This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 30 June 2014 unless otherwise indicated.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Ryse Xbox One Game 17%
Ryse Season Pass Add-on 50%

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

Xbox 360

          

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Content Title Content Type Discount %
Diablo III Games on Demand 50%
Payday 2 Games on Demand 63%
Fable II Games on Demand 75%
Fable III Games on Demand 75%
Fable Heroes Arcade 66%
Fable Anniversary DLC
Fable Armoured Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Creature Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Villain’s Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Hero’s Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Pirate Weapon and Outfit Pack Add-on 67%
Fable Ranger Weapon and Outfit Pack Add-on 67%
LEGO The Hobbit Games on Demand 40%
The LEGO Movie Videogame Games on Demand 33%
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Games on Demand 50%
LEGO Batman Games on Demand 70%
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Games on Demand 60%
LEGO The Lord of the Rings Games on Demand 65%
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Games on Demand 75%
FIFA World Cup Brazil (begins 26 June) Games on Demand 35%
SEGA Sale
Vanquish Games on Demand 60%
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed Games on Demand 50%
Condemned Games on Demand 75%
Virtua Fighter 5 Games on Demand 75%
Sonic Generations Games on Demand 75%
Anarchy Reigns Games on Demand 75%
Virtua Tennis 4 Games on Demand 75%
Viking Games on Demand 67%
Alpha Protocol Games on Demand 67%
Castle of Illusion Arcade 50%
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Arcade 50%
Hell Yeah! Arcade 67%
The Cave Arcade 50%
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Arcade 75%
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 Arcade 50%
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 Arcade 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
The LEGO and SEGA deals listed above valid for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.
FIFA World Cup Brazil sale begins 26 June 2014.

Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Comments

  • Mando44646

    Are you kidding? $50 for a launch game? On what planet can that be called a sale? It doesn’t even bother price matching GameStop. What a joke

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    • smber2c

      Calling it a “sale” is rather dumb, at this point all those launch games should have price drops to $50 or more realistically even less. Chance I buy any of the launch games I missed for over $30 is essentially zero.

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  • Luis Cajigas

    Still Waiting For The Ultimate Summer Sale.

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    • Brian Eyekon Koehler

      Hopefully they have an Ultimate Summer Sale this year.

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  • Sknots

    I have to highly recommend VANQUISH its a great game, its challenging, stylish, awesome presentation and brutally fun, Platinum games has never failed me :p and its a great price for it, my only complain is that i didnt find the story too good, its just decent but everything else is Excellent

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    • Sknots

      Avoid Alpha Protocol its terrible, feels like a cheap ps2 game

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  • Bennijin

    Meanwhile on Steam.
    LEGO The Hobbit – £5.74
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – £3.74
    LEGO Lord of the Rings – £3.74
    LEGO Batman 2 – £3.74
    LEGO Batman – £2.49
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – £2.49
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – £3.74

    And most of these other deals are pap too. Step it up!
    See what your rivals are offering and beat them!

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    • Brian Eyekon Koehler

      Yea but you need a gaming pc to play those not like they are ever gonna release a steam box or allow steam to be played on your tv any time soon

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      • Sknots

        Touche

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      • Some guy

        Are LEGO games so demanding that you need a gaming PC to play them?

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      • Gary Eller

        I hope you are being sarcastic….

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      • Brian Eyekon Koehler

        Yea I was but I hate people who compare steam to PSN and Xbox Live. Microsoft and Sony doesnt view steam as competition so they wont set competitive prices.

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  • Gary Eller

    So this is $44.99 on amazon and you have it as a digital copy for $50? Fail.

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    • Frank Awesome

      To MSFT it’s all about convenience and many people will impulse buy these products so they don’t have to wait.

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  • TheSchwartz

    I’ve grown tired of waiting for MSFT to get serious about digital pricing. Today I finally went to Craigslist and bought Ryse and Dead Rising for $45 total. I like buying new and supporting developers, but this is getting ridiculous.

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    • Rafik Bouchaala

      this is what making the devs losing money. they want us to pay full price or almost for 8 months old games then they start crying when we go to used market lol. why don’t they adjust their prices? Imagine how many copies Ryse would sell at 30$! 10 000 at least if not more. Crytek would have got about 300k – 500k $ of cash to pay their employees (they are in deep financial crisis)

      But with this deal and pricing they would be so lucky to sell 1000 copies and simply make way less money. Bad management and pricing is what killing The game industry. It’s turning into cinema industry where just few Big corporations owns 99% of the studios and publish 99% of the films…

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      • Some Person

        Your logic is severely flawed. Movies come out on BluRay 6+ months after the theatre and charge $20-$30 (more than ticket prices) and TV shows generally come out before the next season starts (around 9 months) for $60+. 8 months isn’t a significant amount of time, you just want free stuff and it’s pathetic.

