Last week, Microsoft announced that its "Ultimate Game Sale" on Xbox Live would be starting this week, complete with an impressive list of games console fans can expect to be on sale. Today, the sale has begun, and Microsoft has kicked off the deals with a few of the best-received sequels of the past year.
Assassin's Creed 3, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, and Max Payne 3 are all on sale today, Tuesday, July 2. Assassin's Creed 3 is 63% off, going for $15, while Far Cry 3 is 67% at $20. Both Max Payne 3 and Borderlands 2 are both 75% off, selling for $10. These deals will last only until midnight tonight, when another set of games will go on sale. The "Ultimate Game Sale" lasts until July 5. Xbox Live Gold members can also pick up a free copy of Defense Grid: The Awakening as part of the new "Games with Gold" program.
In addition to the daily game sales, Microsoft has put 11 older games on sale as well. The games, including WWE 13, Dragon Age Origins, Bulletstorm, and the original Crysis, will be on sale from now until July 8. The full list of the games can be seen over at the blog of Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, the director of programming for Xbox Live.