Free And Discounted Games This Week For Xbox Live Gold Members — ‘GTA 5’ Included

Two new free games await Xbox Live Gold members later this week. Meanwhile, GTA 5 and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst are among the currently discounted titles available until Monday next week.

According to the list posted on Major Nelson’s website, Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold subscription are treated with up to 60 percent discount for select games and add-ons this week. And one of the most popular games Xbox gamers can grab this week is Grand Theft Auto 5, available for a price 35 percent cheaper than its usual cost. It’s currently available for $39, compared to $60 original price.

Rockstar’s open world action-adventure video game was initially released in 2013. A new DLC – the Biker DLC – specifically available for GTA 5’s online mode is set for release next week, October 4. The new content pack is expected to bring “underground motorcycle clubs to the forefront of the Los Santos and Blaine County criminal underworld,” as noted on Rockstar Newswire.

Aside from the GTA 5 base game, various add-ons are also on sale. Discounts are available for GTA 5 & Great White Shark Cash Card, GTA 5 & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle and lastly, GTA 5 & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle.

The description for GTA 5, posted on Microsoft, reads below.

“When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.”

Also included in the list of discounted games for Xbox Live Gold is 2016’s Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the action-adventure platformer developed by EA Dice. Rated 6.8/10 by IGN, Ryan Mccaffrey’s verdict for the game is cited below.

“The staples of Mirror’s Edge remain refreshing and unique in the first-person genre in 2016, but Catalyst’s attempts to keep up with the open-world Joneses don’t always jive with its design strengths of movement and momentum. On top of that, muddy-looking console versions and a lame story filled with unlikable characters doom Mirror’s Edge’s return to fall short. I was so happy this game was being made, but in the end I’m just as disappointed in how it turned out.”

Meanwhile, for those who haven’t tried the original version of the game yet, 2008’s Mirror Edge on Xbox 360 is still free for Xbox Live Gold members as part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold program for the month of September. Other free games currently available to Xbox One owners are Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China as well as Earthlock: Festival of Magic, with the former getting a $0 price tag until October 15, according to a previous report from the Inquisitr.

October will open with two more free games for Xbox Live Gold members. Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings on Xbox 360 and MX vs. ATV Reflex on Xbox One are going free starting Saturday, October 1, a separate Major Nelson post noted.

Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings was released August of last year, developed by Metalhead Software. Typically worth $20, the game is free for the entire month of October. On the other hand, the off-road racing video game from Rainbow Studios, MX vs. ATX Reflex, can also be owned by Xbox Live Gold members without spending any dime. But take note that it is only free for the first half of the month, which means after October 15, it goes back to its usual price of $30.

The list of free Games with Gold for next month also includes I Am Alive and The Escapists, but they are set to go free starting October 16. Meanwhile, other Xbox titles on sale until October 3 via Microsoft’s Deals with Gold are Coffin Dodgers(33 percent), Fenix Furia(50 percent), Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (50 percent), and This War of Mine: The Little Ones (60 percent).

[Featured Image by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Microsoft]