September 1st 2009 11:46 am PT

Xbox 360 Games on Demand: GRAW and Splinter Cell Double Agent


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and now ready for direct download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

Content: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Australia, Korea or New Zealand
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on and selecting “See Game Manual”. The face of war has changed. New enemies and new threats require a new type of warfare – a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts. Become the soldier of the future: Using a fully integrated combat system with cutting-edge weapons and revolutionary communication systems, gain a realistic view of how war will be fought in the next decade. Customizable multiplayer experience and Unique Online Co-op Campaign: Create your own identity, create your own gametypes, and take the battle online with up to 16 players. Then, play a brand new campaign created exclusively for online coop play There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see

Add Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter to your Xbox 360 download queue


Content: Splinter Cell D.A.
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand or North America
Dash Text: Download the manual for this game by locating the game on and selecting “See Game Manual”. Splinter Cell Double Agent is a Stealth-Action game where you play as Sam Fisher, a secret NSA agent, infiltrating a terrorist cell to destroy it from within. Face the gut-wrenching dilemmas of a Double Agent’s life, do whatever it takes to complete your mission, and get out alive. Play Online Multiplayer, as a Spy or a Mercenary, to experience either the chilling tension of infiltrating and hacking unseen or the brutal power of hunting and eliminating intruders. Use acrobatic moves against high-tech gear and drones in an instant and addictive 3 vs. 3 game mode. Cooperate with two teammates, improve and challenge yourself against advanced AI bots in the exclusive “Coop Challenges” mode. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see

Add Splinter Cell your Xbox 360 download queue


Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • toopro4show

    40$ canadian for GRAW. I LOL’d.

  • TaygetaVendetta

    Games on Demand is going to be the next Xbox Originals in that its going to fail miserably because its priced ridiculously. Madness is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. I guess MS didn’t get that memo.

  • SpaceNinjaDino

    GRAW and Splinter Cell DA are $8 and $11 used at Gamestop.
    Competitive pricing would start in the $10-$15 range.

    How to gain market share of older games:
    1) Look at the going price at Gamestop/eBay
    2) Digital delivery costs pennies while disc manufacturing and distribution is dollars
    3) Cutting out retail allows for more profit
    4) The consumer loses both the physical disc and the right to resell; that needs to count for something
    5) Demand for a product will exponentially go up with good price point.

    Is this pricing just a setup so that some GoD “deal of the week” of 25%-50% will look like a decent price?
    Even at 50% off, it really is not a good deal. On top of that, expensive 120GB drives cannot hold a comfortable amount of large download titles.

    The XBOX 720 is likely to have a SKU with no drive at all and every game will be available via download. Heck, that might happen with the 360 too. However, the consumer might be smart and see how the download copies have terrible pricing. They will either 1) find out too late and barely buy any games, 2) avoid that SKU altogether.

  • RuairiAU

    Is anyone actually buying these games? I dont even look at GoD anymore let alone buy them.

    Im looking forward to getting the video marketplace down here in Australia; can’t wait to see what funny numbers they use to charge us for renting movies. I can promise you they’re gonna try charge us $10-15 for movies.

    Listen up M$, like everyone else I’m voting with my wallet. Keep over charging us and the community will backlash; you aren’t the only player on the market.

  • Exu

    Why have we even got prices different according to region anyway? They didn’t differ for Xbox Originals, and that didn’t work either, so why try it on now?

  • XxLightkunxX

    You people are the most pathetic, complacent bunch I’ve ever (not) met in my entire life. I only say that when concerning about “Hey it’s yet ANOTHER update about games releasing with yet MORE complaining about prices from gamers! updates on Nelson’s site. Seriously guys.

    I decided to put an end to some of this stupid myth about this all being overpriced so I decided to look through the GoD catelog for games that I would like and compare prices from retail pricing to GoD pricing. My thoughts can be read here:

    Otherwise if you’re that desperate for some of the games that are on the GoD catelog, just do as you say and buy the retail if it’s cheaper and quit whining: it’s only ‘unfair’ if you want it and don’t have the points for it.

