Xbox Summer Sale: GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Hitman 3, and More PC and Console Games on Discount

Xbox Summer Sale brings a whole lot of big discounts on some of the best games on offer.

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Xbox Summer Sale

The Xbox Summer Sale is now live and players can pick and choose from the vast and expansive library of Xbox games. The library is stacked with a ton of great AAA and indie titles, and if players have been looking for a reason to cop a few games without it making too much of a dent financially- this is the perfect time to dive in.

From blockbuster multiplayer titles to sleeper hit single-player games, there is something for everyone this Summer Sale across all Xbox platforms, including PC. Here, we take a look at some of the best games on offer should players be searching for a curated list of some of the best titles currently on discount.

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Top 10 Games on Discount During Xbox Summer Sale 2021

Note: The list is in no particular order.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Biomutant – Rs 3,149
  • Dying Light: The Following  Rs 1,037
  • Injustice 2 – Rs 907
  • Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – Rs 3,9999 – Rs 1,999
  • Watch Dogs Legion – Rs 3,999 – Rs 1,599

 

10) Batman: Return to Arkham – Rs 825

Nobody believed they would ever get to see a solid Batman game anytime soon, but Rocksteady wasn’t able to just put out one great Batman game, but a whole solid trilogy. The first couple of games in the series, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, were brought to the PS4 and Xbox One in a remaster and available as a bundle.

Players can dive back into past -where it all began and take on Batman’s rogues gallery in the span of one night. Both of these games are of incredible quality and are packed to the brim with masterful level design, simply gorgeous art style, and perhaps one of the best Batman arcs in the history of the character.

If its punchy combat and riveting storytelling one is looking for, then this is the perfect game to pick up during Xbox’s Summer Sale.

9) Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience – Rs 620

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience bundles The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes into one cohesive package. This way, players can witness the explosive beginning of Big Boss’ story post-Peacemaker and seek revenge against a villainous, enigmatic force.

Kojima’s swan-song and the conclusion of the Metal Gear saga, Metal Gear Solid V is as challenging as it is thoroughly impressive. Perhaps the most challenging game in the series – Metal Gear Solid goes open-world and hands to the player the biggest sandbox they can possibly imagine.

The world is practically the player’s oyster as they can play around and use the tools disposal in any way, shape or form they see fit. Complete freedom and room for experimentation is what makes this title such a success. Metal Gear Online is also a fun, little multiplayer detour players can take from time to time.

8) Grand Theft Auto V – Rs 1,049

There is no other open-world game in history that has sold quite as well as Rockstar’s magnum opus and it is easy to see why. Perhaps few other games in history have had the kind of pop culture relevance and recognition of the GTA franchise, and this particular entry is representative of what each game in the series is – loud, brash, and thoroughly unapologetic.

The game is outrageous, full of excess and practically lampoons all of society. Which is exactly why players love GTA. The game needs no introduction and it is easy to see why this would be a particular hot item during the Xbox Summer Sale 2021.

 

7) Hitman 3 – Rs 1,749

Hitman 3 is IO Interactive unleashed – as they took on the responsibilities of being publisher – after their deal with WB Games came to an end. Essentially, this meant that Hitman 3 could perhaps be the most unfiltered and definitive experience in the series – which is precisely what it is.

The formula hasn’t changed all that much from the past couple of World of Assassination games, save for a couple of new toys and changes to a couple of systems. By all means, this is perhaps the most perfect Hitman game of all-time. Each level can be replayed a dozen times and players will still find new ways to go about dispatching their targets.

A very cheeky sense of humour is simply the icing on the cake – and Hitman 3 is all the better for it. Games simply don’t get more polished and fine-tuned than this, and players owe themselves to try out Hitman 3 this Xbox Summer Sale.

 

6) Mortal Kombat 11 – Rs 1,199

Xbox Summer Sale

There’s nothing that can be said about Mortal Kombat that hasn’t already been said before – it is gruesome, it is brutal, and it is supremely fun.  Mortal Kombat 11 presents a rather different offering this time around, as opposed to other fighting games, 11 is a lot more methodical and slower-paced.

Combos are the usual brutal affair, although it will take a lot more practice to pull off the best ones. Mortal Kombat 11 is challenging in all the right ways, and as usual, the Story mode is easily one of the best aspects of the game.

Players can also take the fight online and prove their mettle against other die-hard Kombatants.

 

5) Cyberpunk 2077 – Rs 2,792

Regardless of how the game fared on launch and the uncooked state in which it was put out for last-gen consoles – there is a good game underneath the glitches and bugs. Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t the revolutionary RPG that CDPR’s previous title was, but it is, undoubtedly, one of the most fun games around.

The gunplay is tighter than one would expect – even on consoles, and the stealth mechanics are quite satisfactory. The star of the show, however, is the story. It might be a little contrived in some bits – but ultimately, the narrative and characters will be the reason why players fall in love with Night City and Cyberpunk 2077.

There’s plenty to like about the game if players really seek it out – and Night City always has something cool waiting for the player around each corner.

 

4) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Rs 2,399

Die-hard fans of the series might have felt a bit alienated when the series ditched its action-adventure roots for an open-world RPG style of game. However, this is perhaps the most amount of value players can get from any game on the list in terms of content during this Xbox Summer Sale.

Valhalla is incredibly long – sometimes to its detriment. The main story itself will take upwards of 40 hours to complete, and when one factors in the side quests – that number shoots up to about 60. The game is far from perfect, but it delivers a pretty solid open-world RPG experience.

The star of the show is the combat, which takes a lot of cues from Dark Souls and Bloodborne and splices in a healthy dose of signature Assassin’s Creed-isms.

 

3) Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rs 1,699

There is no question about it – by the end of Red Dead Redemption 2, players will have fallen head over feels for its lovable protagonist – Arthur Morgan. The game tells the story of how the Wild West came to an end – robbing Dutch and his gang their way of life. Outlaws till the end – Arthur and Dutch must wage a war of attrition against the forces coming after them and survive, at all  costs.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a work of art and a true testament to Rockstar’s ability to tell incredibly powerful stories. All of that is supported by a strong gameplay loop – which is, by far, one of the most underrated aspects of the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is both grand and personal in a way that is incredibly hard to pull off. Players can pick up this modern masterpiece for an incredibly low price this Xbox Summer Sale.

 

2) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GOTY Edition – Rs 2,600

FromSoftware, at this point, have proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is still a huge market for highly challenging games that do very minimal hand-holding. Sekiro adds a bunch of speed and verticality to the Soulsborne style of games and delivers an incredibly well-made game.

Recipient of several Game of the Year Awards, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a masterpiece from FromSoftware. The game subverts expectations several times during its course, and players will love it for precisely that.

If players somehow manage to survive 2 rounds with one of the toughest bosses in game history – they’re going to find themselves in love with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

 

1) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Rs 159

The word “Masterpiece” gets thrown around way too often these days, but there’s no reason to not use when talking about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game is a true modern classic, and single-handedly revolutionized the modern open-world RPG.

The game is packed to the brim with content – all of which is routinely impressive. From its story to its gameplay, there is no facet of The Witcher 3 that leaves any room for complaint. Geralt’s adventures come to a close in this modern masterpiece and players owe it to themselves to play one of the best games ever made.

 

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