October 20th 2009 11:10 am PT

Xbox 360 Games on Demand: Army of Two, Midnight Club: LA and Sonic Unleashed

 

The following Xbox 360 games are now ready for direct download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace
 

 

boxarmyoftwoplat[1] Content: Army of Two
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Japan and Korea
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". When one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add Army of Two to your Xbox 360 download queue or download the free demo

 

 

 

boxmidnightclublaplat[1] Content: Midnight Club: LA
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Japan and Korea
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". THE BEST WAY TO SEE LOS ANGELES IS AT 245 MPH. Race at breakneck speeds through the streets of modern-day L.A. recreated in stunning detail. Drive the hottest real-world tuners, muscle and luxury cars, exotics and superbikes on the streets today. Customize your vehicle with the best after-market performance parts and custom kits.Street racing with no track, no load times, no rules: Welcome to the Midnight Club. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add Midnight Club: LA to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

boxsonicunleashed[1] Content: SONIC UNLEASHED
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". Sonic transforms at night, for double the fun–slick and speedy, or wild and powerful! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add SONIC UNLEASHED to your Xbox 360 download queue or download the free demo

 

 

 

If you are an Xbox LIVE Member in Japan, Ridge Racer is available for 2000 Points.

 

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

  • Xx DazzArama xX

    These games don’t look that bad.

  • amacvane

    The prices aren’t rediculous this week. Well, maybe Sonic… bur only because of the quality of the game. $20 for Army of Two isn’t bad, as is a pretty substantial entertainment vale for that much. And MC:LA is pretty new, so $30 is acceptable.

  • yolarrydabomb

    meh I just like hard copies

    Whoever buys theses probbly too lazy to get off the couch and change disc. thats imo.

  • buglang

    Why is not army of two available in Portugal? And Bad Company too? Why would like to spend money, but I guess I can’t.

  • Zacabeb

    Oh dear, Sonic Unplayable is there. I’ve just beaten the final boss in that game, and the last act in that boss battle runs at 15fps. So does one of the stages. Others drop “only” to about 20fps. It’s a freakin’ nightmare to play at times. When it runs at a decent rate it’s fun, but beware of the frame rate. It would make even Chuck Norris cry like a baby.

  • LV54Spacemonkey

    Is the version of Midnight Club on Games on Demand the complete Edition that was released in the UK for £20 last week? Cos it looks like it’s the standard version. The Complete Edition has all the DLC included in it you see so charging £20 for a version with less content than the £20 version available in the shops is pretty rude.

  • rastansaga

    My local GAME store have the terrible “sonic unleashed” for £2, compared to MS £20

  • Anonymous

    pick them all up for £5/£10 each sod your rip off prices.

  • Exu

    @Rastansaga Two quid? Even I’d pick it up for that! Wish mine was the same.

  • Exu

    Looks like my previous post didn’t, um, post. Well, here’s Dealwatch!
    All of these are £20, meanwhile in the real world:

    Sonic Unleashed £9.73: http://www.thehut.com/games/platforms/xbox-360/sonic-unleashed/9987473.html
    Army of Two £9.93: http://www.thehut.com/games/platforms/xbox-360/army-of-two/9959417.html
    Midnight Club LA COMPLETE: £14.73: http://www.thehut.com/games/platforms/xbox-360/midnight-club-los-angeles-complete-edition-classic/10059961.html

    Those are the cheapest I could find, but they’re very similarly priced in other shops. Please say so if you find cheaper.

  • Lanmanna

    Sonic Unleashed isn’t too bad, definitely isn’t a Mario or Ratchet and Clank, but it was pretty good. The Werehog parts were horrible, but if you can get passed that, it is good.

  • Exu

    Looks like my comments with links to actually get the games cheaper are being blocked, so much for free speech!

    Anyway, UK customers should check out The Hut since it seems to me they currently offer the best prices for this trio. They’ve got Army of Two and Sonic Unleashed for under a tenner and Midnight Club LA COMPLETE for under £15. Shows these prices up a bit really.

  • Ark Hunter

    Get your fist bumping bromance on for $20. LOL.

  • Toonpack

    Army of Two here I come.

