The Games on Demand service that's available for all Xbox 360 owners is a bit of a letdown most of the time. Sure, the service does provide gamers with full retail versions of their favorite games digitally, making it easy to purchase a game via your Xbox and save it to the hard drive.
The two downsides to the Games on Demand service however, are the high prices and that you have to use up your hard drive space to store games. Now if you're rolling with a 20GB hard drive, downloading full retail games is not a good idea. If you have a bigger hard drive, say a 120GB, you're okay.
The other problem is the price. Normally the price is more then double what you would pay at a place like GameStop, or even from Wal-Mart's used section of games. Who really wants to shell out $19.99 for "Ridge Racer 6" when you can get it for $4.99 at GameStop?
Microsoft is looking to lure some gamers in, and they just might do it, with what they're calling the "Ultimate Game Sale" via their Games on Demand service. They've got some fairly good deals going on here too.
The titles included in the sale are:
- "Halo 3" - $9.99
- "Halo: Reach" - $9.99
- "Halo Wars" - $9.99
- "Halo 4" - $39.99
- "Dirt 2" - $4.99
- "Grid" - $4.99
- "Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements" - $2.99
- "Rayman Raving Rabbids" - $2.99
- "Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X" - $4.99
- "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas" - $4.99
- "Kane and Lynch: Dead Men" - $4.99
- "Call of Juarez" - $4.99
- "Tomb Raider: Legend" - $4.99
- "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter" - $4.99
- "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2" - $4.99
- "Virtua Fighter 5" - $4.99
- "BioShock" - $4.99
- "El Shaddai" - $2.99
- "The Darkness" - $4.99
The sale started today, and will run until March 5. So don't wait until the last minute to pick these games up. A sale like this rarely comes along, get to downloading now.