How about starting things off with some great deals? The Space Shooter Bundle gives you a whopping four XBLA titles: Sine Mora, Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and Fusion: Genesis for 1600 Microsoft Points. ($20) These are usually around 800 MP each, so this is worth picking up if you love firing up your warp drive.
The Be a Hero Bundle comes with South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play, Torchlight and Fire Pro Wrestling for 1200 MP. Remember with both these bundles, if you already own any of the games they are exactly the same here. It’s possible to download them twice, but you’re not getting an additional copy. There is no discount on the bundle if you already own one of the games either.
Aliens: Colonial Marines gets its final DLC with Stasis Interrupted. It’s free for Season Pass holders and 800 MP otherwise. It follows the story of three different characters, and explains what happened to Corporal Dwayne Hicks. He died in the movie, but somehow made it back to appear in the game. His inclusion was controversial and not really explained in the main campaign. I’m interested to see how they work their way out of this.
Zeno Clash 2 is the sequel to 2009’s brawler. If you love some crazy melee combat and unique visuals, this first-person fighter is a game you may want to try. Ghat, our hero, comes armed with grabs, throws, juggling and kicking to include in combos. Whoever said you cannot solve all your problems with your fists never met Ghat. Zeno Clash 2 is 1200 MP.
Mars: War Logs is a cyberpunk RPG from Spider Studios, and you’re the only one who can stop chaos in the colonies. Water is a rare commodity, and different factions are fighting for it. Your character is Roy, a man of with some special skills that just might save the red planet. You’ll choose how he develops, and how he interacts with the people around him. There’s a crafting system that allows you to modify your weapons, armor and equipment. It’s 1200 MP to free Mars.
Don’t forget, Assassin’s Creed II is free for Gold members through July 31. If you haven’t picked that up, get on that now. It’s free, I tell you!
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