Today marks the beginning of a week of Steam-esque deep discounts on the Xbox 360’s Games on Demand service, and Microsoft is kicking the sale off with their flagship franchise, Halo.
Halo 3, Halo Wars, and Halo Reach have all had their prices reduced to $9.99, while the newer Halo 4 has had its price slashed by 33% to $39.99. Halo 3 and Reach are still definitely worth getting at that price — the campaign modes are still a lot of fun to play through, and there’s still a decent amount of people playing both games on Live. Of course, Halo 4 totally blows both of those games out of the water — it’s easily the best Halo since the original — and while the Games on Demand price is decent, it’s worth mentioning that you can get physical copies of the game for slightly less online.
The sale isn’t limited to Halo games either: the following titles have also had their prices reduced.
- Dirt 2 – $4.99
- Grid – $4.99
- Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements – $2.99
- Rayman Raving Rabbids – $2.99
- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X – $4.99
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas – $4.99
- Kane and Lynch: Dead Men – $4.99
- Call of Juarez – $4.99
- Tomb Raider: Legend – $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
- BioShock – $4.99
- El Shaddai – $2.99
- The Darkness – $4.99
With the upcoming releases of the new Tomb Raider reboot and Bioshock Infinite, now seems like a good opportunity to pick up both the original Bioshock and Lara’s first reboot, Tomb Raider: Legend, both of which are only five dollars. Ignition’s bizarre Biblical action game El Shaddai is also part of the sale, and while the game definitely isn’t for everyone, for 3 dollars it’s worth experimenting with. Personally I really enjoyed it for its unique art style and it’s bat-shit crazy take on Christian lore, but the gameplay definitely takes some time to get used to.
Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale will run until March 5th, and new games will get discounted every day.