February 4th 2014 7:22 am PT

This Week’s Xbox Live Store Deals

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 10 February 2014.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Price Drop
(varies by region)
Lococycle Xbox One game 40-50%

Please note: this is a permanent price drop.

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Grand Theft Auto V Games on Demand 33%
Grand Theft Auto IV Games on Demand 50%
GTA IV: The Lost and Damned Add-On 50%
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Add-On 60%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • roozbeh, again

    Well that’s … underwhelming.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      to say the least

    • cris178

      Look at last weeks sale, I think they have a right to calm down with their sales considering that no one is getting hyped even though they have had plenty of big sales.

  • Poeticsky14

    This Again?

    • Chris Hofer

      Exactly. You don’t have to look much further than xbldb [dot] com to see how many times GTA has been on sale. I’m saving my $$ for something better.

  • Death Dealer

    Bought GTA4 and will return my physical copy to the store for resale.
    The permanent price drop on Lococycle is nice though, maybe I’ll buy it.

    • evilfangs .

      Where does it say that Lococycle is on permanent price drop?

      • Jorge Garza

        Read the post.

        • evilfangs .

          Read my other post…

    • evilfangs .

      Oh never mind about my last comment, I see it now. That print is far too small.

  • omote75

    Thank you, loving the discounts on Xbox One games!

    • Dylan

      It isn’t a discount, it’s a permanent price drop.

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        locoC. and crimson dragon should have been free imo. they would have been more fun. after spending $40 (yeah, im dumb) on those two games and then finding out that they are terrible, i felt like ms had violated me. my fault really. i had sworn off the x1 until i got a email from amazon the day before the x1 came out saying they had some in stock. other than dr3 it has been a waste of $450 so far for me.

        • Dylan

          You can’t blame yourself for that. The lack of demos and review embargo killed any chance you had of knowing their quality

          • evilfangs .

            The review embargo ended the day them games released. He had plenty of time to watch the video before blindly buying a product he had no idea about. It’s his fault for not researching the product he was buying and it’s the developers fault for making a poor game.

          • Liquidfx Xboxdude

            say what you want but its really ms fault for putting that in there initial lineup. and just for the record, you only buy games based off reviews?

          • evilfangs .

            I research the games I buy, be it demos or reviews etc. Some times if it’s a brand I like ( Aliens ) I don’t bother with reviews and just go on demo videos, interviews. Obviously Aliens: CM the demo videos were faked and not actual gameplay and I got strung by paying £40 for a horrible game, but that was my fault for trusting a brand name I love and not fully researching it.

          • Dylan

            Same. I also got burned by ACM. First time I’ve ever returned a game the same day I bought it.

  • Colin Powers

    Are there free trials / demos available for LocoCycle and other XB1 titles? They are great for try-before-you-buy. Not sure if they aren’t there or if they are just hiding somewhere I haven’t found yet on the XB1 dashboard.

    • ElektroDragon

      Yeah, maybe if there had been a DEMO they wouldn’t have needed a price drop so fast because would be buyers like me got scared away by bad press! And the answer is NO, no demos. Only game with a demo is Zoo Tycoon.

      • mcmax3000

        Zoo Tycoon isn’t the only game. Dead Rising 3 has a demo, as do FIFA, and NBA Live. Might be others, but those are the ones I know off the top of my head.

        • ElektroDragon

          OK, those are recent additions then. 3 months ago we only had Zoo Tycoon.

          • mcmax3000

            FIFA, and NBA Live were up there at launch, before the Zoo Tycoon demo was even available, there just wasn’t a dedicated spot for demos on the Xbox Store, so you wouldn’t have known they were there unless you searched for them via the Bing search (I only knew because someone mentioned it on Twitter shortly after launch).

            Dead Rising 3 is a more recent addition.

      • BlinkFandango

        There are tons of demos: Dead Rising 3, Lego Marvel, NBA Live, Fifa, etc.

        • m1nh0ca

          I hope you were sarcastic, because there’s no “etc.”

          • Liquidfx Xboxdude

            lol

          • BlinkFandango

            Isn’t there like a Kinect Sports one or something? Plus I figured they might have one or two more I didn’t know about.

          • mcmax3000

            Yeah, there is Kinect Sports Rivals: Preseason as well. I think there might be a Zumba one, or something like that too.

            I still don’t know that I would use the word “Tons” to describe the number of demos, but there are definitely some.

      • pd730

        Dead Rising 3 and Lego: Marvel Super Heroes have demos now too.

