Halo games tumble in opening day of Xbox Live's Ultimate sale [update: and more]

Microsoft's week-long Ultimate Game Sale for Games on Demand content makes its opening pitch today, and first up to the plate is Master Chief of the Halo Space Marines. We'll let you be the judge of whether or not the green giant knocks it out of the park with today's offers.

Three games slide down from $29.99 to $9.99 in the form of Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and real-time strategy black sheep Halo Wars. It's not quite as big a discount for the Chief's most recent adventure; Halo 4 shifts its price to $39.99 for a 33 percent discount.

Update: A number of other games are also on sale, including Grid, Call of Juarez, BioShock, and Tomb Raider: Legend. It's not wholly clear, but the wording suggests these particular games are staying discounted through to the end of the Ultimate Game Sale on March 5.
  • Dirt 2 - $4.99
  • Grid - $4.99
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - $2.99
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids - $2.99
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X - $4.99
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - $4.99
  • Kane and Lynch: Dead Men - $4.99
  • Call of Juarez - $4.99
  • Tomb Raider: Legend - $4.99
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - $4.99
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - $4.99
  • Virtua Fighter 5 - $4.99
  • BioShock - $4.99
  • El Shaddai - $2.99
  • The Darkness - $4.99

This article was originally published on Joystiq.