April 27th 2010 12:44 pm PT

Games on Demand: Far Cry 2, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men and more

 

Far Cry® 2Content: Far Cry 2
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All regions Xbox LIVE regions except Japan and Korea
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". Far Cry® 2 is a true open-world FPS where every decision you make affects the outcome of the game. The first sequel to the award-winning franchise takes you to one of the most beautiful and hostile environments in the world – AFRICA. You are a gun for hire, trapped in a war-torn African state, stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords. Your mission is to hunt down and kill The Jackal. This evil arms dealer has been perpetuating this conflict for years, wreaking havoc on the land an all of its innocent people. Run, swim, drive, fly, shoot, fight and smash your way through over 50km² of open world. Beware though, sometimes the hunter can become the hunted. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/a

Purchase Far Cry 2 and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

 

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men™Content: Kane and Lynch: Dead Men
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Japan and Korea
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". A flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath forced together on a violent and chaotic path seeking redemption and revenge. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Purchase Kane and Lynch: Dead Men and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

Shrek the Third™Content: SHReK the THiRD

Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Japan and Korea
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". Save Far Far Away in this hilarious twisted fairy tale with Shrek and his friends in a new adventure from the movie and beyond… There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Purchase SHReK the THiRD and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

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

  • rogXue

    Why is MS using $30 as a pricing point for these titles? They are old enough to pick up for under $20 on disk.

    $20 is the sweet spot. I can say I’ll never spend a dime more than that on a G.O.D. title.

  • HyperShot

    ..more first person shooters like there isn’t enough already and SHRek!? o_O umm no, thank u.

    **PLEAS READ – No.1 Wish list game release for Games on Demand is:
    Phantasy Star Universe, it’s an online action RPG>
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802534507e3/?of=1
    highly recommended with strong supports from its userbase> http://forums.xbox.com/32101261/ShowPost.aspx
    Please give us what we want and put it up on GoD, you will be doing us and many others a favor.

  • Exu

    *facepalm*
    £15 for Shrek? £20 for Far Cry 2? £20 for Kane and Lynch?
    Those games could be found for less than that weeks after launch!

  • matrikzHH

    @rogXue: Don’t worry… here in Europe we are supposed to pay 30EUR per title what is something around 40USD! ;-)
    But we can get almost every god title here for half it’s xbl price on disk via Amazon. I wonder who buys this.

  • Sausage Villan

    pssh neither of those games are worth more then 10 bucks … they both kinda suck …. who is ever going to pay such exorbitant prices to take up hard drive space when they can get the game on disc for so much less …. it is looking more and more like microsoft isn’t listening to us anymore and they are just going to give us what they think we need remember microsoft the minute you piss us off enough to go somewhere else there’ll be someone there to take our money

  • OSUZOO08

    @Rogxue MS does not set the price its the Publisher so blame Ubisoft, but there are some good deals on GoD like beautiful katamari that game sells for $60 new or $28 used but on GoD it’s $20. So yes $20 is the sweet spot.

  • BMW530XD

    Dont know why the americans is complaining, here in Norway these games is priced at $50 for some insane reason.
    Do they want to sell the games????

  • SearingGasPain

    Holy garbage Batman. How does the good Major shill this stuff and still play up the Mr Community Buddy image? All three of these pieces of crap can be had for $10.99 or less used or $15.00 new where I live.

  • Neuflex

    I can’t understand why Games On Demand are still overpriced. I would never be tempted to impulse buy. They must be selling…

  • Arsenic13

    More overpriced G.O.D. titles? NO WAY!

  • moocow21

    @SearingGasPain
    Major doesn’t pick the games or the prices, he just relays the info to us.

  • TheCrimsonDevil

    Major Neslon, Please take a few moments to read what I’ve written here, concerning a very popular game myself (and many, many others) would like to see on Games on Demand.

    Phantasy Star Universe is an online action RPG, with the Xbox page here:
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/ga…534507e3/?of=1
    PSU (Phantasy Star Universe) has 1083% more ratings than your new Games on Demand release, Shrek The Third. It’s highly recommended with strong support from its userbase, both here in and worldwide.
    Here’s the thread on the Wish List forum (97 replies, with more every day!):
    http://forums.xbox.com/32101261/ShowPost.aspx
    Please give us what we want and put it up on GoD (Games on Demand), you will be doing us and many others a favor.

    On the monetary side… Phantasy Star Universe is available used in stores for $5.99, however supply is extremely limited due to it’s popularity. If you were to put this in Games on Demand for $20, you would make an absolute killing, as I know over 200+ people who would shell out the $20 instantly.

    Thank you for reading!

  • BeeDizz

    I can’t imagine how many missed opportunities they’ve had with these ridiculous prices. You guys want to cut into the used game market? Stop pricing yourself out of it. You almost force people to go buy a used copy. Kane and Lynch makes around the 15th Games on Demand game I’m passing up on because of the pricing.

  • WhiT3Kr0w

    @OSUZOO08 – In Europe it costs 20 quid. Same as the other titles. Although it seems to cost around £28 in stores. So it’s cheaper in XBL.

  • chiruno99

    Why is it a Games on Demand update comes out everyone coments to smack it down just because it’s expensive? It’s like ALL THE TIME. We get the idea by now or atleast 100 posts back.

  • V0TS

    MS overprices these games because guys like Wal Mart or Best Buy simply tell them to do so. They have this type of leverage because they can threaten to pull all their other products off the shelves. The reason a big box store like Wal Mart wouldn’t want to see Games on Demand competitively priced is because they know it will kill their video game business at the store. Eventually MS and others will finally have the model down, and will sell all their games via a digital store, but these big box stores are just trying to delay the inevitable as long as possible.

