This Week and Next Week on Xbox Live [XBLA & DotW]

Richard Walker

There's a bunch of good stuff on the Xbox Games Store this week and the next, with zombie survival title 'How to Survive' heading up this week's XBLA offerings with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate also making the jump from the Nintendo DS to home console in HD.

Magrunner: Dark Pulse makes it a trifecta for games on the Arcade this week, while there's also a whole bunch of DLC including the first in a new wave of add-ons for Borderlands 2, Headhunter 1: TK Baha's Bloody Harvest. You can read our review of that here. Then there's Season Passes for both Batman: Arkham Origins and WWE 2K14, the latter of which also has an Online Pass.

Then there's new content for Saints Row IV with Enter the Dominatrix, and a bunch of deals on Need for Speed games and DLC rounding out what is quite a good week for new content. Not to mention the Shocktober sale that kicks off from today in time for Halloween. Check out all the stuff below.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

  • How to Survive - 23-Oct - $14.99
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD - 25-Oct - $14.99
  • Magrunner: Dark Pulse - 25-Oct - $14.99

Game Add-ons

  • Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest - 22-Oct - $2.99
  • Saints Row IV: Enter the Domanatrix Mission Pack - 22-Oct - $6.99
  • Batman Arkham Origins: Season Pass - 25-Oct - $19.99
  • Saints Row IV: Super Hero Pack - 29-Oct - $2.99
  • WWE 2K14: Season Pass - 29-Oct - $19.99
  • WWE 2K14: Online Pass - 29-Oct - $9.99

Deal of the Week

22-Oct to 28-Oct - Need for Speed

  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Complete DLC Bundle - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Premium Timesavers Pack - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Terminal Velocity Pack - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Deluxe DLC Bundle - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Heroes Pack - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Movie Legends Pack - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Time Saver Pack - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Ultimate Speed Pack - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Booster Pack - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted Premium MOD Unlock - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted MOD Unlock Pack 1 - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted MOD Unlock Pack 2 - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted MOD Unlock Pack 3 - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: The Run - 50% off
  • Need for Speed: ProStreet - 50% off

 29-Oct to 4-Nov

  • Dead Island Riptide - 50% off
  • Dead Island Riptide Fashion Victim - 50% off
  • Dead Island Riptide Survivor Pack - 50% off
  • Dead Island - 50% off
  • Prey - 75% off
  • The Darkness - 75% off
  • The Darkness II - 75% off

Sales  & Specials

  • Shocktober - 22-Oct to 4-Nov - 50% off
    • Skulls of the Shogun - $4.99
    • The Walking Dead: 400 Days - $2.49
    • Bloodforge - $7.49
    • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime - $2.49
    • Ghostbusters: The Video Game - $7.49
    • Limbo - $7.49
  • Forza Horizon - 21-Oct - 4-Nov - $14.99

Games on Demand

  • Cabela’s African Adventures - 25-Oct
  • Wipeout: Create and Crash - 25-Oct
  • Rocksmith 2014 - 1-Nov
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Holiday 2013 - 1-Nov
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge - 1-Nov

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

[Via Major Nelson]

