Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale Day 5 Includes Borderlands 2, Fable III, Portal 2 and Arkham City

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Richard Walker

It's the final few days of the Ultimate Games Sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace, so if you've yet to nab yourself a bargain, perhaps now is the time.

Today's selection of deals include Batman: Arkham City at half price, and 50% off a host of titles, such as Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Fable III and Fallout: New Vegas.

You can also grab the likes of Dead Island for just $9.99, making a 67% saving, while Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption and Dishonored are also half price for today only. Take a look:

[Thanks, Kerry]

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  • Stop making games $9.99...I don't want to keep spending money.
  • Might grab red dead. Bought the DLC but then never played it.
  • Skulls of the Shogun (XBLA version) is also down to 800MSP.
  • Im pretty sure I saw Batman: Arkham Asylum on sale for $9.99 unless, that's its regular price.
  • RDR and Borderlands are still better deals if you go out and buy the physical GOTY editions. At least today there are quite a few games that are cheaper than their physical counterparts.
  • @5 Arkham City and Dead Island fall into that category too if planning to get the DLC for those games
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  • Is Fallout:New Vegas any good? I've always been interested in the game but I've heard that it has so many glitches that it's almost unplayable.
  • @7 - I agree 100%
  • Not listed, but Arkham Asylum is down to 320MS points (£2.69)
  • for anyone in the uk batman arkhum asylum is £2.49 at the moment
  • As a hungarian xbox user, i got 2 profiles, one US which I use to play, and one hungarian which i only use for buying games. Every day we got so far the best deals on live sales. fe: arkham city 14.99 in us, but 9.99 for hunagrians. Borderlands 2 and Dishonored 29.99, but 14.99/880 MSP for us. Every day we got pretty much the same delas compare to other regions. We had halo reach for 4.99, and Code Veronica for 2.50. Im not sure why the prices changes with regions, but seems that worth to have various profiles for discounts like this week.
  • They call it the 'Ultimate Game Sale'... I call it 'Adjusting prices to match that of retail outlets, but only for one day a year so we can continue to rip you off the rest of the time'...
  • Was waiting for Dishonored but its cheaper on shopto so oh well.
  • Fable III - Was: $19.99 Now: $9.99/£19.99 ...derp
  • I really don't get why anyone buys these games on demand. Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition is £17.61. Buy it from Xbox marketplace and it totals £40.27 even with the game discounted to £8.99
  • I just picked up Dishonored, Borderlands 2 and Dead Island from this. Finally a day that speaks to me.
  • @16 My parents always buy me Microsoft points for my birthday or Christmas or whatever, because they know its easier than trying to figure out what games I have. To me, I just got $70 worth of games for "free."
  • @16 Picked up the ultimate edition yesterday for just that price, saved myself a fortune on add-on's.
  • Dead island is the only one id grab but isnt left for dead 2 and 1 sapose to be on sale next
  • is dead island worth it I read it was awful and bugs galore but 1040msp is not bad #8 fallout is great . there are bugs but most are not brutal . just save a lot .
  • DAM :) i want that ME AND MY HORSE 2 to show up come on XBOX live lol :)
  • Add Batman: Arkham Asylum to the list, is not announced but now it is $9.99, so I supposed a typical mistake like at first with prices.
  • The fact that you can pick up Fable 3 for under a tenner anywhere makes that "ultimate" title laughable. I think this is one of the main reasons people are against digital distribution. Prices will stay the same, and sales aren't even worthwhile. Why would anyone buy a gamertag locked game at twice the price of a physical copy you can share amongst friends and ultimately recover some money back if you no longer want the game? Makes no sense to me.
  • Fozki Razormaid, if you are a U.S. resident, you can pick up a Game of the Year edition of Dead Island and have all the DLC for $19.99 at various stores. The game is fun when you play multiplayer. Alone it can get kind of stale pretty quick especially if you're going for all the achievements.
  • Borderlands 2 was already £25 so I don't see how it's a deal.
  • And now I wait for Metal Gear Solid and Tekken Tag to go on sale.
  • Say whatever you want about the prices, in Australia they're steals! Getting Dishonored for the price of a GTA IV add on? Bargain! A shame Portal 2 only went from 50 to 20 here. Still got it.
