February 17th 2014 5:35 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale

For those of you looking to fill these cold, snowy late-Winter days with games, this is your week: the Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale kicks off… NOW

For the next seven days, we’ll be slashing prices on some of Xbox 360’s best titles, and these are in addition to this week’s normal games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store (which will be revealed tomorrow morning). To the list!

The following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (18 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:


Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dishonored Games on Demand 67%
Armored Core: Verdict Day  Games on Demand 63%
Dante’s Inferno Games on Demand 75%
RUSE Games on Demand 67%
Halo: Reach Games on Demand 75%
Capcom Arcade Cabinet Arcade 65%
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Arcade 87%
Bastion Arcade 80%

As part of the Ultimate Games Sale, the following special offers will be available at the discount listed below until 25 February 2014:


Content Title Content Type Discount %
Portal 2 Games on Demand 67%
Mass Effect Games on Demand 75%
Asura’s Wrath Games on Demand 81%
DiRT 3 Games on Demand 80%
Driver San Francisco Games on Demand 67%
Fable III  Games on Demand 50%
Batman: Arkham City  Games on Demand 75%
Motocross Madness Arcade 80%
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Arcade 70%
Guardians of Middle Earth Arcade 93%
Dungeons and Dragons Daggerdale Arcade 80%
Rock Band Blitz Arcade 73%
Dust: An Elysian Tail Arcade 80%

Make sure to visit again tomorrow to find the next group of sale items, and follow Major Nelson on Twitter to stay most up to date. See you then!

Arcade, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Juan

    Wow, I have to admit this is a pretty good sale! Keep it up Microsoft.

    • http://matthewkenealy.wordpress.com/ Matthew Kenealy

      I really wish they made Mass Effect 2 digital. I’d love to get the trilogy on Games on Demand.

      • Jared

        And 3

        • http://matthewkenealy.wordpress.com/ Matthew Kenealy

          Really? I thought they’d put 3 on there by now. That is annoying. It seems like a simple enough thing to do.

          • AC130

            I recall ODST was only put up last year so you would think it is simple but then this is M$. : /

    • Stefan Gabbert

      Every time someone says keep it up, they will let us down again.

  • http://matthewkenealy.wordpress.com/ Matthew Kenealy

    These are great sales. Hopefully it is a sign of what’s to come for the 360 and Xbox One in the future.

  • Steve

    So is it true Ryse Son of Rome will be $20 off tomorrow?

    • Bob101910

      It is already down to $40.

      • Steve

        I’m at work right now. Xbox com has it at $60 still

  • Jarrod38

    Great deals but MS should have discounts on the DLC as well. Want to get Dishonored but if I were to buy all the DLC it would be the same price as the GOTY edition.

    • dream

      why do you think they made those games at a discount.. figure you will buy the dlc too.

  • todd Wright

    Guardians of Middle-earth 1 dollar??? sold

  • http://tautt.com/ Diego Plentz

    Now we’re talking!

  • Bob101910

    I should press charges for these sales killing my wallet.

  • AC130

    Great sale even for my region.
    Just Portal 2 in the AU region that failed to get a discount.

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

    This is awesome. I’ve been wanting to buy Rock Band Blitz, but $15 didn’t seem too worth it. But for $4? Yes please!
    Cant wait to see what’s on sale tomorrow.

  • Andrew Falkenhan

    Runner2 is on sale, nice!

  • ungeheier

    Cold? it’s been in the mid 80’s all week.

  • ASA

    Excited to try out bastion – with my current backlog – I couldn’t justify 15, but 3 will do nicely. Few others on the maybe list.

    If you haven’t tried DUST at all yet – totally an awesome game… I’d Recommend it.

  • ryder4life22187

    anybody know what games comes with the capcom arcade cabinet

    • http://twitter.com/Echtze1t Echtzeit

      Black Tiger, 1943 and Avengers.

  • David K

    Is Ridge Racer unbound one day only or all week? Not seeing it on the list Major.

    • ryder4life22187

      Been looking to pick that one up for 4.99 ima hafta grab it.

