It’s a new week on the Microsoft Store, which means a new slate of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games is on sale. Some of the deals are available to everyone, while others require you to have an Xbox Live Gold account. Now, I’m going to be frank with you: it’s not a great week in terms of deals. Only a few games are on sale, and none of them are likely to knock your socks off.
We could cry about that, or we could wonder what it means. My thinking is that Microsoft is gearing up to launch a major sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is saving the best deals for that. So check out the games that are on sale now below. If you find the selection disappointing, just hold on and see if next week’s deals blow you away–they just might. Without further ado, here’s what’s on sale between now and November 19.
Probably the best game of the bunch is Valiant Hearts: The Great War, which is on sale for $4.50. It’s a puzzle adventure game that shows how World War I affected the lives of everyday people. It also contains a lot of historical information, so you just might learn a thing or two.
I Am Bread, a game that tasks you with controlling a piece of bread, is on sale for $3.24. Horror fans might want to grab Don’t Knock Twice for $4.50, and puzzle game aficionados can pick up Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure for $9. Anyone with an Xbox 360 that’s still hooked up can get Sonic & Sega Racing for $10 or Stuntman: Ignition for $2.24.
You can see the full list of games on sale over on Major Nelson’s blog. In the meantime, if you have Xbox Live Gold and you enjoy free games, make sure to pick up your November Games with Gold. And if you want to see what kinds of deals you’ll be able to get next week, check out our Black Friday hub, where we’re tracking all the video game deals at all the major retailers.
- Don’t Knock Twice — $4.50 / £6
- I Am Bread — $3.24 / £2.59
- Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure — $9 / £6
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War — $4.50 / £3.60