Square Enix Surprise Box Holiday 2016 (titles revealed)

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Square Enix Surprise Box Holiday 2016 – For only $9.99, get the Square Enix 2016 Holiday Surprise Box featuring over $80 worth of exciting titles for your holiday gaming needs!

Square Enix Surprise Box Holiday 2016
With this digital box, you’ll receive 7 PC download games and a special Square Enix Store promotion for a bundle that’s too good to miss out on!
The contents of this exclusive deal will be announced and delivered after 4 am PST on December 20th, 2016.

Square Enix Surprise Box Holiday 2016 will cost you $10 for NA market or 6.5€ for EU market

So what’s in it? EDIT –  It has been revealed:

  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Goetia
  • Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver 1 & 2
  • Hitman Intro Pack
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • 20% off next purchase
  • 50% off Hitman upgrade

Only time will tell but here’s what was in the previous boxes:

2013 Christmas Box

  • Just Cause 2
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • Tomb Raider
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • discount voucher

2014 Christmas Box

  • Thief – The Master Thief Edition
  • The Last Remnant
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • Lara Croft: Guardian of Light
  • Deus Ex – The Fall
  • Nosgoth Founders – Warlord Pack
  • discount vouchers

2015 Easter Box

  • Life is Strange Episode 1
  • Just Cause collection
  • Hitman Absolution Elite Edition
  • Deus Ex GOTY edition

2015 Christmas Box

  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • Thief
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Life is Strange Episode 1
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • discount vouchers

2016 Easter Box

  • Quantum Conundrum
  • Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
  • discount voucher

(thanks to gegeru for making a list)

So what do you think? Worth a buy, worth a risk? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. Not to be funny, but the banner image suggests there are 7 games in the bundle, but the description only lists 5. Or are there vouchers for the 2 remaining games?

  2. carstorm, it might be wise for you to consider what was in last year’s bundle:

    A game with reviews in the 50% range in Steam. Adding $20 to the total.

    A mediocre game that was only in the bundle to add $30 to the value of the total.

    One of the worst, most linear Final Fantasies available.

    A single part of a game with no gameplay, that you will be unable to finish unless you hand them more money.

    An MMORPG requiring you to hand them more money to continue.

    Discount vouchers that were completely useless.

    Now, consider that this was a bundle split 5 ways, and that this year’s will be split 7 ways.

    Your odds do NOT look good. Prepare for massive Eidos garbage.

    Sure you could get lucky, and they may stop fudging the price with overpriced garbage like Thief and Temple of Osiris, but don’t get your hopes up too much.

    All that said, I’m probably taking the risk. It’s only $10, after all. I’ve lost that on much worse.

    Maybe they’ll put something good in this year to re-hook all the people they’ve left disappointed in the past. Who knows, they might even wedge one of the decent Final Fantasy games into the pile of Eidos trash to make their customers feel good about their purchase.

    We can only hope.

  3. In the 2015 Christmas Box there was nothing I would of been interested in and in the 2016 Easter Box I would of only been interested in one. The previous years seemed much better. It seems like every year they get worse and worse. To me it is currently not worth the risk based on the trending pattern (of getting worse every bundle)

  4. The “over $80 value” being split 7 ways is definitely worth noting. It could be, for example, one game with a regular price of $20, and the other six averaging around $10 each. Or two $20 games, and the rest averaging around $8. As such, I would expect it to include mostly older and/or lower-budget titles. And that doesn’t even guarantee that they’ll be games you like, or even all “complete” games that don’t require buying additional episodes or a subscription fee to continue playing. And of course, it’s possible they might be games that commonly go on sale for 75% off, so if you follow sales, it might only be around a $20 value to you.

    I don’t tend to buy “mystery bundles”, as chances are good that I will either already own some of the games, or they will not be games I am particularly interested in. I actually did buy a $10 Square-Enix bundle with 7 games off Amazon a few years back, but that bundle was up-front with what was included, so I could better determine whether it would be worthwhile. It was also valued at $165 though, which certainly helped make it more attractive. I guess Square-Enix figures they can get away with halving the value when people don’t know what they’re buying. : P

  5. Here are the games:

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII


    Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver 1 & 2

    Hitman Intro Pack

    Hitman Go: Definitive Edition

    Tomb Raider Underworld

    20% off next purchase

    50% off Hitman upgrade

    I suppose it’s good if you’re a Legacy of Kain fan, but I never got into it.

    The Hitman and Tomb Raider stuff is in there just to fluff the price value, and I’ve never even HEARD of Goetia until today.

    I suppose I’d better start hoping that Lightning Returns is better than Final Fantasy XIII. I don’t have high expectations at all, but maybe it will be decent enough to justify the $10 price.

    Edit: Just to clarify, this isn’t 7 games, it is 6 and 1/6 games. Like Life is Strange, you only get an incomplete fraction of the Hitman game.

  6. this was such a bullshitty move from them.
    Just for one game i refuse to give them money, id rather buy the keys to people who got conned into buying this.
    Really disappointed on their lack of professionalism not to tell the costumers what they where buying almost forcing them to activate it and loose the refund


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