Games on Demand

The featured titles in Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion have tended to not be compelling, I think most of us can agree. April shows signs of improvement, with Hitman: Absolution available to Xbox Live Gold members for fr...
The Xbox Live deal of the week features a strange group of games, but strange can be good. These discounts are valid until Monday, January 27 for Gold subscribers: Dark Souls ($4.99) Tales of Vesperia ($4.94) Powerstar Golf ...
As Microsoft is one to do annually, tomorrow begins a new sale on Xbox games and add-ons to celebrate the end of another year. The event, which will last until December 23, features a series of downloads that are available fo...
Major Nelson has the full list of Xbox Live deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday over here, but if it's simply the highlights you're looking for, look no further. Now through December 2, there's Skyrim, Dragonborn, and Daw...


Day three of Xbox Live's "Ultimate Game Sale" has a few surprises. Or maybe that's just me still learning to accept that console deals are finally coming around. Today only, you can grab the following discounted games: The W...
The second day of Xbox Live's "Ultimate Game Sale" might disappoint the hardcore crowd, but there are some decent options for anyone keen on family-friendly games. Making up today's specials are Lego Lord of the Rings ($...
Xbox Live is also holding some sales this week, and you can expect a new set of daily deals until July 5. Today's deals consist of Assassin's Creed III ($14.99), Borderlands 2 ($9.99), Far Cry 3 ($19.99), and Max Payne 3 ($9....
Fable III is currently available to download for free on Xbox Live. People initially believed it to be some sort of error, but Microsoft has officially recognized it. Go download the game that promises so much, and delivers v...
Five more games will be making their way to Xbox 360's Games on Demand service. Right now you can get Halo 3: ODST, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, and Power Rangers Super Samurai. Next week both X-Men: The Official G...
Major Nelson and his crazy price-slashing antics continue as we roll into day seven of the surprisingly good Games on Demand sale. This time 'round, the focus is squarely on the fighters.  Some of the genre's biggest nam...
Microsoft has returned yet again with another assortment of deals to part the unwashed masses from their hard-earned moonbucks. Today, five titles in Capcom's Resident Evil series are on sale via Xbox Live...
Microsoft's massive Xbox Live sale kicked off yesterday and the hot deals just keep on coming. A quartet of Assassin's Creed titles joined the fray earlier today and will be available at slashed rates until March 4....
The Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale kicks off today. From now until March 4, Microsoft will be rolling out a new set of deals each day in an effort to part customers from their piles of ethereal moon bucks. Today's obvious stand...
Nothing to do on New Year's Eve? How about jumping into Skyrim or Oblivion, or some of either title's DLC? All of this Elder Scrolls goodness is on sale in Microsoft's Countdown to 2013 sale today.  Skyrim is only $29.99...
If you haven't dabbled in the Borderlands series yet, now is a good time, as Xbox Live is heavily discounting the series today. Borderlands (Games on Demand) is on sale for $9.99, Borderlands 2 (Games on Demand) is $39.99, an...
Originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October of last year, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is now scheduled to get a PC release in Q1 2013 by way of Steam. Unfortunately, this version will rely on Games for Window...
Xbox Live has already started discounting games and digital trinkets for this big shopping week. Most notably, Spelunky and Rock Band Blitz are down to 600 Microsoft Points each. You should probably buy those, particularly th...
Dead or Alive 5 will be available as a digital release on PlayStation Network the same day as it hits shelves (September 25), Tecmo Koei revealed at an event tonight in Tokyo. Xbox 360 users will have a couple more days ...
Rock Band 3 is now available on Xbox Live Games On Demand for Xbox 360. It's available right now on Xbox Live for only $19.99, says Harmonix. That low entry price is so that you can buy a bunch of songs from the mou...
Through next Tuesday, December 13, Ubisoft will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in the videogame industry with a rather lovely sale on Xbox Live. Among the 20 applicable items are Xbox Live Arcade games such as Outland, F...