  • EveofLight

    I could get Sonic Unleashed used for $17.99, Midnight Club used for $14.99 and I payed $10.75 for my copy of Army of Two used but in good condition. Yes, I think I will stay with discs as they are cheap and as I said before I am a cheapskate :D

  • EMFULZ

    w00t $20 for Army of Two! For the same price I can get it on disc new and not waist HDD space! :D

  • XxLightkunxX

    Anyone complaining about Sonic Unleashed being really bad is an immense faggot. No seriously, the daytime stages were awesome, ran nearly full 60fps, and that final boss battle. whoooo….Zacabeb I don’t know what’s up with your 360 but the final boss battle didn’t run that poorly for me at all. The Werehog isn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be; it’s simply a different way to play and the more you pay attention to Sonic’s night form the more easy it is to get through his stages. Granted the game does have a few flaws but they aren’t horrible in the least. Anyone who wants to complain about a bad Sonic game needs to look back at Sonic 2006.

  • Zacabeb

    Sonic Unleashed never runs at 60fps, it runs at 30fps whenever the frame rate is stable. I however recorded and measured the frame rate in Jungle Joyride by counting how many fields (1/60th of a second) game frames would last in the areas suffering from slowdown, and it does dip to as low as 10fps. The infamous halt in the middle of the level lasts for 1/4 of a second. That’s in SD and widescreen (which is rendered as 640×480 anamorphic).

    In HD (which in the case of Sonic Unleashed is 640×720 for technical reasons) those frame rate drops are significantly worse, and there I can’t measure it but only make an estimate based on 20 years experience with video technology. I don’t have any means to record it running in HD.

    So I’m just reporting what I’m seeing, and that was a game that dips severely in frame rate in, at least three of the stages (Jungle Joyride Act 1, the final act of the final boss, and one stage in Mazuri). When it keeps up it’s great. When it doesn’t, it’s nearly unplayable and largely unenjoylable – unless you have nerves of steel.

    And the final act of the final boss did for a fact dip to 15-20fps for me, making it a nightmare to complete. It’s a shame since it’s one of the best boss battle I’ve seen, design wise.

  • A Place for Us

    Major – I think for the UK, you should link to Army of Two (EU) since it is treated as a different game.

  • Radiating Chaos

    Uhh guys really? Sonic Unleashed is NOT terrible. Just because it’s difficult, doesn’t mean it’s a bad game.
    And the frame rate only drops in Adabat and the last level. So I don’t know what your talking about.

  • moocow21

    $20 for Army of Two is reasonable, but $30 is too much for the other two.

  • Jinglebell joe

    Wow, isn’t this going to like crash your Xbox or something?

    Jinglebell Joe

  • VisionaryLight

    $40 for games I can buy for $20 at retail in Canada is ridicules.

  • DavidGX

    Army of Two and Midnight Club aren’t cheaper than retail and sonic unleashed is MORE EXPENSIVE. Are you out of your mind? Digital content = CHEAPER than hard copies. Simple concept, come on.

  • DavidGX

    Army of two? Not cheaper than retail: http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=60822

    Midnight Club: LA? Not cheaper than retail: http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=75918

    Sonic Unleashed? More expensive than retail: http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=70833

    Seriously. Major, please just stop posting this stuff it’s depressing.

    Just reposting this, since I know you’re moderating these, to say screw you, Major. Microsoft has been getting increasingly greedy but this censorship is a new low.

  • VIGOR MORTIVORE

    Major, something needs to be done about the prices, retail is cheaper and i’m not talking about second hand.

  • Uzi L0ver

    More bargains, at these prices is so tempting to buy them all…

  • Beyond Genocide

    Only game I have bought on demand is RSV2.

    It would be cool if Microsoft could release all titles available for download on demand.

  • DavidGX

    Oh, nice. You post the ONE version of that comment with the links in it where I said screw you major and that’s supposed to make it better? All the censorship has been made up for now, right?

  • xXraYmaN717Xx

    sadly I agree with the negative…. why pay for games that came out in the past for a ridiculous price when we could get them for
    cheap in retail…… either lower the prices or no buy….. if people buy the game at a retail or on demand, is there a difference? either way both would be a waste of GB (installing the game or downloading it)… well not really…. there’s no limited editions on GOD……..

  • sleepydumbdude

    Going to try this games on demand with Army of Two some weekend when I am bored. Not a horrible price compared to the same at retail new without any deals. Going to wait though in case I pick it up at a B2 G1 sale next week.

 

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