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Which of this week’s Xbox Live Deals With Gold bargains should you pick up? – 9th August 2016
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Which of this week’s Xbox Live Deals With Gold bargains should you pick up? – 9th August 2016

by Neil Watton (neil363)August 9, 2016

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After a blockbusting Xbox Live Deals With Gold sale last time round, this week’s bargain Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles have a lot to live up to. But which of the numerous bargains should you be picking up? And which should you not be touching with a barge pole? We take a look.

In fact, it’s something of a disappointment this time round as the highs of last week have certainly not made their way over to the week of the 9th-15th August 2016. There may be numerous titles on sale, and the quantity most definitely points to it being a good week for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners, but a closer look reveals little to excite us.

That said, you should be taking a look at the following…

Grab – Strider – 75% off – £3.00 – Xbox One

Normally we wouldn’t see the likes of Strider appearing on one of these weekly posts, but in a week in which there is very little to enthuse us, the £3.00 that we need to pay for the Xbox One version of Strider is pretty much the stand out sale.

If you need something that is incredibly fast, and brings some fairly decent side scrolling action, then Strider will sort you out. Just don’t expect to be blown away…although for £3.00 you really shouldn’t expect that.

Grab – Remember Me – 70% off – £4.49 – Xbox 360

Remember Me dropped on Xbox 360 with rather mixed reviews. If you asked me though, you’d hear nothing but praise.

A 3rd person adventure in which the star of the show is Nilin, a memory hunter who can break into your mind, stealing and altering memories, Remember Me was a brilliant playthrough that brought plenty of action and some clever ideas for the time.

At a measly £4.49 and a huge 70% off, if you haven’t yet played the game, then make sure you fire up that old Xbox 360 and get to it.

Tempter – Resident Evil Revelations 2: Deluxe Edition – 50% off – £12.50 – Xbox One

Resident Evil Revelations 2 brought Resi Evil back to me in a big way. After many years of wondering where on earth the horror filled franchise was going, it was Rev 2 that showed me the light.

A brilliant adventure which initially dropped as an episodic title, the Deluxe Edition of Resident Evil Revelations 2 brings everything you could ever want for an awesomely scary experience. The £12.50 may not be quite as low as we’d like – it would have been great to see it under a tenner – but should you have a little money sitting in your wallet, begging to be spent, you should at least be thinking of spending it on this adventure.

Leave – NBA 2k16 VC (numerous prices) – Xbox One

If there is anything which annoys us more than seeing some scantily clad DOA5 ladies being sold with some new swimwear for ridiculous prices, then it’s seeing some crazy prices on virtual currency for a game that is pretty much at the end of its lifecycle.

Therefore, if you give one ‘bargain’ a miss this week, make sure it any of the NBA VC offerings. In fact, we’re pretty disgusted at the fact the currency is still being sold for such high prices and the measly 10% discount on the smallest of this weeks VC sales just increases our annoyance.

As always, if you do decide to grab something, we’d love it if you could tell us what you pick up in the comments below. You may wish to save even more cash as well, and heading on over to CDKeys and picking up some cheap Xbox Live credit first should be pretty high on your agenda.

If you want to check out the full deals for the week, then you can find the full Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight sale for this week right here. Don’t forget to let us know what you pick up in the comments below.

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About The Author
Neil Watton (neil363)

An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360’s life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One. A massive racing fan, Forza 4 was the daddy of all Xbox titles but Forza Horizon 3 now trumps that. Online first person shooters are my hell….probably because my reactions are so poor, but give me a little Indie title and I’ll be in heaven.
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