Microsoft’s ‘Countdown’ sale offers big Xbox games discounts; here’s the list

Save big on great Xbox One and Xbox 360 games.

White Xbox One system with white controller

The biggest sale of Xbox games starts today with the Microsoft’s “Countdown” digital game sale. Beginning today, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Xbox Live members can take advantage of big discounts on digital downloadable games.

The Countdown sale will be available in two waves. The first wave brings all the digital downloadable games that you see below and they will be available until December 28th. On December 29th and until January 7th, the second wave will be available with new Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. In addition, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, Microsoft will also let you save up to an additional 10 percent on top of the discount.

The company will be also offering special Daily Deals each day during the Countdown sale.

Below you can find the list of the first wave of the Countdown offers for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Xbox One deals 

Content TitleContent TypeDiscountNotes
Adventures of PipXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary EditionXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Batman: Arkham KnightXbox One Game35% / 25%Countdown
Batman: Arkham Knight Premium EditionXbox One Game40% / 30%Countdown
Batman: Arkham Knight Season PassAdd-On35% / 25%Countdown
Battlefield BundleXbox One Game40% / 30%Countdown
Bedlam – The Game By Christopher Brookmyre*Xbox One Game50%DWG
Borderlands: The Handsome CollectionXbox One Game60% / 50%Countdown
Brothers: A Tale of Two SonsXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Xbox One Game17% / 10%Countdown
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Digital Deluxe EditionXbox One Game20% / 10%Countdown
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition*Xbox One Game25%DWG
Destiny: The Taken KingAdd-On25% / 15%Countdown
Destiny: The Taken King – Digital Collector’s EditionXbox One Game35% / 25%Countdown
Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary EditionXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Don’t Starve: Giant EditionXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Dragon Age: InquisitionXbox One Game40% / 30%Countdown
Dragon Age: Inquisition TrespasserAdd-On33% / 25%Countdown
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year EditionXbox One Game60% / 50%Countdown
Dragon Ball XenoverseXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOURXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD*Xbox One Game50%DWG
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Digital EditionXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Forza Horizon 2: Playground Select Car PackAdd-On75% / 67%Countdown
Forza Horizon 2: Storm IslandXbox One Game75% / 67%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 5 Alpinestars Car PackAdd-On75% / 67%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 5 Bondurant Car PackAdd-On75% / 67%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 5 Hot Wheels Car PackAdd-On75% / 67%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 5 Top Gear Car PackAdd-On75% / 67%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year EditionXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 2 BundleXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 6 Deluxe EditionXbox One Game20% / 10%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 6 Standard EditionXbox One Game15% / 5%Countdown
Forza Motorsport 6 Ultimate EditionXbox One Game25% / 15%Countdown
Frozen Free Fall: Multiplayer Character Pack Xbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Grand Theft Auto VXbox One Game40% / 30%Countdown
Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash CardXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Cash Card BundleXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Cash Card BundleXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Halo 5: GuardiansXbox One Game20% / 10%Countdown
Halo 5: Guardians – Digital Deluxe EditionXbox One Game25% / 15%Countdown
Just Cause 3 XL Edition*Xbox One Game20%DWG
Just Cause 3*Xbox One Game20%DWG
Killer Instinct – Glacius*Add-On80%DWG
King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight to RememberXbox One Game85% / 75%Countdown
King’s Quest: The Complete CollectionXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond GothamXbox One Game67% / 60%Countdown
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Deluxe EditionXbox One Game67% / 60%Countdown
LEGO Marvel Super HeroesXbox One Game75% / 67%Countdown
Mad MaxXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Madden NFL 16 Xbox One Game60% / 50%Countdown
Madden NFL 16 Deluxe: Season EditionXbox One Game60% / 50%Countdown
Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe: Season Edition*Xbox One Game60%DWG
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)Xbox One Game25% / 15%Countdown
NBA 2K16Xbox One Game25% / 15%Countdown
NBA 2K16 200,000 VCAdd-On15% / 5%Countdown
NBA 2K16 35,000 VCAdd-On15% / 5%Countdown
NBA 2K16 75,000 VCAdd-On15% / 5%Countdown
NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special EditionXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Need For Speed Deluxe Edition*Xbox One Game60%DWG
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)*Xbox One Game60%DWG
Never Alone Arctic Collection*Xbox One Game60%DWG
Never Alone: Foxtales*Add-On33%DWG
Neverwinter Zen 1000 ZenAdd-On15% / 0%Countdown
Neverwinter Zen 11000 ZenAdd-On15% / 0%Countdown
Neverwinter Zen 2000 ZenAdd-On15% / 0%Countdown
Neverwinter Zen 23000 ZenAdd-On15% / 0%Countdown
Neverwinter Zen 500 ZenAdd-On15% / 0%Countdown
Neverwinter Zen 5300 ZenAdd-On15% / 0%Countdown
OlliOlliXbox One Game67% / 60%Countdown
Ori and the Blind ForestXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Peggle 2 Magical Masters EditionXbox One Game60% / 50%Countdown
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016: Digital Exclusive BundleXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Rare ReplayXbox One Game17% / 10%Countdown
Rise of the Tomb RaiderXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Rise of the Tomb Raider Deluxe EditionXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Sierra Games CollectionXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition State of Decay: YearXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Super Mega Baseball: Extra InningsXbox One Game33% / 25%Countdown
Super Time Force*Xbox One Game67%DWG
The Escapist Holiday BundleXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
The LEGO Movie VideogameXbox One Game75% / 67%Countdown
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Titanfall Deluxe EditionXbox One Game75% / 67%Countdown
Toy Soldiers War Chest: Hall of Fame EditionXbox One Game40% / 30%Countdown
Toy Soldiers: War ChestXbox One Game40% / 30%Countdown
Transformers: DevastationXbox One Game50% / 40%Countdown
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the DuelistXbox One Game25% / 15%Countdown
Zoo Tycoon & ScreamRide Fun PackXbox One Game40% / 30%Countdown