Capcom has released new screenshots of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, both of which are getting the high-def treatment later this year. Resident Evil 4 will be first, launching on Xbox 360 via Games on De...
[Update 2: Capcom has since clarified and corrected GameSpot's original report -- there are no current plans to bring these titles to retail. Make sure you've got the bandwidth then, I guess.] [Update: As reader JawMuncher po...
Deadly Premonition arrived on Games on Demand today, but publisher Rising Star is urging European customers not to buy it yet. It's supposed to be available for £14.99 on Xbox Live, but went up for the exorbitant p...
Let's assume, for the moment, that you are European and made the deeply foolish decision not to buy Deadly Premonition when it released on your continent back in October of last year. You have made a terrible, terrible mistak...
Cult hit Deadly Premonition is set to continue its improbable success by making it onto Xbox Live's "Games on Demand" service. You will be able to "FK" in the digital coffee from July 15.  The news solidifies Deadly Prem...
[Update: Contest closed! Winners of Vanquish are: Fear No Darkness and genxsis83. Winners of Sonic Free Riders are Dave Fitch and Purplehedgey. Winners of Full Auto are shadow1w2 and Adam Ruining. Winner of Bayonetta is KGato...
Halo: Reach has a new demo up on Xbox Live today. It lets gamers play through the Long Night of Solace campaign mission on their own, or go multiplayer with Free For All Slayer and Headhunter modes on the Powerhouse map. They...
Games on Demand has never been particularly competitive with its prices, much to the confusion and disappointment of consumers. In recent times, pricing has become more reasonable, but there's still plenty of room for improve...
The Android OS is not a competitive games platform, no matter how many people bitch at us for not covering it enough. However, that doesn't mean it'll suck forever, and one company is making the first step toward competition ...
Just about everyone around the Destructoid offices likes Earth Defense Force 2017. I think the head robot himself loves it the most, though. And why wouldn't we love it? This crazy ass Japanese game has you defending earth fr...
Experience one of 2010's best Xbox 360 thrillers without leaving your couch -- Microsoft will be adding Alan Wake to its "Games on Demand" line-up this month. The game will be available for download on November 23, and will s...
I like Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. as a game, but I hate the name. See, I hate that it sounds a bit red-necky. I could see it on the back of a pick-up truck window. And that phrase "watch you like a hawk" sounds silly. Also, I hate...
I guess Major Nelson hates Phantasy Star (probably a Final Fantasy fanboy) because he didn't say anything about Phantasy Star Universe being on Games on Demand.  It's up there now. Sega's MMO can be downloaded directly t...
The Games on Demand selection grows even more this week with some Smackdown action for your Xbox 360. Both SmackDown vs RAW 2008 and SmackDown vs RAW 2009 join the full-game downloadable line-up, though I'm not quite sure why...
Major Nelson has updated with the latest Games on Demand titles to appear on Xbox 360. This week, we're getting Stuntman: Ignition, NFL Tour and FaceBreaker. Of the three, Stuntman is the only one I can even slightly recommen...
Holy hell! Nihilistic's Conan is now available for download on Xbox 360 Games on Demand! This third-person action is great in that "b-movie" way -- hilariously delivered dialogue... over-the-top situations, including topless ...
Last year, EA Sports took its digital version of the sweet science to a whole new level with Fight Night Round 4. But you had to leave the house in order to play it. No longer. The pro boxing title has hit Xbox Games on Deman...
It's looking like another packed week for Xbox LIVE will soon be upon us. Perhaps most importantly, Earthworm Jim HD has been pinned down for a release on Wednesday, June 9. Priced at a reasonable ten bucks, this Xbox LIVE Ar...
Making me wonder if anyone is actually buying this stuff, two more games have been added to Xbox 360 Games on Demand. Medal of Honor: Airborne is now available is now available for $19.99. The 5 gig download is good prep for ...
This is a busy week in Xbox LIVE land. First up, the slow but steady stream of Games on Demand titles continues with Call of Duty 4 (except Japan and the UK), Battlestations: Midway (except India and Japan), and Battlefield 2...