Microsoft Store game deals: Save up to 60% on Elden Ring, Flight Simulator and more

Elden Ring game cover art
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Gaming is a wonderful escape, however it can be an expensive pastime. Thankfully, today's end-of-year gaming deals make it easier on the wallet. 

Microsoft's Countdown Sale for instance, knocks up to 60% off select games for PC (opens in new tab) and Xbox (opens in new tab). Through Jan 2., save on popular PC games like Flight Simulator, The Oregon Trail and Forza Horizon 5 Standard + Forza Horizon 4 Premium Edition Bundle. From the Xbox catalog save on FIFA 23 X1, Elden Ring and other top games.

Elden Ring Xbox (Digital): $60 (opens in new tab)

Elden Ring Xbox (Digital): $60 $42 @ Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)
Save $18 on 2022 GOTY winner Elden Ring. This masterpiece is the best open world game we've played. We loved it so much we gave it 4 out of 5-stars and our coveted Editor's Choice award. 

Developed by FromSoftware Inc., game of the year winner, Elden Ring is a top-tier RPG game.

In our Elden Ring review, we found the game's striking, open-world environment, and breathtaking sense of scale impressive. We were also fond of the game's challenging bosses. We gave Elden Ring an overall rating of 4 out of 5-stars and our hard to get Editor's Choice award. 

As our reviewer states, "Elden Ring’s open-world carefully balances familiarity, staggering spectacle, and the tranquility of nature. During one moment, you’re trudging through a shallow lake occupied by poisonous spores when a gargantuan dragon descends onto a group of enemies surrounding a bonfire." So if role-playing-games are your cup of tea, Elden Ring is a worthy addition to your collection. 

Digital game deals are in full swing right now at the Microsoft Store and there's no better time to rack up. As a reminder, this sale ends Jan. 2.

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: $1 for 1-Month @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: $1 for 1-Month @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, get one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1. This service lets you access more than 100 high-quality games on PC, console, tablets, and phones. Additional benefits include access to cloud gaming, exclusive member-only discounts, and more. 

Microsoft PC Game Pass: $1 for 1-Month @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)

Microsoft PC Game Pass: $1 for 1-Month @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
As an alternative, you can get the first month of PC Game Pass for $1 (opens in new tab) ($8.99 off). This subscription service isn't as robust as  Xbox Ultimate, however, you can still access over 100 games a month on Windows PC.  This subscription service includes iconic Bethesda games, new day one titles and EA Play on PC. What's more, members Enjoy a vast library of PC-first games and play all-new games from Xbox Game Studios on launch day. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.