A new Xbox One bundle is probably about to jumpstart Microsoft’s score again in the console wars. The Xbox One Value Bundle will get you three games and an extra controller if you order by March 1.
PlayStation 4 sales haven’t stopped challenging the Xbox since the consoles’ launch, leading to a regular win for Sony in the PS4 vs Xbox One wars, but this bundle deal could give Microsoft a sudden edge again.
Amazon shoppers can order the Xbox One Value Bundle for $350 and receive copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed: Unity, as well as a second controller. This is a rather nice deal, since at least two of the games were well received by critics.
Wolfenstein: The New Order gained generally positive reviews on Metacritic, though its alteration for German audiences required the developers to take out all swastikas and references to Hitler, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. Everywhere else it was a true and solid sequel to what is considered the true father of all shooters, and is a nice addition to this Xbox One bundle.
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was one of the most ironically well received games in the series’ history. After fans asked for a game about ninjas, Ubisoft gave us an enjoyable game about pirates instead. It fixed everything that was wrong with the naval combat system in AC3 and made collectibles rewarding for even the most casual gamer.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity was one of the biggest letdowns in Ubisoft’s history, having been hyped up and promising breakthroughs in gameplay. Instead we got a glitch-ridden game that’s still being patched months after its release.
Black Flag has a history of being discounted since it was launched, and Unity was an embarrassment, so it’s no surprise that those two games are being given away free with the latest Xbox One bundle. Sadly, Wolfenstein‘s lukewarm reception also gave it disappointing sales. The extra Xbox One controller makes up for the games’ possible shortcomings.
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