Beyond Good and Evil HD now available on Live

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 11:08 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft’s now added Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil HD to its House Party line-up. The title, now available on Xbox Live Arcade, will set you back 800 MS points and comes in at a hefty 1.68Gb. Buy it, play as Jade with her pig friend Pey’j, love it and then demand for the whereabouts of Beyond Good and Evil 2. It’s all good.

Queue it up here.



  1. Blerk

    Awesome game. No arguments.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. trav

    Wait? 800 points for this game? I was expecting the usual premium of 1200 points.

    Instabuy now.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Zurtech

    Woot! *bounces*

    #3 4 years ago
  4. KAP

    BG&E HD out on 360 before PSN?! whats the world coming to huh?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Well, it was originally an Xbox game. There were Gamecube and PS2 versions as well, but the Xbox version was the ‘lead’.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. JonFE


    …yet it was time exclusive to the PS2 in Europe at launch (along with PoP: Sands of Time), while both of them were released on all three platforms in the USA at the same time…

    /still holds a grudge

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Kerplunk

    I really don’t get the love for this game. The first third or so is interesting and then it bombs out pretty quickly and climaxes with a pretty dire boss fight and a narrative cop out that was almost (but not quite) as bad as Psi Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy’s one.

    Awesome text-entry system though. Best feature by far.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    @6, yeah – a classic cock-blocking moment from Sony, there. Which potentially helped to kill it – it released just before Christmas and was in the bargain bins before New Year. I picked the PS2 version up about three weeks after release for £14 in HMV.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Nozz

    Any News on a/the PSN version?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. spiderLAW

    @9 yes, where is the news on PSN version

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Aimless

    @10 Here.

    At a guess I’d say “later this year” stands for early April, although obviously I’m not privy to Ubisoft’s exact arrangement with Microsoft.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    So sad they have to make exclusive deals on last gen games too. How pathetic M$ are. I should be spiteful to UBIsoft and not even buy the PSN release when it finally comes out and just play my PS2 disc copy on my original 20GB or 60GB PS3 up scaled to HD but I realized and understand the desperation of M$. Plus I want trophies :D

    Oh well back to all these great PS3 exclusives we’re getting bombarded with every month. XBOTS enjoy your timed exclusive for now.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Are you forgetting all those PS3-exclusive HD-remix packs that Ubi did in the last few months, tea? Where are Xbox Splinter Cell and PoP packs, hmm? :-)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. JonFE


    Well, you could settle for the PS3 exclusive Prince of Persia Trilogy HD or the upcoming Splinter Cell Trilogy HD, you know…

    #14 4 years ago
  15. JonFE

    Blerk beat me to it…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Oh ummm good point Blerk and JonFE I forgot about those hehehehe (slowing blends back into the crowd)….(pops back up) but why Beyond Good and Evil of all titles? Its just one game that nobody really played last gen unless M$ wants mind share for the sequel. I don’t get the reason behind this one title. PSN/XBLA exclusives are dumb to me anyway when it comes from a third party.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Blerk

    It’s part of the latest XBLA month-long promotion, so chances are Ubi wanted it in there just as much as Microsoft did. Sales of titles within a promotion are always very much higher than games released outside of that period, and you’re guaranteed a headline release without risking any other game stealing your limelight the same week.

    It’ll only be exclusive for as long as the promotion, anyway. Give it a month and it’ll be on PSN.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Aimless

    @16 It’s just a timed exclusive, TEA, and likely not a very long one.

    As for why Ubisoft would choose to make such an arrangement, it’s well known that XBLA games released as part of a promotion — House Party, in this case — see a boost in sales and presence on the 360′s dashboard. It’s a pretty easy trade-off for any publisher; those people who were going to buy it via PSN will still do so, just a bit later.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Kerplunk

    @17 Sounds like a classic cock-block moment from Microsoft. ;)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Moonwalker1982

    Who’s exactly saying this is MS’s fault? It’s all speculation really. And MS doesn’t achieve anything with it,really.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Michael O’Connor

    Why are people blaming Microsoft or Sony? If you want to blame anyone, blame Ubisoft. Christ.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Blerk

    @19, and the circle is complete! :-)

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Moonwalker1982

    Exactly, i mean it’s not like BG&E was such a crazy success back in the day, you think MS believes it will be now? Nah…sadly not.

    #23 4 years ago

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