Xbox Summer Sale 2020 Xbox One Recommendations

August 13, 2020 at 6:55pm
By Jason Stettner

The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is now live, or well the Xbox Summer Sale 2020 is kicked off and we thought it was best to compile some top recommendations. With there being a plethora of somewhat festive games, here are the best deals and in general the best games you should be checking out on Xbox One.

We've also taken the time to label games if they're Xbox One X enhanced for Xbox One platforms. This is a great sale and we hope that the recommendations for this Countdown sale selection are quality. If you're purchasing any of the games please do so through our link as its affiliate based.

Clicking the game title will take you do the page in your region so no extra tweaking is needed. All prices are in USD pricing, prices will change with your region just by clicking the link. If we missed any great Xbox Summer 2020 games let us know!
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Xbox One
A Way Out "Enhanced" ($7.49)
-The ultimate cooperative venture as you try many ways to escape from jail, together.

Abzu ($5.99)
-This is a lovely water based adventure that's filled colorful fish and fairly simplistic things to do.

Agents of Mayhem "Enhanced" ($5.99)
-It's all about blasting enemies within this futuristic open world game that's similar to Saints Row.

Anthem "Enhanced" ($8.99)
-Multiplayer focused RPG type game with mech suits you wear, it's got some interesting gameplay.

Ark: Survival Evolved "Enhanced" ($9.99)
-An expansive dino and larger monster survival game where other players could be a problem too.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ultimate"Enhanced" ($29.99)
-This is one massive Assassin's Creed title with one large scale story, and countless hours of DLC content.

Assassin's Creed: Origins Gold "Enhanced" ($19.99)
-Head to Egypt with a refined set of systems that set the stage for Odyssey, a gorgeous and lively desert world to explore.

Battlefield V Year 2 "Enhanced" ($19.99)
-The latest entry in this well known franchise, it has been given some updates.

Bleeding Edge "Enhanced" ($14.99)
-This is a multiplayer focused brawling title with hero elements involved within the combat.

Borderlands 3 "Enhanced" ($30)
-The latest entry in the series brings the story forward against new enemies in a full solar system.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare "Enhanced" ($38.99)
-The latest evolution in the franchise absolutely delivers from an intense campaign, to gripping multiplayer and of course Warzone too.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered "Enhanced" ($14.99)
-The epic campaign returns with various upgrades to the experience.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Edition ($19.79)
-This takes Black Ops 3 and adds a ton of zombie focused extra content to the game including iconic maps.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 "Enhanced" ($19.79)
-A recent Call of Duty, with a focus on multiplayer and the hyped up Blackout battle royale mode.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Gold ($19.79)
-While it's an older Call of Duty it has a gripping campaign, intense multiplayer and an aliens based zombies mode. All DLC included.

Call of Duty: WW2 Gold "Enhanced" ($19.79)
-The entirety of this World War 2 release that takes the series back with all of the extra content.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare + Modern Warfare Remastered ($29.99)
-You get the super far in the future entry, and the current revamped title that kicked the franchise off to the degree it is today.

Cities: Skylines Mayor's Edition "Enhanced" ($24.99)
-This version is absolutely packed with extra content to further your city building experience.

Crackdown 3 "Enhanced" ($14.99)
-It's all about getting skills for the kills you earn in this coop focused game of boom.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy "Enhanced" ($20)
-The Crash titles enhanced and looking stunning despite their age, if you're a fan this is a great deal.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled "Enhanced" ($23.99)
-The Crash racing title enhanced with brand new content and all the karting action you could ever desire.

Triple Bundle: Crash, Spyro "Enhanced" ($59.99)
-This has Crash Team Racing, Crash N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro in one package. Three glorious games brought back for this era.

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Dark Souls Remastered "Enhanced" ($19.99)
-The hardcore title returns with remastered elements and it's ready for you to die again.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First ($9.99)
-The second entry in the series where you will learn to love the term "You Have Died".

Dark Souls III ($14.99)
-Wow, back again for another round? The third hardcore follow-up brings more death.

Darksiders Genesis "Enhanced" ($27.99)
-Two player focused coop title that's a twin stick shooter set within the Darksiders franchise.

DayZ "Enhanced" ($24.99)
-This open world zombie survival game tasks you with trying to deal with both players, and AI monsters.

Dead by Daylight ($11.99)
-The ultimate collection of horror as players work against another player that takes on the role of a killer.

Dead Rising 3 ($8.99)
-This third entry features piles of zombies, and a large branching story to explore.

