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TA Team Picks (November 24th)

Microsoft’s Black Friday 2022 sale on the Xbox Store is still in full swing, but that hasn’t stopped another pile of games also receiving discounts across Xbox consoles and PC. Here are what the TA news team thinks are good deals.

The Xbox Store’s massive Black Friday 2022 sale is still going strong, offering discounts on nearly 1,000 games across Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC – many of them are even cheaper. That didn’t stop the company from slashing prices on several other games in Xbox sales this week, and as we try to do every week, the TA news team has delved into it all to bring you the best options.

We invite you to join us on an adventure filled with fantastic creatures from ages past, vegetables with less than sincere intentions, and legendary beasts that have wielded demonic powers to wreak havoc on the world. If you succumb to the power of these impressive beings, just use a big hole in the ground to smash them all – video games; They don’t have to make sense!

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Deals from the latest Xbox sales

Heidi – Jurassic World Evolution – Deluxe Content

Well, there wasn’t much in that sale for me, but then I saw all those Jurassic World Evolution coins in the DLC section: Deluxe Content, Carnivore Dinosaur Pack, Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack, Herbivore Dinosaur Pack, Raptor Squad Skin Collection. If you love the game and, like me, have been looking to get your claws on as many dinosaurs as possible, then the Deluxe Content Pack will be your best bet for packing more horror into the park. All Jurassic World Evolution DLC in this sale is 50% off except for the deluxe content, which offers an even greater 65% discount, which offers five dinosaurs compared to the three offered in most other DLC packs. It’s a nice variety, too: Styracosaurus, Crichtonsaurus, Majungasaurus, Suchomimus, and my favorite from the group Archaeornithomimus, all do a good job of fleshing out your garden with a wider variety of dinosaurs. I’m never sure about getting full-price DLC of around $11 / £10, but with Deluxe content for Jurassic World Evolution at the lowest price we’ve seen yet, this might be the time to pounce.

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Luke – the turnip boy commits tax evasion

Yes, I know it’s on Game Pass. And yes, I know you can blow up the game and unlock all the achievements of a turnip committed to tax evasion in just a few hours. But what a few hours, and how often can you play root vegetable trouble maker? Not often enough, I say, so obviously we should spend the money on developer Snoozy Kazoo so we can get more adventures from this little ranger. One is on the way already – Turnip Boy Robs a Bank was announced earlier this year and will be coming to Game Pass on day one – but I want more… MORE! This bizarre adventure is about a naughty little vegetable who can’t help but tear things up, and even though it’s short, it manages to squeeze a lot of fun (and silly) stuff into its short runtime. Combat is pretty simple, exploration leads to all kinds of weird new places where crazy characters inhabit, and some light puzzle elements are thrown into the mix to spice things up as well. Turnip Boy Commits Taxes Evasion is thoroughly entertaining, always fun, and oftentimes funny, so I’d urge you to pick up this indie oddity (or bug it on Game Pass, if you haven’t already) – consider it an investment in a new gaming token foundation . Hey, you might as well give the turnipboy your money before the little bastard takes it from you anyway and rips it up in front of your face…

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Turnip Boy commits tax evasion

Turnip Boy commits tax evasion

Play as the adorable trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve vegetable puzzles, and take on massive monsters on a journey to demolish the corrupt vegetable government!

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Shawn – Donut County

Xbox sales after the massive Black Friday sale are always a little lackluster, but that doesn’t mean there are some decent games on offer. My pick this week is the lovely Donut County, which some of you may have played already, thanks to its inclusion in Xbox Game Pass. Donut County is a simple puzzle game – you play a raccoon who controls a mysterious hole in the ground. Your job is to maneuver around the hole to drop objects into it. With each object, the pit grows larger and larger until it swallows up cars and buildings – think of it like a game against Katamari Damacy. This game’s simple premise is accompanied by some humorous writing that had me laughing away throughout the game’s short runtime. It will only take a few hours to complete the game here, maybe a little longer if you want to enjoy the game at a more casual pace, and all the achievements are easy to unlock with pointers from a guide. Donut County is 70% off this week and it’s worth buying if you’re not a Game Pass subscriber or just want to own a proper little puzzle game.

Donut County

Donut County

Donut County is a story-driven physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and dump them in a hole.

The PC version of this game does not support Xbox Live

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Tom – Shadow Warrior 3

Straight off the back of my review of Evil West, I decided to give Flying Wild Hog the action-packed Shadow Warrior 3. If you don’t know about the series, all you need to know is that it’s filled with first-person action sequences, even the most extreme potty talk, a story that only makes sense for protagonist Lo Wang, and a pretty killer soundtrack to wrap it up nicely. You can check out my impressions of Shadow Warrior 3 earlier this year, but honestly, it’s a game with a better experience than described – just look at this trailer! It’s currently 50% off its price, which makes it a great price for about ten hours of anarchic fun.

Shadow warrior 3

Shadow warrior 3

Shadow Warrior 3 takes the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a smooth blend of fast-paced gunplay, intense combat, and an amazing free action system.

Would you add any of these great games to your collection, or do you have something to recommend? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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