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I am a big fan of Joust and Paperboy and found out there were Xbox Live Arcade versions of these games.

However, I found out that the games have been delisted from the Xbox Marketplace. I was wondering if there was a way to play/purchase delisted Xbox Live Arcade games if they haven't been bought yet so a player can still get achievements.

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possible duplicate of Removed XBLA games –  user9983 Apr 5 '12 at 11:59
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Delisted Xbox Live Arcade games can only be accessed if they've already been purchased under your account. In that case, they can be re-downloaded by going back through your Purchase History.

Outside of that, if you haven't purchased a game yet and it's been delisted, there's no way to get it.

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A shame that this is true. Although there are still plenty of games available, and the ones that have been de-listed you probably already have, or never wanted anyway, right? –  A. Still Apr 5 '12 at 13:06
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Has this been confirmed? Can you really re-download a delisted game if you've deleted it from your hard drive? –  Christian Aug 8 '12 at 16:48
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You can get some games via download code, some exist but are rare, like joust or tmnt arcade. check ebay or bestbuy.com

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