It's the festive season, and if you're doing some last-minute shopping, it's time to give the gift that really matters. We are of course talking about Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, a slick and challenging mech-like from Elden Ring developer From Software. Released earlier this year, this action-packed game just got a festive discount, as you can get it for its best price yet of $40 on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. You can pair this deal with the brand-new Armored Core 6 Pilot's Manual, a hardcover official strategy guidebook.
Armored Core 6 for $40 at Amazon
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What kind of a game is Armored Core 6? If you appreciate the inner workings of gigantic mecha, a keen eye for loadouts, and a world wrecked by the infighting of corporate-sponsored mercenaries, then you'll have a fine time with Armored Core 6. It has inherited some action-DNA from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, as well as the big boss fights and gorgeous level design that have become hallmarks of From Software's other games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne.
"Armored Core VI represents a new beginning for the long-running series. It still remains true to From Software's original vision, but the whole experience has been refined to welcome an audience that cut its teeth on the studio's most recent work," Richard Wakeling wrote in GameSpot's Armored Core 6 review. "Its story is a letdown and there may be some early growing pains due to its lopsided approach, but these shortcomings quickly scurry to the back of your mind once you start weaving your fully customized mech between incoming attacks while unleashing a salvo of rocket fire, sword swipes, and plasma rounds."
It's not too late to score some other great deals this week. If you're looking to enter the current generation of gaming, a new and slim PS5 with Marvel's Spider-Man 2 for $499 makes for some great retail therapy, or you can save over 50% on Hot Wheels: Rift Rally if you already own a PlayStation. PC gamers can also check out Green Man Gaming's Winter Sale for some big discounts on everything from Alan Wake 2 to Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.Best Gift Ideas For Retro Gamers In 2023See More