OnLive Weekend Sale Sees DNF, AvP Reduced to $5, More

There's nothing like a hot bargain, especially when a top-dollar rig isn't required. Enthusiasts and system builders shouldn't consider OnLive as a threat, but merely a means to reach out to gamers who don't necessarily have the funds to get the latest AMD or Nvidia card, or the latest multi-core Intel or AMD CPU. What's more, OnLive games can be played on tablets and smartphones, making the cloud-based titles a great multi-platform purchase.

Now through Monday, OnLive's President's Day sale features forty-two games with prices ranging between $29.99 and $2.25. Given these PC games are cloud-based, there's no installation required save for OnLive's client. Additionally, these prices are for the "Full Pass" versions, meaning they're yours to keep without restrictions. Here's the full list:

Batman: Arkham City -- was $49.99, now $24.99
Deus Ex: Human Revolution -- was $49.99, now $24.99
F.E.A.R. 3 -- was $49.99, now $12.50
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine -- was $19.99, now $15.00
Driver: San Francisco -- was $49.99, now $24.99
Lord of the Rings: War in the North -- was $49.99, now $24.99
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood -- was $39.99, now $29.99
Borderlands: GOTY Edition -- was $29.99, now $7.50
Mafia 2 -- was $29.99, now $7.50
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition -- was $39.99, now $19.99
Orcs Must Die! -- was $14.99, now $3.75
Just Cause 2 -- was $19.99, now $6.80

Red Faction: Armageddon -- was $29.99, now $19.99
Divinity 2 The Dragon Knight Saga -- was $39.99, now $10.00
NBA 2K11 -- was $19.99, now $5.00
A Kingdom for Keflings -- was $9.99, now $2.50
Metro 2033 -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Space Pirates and Zombies -- was $9.99, now $4.99
Red Faction Guerrilla -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Aliens Vs. Predator -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Alpha Protocol -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Dark Void -- was $9.99, now $2.50
Major League Baseball 2K11 -- was $19.99, now $5.00
MX vs ATV Reflex -- was $19.99, now $5.00

Darksiders -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light -- was $14.99, now $3.75
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Braid -- was $9.99, now $2.50
LEGO Batman -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Assassin's Creed 2 -- was $19.99, now $5.00
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin -- was $9.99, now $2.50
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Amnesia: The Dark Descent -- was $19.99, now $5.00
The Ball -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Virtual Tennis 2009 -- was $9.99, now $2.50
Duke Nukem Forever -- was $19.99, now $5.00

Shatter -- was $8.99, now $2.25
Osmos -- was $9.99, now $2.50
Trine -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Kaner & Lynch2: Dog Days -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Royal Envoy -- was $19.99, now $5.00
Fishdom 2 -- was $19.99, now $5.00

OnLive is also offering a try-before-you-buy deal, meaning you can play the games for a limited time before making a purchase. The sale ends on Monday, so now would be a good time to purchase these streaming PC games before the prices hike back up on Tuesday.

  • tipmen
    Hmmm, maybe i'll give this a try later tonight.
  • RealBeast
    A lot of good deals, but DNF @ $5 is still overpriced. D:
  • upgrade_1977
    Just tried it again. Still laggy as hell.. I'd definitely be interested if not for the lag. Although, might buy it just so I can play skyrim at work. Not really a game where lag is a huge deal. On a side note, I have a wired xbox 360 connected up to a low end pc at work, and it works great with it, no need to set it up or anything, onlive picks it up even works in onlives menu system, so thats pretty cool. :)
  • upgrade_1977
    Well, there goes that idea, no skyrim.... Well, FPS, racers are a no go... Wonder what else they have..
  • thejerm
    Why is this newsworthy? I've seen all of these games for the same price or cheaper from Steam and Origin. If you're any sort of computer enthusiast, you don't need to settle for the inferior graphics quality of OnLive. How much did they pay you, Tom's?
  • alidan
    onlive poses the biggest threat to gameing ever.

    publishers dont want you to have any stake in the game you own.
    publishers dont want to spend money on anti piracy

    onlive makes it so you dont own the game, have any freedom with the game, and is an anti piracy to boot.

    the moment that internet gets here for everyone, and onlive is so pervasive that its within 100 miles of where you live where ever you are, why would they ever sell a game outside of it again?

    most people are ok with the reduced graphics, usually i am one of those people, but when a 100$ gpu can output better graphics than that service, i have problems with it.

    i see no reason why this shouldnt be a threat to everyone who plays videogames, not just pc gamers but console gamers too... if fact they have it worse off, because they are already use to the restrictions that consoles bring, pc gamers are just getting starting to get the worst of it because of consoles.
  • rantoc
    So pay for a game you do not own, don't have any ability to get greater gfx from once the hardware is upgraded/changed and with both gfx and input lag, its not available when the internet is down....

    OR pay for a game that you own, can tweak to your hearts desire, get upgraded gfx in whenever you choose to upgrade and is always playable without gfx / input lag issues... tough choice indeed /end sarcasm.
  • upgrade_1977
    alidanonlive poses the biggest threat to gameing ever..
    Relax man, I've been playing for a few hours today at work.. Trust me, it's no threat.. The network lag is so bad, it makes most games unplayable, the in game graphics are horrid, and while I played batman arkham city for 1/2 hour free trial with no in game freezing, I played "driver" and the game kept freezing on me while I was doing an online race. Basically every game I tried with the free trial, was laggy or freezing, and bad graphics. I think onlive is over priced for what you get. It'd be great, but I think they are years away from making it a good customer experience. Don't get me wrong, i'm not anti onlive, it's a neat idea, but it's just not ready for prime time. I'd much rather spend the money on PC games or (choke) even a console than spend my money on onlive.

    There is one good thing about it though, Any game that you want to try that doesn't have a demo, you can try it and see if you like it before going to steam or the store to buy it.
  • razor512
    Their service sucks. For most games, it is easy to notice the lag

    On top of the performance issues, you end up with a game that you are spending almost the games full price in order to rent for a limited time.

    The service has already pulled many games. Basically their reasoning is they reserve the right to remove any game if popularity goes down, or if an unknown time limit passes as part of their agreement with the game publisher.

    Either way, you are paying full price for games that may only last a few months to 1-2 years before they take them down.
  • upgrade_1977
    Alright, just got done trying just cause 2 for like 5 minutes... The game is stuttering so bad,looks like it's on low settings, getting about 25-30 FPS max I bet. You can tell it's game lag not server lag..