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      • llortretsam

        Your comparing watching a movie ONCE in theaters and owning a disc that you can put in and watch any time you want, that’s not even remotely the same thing and TV series?… No one asked to receive Ryse for free, just a better discount than a measly 17% off a game that scored very badly with critics and didn’t sell well enough to cover development expenses. Like others have stated this game can be bought else where for cheaper, so yeah i think 8 months IS a significant amount of time, at least in the game industry… Myself, I wouldn’t buy Ryse if it was 90% off, it’s a horrible game.

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      • Nick Peck

        Have you even played it? It’s a very fun game with a great story / characters. I liked it and thought it was worth the $60. Obviously depending on the studios future and if they (or anyone else) make a sequel, there are things that can be fine tuned for sure.

        But I have found out since the game launched that most people saying its “horrible” have never even played it and just jump on the hate bandwagon. Obviously you had some interest in it if you decided to argue about it this long…?

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      • llortretsam

        I played it for about 2-3 hours and felt the gameplay was sluggish, it got very repetitive and the story wasn’t interesting to me. The game does look good visually though.

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      • TheSchwartz

        It sort of feels like a cross between Infinity Blade and Batman.

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      • smber2c

        His point was completely valid. There were a certain number of consumers that thought Ryse was worth $60 back in November/December…they bought the game. Now 8 months later, having a “sale” for Ryse at $50 is just dumb, especially when I can go to Gamefly and buy Ryse used for $18.

        Regardless of if you think 8 months is long enough or not, the used market absolutely does and the price has been dropping significantly and if a publisher wants to compete with those used sales they can’t be at 3 times the cost of used purchases. Lots of people will pay a $10 premium to support the publisher or know they have a “new” game, but paying a $32 premium…not me.

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  • Mr&Mrs Ninja

    Ryse is $20 on Gamefly and was $30 on Microsoft store site for the hard copies. But I will get that juicy season pass!

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  • disqus_RTUgm6j2wr

    17% off … 17% off wtf was that really worth the effort for someone to change the database for… 17% do they really think that would convince someone who wasn’t going to already buy it to buy it… no.. the Games with GOLD promo says games at 50-75% off.. not games that were out 6 – 7 months ago at 17% off!!!!!

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  • EXbob

    17% off for Ryse… what a joke. Steam has insanely better sales and I don’t pay Steam $60 a year to get them.

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  • EXbob

    Note when Tomb Raider was down to $29.99 for gold members I picked it up instantly. That’s a good enough discount for this kind of stuff, not $49.99, especially for a launch title, especially with microtransactions.

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    • Peter

      Thing was it was one of those RARE blue moon things where ms actually beat the hardcopy price which is around 40 or so still. Kinda hoped the TR:DE would drop down much faster to around 20 or so since i already have the 360 version.

      Don’t recall ms very often managing to pull off such a simple thing as actually getting a sale price significantly lower. Its usually higher or just about what hc currently costs

      Thats why people bought it as that price. Because usually ms can’t grasp the simple albeit for them difficult concept of Making games on sale be lower than hardcopy current prices.MS take the current market value and knock of significant amounts. Not some b.s like 17%? of ryse at the price it was way back when it was released? It looks pathetic More real sales like the TR one

      It doesn’t require a MBA or some special degree to understand that lower prices means more customers purchasing. Nobody wants to pay more for a digital copy.

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  • Lloytron

    17% is nowhere near what I had expected as a discount on Ryse. Check the announcement;

    “Deals with Gold will also launch for Xbox One in June, delivering discounts for great games each month, with significant savings for Xbox Live Gold members. The first titles offered in June will include “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” and a few other surprises. In the coming months, we will offer significant savings of up to 50 – 75 percent off certain titles. This program will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360. And new on Xbox One, we will launch a virtual VIP room exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members where we will feature free games, monthly deals, and other great benefits.”

    Tomb Raider was a bargain, Ryse at this price? no. And what happened to Forza in June?

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    • James

      I really hope someone with authority over the matter is reading this because it’s an insult to the Games with Gold and Deals with Gold program, and an insult to us as paying members. Someone should send this entire comment feed to Phil. Maybe he can do something about it.

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      • Some guy

        He read it, then laughed and went back to play pong.

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      • James

        Haha.🙂

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      • Peter

        Yeah I’m sure Phil is racing here daily to check back the feedback from gamers who feel entitled vs. you know dealing with shareholders and business matters.

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      • James

        Feeling entitled? Give me a break.

        “Exclusive Discounts. Deals with Gold will also launch for Xbox One in June, delivering discounts for great games each month, with significant savings for Xbox Live Gold members. The first titles offered in June will include “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” and a few other surprises. In the coming months, we will offer significant savings of up to 50 – 75 percent off certain titles.”
        Sorry, but 17% isn’t “significant” savings on a game that was a launch title.
        I think most of us here are a little upset that every Deals with Gold game to date, besides Ryse, was 40% – 50% off, to see 17% is a bit of a shock to be honest. It has nothing to do with feeling entitled.
        As paying members we have every right to complain about this.

