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Xbox sale round-up: October 5th, 2021

  • romo7816romo7816710,838
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 12:11
    MrKoolxDood said:
    Kinda repetitive
    I agree. Seems like when they have the bigger sales the majority of the games are the same. Once you hit all the lego dlc and hitman dlc you know your in for a very similar sale that happened just a few weeks ago. Would like to see more variety.
  • Posted on 05 October 21 at 12:26
    Safe week for my wallet. Pretty happy about it after I went crazy last week on Yakuza games.
    I brake for Hulking Phase Beasts!
  • GuidalityGuidality776,842
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 12:31
    HUN playmore said:
    Chui said:
    Damn hitman 2 at that price is too good to pass up, anyone know what else I'd have to buy for DLC to get all of the cheevos?
    BRACE YOURSELF FOR THE MIGHTY WALL OF TEXT laugh
    The achievement and dlc situation of Hitman is as convoluted as possible. I'll try to simplify it as much as I can.
    First, you may or may not know but Hitman 2 includes all of Hitman 1 with the added new mechanics and almost every single old achievement. Essentially you have to redo everything you did in Hitman 1 again... adding a good 40+ hours to the completion without even touching the new levels... The good news is that some of the Hitman 2 unlocks making the completion simpler/easier. For example you can now bring rat poison in a bottle with you so you don't have to begin every single playthrough picking some up, heavy weapons arrive to the levels in discrete briefcases or there are more and easier challenges to get your mastery faster. The bad news is the only way to access Hitman 1 levels in Hitman 2 is to own HITMAN GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION or HITMAN GOTY LEGACY PACK. The first pack has everything for H1 and installs the old levels in Hitman 2. The second pack is just the old level install for H2. Yes, the Legacy Pack is ridiculously expensive, you can buy the H1 GOTY much cheaper. As far as I know there is no other way to get the old levels so if you bought H1 and the dlcs separately or through the season pass you are out of luck. Thank you IOI.
    With the "bonus" content out of the way, Hitman 2 has the usual content. The base game with the training and the first intro level for free if I remember correctly, the main game which is a bunch of maps you can buy and install separately and the Expansion pack 1-2 (with its own Expansion Pass) full of cosmetics and 4 small maps (two is classic Hitman and two is a terrible sniping map). All have their own achievement lists.
    THE GAME DOESN'T HAVE A SEASON PASS! The only way to get what the season pass content would be (every dlc) is to buy the Hitman 2 Gold Edition but that still doesn't include the H1 maps!

    tl;dr: You have to pick one option for the old (legacy) and new content
    Legacy content:
    1, Hitman Gold Edition OR
    2, Hitman GOTY Legacy Pack
    New Content:
    1, Hitman 2 Gold Edition OR
    2, Hitman 2 + Hitman 2 Expansion Pass

    I guess you could buy the maps separately for Hitman 2 because the base game is free but that is obviously not worth it.
    I love the rebooted Hitman games but I have always hated how confusing it is to get all the content. I'm almost certain I bought an unnecessary content pack and the the correct one when I discovered my mistake back when I played it. Basically bought on sale but still ended up paying close to $60 due to being confused
  • ChuiChui572,425 572,425 GamerScore
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 14:51
    HUN playmore said:
    Chui said:
    Damn hitman 2 at that price is too good to pass up, anyone know what else I'd have to buy for DLC to get all of the cheevos?
    BRACE YOURSELF FOR THE MIGHTY WALL OF TEXT laugh
    The achievement and dlc situation of Hitman is as convoluted as possible. I'll try to simplify it as much as I can.
    First, you may or may not know but Hitman 2 includes all of Hitman 1 with the added new mechanics and almost every single old achievement. Essentially you have to redo everything you did in Hitman 1 again... adding a good 40+ hours to the completion without even touching the new levels... The good news is that some of the Hitman 2 unlocks making the completion simpler/easier. For example you can now bring rat poison in a bottle with you so you don't have to begin every single playthrough picking some up, heavy weapons arrive to the levels in discrete briefcases or there are more and easier challenges to get your mastery faster. The bad news is the only way to access Hitman 1 levels in Hitman 2 is to own HITMAN GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION or HITMAN GOTY LEGACY PACK. The first pack has everything for H1 and installs the old levels in Hitman 2. The second pack is just the old level install for H2. Yes, the Legacy Pack is ridiculously expensive, you can buy the H1 GOTY much cheaper. As far as I know there is no other way to get the old levels so if you bought H1 and the dlcs separately or through the season pass you are out of luck. Thank you IOI.
    With the "bonus" content out of the way, Hitman 2 has the usual content. The base game with the training and the first intro level for free if I remember correctly, the main game which is a bunch of maps you can buy and install separately and the Expansion pack 1-2 (with its own Expansion Pass) full of cosmetics and 4 small maps (two is classic Hitman and two is a terrible sniping map). All have their own achievement lists.
    THE GAME DOESN'T HAVE A SEASON PASS! The only way to get what the season pass content would be (every dlc) is to buy the Hitman 2 Gold Edition but that still doesn't include the H1 maps!

