Microsoft has launched its annual Xbox summer sale, the Ultimate Game Sale, for 2016 and there are more than 170 digital items and games on offer with up to 75 per cent off.

Xbox Live Gold members get better bargains, but even if you don't subscribe to the monthly service you can build a healthy Xbox One or Xbox 360 games library for a lot less than normal. Many major triple-A games are included too, so if you haven't got one or two or them already, now's the time.

With so many games discounted, we've decided to pick a few that stand out for us. If you spot any massive bargains that we've not included, let us and the rest of the readers know in the comments below.

Please also note that all the prices listed below are with the additional Gold member discount. The non-subscriber discount is about 10 per cent less than each game's RRP.

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2016 bargains to look out for...

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

Xbox One - £20.99 with Gold

Ubisoft set its latest tale in London and with horse drawn carriage chases and "cor, blimey guv'ners" abounding it turned out to be a jolly good jaunt. Definitely worth just over a "score".

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Xbox One - £18.00 with Gold

Collecting remastered versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, this set was always great value for money. Now even more so.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition

Xbox One - £12.00 with Gold

Bioware's two-year old RPG more than holds its own in recent company and the Game of the Year Edition comes with the three major DLC add-ons included. Not bad for £12.

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Dungeon of the Endless

Xbox One - £5.99 with Gold

We're big fans of this indie hit, which puts you on a dungeon crawl like few others.

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Evolve

Xbox One - £11.55 with Gold

Although the multiplayer-only game was overshadowed by others on its release, it is still a blast playing as the monster against a bunch of hapless heroes in five-player action.

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Fallout 4

Xbox One - £25.00 with Gold

One of the greatest games of last year is now very affordable indeed.

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Far Cry 4

Xbox One - £9.60 with Gold

A simply brilliant first-person shooter that is made all the more brilliant by being available for less than a tenner. You can even get the Gold Edition, with all the DLC, for just £10 more.

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Halo 5: Guardians

Xbox One - £22.50 with Gold

It's the latest Halo, innit!

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Just Cause 3

Xbox One - £18.00 with Gold

The massive, open-world blast was one of our unsung heroes of last year, so well worth a stab at less than half price.

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Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Xbox 360 - £5.99 - also works with Xbox One Backward Compatibility

With Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens now available, here's a cheap and chearful set of all the previous games in the series (expect for Clone Wars, but we don't talk about that).

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Life is Strange: Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)

Xbox One - £6.40 with Gold

This is one of the best adventure games on the Xbox One and it's now available for almost the same price as one episode when it was released as a series.

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Metro Redux Bundle

Xbox One - £6.00 with Gold

Two full first-person shooters for six squids? You absolutely cannot go wrong. The remastered versions of Metro 2033 and Metro Last light are both decent on their own.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth

Xbox 360 - £5.99 - also works with Xbox One Backward Compatibility

A follow-up is coming this December, so now's the time to play the first South Park role-playing game. Clever and hilarious.

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State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition

Xbox One - £10.00 with Gold

Another of our unsung heroes, we're big fans of the open-world zombie survival game and this is a great opportunity to get it ahead of the sequel coming next year.

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Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition

Xbox One - £25.99 with Gold

It's Star Wars Battlefront along with five exclusive in-game items for less than half its price on release.

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Unravel

Xbox One - £7.50 with Gold

This cute and emotional puzzle-platformer is worthy for anyone's Xbox One collection.

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Watch Dogs Complete Edition

Xbox One - £16.00 with Gold

Watch Dogs 2 is coming soon and you can get a taster of what to expect with the slightly flawed but still highly playable original. All the DLC is included in the Complete Edition.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Xbox One - £17.50 with Gold

Still possibly the best game on this current generation of consoles - definitely in the top three. Just prepare to lose all your spare time after you get sucked into Geralt of Rivia's world.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

Xbox One - £12.50 with Gold

Bonkers FPS set in an alternate universe where the Nazis won. Great fun, chaotic stuff.