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#1 Posted by Jackaloado (20 posts) -

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/22/the-xbox-live-ultimate-game-sale/

Microsoft is having a massive sale on the Games on Demand startin tomorrow with most games around 75-85% off. My question is (stupid, I know) Resident Evil 6 or Operation Raccoon City? Obviously they are both crap but at that reduced price its got to be worth something, right? I recently got Red Faction Armageddon on PSN for £4.99 and I got my moneys worth alright.

#3 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2417 posts) -

I bet that most of the games will be <50% off while much older games might see deeper discounts. I really do hope I'm wrong though.

#4 Posted by Jackaloado (20 posts) -

@damisterchief: yeah i've played 5 to death its decent. My gold just ran out recently so i prob wont be getting any multiplayer focused games (Borderlands 2 was my first choice) but CivRev definitely. Also played SF4 alot, is X tekken even close?

#5 Posted by Pabba (389 posts) -

If either of those Batman games are deeply discounted, I'd be interested in a purchase.

#6 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1843 posts) -

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/22/the-xbox-live-ultimate-game-sale/

Microsoft is having a massive sale on the Games on Demand startin tomorrow with most games around 75-85% off. My question is (stupid, I know) Resident Evil 6 or Operation Raccoon City? Obviously they are both crap but at that reduced price its got to be worth something, right? I recently got Red Faction Armageddon on PSN for £4.99 and I got my moneys worth alright.

Raccon city is at least fun with other people. But 6 is just all around boring

#7 Edited by Tarsier (1078 posts) -

if you havent played left 4 dead 2 , get that. i dont know how the community is at this point, but im sure its still reasonably active. remember to use your mic, and join lobbies with miccers only when playing versus so that you can get into the real depth and competition of the game. there youll find the hidden appeal that not many people do when just playing through the campaign a few times or whatever they do that makes them have the conclusion that l4d is an ok game, and not one of the greatest mulitplayer games of all time .

#8 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

oh wow, thanks for bringing this to my attention. if i can get boarderlands 2 or dead island for cheap that'd be fun.

#9 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

Man I'm super bummed Banjo Nuts and Bolts isn't on there. I do however want to get Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Rainbow Six Vegas, those are notable ommissions of mine from this generation.

#10 Edited by CycloneDE (46 posts) -

No idea which of these RE games is less bad but I'm personally interested in the HD Metal Gear games and El Shaddai if the discounts are alright (got 1600 points left anyway). Also RE 4 eventhough I can only get the fucking german version if I buy it like this. Never played that game...

Edit: But yeah I'm sure both Raccoon City and 6 could be worth it for a reasonable price.

#11 Posted by Jackaloado (20 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 2 is well worth the average retail price just now, even the single player is fun but online is were its at. I'm mainly looking for single player games and there seems to be plenty on the list.

Apparently there will be different games on sale each day for one day only, maybe more than just the ones mentioned in the link. I'm hoping the majority are 75% off but knowing microsoft it won't be the big ones. Seems like all I ever hear nowadays is people bitching about microsoft but at least this is a start. They better shape up for the 720.

#12 Edited by DjDonFrancisco (299 posts) -

For those interested, this sale has begun.

Today seems to highlight the Halo series:

  • Halo 3 - $9.99
  • Halo Wars - $9.99
  • Halo Reach - $9.99
  • Halo 4 - $39.99

While this list of games will be on sale until March 5th

  • BioShock - $4.99
  • Call of Juarez - $4.99
  • The Darkness - $4.99
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - $2.99
  • Dirt 2 - $4.99
  • El Shaddai - $2.99
  • Grid - $4.99
  • Kane and Lynch: Dead Men - $4.99
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids - $2.99
  • Tomb Raider: Legend - $4.99
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X - $4.99
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - $4.99
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - $4.99
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - $4.99
  • Virtua Fighter 5 - $4.99
#13 Posted by Demoskinos (15164 posts) -

El Shaddai for 2.99 is bonkers. Might get that.

#14 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

Picked up El Shaddai for $2.99. What a deal.

Also, just wondering, but when you go to buy that game with MS points, does it say 480? I think I saw that but I went through it real quick so I can't be sure if that is how much I had or how much it costs. Cause that is, like $6 if you pay with MS points, and $3 if you use a credit card (or whatever other payment option lets you buy with real money).

#15 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

This is awesome, will pick up RDR again just because I feel guilty having traded it in and Portal 2 if its cheap enough.

#16 Edited by Vexxan (4614 posts) -

Might get El Shaddai, looks like an alright game.

#17 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Man having a 20gb Harddrive sucks hard.

#18 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1254 posts) -

All the prices when you pay with Microsoft points are wrong, hope they fix it soon...

#19 Edited by jaycrockett (492 posts) -

Grid or Dirt 2? They are both 4.99

#20 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Picked up El Shaddai for $2.99. What a deal.

Also, just wondering, but when you go to buy that game with MS points, does it say 480? I think I saw that but I went through it real quick so I can't be sure if that is how much I had or how much it costs. Cause that is, like $6 if you pay with MS points, and $3 if you use a credit card (or whatever other payment option lets you buy with real money).

Yeah, it definitely says 480. Thanks for the warning.

#21 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -
#22 Posted by Ley_Lines (262 posts) -

Everyone needs to be aware that if you are buying Games on Demand games with msp you may experience an incorrect total right now there is a glitch, double check your prices. Remember 80 points = 1 USD Major nelson mentioned this on twitter.

