Best games in the latest PlayStation sale — Mid-Year Deals

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

The PlayStation Store is currently hosting the Mid-Year Deals sale. We have picked out the best game, the sweetest deals, and the most interesting picks from all the content on offer.

The TrueTrophies team has pulled together the best games from the PS Store Mid-Year Deals sale in the UK/EU and in the US regions. Kes has decided to go for something a bit scary, Lee has pulled out something that makes people go a bit lairy, and Sean has also gone for something scary. Way to go, Sean. You ruined my triplet of rhymes! As always, make sure to comment with your picks to be featured in future.

Kes

Kes — Zero Escape The Nonary Games

Zero Escape The Nonary Games are so good that one has made it to my top ten Vita games. With a double outing on PS4, it might just creep into yours too! Included are 999: Nine Persons Nine Hours, Nine Doors , Nine Hours and Virtue's Last Reward. In short, you and several other participants are trapped, so you must escape. With decision-making, timelines, puzzles, and some fantastic artwork and dialogue: this is just solid fun.

Some of the characters made me laugh out loud and I would find myself thinking about the puzzles after I put them down. It probably didn't help that the story messed me up in the best kinda way, too. If it helps, I remember the Zero Escape The Nonary Games trophies being quite easy with nothing striking me as missable given the chapter select. I mean, for the price these are being doled out for, I just think you should give it a go. I don't think you'll find much more that could grip you like this!

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Two Nonary Games, two sets of 9 unwilling participants kidnapped to an unfamiliar location. One set trapped on a sinking boat with 9 hours to escape, the other locked in a facility and forced to either trust or betray each other. If they break the rules or fail to escape...they'll die.
Why were they chosen to play the game? Who is Zero? Nothing is as it seems. They'll desperately fight for survival in this deadly game of life or death.



Lee — Unpacking

Unpacking is not a game I’ve had a chance to play just yet, but it’s certainly the game I most intend to grab from the sale. Picking up the 2022 BAFTAs for best narrative and game of the year, Unpacking is known to be a remarkably subtle game — one in which you learn the story slowly over the course of unpacking boxes and placing items around various houses.

Frankly, it looks right up my alley. Colourful, gorgeous pixel art style with clever narrative hints and a thoughtful take on the classic organisation puzzle gameplay? Sign me all the way up for a devastatingly charming household Tetris, please.

Unpacking

Unpacking

Unpacking is a zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told.

Features:
- Unpack a home — from a single bedroom to an entire house
- Meditative gameplay with no timers, meters or scores
- Explore domestic environments with all their nooks and crannies while you stack plates, hang towels, and arrange bookshelves
- Discover a character's story through the items that come with her to each new home (and the items that get left behind)
- Soundtrack by BAFTA award-winning composer and audio director Jeff van Dyck



Sean — Little Nightmares II Deluxe Edition

Another Bandai Namco treat is on sale over on the PSN Store, right now you can get the deluxe edition of Little Nightmares 2 for just £17.49/$19.99. The standard edition is currently sitting on PSN for £24.99/29.99, so you are getting an absolute steal in my eyes. The deluxe edition comes loaded with DLC, a digital soundtrack, a digital artbook, a dynamic theme, and two avatars for your PSN profile.

Not only is it a bargain, but the game is genuinely fantastic and has a beautiful, albeit horrific at times, artstyle. The story is engaging and has you hanging on with every beat, for a game that features characters that have no dialogue, it is crazy how connected you will feel to these characters as you help them avoid certain peril. If you are a lover of all things creepy and eerie, and have a passion for well-crafted, narrative-driven stories, then Little Nightmares 2 is for you.

Unpacking

Unpacking

Unpacking is a zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told.

Features:
- Unpack a home — from a single bedroom to an entire house
- Meditative gameplay with no timers, meters or scores
- Explore domestic environments with all their nooks and crannies while you stack plates, hang towels, and arrange bookshelves
- Discover a character's story through the items that come with her to each new home (and the items that get left behind)
- Soundtrack by BAFTA award-winning composer and audio director Jeff van Dyck



Let us know your favourite in the comments, of course! Thoughts on our suggestions? Let us know that too!!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.