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      • Rupert Oldcorn

        I’m glad that I picked up Ryse when it was on sale months ago – can’t recall the date but it was before the Tomb Raider and Thief sales. This is shocking – I read a comment lower down that implied there is an issue with MSoft and Crytec that has sparked this, I hope that’s true otherwise this is embarrassing.
        I didn’t think it could get worse than them making a discount poorer during the sale period … but somehow they have.

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    • Michael Burden

      Forza and the season pass were already on sale 2 weeks ago.

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      • Lloytron

        It was? Wow, I totally missed that

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      • Nick King

        It wasn’t posted here, I saw it on a tweet on the right hand side by accident. £25.69 I think it cost me, that’s the sort of price Ryse should be right now.

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      • MadDragon1846

        If Ryse was £29.99 or less I’d of got it straight away. At the price it is now, I’m still trying to decide if I should get it or wait for another sale in the future…

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  • Justin Plunton

    Why is Viking never available in the UK😦 very lame!

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    • chris

      Australia shares this pain

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      • Death Dealer

        …and the Netherlands…Alpha Protocol isn’t here either.

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    • http://www.carincress.com/ Xenmic

      It’s not available here in Canada either. I was actually hoping to buy it but can’t.

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    • Some guy

      Vikings are known to be proud free Americans, that’s why.
      But yea, it sucks and they don’t want to fix it either and since a lot of games are IP blocked, you can’t change region.

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    I’ve been interested I alpha protocol for a little while now… anyone have some opinions on it they’d like to share? I haven’t turned my 360 on in quite a while but if that game is any good I would definitely like a reason to play some 360

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    • Rupert Oldcorn

      Like a lot of Obsidian games it has moments of excellence and moments of ‘how on earth did that get through testing’. I completed it but I was in my KOTOR, KOTOR2, Mass Effect and Dragon Age hayday, compared to those it’s not even a blib on the radar – unsurprisingly it is most like KOTOR2 (also obsidian) for it’s feeling of being a bit rushed. But it has excellent moments that were really enjoyable.

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    • Some guy

      Just like every older Obsidian games, they ran out of money before they end so a lot of things will seem to end abrutly(SEGA was short on money thanks to gearbox), gameplay is far from great, you need pistol upgrades for bosses if you want to enjoy the game, the story and interation are great, choice do more than just chance the color of the ending.

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  • chris

    Unlimited external storage for XBox 360 feedback idea now has 663 votes, has gone up a bit in past couple of days.

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    • Peter

      i think its kinda pointless to bother as this has been an issue of contention for quite some time. The equivalent of a company having a suggestion box but it’s all for show. Their silence on the issue only tends to confirm the idea that they place profits over their customers needs. MS isn’t above straight out lying and saying its not possible when it clearly like with the 360 controller use on the x1. They would straight out say something isn’t possible when it clearly is if it means more money in their pockets. Ms would purposely limit users using their system.

      Funny thing is at the same time they wanna push digital on the 360 but this artificial limitation is actually making some users hold back on digital purchases as a result. Like shooting yourself in the foot so to speak.

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      • Some guy

        They’re not really silent about it, major nelson keep telling us that they are working on it and they also fixed it on xbone.
        So either we belive they have been working on it for years or either they are lying, I’ve made my choice and gave up on it.

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      • Peter

        Working on it? for so long??? if it walks like b.s and talks like b.s its most likely b.s They know its possible but they don’t wanna give it on account of profits from their proprietary drives. They already know if its possible or not. If it is. Anyone with a modchip can tell you it is.

        They will most likely wait until the end of the 360 lifespan and suddenly be able to pull off the miraculous and come back to us and be like see we listen! it is possible! See how great we are like they did with the gold requirement for netflix.

        MS takes us all for guillable morons too blind and stupid to see the obvious. MS your not as smart nor clever as you think you are if you seriously think we buy what your saying.

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      • deadbox102

        I’ve passed on the last few sales because of the storage issue. I’m already swapping out 2 expensive drives and I’m not adding another that will fill up quickly.

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    • Steven Heuer

      I gave it a vote.

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  • Leonardo Delbem

    has no sonic generations to Brazil?😦

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  • Benjamin

    They really, really need to do something about the Xbox 360 storage issue now that games are widely available for very low prices on the system. Has any one even heard any response to the large number of gamers asking for a solution to this problem?

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    • Karl Cramer

      Buy a 32GB USB stick. They’re cheap and fast.

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    • Mando44646

      cant you use a flash drive?

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  • Pasajero82

    Vanquish finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sam Smith

    Did you call it the Xbox One because it only ever gets one deal each time?
    £37.19 for Ryse isn’t a sale.. It’s £20-£25 in shops and that’s for a physical copy that I could resell again.

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    • Nick King

      It was £33 at one point before Deals with Gold was introduced🙂
      Something isn’t quite right here.

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  • James Hale Steele

    how is anarchy reigns? is it like a fighting game like street fighter or a brawler type with more then just 1v1?

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