Microsoft's game movie sale throws in Sonic Mania free with any purchase

Microsoft Gamer Flicks Sale
Microsoft Gamer Flicks Sale (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is offering game movies at up to 40 percent off right now.
  • As a bonus, you'll get a free copy of Sonic Mania for buying one of the featured movies.
  • The sale is live now (opens in new tab) and runs through June 15.

A lot of us are stuck inside right now, which might mean you're quickly running through your backlog of movies. Luckily, Microsoft is running a pretty big sale on a bunch of movies that are either based on games, or movies that became games later. In total, you can save up to 40 percent off of the usual price of many of the movies. Not too shabby.

As a little bonus, Microsoft is also throwing in a free copy of the game Sonic Mania (opens in new tab) if you buy any of the featured movies as part of the sale. Given there are movies up for grabs for as little as $3, that's a pretty good deal. Sonic Mania is largely lauded as an excellent entry in the long-running franchise, offering remixes of levels from old games and some new ones.

There's quite a bit of variety with all of the movies on sale. There's everything from newer titles like Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog, to classics like Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil. Yeah, some of them are extremely campy, but it's not a bad way to pick up Sonic Mania, which usually runs $20.

If you're interested, you can check out Microsoft's full "Gamer Flicks" sale now at the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I'm still wondering, how we will watch these movies on the upcoming Surface Duo. Does anybody know about MS plans?
  • Well, right now I have my MS movies linked to Movies Anywhere app. I can watch my movie purchases from the MS store on this app and sync's automatically after purchase. No dedicated app yet as for as I know. To answer your questions, don't know MS plans yet.
  • Thanks for answer. Movies Anywhere isn't available for Europe I fear.
  • And well even if it wasn't, Movies Anywhere definitely isn't the end-all solution since many major studios don't participate (including Paramount which made the Sonic movie, so you can get a Sonic game and not even watch that movie about the same character with it) and even ones who do participate might not include every single movie in their library as eligible (I literally have a couple Disney movies not eligible when Disney literally MADE Movies Anywhere, it used to be called Disney Movies Anywhere)
  • @MartinMoore yes in principle it is not available in Europe but there are other ways not to be in Europe when you setup your account if you get my drift.