Microsoft teases "ultimate" Xbox 360 sale

List of titles to be discounted next week includes Assassin's Creed III, Bulletstorm, Crysis 3, Left 4 Dead 2, and The Witcher 2.

Microsoft will launch an "Ultimate Game Sale" next week, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced today.

Hryb listed off 32 titles in all that will be discounted during the week, though exact sale prices are being kept secret for now.

On-sale games include newer releases like Crysis 3 and Far Cry 3, as well as older games like Prey and Mass Effect.

The full list of "Ultimate Game Sale" titles is below.

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Borderlands 2
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
  • Bulletstorm
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3
  • Crysis
  • Crysis 3
  • Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Forza Horizon
  • Gears of War: Judgement
  • Hasbro Family Game Night 3
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Kinect Sports 2
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  • Lego Lord of the Rings
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
  • Monopoly Streets
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Prey
  • Rockstar Table Tennis
  • The Orange Box
  • Tomb Raider
  • Witcher 2
  • WWE 13
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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thomanji
thomanji

Well, great, getting discriminated again. This fracken sale does not work in my region. Was all happy to pick-up AC3 for $15 and now it is not available in my region. Even though my credit-card is USA based they wont allow me to download. What is up with this, its a worldwide franchise.
Its time XBox goes global, MS wake up.

YesSheWill
YesSheWill

Heh, Why was this sale on a Tuesday? 

innocent69
innocent69

The xbots sale is only $2 off retail. Borderlands 2 which retails for $30 was on sale for $28.....a mere $2 discount off retail. The xbots were so stupid last week, to think that they were going to receive "large" discounts.

tigress666
tigress666

So far, the only game I'm interested in (Witcher 2), has not gone on sale despite it being listed up there or alternatively what they consider a crazy good deal is ridiculous. Granted I haven't checked today but I don't consider 40 dollars a crazy good deal (I'd honestly expect that is what it's price is without a sale). Especially when I can find it used for less than 20 dollars (and I don't have to have a digital copy that I can't even sell if I decide it is a sucky game).

dmastor
dmastor

Great deals, Crazy good 

iempire68
iempire68

Some games are on sale now, like AC3, Red Dawn, Prey, etc. So maybe TR is next week.

iempire68
iempire68

Is the $29.99 the sale price for TR?

littleb75
littleb75

max payne 3. 9.99, assassins creed 3 14.99. im down, sweet buys


steelmouth
steelmouth

damn and I don't have most those games, if only this ultimate sale made it to my local store

zyxahn
zyxahn

I wish they would have given Bioshock Infinite as a free game for gold subs but do it for 1 hr or so.  Anyway I bought a bunch of Sonic games last week so have to spend more I guess :)

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

I guess i should give MS a little credit for trying. but really half these games could be had for ~$5 for years now on PC. the other half (minus the 360 exclusives(none of which are really even good enough to even bother with) ~$20 a month after they came out. GoG.com and Amazon.com's summer sales are going on right now. I'm sure steams will start this week as well.  Plus I'm sure you can get physical copies of all these xbox games on amazon even cheaper than MS is going to offer them for.

Jankauskas369
Jankauskas369

oh please...don't tease me! i used my xbox warranties four times because i had to replace them. xbox one will be microsoft's death on console gaming...

FKlepackiFTW
FKlepackiFTW

It's funny cause out of that list I only own Mass Effect and Metal Gear Rising and am not interested in the rest a one bit. Also, Metal Gear Rising is better on PS3.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Nice try, but unless these are also retail sales, I'm not interested.

macca366
macca366

To anyone that's played it. Is The Witcher 2 worth getting?

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

In the whole list, there is one that I will get. - Infinite. Then there are another 2 games I may be interested depending on price - AC3 and Far Cry 3. Everything elseI either already played or have no interest. Just hope prices are good. 

SoulxReaperx366
SoulxReaperx366

Witcher 2, only thing i want I'm not already done with in that list.

isshiah
isshiah

I'm already replaying dragon age for the thousandth time, knowing I will need to do so again when DA3 arrives. This sale might tempt me do the same with the witcher 2. I love rpg stories, but damn my memory and it's badness!

theKSMM
theKSMM

Cheap digital games on the X360 might have some value to me if they could also be played on the XBOX One.  For example, I like buying cheap PSP games because that's the only way to play them on the PS Vita.  By the same token, I'm hoping my digital PS3 library will eventually be playable on the PS4.

