While the price saving on Sony’s top-selling Gran Turismo 7 is perhaps minimal, several other titles are surprising in their addition. 2023 releases such as EA SPORTS F1 23, TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 3, Monster Energy Supercross 6 and MotoGP 23 make their sale debuts a handful of months after launch.
Here are what we think are the best digital racing deals for PS4 and PS5 owners in the PlayStation Summer Sale, with the prices listed here set to end 16th August 2023.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 – 30% off
While there are level-of-detail issues, and it isn’t the most inaccessible of titles, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 delivers some of the high-speed racing around, one the best motorcycle handling systems and the epic Snaefell Mountain Course to ride around.
For full price, we thought the volume of bikes was a little underwhelming, but with 30% off this is now an essential purchase and our top pick from this sale. It’s esoteric but for the right reasons.
- 30% off – was £49.99, now £34.99
- 35% off with a PlayStation Plus subscription – was £49.99, now £32.49
EA SPORTS F1 23 Champions Edition – 40% off
That’s a significant chunk off the price of F1 23 – but note, this is the Champions Edition only for now. That means you received additional cosmetic items themed around the Las Vegas Grand Prix and Max Verstappen, eight Icons to use within the My Team mode, 18,000 Pitcoin (virtual currency) and some F1 World data packs.
Also, the Champions Edition came with early access to the game, but as it’s long out, that element is no longer valid and perhaps hence the discount. The reduction in price temporarily places this version below the price of the standard version.
We think F1 23 has some of the best car handling physics in recent Formula 1 games and an engaging (and lengthy) Braking Point 2 story.
- 40% off – was £89.99/$89.99, now £53.99/$53.99
MotoGP 23 – 30% off
This season’s official game of motorcycle grand prix racing is also reduced in the current sale, much like the official game of car grand prix racing.
MotoGP 23 added ranked online racing for the first time via a LiveGP mode and two new tracks, plus it has recently been updated with all three support categories now sporting the 2023 liveries.
Just remember to adjust the bike’s set-up to avoid incessant stoppies.
- 30% off – was £59.99/$49.99, now £41.99/$34.99
Gran Turismo 7 – 25-29% off
A tentpole PlayStation franchise, and a great reason to purchase a PS5 to enjoy, discounts don’t come along very often for Gran Turismo 7.
Still, up to nearly 30 per cent off is not to be sniffed at, especially if you’ve picked up a PSVR2 or are looking to experience the game now it’s had over a year of monthly content updates and additions.
- PS4 version 29% off – was £59.99/$59.99, now £42.59/$39.59
- PS4 and PS5 version 25%off – was £69.99/$69.99, now £52.49/$49.69
Monster Energy Supercross 6 – 50% off
The biggest saving and one we recommend trying at half off. If you’ve never tried an off-road dirt bike racing game, Supercross 6 is an ideal place to start. The handling, while not realistic, is accessible and there’s a deep single-player career mode, official rides and tracks plus an open-world area to explore.
The purists may not be fans, but for this price, it’s hard to go wrong.
- 50% off – was £59.99/$59.99, now £29.99/$29.99
WRC Generations – 60% off
While we await to see what the future hold for the World Rally Championship gaming series under the stewardship of Electronic Arts and Codemasters, the previous developers’ KT Racing’s final WRC game, Generations is a bargain at this price.
Why? Well, we think, on balance, we preferred WRC 9 or 10, but Generations has most of the content from every KT WRC games, plus the latest Rally1 hybrid machines, all bundled into one. And now, with a price reduction, it’s all you need until, hopefully, new rallying titles hit the stores. It’s the Fully Loaded edition too, which includes the Citroen C4, some extra liveries and both PS4 and PS5 versions.
- 60% off – was £49.99/$49.99, now £19.99/$19.99
SBK 22 – 80% off
Yup, 80 per cent off. Mad. SBK 22 is the official game of last season’s WorldSBk championship, and it’s not great. not terrible either, but a bit biking-by-numbers.
The career is flat, there are no support categories and it handles like MotoGP 21 – those darned kerbs!
Still, this is ridiculously cheap, so if you follow the sport, there’s no excuse to pick this up now.
- 80% off – was £32.99/$39.99, now £6.59/$7.99
Other racing games of note
Alongside the seven titles listed above, Need for Speed Unbound is reduced to just £/$20.99 or £/$23.99 for Palace Edition for those not subscribed to EA Play, the ‘Leader Pack’ version of MX vs ATV Legends (which includes the game and the 2022 track pack pass) is 45% off at £27.49/$32.99 and there’s 20% off Lego 2K Drive, lowering it to £39.99/$47.99.
Looking at some older games, Ride 4 and Hot Wheels Unleashed – both receiving sequels later this year – are now just £/$7.49 and £7.99/$9.99 respectively. The PS5 version of Wreckfest is down to £13.99/$15.99 for those who don’t subscribe to PlayStation Plus Extra.
Finally, there are discounts on the various founder’s versions of Disney Speedstorm – although that title will go free-to-play later in the year.