    tl;dr: You have to pick one option for the old (legacy) and new content
    Legacy content:
    1, Hitman Gold Edition OR
    2, Hitman GOTY Legacy Pack
    New Content:
    1, Hitman 2 Gold Edition OR
    2, Hitman 2 + Hitman 2 Expansion Pass

    I guess you could buy the maps separately for Hitman 2 because the base game is free but that is obviously not worth it.
    So keep an eye on the gold edition, got it. Thanks a ton for that wall laugh
  • Posted on 05 October 21 at 15:44
    Chui said:
    HUN playmore said:
    Chui said:
    Damn hitman 2 at that price is too good to pass up, anyone know what else I'd have to buy for DLC to get all of the cheevos?
    BRACE YOURSELF FOR THE MIGHTY WALL OF TEXT laugh
    The achievement and dlc situation of Hitman is as convoluted as possible. I'll try to simplify it as much as I can.
    First, you may or may not know but Hitman 2 includes all of Hitman 1 with the added new mechanics and almost every single old achievement. Essentially you have to redo everything you did in Hitman 1 again... adding a good 40+ hours to the completion without even touching the new levels... The good news is that some of the Hitman 2 unlocks making the completion simpler/easier. For example you can now bring rat poison in a bottle with you so you don't have to begin every single playthrough picking some up, heavy weapons arrive to the levels in discrete briefcases or there are more and easier challenges to get your mastery faster. The bad news is the only way to access Hitman 1 levels in Hitman 2 is to own HITMAN GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION or HITMAN GOTY LEGACY PACK. The first pack has everything for H1 and installs the old levels in Hitman 2. The second pack is just the old level install for H2. Yes, the Legacy Pack is ridiculously expensive, you can buy the H1 GOTY much cheaper. As far as I know there is no other way to get the old levels so if you bought H1 and the dlcs separately or through the season pass you are out of luck. Thank you IOI.
    With the "bonus" content out of the way, Hitman 2 has the usual content. The base game with the training and the first intro level for free if I remember correctly, the main game which is a bunch of maps you can buy and install separately and the Expansion pack 1-2 (with its own Expansion Pass) full of cosmetics and 4 small maps (two is classic Hitman and two is a terrible sniping map). All have their own achievement lists.
    THE GAME DOESN'T HAVE A SEASON PASS! The only way to get what the season pass content would be (every dlc) is to buy the Hitman 2 Gold Edition but that still doesn't include the H1 maps!

    tl;dr: You have to pick one option for the old (legacy) and new content
    Legacy content:
    1, Hitman Gold Edition OR
    2, Hitman GOTY Legacy Pack
    New Content:
    1, Hitman 2 Gold Edition OR
    2, Hitman 2 + Hitman 2 Expansion Pass

    I guess you could buy the maps separately for Hitman 2 because the base game is free but that is obviously not worth it.
    So keep an eye on the gold edition, got it. Thanks a ton for that wall laugh
    Thanks for all of that! Finally got me to pick up the GOTY version for $12, seems like a good enough deal for a ton of content.
    I brake for Hulking Phase Beasts!
  • Larvi1Larvi12,162,282
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 16:02
    Redders 420 said:
    Do I have to buy the Two Point Hospital DLC twice? or does it carry over?
    Have to buy it twice unfortunately, the windows and xbox versions are separate.
  • The SCHWARTZ 00The SCHWARTZ 001,013,869
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 16:07
    Why is only one DLC pack showing free for Ghost Recon Wildlands? Any reason why Narco Road isn't free as well, or at least on sale?
    Two thangs I hate, liars and thieves, they make my blood boil - Andre Ben, "Wheels Of Steel"
  • Posted on 05 October 21 at 16:13
    Gaijen Charenji is a great game for $1, it's an experience to say the least and was one of my favorite indie titles for the xbox onetoast
  • Rob7EllisRob7Ellis697,984
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 16:43
    MotoGP 15 for £1.59, my wallet likes me this week LOL
  • saturnsailorsaturnsailor544,110
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 17:05
    Hollywood Tony said:
    xNotStopEvil said:
    Hollywood Tony said:
    A Plague Tale will eventually drop out of Game Pass, is that correct? I should buy at this low price
    You can do it in 1 or 2 days haha
    You are right. Better save my money
    I bought it on PS4 and now buying it on X1 on this sale, just to support the developers. I'm not saying you have to do the same but I just liked the game well enough to say a little thank you to them. It's not much but it's something.
  • fatDaddy21fatDaddy21492,881
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 18:04
    saturnsailor said:
    I bought it on PS4 and now buying it on X1 on this sale, just to support the developers. I'm not saying you have to do the same but I just liked the game well enough to say a little thank you to them. It's not much but it's something.
    I usually do this with DLC. I wouldn't have paid retail for Outer Worlds, but snagged the Expansion Pass to show them some love.
  • EazyE2285EazyE2285634,957
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 20:23
    GT3OptionFan said:
    Nothing really new from a 360 perspective.

