For those of you who took advantage of the Xbox Live Spring Sale, which ends tonight so there’s still some time to save on great stuff, you’ll be happy to know that April Fool’s Day has more than just its fair share of lame jokes and heartbreaking lies; it’s also a day for some crazy savings on Xbox Live content. Here’s a rundown of the special one-day only deals currently available alongside the rest of the Spring Sale savings:
Fallout 3 DLC Sale: All Fallout 3 campaign DLC is currently 75% off.
- Fallout 3: Broken Steel– 200 Microsoft Points
- Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta– 200 Microsoft Points
- Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage– 200 Microsoft Points
- Fallout 3: Point Lookout– 200 Microsoft Points
- Fallout 3: The Pitt– 200 Microsoft Points
Games on Demand
- The Amazing Spider-Man– $30.00
Other DLC Content
- Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass– 1600 Microsoft Points
- Battlefield 3: Aftermath– 600 Microsoft Points
- Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials– 160 Microsoft Points
Additionally, the “Xbox Deal of the Week” is still in effect in addition to the Spring Sale, offering a number of deals on add-ons for the Transformers: War for Cybertron game developed by High Moon Studios. If anyone was hesitant about picking up the bonus multiplayer characters, including the highly-sought-after Dinobots “Destructor” pack, now is the perfect opportunity to transform and roll out.
While I imagine many of you who are interested in Fallout 3 have assuredly played the game by now, it’s possible you missed out on all of the game’s great DLC content. If you had to choose between them, I’d highly recommend Point Lookout and Broken Steel as my top two favorites, with The Pitt coming in at a close third. But truth be told, that does little in the way of speaking highly about the incredible Mothership Zeta. Bottom line: you really can’t go wrong with any of those downloads. On the fresher side of things, now would be the perfect time for Assassin’s Creed fans to pick up the season pass. While I’m not sure why Ubisoft decided to charge 2400 points to start with, as opposed to the standard set by most games of charging 1600 points for a pass; but so long as they deliver the promised content on their end I expect it will feel justified to most players. The Battlefield 3 content is equally worthwhile, especially at half price.
I’ll admit that while these deals are solid, I’m personally a bit disappointed. I was hoping that at some point we’d get some discounts on select Mass Effect 3 DLC. I think with everything that happened pertaining to the ending, it left a sour taste in many fans’ mouths; with the end result being a drop in post-launch support from the fans. That being said, the content packs Bioware has put out, such as Omega and most recently Citadel, are some of the best add-ons in recent memory and really deserve a playthrough if you’ve enjoyed the series thus far. From that perspective, I was almost positive we’d have seen some price-slashing to get folks re-interested in what the Mass Effect universe has to offer. Oh well.
What do you all think? Do you like the deals Xbox has been offering to kick off the Spring season? What kinds of content would you like to see discounted the next time Microsoft hosts a sale? Let us know in the comments below.