November 24th 2009 1:03 pm PT

Xbox 360 Games on Demand: Saints Row 2 and Lego Indiana Jones

 

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

 

Saints Row 2

Content: Saints Row 2

Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English and French. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Help the 3rd Streets take back their city in this explosive sequal to the 2006 hit. Saints Row 2 features unparalleled character creation and customization; a massive open world to explore by land, air or sea; and online co-op play that enables you and a friend play through the entire story of Saints Row 2. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add Saints Row 2 to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

LEGO® Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventures

Content: LEGO Indiana Jones
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Japan and Mexico
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the original adventures, LEGO Indiana Jones follows the escapades of Dr. Jones through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl their way through their favourite cinematic moments, from Indy’s entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run.

Add LEGO Indiana Jones to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

 

 

Additionally, Xbox LIVE Members in Japan can now purchase Battlefield: Bad Company.

 

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

  • DayMouse

    You guys really are having a laugh with these prices!
    Once again charging £19.99 for a game you can pick up for £9.95 (new) and sell on for what.. £5-£6

    NEVER GOING TO TAKE OFF WITH THESE PRICES!!!!!

  • robincognito

    Once again, a fail from Microsoft with the prices. Can someone explain why they’re so high? I can’t think of an excuse when they are selling them online, not from a shop where prices are set by the shop.

  • ck2875

    I bought LEGO Indiana Jones last week for $2.00.

  • Arsenic13

    LOWER THE PRICES!

    *Copy and Paste to start a movement.*

  • The Wesker

    I guarantee you Microsoft does not set these prices.

  • MACPH1ST0

    Why hasn’t there been a blog post yet that The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC for Borderlands is available now for 800 points?
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802545407e7/?of=3

  • Drunk Ste

    Saints Row 2
    Games on Demand – £19.99
    http://www.game.co.uk – £9.99

    Lego Indiana Jones
    Games on Demand – £19.99
    http://www.play.com – £9.99

  • DeviousBroccoli

    $25 Canadian for Lego Indy on here, or find the pack-in bundle with Kung Fu Panda pretty easily for $20 or less.

  • Jonah Falcon

    You guys are whine-tastic. No one is forcing you to buy these games. If you can get it cheaper, go get it cheaper and STFU.

  • GoobTuff

    Absolutely ridiculous. I’d rather go buy a pack of gum for $10. That would be a better deal.

  • scrizewly

    $29.99. No soup for you!

  • scrizewly

    Wait..so I have a question. What if I already own the original game disc? Does that automatically grant me access to a free copy of that game through Games-on-Demand? ;)

  • steven2805

    Has Microsoft never heard of “competitive pricing”… You have to look at every single Games on Damand game and price competitly your meant to trying to under cut or at least match the retailers so people buy from you not the high street.

    Datel is a shining example. It was Microsofts only competiter fighting on there playing field for Memory card sales. It should have been a battle of lowering prices and uping quality but instead Microsoft updates it’s console to prevent Datels Hardware working and sticks to it’s overpriced ways.

    At this rate Microsoft will loss all its customers or make them bankrupt. And trust me you can’t issue an up-date to bring everyone back

  • VEGEMITE 98

    @jonah, people are complaining because, if Microsoft can charge stupidly high prices for there GOD service and people purchase them at that price then retailers will then be able to put whatever price they want on games, making it a no win situation.

    Complaing helps Mass Effect was $119.00 + Tax on the GOD service in australia. we complained and the price was dropped to I think $79? Still expensive, hell yeah, but it shows that if you complain things will happen.

    so maybe your happy with the prices, good on you, but the majority win, so take some of your own medicine and STFU

    @Major. can you please change the name of your service, Games On Demand (GOD) seems so sacriligious. I am amazed no one has complained yet. maybe I am the first

  • TDiddy

    I love the whining. Like Jonah Falcon said, if you can buy it somewhere cheaper, go ahead. Nobody if forcing you to buy the digital version. And all this talk about how these prices are doomed for failure is great, too. How many digital copies of Xbox 360 games have been sold on Games on Demand? Oh, you don’t know? Well, then how do you know they are selling at these high prices? If they weren’t selling, they wouldn’t bother releasing more games on the service.

  • TymmeZinni

    @Jonah Falcon:

    The concept is great. Digital delivery is great. However, I can easily see MS pulling the plug on this service because of low demand when week after week, the content offered is available much cheaper (half the price or less) elsewhere.

    If they would start offering new titles available at release, or competitive prices, I’d much rather use this service. However, I’ll gladly find another way to pick up a copy of a game for $15 instead of paying $30 for a digital download.

  • HFC

    @ TymmeZinni

    Agree totally. I have left loads of comments about GOD yet nothing much seems to happen. The pricing point in Australia is a joke.

    @ Jonah Falcon

    You are correct in that no-one is being asked to buy these games. I don’t. But we do live in a democracy and stating the obvious isn’t whining. People are entitled to their opinions especially given most of us pay the privelage for it. It’s clear you don’t like whining – well I don’t like rudeness and telling people to STFU is just that.

