Microsoft yesterday launched its Xbox Games with Gold September 2014 free games, so it’s easy to overlook the other titles you still have to pay for. That would be unwise. The Xbox Deals with Gold through September 8 are actually pretty compelling, both for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
This week’s Deals with Gold for full games and add-on packs are more impressive than the Xbox Games with Gold free games for September. Sure, “free” is technically better than “paid,” but the quality of games in the Deals with Gold lineup through Sept. 8 makes it all the more clear how the Games with Gold program is suffering this month.
Yes, Halo: Reach is one of the free Games with Gold this month. But one free tow-year-old game, as great as it may be, can’t top the Deals with Gold for this week.
Xbox One owners get two Deals with Gold this week: Child of Light at a 33% discount, and Lococycle at a 40% discount.
Xbox 360 owners get quite a few more deals from which to choose, and on some pretty high-profile games. Most of the highest-profile games come from Activision (Call of Duty and Prototype), though Resident Evil is also in the mix.
Still, those are just three of the solid franchises getting a discount via the Deals with Gold through September 8.
On the COD side of things, Microsoft and Activision are offering Call of Duty: World at War for a 25% discount, Call of Duty 2 for 50% off, Call of Duty 3 for 50% off and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for a 25% discount.
Both Prototype games are on sale as well this week, with the original Prototype on sale for 75% off and Prototype 2 getting a 63% discount.
Two Resident Evil games are on sale via the Deals with Gold program: Resident Evil 4 (67% off) and Resident Evil: Revelations (66% off).
Activision picks things back up with a pair of Transformers games on sale. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is available through September 8 for 80% off, while Transformers: War for Cybertron can be had for 75% off.
You can see a full list of the Xbox Deals with Gold through September 8 over at Major Nelson’s blog.