A Fairly Light Deals with Gold Brings Dinosaurs, Racing and More

The weekly Deals with Gold have arrived, provided by Major Nelson. This week has much, much slimmer pickings for gamers. Lords of the Fallen is 75%, so if you like difficult RPGs somewhat similar to the Souls series you might have a good time with that. Forza Horizon 2, while eclipsed by the much newer Forza Horizon 3, remains a fantastic racing title.

All of this said, the RGM recommendation of the week is Ark: Survival Evolved. However, there are some caveats. Ark: Survival Evolved has received innumerable updates over the last several months. Recently, the game got achievement support, with a full 1000GS available to grab. While I have not spent nearly as much time with it as other gamers I know, I’ve had great experiences with it. Taming dinosaurs, naming them, building your own fortress and exploring the island allow for truly unique gaming memories. It’s hardly a perfect game, but there are very few experiences that come close to the crazy personal stories Ark: Survival Evolved allows you to build. At only $17.50? It’s worth trying out for yourself.

All of that said, it IS still a Game Preview title, so I urge you to try the free trial before deciding whether to buy the game. I’ve included a sample of the description and original announcement trailer below.

Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate… and escape!
  • Over 50 creatures can be tamed using a challenging subdue-&-protect process. Weaken a feral creature to knock it out, and then nursing it to health. Once tamed, you can issue commands to your Pet, which it may follow depending on how well you’ve tamed and trained it. Pets continue to level-up and consume food, and carry Inventory and Equipment. Fly a Pteranodon over the mountains, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, or chase down prey on a T-Rex!
  • Eat and drink to survive, with different foods having different nutritional values (including human meat!). All actions drain food and water, and long-distance travel is draining. Inventory weight slows you down, and the day/night cycle and weather alter the environment. Craft clothing, build shelter, and use fire to protect yourself against damage & the elements.


Here’s the full list of this week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales:

These deals are valid from January 30th through February 6, 2017.

Xbox One Game
Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
ARK: Scorched Earth (Game Preview) Add-On 25% DWG
ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview) Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Assassin’s Creed Unity Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Baila Latino Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Color Symphony 2 Xbox One Game 33% DWG
Forza Horizon 2 Deluxe – 10th Anniversary Edition Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Forza Horizon 2 Ultimate – 10th Anniversary Edition Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island Add-On 75% DWG
HoPiKo Xbox One Game 30% DWG
Just Dance 2016 Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Lords of the Fallen Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Lords of the Fallen Digital Complete Edition Xbox One Game 67% DWG
Mega Coin Squad Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Reus Xbox One Game 40% DWG


Xbox 360 Games
Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Anna – Extended Edition Arcade 75% DWG
DARK Games On Demand 80% DWG
DARK – Cult of the Dead Add-On 50% DWG
Dollar Dash Arcade 75% DWG
Dollar Dash – Robbers Tool Kit Add-On 50% DWG
Dollar Dash – Winter Pack Add-On 50% DWG

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.