Cheap Xbox Games on Demand - E.g. L.A Noire 600MSP/Dead Rising 2 600MSP/Dark Souls 920MSP via Hungarian XBL Marketplace
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Cheap Xbox Games on Demand - E.g. L.A Noire 600MSP/Dead Rising 2 600MSP/Dark Souls 920MSP via Hungarian XBL Marketplace

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Found 13th Mar 2013
It takes a little work but you can get some great bargains, took me about 10 minutes to do. I've written out a quick simple guide on how to do it below. Look in the description on the Marketplace for 'Angol' to confirm that the title has English support.

I downloaded and have played Dark Souls for 920 Points using a 2100 MSP card I bought in game so can confirm it works!

Bargains:
26/3 titles:
LA Noire is 600MSP
Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions is 600MSP
Hitman Absolution is 880MSP
Spider-Man 3 is 600MSP (not tested)
Dead Rising 2 is 600MSP (not tested)
LOTR: War In The North is 920MSP (not tested)
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is 920MSP (not tested)
OIder titles (Pricing may have gone up)
Far Cry Instincts Predator - 600 MSP
Child of Eden - 600MSP
Burnout Revenge - 960MSP
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record - 960 MSP
Sleeping Dogs - 400MSP
Tomb Raider Anniversary -400MSP
Fallout 3 - 640MSP
Bulletstorm - 960MSP
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - 960MSP
Dark Souls - 920MSP
Crysis - 960 MSP
Crysis 2 - 960 MSP
The Orange Box - 960MSP
Shadow of the Damned - 960MSP
Driver San Francisco - 960MSP
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record - 960MSP
Mass Effect - 960 MSP
Binary Domain - 960MSP
Assassin's Creed 2 - 960MSP

Certain titles may be region/IP locked but it will simply not let you purchase it if this is the case so no points will be wasted.

Step 1: Create a Hungarian Microsoft account
Sign up for a Hungarian Hotmail account (@hotmail.hu) via: signup.live.com/sig…c=1
Be sure to select location as Hungary

If you do this in Chrome you can automatically translate the page into English

Step 2:
Create a Hungarian Xbox Live account via live.xbox.com/hu-HU
using your Hungarian hotmail account. Again be sure to select location as Hungary.

Step 3: Using a Debit card to purchase games will not work so you need to buy some Microsoft Points, MINIMUM 800 points card from online retailer or instore.
You can get some cheap points here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-xbox-ps3-psn-points-subs-xbox360-ps3-psv-instant-delivery-1499627

Step 4: Download your new account to your Xbox via your Hotmail.hu login details and add the MS Points, it will ask for more details for your billing address, you can simply put whatever you want e.g "Name" "Street" "City" "12345" and "01999 999999" as it does not verify them.

Step 5: Search for/locate games that are on offer via the dashboard (or the Xbox Live Web marketplace if you prefer) while logged in as your Hungarian account and opt to pay via Microsoft points by pressing X on the purchase screen.

Step 6: Download and Enjoy

16/3 -Note: 400 MS point codes will not work for some reason. 800 or more is required.

102 Comments

I still have a japanese account from doing something like this. Can't change country/region from it.

do you have to stay with the Hungarian sign-in or can u go back to Ur usual gamertag once it is downloaded? if not, its no biggie, just a slight hassle :-D sleeping dogs for 400msp? sounds good to me. heat added

Original Poster

You can play it on any profile on the console your gamertag is linked to.

if you download the games as your Hungarian sign in on xbox live will you then be able to play the games on other sign ins on the console?

that's pretty cool if so.

Great way to mess up your xbox, handy though if you ever re-locate to Hungary.

Original Poster

Mess up your Xbox how exactly? Maybe you should check your facts before you make such unfounded comments.

I'm playing Dark Souls in English on my Xbox where everything is in English on my normal Xbox profile.

the games will be on your hungarian account.

All emails received from MS will be in Hungarian, the live website will be Hungarian for that account etc.

Original Poster

Games are playable by any profile on the console the gamertag is linked to.