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#23 Edited by MildMolasses (3229 posts) -

@hockeymask27 said:

Man having a 20gb Harddrive sucks hard.

You could still purchase them now, and just download them and delete as you play them

Got El Shaddai. Still early in, but it's 80's video filter style is awesome

#24 Posted by Coafi (1494 posts) -
#25 Posted by Eaxis (959 posts) -

I own a bunch of those games or I have it on PC. Not that great of a sale really.

#26 Posted by downtime58 (224 posts) -

For those Canadians out there, I think the prices are slightly different - cough cough - higher for most of the games.

#27 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6161 posts) -

@coafi: Dark Messiah is a lot of fun and the story is interesting enough for like half of it. It's a lot better when you have the console to fuck around with (and VTFedit) but it's still solid enough on its own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tAPVJZ3qY

The collision with the bench is actually what kills her but still pretty hilarious; love the dumb physics in that game.

#28 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6401 posts) -

Thought about buying Halo Wars, but I know I'll never get around to playing it. Some of those prices are pretty great. Even Halo 4 for $40 is relatively competitive, which is a bit of a shocker.

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#29 Edited by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

If you don't get El Shaddai and Dirt 2, you're a crazy person.

#30 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

I own a bunch of those games or I have it on PC. Not that great of a sale really.

OHHH, not a great sale because this dude already has them. SHUT IT DOWN xbox

#31 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (393 posts) -

I kinda hope SSX goes on sale, but I picked up El Shaddai and finally got Halo 3.

#32 Posted by theveej (854 posts) -

Really glad to see xbox having these kind of sales for games. I really hope this becomes a semi regular thing going forward on the next gen xbox.

I have been waiting to get MGS: PW on the cheap for a long while now, so that is pretty awesome.

#33 Posted by Deathpooky (1443 posts) -

El Shaddai and Dirt 2 are the only games I'm getting, but I'm glad to see Xbox finally taking after Steam by putting lesser known games on deep discount to juice sales. Here's hoping it continues to the new system instead of just being a last ditch effort to sell games on the 360.

Unfortunate that the biggest new game you can get for cheaper on Amazon without an "ultimate deal." They generally need to get games on demand prices in line with retail prices instead of staying artificially high, but still being beat out when you're putting something on sale is pretty bad. I had hoped Halo 4 would be at least 29.99 and was going to buy it if so. Not so much now.

#34 Edited by Xerxes8933A (227 posts) -

@downtime58: Higher for about half of them, yeah. But lower for Dirt 2.

@coafi:I like it, better on PC of course. But it's a fun little action heavy rpg. More Deus Ex 2 then 1, but still good.

#35 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1270 posts) -

Picked up El Shaddai, DiRT 2, and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements. I've already played DMMM before on PC, so the tutorial level being different is weirding me out.

#36 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1539 posts) -

I really hope they do a really massive sale for XBL after this with prices from a dollar to five for the newest.

#37 Edited by Garris (195 posts) -

Dirt 2 ,el shaddai , might and magic, and bioshock should get me through the summer

#38 Edited by MeganeAgain (123 posts) -
#39 Posted by Eaxis (959 posts) -

I own a bunch of those games or I have it on PC. Not that great of a sale really.

OHHH, not a great sale because this dude already has them. SHUT IT DOWN xbox

They say it's the ultimate sale. Not really. Bunch of old games(exept a few) which have been on sale before. I can find the same price or cheaper on Steam/online or in a sales bin.

#40 Posted by MC_Hify (352 posts) -

I thought that MSP bug was just Microsoft being jerks. I might buy something now.

#41 Edited by DjDonFrancisco (299 posts) -

I own a bunch of those games or I have it on PC. Not that great of a sale really.

OHHH, not a great sale because this dude already has them. SHUT IT DOWN xbox

My thoughts exactly.

#42 Posted by Jackaloado (20 posts) -

To be honest, its not that extensive a sale. At least we are getting one though... The pricing bug is fixed aswell.

Also the servers for Dirt 2 are offline (or not all on) so there are some achievements no longer attainable. http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/9/t/347667.aspx

#43 Posted by moffattron9000 (353 posts) -

Resident Evil 6 is $10 NZD right now. The fact that a game that still (somehow) retails for $50 here in New Zealand is at that price is insane, especially since it's the Bloody Xbox.

#44 Posted by DjDonFrancisco (299 posts) -

Deals for today highlight the Resident Evil series:

  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X - $4.99
  • Resident Evil 4 - $9.99
  • Resident Evil 5 - $9.99
  • Resident Evil 6 - $19.99
  • Resident Evil Operation Racoon City - $19.99
#45 Posted by StrainedEyes (1334 posts) -

I really hope this is a sign of things to come and the next set of consoles have Steam-like sales more frequently.

#46 Edited by Ramone (2976 posts) -

It fucking sucks that El Shaddai isn't available in the UK, it looked interesting and £2 is a total steal.

#47 Edited by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

RE6 for $20 is it worth it???

#48 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

@ramone: did you try going to the US site and downloading it from there??

#49 Posted by Kedi2 (255 posts) -

Picked up El Shaddai and Tomb Raider Legend for a total of $8, pretty cool deal.

#50 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I picked up El Shaddai.