From now until 28th July 2014 you can pick up big discounts on a ton of games across the Xbox 360 and Xbox One game stores. The bulk of titles appear to be third-person action/adventure with the odd racing game and game show thrown in for good measure.
Where should we start with our recommendations? Batman seems like as good a place as any – The Batman Arkham games are a must-buy, whether you're a huge fan or not, and with the first two at 75% off, there’s not much excuse to pass them up. Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are both truly great games, with Origin being the weaker of three, but still well worth picking up – the seamless free-flowing combat is probably the best we’ve ever seen in a game.
Dark Souls 2 is well worth your time too, if you’re patient. The series is synonymous with frustrating deaths around every corner, but you’ll gain much satisfaction from overcoming the last enemy that skewered you through the chest. Our very own Steve Reynolds reviewed the game and said it isn’t really as hard as people make out – is he right?
Finally we’d definitely suggest you pick up Injustice: Gods Among Us – it combines the great combat of the last Mortal Kombat game with the DC universe. So if you’re not much of a fan of Superman, you can take on the role of Batman and pummel him into the ground ahead of the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Treats!
The full listing of games and add-on discounts are below, for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. Or you can check them out on Major Nelson’s blog too:
Killer Instinct Ultra - 25% off
Powerstar Golf (full game unlock) - 25% off
Injustice: Gods Among Us - 60% off
Marvel Vs Capcom Origins - 50% off
Dark Souls II - 25% off
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 50% off
Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass - 50% off
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z - 50% off
Batman Arkham City - 75% off
Batman Arkham Asylum - 75% off
Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition - 50% off
Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass - 60% off
Amazing Spiderman - 75% off
Amazing Spiderman 2 - 40% off
Young Justice: Legacy - 75% off
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe -50% off
Sacred Citadel* - 75% off
Risen 2: Dark Waters* - 75% off
ArcaniA Fall of Setarrif* - 50% off
Darksiders* - 75% off
Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb* - 50% off
Darksiders II Death Rides Pack* - 50% off
Darksiders II Season Pass* - 50% off
Jeopardy!* - 75% off
MX vs ATV Alive* - 75% off
Painkiller Hell & Damnation* - 80% off
Red Faction: Armageddon* - 75% off
Red Faction: Armageddon - Path to War* - 50% off
Red Faction: Guerrilla* - 50% off
Zombie Driver HD* - 50% off
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 1 - 75% off
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 2 - 75% off
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 3 - 75% off
Destroy All Humans! Path of The Furon - 80% off
Frontlines Fuel of War - 80% off
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Demonic Vacation at the Blood Sea - 50% off
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: City Critters - 50% off
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Full Metal Rocket - 50% off
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Medieval Horror - 50% off
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: The Clock Strikes Meat Night - 50% off
Red Faction Guerilla - Demons of the Badlands - 50% off
Red Faction Guerilla – Smasher Pack - 50% off
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.
All the above discounts are available until 28th July 2014.
There's a whole load of games, add-ons and arcade titles available this week, it's hard to choose. Which games are you picking up, and what would you recommend?