Most of the best console deals tend to be physical rather than digital anyway.
No, not even. I bought all the Assassin's Creed games from the first one up to three, for 6-7 dollars digitally. I got Assassin's Creed 4 and Mafia 2 for free digitally. I also got Tomb Raider (2013) and Gears of War: Judgment for free digitally on Xbox.
Were the free games through the games with gold membership?