Xbox Deals with Gold this week features Mad Max, Tony Hawk, Life is Strange among others

Michael Cottuli

While most Xbox Live Gold users are getting excited about the free games that they’ll be getting with their membership this month, they should remember that they also get some pretty hefty discounts on other games as well. The Xbox Deals with Gold that are being offered right now are pretty sweet, ranging from action adventure with Mad Max to the choose-your-own-adventure style Life is Strange. Whatever the gaming preference, this month’s Xbox Deals with Gold should have any gaming enthusiast ready to bust out their wallets on a couple of different occasions.

Here are all of the games being sold during this set of deals for Gold:

Mad Max ($29.99 USD, down from $59.99 USD) Xbox One

Become Mad Max, the lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. In this action-packed, open world, third person action game, you must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular combat against vicious gangs of bandits. A reluctant hero with an instinct for survival, Max wants nothing more than to leave the madness behind and find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence.” Players are challenged with treacherous missions as they scavenge the dangerous landscape for supplies to build the ultimate combat vehicle.

Life is Strange: Complete Season ($9.99 USD, down from $19.99 USD.) Xbox One / Xbox 360

Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes to lead to a devastating future.

Author’s note: Life is Strange is the cream of the crop with this set of deals. This comes highly recommended to anyone who enjoys games in the “Telltale style” (The Walking Dead Game, Tales from the Borderlands) but with a much different feel and actual gameplay mechanics.

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart ($6.69 USD. down from $9.99 USD) Xbox One

On a cold, stormy night, the Caribbean Museum curator Sarah Black is making the final arrangements for the grand pirate exhibition’s star attraction – the mummified corpse of the fearsome 18th century pirate, Captain Henry Remington. Then, all of a sudden… …the ghostly villain inexplicably comes to life and kidnaps Sarah’s teenage daughter! The heroine throws herself into a wild chase without a second thought, embarking on a thrilling adventure to a long-forgotten, deserted island filled with danger and terror… yet there seem to be memories of a sinister romance lurking in the shadows… Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart is a classic adventure game that tells a gripping tale of undying love. Assume the role of museum curator Sarah Black and take control of your destiny to stop the undead Captain Remington and save your daughter’s life. Jam-packed with chilling locations – from rotting shipwrecks to dank and mordant caves – this is a world brimming with hidden treasures and intrigue. Use your wits to find clues, solve puzzles, and uncoil the ancient mysteries of Skull Island before it’s too late!

Thief ($7.50 USD, down from $29.99 USD) Xbox One / Xbox 360

Garrett, the Master Thief, steps from the shadows into the City, a treacherous place ruled by a tyrannical Baron and his brutal Watch. When the citizens rise in bloody revolution, Garrett’s thieving skills are all he can trust as he walks a fine line between politics and the people, revealing a darker secret that threatens to tear his world apart.

Line of Defense Tactics ($13.39 USD, down from $19.99 USD) Xbox One

Line Of Defense Tactics is a top-down combat shooter in which you command a team of four Galactic Command marines in a 16 mission campaign across space stations, starships and vast planetary battlefields. Train your team, upgrade their stats, weapons, inventory and abilities, to become the ultimate fighting force.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 ($30.00 USD, down from $59.99 USD) Xbox One / Xbox 360

Drop in & out of parks & rip with your friends! Tony Hawk’s® Pro Skater™ 5 offers a fresh take on combo-driven skateboarding, the most advanced online multiplayer experience, and a state-of-the-art skatepark builder. Ride, build, and repeat!

Author’s note: This game was panned very harshly by both critics and fans on release due to bugs and general design grievances. Proceed with caution and read a few reviews before pulling the trigger on this one.

White Night ( $4.95 USD, down from $14.99 USD) Xbox One

Explore the macabre past of an old mansion in the 1930’s and solve puzzles of light and shadows in this fully black & white survival horror! Players are trapped in this nightmare where darkness is a constant threat!

Ironcast ($11.99 USD, down from $14.99 USD) Xbox One

Inspired by Victorian era science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. Ironcast is set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire. Take control of a 7 meter tall walking vehicle called an Ironcast and face off against an invading force of enemy Ironcast in order to defend 1880’s Victorian England. Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast’s various weapons and systems. You must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy your opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

L.A Noire ($7.50 USD, down from $29.99 USD) Xbox 360

Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, an idealistic detective, Cole Phelps, is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in violence and corruption. Utilizing groundbreaking new technology that captures an actor’s facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Interrogate witnesses, search for clues and chase down suspects as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

Author’s note: Highly recommended. Rockstar nails it again, offering a noire mystery narrative that no other game has matched. Go for it if you have the cash to spare.

Prototype Biohazard Bundle ($19.99 USD, down from $49.99 USD) Xbox 360

Bundle includes Prototype® and Prototype®2 with DLC! PROTOTYPE: Discover what lies beyond the edge of evolution. Play as Alex Mercer, a genetically mutated shape-shifter with no memory of his past hell-bent on solving the mystery of his existence as he tears through a densely populated New York City moving with Parkour-style fluidity and consuming anybody that gets in his way… assuming their physical identity, memories and abilities. Prototype®2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype® and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. A devastating viral outbreak has claimed the lives of Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a PROTOTYPE. Powered by incredible new shapeshifting powers and abilities, you must hunt, kill and consume your way across the infected wasteland of New York Zero to take revenge on the man responsible: Alex Mercer.

Transformers Cybertron Experience  ($19.99 USD, down from $49.99 USD) Xbox 360

This pack contains the Transformers™ : War for Cybertron™ full game and the Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™ full game and three DLC packs. Experience the legendary battle between the Autobots and Decepticons before their exodus to Earth in the untold story of the civil war for their home planet in Transformers™ : War for Cybertron™ and Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™ . Two distinct and intertwined campaigns chronicle the heroism of the Autobots in the face of total annihilation and the unquenchable thirst for power of the Decepticons. Play both campaigns in team-based online co-op, or go head-to-head in several online multiplayer game modes. Battle as your favorite Transformer characters in the war that spawned one of the most brutal conflicts of all time.

Max Payne 3 ( $4.99 USD, down from $19.99 USD) Xbox 360

For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, in an effort to finally escape his troubled past. But as events spiral out of his control, Max finds himself alone on the streets of an unfamiliar city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out. Combining cutting edge shooting mechanics featuring advanced Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects with a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.