Puzzle Quest 2, Brain Challenge, and Gamechest: Logic Games join the sale party

Yesterday we reported that Full House Poker is the Xbox Live Deal of the Week. It still is, but we’ve learned something unusual. Something magical… There are four Xbox Live games on sale this week instead of one. Madness! Joining Full House Poker (on sale for $1.99) are Puzzle Quest 2, Brain Challenge, and Gamechest: Logic Games. These are weekly sales, not price drops.

Puzzle Quest 2 from Namco Bandai is on sale for $4.99, down from $6.99. Like Castlevania Puzzle, PQ2 is a puzzle role-playing game. It’s got beautiful art, multiple playable characters, and a lengthy quest, plus a few tough (due to their luck-based nature) Achievements. If you like Bejeweled and RPGs, you really can’t do any better. We’ll have a full review soon (long game!).

Brain Challenge from Gameloft is on sale for $2.99, down from a ludicrous $4.99. BC is a collection of brain-teasing minigames that you should be wary of. It sports an amazing five Broken Achievements, and has yet to receive an update. Seriously, Brain Challenge is buggier than an entomologist's laboratory.

Gamechest: Logic Games is on sale for $1.99, down from $2.99. It includes three different games: chess, sudoku, and Minesweeper. Sure, free versions of Minesweeper and Sudoku are already available on Xbox Live, but what about chess? Our review praises the chess game’s multiplayer feature, which allows a Windows Phone player to compete against a PC player asynchronously. Certainly a good idea, though the implementation is so rudimentary as to not be worth the effort.

Gamechest: Logic Games also boasts a leveling system in which players earn experience and level up by winning games. But to reach the max levels in each game and earn all of the Achievements requires a horrendous amount of grinding. Never have I been more bored with a game than when toiling after Gamechest: Logic Game’s Achievements, and that’s not hyperbole.

At any rate, it’s great to see more than one Xbox Live game on sale this week. Let’s hope Microsoft makes a habit of this! You can find Full House Poker here (opens in new tab) (Zune link), Puzzle Quest 2 here (opens in new tab), Brain Challenge here (opens in new tab), and Gamechest: Logic Games here (opens in new tab) on the Marketplace.

Thanks for the tip, DarkSynopsis!

UPDATE: Brain Challenge is part of the sale too.

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

  • sweet! one of the £5 games I am waiting for! now only Castlevania, Sonic and Pacman to go! :D
  • Holy **** !! I bought tons of XBLA games already, and now 2 more WP games!Just when I am really started to get frustrated with MS games and sales...they do something like this....and totally redeem themselves!
  • Nice... Been waiting for Puzzle Quest... Eheh
  • Cannot buy Brain Challenge because it says "Check install" instead of "Try" or "Buy"...
  • Do you think these are sales or price drops? Either way I'll still get puzzle quest...
  • Just one week.
  • Thanks!
  • already bought Full house poker. I dig it, but I have already said it would have been nice to play it via live. Puzzle Quest looks like a buy, but Brain challenge...Not so much. Broken achievments not fixed is reason enough to not buy the title
  • I picked up Full House Poker and will consider Puzzle Quest 2.
  • Think I'll grab Puzzle Quest :)