    • Brenny Bren

      No arcade games on the Xbox One has demos yet I believe. It would have been nice to have trial demo comeback because I think more would want to know about an arcade game before they bought it

    • Colin Powers

      Thanks for the responses guys. That’s a shame. I was looking forward to both LocoCycle and Crimson Dragon, but with the bad/mixed reviews I really want to try them out before I spend money.

      • mcmax3000

        Far from ideal, but if you have a 360 hooked up still, Lococycle is coming out on XBLA next week, so you’d be able to demo it there.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      no and there is a reason for it. if you play the demo you are basically playing the whole game. the gameplay never changes. you are basically on rails pushing the x button over and over. a demo would have been like a big reg caution sticker to stay away and so yeah, no demo. same for crimson dragon though it is a tiny itsy bit better to me.

  • BlinkFandango

    So much for looking into competitive digital pricing Major. We get rehashed deals for GTA and a game nobody wants on Xbox One. I feel stupid for defending XBL against PS+ now.

    • ElektroDragon

      Took you long enough.

    • https://www.facebook.com/janko.haluska dolnodon

      EU pricing also a minus, if I might add…

    • WARLORD

      PS+ has not offered any sales for the ps4 with ps+ only free indie games. The brunt of the sales are only for ps+ members with a ps3 and vita.

      • mcmax3000

        “Sony has not offered any sales for the ps4 with ps+”

        While not with PS+, they did offer both Killzone, and Knack for $42 last week.

        • WARLORD

          that was a flash sale not a ps+ sale it was one day only… you did not need ps+ to get the sales price on the games…

          • mcmax3000

            If you notice, I prefaced my comment with “While not with PS+”, and you’re right that it was a flash sale, but it was one that lasted a few days. It wasn’t just one day.

          • WARLORD

            His comment was about ps+ vs xbl “I feel stupid for defending XBL against PS+”… I was commenting on that, not random sales Sony has..

        • William Montgomery

          Sony’s sales last week were for AC2 DLC & Final Fantasy games (except the one I wanted; FFVI). Is that better than this?

          • mcmax3000

            I don’t really have an opinion either way.

            I don’t really pay that much attention to Sony sales (I’m primarily an Xbox player, though I do own both a PS3 & PS4), I just happened to notice that they had a couple of PS4 games on sale last week, and was noting that.

          • William Montgomery

            It’s all good. Not every week can be a great one. I’m surprised that GTA V is discounted at all TBH.

      • usrev

        yes they did, super motherload was half off, knack and killzone was discounted as well and it is hard to put games on sale when they are given free don’t you think?

        • WARLORD

          His comment was about ps+ vs xbl “I feel stupid for defending XBL
          against PS+”… I was commenting on that, not on random sales Sony has ..super motherload, knack and killzone was NOT a PS+ sale………

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVr5Cc2ovbA Rostrum of Dead

    MS you have done well last week and I’m satisfied with DEAD ISLAND and Alice: Madness Returns and Skate 2, So I won’t complain about this week’s deal.
    But you should choose good games (and of course not arcade game) for next week’s deal.
    Good Luck.

    • mauszx

      I rather have DLC and Arcade titles.

      • evilfangs .

        Me too, If I wanted a games on demand game I’d just buy it physical for much much lower price then Microsoft will ever offer. ( unless it’s a free game )

        • є∂

          The Walking Dead is FREE :D

    • m1nh0ca

      Sorry… but YOU want Games on Demand.
      Do not generalize.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      good logic. i give you $5 and now i get to slap you.

    • usrev

      I rather get arcade games that rarely/never drop in price than retail games I can find for $5. of the 2 GoD games the big one is actually toy soldiers.

  • roozbeh, again

    Hopefully Satya Nadella will help improve these deals.
    Any news who is leading the hardware segment?

    • Death Dealer

      Julie Larson-Green and Stephen Elop as VP in the Devices and Services unit.

      • roozbeh, again

        Wait, WHAT !?
        They gave Elop the Xbox division? Didn’t he want to kill it?

        • Death Dealer

          Maybe, but that’s just a rumor that was never truly substantiated. This was the deal he got when MS took Nokia’s mobile division. I don’t know if that ever changed. He’s still not the one in charge in that position though, so I doubt that would ever happen as Mr.Nadella will have nothing of it either.

        • Dylan

          It’s better out in the open instead of the passive-aggressive killing of the xbox division by Don Mattrick.

  • ElektroDragon

    Now that’s more like it. I’ll bite on Loco. Didn’t seem that bad when I played it at PAX but the bad reviews scared me. Next time, put out a demo.

  • https://www.facebook.com/janko.haluska dolnodon

    what a pity that GTA V (on Demand) is priced in Europe at 70€ (!!!), so 57% MORE expensive than in US. if it would not be for this mistreating of EU customers, I would love the deal.

    does anybody know why the EU pricing is such a rip-off? the hard copy versions here are ok compared to US on Demand….

