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Xbox Live holiday sale detailed. Cheap, great games await

"Xbox Live has put together a special sale just for you! Are you sure you don't need to go to the bathroom first?" That's probably what DJ Professor K from Jet Set Radio (pictured) would say to start this story. And he'd be right. This December's Xbox Live sale is rather special, seeing some particularly large discounts on even more particularly excellent games.

For starters, Jet Set Radio and Joe Danger 2: The Movie are each 400 MS Points. Everyone's surely got a version of Plants vs Zombies by now, but that's in the sale too at 600 MS Points, as is Super Meat Boy. And the 28th of December looks particularly interesting, as the entirety of the Walking Dead (our Game of the Year 2012) will be on sale. Sadly, prices haven't been fully disclosed at the time of writing, but more games will recieve discounts throughout the holiday season concluding with Oblivion and Skyrim offers on New Year's Eve. Here's the known list so far:

  • Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition – 800 Points
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie – 400 Points
  • Zuma’s Revenge! – 800 Points
  • The Simpsons™ Arcade Game – 600 Points
  • Wreckateer – 160 Points
  • Plants vs. Zombies – 600 Points
  • Peggle – 800 Points
  • Peggle™ Nights Content Pack – 200 Points
  • Fire Pro Wrestling – 400 Points
  • SONIC 4 Episode II – 600 Points
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – 160 Points
  • RAW – 400 Points
  • A World of Keflings – 400 Points
  • A World of Keflings – Sugar, Spice and Not So Nice – 160 Points
  • A World of Keflings – It Came From Outer Space – 320 Points
  • Kinect Party – FREE
  • Jet Set Radio – 400 Points
  • Super Meat Boy – 600 Points

New games will be added to the sale as follows.

20th: Platformer Games

  • Fez
  • HELL YEAH! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Rayman Origins
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Trine 2

21st: Rockstar Games

  • L.A. Noire
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Max Payne 3
  • Midnight Club: LA


  • TBA

23rd: Summer of Arcade 2012 Games

  • Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • Deadlight
  • Hybrid

24th: Trials HD and Trials Evolution

  • Trials HD
  • Trials HD – Big Thrills
  • Trials HD – Big Pack
  • Trials Evolution
  • Trials Evolution: Origin of Pain

25th: Kinect Family

  • Hydro Thunder
  • Rock of Ages
  • Mini Ninjas Adventures
  • Leedmees
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect – 8-bit Cartridge
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect – Art Box
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect – Space Capsule
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect – Storm Season


  • TBA

27th: Borderlands

  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands 2
  • Borderlands 2 Season Pass

28th: The Walking Dead

  • The Walking Dead Episode 1
  • The Walking Dead Episode 2
  • The Walking Dead Episode 3
  • The Walking Dead Episode 4
  • The Walking Dead Episode 5

29th: Family Games

  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Crash Of The Titans
  • Toy Story 3
  • Crazy Taxi
  • The Splatters

30th: Fighting Games

  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
  • Street Fighter III: Online Edition
  • Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall Of Hendon Myre

31st: Skyrim and Oblivion

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Hearthfire
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Shivering Isles
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Knights of the Nine

Source: Gamedot

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.