Xbox 360 deals

Content TitleContent TypeDiscountNotes
Transformers: DevastationGames On Demand50% / 40%Countdown
Tomb Raider UnderworldGames On Demand80% / 70%Countdown
Tomb Raider LegendGames On Demand80% / 70%Countdown
ThiefGames On Demand70% / 60%Countdown
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2Games On Demand50% / 40%Countdown
Super Time Force*Games On Demand67%DWG
State of DecayGames On Demand60% / 50%Countdown
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed IIGames On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Star Wars: The Force UnleashedGames On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Soulcalibur II HDGames On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Saints Row IVGames On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Rise of the Tomb RaiderGames On Demand33% / 23%Countdown
Red Dead Redemption*Games On Demand75%DWG
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare*Add-On75%DWG
Red Dead Redemption Undead Collection*Add-On75%DWG
Portal: Still Alive (Back Compat)Games On Demand67% / 57%Countdown
Need for Speed RivalsGames On Demand60% / 50%Countdown
NBA 2K16Games On Demand25% / 15%Countdown
Madden NFL 16Games On Demand60% / 50%Countdown
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Back Compat)Games On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone WarsGames On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7Games On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4Games On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Lara Croft Tomb Raider AnniversaryGames On Demand80% / 70%Countdown
L.A. Noire*Games On Demand75%DWG
L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass*Add-On75%DWG
King’s Quest: The Complete CollectionGames On Demand33% / 23%Countdown
JoyRide Turbo*Games On Demand50%DWG
Guncraft: Blocked and Loaded*Games On Demand50%DWG
GTA IV*Games On Demand75%DWG
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas*Games On Demand75%DWG
Grand Theft Auto VGames On Demand58% / 48%Countdown
Frozen Free Fall: Multiplayer Character PackAdd-On33% / 23%Countdown
Forza Horizon VIP Membership and Cars PackAdd-On50% / 40%Countdown
Forza Horizon Rally Expansion PackAdd-On50% / 40%Countdown
Forza HorizonGames On Demand50% / 40%Countdown
Fable III (Back Compat)Games On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Fable II (Back Compat)Games On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Dragon Ball XenoverseGames On Demand50% / 40%Countdown
Dragon Age: OriginsGames On Demand65% / 55%Countdown
Dishonored: Void Walker’s ArsenalAdd-On50% / 40%Countdown
Dishonored: The Brigmore WitchesAdd-On50% / 40%Countdown
Dishonored: Knife of DunwallAdd-On50% / 40%Countdown
Dishonored: Dunwall City TrialsAdd-On50% / 40%Countdown
DishonoredGames On Demand50% / 40%Countdown
Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary EditionGames On Demand33% / 23%Countdown
Destiny: The Taken King – Digital Collector’s EditionGames On Demand35% / 25%Countdown
Destiny: The Taken KingAdd-On25% / 15%Countdown
Chivalry Games On Demand67% / 57%Countdown
Call of Duty: Black Ops III – BundleGames On Demand40% / 30%Countdown
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIGames On Demand67% / 57%Countdown
Call of Duty: Black OpsGames On Demand75% / 65%Countdown
Bloodrayne BetrayalArcade67% / 57%Countdown
Blood of the WerewolfArcade67% / 57%Countdown
A World of Keflings*Games On Demand50%DWG
Note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

For the Daily Deals make sure to check Major Nelson’s website.

Source Major Nelson

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