  • I wish Fallout 3 was on sale because I sold my copy years ago and I want to 100% it. (I have all the dlc, just need to get the game).
  • @27. Tekken Tag is about £13 off Play.com at the moment. I got it the other day.
  • @20 left 4 dead 2 is but 1 isn't. i wouldn't really reccomend left 4 dead 1 anymore because if u get the cold stream dlc for l4d2 it gives u nearly all the maps from 1
  • Dishonored is a buy. Damn, my saving plan is cancelled awesomely.
  • Ehh...I was really hoping for $10 for Batman...Dead Island is tempting though.
  • Just asking out of interest, how do Games on demand play off USB storage? Like, is there any gameplay lag associated with the concept or not? Figure I might pick up a few of these (Arkham Asylum today) and grab a 32gb memory stick in the future to keep them on.
  • Ash356 comment #34. You'll need to grab 2 16gb USB flash drives. Currently Xbox only allows the max use of 16gb despite a device having more memory. I've run many gave installed on the USB flash drive without lag. However just beware of getting an unknown brand of USB drives. It may be cheap but they may also quit working eventually.
  • @8 I didnt enjoy new vegas personally....it was really glitchy and not very well.put together at all. Loved fsllout 3 though.
  • @30
  • I have been waiting for Dishonored and Dead Island and got them both earlier glad I got them especially since Dishonored was Half off :)
  • got myself portal 2 and arkham asylum. 12 quid for 2 awesome games is pretty good for me.
  • Dammit, that meant to say I'm an American.
  • @34 Thanks, but are you sure? Didn't they update it to 32gb storage back in October/November; I swear I remember reading an article about it on Kotaku or somewhere :/
  • @35, I believe 32gb is actually the max. I have a 64gb thumb drive, which I formatted on the Xbox. It reserved 32gb for storage and left me 32gb for data. I downloaded the Dead Space 3 demo straight to the drive which played without a hitch. Just keep in mind that it cannot be a cheap, slow thumbdrive, or the box won't support it. (I have a few that fall in that category.)
  • I was hoping Arkham Asylum Games for Windows would be on sale as well, but nope, they still want $50 for it.
  • Fable III is $29.99 here in Canada, even though it said $9.99 this morning for a bit.
  • @#8 Fallout NV is an excellent game, dont bother with the GOD one though just buy the ultimate edition which comes with all the dlc's on a separate disc (old world blues is amazing!) "most" of the glitches have been ironed out over several patches so you shouldnt have any issues with it. I played through FNV 3-4 times (alterante endings) and didnt come accross any serious game breaking glitches, Skyrim however I had come accross a dozen.
  • Every deal they've done can be beaten if you go onto an online store or into a store...
  • Pretty nice price for Dishonored here (France), 14.99 - Batman Arkham City : 14.99 - Borderlands : 9.99 - Borderlands 2 : 19.99 - Dead Island : 9.99 - Dishonored : 14.99 - Fable 3 : 24.99 - Fallout New Vegas : 9.99 - Portal 2 : 14.99 - Red Dead Redemption : 14.99
  • 19.99 for dishonored, not 14.99, typo.
  • I wish they'd stop putting games that have Games of the Year/Ultimate/Complete editions on disc up for sale, as the disc versions are usually about the same price WITH all the dlc?
  • @37 - Can you be a LITTLE more specific as to your comment for @30?
  • What is a matter with people,borderlands 2 and dishonored are cheaper in shops, u lot can waste ur cash.no thx again Microsoft.two days running now.crap
  • @43 it has been on sale on steam like crazy. currently it is $20 there for the GOTY, but routinely drops to $5 (next bet would be the steam mid summer sale).
  • @44 yup, confused. Fable 3 is 29.99.
  • Hey does anyone know if the king of fighters 13 was on sale yet?
  • @54 I'm guessing sometime soon there will be a fighting game day sale. I really hope that Super Street Fighter 4 or SFxT goes down to $5 but judging by what they've put out so far it will be 15% discounts on both.
  • Borderlands 2, Red Dead and Dead Island seem like the only good ones today.
  • I really wanted to pick up Portal 2 but not for 14.99 when I can pick up the unopened physical copy for the same price. I was impressed with some of the prices so far but today's really aren't much of a deal. Most of these games are the same price or very close to the same price in physical form.
