Three Quick Game Completions in This Week's Xbox Sales

By Sam Quirke,
OK, this week's Xbox One sale and Xbox 360 sale are both a little on the disappointing side. It probably won't surprise you to learn that we don't have much for you in terms of quick completions either. But we will try our best! Here's the tiny, tiny handful of games that won't give you too much trouble.

Quickest Xbox Game Completions from the latest Sales

Game Completion Time Average Discount Store Links
Woodle Tree Adventures 1-2 hours 30% View
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space 2-3 hours 70% View
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's RevengeBackwards compatible 2-3 hours 67% View
Now, here's a Big Warning. While Albedo is certainly easy to complete, there is a problem with it. No, not that it's garbage (although at a community rating of 1.5, it's not exactly Red Dead Redemption), but that it's only in the sale as part of the Merge Mega Bundle. That bundle is stuffed full of unobtainables! There are whopping 13 achievements that are inaccessible across the bundle's six games. So while we recommend popping Albedo on your wish list for future individual sales, we can't recommend the Bundle at any price.

Are These Quick Games Actually Worth Playing?

Easy Games in this weeks sale

Well, as we said above, it's not looking great for Albedo in terms of the community consensus. But Monkey Island 2? Well, it's only one of my top ten video games of all time, no big deal. Seriously, if you have any love of narrative adventure, point-and-click, or even just the use of smart comedy in video games (something that is still rare to this day), you can do so much worse than the original two Monkey Island games which set a benchmark for many of the genre tropes of the following two decades. They're not easy to complete without a guide — there's some easter egg related achievements in both games that led to secrets even I had never seen, after 25 years of playing them — but luckily we have Zoidberg1339's excellent Monkey Island 2 achievement guide on site. Just promise me you will try it without the guide first, and for the love of all that is holy try switching to the original graphics; the slap of paint given to the Special Edition just does not do this game justice. It's estimated to take anywhere between 3 and 10 hours to complete — the large variance there is largely down to whether you follow the guide and do things efficiently, so you don't need multiple full play throughs.

That leaves us with the wildcard, Woodle Tree Adventures. It has a 2/5 rating from the community, but I'm going to leave it to The Only Matto, author of the Woodle Tree Adventures achievement guide, to tell us what to expect.

Woodle Tree Adventures is a 3D platform game. It's a children's game so you will be happy to note that it is a cheap, easy, and quick completion. I suggest buying this game on sale as it has no replay value. The whole objective in each of the eight levels is to collect three fairy tears and bring them to the end, while at the same time collecting berries across the environment. You don't lose any of the tears or berries if you die but are reset back at the beginning of the level. This is a very easy game and ideal for anyone looking for something that isn't stressful.
That certainly doesn't sound too bad. The completion time is listed as 1-2 hours.
You can view the all games currently discounted by Microsoft here.

Will you be picking up any of these titles for a quick Gamerscore boost?
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Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.