10 Games You Can Get for Cheap (if You Upgraded to Windows 10)
Article by George Norman
On 06 Jul 2016
Now that the Steam Summer Sale is over, Microsoft has come out with its own summer sale: the Ultimate Game Sale, which offers discounts of up to 60% for over 250 games and special pricing on new Xbox One consoles.

Running until July 11, Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale targets Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamers, as well as PC gamers – but only those who have upgraded to Windows 10.


If you resisted the urge to upgrade to Windows 10, perhaps this is the push you needed. If you’re among the 350 million who have already upgraded, here are 10 games you can get for cheap as part of Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale.

1. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Game type – third-person open-world action-adventure game.
  • Price – $39.99 instead of $59.99. Get the game and save $21.
  • Gameplay – Lara journeys into the heart of Siberia in search of the lost city of Kitezh and the secret to immortality. She has to fight a ruthless organization known as Trinity, organization that is responsible for the death of Lara’s father.

Learn more about Tomb Raider.

2. Quantum Break
  • Game type – action-adventure third-person shooter video game.
  • Price – $44.99 instead of $59.99. Get the game and save $15.
  • Gameplay – Jack Joyce has the power to manipulate time. Use these time-manipulating powers to make everything freeze, escape from attacks, and defeat your enemies.

Learn more about Quantum Break.

3. Oxenfree
  • Game type – supernatural adventure video game.
  • Price – $9.99 instead of $19.99. Get the game and save $10.
  • Gameplay – a group of teens decide to have an overnight party on the abandoned Edwards Island. But they accidentally open a supernatural rift and unleash ominous creatures into the world.

Learn more about Oxenfree.

4. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Game type – military science fiction third-person shooter video game.
  • Price – $19.99 instead of $29.99. Get the game and save $10.00.
  • Gameplay – you’re part of the Delta Squad and you must fight against the Locust Horde and save the remaining human inhabitants of Sera.

Learn more about Gears of War.

5. Gunscape
  • Game type – first person shooter (FPS) and world-building hybrid.
  • Price – $9.99 instead of $19.99. Get the game and save $10.
  • Gameplay – a FPS that lets you players create their own worlds. Create, play and share your own FPS experiences.

Learn more about Gunscape.

6. Fire: Ungh's Quest
  • Game type – exploration-adventure game with an intuitive puzzle design.
  • Price – $4.49 instead of $9.99. Get the game and save $5.50.
  • Gameplay – Ungh, the lovably chaotic Neanderthal, is banished from his village because he dozed off during his very first night watch and someone stole the fire. You must search every corner of the Stone Age world and help Ungh find a new flame.

Learn more about Fire: Ungh's Quest.

7. Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Game type – platform-adventure video game.
  • Price – $9.99 instead of $14.99. Get the game and save $5.
  • Gameplay – Jason and his girlfriend Claire accidentally stumble upon, The Restoration a rogue paramilitary group that wants to plunge America into civil war. It’s up to Jason to foil their plans and to do so, he must explore a huge game world, discover lots of power-ups, and engage in jaw-dropping boss battles.

Learn more about Shadow Complex.

8. Sheltered
  • Game type – deep and emotional survival & post-apocalyptic disaster management game.
  • Price – $10.49 instead of $14.99. Get the game and save $4.50.
  • Gameplay – you survived the nuclear holocaust, but can you survive in this bleak new world? Do you have what it takes to keep your family alive and protect them from the ravages of the harsh post-apocalyptic world?

Learn more about Sheltered.

9. Lara Croft Go
  • Game type – turn-based puzzle video game.
  • Price – $1.99 instead of $4.99. Get the game and save $3.
  • Gameplay – explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.

Learn more about Lara Croft Go.

10. Halo: Spartan Strike
  • Game type – touch-based top-down shooter.
  • Price – $1.49 was $2.99. Get the game and save $1.50.
  • Gameplay – as a new Spartan recruit you have to battle evil forces and save Earth from being overtaken.

Learn more about Halo: Spartan Strike.

Tags: Microsoft, video game, sale, Ultimate Game Sale, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Quantum Break, Oxenfree, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Gunscape, Fire Ungh’s Quest, Shadow Complex Remastered, Sheltered, Lara Croft Go, Halo Spartan Strike
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