Can you Redownload XBLA Games?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by bobber205, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    If I buy a game and need the space for another, can I download it again like on Steam?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you have to buy it again. i know as when i have sent in my xbox for repair, and keeping the hd, i still had to rebuy the game. kinda lame
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    My understanding is that as long as you are using the same gamertag and xbox that you originally purchased it on you can just redownload it.

    If you use it on another xbox it will be in a trial mode only unless you are logged into xbox live with the purchasing gamertag.

    If your xbox breaks and you want to be able to use your downloads on a new console offline, you can use the new DRM tool on the web site to change everything over to your new console.

    *If you get your console replaced by Microsoft, they should automatically transfer the licenses over to the new system from now on*
    (They didn't do this in the past, or they sometimes forgot to do it, which could be why the full version didn't come up unless you were on xbox live with your orig gamertag.)

    The DRM tool is a new thing from microsoft, about a month old. Here is the link for the other poster to get his downloads licensed on his new console.

    DRM tool:

    One other thing, if you use the same gamertag you originally did to purchase any xbox download (except rentals) it will not show a points number, only a check mark. If you try to purchase it again the screen will come up saying you previously purchased the content, and would you like to download it again. There is no charge, I have done this with some tv shows in the past; deleted them and redownloaded later without additional charge (on the same Xbox and Gamertag).
  4. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    YES you can re-download for free.

    Only you will have to be online to 'unlock' the game and play the full version rather than trial.

    edit!! thanks Richdmoore for that link, never knew about that tool. Works a charm :)
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU

    When one of our 360's had the RRoD we just signed in on another 360 and downloaded everything again.
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    wow i feel like i got jipped sorta

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