‘WWE 2K16’ Free For Xbox Live Gold Members, ‘Battlefield 4,’ ‘GTA 5,’ More Games Discounted

Discounted and free games are available for Xbox Live Gold members this week. Starting today, one of the announced free games for this month goes available. Xbox One owners, specifically those with Xbox Live Gold subscription, can now grab their own copy of WWE 2K16 without spending a single dime.

According to the list of free games for August via Microsoft’s Games With Gold program, 2K Sports’ professional wrestling video game is free beginning today, August 16, joining Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. An earlier report from The Inquisitr, citing a Major Nelson post, noted that WWE 2K16 comes with a regular price of $40. But until September 15, Xbox Live Gold members can get this Visual Concepts game for free.

The game brings in the biggest roster in the history of WWE games, according to a Metacritic post. There are more than 120 characters to expect from WWE 2K16, including cover Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin, as well as WWE Hall of Famers, alumni, Superstars, and Divas.

Another one of the free games for Xbox Live Gold members for this month is Xbox 360’s Beyond Good and Evil HD. Scheduled to start today, the 2003 action-adventure Ubisoft game in high-definition version is replacing Spelunky as a free title for August. It comes with a $0 price tag only until the end of the month.

In addition to these free games, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are also in for humongous treats this week as huge Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles and add-ons are currently available with huge discounts via Microsoft’s Deals with Gold offering, as posted on Major Nelson.

For instance, those with Gold membership can get Xbox One games such as Battlefield 4($30) and Battlefield Hardline($30) almost free with their whopping 75 to 85 percent price markdown.

Describing the game, the post from Microsoft read:

Battlefield 4 is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other.”

Electronic Arts’ first-person shooter video game features “an intense and dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad’s struggle to find its way home,” the page added.

Aside from the base game for Battlefield 4, several of its add-ons on Xbox One and Xbox 360 are also getting cheaper prices via Spotlight Sale. Some of the discounted items are the Air Vehicle Shortcut Kit, Assault Shortcut Kit, Ground and Sea Vehicle Shortcut Kit, Shotgun Shortcut Kit, Soldier Shortcut Bundle, and more. Battlefield 4 China Rising is essentially free, as it is currently being offered with a hundred percent discount via Xbox Live’s Deals with Gold promo.

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Various sports video games are discounted as well. Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy up to a 67 percent discount for titles such as EA Sports FIFA 16, EA Sports NBA Live 16, FIFA 16 Deluxe Edition, and FIFA 16 Super Deluxe Edition.

Aside from the Deals with Gold promotions, Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold membership can also take advantage of this weeks’ Publisher Sale courtesy of Rockstar. This makes several of the studio’s massively successful creations on sale including its hit 2013 open world action-adventure video game, the Grand Theft Auto 5. A 40 percent discount awaits those who will purchase GTA 5 this week until Monday, August 22. Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft: San Andreas are also listed as discounted games for the present week.

Rockstar fans can also look forward to this week’s discounts for video games such as Max Payne 3, Midnight Club: LA and L.A. Noire.

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