  • Oatmeal25

    1. GRAW is $40 in Canada and $30 in the US. Why the large discrepancy? Our currency is only 90 cents on the dollar.
    2. GRAW was a pack-in with XBLA Unplugged on a lot of systems. You can go to any used game store and get a copy for less than $20, maybe even less than $10.
    3. Rainbow Six Vegas (also from Ubisoft) is $20 and is about 6 months newer.

    And to everyone complaining about the complaining, please stop.

  • RuairiAU

    I dont think you’ve quite got a grasp of the English language yet. We’re not complacent, we’re anything but complacent. We’re all pretty annoyed that M$ is ripping us off. Furthermore, depending on what locale you’re in, they rip you off even more. Go an education mate and maybe you’ll realise there is a world outside of North America.

  • a peeking duck

    XxLightkunxX: and you being the unabashed apologist is any better?

  • A1337Haxor

    - I do not see Double Agent for sale anywhere
    – These are very expensive for a copy I can only ever play in one place and have an infinitely non-existent resale value

  • Blue Thunder28

    Double Agent is not here I want it! :(

  • Sticky Owens

    Oh my god i just picked up Splinter Cell DA for £4 from my local games shop!

  • Sticky Owens

    PS. i love how the aussies (bless them) are COMPLAINING that they are not being given the option to be ripped off?

    I can not get my head around that logic :D

  • KineticOnline

    Major the prices really do need to come down, for games on demand to be a place people will look for their games they need to know they arent being over charged. In the UK most of the 360 classics available are at least 25% cheaper (£15 or less instead of £20) in even the stores where you expect to pay more than the average. In some places i’ve even seen games at up to 75% less (£5 instead of £20)
    Even if the price was to drop to £15 I would be the first place i look for games, instead of the last

  • Uzi L0ver

    The bargains just keep on coming, I hope next week we get Fifa 06: Road to World Cup, I can’t wait to lay down £20 for that…

  • wolfzero01

    do you guys just throw darts at prices taped to the wall to decide what to charge for the Games on Demand service? if you want this to be a success, you need to lower the prices for games that anyone can find cheaper at other outlets, otherwise there is no advantage to getting these, especially when you can’t resell it when you get bored with it & are stuck with the stupid DRM policy that MS has.

  • Thief000

    Please Major Nelson and Microsoft Xbox 360 division.

    Make it clear in the product descriptions which DLC are included with the GoD games!
    As I see different boxarts in different regions for certain titles thus possibly containing different DLC.

    Not a rant, just a simple observation. Thank you!

  • a peeking duck

    Thief000: I may be wrong but I think these are all vanilla copies of the games, without any DLC attached.

  • TaygetaVendetta


    Saying you found the games at “Store X” for sale at a price higher than Games on Demand proves nothing. Some retailers rarely mark down games or lower them below MSRP, but a vast majority do. A quick search on Gamestop/EBgames website for all Games On Demand titles turns up significantly cheaper prices, both used and new. Its not just Gamestop, either, plenty of other sites such as Newegg and other reputable online retailers have these games + shipping far cheaper than Games on Demand. The people here aren’t complaining about GOD because they can’t afford them. They’re complaining the system is essentially useless when you can get the games cheaper from brick-and-morter retailers and online stores. You are a buffoon to defend GOD with its current pricing structure.

  • Nelsondude6

    If they put both GRAWs in OR did the GRAW legacy edition it might be worth it in the UK but as it it’s the original you can get it discounted so cheaply now

  • Velete

    Msoft are really clueless about all this, even in the UK where we usually get shafted on game prices – i can go down to my local supermarket ( yes where you would mostly buy food! ) and pickup 4 copys of GRAW for the price of 1 from GOD, i mean like wtf?

  • Arsenic13


    No one will buy this shit. Be like Steam, Digital Distribution should be cheaper.

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  • Avenger1324

    I bought SCDA for the single player, and was surprised by how fun the multiplayer was.
    But when it can easily be found on the UK highstreet for a fiver, the GoD prices still need a lot of work.