I never buy digital from Nintendo because they won't even let you transfer games to another console (which is ridiculous).  So unless the digital XBOX 360 games are significantly cheaper than the same games on disc, I'll probably pass.

blackace
blackace

Did the sales even start yet?

Star_Skywalker
Star_Skywalker

I'm looking at Tomb Raider, Gears and WWE 13 for under $20.

obsequies
obsequies

3/4 these games have already been on steam sales

Midnightshade29
Midnightshade29

@thomanji Should go with a playstation, there are sales everyweek not just once a summer. and with PS+ its massive discounts and free games every week. 

digeratiB
digeratiB

@innocent69 I'm just going to come out and say it.  You are a moron.

Borderlands 2 was on sale yesterday.  It was $9.99.  One day sales.  The author of this article was gracious enough to neglect the fact that these sales are broken up into days.  So maybe your stupidity isn't entirely your fault.  Then again it wasn't that hard for me to figure that out, and I'm just a stupid xbot.

tigress666
tigress666

And I just checked and it's still 40 bux.

blitxxx1981
blitxxx1981

@Death_Masta187 (re: 360 exclusives none of which are really even good enough to even bother with)

I dont care for Halo, or Fable, but Forza is worthy of the racing genre (Motorsport & Horizon)

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

@macca366

Yes on PC (its on sale on gog.com right now). but if you must I guess the 360 version is adequate.

xaviermf
xaviermf

@macca366 This is not your "typical" RPG, as the thematic is very mature and complex. You are not here to "save the galaxy", or "rescue a princess in distress". The main character (Geralt of Rivia) is kind of an amoral person, he is not "good" nor "bad"; he's a monster hunter, trying to survive, who has been pulled unwillingly into a game of power and deception.

Now, by "mature", I'm not talking about nudity (which the game does have in spades); I'm talking about how intricate the story is. Remember that this is a direct follow-up to the 1st Witcher game and it takes a LOT of the previous game. Expect to do plenty of in-game reading (opening books, scrolls, etc), otherwise not only you will miss the wonderful and unique lore of the game, but also key elements that will help you understand the plot.

To me (as in: personal opinion), the combat was kind of a let down. It very well could be because I suck, I have no regrets admitting it. However, that was not enough to lessen the experience.

If you are an avid RPG gamer, who values a great story, you can't go wrong with the Witcher 2. Mind you, it is advisable (another personal opinion) that you read a summary of what happened during the events of the original Witcher game. If you have no idea of what went on, you may feel out of the loop and fail to get involved with the current story. Sorry if this just took too long. Cheers!

tu2pac
tu2pac

@macca366 

If you like RPGs ... yes.
Your decisions will matter. Look into the choices in the game and the outcomes ... see if that interests you.

thomanji
thomanji

@Midnightshade29 @thomanji Well, I am not ready for this. I have a PS3 sitting at home, I think it was on the last time about 1.5 years ago. There are plenty discounts on XB now but always what I want is not available in my region. However I did pick-up some bargains but I wanted ACIII. Maybe I will switch when the PS4 comes out. Will see what happens with this. For me it is all about my Fanatec Wheel, if it is supported I stay Xbox if not I switch PS4.

digeratiB
digeratiB

@tigress666 That's because it just went on sale.  It is 9.99 for the next 24 hours or so.  These games are on sale on different days.  Today was the family games.  Yesterday was Assassin's Creed 3 and Borderlands 2 (and a few others).  There are 5-10 games that are on sale all week as well.

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

@blitxxx1981 @Death_Masta187 Then why are you posting on here if your not interested in any of them?This does not concern someone who doesnt have a Xbox 360 its for people who do.Its all really common sence.Something you learn very early in life

innocent69
innocent69

@sammoth I just checked the PS store, the PS3 does "in fact" have BETTER sales than Steam

digeratiB
digeratiB

@obsequies @jawslover @AyatollaofRnR Because I can't afford a high end PC?  Because I want to play those games with my friends who also only have xboxs(xboxes?).

I don't know what your definition of "well" is, but the xbox plays games pretty damn well.  It's better than my crappy PC that can't run them at all.

obsequies
obsequies

@jawslover @obsequies @AyatollaofRnR that depends on the game. And why would you play a pc game on a console? thats like playing a fps on a phone. Consoles are for games that are specifically designed for them.