When it comes to buying Xbox games, there's just too many to choose from. While services like the Xbox Game Pass offer subscription-based solutions to this problem, sometimes a game is so good you just have to own it yourself. If you're like me, however, you probably don't want to spend full price to do that.
If you're like me, you also can hold off on buying a brand new game at full price knowing it'll go on sale cheap later on. That later on has arrived, and now you can grab some pretty great Xbox games cheap right now during Microsoft's Spring Sale. Including deals on Xbox games that save up to 90% on select titles, this is your chance to grab those titles you've been holding out for.
Of course, you could always just sign up to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 (opens in new tab) right now, but after that you're looking at a $14.99/month bill that may not be in the cards right now.
If you're on a tight budget, this list is designed just for you. Every game here is at least half off their normal price tag and some are as cheap as $5. Here's five Xbox games on sale for at least 50% off or more you should buy while they're cheap – if you haven't already.
Best Xbox Games 50% off or more - quick list
- Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe Edition: now $9.99, was $39.99 (75% off) (opens in new tab)
- Mortal Kombat 11 + Injustice 2 Legendary Edition Bundle: now $24.99, was $99.99 (75% off) (opens in new tab)
- The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition: now $4.99, was $49.99 (90% off) (opens in new tab)
- The Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood Collection: now $16.49, was $49.99 (67% off) (opens in new tab)
- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: now $29.99 was $59.99 (50% off) (opens in new tab)
Best Xbox Games 50% off or more
A solid mix of operatives, all of which feature unique loadouts and gadgets to tackle each map, brings Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege to the height of competitive first person tactical shooters.
If you haven't had the chance to play this one yet, this is a game that's worth a try – especially if you're a fan of team-based shooters. Just be ready for a learning period, as the games roster of operators all play and balance differently with your team.
The gameplay is tight and intense, with quick rounds with tense action and others with all out assaults on the other team. Each operative plays well with different playstyles, however, so it's fun to find the agent that suits your style best.
Alternatively, you can play Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege for free if you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – which is only $1 to sign up (opens in new tab) for right now.
NetherRealms Studio's two biggest fighting franchise in packed into one super cheap bundle. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate features the base game plus the entire line up of DLC released, as does the Injustice 2 Legendary Edition. That means all DLC fighters included!
With a ton of improvements to balancing and core gameplay, Mortal Kombat 11 offers a brutal fighter with the series fan-favorite fatalities back and better than ever. Never taking itself too seriously, the studio released a handful of DLC fighter packs that featured 80's action movie characters including RoboCop, the Terminator and even Rambo.
If Mortal Kombat isn't quite your speed, then Injustice 2 may be a better fit. Similar in gameplay to Mortal Kombat 11, it swaps the bone breaking brutality for a larger than life fight-of-the-gods style gameplay with famous DC heroes and villains.
For $75 off, it's a great bundle set if you're curious about NetherRealm Studios fighting games.
You can't go wrong at $5 for the Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition. A game simply about living out a digital life with your customizable Sim, the Deluxe Party Edition offers a few DLC packs to liven up the gameplay.
There's probably hundreds of DLC packs for The Sims 4 by now, so while this option won't come with much (it only includes three DLC packs – Life of the Party, Up All Night, and Awesome Animal Hats), the game still has a bit more out of the box for you.
If you just need a fun, goofy time killer of a game than you'd be hard pressed to find a better way to spend $5. It may not be a game you'll spend hours at a time on, but booting up every now and then to terrorize your Sim a bit is always a good time.
If you're hoping to jump back into the world of MMO's, The Elder Scrolls Online is a great place to start. The Blackwood Collection features all of the previously released DLC areas alongside the base game, and at a ridiculously low price of just $17 is well worth every penny.
If you're familiar with Skyrim, then The Elder Scrolls Online will make you feel right at home with similar gameplay styles and overall feel. Some systems are tweaked to play properly with an always-online setup, but the gameplay and world is as close as it can be to welcome fans of the series.
Needless to say, this is a massive game with a huge world, tons of content including raids, dungeons and quests to complete, all with thousands of other players online. You'll get lost in just how much there is to do in this game, and the learning curve isn't so steep that newcomers will feel put off.
Surprisingly, the recent Marvels' Guardians of the Galaxy received favorable reviews. I'm sure many of us expected otherwise, as most licensed games don't deliver, this entry actually breaks tradition by deliver a pretty solid experience.
Featuring a unique story, some pretty well acted roles and action packed gameplay, Marvels' Guardians of the Galaxy is just a fun time waiting to happen. You can play as any of your favorite Guardians, as well as find collectibles and unlock alternative costumes for each one.
While full price may not warrant a buy, if you're a fan of GotG and want to play an actually decent game based around them, this is the game to grab. Especially for just $30.