Summer is upon us, and you know what that means? Video game sales. That’s right, it’s time to stock up on digital copies of games that will sit mostly untouched in our digital libraries for months or years! I’ve done it for over a decade so let’s keep it going and check out the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2022!
The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2022 is up now and will end July 31. Xbox is offering up almost 800 games, new and old, at various discounts. The last decade has seen some incredible games, so I don’t pay much attention to new games on sale as I do to games I might have missed out on because I was too focused on something else at the time they were released.
So, I put together the following list of 14 games (I think are worth checking out) based on the best discounts. The list is in alphabetical order.
- BioShock: The Collection –
- Cities: Skylines – Mayor’s Edition –
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Digital Deluxe Edition –
- DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ – Ultimate Edition –
- Dragon’s Dogma –
- FOR HONOR Standard Edition –
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Royal Edition –
- METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE –
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition –
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition –
- STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order –
- Stellaris –
- Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition –
- XCOM 2 Collection –
Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2022 Recommendations
Colossal Order developed Cities: Skylines and Paradox Interactive released it in 2015. Colossal and Paradox are still supporting the city-building game in 2022 with original DLC and assets developed by the community. Cities is the type of game you can dump hundreds of hours into on one monitor while doing work or watching documentaries on the other monitor. The sandbox nature of the game combined with the endless optimization ideas for managing the flow of traffic make for a game that never gets old.
Many consider Dragon Ball FighterZ to be one of the best Dragon Ball games as well as one of the best modern fighting games. As kids in the 90s, my friends and I would sit around dreaming up what the best Dragon Ball Z video game would be like. Back then we tracked down Japanese versions of games like Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout and Dragon Ball Z: Legend. Later I’ve played numerous Budokai, Tenkaichi, and Xenoverse titles. After putting 600 hours into Dragon Ball FighterZ, this is the closest thing I’ve played to that video game my friends and I dreamed about.
XCOM 2 is peak XCOM. Firaxis released the first modern XCOM in 2012 and critics and fans went apesh*t over it. It wasn’t 90s-XCOM difficult, but it felt like XCOM and incorporated the best elements of turn-based tactical strategy, RPG experience and power-ups, and a satisfying story. It received universal praise and I don’t know if anyone expected a sequel to be even better. And then Firaxis gave us XCOM 2. I’ll leave it at that.