    Port Royale 3 - last on sale 11/24/20 (went GWG 3/16/21)

    HIGHER than previous best:
    - Port Royale 3
    Uh it's free so it ties for as cheap as it's ever been

    Snagged it and nothing else on this sale
  • JedEganJedEgan676,422
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 20:51
    The percentage discount for Scott Pilgrim is wrong for Europe. It's 35% off but shows as 50% here. Don't know why we're not getting as much of a discount as the US, annoying.
  • saturnsailorsaturnsailor544,110
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 20:52
    fatDaddy21 said:
    saturnsailor said:
    I bought it on PS4 and now buying it on X1 on this sale, just to support the developers. I'm not saying you have to do the same but I just liked the game well enough to say a little thank you to them. It's not much but it's something.
    I usually do this with DLC. I wouldn't have paid retail for Outer Worlds, but snagged the Expansion Pass to show them some love.
    I agree that this is a good way to send a message - why would anyone buy a DLC if they didn't like the game in the first place? Right, ok, completionism is waving at me now.
  • WhateverWhatever23,512
    Posted on 05 October 21 at 23:37
    Is the Borderlands bundle a good deal? I’d still have to get the season pass I assume for 2 and any dlc that it doesn’t cover.
  • Posted on 06 October 21 at 00:09
    Every time Return to Arkham appears for sale I’m always hesitant to buy it. I own both on 360 so I think I will wait for it to drop below £10
    TernarySauce798
  • Posted on 06 October 21 at 00:25
    Anyone recommend Smelter? Looks like a pretty good Mega Man clone.
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan215,880
    Posted on 06 October 21 at 01:37
    EazyE2285 said:
    GT3OptionFan said:
    Nothing really new from a 360 perspective.

    Port Royale 3 - last on sale 11/24/20 (went GWG 3/16/21)

    HIGHER than previous best:
    - Port Royale 3
    Uh it's free so it ties for as cheap as it's ever been

    Snagged it and nothing else on this sale
    When I checked it was 5.99 on the 360 marketplace and not on sale on the BC marketplace (in the US at least). Where did you see it for free?
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan215,880
    Posted on 06 October 21 at 01:40
    Swampysaurus said:
    Is the Borderlands bundle a good deal? I’d still have to get the season pass I assume for 2 and any dlc that it doesn’t cover.
    The only dlc that you’d have to get for borderlands is the “fight for sanctuary” one that came out right before borderlands 3 (was free at one point then became paid). All the other dlc is included in the Xbox one version of all 3 of those games.
  • EazyE2285EazyE2285634,957
    Posted on 06 October 21 at 02:49, Edited on 06 October 21 at 02:50 by EazyE2285
    GT3OptionFan said:
    EazyE2285 said:
    GT3OptionFan said:
    Nothing really new from a 360 perspective.

    Port Royale 3 - last on sale 11/24/20 (went GWG 3/16/21)

    HIGHER than previous best:
    - Port Royale 3
    Uh it's free so it ties for as cheap as it's ever been

    Snagged it and nothing else on this sale
    When I checked it was 5.99 on the 360 marketplace and not on sale on the BC marketplace (in the US at least). Where did you see it for free?
    I'm in the US and just picked it up for free. It's listed at 0.00 on this list and strangely at both 5.99 and 0.00 under price on this site.

    Here's the link to the store page that says I own it and saved 19.99. Trying on a different account it shows as full 19.99

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/Port-Royale-3
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