Xbox bargains always have us giddy with excitement; who doesn't like a good deal? We've returned this fine Thursday evening to offer you our choice picks from the current selection of discounted games.Welcome back to another TA Team Picks, the weekly article that allows us to highlight some of our favourite games while they're discounted in the Xbox sales. This week, we're heading on an adventure with our collectable cards, breaking blocks with our balls, fighting our girlfriend's menacing exes, and attempting to traverse an upside-down world. Here is what we have picked out for you, fine and wonderful people.
Bargains from the latest Xbox sales
Heidi — Slay the Spire
We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deckbuilder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!
Kes — Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure
The gameplay is solid through all of its levels, as are the Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure achievements, keeping the difficulty ramping up every level without totally butchering your enjoyment. In fact, one section begins introducing a wild four-paddle mechanic that is totally ludicrous and totally fun. The only negative here is the randomised power-ups, which I think was a mistake given that a lot of the later achievements require you to get very specific powers to even have a chance at getting the required scores for A+ grades. This is great retro content for the price though, I highly recommend it.
Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure is a story-driven brick breaking game molded in the style of ‘80s arcade classics like Arkanoid and Breakout, but with a plot, characters, and meaning!
Featuring 40 stages, four boss fights, New Game+, multiple extra features, plenty of story and dialogue, collectibles, a rocking soundtrack, and a fun achievement system, Twin Breaker is an ode to both the past and the future.
Luke — Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition
Xbox Live Gold members can currently grab this great little game at 67% off — as cheap as it has been since it came back from the dead last year and a steal at that price. Do give the achievement list a look before you jump in, mind... while it's not the most challenging of lists in general, there are a good few that are types which some folks can't stand (online, no-damage, speedruns, etc.) so that might be a dealbreaker.
Rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat 'em up inspired by the iconic comic book series and movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World! Play as your favorite characters – Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Knives Chau, Stephen Stills, and more! Team up with three of your friends as you battle your way through waves of tough enemies to defeat the League of Evil Exes!
Tom — Far Cry 6
Unlike the rogue-lite nature of the game's paid DLC, The Vanishing offers you stealth survival horror gameplay in an Upside-Down-inspired version of Yara. Yarans seem to be mysteriously disappearing, but who cares about them — Chorizo disappears as well, so as any dog owner worth their salt would, you go out hunting for him. While it doesn't add any Far Cry 6 achievements, it's a great bit of fun and features a ton of references to the show, as well as a Demogorgon... yeah, it's ace!
Enter the adrenaline-filled world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. With stunning vistas, visceral gunplay, and a huge variety of gameplay experiences, there's never been a better time to join the fight.
Play the Far Cry® 6 FREE TRIAL and discover why GAME INFORMER calls it "A nonstop thrill ride from start to finish." And, when you buy the full game, all of your progression will be saved.
Will you be grabbing any of these awesome games, or will you be grabbing something else? You know where to go, drop a comment below!