January 26th 2010 2:03 pm PT

Games on Demand: Halo Wars and DEAD RISING

 

Halo Wars™Content: Halo Wars
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Asia, Canada and US
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the legendary Halo® universe. Command entire armies of Spartans, Warthogs and more into combat as you join the crew of the “Spirit of Fire” to battle the alien Covenant. Designed from the ground up for the Xbox 360, Halo Wars let you effortlessly command powerful armies in epic battles. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add Halo Wars to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Dead Rising™Content: DEAD RISING

Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Germany, Japan, Korea or India
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English only. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". Unparalleled human drama unfolds in a shopping mall overrun with the undead. Welcome to hell!! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add Dead Rising to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

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

  • moocow21

    Nice, two games I always wanted to try. I’d like to see Halo Wars at $19.99, but I guess the Halo name will always add a premium. Dead Rising is definitely tempting, though.

  • Sloober

    Can someone in the US tell us europeans how much they cost on their GoD? I guess Major has stopped listing them since the price differences (for a DIGITAL FILE!!) are so big between US & Europe..

  • Quicksilver4648

    In the US, Halo Wars is listed as $30 while Dead Rising is $20.

  • Perixon

    Dead Rising is just $20 in the US? Someone is being seriously ripped off here. Swedish Marketplace charges 349 SEK for it, which translates to $47.67 USD / €33.91.

  • phawx

    Gamefly had Halo Wars for $17 shipped just before this. It seems they are sold out now. I bought it at $17 with a $5 off coupon. So $30 seems like an insanely high price tag to justify the convenience.

    Oh well. I’ve been mostly buying games on Steam for my Digital Distribution needs. I bought over 100 games on the Christmas sale alone.

  • Elgaard

    Perixon – Agreed. Here in Denmark its 299 DKK for Dead Rising, which is 56.49 USD / 40.16 EUR. Are you serious Microsoft? The price should not even be half of that.

  • trickybuz93

    Wow. Halo Wars for $35 Canadian. Seriously, the price needs to be fixed but I always wanted to try this, but get it from here when it’s cheaper or a used copy from EB Games

  • Perixon

    Elgaard – that is such a drag. In comparison and according to Prisjakt.nu, physical copies of Dead Rising can be bought for as “low” as 189 SEK ($25.81 / €18.39) in retail (Source: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=102651 ).

  • MathGuy42

    To celebrate, how about a price reduction on the Halo Wars DLC, or at least a Deal of the Week? With the GoD at $30, the $20 for the DLC is too high. Also, it’s not a large amount of new content, in my opinion, and gives a measly 200 GS. Lowering the DLC price might spur GoD sales too.

  • Pemalite

    Why wasn’t Halo Wars released on GOD in Australia? You own the rights to the franchise Microsoft so that’s not an issue.
    It’s passed classification here already in retail, so why the massive availability disparity? – I’m not complaining, just wondering, I bought the game on release day here anyway, so it makes little difference to me.

    Halo Wars is the best Real Time Strategy game available on a console, Halo name not influencing that statement.
    However the game doesn’t have enough features to keep me coming back, but I suggest people download and try the demo, as that’s the gameplay your going to get, Online play isn’t that great anymore, little population and only 3x(4x with the DLC) 3v3 maps makes it stale quickly.

  • DiatomicMaster

    Halo Wars is a great game, and $35 is 15 bucks less than what I paid for it, still haven’t regretted a dime.

  • CyberKnight

    @MathGuy42: A price reduction for DLC would be nice, but I don’t see it happening. I’m still trying to figure out why the DLC for Samurai Warriors 2 — a game I picked up for *six bucks* — is still on Marketplace for $30.

    DotW is the best we can hope for. :-/

  • Street Killaz

    I might grab dead rising! I wonder how big the file will be!

  • Psych0 J1m

    Another 2 GoD games that are horrible deals. I have yet to see a single game on this list that is lower then what you can get at most major sellers. Ex: Halo Wars $26 on amazon (new) $25 at gamestop (used) Dead Rising $20 on Amazon (new) $18 at gamestop (used). I don’t understand two things. Why are people buying these GoD when they usually cost most and take up space on your hard drive the convenience isn’t worth that much especially if you order it off of amazon it comes right to you for free all you have to do is wait. Also, why is Microsoft charging so much for these games? Not only are they getting rid of the packaging they are also getting rid of the middle man because retailers are going to up the price so they can make a profit too.

  • tbs0

    In Sweden this game is 54$ (deadrising) on games on demand.
    Why not just grab it on gamestop on my way home from work for much less?

    At a lower price I would buy games on games on demand. But for +50$ for those games, no way.

  • Maniac3000

    How about following Steam’s lead and having deals on Games on Demand as well?
    I liked the daily deals thing you were doing before New Year’s, bring that back.

  • Blaz0

    How do you expect to sell these Games on Demand for $30? I can goto the store and pick up new for $20. If anything since the lack of hard copy(case, booklet, disc), these should be cheaper, not more expensive. I may be more tempted to pick some up if they were actually a deal and I wasn’t getting ripped off.

    While I am at it, why are we paying $50 a month for Live when I still get McDonald ads on my dashboard? Aren’t you making money from both of us? I guess the $50 we pay isn’t covering anything. So basically your company is double charging or advertising and right to use. I wish I could find a product that I could follow your example with, but I probably wouldn’t stay in business.

    Before I hear anyone complain about this, realize that I have been a long standing Live member(7 years). But enough is enough already.

  • sobnekahcS moT

    Holy crap Microsoft… I think someone needs to reconsider their prices.

  • Tekkie neXt

    Halo Wars isn’t listed on the UK Marketplace, Dead Rising at a cost of £19.99

  • BMW530XD

    Hopeless, is this service for daddys boys only?
    My visa wouldnt survive this bullcrap.

  • Exu

    +1 for too expensive.

  • DRO Demon X

    it good to have dead rising i missed playing that game

  • DavidGX

    Ok so we get no disc, no physical manual, no case. We can’t lend, sell or trade it. It’s far cheaper to store and send the digital copies than to stamp the discs, make the manuals/cases, ship it around and have it accrue multiple mark ups on it’s way to the store… but you charge MORE than retail. Fuck off, microsoft. Come on now. Stop being so goddamn greedy.

  • Freaky Priest

    As always:

    1. To expensive
    2. Not in Germany

  • HyperShot

    I agree with everyone that there’s no point in putting out these over priced games that are easily available in retails for a lot less. How about those classic games that are hardly available in most retail stores? Isn’t that what GoD program was originally meant for?

    Personally I’d like to recommend a ‘must have’ classic Action RPG: Phantasy Star Universe
    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/splash/p/phantasystaruniversexbox360/

 

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