    • David K

      Also DBZ is not listed either.

    • LanceUppercut

      According to XBLDB that and DBZ are Gold Exclusive so they appear to be part of the normal Deal of the Week.

      • David K

        Good catch!

  • Killersloth

    Wow great deals, might have to grab bastion, runner 2 and driver. Hoping for Resonance of Fate for one of the daily deals

    • Aric Brown

      Bastion is great

  • Some Person


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

    I’d love to see Binary Domain, Metal Gear Rising, Resident Evil 4, and Rayman Legends or Origins in one of these daily deals.
    *Crosses fingers*

  • BlinkFandango

    Awesome work, please put the DLC on sale with it that helps a ton!

  • hiruu

    NICE! Glad to see Microsoft finally going onboard with flash sales.

  • Cookiehead

    Great start! I’d personally like to see Resident Evil 4, the Castlevania games, and Deathsmiles 2 hit the $3-$5 mark like some of these. That’d be amazing. Also some fighters would be awesome as well. Persona 4 is a great game, but putting marvel vs capcom origins and darkstalkers on sale would give a much needed boost to their online communities.

  • Riddick Snipes

    I like surprises. Well done ms.

  • ElektroDragon

    It’s good to see humility returning.

  • MacintoshUser1986 .

    I’d like to know when Microsoft is going to address an issue that is eventually going to happen. The issue is when are the Xbox 360 servers going to finally go down and is a very large hard drive going to be released for digital titles? We all saw this happen with the original Xbox but the stakes are higher now because of digitally distributed games.

    What’s going to happen when these servers are eventually shut down and we cannot download all the games anymore? As a digital only gamer now I’ve invested a lot into it on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 and for each system I own close to 100 retail games respectfully. Are they going to keep the servers up forever or release a massive hard drive to accommodate? I would love to see a 1TB released as I feel that could hold the majority of important titles I own.


    P.S – In other news I’m happy to see a Dirt 3 price drop I’ve already bought it. I already own 90% of the rest. Haha

    • Sherman Fernández Traba

      Some time ago they told taht Xbox 360 servers will be up for 3 more years, at least.

      • Damian W

        thats not enough. If that was truth. I would never again buy digital copy. In 3 years xbox 360 games will still be relevant and enjoyable. I would say put the servers down when the games really start looking obsolete, which would probably take about 10 years.

        ps. I am still planning to play xbox 360 for another 5 years. too many games to keep up with old consoles. I am not even close to getting to the next gens.

        • Sherman Fernández Traba

          I hope Xbox 360 stays for more than 3 years, I really do…

          • CombatW1zard

            I have way too many games to catch up on and will need more than three years I hope Microsoft support the console longer and yes I have a one also :)

        • Marsi X

          maybe they make it like gfwl, where you can no onger buy games but are still able to redownload stuff

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

      Good question. The bigger and scarier question is.. when the servers go down, will they have a plan for the DRM with some downloadable games? You know when you’re not connected to the internet, and some of the games you bought are only trials? That’s what has me concerned. That would be absolutely awful if we lost some of our games just because we cant connect to the the servers.

      • Some guy

        Games like Indies can only work if on internet, so that’s a goodbye unless they do something.
        But considering the time it took them to just get a battery charge viewer on the One, doubt it’ll be soon.

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

          I’m pretty sure games on demand and arcade games have DRM too. It doesn’t do it for all of them. It just picks a random half of your library.. I think.

          • Some guy

            Some EA games are online DRM garbage because EA.
            But the basic idea is that every games are playable offline on the first console that downloaded them(or has transfered licences).
            Outside indies, they just plain require online check.

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

            Makes sense. I never knew that.
            Luckily, all of my games on demand purchases are on my Xbox I’m using now. But about more than half of my arcade titles are from other consoles :(
            Oh well, I’ll worry about that later.
            Thanks for the info.

          • Some guy

            You should be able to transfer licenses, but you’d need to redownload your games after so they use the licenses you just imported.

