We’re entering the dog days of summer, which means it’s time to head indoors to your game console and stay there, with the help of GameStop’s Game Days sale. Rather than enduring the heat, dripping sweat and watching reality melt around you, why not be inside kicking ass and exploring fantastical worlds? To help you live the dream, we’re running a series of contests on The A.V. Club, with each week providing a new chance to win. The prize? A $250 gift certificate to GameStop, which just so happens to be in the middle of its huge summer sale.
This week is the second of our three contest installments, meaning you’ll only have one more chance after this to enter. For round two, we’re looking at a few open-world games so immersive you’ll forget the boring old outdoors even exist.
- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt—Complete Edition: When there’s something strange in your medieval city, and it’s killing innocent people under cover of night, there’s only one person to call: Geralt Of Rivia, master Witcher and monster-slayer extraordinaire.
- Mafia III: Ever hope for a little social commentary to spice up your open-world crime drama? Then look no further than this smart, cinematic, Southern-fried revenge tale.
- Fallout 4: With the power of duct tape on your side, post-apocalyptic Massachusetts isn’t so much a wasteland as it is your personal wonderland. Grab some adhesive, pop open an ice-cold Nuka-Cola, and get to work.
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience: This beloved stealth action series may have been reborn as a complex, reactive espionage sandbox, but it still comes from the mind of Hideo Kojima. It’s as charmingly strange and nonsensical as ever.
Entering the contest is easy: Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Summer Game Days” in the subject line. We’ll pick the winner at random, and soon you could be getting lost in one of these vast virtual worlds.