This past week has been a busy time for Xbox One gamers, with several fresh faces joining the ranks of backwards compatibility, a decent number of new titles hitting the store and some free appetisers to kick-start the month with the new Games With Gold offerings arriving just a few days ago. But whilst we love the idea of free games, a good sale is all that’s needed to convince many of us to dip into our wallets and splash the cash on a new adventure.
With the latest batch of Xbox Live Deals With Gold discounted games arriving today, it’s time for our weekly roundup on the games you should be taking note of and the ones that you could well do without.
Grab – EA Sports Rory Mcllroy PGA TOUR – 67% off – £4.95
Whilst those with an active EA Access membership will likely want to give this one a miss, those without and looking to get the clubs out once more, after watching the finest golfers on the planet take part in the Masters this week, will be happy to see one of Xbox One’s best golfing titles available for such a small price this week.
Whether you’re looking to smash the perfect drive, practice on those putting skills, or wow the crowds with a hole-in-one, nabbing a download of Rory Mcllroy’s PGA TOUR will certainly be the best way to go about it.
Grab – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – 75% off – £2.80
You are Juan, a humble farmer from a small Mexican village, and the lady you have fallen in love with is the El Presidente’s daughter. But when an evil charro skeleton named Carlos Calaca attacks the village and kidnaps the El Presidente’s daughter, it is Juan who dies whilst trying to prevent his love from getting away. Everything is not over though, and in the land of the dead Juan is given a mysterious mask and transforms into a powerful Luchador before being brought back into the world of the living.
With his new-found strength, it is up to Juan to save El Presidente’s daughter before she is sacrificed in a ritual that will allow the evil doer of the lands complete control over the worlds of the living and the dead.
Whilst it may not be one of the most popular titles on the store, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is certainly worth checking out for just under three quid, and you could well find yourself hooked on the enjoyable little platformer.
Leave – Heart&Slash – 33% off – £10.71
Whilst I’m more than happy for a challenge, it goes without saying that when a game is so tough that it ruins the fun, it’s probably one you can do without.
Sure, the Dark Souls games have been giving us an excruciating level of difficulty for years now, but when a game comes along that doesn’t intend to be such a hardcore experience, but still provides hours of death after death, it’s fair to say even ten pounds is a hard ask.
When that same game brings awkward controls and repetitive gameplay to the table too, you can be sure there’s something better to be spending your money on, so we reckon you can do without the rage of Heart&Slash this week.
Leave – Deadpool – 60% off – £18.00
Wisecracking, health regenerating, badass superhero. They are the first things that spring to mind when mentioning the red-suited comic book hero that dons the face of Deadpool.
As for the game, well, it’s fair to say the experience is equally as enjoyable. But for a game that is on its second outing with the Xbox One version after an initial release on last generation’s Xbox 360, it seems an 18 pounds asking price is certainly one to be baulking at. Maybe cutting the price in half again would be enough to see Deadpool rise to the list of recommendations, but at the current price, even the several hours of witty humour and gun toting madness it brings isn’t enough to warrant such a buy.
So, that wraps up the latest batch of offers brought to us by the weekly Xbox Live Deals With Gold sale offerings and our thoughts on what you should, and shouldn’t be looking to add to your collection. Do you agree with our thoughts? Let us know in the comments below or via the usual social channels. Don’t forget to head on over to CDkeys to pick up your cheap Xbox Live credit, to make sure your money stretches that little further.