    • Jhon Jones

      With all respect, maybe I’m missing something important in your question. Please forgive me if it’s the case, but I believe that when servers go down, games you downloaded will work on the console it was first downloaded without the need to be connected. The problem is if you want to play the game in another console. In this case, as you will not be able to download it because the servers are down, I think you will need to copy the game to an USB drive along with your profile and then carry on to play in any other console you want.

      • Damian W

        he is asking about redownloading. Having 250 drive can fit about 30 games or so. And he claims he owns already 100. Logically he can’t keep all of them on the drive, therefore he needs to redownload certain games at certain times.

    • Damian W

      I am guessing they will keep the servers up forever. LOL. The best solution in case if they decide close the servers after 20 years, would be letting us download all the content and burn it on DVDs

    • scuderiarmani

      Some games I purchased also were removed like MJ kinect and I can’t get it back at all… not even in download history. 1 month after buying it and never downloading it.

    • avi

      i don’t think you have to worry about that for another 3+ years.

  • http://www.thinkcomputers.org/ Jack

    Dust: An Elysian Tail for $2.99, DEAL! Btw, that’s 20% cheaper than it has ever been on Steam. Very good sale MS… very good sale.

  • shafnitz

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Why can’t I buy a bigger hard drive? Dear Microsoft: I can’t buy anything in this sale because my drive is full.

    • Jhon Jones

      Totally Agree. Maybe Microsoft could at least release an OS update so I can be able to use my 1TB external HD via USB. Currently it is limited to 32GB only.

      I currently have USD 320 in my account ready to spend but my 250 GB hard drive has only 15 GB free. I’m very serious about buying five USB flash drives of 32GB each so I can increase my game’s library capacity. Definitely it’s not the best solution but I will end up doing this if Microsoft does not allow me to buy a bigger HD or use my 1TB external HD

      • shafnitz

        Exactly. They really need to lift the 32gb USB limit all together.

      • fear

        this is what MS want , you to spend more money at high price… they wont do anything until there is people who buy those high overchage gimmick…..

    • James Lawrence Murphy II

      Delete something that you’re not playing, its always in your download history anyways.

      • shafnitz

        Not a great permanent solution for a lot of people. If I got decent download speeds from Xbox Live, maybe I would consider it as a temporary solution. I can only get about 5-7mbps down from them. For comparison, Steam will max out my 20mbps connection. I’m sure there are plenty of people on here with connections far slower than mine. Besides, what do we do in a few years when MS inevitably shuts off the servers for Xbox 360 downloads?

        • James Lawrence Murphy II

          I noticed that I have to plug my ethernet cord into the Xbox 360 to get fast downloads.

          By the time MS shuts off 360 servers Xbox Live will utilize that Rio project that streams games to PC, Xbox One, Tablets, and Windows phones.

        • Damian W

          the point is. You can fit probably 20-30 games on 250 drive. I bet you don’t play at least half of these games. Just delete all of the ones you are not planning to play, and redownload one game if you decide to refresh your memory.

          I am in the same situation like you, and I just delete stuff. Redownloading does not cost me anything. I leave xbox running at night and my bandwidth is still fine.

        • Mr XBob

          It’s not a great solution, but if you want to keep all of your games locally – you can still transfer them all to a massive USB hard drive (or even your PC) via USB, and just swap them out whenever you want to play them.

          Saves having to re-download them.

  • Sherman Fernández Traba

    Can someone, PLEASE, give more games to Argentina’s store? For the Gold Exclusive content we only have two Arcade. It’s really sad…

  • Aaron Mitch Van West

    100x better than last week’s DotW. Bring more variety like this in future DotWs and ill start buying more, as easy as that.

  • H0RIZ0N

    Runner2 and Dust is a must buy, both are a steal for the price.

  • Jhon Jones

    Nascar Inside Line is currently USD 14.99 in US exclusively for gold. Standard price is USD 59.99.

    I have just found The Orange Box on sale for about USD 10 in Brazil.

    Oh Microsoft, why I can’t buy a bigger hard drive or use my 1TB external USB disk ?

  • Kazaam

    Nice, there are some titels I`ll buy.

