It’s true, the January sales feel like a lifetime ago. And yet, two months down the line, and Microsoft are still steadily uploading fresh games to their market with slashed prices. Of course, that’s great for both gamers on a budget as well as players in need of a few filler titles between those overpriced $100 bundles. Luckily, there are always rounds of triple-A games dropping in and out of the carousel, and we’re always quick to snag them before they move on. Though, sometimes a few worthy collections can go amiss when next to hundreds of other eye-catching bargains.
We’ve been sinking some time into the Microsoft Store in search of bulk buys — digging for the best of the best for as little as $20. From special editions to ultimate expansion packs — these five are this week’s best collections money can buy. But remember, you’ll only have five or six days before they fall back to their ridiculously steep price tags. So, are you ready to open your wallet? It’s time to dish out the funds.
5. Far Cry: Insanity Bundle
Kicking off our spool of discounted collections is the Far Cry: Insanity Bundle, which packs in Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, and, of course, Far Cry 5. While not adding anything spectacular to the trilogy in terms of updated graphics or content, the Insanity Bundle compiles all three award-winning chapters into one convenient package. With 67% off the original price tag, this ultimate Far Cry adventure can be picked up for just under $30.
Embark on various journeys and defile the evil tyrants by any means necessary. Ascend the ranks of the resistance and restore hope to vast wastelands and urban jungles. Build your army and take the fight to the enemy through land and sky. Bring justice to the people and eliminate the driving force that conquers your home. Do it in any way you see fit — and then do it twice over. Are you ready to learn the definition of insanity?
4. Watch Dogs 1 & 2: Bundle
If you haven’t managed to sink some funds into Watch Dogs: Legion just yet, you could always get a feel for the hacking world by picking up this Watch Dogs bundle? Seeing as it’s currently on the market for $14.99, as opposed to its usual $59.99 — now seems to be as good a time as any to invest in the action. Unfortunately, we’re not looking at any sort of special editions for this bundle, meaning you won’t be able to snag those extra outfits and missions. However, with both Watch Dogs 1 and 2 working out at just $7.50 apiece, it seems like a worthy purchase for your library of bulky collections.
Take on the role of hacking whizz kids Aiden Pearce and Marcus Holloway on the hunt to dismantle the wicked Blume propaganda. Divide the city into factions and conquer the streets as you claw your way to the roots of the corruption stemming from each metropolis. Hack the system with every turn and watch the world around you turn into the ultimate playground where nothing is deemed impossible.
3. South Park: The Stick of Truth & South Park: The Fractured but Whole Bundle
Okay, so you might not be in the mood for complex stories that ooze thought-provoking puzzles and lengthy side-quests. That’s why we thought we’d slot in this stocking filler that radiates nothing but fresh air and stress-free fun. South Park: The Stick of Truth, and South Park: The Fractured but Whole have finally been thrown together to form the perfect double pack, and all for a slashed price of $23. That’s 67% off the original tag of $69.99, wouldn’t you believe? So, now might be the right time to get stuck in and see what all the fuss was about back in 2018.
Enrol on some of the most ludicrous journeys ever laid out on a storyboard in both The Stick of Truth and The Fractured but Whole. Create your character and throw yourself into the madness that evolves around the little mountain town of South Park. Build your stats, face-off with Morgan Freeman over a burrito stand, and, above all — fart your way to everlasting glory.
2. Assassin’s Creed Triple Pack
If you’re done mopping up all of those extra quests on Valhalla, then maybe now is the time to throw yourself back to the earlier days of the Assassin’s Creed timeline. With this Triple Pack, you can get your hands on three of the most influential entries to the franchise pre-Origins. That’s Black Flag, Unity and Syndicate, all wrapped up into one incredibly cheap stash for just $22.49. I mean, that’s quite the bargain when you consider the number of playable hours that are shoved into each chapter.
From the golden age of piracy to the industrial revolution — take back the world from the Templar Order and gain the upper hand. Uncover the secrets behind the mysterious Piece of Eden and halt your sworn enemies from pulling the strings on humanity. Navigate oceans, mountains and cityscapes in search of peace and redemption for the brotherhood. Dominate the board with every strategic move, and, above all — never lose sight of what’s rightfully yours.
1. Far Cry 5: Gold Edition & New Dawn: Deluxe Edition Bundle
If you’re happy to let Far Cry 3 and 4 take a backseat in light of the newer entries taking the front, then by all means — pick up this side bargain. Both Far Cry 5: Gold Edition, and Far Cry New Dawn: Deluxe Edition can now be picked up for a fraction of the whopping $129.99 price tag. With 75% off for the next 6 days, you can grab the two Ubisoft games for just $32.49. And yes, we’re more than aware that $129.99 is an insane amount of pennies to invest in two Ubisoft games. Though, we can’t really fault a 75% reduction.
Far Cry 5 puts you in Hope County, where cultists have taken the map by storm through twisted rituals and absurd methods of exploitation. As one of the few remaining mavericks in the district, it is up to you to take back the county with the force of the allied militia. By putting yourself on the frontline, the weight of the world is put on your shoulders as you pave your way to whatever conclusion you create.