Xbox's Ultimate Game Sale is live and will be for the remainder of July, offering discounts on more than 500 Xbox and PC games and DLC. The TA news team has ventured into the vast sea of deals to offer you their top choices.Over 900 items have had their prices slashed thanks to the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, including more than 500 games across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. Being the awesome folks we are here on the TA news team, we've embarked on a quest to find you some treasure from this mighty hoard of glorious discounts. No Heidi this week, though — she currently only has eyes for Bear and Breakfast and growls menacingly when we ask her to write about other games, so we thought it best not to push our luck.
Our quest this week has taken us to arid lands, home to a violent war-loving race of beasts. We tried to keep to the shadows, but hell still broke loose, and we ended up battling it out with the hundreds of titles clambering for our attention; clawing and snapping at our retinas in the hope that we mighty heroes would offer them to you. Alas, angels might sing, the devil may cry, but ultimately, we had made our decision and chose to praise the following titles...
Bargains from the latest Xbox sales
Luke — Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
As a current-gen exclusive, DMC5 Special Edition brings some slick new features over the original, with support for ray tracing if you want to make it look flashier and 120fps if you'd rather it was even smoother than ever. We also get Turbo mode to make the chaotic action rattle along even faster for maximum thrills, and Legendary Dark Knight mode which drastically increases the number of enemies on-screen at any given time to give you even more opportunities to show off your Smokin' Sick Style. It even has its own achievement list, but true to form, it puts up a good fight — only 1% of tracked TA players have managed the completion so far. Go ahead and pull that Devil Trigger while this modern classic is half price... you won't regret it.
The legendary stylish action game is better than ever in the ultimate version of this multi-award winning hit. New features include the addition of Dante's brother and arch-rival, Vergil, as a playable character, Legendary Dark Knight mode, next-gen graphics upgrades and more.
Sean — Hell Let Loose
Large 50 vs 50 battles are played out on huge maps that are modelled on real reconnaissance images from the time, and it’s up to you and your squad to carry out your commander’s (the commander is a real player) orders and achieve victory. The matches can be a bit long, but the intensity never drops. Considering it takes just one or two bullets to kill you, you are constantly on the lookout when you’re on the move from one part of the map to the next — the threat that the enemy has organised an ambush is always on your mind. Once you do get into a firefight, all hell really is let loose, and the intensity ramps up to 11. You will need to communicate with your squadmates to fend off the enemy threat; otherwise, you will be mowed down in an instant. Hell Let Loose is probably the most fun I’ve had with a first-person shooter in a long time, mainly because it’s so different. Most games that rely on communication with other online players don’t really work, but there’s something about Hell Let Loose where it all just clicks together nicely. Sure, there will be times when you get an uncooperative squad leader or an absolute duffer of a commander, but generally, everyone who is playing is there to have fun. It’s also got a challenging set of achievements for those that really want a challenge — prepare yourself for a long but enjoyable grind!
If you have Xbox Live Gold, you can check out Hell Let Loos this weekend for free with Free Play Days.
Join the ever-expanding experience of Hell Let Loose - a hardcore World War Two first person shooter with epic battles of 100 players with infantry, tanks, artillery, a dynamically shifting front line and a unique resource based RTS-inspired meta-game.
Fight in the most iconic battles of the Western Front, including Carentan, Omaha Beach and Foy and more. This is combat at a whole new scale.... with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, you are a cog in the machine of colossal, combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle.
Tom — Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition
It's an awesome game that really mixes great gameplay with an entertaining story. I unlocked all 74 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor achievements in just over 60 hours, so it's not an overly long completion and is more grind-focused than skill-based. 60% of its price has just been knocked off, and while it isn't the lowest price the game's ever been in a sale, it's still a much better deal than Talion got, so you win either way!
Winner of over 50 “Best of 2014” Awards including Game of the Year, Best Action Game and Most Innovative Game.
Will you be embarking on your own adventures with any of these games, or do you have something else to recommend? Let us know down in the comments!