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Microsoft kicks off the Ultimate Xbox One Game Sale!

Microsoft today commenced the Ultimate Game Sale, slashing the price of multiple Xbox One titles. If you've been holding off for a price reduction, you may want to check out the list of games affected in this huge sale to see if anything takes to your liking. We've already looked at Duck Dynasty and GTA V going on sale for Gold members.

Please note that these highlighted price drops are for those who are Gold subscribers to Xbox Live. If you're not rocking Gold, you'll need to fork out on the prices shown in brackets. Here's a full list of games currently on sale (kudos to Reddit user losNJdiablos for the compilation):

* denotes a title listed by consumers, but we've been unable to confirm the price drop. They may have their sale prices updated soon.

Are you picking up a game or two? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Reddit

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

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116 Comments
  • I wouldn't call taking $5 off an ultimate sale smh
  • And 2.50 ? :)
  • It's a badly written "article". The prices in the brackets are what non gold members pay, but those are already discounted. Alien Isolation for example is down from $59.99 to $30.00 (50%) for non-gold and $24.00 (60%) for gold -members.
  • Yea, I assumed that the bracketed price was the regular price, since I assumed non-gold subscribers received no discount, Which made Destiny's price confusing $40(40).
  • Badly written? It says it in there that you need gold for those prices. More like badly read.
  • Considering a number of people, both in the comments and elsewhere thought the prices in brackets were normal retail prices, yes it was badly worded. Especially for a site that caters to an international market where it is incredibly important to be clear and concise.
  • It's written in very clear and concise terms, as pointed out in the comments. I'd lean more along the lines of people not reading the whole article and then wondering why there are 2 prices.
  • It's still poorly worded, because all the article says is that non-gold members will have to pay the price in brackets.  It doesn't say anything about whether that price is the regular price or a discounted price.  Obviously a semi-intelligent person can figure it out with some deductive reasoning, but a properly written article wouldn't require that.
  • Reading is H A R D !
  • "Please note that these highlighted price drops are for those who are Gold subscribers to Xbox Live. If you're not rocking Gold, you'll need to fork out on the prices shown in brackets."
  • I'm glad I'm not the only one who can read.
  • Guess this would be one way of getting the required amount of purchases for this months xbl rewards promo
  • I paid 10€ for a 60€ game. To me that is pretty ultimate. I also paid 7,5€ for a 30€ game, less ultimate but I'll take it.
  • Someone hide my Xbox
  • You can buy them via Smartglass as well you know :D
  • Or the Xbox.com website (like I just did).
  • But you need an Xbox to play them ;-)
  • Woah that halo price drop
  • Do you have a link to buy Halo with the official price drop? All I see from the Xbox store is $60.
  • It'll go active on the weekend.
  • Okay, thank you!
  • Limbo and guacamelee are absolute must haves at those prices.
  • And if you've had Gold, you should have them.  Not much on the list either interests me or don't already own. I hoped Wolfenstein and Ryse would have made the cut.
  • I guess they deem it is still to early for those titles... Wish they kept the same mechanics where you get to play the GoG titles without a XBL subscription. My XBL has run out so can't play any of the downloaded titles lol. Haven't renewed it because it is either bills or xbl... if only paying bills was not mandatory lol.
  • Too early? Ryse launched with the system and Wolfenstein about a year ago. Limbo released a month ago and it is already on sale. Of course, Ryse is already sold as the entire bundle for $50. I was just hoping for a little more off.
  • Both Ryse and Wolfenstein were deeply discounted during Christmas though.
  • Limbo was free like 3-4 months ago
  • not on the XB1 it wasn't - it was only released like a month ago. It was however free to the Xbox preview members.  
  • It was on Xbox one...i have it on my system. And it just came to my mind...it had something to do with being a Xbox one owner since day one or something.
  • Yea, wanted to play Wolfenstein myself but, If there is a unreal sale, I'll grab it,. too many games on my back log right now so no more games till I can catch up a little, UNLESS its a deal that I cant pass up..
  • Angry Birds on Xbox? Are you sure??
  • Ya. Sucks though.
  • Ya. It's amazing