  • stststststq

    “Why is it a Games on Demand update comes out everyone coments to smack it down just because it’s expensive?” – Because people on here love moaning. If the games were cheaper, they’d moan that they’re digital copies that you can’t sell or lend to a friend. If they made it so you could sell them or lend them out, they’d moan that hard drives are too expensive and if they made those cheaper, they’d moan that the game they want isn’t available etc.

  • r3dreck

    Borrowing my bro’s FC2, would actually buy it if the price was better… maybe $15-20.

  • ElektroDragon

    $30 for Shrek is a rip-off. I would have considered it for $20.

  • ninshua

    Where is Phantasy Star Universe already?! The game is getting a huge update this summer and it’s the most successful MMO on the 360!

  • I DLord I

    Pass. Again.

  • katsukiyakisoba

    I don’t know if it was a Gamestop or what, but 5.99 is a randomly low price for PSU. For the US, you would be hard pressed to find a used copy online under 20. Or a new copy under 60. It’s getting into the range of Beautiful Katamari. At least with that game, there isn’t so much of an importance in the online portion/community.

    Still, there’s a risk with used copies and some players aren’t very willing to take it. Even at a relatively low cost, I’ve heard several stories of players just buying them all when they see them. There are people willing to buy this game again on GoD just to avoid having to buy another copy in the future.

  • Scazza

    Canadian store STILL 10 dollars more then US, despite our dollars being at parity. Someone at MS Canada needs a kick in the face. Been like this for far too long.

  • The Bill Payer

    Microsoft, can you please explain to me and millions of Xbox Live users where you get the audacity to charge $30 for Kane and Lynch and Shrek 3? These game’s are priced fairly but even a little over priced at $20, I can see $30 for Far Cry because it didn’t sell very well and it’s a huge game. I’ve been an Xbox Live user for almost seven years now and I think because of that I should get a discount on purchases and even all gold members in general. I can go to Gamestop and get Kane and Lynch used for less than $15 with my Edge Card discount and on Xbox Live it’s $30. I just don’t understand why Microsoft can’t learn what competitive pricing is, is it really that hard? Business ethnics 101 guys…

    ~fin~

  • CochransLac

    $29.99 ? For these ???? You guy’s really need to get your prices even with retailer’s. Every one is worth no more than $19.99, oh yeah I forgot it’s soo convenient.(rolls eyes. Not all of us live in the stick’s, I have 2 Gamestop’s and 1 Replay’s within 2 minutes of my house. $19.99 would sell way more because that’s all there worth.

  • Oatmeal25

    Microsoft should change the pricing to MS Points the eliminate the disparity between regions. There’s no way to price something fairly with the way the US dollar fluctuates.

    The price has always been a deal-killer for me but even if prices were reasonable I can’t afford the hit against the 60GB transfer limit imposed by my ISP.

  • Culebra 64

    I’m amused by the people who either blame Major Nelson for the higher price tag of G.O.D. releases, or ask him to release a game there, when he has control over neither.

  • MuckRak3r

    Are there REALLY people out there stupid enough to buy old ass games like these for the insane prices? I mean, it’s not even funny how bad the pricing is. The Internet is a wonderful thing, especially for gamers looking to get older games at great prices.

    Anybody that buys this crap at these MS price points needs to get a swift kick in the butt.

  • GoobTuff

    Prices like these should be illegal. $30 for a movie game that came out 3 years ago is ridiculous. I can get it for $5 new if I really wanted it.

  • CARNAGE RULES

    @CochransLac

    “Not all of us live in the stick’s” You might as well be Alabama.

  • AMT

    @ Major Nelson

    With all these games coming to Games on Demand…it just smells like a SSD option for a future 360 SKU makes sense.

    1) Gives people a reason to buy a new 360.

    2) Have our own HDD to install means more space which means more purchases!

    3) You are a gamer! Speed is important! Size is too! BIGGER AND FASTER!

    4) 360 will see advantages to faster HDD, that the PS3 on SSD has not completely realized based on the way the system is set up. I have tested them. The PS3 controller sucks, but that is besides the point. 360 will benefit from HDDs, no? Please endulge us on the advantages of the SSD drive that they put in a 360 that you tested. Plus SSDs are only getting faster, larger, and cheaper. Take away the PS3 advantage of “own hdd”.

    That is four. Heck you guys could *COUGH* *COUGH* charge for a plastic device that allows for our own HDDs. Granted if the system was opened up to other 2.5″ drives, the plastic attachment would be irrelevant due to just replacing the drive you already have, but we don’t have to tell the buying public;) So more revenue coming in for a plastic HDD holder!

    Bye for now….Larry!

    Pass on the info, I am tired of the 5,400 RPMs! :D

  • CochransLac

    @Carnage . I assume your a person that stereotypes people. Just like I thought Australia was all kangaroo’s until I went there. Duh…

  • CochransLac

    @Carnage . I assume your a person that stereotypes people. Just like I thought Australia was all kangaroo’s until I went there. Duh…

  • Velete

    Could buy 6x of any of these games brand new for the price of their GoD price…

  • Toothball

    Still looking out for Phantasy Star Universe on GoD.

  • Renown Recon

    Like most have already said, these games shouldn’t be priced so high. More then Half of these games are at least 50% cheaper on Amazon, and in retail stores.

    I don’t understand how they price these games. I thought the high price was due to packaging costs? What type of packaging is there in a digital download? So much for going Eco friendly…. can’t afford it.

  • SCS 85

    As has been stated already, these are way too overpriced. Good thing I spend my money on Steam for most of my digital purchases.

 

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