Update: It seems some of these deals have yet to go live on the Microsoft Store, but they are live on the Xbox 360 marketplace. If you can't find a deal, we'd suggest buying through the links below, and hopefully the modern Microsoft Store for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will update soon with all the correct deals.
Original story: The Xbox Spring Sale 2021 is here! This year's sale features discounts on over 600 games, bundles and add-ons, available from (technically) Friday, April 2nd through Thursday, April 15th.
Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game available in the Xbox Spring Sale 2021, but be warned that around some of them aren't backwards compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles.
- Deals: Xbox Spring Sale 2021 Now Live, 600+ Games Discounted
- Deals: The Best Bargains In The Xbox Spring Sale 2021
The following Xbox Spring Sale 2021 deals will expire on Thursday, April 15th.
Will you be picking up any Xbox classics in the Xbox Spring Sale 2021? Let us know down below.
Why cant they
ever put Zone of the Enders HD collection on sale =/
CARS 2, BABY!!!
Was actually hoping that we'd get some Shmups here like Gurange and KoF Sky Stage
Is this only in the UK? I was going to pick up Lego Pirates but it doesn’t seem to be discounted here in the US
To all arcade racer fans: if you don't own Split/Second yet, get it now. Seriously, you won't regret it, because it's one of the best arcade racers of the last decade.
@agito1987 Or Portal 2, it's been on sale just once...
@ThanosReXXX I looked for it on the U.K. site and couldn’t see it in the sales. Did a manual search and though found the game, it seems to be full price which is disappointing.
Or Unreal Tournament 3
Will Konami ever fix the Silent Hill HD Collection?
@xMightyMatt14x @FragRed It looks like some deals haven't properly gone live on the modern Microsoft Store as of yet.
For now, some are only showing up on the Xbox 360 marketplace (which we've linked to in the table above), so hopefully the Microsoft Store will refresh with the missing deals pretty soon.
@BlueOcean Don't think they can without actually rebuilding the game. The original master was lost. The HD collection is based on an older build of the game.
@agito1987 I hope that they remake them eventually.
Would be nice. I tried playing 2 and gave up after a few hours. Just too dated to me (especially camera controls were giving me fits in closed spaces).
@BlueOcean I'm playing through it now it seems fine
@BlueOcean although when I got to the Eddie boss fight he just kept walking round in a circle which made killing him super easy
Anyone who hasn't gotten into the MGS HD Collection yet, you're missing out
MGS3 deserves to be played by anyone who has the means to play it
@FragRed Here you go, pal:
And be sure to grab the free add-ons as well.
@Trainer You're very welcome. I hope you enjoy the game. Pro tip: when you're playing, you'll collect energy for a so-called "event bar", which is displayed underneath the bumper of your car.
When it's blue, you'll trigger only minor events, but when it's completely in the red area and the bar is full, you will unleash hell on the competition, and entire parts of the track will change or collapse. It's tons of fun, especially when playing with friends.
@ThanosReXXX Ahh thank you for the link. Wow that is real cheap. We don't get enough of these arcade games nowadays. Also thank you for the tips.
@FragRed You're very welcome. Glad I could help a fellow gamer to acquire one of the best arcade racers around. Be sure to let me know your verdict once you've tried it out. And remember: go for full red bars...
@gollumb82 @Would_you_kindly The only one that I have played is Shattered Memories (Wii) that I liked. Now, if only Microsoft acquired Koei Tecmo so we could get some Project Zero/Fatal Frame... Somehow it has become one of my favourite series and I think that the potential is huge, e.g., 2 Wii Edition is very well crafted.
@Trainer yeah the store search sucks. Wish they allowed the same filters for all pages. It's hard to find the right content even in their genre sections
I just want Sonic Generations to go on sale, it should run on my laptop but for some reason it just refuses to work properly irrelevant of the settings I choose and even with mods that are meant to help as well. Since I've already paid for it once, I don't want to pay as much for it again. Fingers crossed it goes on sale at somepoint this year!