  • Your us prices are crazy! Would love to have those here in Austria. I have to pay 64,99€ for most of those games, like shadow of mordor or call of duty and that stuff.. I mean masterchief collection for 24$! I would pay 69,99€! That's weird
  • Check now - this sale is worldwide.
  • Ich komme aus Österreich. Dir Preise sind doch reduziert. Bis auf Halo MCC, das kommt erst am Wochenende. Habe mir schon ein Spiel gekauft. Lords of The falen um 10€. ;)
  • Sehr gut, habs auch grad gesehen im store.. danke :)
  • OK cool.
  • Wow, how bad must NBA Live 15 be for a $9 dollar price tag, when 2k 15 is still $45 bucks?
  • It's $9 cause it's free on EA Access Vault
  • It's free on EA Access because it is crap.
  • How long is the sale for?
  • Typically Xbox sales run from Tuesday to Monday.
  • I know this isn't 100% related, but I really wish they'd enable sharing digital downloads within a family. I at least hope this is on the roadmap.
  • The publishers would never go for it because it could be abused unlike local home gold
  • Really the publisher? That's funny cause I am able to share my digital games on my playstations regardless of the publisher
  • That's incorrect, it can be blocked if they want.
  • No, people didn't want sharing between friends so the feature was removed before launch.
  • No, they didnt want an always connected to internet xbox hence the authentication system would not be able to run and therefore 2 users but only one person pays for said game. Thats why that feature had to die because the original intention of all physical copy discs were soley for instalition but again, no always connected device meant no way to authenticate who owned the licneses and game.
  • There was never an always connected requirement.
  • To play a game that isn't your own but of someone else's games library, of course you had to be online. Or else as I pointed out, share the game and then have the guy who just borrowed the game to go offline. Thus an infinite lasting borrowed game and a lost of sale for the pub
  • I really hate peoples ignorance held us back... Now we have a crippled system.... I haven't e having to put a disk in every time I play. I love the convenience of installed digital games... All devices are always connected. the gamers really pissed a moaned like the people did with steam saying Microsoft was killing innovation or what have you... Shoot... PC game more than ever and primarily on steam. I can stream from any device in my house which is what the Xbox will be able to do with windows 10... That is until I have to go put a disc in the Xbox... Man... I really wish there was a way of trading physical copies for digital ones.... So far have had to sell them foe pennies ans rebuy digital. all but two games are digital foe mw... Foe now on... No more buying physical period.. I will wait for a digital sale...
  • Agreed. People had a knee-jerk reaction to that feature and as a result we all lost out on the option of having it. I was all for that feature from the beginning. Why do people suck?
  • You can share your digital downloads with another xbox for free. Just YouTube it. My brother who lives in SC can play all my games while I play them. I live in VA.
  • Yeah, I can do that too.
  • That is against the Xbox T&C if you care about those. If you don't it's still not really a solution as it doesn't work that well for those of us with families of our own. Sure, I can share my games with someone across the country, but my sons who live in the same house as me can't play any of them unless they're logged in with my profile.
  • Angry Birds Star Wars $10! That's insane, true insane.
  • Halo, 25€... Wtf
  • Might pickup LotF and Hmcc
  • HMCC still shows 59.99 on my Xbox 1
  • Gross
  • Picked up Styx. Couldn't resist for £6 :)
  • here i was thinking steam prices need to go down a bit!.... but after watching this.... PCMR!!
  • My thought as well. I would much rather spend a little extra money on PC hardware for the access to a much larger and MUCH cheaper library. Most of these "sale" prices are barely down to what PC gamers expect to pay when games are not on sale. If you are a gamer who only plays 2-3 games, then consoles are fine... but if you have a large library then PC gaming is so much cheaper.
  • Especially if those two or three games are Halo, Destiny and Forza... A PC would be useless (for gaming) lol
  • Lords of the Fallen - $9 ($15) Is this confirmed/for real?   *can't access store here from where I am at the moment.
  • It's real. I bought it last night. I've heard nothing but great things from that game. Apparently it's highway robbery at that price.
  • Currency conversion aside (I deal in euros), it's somewhere in that ballpark, awesome deal.
  • ^ Yes. I purchased it when I got home.
    Its not on the featured discounts page though  I only saw Sniper elite, styx etc. I had to use Search to buy it at $9.00. :D