Dead Rising 4 Deluxe "Enhanced" ($8.99)
-Frank West returns to where it all began during one festive mall venture, oh and there are zombies too.

Destiny 2: Upgrade Edition ($33.49)
-This includes the Shadowkeep and Forsaken content so you're up to date on content.

DOOM + Wolfenstein II Bundle "Enhanced" ($26.99)
-Two games in one cheap bundle pacakge. The thrills of the newer DOOM and this Wolfenstein sequel.

DOOM Eternal Deluxe "Enhanced" ($53.99)
-Time to mash some more Demons in this latest release in the series.

DOOM Slayers Collection "Enhanced/Partly" ($13.49)
-DOOM, DOOM 1993, DOOM II, DOOM 3 in one ultimate package.

Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary ($1.99)
-This older Duke Nukem game arrives with some upgrades to the package.

The Elder Scrolls Skyrim Special Edition ($13.19)
-Skyrim never will leave you alone, this is a special updated version of it.

Fallout 4 GOTY "Enhanced" ($17.99)
-The full experience, all of the DLC and all the mods, it's a great time. Just remember to find your son, if you have time

Fallout 76 Wastelanders Deluxe "Enhanced" ($35.99)
-They've actually fixed a ton with this game and added actual story to this Fallout multiplayer title

Far Cry 5 Gold + Far Cry New Dawn Deluxe "Enhanced" ($38.99)
-These two actually are one cohesive story and you get countless hours out of this bundle.

Forza Horizon 4 "Enhanced" ($29.99)
-Simply the best racing game ever.

Gears 5 "Enhanced" ($19.99)
-A larger campaign than ever before, more intense multiplayer and updates to support the series.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition ($11.99)
-Join Delta to fight back against the Locust horde in this first entry that has been greatly improved upon.

Gears of War 4 "Enhanced" ($9.99)
-Time has passed, and now the Swarm have taken over for the Locust horde. Battle it out with a fresh squad.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection "Enhanced" ($31.99)
-The collection of legendary Halo titles, all upgraded and enhanced in one mega package.

Halo 5: Guardians "Enhanced" ($11.99)
-Two squads face off as The Master Chief decides to take action in a situation by himself.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice "Enhanced" ($10.49)
-Basically ASMR the game, this is one truly remarkable and visually incredible experience.

Journey to the Savage Planet "Enhanced" ($14.99)
-What a blast this game is, lots of exploration and discovery as you try to survive a hostile planet.

Jurassic World Evolution: Jurassic Park Edition "Enhanced" ($22.74)
-Run your very own park within the landscape context of Jurassic World, this one goes further by including classic elements.

Just Cause 4 Reloaded "Enhanced" ($13.99)
-It's honestly a lot of fun if you just like blowing things up, or attaching them to grappling hooks to blow them up (shrug emoticon).

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Life is Strange ($3.99)
-The entire first game season, follow Max and Chloe as they attempt to deal with a particular power. Beautiful game.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe "Enhanced" ($4.99)
-This is a powerful prequel, that comes with an important extra story bit that makes this deluxe version essential. All episodes, full season.

Life is Strange 2 "Enhanced" ($15.99)
-The entire season where two brothers deal with a power and try to escape the United States.

Need for Speed Heat Deluxe "Enhanced" (27.99)
-The latest take on the series brings both day and night racing as you battle for cash or glory.

OnRush "Enhanced" ($4.99)
-This was a seriously thrilling racing game featuring intense destruction and blistering speeds.

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition "Enhanced" ($4.99)
-Follow Ori on this dangerous mission, one hardcore yet epic platforming game.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps "Enhanced" ($23.99)
-One hardcore, yet absolutely beautiful platformer that continues to deliver.

Overwatch Legendary Edition "Enhanced" ($19.79)
-Well, if you're somehow missing this well loved shooter, good deal.

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville"Enhanced" ($12.49)
-A great shooter for kids featuring tons of plants vs zombies action across neat modes.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds "Enhanced" ($4.99)
-The original intense premium battle royale PUBG brings some intense action.

Quantum Break "Enhanced" ($9.99)
-For $10 this game is really awesome, I think it's amazing.

Rare Replay ($14.99)
-The classic Rare games bundled together in one rather insane mega pack to enjoy.

ReCore "Enhanced" ($4.99)
-Ok, if you don't buy it we won't get a sequel, so get on that already.

Red Dead Redemption 2 "Enhanced" ($29.99)
-You're like a cowboy, Rockstar didn't make enough on this I guess?

Resident Evil 3 Remake "Enhanced" ($35.99)
-The third entry is back, bringing one intense main foe to tackle and intense visual upgrades.

