Last week was a bit of a drought in sales. Well this week is the complete opposite, like the monsoon of sales. Xbox is running their Spring Sale, with over 290 games and add-ons. So I guess that is where we will get started. Let us kick off this list with some of the big name titles. All the games listed show the discount you receive with an Xbox Live Gold membership.
Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition–
Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition–
Halos Wars 2–
Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition–
Forza Horizon 3–
For Honor Gold Edition–
Titanfall 2 deluxe edition–
Overwatch: Origins Edition–
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Gold Edition–
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege–
Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition–
Gears of War 4–
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition–
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate–
BioShock: The Collection–
Borederlands: The Handsome Collection–
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Digital Legacy Edition–
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare–
Destiny- The Collection–
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Digital Deluxe Edition–
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided–
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition–
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2–
Halos 5: Guardians Digital Deluxe Edition–
Halo 5: Guardians–
Just Cause 3 XL Edition–
Just Cause 3–
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition–
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition–
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition–
Watch Dogs 2 Deluxe Edition–
Watch Dogs 2–
Xcom 2 Digital Deluxe Edition–
That rounds out the list of major titles. Be aware, this list does not include every game on sale. It is HIGHLY recommended you check out the sale yourself. We will now move on to some highlighted indie titles.
This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.
Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives and resources in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.
On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons. Resources can be traded or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules to create everything from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases.
Release Date: December 15, 2016 Genre: Adventure
Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move.
Release Date: July 10, 2011 Genre: Action
Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide.
Release Date: December 13, 2013 Genre: Shooter
From the artistic mind behind Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver, using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. “ABZÛ” is from the oldest mythologies; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.
Release Date: August 2, 2016 Genre: Adventure
Note: This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time and may not release as a final product. Please purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at hinterlandgames.
The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. Monitor your Condition, search for life-saving supplies, and master survival skills like fire-building, maintaining your gear, hunting, fishing, and landmark-based navigation. There are no zombies — only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you. The hit Steam Early Access sandbox becomes the first survival game available on Xbox One!
Release Date: September 2014 Genre: Action
The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, Ori must journey to find courage and confront a dark nemesis to save the forest of Nibel. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning Action-Platformer crafted by Moon Studios. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens of new features in the Definitive Edition, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.
Release Date: March 11, 2015 Genre: Platformer
In war, not everyone is a soldier:
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones provides a gritty, dramatic and thought provoking experience of war from the perspective of a group of civilians that are trying to survive the ordeal.
Even in war: kids are still kids:
New to console comes the added storyline of children. Protect and take care of The Little Ones as they continue to live in the war torn landscape as only children can. Teach, educate and form emotional bonds as you fight to survive in this harsh world and prevail through this unique narrative.
Release Date: January 29, 2016 Genre: Strategy
Unravel introduces Yarny, a new, lovable and endearing character made from a single thread of yarn, that slowly unravels as you move. Inspired by the unique and breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a visually stunning, physics-based puzzle platformer. Using yarn to swing from tree branch to tree branch or hitch a ride on a flying kite, no feat is too big. Yarny is brought to life as the representation of the ties that bind loved-ones together. Embark with Yarny on a seemingly larger than life adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family. Told completely without words, experience an exciting and heartfelt story about love, hope and the journey of life.
Release Date: February 9, 2016 Genre: Platformer
SO, you are probably thinking to yourself, that is a lot of deals! Well my beautiful nerdy babies, this hasn’t even scratched the surface. First off, this list barely scratches the surface of the Xbox Spring Sale. Now we can move on to this weeks Deals With Gold, which also requires an Xbox Live Gold membership.
Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience.
Bringing the roleplaying dynamic between players and Dungeon Masters to life with DM Mode, a real-time experience in which Dungeon Masters guide players through unique customizable adventures.
Release Date: October 20, 2016 Genre: RPG
Developer: n-Space Publisher: Digital Extremes
Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun Lo Wang as he is ordered to acquire a legendary blade of limitless power by his deceitful employer. Betrayed and left for dead, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm preparing to push our world to the brink of destruction. Now the reluctant hero must become legend through a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to uncover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish evil back into the darkness. Shadow Warrior Reborn – A bold new vision of Shadow Warrior elegantly blends classic first-person shooter gameplay with thrilling action, inventive combat, and a contemporary retelling of the hilarious legend of Lo Wang. Elegant Swordplay – Unsheathe your legendary katana to slice enemies apart with precisely targeted swings or unleash fluid combos and special attacks to cut down hordes of enemies with one swift pass through the enraged hordes. Upgradeable Arsenal – Utilize every gun in your formidable armory – from stylish revolvers and quad barrel shotguns to explosive-tipped crossbow bolts and laser-guided rocket launchers. Each weapon offers several unique upgrades to increase power, speed, and add devastating alternative firing options. Mystical Powers – Call upon mystical powers to protect yourself and paralyze your enemies or use their own severed heads and still-beating hearts to bring them to their knees.
Release Date: September 26, 2013 Genre: Shooter
Fly and survive through the Game-of-the-Year- winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way.
BADLAND is a multi-award-winning side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based gameplay and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition has been redesigned for the Xbox One with new analog stick controls and gorgeous Full-HD visuals.
The GOTY edition also offers loads of local multiplayer fun: up to four players can compete against each other on 27 different deathmatch stages or work together to survive through all 100 levels of the co-op campaign.
Release Date: April 4, 2013 Genre: Platformer
SET SAIL AND EMBARK ON AN EPIC JOURNEY
Grow from a boy to a legend.
You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone…
The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened?
Explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. Fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures which will help you on your quest. Use all your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of ancient kingdom Arcadia and sea monster Oceanhorn.
Oceanhorn combines captivating storytelling, breathtaking 3D visuals and exciting gameplay into one massive action adventure experience you will never forget.
Release Date: November 14, 2013 Genre: Adventure
No Time To Explain is a game about shooting the ground, putting on weight and setting your body on fire. Blast yourself through time and alternate realities to rescue your future-self from a giant crab sent by your evil time-twin from another dimension!
Release Date: July 17, 2015 Genre: Platformer
Whew! We made it through the Xbox sales. Luckily (or not so lucky if all you have is PS4), PlayStation does not have much by the way of sales this week. This actually seems to be a trend between the two console giants. When one major sale is happening on said console, the opposing console is fairly quiet on deals. Now we will push into the Steam sales. To start with we have Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for $9.99. If you haven’t picked this up now is a good time since they just released news of the sequel. Elite Dangerous is on sale for $20.09, and the Horizons season pass for $20.09. Elite Dangerous is one of the best space simulators I have ever played, but also the most unforgiving. Do not expect this game to hold your hand in the slightest. but once you learn the ins and outs you will be hard pressed to put it down. The last big name titled worth mentioning is Conan Exiles, for $23.99. A few indie titles worth noting; SOMA for $10.19, Amnesia: The Dark Descent for $3.99, and Kingdom: New Lands for $5.09. It is also worth a mention that The Elder Scrolls Online is on sale on Xbox, PS4, and Steam. Well now that this has all been settled you might be interested in this….(please don’t sell your organs on the black market, or at least don’t tell them I sent you)
Now we have reached the end of our lovely journey together. Hope you kiddos have found yourselves some delightful games to enjoy without destroying your bank account. For all your goofy nerdy fun tune in next time, same bat ti…..uh nerd time, same nerd channel. Check us out on our various social media outlets, give some likes and follows and all that sweet lovable stuff.