    • William Montgomery

      Without knowing specifics, it probably has something to do with your country’s laws.

      • https://www.facebook.com/janko.haluska dolnodon

        sure, the local law says that our games on demand should be 57% more expensive :)

        • William Montgomery

          Don’t get mad at me. I didn’t realize that sales were different based on your location, but it seems it happens that way on every console.

          Some countries have stupid laws when it comes to import/exports and digital/physical goods. I don’t know where you live so I can’t look into it. Also consider that some countries must include the taxes in the displayed price, while in the US we get the x.99 + tax because they depend on the state you live in.

          But of course, it’s just so easy to accuse people of being greedy & not look for a reason.

          • https://www.facebook.com/janko.haluska dolnodon

            re displaying the price incl. tax here, yes that is true, still it is only 20% leaving plenty space for profit-margin greed, if we are naming things…

          • William Montgomery

            So isn’t GTA V at 70 euros normal price? It sounds like the sale is just not available in your region.

            That sucks, but region specific sales are commonplace throughout the entire retail landscape.

  • ryder4life22187

    MS forgot to add RDR with this sale. Oh yeah thats right it’s next week for RDR.

    • BlinkFandango

      And Borderlands the week after.

      • Antarael Dulacre

        And Bioshock and Fallout lol (of course not infinite or new vegas stuff)

    • Nexures

      how do you know? besides the sale is pretty awesome for someone who didnt get gta iv or v so i dunno why youre complaining ;p

      • William Montgomery

        Just ignore it. There’s no stopping the hate train now. The internet’s primary use for most people is to rage on inconsequential fluff.

        • Nexures

          i doubt its internet itself. everything centers this website because ps ponnies just keep coming here and spam their childish hate 24/7. its really a drag…

        • DavidinCT

          Right Don’t feed the trolls !

      • usrev

        unless you just got a 360 or just got gta 4 that is, because gta 4 and fallout 3 stuff is on sale about once a month.

    • AC130

      I hope so need that DLC as well. :)

  • Virus

    How the hell is LocoCycle 13.17GB looks like a smart phone game

    • mauszx

      Cutscenes

    • mcmax3000

      Lots of FMV.

    • Toni Kuhalampi

      Where did my post go..oh well, 13.17 GB probably might have something to do with the FULL HD videos that forwards the “plot”…

  • Brian Edden

    GTA Again? Not surprised…

    • ElektroDragon

      Won’t save TTWO stock price.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    LOL actually it isn’t funny. disrespectful is more like it. be weary of lococycle. its bad.

  • m1nh0ca

    GTA IV! Yay!
    I was already missing it… NOT!

    • DavidinCT

      Was a great game when it came out…It’s old now but, still does not take away from the fact that it was a awesome game, and all the addons stories collide in the game, its’ pretty epic actually..

  • deadbox102

    Is LocoCycle that bad? Already getting a permanent price drop.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      yes. it has funny moments but i think it should only be about $5 and that is being generous.

    • mcmax3000

      I still enjoyed it. I didn’t find it as funny as some of Twisted Pixel’s previous games, but I liked the gameplay.

    • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

      It’s a shame, because all Twisted Pixel games have been pretty good. This is their first real flop.

  • The Watcher

    So this is pretty much a middle finger to all those who paid for Loco Cycle full price. This is why i never buy digital games at launch because of stuff like this.

    • mauszx

      They have been making discounts on games for a month because people started to complaint about not discounts on X1 games

    • mcmax3000

      It’s not really any different than buying physical games. They drop in price too.

      • The Watcher

        Notice how i said “digital games” idc about physical games dropping in price, thats not the issue.

        • mcmax3000

          I know you did. My point was, how is it specific to digital?

          How is it any different than if I had bought a Forza 5 disc at launch in a store, and that store was now selling it for 50% off?

        • usrev

          so.. you want digital games to stay the same price forever? the reason digital sucks is they never drop prices.

      • WARLORD

        Physical games drop in price much faster and get lower in price then digital. You can also resale Physical games. With digital there is no resale, if you don’t like the game o well your stuck with it….

        • mcmax3000

          The point you’re making, and the point I was making are completely different.

          That person indicated that they don’t buy digital games at launch because they drop in price. I was saying that’s no different than retail games, which also drop in price.

          Yes, there are other advantages to buying physical, rather than digital (I could think of more than just the ones you said), but none of them have any effect on my point.

    • That Guy

      Not to mention it wasn’t good enough to warrant the asking price. Its really worth $5.