  • @57 not sure where you live, but where I live 14.99 is cheaper than any physical copy on disc. Its a full 20 dollars less than gamestop has it used for! I am getting it at that price.
  • Maybe tomorrow
  • Wow, some really good deals. But I just cannot get myself to purchase digitally if they're availiable as a physical copy. I want to actually own what I buy.
  • Completely stupid. I had been waiting for Dishonored this whole time, and it goes down to the price it is currently at retail for the special edition brand new. It costs them NOTHING to put games on download why arent they these prices all the time, sure as hell way more people would buy them.
  • Going for Borderlands 1, Fable III and New Vegas. Maybe Red Dead also.
  • Getting Borderlands 2 here, now to wait and see what price Max Payne 3 will be...
  • Grabbed dead island it seems like a load of fun so far.
  • I own most of these already except for BL2 but I will wait for the GOTY on disc and it will still end up being cheaper and having all of the DLC. I only want to see how much MK vs DC (finish achievements) and SSF4AE (because I have 2 copies of that game already and both disc are worn out from use.) But I honestly don't see the value in this "ultimate sale" And I also think Microsoft are seriously fucked up for only doing 1 day deals on this shit instead of just dropping the prices permanently on this shit. Old ass games on sale for 1 fucking day is a fucking joke.
  • Red Dead at 14.99 is a rip considering I can pick up the Red Dead /w Undead Nightmare for 19.99 at my local Target. It's been that price since last year. Never played the game in demo is it worth taking the time to play? As for Dead Island that one I was looking at...Anybody got hands on input from playing it.
  • I beat dead island before the DLC, should I get it?
  • @11 that's got to be the best deal ever, aa was awesome.
  • @50
  • I really think M$ have a deaf-blind-dumb person working on their conversion rate team.... since when would $10 = £20?????????
  • Grabbed dead island, my friend said it was alot of fun so why not.
  • None of these are good deals.
  • I got Batman last summer in the Steam sale. Both games with all DLC for $25. This isn't as good a deal. I did snag Fable 3 and Dishonored though. GOD are far superior to physical copies unless you're a mega nerd.
  • They should have had this kind of sale once a year from the release day of the console. You do pay the membership fee anyway. I probably would have bought all of them if I didn't already have most of them.
  • @73 no they'e not! You're an idiot if you think that....
  • So getting dishonored but i rather have the fysical game for my collection .. what to do choices choises aaaah
  • Already own RDR (and DLC), Portal 2, Batman (both, and AC's DLC), and Borderlands GOTY. The rest I am either not interested in, can get better deals at retail, or are still too much for me. Specifically, Dishonored and BL2. I'm likely just going to get a GOTY BL2. I am interested in Fallout New Vegas and Dead Island, but I don't need them right now and can get the GOTY editions for those prices if I wait some more. Waiting for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker now. Only got El Shaddai from this sale so far, as I had most of the good games or they were still $30+. I'd get L4D2 and Mortal Kombat if they were dirt cheap, but I don't want them that badly. I've plenty of games to finish and getting several this month.
  • I was getting ready to buy Resident Evil Code Veronica for 5 pound or whatever it was and was annoyed to see it only lasted a day. Oh well 15 pound is still a bargain.
  • It's funny how I got a hard copy of the GOTY Dead Island last night for the sale price of a digital copy of the normal one...
  • You just know that #73 is the kind of douche who thinks digital downloads are "cool" because you don't have to get up and switch discs. Also, surely nerds would prefer digital as they wouldn't need to leave their shut in lifestyle to go to the shops and interact with people. I don't think you have thought your argument through, chief.
  • Fable 3 for £20! is that a joke?
  • @73 Please don't reproduce.
  • @8 I enjoyed New Vegas quite a bit.. I don't remember any glitches at all.. I also didn't get it on release, so you should be fine.
  • just re-purchased new vegas for 600msp Bargain!
  • I'm from singapore and dishonored used to be like $89 before sale and for now $39 something... Lol. Fuckin scam right?
