The other day, I mentioned that Microsoft was set to launch its Xbox Ultimate Game Sale. That sale is now live. And you should really take a look.
The thing is, you’ll need to do a bit of work.
The Ultimate Game Sale page is live now on Xbox.com. And Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb has posted a list of the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that are available on sale for up to 85 percent (!) off, though remember you get the best prices if you have an Xbox Live Gold account.
What’s missing… is the actual prices.
For example, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light for Xbox One, and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for Xbox 360, are all 85 percent off (for Xbox Live Gold members, 75 percent off otherwise). But the actual prices range from $2.24 to $2.99 depending on the game.
It will take a while to get through this list. But here are a few that stand out to me, based on the savings and what I know about each game.
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season and The Walking Dead: Season Two are both 80 percent off, and The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries is 70 percent off. (All are for Xbox One.)
Move forward to the 75 percent off range, and a huge number of titles open up, including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and many more on Xbox 360.
More recent titles have more modest sale prices. The three versions of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands are all 35 percent off ($45 to $80), for example.
Point being, it’s worth going through the lists. You’ll find something excellent at a great price.