  • http://www.Soundcloud.com/Stream-Of-Consciousness Stream Of Conscious

    Finally snagged Arkaham City but no Arkaham Asylum?! Guess I have to wait for that one because I don’t want to skip the story. I am tempted to get “Armored Core”…any recomendations on it?

    • AC130

      No unless you are hardcore Armored Core fan or have some skill with mech-shooters. Great customization and big improvement over ACV but still a few miles behind in terms of looks/online.

      • http://www.Soundcloud.com/Stream-Of-Consciousness Stream Of Conscious

        Thanks for the feedback, I ended up passing on it. My backlog is growing with each new sale enough as it is.

  • striga

    Great sale. I’m getting Dust and Portal 2. Thanks for those who recommended Dust, and in turn I can’t recommend Bastion more highly at this price.

  • http://www.Bl4ckSh33p.de/ Bl4ckSh33p

    Nice. Got a few of them. :)
    Bastion and Dust are very good.
    (but there is no hint about this sale on the German Dashboard yet)

  • Toni Turunen

    Now those are deals!

  • http://www.jpitta.com/ PittaMan

    Wow – Decent deals!

    Lets see something like this on XB1!

  • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

    This is more like it. Nice one MS.

  • scuderiarmani

    MS let me connect a 3TB+ Hard Drive, please! I have over 110 Games on Demand Games and atleast 150 XBLA games, and countless DLC, I’d love to have it all on the console at once! 320gb isn’t enough!

    • AC130

      110 GonD??? I don’t recall that many being on sale…

      • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

        They don’t have to be on sale to buy them!

        • scuderiarmani

          I replaced all my discs bar Gears Judgment. Most expensive game I bought was probably $30 AUS

        • AC130

          Then someone paid an awful lot of money to do put their collection on GonD. Especially using the AU Marketplace.

          • scuderiarmani

            Your point? Most games were bought on great sales like Black Ops was a few dollars from memory in AU once.

          • AC130

            I know what you mean had that on my HDD but had to delete it to keep some space for TUs

    • fear

      so you got a xhack 360 ??

      • scuderiarmani

        No I’m actually 31 and have a job. I buy all consoles and games thanks very much.

  • Desert Crawler

    Can I play it solo or is it online only like some other arcade game* I cant remember its name?


    • z3roh0ur

      If you go in looking for 5v5 matches 9 times out of 10 you’ll end up with 8 or 9 bots.

      • Desert Crawler

        Ok. Now, can I play this off-line?

  • DoGi

    That’s the kind of deals Microsoft should make every week for XBOX 360 after the release of XBOX one!

  • Giha

    Great deals so far. Wanted to get Asura’s Wrath, Dante’s Inferno and Driver. None available in my country, of course, but still…good on those who can buy them.

    • AC130

      :( Wish those daily deals were weekly deals gonna miss some good deals. Not sure why they chose Tuesday.

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

    Dante’s Inferno and Mass Effect (1) are unfortunately not available in my region, what a pity, I was waiting for these two… I miss God of War a bit, and Dante’s Inferno reminds me of that, and I always wanted to give Mass Effect a try…

  • VD

    Why is this tagged with “Xbox One”? There is not a single One-deal, right?

    • Lucky13X

      See other posts.

      • VD

        What do you mean?

  • http://people.ign.com/beholdmyhatred BeholdMyHatred

    This is exactly the type of deals we should be getting from Live as a service, GOODO

  • vai_levar_no_cu

    Rez HD! When will we have a sale on that? :(

  • DToyz

    About time we got a half decent sale. A good time to keep it up M$

  • Jared

    Dear Canada People i Lave in Canada as well if you buy Halo Reach in Canada on you’re Xbox 360 it’s $10CAD Not $7.50USD

  • http://akimoto.co.vu/ ilovegoogleglass

    Decent deals! :)

  • Mauro Ribeiro

    Great sale! I’m getting Dante’s Inferno and Dirt 3. I already have most of them. Thanks.

  • roozbeh, again

    Finally, some good deals again.

    Nice job MS.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    hell yeah with dantes inferno. i never beat it fully and always regretted it. i will pick that up.