  • #73 sounded kind of pretentious, sure, but #80 countered with some examples of uber-douchiness. I can't wait to see what tomorrow's is. This sale has been great so far, and this is coming from a guy who doesn't pay more than around $10 or less for a game the majority of the time. Sadly, I own all these games today. =D
  • #82 That's my line! I love reading news threads to see all the people bitching. Bitch about game prices. Bitch about sales.I would hate to always be unhappy.
  • Personally, I was about to buy "Dishonored" to use the 1800 points I have (because of the canceled deal of the week for Skryim DLCs) when a friend at my house today said (when he saw the list) "I have this game", which I had forgot. So I would rather lend him Ken's Rage 2 (he's interested in it) once I'm done playing with it and ask him to lend me Dishonored. But the price wasn't that bad, as the price brand-new here would be 27 Euros compared to the 19.99 Euros of the marketplace, but with less than 10 Euros, you get the disc, so depend of what people like.
  • I want Left for Dead 2.
  • Its cheaper to go to my local blockbuster as there closing down and have 30% off games I got dishonoured for £13
  • Sundays deal is ARKHAM ASYLUM For £2.69
  • I take it there isn't any deals today being Sunday
  • @91 actually it was that price yesterday too
  • Where are the sunday's deals?
  • Can anyone else not see page one of the deals or is it me. And right now left for dead 2 is 32 pn god if its not less than 15 im not tpuchin it
  • sorry bout the re post, but i just went on the Xbox site and even on there its not showing today's games.wtf if left for dead 2 isn't up by like 12 im saying fuck it and grabbing dead island.
  • Still no deals here. MS is f**kin up.
  • Its gunna ne really stupid if there dping left 4 dead 2 tommrow
  • @96 Dead Island was on sale YESTERDAY NOT 2DAY M8 );
  • so is today's deal up there yet ?
  • @99 its still currently on sale
  • @51 Um no. Borderlands 2 used is 38, new is 40. Dishonered is still 60$ and 54 used.
  • @102 You need to shop elsewhere, i can get borderlands 2 new for £15 and dishonored for £22.99 also new
  • I got dishonored before christmas for £20 !!! and to buy digital for more and get no trade in is pointless !!!
  • sooooooooo....... what the hell is the problem? what are today's deals, and where are they? is Microsoft fucking up or what?
  • @105 Fallout 3: $5/400 MSP Max Payne 3: $15/1200 MSP The Orange Box: $10/800 MSP Batman Arkham Asylum: $10/800 MSP Left 4 Dead 2: $10/800 MSP Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 HD: $10/800 MSP Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker: $10/800 MSP Civilization Revolution: $10/800 MSP As for where they are, I don't know.
  • yesterdays sales r still up today. like wtf i want l4d2 not fucking batman. i swear if l4d is mad money im gunna be pist cause i gave up 2 days of chances to get dead island and i wont be able to. and i think there gunna have all the new shyt in tommrow idk thats what i think
  • @#87: I know, right? It's just sad how bummed these people must be on a daily basis.
  • @106 Thanks, that means today is the day I've been waiting for, I really want Max Payne 3, so I hope whatever the problem is, it gets fixed as soon as possible. On the dashboard and on xbox.com the only sales showing up are the ones that have been on sale all week. They completely took the daily deals page down! WTF!
  • Sales are the only times I question myself and become a nervouse wreck trying to decide what to buy and if I should wait for a better deal. I missed out big on Resident Evil 6 :(
  • Ugghhh... What's taking them so long! I'm going to have one sad girlfriend over here if they don't give us today's offers :(
  • @110 dude that sucks, to be honest i think res 6 was really the best deal out of the whole thing. well mw2 all the res games but racoon city and left for dead 2. id really like to buy that game right now but xbox is still being really jewish
  • Since it's taking so long to get today's offers up I'd expect that there won't be any today now and tomorrow will have today and tomorrow's deal. Either that or they'll extend today's to the rest of today and tomorrow (once it's fixed), or just start with today's tomorrow and have the sale run to 7th March instead of the 6th. Either way, I don't think we need to worry about missing out.
  • i just cheacked xbox.com and still nothing there either
  • @109 its there still you have to go to the browes games and when u go through the pages ull c it but it still has batman on it and its not showing all the new games cuz right now im lookin at ll4d2 and the metal gear 2 and 3 hd and maybe fall out 3. but how is fall out is it worth buying it
  • @115 Fallout 3 is excellent, well worth a purchase!
