1. Of particular note is recently released The Evil Within - the $60 PS4/Xbox One title has seen its price slashed in half for Cyber Monday.
If you're in the market for some last gen consoles, GameStop has you covered with some rather generous bundles. For starters is the Wii Holiday Blast from the Past bundle that throws in a Nintendo Wii and five games - New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Wii Sports, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Just Dance 2. The bundle retails for only $90 on Monday.
If the Wii is a little too underpowered for you, GameStop is also offering a first gen Xbox 360 with a 60GB hard drive for $99. To make the deal even sweeter, the bundle throws in a free copy of last year's excellent Tomb Raider reboot.
Best Buy's Cyber Monday sales are a little more disappointing. The best deal available is the Destiny White PS4 bundle for $419. It's safe to assume that most of those bundles were picked up at better prices on Black Friday so it's probably not worth the $30 unless you really want Destiny and a PS4.
Last but not least, PC gamers still have the Steam Exploration Sale that lasts until Tuesday. We won't know what Cyber Monday deals are in store for us until 9 a.m. PST tomorrow, but there's likely to be some good deals. In fact, there are already over 5,000 titles on sale right now.
— Steam (@steam_games) November 26, 2014
Like all Cyber Monday deals, we may not be seeing the full picture until the namesake day rolls around at Midnight. Be sure to keep checking back at your favorite online retailer all day on Monday to see if the game you want for Christmas goes on sale.