Devil May Cry 4

Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb is hyping this week's Xbox 360 Ultimate Games sale as being home to some of the greatest games on the console. It's been eight years since the console was released, and now that its lifespan is possibly coming to a close real soon, there has to be something to finish it out on a high note, right?

Take a look at the list below and see if there is anything you want to kill the summer doldrums or wrap up your Xbox 360's shelf life with.

July Ultimate Games Sale*
Street Fighter X Tekken Games on Demand 75%
Skyrim Games on Demand 67%
Dishonored Games on Demand 67%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 33%
Portal 2 Games on Demand 67%
Child of Eden Games on Demand 67%
Silent Hill: HD Games on Demand 67%
Pac Man Museum Arcade 50%
BloodRayne Betrayal Arcade 50%
Trials Evolution Arcade 66%
Ducktales Arcade 66%
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Games on Demand 50%
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Games on Demand 67%
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Games on Demand 50%
Trials Fusion Arcade 33%
Darksiders II Games on Demand 75%
FIFA World Cup Games on Demand 60%
Fallout 3 Games on Demand 67%
Skate 2 Games on Demand 75%
Devil May Cry 4 Games on Demand 75%
Fight Night Champion Games on Demand 75%
Deus Ex Human Revolution Games on Demand 67%
MX vs ATV Reflex Games on Demand 75%
Walking Dead 400 Days Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 4: Around Every Corner Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 3: Long Road Ahead Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 2: Starved For Help Arcade 50%
Lara Croft: Guardian of Light Arcade 75%
Stuntman: Ignition Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War 3 Games on Demand 75%
Fallout New Vegas Games on Demand 67%

I'm not sure about these being the best games the console has to offer, but Microsoft could certainly do a lot worse during these boring summer months. Naturally, you can't go wrong with Skyrim. If you haven't played it yet, put your summer vacation plans on hold until you clock in at least 40 hours. Then you are free to go outside.

Or, you can continue your RPG shut-in period and pump an equal number of hours into The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, and nobody would think any less of you.

From there, the Fallout games, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, The Walking DeadMetal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Portal 2, and DuckTales Remastered are your best bets if you need some time killers during the impending heat waves and hurricane season. Lots of great choices, so be sure to get gaming!

I've also been meaning to give Devil May Cry 4 a second chance as I've learned to not take anything from Capcom's pre-2010 Japanese library for granted. I just can't tell who is more Anakin Skywalker-ish though, the whiny Dante clone Nero or the DmC reboot Dante.

If the Xbox 360 isn't your cup of tea anymore, then Microsoft still has Titanfall on sale this week for thirty three percent off the normal price. Any takers?

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