  • waiting for day 6, im lookin at you metal gear HD and peacewalker... might snag that l4d2 since i got all the addons sittin on the HD.
  • People don't put shit games in the comments special batman games they're shite thank you, everything else well much better ^^ got myself TR Legend and RS Vegas so far need more!
  • Ok they have batman 50 % off but weres the other games wtf
  • @112 Dude shut up, don't be an antisemite.
  • @46 El Shaddai for $3.00? ahaha yeah ok. find me a price lower than that.
  • Still waiting for Orange Box....
  • Well here in uk I see they have put the prices back up on yesterday's deals,but can't put the new deals up.
  • I really want Max Payne 3 but it's $16.89 New on Amazon so I won't bite on the GoD version unless it includes the DLC like Midnight Club did. But definitely grabbing L4D2.
  • the games still haven't switched over prices. L4D2 is still 29.99
  • @122 - The orange box is now discounted on xbox.com - it is £8.99(1040msp) Also batman arkham asylum is now at £2.69(320msp) L4d2 and fallout 3 are still non-sale price. Not checked the rest. Getting arkham asylum to finish it off. orange box I think I can still get cheaper elsewhere. 8.99 is good though.
  • the Sale is finally there! i just bought mgs peace walker for 400 :D
  • wtf is going on. First, her in mexico we doesnt have fallout 3 for download, second of all they're have a mess with the prices, and i can,t believe it, most of this games are brocken like the GRID "drive'em all" or kane & lynch online chevos ant top of that they still didn't have the right time to fix this shit, this is my last time buying shit from m$
  • Hey 120 suck a fat dick and the same goes to the fuck tard that liked his comment.
  • Hey #126 mad hectic.. Where are u from? Since arkham asylum has gone down to 9.99 only and you say for 320 points? Thats not 9.99 thats like 3.99..
  • major nelson updated: "Deals for Today...the team ran into a little snag, and they're working on getting the right content on sale for the right regions." and "Once I get confirmation that they're showing the right prices for all the right regions, I'll let you know", that was about an hour ago via twitter. so heres hoping it gets worked out today!
  • Fallout 3 is showing up for $15 and the Orange Box is showing up for $9.99 on xbox.com
  • I can also confirm that Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is $9.99 and MGS Peace Walker HD is 9.99 on xbox.com as well.
  • ok few to go still need the max payne and fallout 3 :S didnt show me the game : (
  • Careful guys just went to go buy MGS Collection since its showing up 9.99 up when I get to the checkout confirmation screen it shows up $25. :/
  • left 4 dead 2 is good to go for $9.99
  • What the hell happened to the REST of the today only sales? I'm not seeing either of the metal gears like i saw this morning before i went to work or anything else on the page, only thing showing up is arkham asylum...
  • picked up peacewalker for 400msp and 2&3 for 800msp. ^^
  • Was gonna get Max Payne 3, but this whole things with the deals not properly showing up made me rethink my purchase. Decided that I don't really want it. But I got Arkham Asylum, and I love it so far!
  • 138 dude where are u from?? They are both 9.99 here...
  • Just got Max Payne 3 for 520 MSP (UK) Sweet!
  • @141 yeah that's actually a deal/ but 1200 MSP (US) is pretty bad considering. Do you know if it has any of the DLC included? Only grabbed L4D2 since it's really the only great deal today, for US consumers anyways.
  • Deals seem to be up (South/East,USA). Fallout 3 $5, Max Payne 3 $15, The Orange Box $10, L4D2 $10, Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 $10, MGS Peacewalker $10, Civilization Revolution $10, and Batman Arkham Asylum $10.
  • @141: Now buy all the DLC and you've paid full price lol
  • 144 comments? Damn! What, did every registered user post a comment on this news? By the time I finished reading everything... the sales ended!
  • Can't wait for the Orange Box next week!
  • @146 - Orange Box is today man.
  • Ok, so should i buy The Orange Box? I would like to have all 3 games, but I'm looking for a game that has a lot of easy achievements. Should I buy it?
  • Well there are 99 achievements so there are a lot of easy ones. I'd suggest getting it simply because it's an amazing and fun game. I've had the same copy since I bought it 5 years ago. You really can't go wrong with it.
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