  • fundcappy

    wow shocking another awful sale. at least you morons are being consistent

  • є∂

    At least GTA V [DLC] is $20 off!!! lmao

    • roozbeh, again

      I didn’t know GTA V had DLC.

      • AC130

        Atomic Blimp is DLC :)

        • DavidinCT

          Oh, the one that came free if you pre-ordered it….like I did but, never used the code…

  • Rodney Copperbottom

    So how many times has this stupid GTA been on sale as a so-called “Deal of the Week”? It has to be reaching a dozen… a DOZEN! Stupid stupid stupid… why would you constantly recycle the same games on sale? There’s tons that have YET to be on sale that haven’t been yet, like Sine Mora, BurgerTime, any/all of the SEGA classics, and oodles of others.

    Poor decision, MS… very poor decision.

    • Does Not Equal

      Sine Mora was on sale a few months back.

      • BigBernard

        That’s lovely.

        • Does Not Equal

          I know, right? It’s always better to buy on sale.

      • Bennijin

        Sadly not ToeJam and Earl, the one I don’t have. :(

  • Jared

    Metro: Last Light is free on PS3 For PS+ And OUTLAST For ps4

    • usrev

      thanks for reminding me. outlast is free on ps4 as well.

      • Jared

        you’re Welcome but Sony is down for now

  • jalen venable

    I totally recommend the DLC for GTA IV if you haven’t already purchased it.
    It’s amazing!

    • AC130

      Got part way through TLAD and got bored I think I will pass found GTAIV too choresome to bother with.

  • Hogwild333

    Is anyone else having trouble with seeing the comments? I clicked on the button to expand the comments and it just sat there. I tried it a number of times and it finally worked after letting it sit for 3+ minutes. Maybe this is a browser or firewall problem, but I’ve been having similar problems ever since they changed it so that you have to expand the comments rather then having them automatically show.

    On a related note, I wish Microsoft employees would interact/respond to comments more frequently. I see a lot more posts by the authors on other sites that have commenting systems.

    As for the sales – GTA 5 is tempting but I’m holding out for it to come to next-gen. I think it is a bit dishonest for Take Two to try to get people to buy it twice by not announcing whether it is coming to next-gen.

    • GmailIsDown

      works ok for me

    • evilfangs .

      Sometimes if it doesn’t work after I have clicked it two times I just refresh the page and try again, this normally works.

  • GmailIsDown

    next week give us a discount on Max please

    • evilfangs .

      That game is amazing, one of the only games on X1 I’d say is worth full price.

      If it wasn’t for two glitched achievements, ( cloud server fault ) I’d say it’s my favorite Xbox one game so far.

  • Steve Smith

    Both GTA games are cheaper on Amazon for a Physical copy. How is this even considered a deal? I’ll pass on LocoCycle…

    • That Guy

      It’s only a deal for people who never leave their homes.

      • dibils

        buying from amazon would mean not leaving your home aswell.. :|

  • Marsi X

    that´s a little bit offtopic, but what happend to the live activity list, there was none for december and by this time the list for january should be ready

  • Jared

    At Target Canada Right Now You Can Get 2 For $20CAD Right Now ON Sale for episodes from liberty city and LA Noire At Best buy Canada GTA V is on For $40CAD

  • That Guy

    I wonder if Loco Cycle is on sale because of the fact that it wasn’t good enough for the original price to begin with. It has miniscule replay value and wasn’t really fun to begin with.

  • That Guy

    I wonder if Loco Cycle is on sale because of the fact that it wasn’t good enough for the original price to begin with. It has miniscule replay value and wasn’t really fun to begin with.

  • That Guy

    Am I the only one that can’t believe that they were actually asking $20 for that c**p? Glad I played it at my friends and didn’t buy it myself.

    • Bennijin

      He said it five times, people! He must be serious!

  • Beano

    Nooooooooooo

  • Beano

    Deal for dullards and people who don’t move well

  • Takeshi Kovacs

    Both GTAs have been on “sale” multiple times these past three months or so. It’s getting almost as ridiculous as Ghosts. Here’s an idea, Alan Wake and American Nightmare… it’s been almost a year for those and both are over-priced on the marketplace.

  • Brian McEwin

    The comments section now works on the Blog page !! Thanks new Guy !! Bout time it only took 2 weeks :)

  • Kevin Quinn

    Lococycle should be free. It’s not like you get free games on the PS4. Oh hang on yes you do.

    • Barry Csonka

      I’ve tried it. You wouldn’t even want it for free. They should be paying you to play it.

  • Gazza!!!

    Lloyd Kaufman is in the opening sequence of LocoCycle!

