Take a trip down memory lane with the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Sale.
The Xbox One digital games store is offering significant discounts on over 90 games from the last console generation. Luckily, they are all titles supported by Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility program, and can be played on the Xbox One.
Pick of the bunch is Rockstar’s Wild West classic, Red Dead Redemption, which gets a 67% price cut. The game performs slightly better on Xbox One, and also gets a 4K bump on Xbox One X. Despite its age, the game still holds up, and you’ll have just enough to time to finish it before Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives in October.
Other Rockstar games in the sale that stand the test of time are Grand Theft Auto IV, and Bully Scholarship Edition.
Elsewhere, EA’s disturbing and scary sci-fi horror Dead Space is reduced by 75%, as is Bioware’s classic RPG, Dragon Age Origins.
The sale runs until September 10, 2018. Here are some more recommendations.
Xbox One Backwards Compat Sale Highlights
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 50%
- Red Dead Redemption – 67%
- Borderlands – 75%
- BioShock – 60%
- Bully Scholarship Edition – 60%
- Dead Space – 75%
- Dragon Age Origins – 75%
- Grand Theft Auto IV – 65%
- Mafia II – 75%
- Mirrors Edge – 67%
- SSX – 67%
- XCOM Enemy Within – 80%
To see the full lineup, head over to the Xbox One Digital Store, or the Xbox web store.
As an aside, this sale makes me think two things. One, I’m getting old. Can it really be ten years since the release of games like Grand Theft Auto IV and Dead Space? And two, I’m beginning to think that the last console generation was much better than the current one.
Let me know how wrong I am in the comments below.
Special delivery for you!
If you want to keep on top of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!
Latest from Thumbsticks
PlayStation’s massive annual Days of Play sale is now on
There are big savings to be had on first- and third-party PlayStation games, and the PS5's DualSense controllers receive a...
Homebody is a new horror from the developer of Dream Daddy
Things are taking a weird turn at Game Grumps, developer of 2017's surprise hit Dream Daddy. This is Homebody.
This week’s PlayStation releases (May 23-27, 2022)
Sniper Elite 5 and Roller Champions headline this week's lineup of new PlayStation releases.
This week’s Nintendo Switch releases (May 23-27, 2022)
Kao the Kangaroo and Pac-Man are among the lineup of new Nintendo Switch releases this week.
This week’s Xbox releases (May 23-27, 2022)
My Little Pony, Kao the Kangaroo, and Pac-Man headline this week's new Xbox releases. Oh, and Sniper Elite 5.
The May 2022 Epic Games Store Mega Sale is now live
There are big savings (and also those discount coupons) available in the May 2022 Epic Games Store Mega Sale.
Latest Kao the Kangaroo trailer shows off the game’s enemies
Kao the Kangaroo's release is just around the corner, so here's a closer look at the character platformer's enemies and...
Release date revealed for Roller Champions
Roller Champions, Ubisoft's free-to-play roller derby game, releases next week.