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Xbox Live DOTW: Big Games, Bigger Deals

Jonathan Lester
Games deals, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Shadow Complex, Splosion Man, TMNT Turtles in Time, Trials HD, XBLA roundup, Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live DOTW: Big Games, Bigger Deals

XBox Live's Deals of the Week are going from strength to strength... and this time around, even more of the finest XBLA titles have been brought down to truly remarkable price levels. Remember that you have to be a Gold Member to take advantage of these deals- and that you'll need to log in to see the newly-slashed prices! Just click the link to download the demo or drop the points for the full game. Naturally, we'll be taking a detailed look at the best deals to be had below the list.

Shadow Complex



Trials HD



Marvel vs Capcom 2



TMNT Turtles in Time HD



Splosion Man



Wow. Just...wow. Shadow Complex is one of the best side-scrollers out there, playing like a beautiful fusion of Metroid and Metal Gear Solid. It's got slick Unreal-powered graphics, massive replayability (due to the persistent character upgrades and nonlinear exploration) and fantastic combat... but now it's only 560 MSP. If you haven't already bought Shadow Complex, you should do so immediately. Go.

Trials HD is another exclusive XBLA hit that's had its price cut down to size. It's a physics-based platformer disguised as a motorcross game, and whilst the art style is extremely dull (most levels take place in samey brown warehouses etc) it's easily one of the most addictive games I've ever played. Whilst the colourful Joe Danger will soon provide stiff competition, 560 MSP is an absolute bargain considering the sheer volume of content that Trials brings to the table.

Marvel vs Capcom 2 is a re-release of one of the finest fighters of all time. Whilst its hefty price tag and extremely limited HD remix didn't was a little disappointing, its new price tag should be enough to convince even the most cynical gamers to give it a go.

Finally, we have Splosion Man. Taking puzzle-platforming to explosive new heights (sorry), it'll treat you to a 50 level campaign, 50 cooperative levels and some seriously warped graphics and humour. 800 Points was a stone cold bargain from the get-go... so now there's no excuse to delay picking it up.

Phew, those are some seriously impressive games... but it isn't over yet. Stay tuned this Wednesday for the Xbox Live Inventory Blowout Sale!

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Eldini  Jun. 14, 2010 at 12:53

As always it's really worth checking out the trial versions of these games, I personally disagree with most of these reviews.
Definitely some bargains though, cheers for the reminder these deals start today.

Eldini  Jun. 14, 2010 at 12:55

Prices aren't active yet, so obviously double check before clicking "purchase"

Jonathan Lester  Jun. 14, 2010 at 15:50

Absolutely- the joy of XBLA is that you can try before you buy. It's horses for courses after all- the games that get our juices flowing might not float your boat.

Guys, always feel free to give us your impressions of the games in the comments! It's great to get a second opinion.

lukekey  Jun. 14, 2010 at 19:04

think i'll be buying trials, splosion man looks good as well,

Paul  Jun. 15, 2010 at 09:24

Already have a few of these from previous bargains. Shadow Complex is excellent. Trials can be a lot of fun, can also be very frustrating. MvC2 is OK but I haven't had a local multiplayer match yet, looks like the sort of game where you need to be able to shout at the people in the room with you to get the most out of it.

So, probably SM and Turtles for me as both look OK. As mentioned above, nobody likes the same games in the same way, but all arcade games have a free trial so you only have yourself to blame if you "waste" points on games you don't like.

Matt Gardner  Jun. 15, 2010 at 12:35

Turtles is abysmal, only buy MvC2 for the multiplayer (not really worth it otherwise), Shadow Complex is one of the finest XBLA games out there and Trials is fantastically good too...deliciously, fiendishly hard.

Still haven't gotten round to playing Splosion Man yet...ah well, never been a better opportunity I suppose.


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