Games from the ether: Xbox & PlayStation downloadable collection

Even though I’ve been connected to Xbox Live and the PSN network for a while now, there is one aspect of those services which I’ve never got around to taking advantage of: Downloadable games.

Both the Xbox 360 and the PSN have marketplaces that offer a number of games which are only available through them. Downloadable games tend to be smaller in terms of spectacle and “ooh-aaah” visuals, but many of them pack it in where it’s most needed: gameplay. The best part is that many of these games are way cheaper than full retail games, sometimes as much as US$70 cheaper, so it really is something to consider when looking for your next gaming fix.

It’s not that I’ve been unaware of these games, but the internet situation in countries not blessed with dirt-cheap bandwidth meant that many of them weren’t necessarily the bargain they seemed to be when you factored in bandwidth costs. With uncapped internet readily available now, getting some of these gems shouldn’t be a problem anymore. With such a massive library available, I thought it would be helpful to list a few highly regarded games as a starting point for those thinking of taking the plunge into downloadable games.




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