XBOX COUNTDOWN SALE WEEK 2: OUR PICKS

Overcooked, DOOM, Tomb Raider and more slashed

When there is a digital sale that’s worthy of your time, we want to let you know.

The first week of deals brought some really solid deals. The Xbox Countdown Sale week 2 is now on. It finishes on the 9th of January, so grab a bargain while the going is good.

For me, week 1 of the deals meant finally purchasing The Witness, which I am absolutely loving, and Jase’s recommendation, Firewatch.

This second week has some good deals, but more so on full retail type games.

VERSUS PLAYER’s top pick of the Xbox Countdown Sale week 2 would have to be Overcooked. Jono and Jase had this game in their top 3 games of the year. You can listen to our GOTY Roundup, Ya Filthy Animal podcast to hear why we all love the game so much.

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Overcooked is well done

I’d also recommend DOOM, which I gave an honourable mention to for making you play so aggressively, rather than the standard hide until your health revives. Jono would tell you to pick up XCOM 2, which was one of his top 3 games of 2016.

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Play offensively to progress. GIF from Wikipedia 

Again, there are games on sale on the Xbox 360 side of things as part of the Xbox Countdown Sale Week 2 as well. Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Catherine, Ducktales: Remastered (in my top 3 of old games played in 2016), GTA: San Andreas, Hitman: Blood Money and Portal 2 are some of the standouts, with many being backwards compatible.

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As good as you remember

Thanks to Xbox’s very own Major Nelson for the list. Check out the Xbox dashboard for daily deals or Major Nelson’s blog for the complete list of the second week of deals.

Here are some of my picks:

Xbox Countdown Sale Picks

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection60% – 67%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition50% – 60%
Call of Duty: Ghosts60% – 67%
Castle Crashers Remastered60% – 67%
DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin60% – 67%
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition60% – 67%
DOOM40% – 50%
EA SPORTS FIFA 1740% – 50%
EA SPORTS UFC 267% – 75%
Far Cry 440% – 50%
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Digital Edition67% – 75%
Game of Thrones – The Complete First Season (Episodes 1-6)60% – 67%
LEGO Jurassic World40% – 50%
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition35% – 45%
Mad Max40% – 50%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition35% – 45%
Mirrors Edge Catalyst50% – 60%
Overcooked Holiday Bundle25% – 33%
Overwatch: Origins Edition25% – 33%
Quantum Break40% – 50%
Rare Replay60% – 67%
Rise of the Tomb Raider30% – 40%
Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass50% – 60%
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration40% – 50%
Rocket League30% – 40%
Ryse: Legendary Edition60% – 67%
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell67% – 75%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt40% – 50%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition30% – 40%
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege40% – 50%
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition30% – 40%
Tom Clancy’s The Division40% – 50%
Tom Clancy’s The Division Gold Edition40% – 50%
Watch Dogs 230% – 40%
XCOM 220% – 30%

From all of us at VERSUS PLAYER, we hope you have a brilliant 2017. What better way to start it than with some gaming!

Feel free to comment below or drop us a line at podcast@versusplayer.com to let us know your picks of the bunch. Listen to our latest podcast, GOTY Roundup, Ya Filthy Animal, to hear us talk about many of these games in discussion for game of the year 2016. You can find it on the link above or by searching for VERSUS PLAYER on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts.

Happy gaming!

Joe

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When not playing with the kids or pottering in the garden, Joe is jumping between console and PC gaming, watching anime or sci-fi, reading comics or seeking out a new addition for his R2 collection.

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