  • Hedfix

    Microsoft wants all games to be only downloadable in the end. This option is ok for people who live in the middle of nowhere who want to play games fairly instantly however anyone who is able to receive post/mail can easily get a better deal from online retailers, they have to wait for it to arrive however. Hopefully these ‘deals of the week’ will extend to these GoD titles. 50% off and they get more competitive.

  • yolarrydabomb

    But get this…

    You no longer need a disc. OOO WOW!

  • DavidGX

    Not only are these over priced for digital downloads (digital = CHEAPER than retail) but saints row 2 has real world ads in it.

  • mchiefvs360

    I always prefered GTA IV.

  • TANK 2old2play

    still :lol:ing at the prices. Won’t EVER buy anything off this service until it’s CHEAPER than going to the store.

  • UKresistance

    I just knew they’d be over priced again.
    How many marketing people does MS have to let go before a smart one emerges and starts calling the shots?

  • Thief000

    Nice games, but why no more Xbox Originals?
    Halo 2 should still be launched as an Xbox Original and I can think of about a dozen more Xbox titles that would sell very well in digital form.

    Plus a very small rant from my part: Halo Waypoint is not a game with 0 achievements.
    It’s an app (duh!). Make an app list in the base code of the Xbox 360 so that Facebook, Twitter, Zune, etc, are not listed as “games” anymore.

    I’m sure MS has plans to integrate more apps in the future, so why not start now?
    It’s all about logic guys and gals…

    On a sidenote: Why has Halo 2 (PC) been left out of the Halo Waypoint achievement lists?

  • BrooksterMax

    I think people moan about the prices for GoD as do I because we want it to work! We would like to buy these games but the prices just are not right at the moment particularly in the UK as well.

  • EMFULZ

    This is the biggest fail since the original Xbox Live Arcade!

  • Coth 1888

    Major honestly, this is mental. I can pay half this for a physical copy that can be loaned out, traded in etc.

  • kristof666

    Nope this is a rip off…WTF are you doing microsoft?!!?!?!?!?

  • MAS 86

    So now is the original Saints Row going to see a price drop on GoD here in the U.S.? Because it really makes no sense that Saints Row and Saints Row 2 are both priced at $29.99 the original game came out in 2006, and my calendar says 2010 isn’t far off, so why is a game over three years old priced at the same price point of it’s sequel? A lot of the games on demand can use a $10 or more price drop, any chance that over time the prices will go down on these games the way the physical copies do in stores?

  • MAS 86

    Ooh and Happy Thanksgiving Xbox 360 users, and the Xbox and Microsoft teams, you too Major. Hope every one stuffs themselves…

  • BMW530XD

    hmm, well. You think its expensive over there, here its almost double the price.

    Why do microsoft do this kinda of bad marketing tricks.
    They of all should know that pricing these items for a more fair price (and equal no matter region) will make the sales explode and they will actually start earning money!

  • a peeking duck

    Please rename this to Ripoff On Demand, thanks.

  • Fufz

    Saints Row 2 “classics” : 19,99€
    Saints Row 2 GoD : 29,99€

    Hello THQ.

  • A Place for Us

    LOWER THE PRICES!!! RIP-OFF.

  • VEGEMITE 98

    To all the schmucks that buy these GOD games, give yourself an uppercut!

    and to the religious nuts that criticise all the heavy metal music and get books banned from schools, how come you haven’t jacked up about the name of this service.

  • Singin Hobo

    People complain because we WANT to use Games-on-Demand… we’re dying for an excuse to use it. Thanks for the advice, “If you don’t want to pay it don’t buy the games, idiots,” Really. Profound and insightful feedback. Keep it coming. Really. But what we’re offering in our complaints is a chance for them to make buying games online a worthwhile prospect.

    I guess there are people out there taking advantage of it because they don’t know better, but it doesn’t make it less of a rip-off. Congratulations on duping the masses, but how about an offering for the brighter among us? You’d sell more than enough of the games to make up the difference if you offered LEGO Indy for, say $8.00.

  • TheJuggla17

    Please lower the price of Assassin’s Creed and bring The Orange Box, Halo Wars and Halo 3 to On Demand!

    ~fin~

  • Bennyishere

    I’m interested in Saints Row 2, but I will of course check some game stores first. And what happens if I find it cheaper in stores? I buy it there instead. Shocking, isn’t it?

  • Ark Hunter

    Got Lego Indy on a game trading service for $5.

  • HenkvdWeerdt

    Both titles are very great games with a high level of long play.
    Indiana Jones has some great replay value with all the alternative characters to choose from.
    saints Row 2 is maybe on some things even better than GTA IV and Coopplay is very nice.

    Prices are the main issue her.
    But i think that Microsoft have some costs to run the servers with the games on it. Sure there are no costs with the discs, manual and shops, but diskstorage on servers costs also money. But price can be a little bit cheaper and earlier release on the Game on Demand platform.

 

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