  • barackobama

    I own a XBOX ONE DAY ONE and now a PS4. and the massive truth is that the PS4 takes the xbox one hard from behind. it’s a fact. more power, no kinect, free good games, better user experience. and no gears of war 1-3 remake for the xbox one after 2 months. pathetic but whatever. noobs at work.

    • mcmax3000

      “no gears of war 1-3 remake for the xbox one after 2 months”

      I’m not even sure what your complaint is there. Are you complaining that there isn’t one? Are you complaining that there’s going to be one, which is purely speculation from some, and not something that Microsoft has announced, or even hinted at to my knowledge?

      Either way, I don’t see a valid complaint there.

      • barackobama

        I just stated that there is no box one remake yet of gears 1-3. :)

        which is a big fail imo. since I own 3 xbox ones and 2 ps4s with all available games and xbox live, psn plus I have the right to state that the xbox one sucks. So in general my complain ist that the xbox one is a step back and the ps4 is just better and cheaper. I have 3 cameras for sale btw if someone is interested. and a fighting game i can’t play with a gamepad :/

  • CDMAss

    LocoCycle is probably the most ugly game I’ve ever seen in the past 10 years.

    • slasaru

      Same quality as Sochi olympics

  • Kravex

    Lets face it, when “Games with Gold” starts on the Xbox One LocoCycle will be the first game anyway.

    • Ross Kemp

      Do.Not.Want.LocoCycle.

      • DavidinCT

        Might take it for free…. but, after reading the reviews, I’ll wait for it…

  • Jason Lafitte

    serouisly Microsoft, get your act together, this GTA 4 sale every 3-4 weeks is getting old. Just permenantly drop the price (like every other store has) and be done with it.

  • Ross Kemp

    Outlast , which is free on PS4 , is truly a great game . Hit it hard on Normal , completed it and want to ramp up the difficulty for next run thru . . My XB1 is doing a sterling job of holding my can of Dr Pepper . I will make sure to give the Boner a good dust off in March when Titanfall launches ( I remember now , that is the reason why I have a XB1 sat here ) .

  • イサム オミナエ

    Let guess some “next” deals:

    - March: Bioshock 1 dlcs
    - April: COD4 – Modern Warfare dlcs
    - May: GTA IV dlcs
    - June: Borderlands 1 (LOL) dlcs
    - July: Shadow Complex/Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (yes, again!)
    - August: GTA IV dlcs
    - September: Bioshock 1 (LOL) dlcs
    - October: Gears of War 2 dlcs
    - November: COD – Modern Warfare 2 dlcs
    - December: GTA IV dlcs
    - January: change your gamertag for 50% (that was EPIC, someone remember that?)

    • AC130

      Never seen Shadow Complex on sale that would be awesome. Also no Bethseda sales so not that bad not forgetting that Bioshock 1 has no paid DLC.

      • AC130

        Looking at that it has not seen a sale this side of 2013.

  • Lucky13X

    Did not realize the $9.99 price was a permanent price drop. May have bought LocoCycle later. Oh well, I still got to support a local Austin, TX developer and also use my Xbox Rewards credits towards the purchase, so the game was FREE for me.

    • Ross Kemp

      FREE is still too pricey for that garbage . Best part of that game is deleting it off your HDD, oh wait we can’t even do that just yet .

      • Marcus Roof

        you can’t?

        • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

          Not right now, but the February 11th update will let you.

          • Marcus Roof

            Is this just downloadable titles? I know I can delete a disc-installed game. It’s hard to fathom that you can’t delete something…how did this half-baked thing get released like this?

        • GmailIsDown

          actually you can. highlight that game in your games and apps app, and press menu button. and then one of the options is to remove it from hdd.

  • Major FoxHoundR – what the fox

    lococycle is one of the best games I’ve ever played and its on the best console ever made. XBOX ONE is the ONE

  • DavidinCT

    Lococycle, I read the reviews… Short but, a little fun to play. A lot of reviews gave it over all about a 50 out of 100. So it’s ok/good but, not great. I’ll pass….
    Who not just match sales on Full games?….I mean I have seen Dead Rising 3 going for $39.99 in a bunch of places but, here on xbox it’s still $59.99….
    If you need to save money, doing digital only is a way to LOSE money……
    I kind of wanted to go that route but, after seeing how much money I have already lost by getting 2 games…I think I will be going to disc route on games from now on unless MS starts getting with the program.

  • Bennijin

    Of course Lococycle would have been £6.75 if you hadn’t RAISED THE BLOODY PRICES! £6.75 would have been a maybe but £7.99 is still a no.

 
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