Resident Evil 2 Remake "Enhanced" ($24.99)
-Welcome to the thrills of battling through this zombie infested place again.

Resident Evil 4 ($7.99)
-The classic fourth entry is available again, with some visual boosts to the experience.

Rise of the Tomb Raider "Enhanced" ($7.49)
-Lara Croft's second rebooted adventure finds here digging deep into a battle against Trinity.

Ryse: Legendary ($7.49)
-I'm starting to think we're not going to see a sequel for this, just once I'd like to see the DLC on sale. It's a cool Roman game, I like history so I liked it.

Saints Row The Third Remastered "Enhanced" ($27.99)
-Pal up with the Saints once more for this remastered effort that's stuffed with content to enjoy.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive "Enhanced" ($19.79)
-Lara Croft works out and decides to go into the jungle to fight Trinity, the conclusion of her origin trilogy.

Sunset Overdrive Deluxe ($7.49)
-We're likely to never get a sequel, but this one is certainly a gem!

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy "Enhanced" ($19.99)
-Spyro came back, looking better than ever and the games are awesome.

Star Wars: Battlefront II "Enhanced" ($23.99)
-Look, they've fixed things and have given you many Clone Wars planets, grab this before the third one.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order "Enhanced" ($29.99)
-This brand new narrative driven story follows a Jedi after the fall of society.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition "Enhanced" ($22.49)
-A pile of DLC content and the full State of Decay 2 release. Zombie management survival game with coop.

Stranded Deep ($15.99)
-You've crashed on an island, try to survive and escape this situation.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition "Enhanced" ($14.99)
-This is a classic sort of JRPG experience bringing a wide range of unique characters and action.

Terraria ($9.99)
-2D survival and adventure game with various dungeons to crawl through as you battle bosses.

The Outer Worlds "Enhanced" ($29.99)
-This is basically Fallout, but in space and a ton of fun for an epic RPG.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY "Enhanced" ($14.99)
-The best game of the generation, still. With all of the great content

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition ($4.99)
-Lara Croft's rebooted adventure got a massive boost in quality with this next generation release.

Yakuza 0 "Enhanced" ($12.99)
-The prequel entry in the Yakuza series is just an absolutely blast to play.

Yooka-Laylee ($9.99)
-One charming and lovely 3D platforming game that is just colorful and vibrant.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Super Deluxe Edition "Enhanced" ($43.99)
-You get a ton of DLC content with this including new campaigns, definitely worth it in this game.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate "Enhanced" ($7.99)

Xbox Backwards Compatible Titles
The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings "Enhanced" ($2.99)
-While this might be a tad more brutal, it certainly brings an intense narrative.

Metal Gear Solid HD 2 & 3 ($9.99)
-These games come together as an HD package, cool.

Silent Hill HD Collection ($7.49)
-This contains Silent Hill 2 and 3 with various enhancements as a single bundle.

Skate 3 "Enhanced" ($4.99)
-Well loved skateboarding game.

Fallout 3 "Enhanced" ($)
-One legendary adventure of choice and exploration in this thrilling RPG.

Fallout: New Vegas ($4.49)
-The thrills of the apocalypse, but in a Vegas setting and still all the RPG you could want.

Call of Duty 2 ($14.99)
-Dive into the battles of war in this epic campaign experience.

Call of Duty 3 ($14.99)
-Battle further within multiple factions across hidden fronts in World War II.

Call of Duty: World at War ($9.99)
-Face off in yet another new front in this insanely dark campaign, then enjoy multiplayer and zombies too.

Call of Duty: Black Ops ($14.99)
-An intense campaign in dark ops, awesome zombies and multiplayer.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ($16.49)
-Head into the future, while also seeing into the past. Zombies returns, and multiplayer too.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 ($14.99)
-Everyone loves this one.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 ($19.49)
-This release concludes the epic trilogy with campaign, multiplayer and extra ops.

Here are the best Xbox games on sale that you can pick-up. This is a wide range of the seriously best offerings that we suggest. A handpicked listing that goes deep and took quite awhile to compile. There are a wide range of options from family friendly to epic gritty RPG titles. It’s got a bit of everything, with many of these also having reviews on the site.

It’s exciting to see these sale options become available throughout the year at various time points in order to save you money. I hope you found this to be a helpful selection of what’s out there as the library sales continue to balloon in terms of options. This is the Xbox Summer Sale 2020 Xbox One recommendations list to love. You can read a review below as well, or check out the platform hub for further coverage.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner