This week’s Xbox Gem is the crazy sale happening over on Xbox Live, their Backward Compatibility Super Sale!

There are 285 Back Compat titles that make up this sale, so in this article I will highlight a few great ones that you may have missed! Oh, and to take advantage of these sale prices, you don’t have to have Xbox Live Gold!

Assassin’s Creed Rogue is on sale for $9.89. This made the list because it never got released on the current generation of consoles, so it could have easily been missed!

Braid is on sale for $2.49! This was one of my first “indie games,” and has a great story, visuals, and game mechanics!

Civilization Revolution is on sale for $7.49! This is a great console translation of the Civilization games! Be warned, time will slip away as you get sucked into this!

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is on sale for $3.74! The sequel is available on current consoles, but many would say that this entry is the best of the series. I enjoyed my time with it, and it’s a steal under $4!

Dragon Age: Origins is on sale for only $4.94! This game is AMAZING! If you’ve not played this, you really owe it to yourself to do so. This is easily the best of the Dragon Age series, and features an epic story with the classic BioWare decisions and conversations.

Earthworm Jim HD is on sale for $2.49! Come on! It’s Earthworm Jim! Groovy…

Jurassic Park: The Game is on sale for $4.99. This is an early TellTale game, and could be viewed as a history lesson from the developer. The game’s not the best of the studio, but of you enjoy their brand of games, you may like this. It was an easy one to miss when it came out.

Lost Odyssey is on sale for $6.24. The original release had FOUR DVDs! This is a big game, and one of the few JRPGs on Xbox. With a memorable story and characters, it’s worth the asking price!

Mass Effect is on sale for $4.99! A legendary game, it’s likely you didn’t miss it, but if you did…

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is on sale for $4.94 Before Skyrim came Oblivion. This is on the list because it was released in 2009, and a new generation of gamers may have missed it.

The Orange Box is on sale for $4.99. This collection has five games from Valve: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Team Fortress 2 & Portal. Nothing more needs to be said, those games speak for themselves. If you’ve not played these, GET IT!

Peggle is on sale for $2.49! Get it, you’ll either thank me or curse me later.

Portal 2 is on sale for $4.99, so after you beat the original in The Orange Box, play this one! The cake may be a lie, but this amazing game is not!

Red Dead Redemption is on sale for $11.99. While this price isn’t the lowest I’ve seen, I included it on this list in case you wanted to catch up before the sequel releases this fall! (The Undead Nightmare DLC is also on sale for $4.99!)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is on sale for $4.99. If you saw my list of top 5 Star Wars games, you know why this is here, too…


There are some of the Backwards Compatible games on sale that I’d pick. What about you? Did you pick up anything from the sale, or think anything else should be added to this list? Hit me up on Twitter @VoicedByNathan or in the comments below!