@BlueOcean shattered memories is my favourite silent hill game I loved the ending
@gollumb82 I wish Epic would revive Unreal Tournament. At least Xonotic and Quake 2 RTX exist on PC, Halo scratches my FPS itch in its own way on Xbox and PC. Epic will make a Fortnite RTS before they bring back Unreal Tournament.
Nice to see a fellow UT fan. I loved Unreal and Unreal Tournament back in the day. I fear that if Epic were ever to revive UT it would just be a microtransaction-riddled trash...
@BlueOcean I believe Nintendo owns Fatal Frame/Project Zero at this point
@everynowandben No, Koei Tecmo owns their own IP Project Zero/Fatal Frame.
Looks like Nintendo at least owns publishing rights. Apparently games in the franchise can't be made or released without Nintendo's approval. So, perhaps they don't technically own the IP, but I mean... Effectively, it's not much different. If MS bought KT, they still couldn't make FF/PZ games without Nintendo's consent, unless of course MS also purchased the publishing rights from Nintendo in addition to KT itself.
@everynowandben Koei Tecmo is the only owner of the Project Zero/Fatal Frame IP. The publisher's rights are limited and expire and don't prevent the IP owner from re-releasing/remaking their games on other platforms. This is why Microsoft released every single Rare game that was published by Nintendo (therefore, Nintendo had the publishing rights) for Xbox except those that contain characters owned by other companies: Donkey, Diddy and James Bond. What Koei Tecmo needs is a publisher or being part of Xbox Game Studios.
@BlueOcean Interesting... I mean, literally the series producer and co-creator says the future of the series is up to Nintendo. Do you suppose he is incorrect about his own games?
The majority of the franchise, the last 4/7 games (counting the remake and spinoff), is Nintendo exclusive. That also doesn't seem insignificant.
Hopefully they actually do some kind of 20th anniversary celebration release this year and we'll get more details about what exactly is going on with the franchise.
@everynowandben They said it's up to Nintendo because they can't publish their games, basically because they aren't rich. They said the same thing when Maiden of Black Water was a Japanese exclusive for one year. Heck, they even asked Nintendo to help them to fix the bugs in Zero 4 because of the lack of human resources/money. Nintendo never really appreciated this IP because Nintendo seem to focus on moneymakers like Mario and Zelda.
@BlueOcean "They said it's up to Nintendo because they can't publish their games, basically because they aren't rich."
That can't be correct.
1. KT themselves publish games. There's no reason KT couldn't publish the game themselves, unless another party is involved, which surely there is: Nintendo
2. If funding is all that's holding back a new game in the series or re-releasing an older one, then anyone could fund it, but the guy didn't say the future of the series is up to anyone who could fund it, he said it's up to Nintendo specifically.
Also, it would make sense if KT asked Nintendo for help because Nintendo not only published Zero 4, but Nintendo actually codeveloped it. They also published and codeveloped 5, Spirit Camera, and the remake of 2 - the last 4 games in that franchise in a row. In other words, Nintendo published and codeveloped the majority of the entire franchise. That's pretty significant, and makes me pretty certain Nintendo is inextricably tied to the rights of that IP.
@BlueOcean I just noticed one of your older posts was edited, so in response:
About Banjo, Conker, etc. I believe Nintendo sold the publishing rights for those games to MS, which would also explain what we see as far as which previously Nintendo published games were later re-released by MS.
@everynowandben That's not true.
1. Nintendo published those games, not Koei Tecmo.
2. Nintendo didn't develop any of those games but they were involved in Zero 4 development, that they left before it was completed.
3. Nintendo didn't sell any publishing rights to Microsoft.
And I didn't edit anything, I just added the Rare part one minute later.
1. I know - that was my point, and what I already wrote in comment #33
2. Nintendo SPD Group No. 4 is listed as a codeveloper for all 4 of those games in multiple places online:
There are many more articles and reviews for these games that cite Nintendo as a codeveloper.
3. Agree to disagree - unless you have sources
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