Xbox 360 Store adds new wave of discounts ahead of closure

The Xbox 360 Store will officially be shuttered on 29 July 2024 – but until then, users can enjoy steep game discounts.
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Xbox has added dozens of new games to the Digital Xbox 360 Store discount pile, ahead of its impending closure on 29 July 2024. In addition to the games already on sale, Xbox has added a range of more mainstream hits to its list, including Batman: Arkham Asylum, City, and Origins Blackgate, the Devil May Cry series, Dishonored, and more.

Most of these games are discounted by 75-90%, with many prices within the AUD $5-10 range. Notably, supported titles with Backward Compatibility features are playable on modern consoles, so even if you don’t typically use an Xbox 360, you’ll still be able to enjoy your purchases.

All purchased games with be downloadable and playable on Xbox 360 and modern consoles (where possible) for the foreseeable future, so buying a game in this sale is a sort of preservation. Some of the games included on the Digital Xbox 360 Store are only available on this platform, and they will actually disappear when the store is taken down.

Read: Preserve gaming history with the Xbox 360 Store sale

That’s part of the reason why Xbox is hosting its ongoing sale – to ensure that any players who want to preserve games can do so before the service shuts down. By nature, digital storefronts have a limited life. Servers can’t be maintained forever, and while the removal of this particular store is terrible for proper preservation of games, at the very least, it’s nice to see Xbox providing time and opportunity to save its digital-only games.

New Xbox 360 games discounted

As announced, a range of classic Xbox 360 games have now been discounted on the Digital Xbox 360 Store. Games going incredibly cheap include the following highlights:

  • Alone in the Dark
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum, City, Origins Blackgate
  • Bionic Commando, Rearmed, Rearmed 2
  • Bulletstorm
  • DARK
  • Dead Island, Riptide
  • Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2
  • Devil May Cry 4, HD Collection, DmC: Devil May Cry
  • Dishonored
  • Just Dance 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, Kids 2014
  • Lego Harry Potter, Batman 3, Jurassic World, Marvel Super Heroes, Avengers, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Movie Videogame
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain
  • Metro: Last Light, 2033
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted, Rivals
  • Resident Evil, 0, 4, 5, 6, Revelations
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Skyrim
  • The Evil Within
  • Thief
  • Tropico 3, 5

You can view the full list of discounted games on Xbox Wire – and note, there’s more games to come. As shared by Xbox, there will be a new wave of additional games available at a discount from 16 July 2024. There will be a shorter runway to purchase these incoming games, as the Digital Xbox 360 Store shuts for good at the end of July.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.