  • Fm5 is tempting especially if it includes everything especially since it seems the retail version of goy was le and retailers even if they get it will keep prices this high. & digital mmc not a bad price. To bad my one's game bootloader keeps on geting messedup by preview
  • OMG, Angry Birds for $10 œ œ!
  • I dont know why this site only seems to mention Xbox One exclusively. This sale is also on the 360, which is still relevant I think and I suspect many readers have yet to upgrade to the XBone.
  • The Xbox 360 died to windows central when the Xbox one was born. Posted via the Nexus 1520!
  • I am not seeing any price drop on halo
  • It'll go active this weekend.
  • Source?
  • I'll pick up tomb raider and sniper elite... Wanted to try out those games.. I wanted to try shadow of mordor too! I hear that is an incredible game
  • All three are incredible :)
  • Halo MCC is being bought by me today!
  • Already own all of them :D
  • Meh, some ok deals, I bunch of games Xbox one gold members should already own (free in past months)
  • haha, i went for kinect sports rivals for £8.60 - can't argue with that ;)
  • Some games, like Halo, will go on sale on the weekend. Update article: http://i7.minus.com/iUBO9d7nl5eUo.jpg
  • Thank you for the update!
  • Give me Diablo for 15-20 and i may bite...
  • go grab it peeps
  • I'll take the Monopoly and the Kinect Sports.
  • Where is Forza Horizon 2? That should be discounted....
  • Was a little while ago for both platforms
  • Wolfenstein
  • Had to pick up Styx and Lords of the fallen, great deals!
  • Whattttt comonnn I want to see a huge huge sale this is not a sale
  • I just got recently watch dog for 19.99
  • Figures...I had been holding off on Fantasia until last week waiting for a price drop. Oh well.
  • Alien Iso + Season pass = $34. I was literally about to buy both at full price yesterday but my wife wanted to go out to eat and I figured I wait until this week. Thank goodness!
  • Guys Fix the article you have wrong prices...You just show the sales price for GOLD and non-GOLD members and it confuses people. Show also the original price of the game...   I got Limbo :) Great game so far!
  • Fantasia and Kinect Sports Rivals are must-own games at those prices, as is Halo: MCC. Wish they would have included Forza Horizon 2 too, though. Fantasia and Kinect Sports Rivals are really fun multiplayer games, especially for the casual crowd (i.e. getting family and friends to play). Highly recommended.
  • Was hoping to see the Jackbox Party Pack on the list.
  • This sale is costing me a lot of money! I now have to buy an external HDD to transfer all of my games to it. This is so good since I'm snowed in for a couple of days.
  • Just a heads up.  Trials is listed incorrectly.  Trials Fusion Deluxe Edition - $8 ($10) Trials Fusion Season Pass - $6.66 ($8) The Deluxe Edition is listed as $16 (with Gold), not $8 - that is the price of the game itself.  Rather than spending $16, you can spend $8 on the game and $6.60 (not $6.66) on the Season Pass for a total of $14.60, saving $1.40.  Most helpful if you have a $15 giftcard like me!
  • No halo on sale in Canada
  • I really want destiny but I'm not sure it's cheap enough for me yet. God I'm cheap. Looks like I'll just put it off for another 6 months >:'( Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Is the Shadow of Mordor season pass really $15? I've looked on my X1 and it's $25.
  • Same with Lord of the Fallen. I check in smart glass and the MS site and it shows 59.99
  • I got lords of the fallen last night for the sale price.. Not sure why you're seeing it at full price.
  • I'll be buying kinect sports rival. I really want to see NBA jam come to XO though.
  • Can anyone confirm the price of Lord of the fallen? No matter where I check (site, smartglass, Xbox) the game price is 60$
  • It was $9 for a while after midnight. But when I logged back on this morning it was back to $59. I'm kicking myself for not getting it last night.
  • Awwww, that sux big time.
  • I bought it last night for $9.
  • Nice! I grabbed sniper elite 3, lords of the fallen, and Kinect sports rivals! Slightly embarrassed to say while playing tennis on Kinect sports rivals I threw my shoulder out of the socket.. Guess I go to hard.
  • I silent so much already
  • It's also wrong. Halo MCC is still $59.99
  • So, it seems that some of the deals were like "Flash deal! Call now and you will have the game for 5$.. and if you call RIGHT NOW we will enlarge your soda and french fries at no additional cost, ok you didn't call. Price is now 60$ for you!"
  • Went to get lords of the fallen this morning and its already over. Back to $65 So i bought Styx, Limbo, Lara Croft and Costume Quest 2.
  • I am interested in Styx, but I read the controls are a little buggy. Can you confirm if this is true or if a patch has been applied? :)