In the unlikely event you need an e-mail from Microsoft (password recovery maybe) browsers will easily and automatically (at least with Chrome) translate for you. Same goes for the Xbox live Website. The Xbox marketplace on the console itself is mostly in English the only Hungarian seems to be in games descriptions themselves.

The idea here is to make the Hungarian account, buy the cheap games then play them on your normal profile...

Can anyone confirm Rock Band 3 is locked before I go through the whole process just for that game?

Original Poster

Mass Effect is locked so there's a good chance Rock Band 3 is too.

heat added for sleeping dogs!

ah right,I'm caught up.The only thing I don't get now, is why the dung I spent so long trying to guess what the Japanese said a couple of years ago. If only I could go back in time.

What I downloaded was region locked anyway, and I carried on using that account for everything. -_-
Edited by: "rachellouise85" 13th Mar 2013

Original Poster

In this case you simply can't buy it if it's IP locked.

Fallout 3 - 'This item isn't available from your current location'.

I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the games if you log on using the Hungarian live id

Are you guys sure this works? I have just created an Hungary acount and brought coins from game and the code desn't work any idea why?

The game link Your text here

Original Poster

Catman99

I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the games … I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the games if you log on using the Hungarian live id


You think wrong, I've been playing through Dark Souls with my normal gamertag even while disconnected from Live.


SirSousa

Are you guys sure this works? I have just created an Hungary acount and … Are you guys sure this works? I have just created an Hungary acount and brought coins from game and the code desn't work any idea why?



You must have missed this part in Step 3 in the original post:
'minimum 800 points card from online retailer or instore.' For some reason only 800 or more works.
You could just use the 400 on your normal gamertag in the mean time.

I just switched my region to Ireland for a few months. Much easier.

Xbox purchases come with 2 licences.
One for the console the item is bought on.
One for the gamertag that bought it.

So once you buy it. You can play it as anyone/any gamertag on the console it was bought on.
It can also be played on any other console but only using the gamertag that bought it and only whilst connected to the web.

I used to do this with a Japanese tag.
Just download what you want and enjoy it on one console.

just signed up - searched for sleeping dogs, and they want £990 to download it. i think they may have corrected a glitch in their system

tomb raider anniversary is showing as £995 - am i doing something wrong? oO
Edited by: "chrisrace2000" 14th Mar 2013

arcsbite

I just switched my region to Ireland for a few months. Much easier.



does this have many benefits you'd care to share?

Original Poster

You need to select 'pay by microsoft points'

It's just a weird translation glitch I think as these prices are meant to be in Forints.

3,510.45 = £10

If you posted this a week earlier you could've got Resident Evil Code Veronica X, Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker & The King of Fighters XIII for only 160MSP each.

What the hell, had a 800 card just gathering dust........

Cheap points link is marked as spam.:|

Catman99

I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the games … I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the games if you log on using the Hungarian live id



Ouenben

You think wrong, I've been playing through Dark Souls with my normal … You think wrong, I've been playing through Dark Souls with my normal gamertag even while disconnected from Live.



I think you will find that you are wrong and I am right ;-) - see post 19.

There are 2 licenses - it will play fine on the console its first downloaded to for all gamertags but if your console fails (a not uncommon problem with Xboxes) then moving your game to a new console will mean that you have to use the original hungarian gamertag



Edited by: "Catman99" 14th Mar 2013

chrisrace2000

does this have many benefits you'd care to share?



makes things a little cheaper, but keeps everything in English, same multiplayer servers and my Sky app still works
saved 200pts per purchase in the sale, not much but adds up

Catman99

I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the … I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the games if you log on using the Hungarian live id

Ouenben

You think wrong, I've been playing through Dark Souls with my normal … You think wrong, I've been playing through Dark Souls with my normal gamertag even while disconnected from Live.



worth noting - if your console fails or you move to another console, all you need to do is sign into to your alt. tags (Hungarian, American, Japanese ect) and redownload your games, then select "Licence Transfer" in the xbox settings menu, this will transfer the Console licence to your new console, meaning your back to being able to play all games on any tag. you can licence transfer every 3 months.
Edited by: "arcsbite" 14th Mar 2013

Ouenben

You need to select 'pay by microsoft points'It's just a weird translation … You need to select 'pay by microsoft points'It's just a weird translation glitch I think as these prices are meant to be in Forints. 3,510.45 = £10



ok. i found the link that selects microsoft points. google isn't translating the pop-up window where you need to select "Microsoft-pontok hasznalata" - it then shows 400msp now just waiting for my 800msp email i'm deffo getting sleeping dogs. toying with tomb raider anniversary. never played any lara croft games, cos they always looked a bit meh back in day. might be a bit better now tho... any suggestions for the other 400msp?

does anyone know how to perform a search for the reduced games on the hungarian marketplace easily? cos it seems a bit of a chore at the mo...

just fired up my 360 and there is a new games-on-demand type sale similar to what they were doing a week or two ago. so i found some games i liked and searched for them on the hungarian site. kane & lynch 2 is 400msp, or £8.99 on uk site! also mini-ninjas same deal. Bargaintastic!

these need to be added to the above list:
Tomb Raider Underworld - 400msp
Kane & Lynch 2 400msp
Mini Ninjas - 400msp

along with DLC for most of the games - check the xbox dashboard for all the details

chrisrace2000

ok. i found the link that selects microsoft points. google isn't … ok. i found the link that selects microsoft points. google isn't translating the pop-up window where you need to select "Microsoft-pontok hasznalata" - it then shows 400msp now just waiting for my 800msp email i'm deffo getting sleeping dogs. toying with tomb raider anniversary. never played any lara croft games, cos they always looked a bit meh back in day. might be a bit better now tho... any suggestions for the other 400msp?does anyone know how to perform a search for the reduced games on the hungarian marketplace easily? cos it seems a bit of a chore at the mo...



Make sure you make your purchases through the dashboard on the xbox and not at the site to avoid buying a game that is incompatible.
I've had it a few times where you buy it online, download to console at at 99% it verifies and fails

Original Poster

Catman99

I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the … I think though if you change your xbox, then you can only play the games if you log on using the Hungarian live id

Ouenben

You think wrong, I've been playing through Dark Souls with my normal … You think wrong, I've been playing through Dark Souls with my normal gamertag even while disconnected from Live.



Apologies I didn't see the 'change your Xbox' bit, but that said you can actually transfer all of your licenses to another console anyway so it's still a moot point, even worst case scenario you can plug a second controller in signed in as the Hungarian account and use your normal gamertag on player 1.
Edited by: "Ouenben" 14th Mar 2013

Ouenben

Apologies I didn't see the 'change your Xbox' bit, but that said you can … Apologies I didn't see the 'change your Xbox' bit, but that said you can actually transfer all of your licenses to another console anyway so it's still a moot point, even worst case scenario you can plug a second controller in signed in as the Hungarian account and use your normal gamertag on player 1.


Sly. They were wrong though.....

Why is this not hotter...?
Absolute bargain for a downloadable version of the game.

StewieEatWorld

Why is this not hotter...? Absolute bargain for a downloadable version of … Why is this not hotter...? Absolute bargain for a downloadable version of the game.


Maybe people don't trust/understand the process? Will probably use this for future DOTW's

Original Poster

Probably due to people reading 'Hungarian' and thinking they will have a bunch of non-English games on their system or that it looks like too much work (despite taking me all of 10 mins)

Shengis

Maybe people don't trust/understand the process? Will probably use this … Maybe people don't trust/understand the process? Will probably use this for future DOTW's



I paid £7.99 for 800msp, got myself a copy of sleeping dogs, and tomb raider anniversary - well chuffed. i'll be keeping an eye on the future DOTWs too

chrisrace2000

I paid £7.99 for 800msp, got myself a copy of sleeping dogs, and tomb … I paid £7.99 for 800msp, got myself a copy of sleeping dogs, and tomb raider anniversary - well chuffed. i'll be keeping an eye on the future DOTWs too

For those looking for cheap points CDKeys is the cheapest i've found.
5% off code if you like them on Facebook, too.
Brings the 800 points to £5.69
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