  • Damn. I need to get episodes 4 & 5 of The Walking Dead before getting 400 Days. Again, bummed Citadel for Mass Effect ain't here.
  • I sold my Borderlands 2 because I got the full 1625G and with this new DLC having no more achievements im pretty glad. If it were to have any new G I would probably would of had to rent the game again.
  • Borderlands 2 no achievements....bah WWE Season Pass and Batman Season Pass for me
  • Yessss bloody harvest
  • Shame to see WWE games still use the online pass seen as most games seem to be dropping them.
  • Yes. I'll take ghostbusters:SOS and 400 days on the cheap. I too am waiting for some Mass Effect DLC discounts.
  • need 4 speed most wanted deluxe bundle sale , me and my friends was waiting on that for a long time about time.. now I can finally 100% the game again...
  • It's just me or the DotW keeps getting weaker, week after week?
  • Hmm arkham origins season pass? Not getting the season pass until the first couple dlc's reviews have come out is the smart way to do it
  • These deals still kind of suck. Maybe the Xmas sale will be better.
  • Dead Island: Riptide for sure! I probably spent the same amount of money from renting that game as I will spend from purchasing it on the 29th. Yay!
  • @1: If you're looking for an extra side-story for Mass Effect 3, don't worry. It's more of a parody than anything else. Personally, I felt cheated and it soured the experience a little (played it during my first run-through) Should've been stand-alone like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, or only accessible via the main menu like Harley Quinn's Revenge, imo.
  • Is anyone else unable to DL Enter the Dominatrix via the season pass?
  • Whoa. Wtf. Nvm I got confused. Maybe darkness II
  • Getting 400 days for sure. But can anyone tell me is Skulls of the Shogun is worth £3.37?
  • I'v just found out the answer to my own question. On the in game title menu for SR IV it says Enter the Dominatrix is being released tomorrow (23rd October). I was sure it was today.
  • How to survive looks like a fun game
  • The Walking Dead: 400 Days for me, exellent!!
  • As usual this list has inaccurate dates and is missing certain items, like the Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst Add On
  • If you get Ghostbusters I'm still going for achievements in multiplayer and I can help you guys too.
  • I'd go for the Ghostbusters achievements if they weren't still glitched for me.
  • I believe there's a Thor: The Dark World character pack releasing today for Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but my game hasn't arrived yet, so I've yet to check the marketplace.
  • How to survive looks great. im just waiting for a Borderlands 2 and Dishonored sale. anyone got any inside knowledge if one might pop up??? :)
  • @23 We just had a sale on both of those games few weeks ago.
  • @15 Yes, it's definitely worth it. Great game.
  • 400 Days for me! Yay!
  • weeelp time to grab 400 days...everything else is looking pretty mehh
  • For those who haven't played The Darkness and Darkness 2, get them on sale! They are so underplayed. Also everyone should pick up Limbo, but that's pretty obvious.
  • @25 cheers mate. Will give it a go in a minute
  • Whoa, online passes!!? What is this, May 2013? The Last Of Us is the latest title I can remember having one, which is a pity considering it's a contender for the best MP of the year (the freshest anyway) and better than the single player if you like blasting people into smithereens.
  • Oh, and Ghostbusters is well worth the $7.50. I enjoyed the hell out of that game.
  • Wasn't the Naruto Storm 3 Full Burst supposed to be released today also?
  • Lol downvoted as per you cant say a thing these days, there is a thing called clearing my backlog and starting afresh. People who downvote just comment with our concerns :)
  • @32 Is was released at least in the US today (check Here in Europe it is not on the marketplace and I have not heard of any official release date yet.
  • I just checked out ps3 trophies out of curiosity thanks to the psn horror sale advert on this site and it really puts live to shame.
  • Might get 400 days and need for speed DLC. I think the nfs DLC took to long to go on sale and now I am not sure if I want it or not. @33 I don't see why people get upset when they get done voted. Your comment made somebody but hurt big fucking deal
  • @6 SOS is a pile of shit, get the retail version of ghostbusters instead.
  • @36 fair enough I shouldn't really should I lol. Just I completed it quite awhile ago and have a lot of other games to do so people who want to play it for the game can do that, I just chose not to :)
  • Everyone should give the Darkness a go!
  • I knew if I was patient, "The Walking Dead: 400 Days" would eventually go on sale. I was going to start playing them, when I heard there was one more chapter coming, so I decided to wait a bit! Now I can play them all straight through without aching over wanting to play the last chapter. I've heard the game is totally awesome... am I right?! @1 I can't believe you didn't download episodes 2 through 5 at the same time? They've been on sale (at least) twice since they came out. What did you do... buy what you could afford when they were full price? To ALL: "Need for Speed: ProStreet" had the online servers shutdown quite a while ago, so don't download it if you're expecting to get "all" the achievements!!!
  • the servers of ghostbusters the video game are offline. so there is no way off getting those achievements :/
  • Bought the 400 days :) Really wish i didnt just stop playing the others, sitting at 350 and its been months since i played them so dont remember much. Might look into prey, didnt get all them cheevos when i borrowed the game of a friend. And didnt play on the hardest dif :(
  • 75% off Prey? Best be about 50p at most then. About £6 for Darkness II sounds good though. Best get 400 Days as well.
  • How to survive and Arkham Origins are this weeks big purchases for me.
  • Still can't download halo 3, because it's locked in my region
  • Glad I waited for the need for speed stuff.Finally can play them now
  • Someone likes me on this thread, please comment so I can see you lol.
  • Why did they overload on Need For Speed? I see no relation to Halloween.
  • hmm, quite a bit for me to buy this week & next. SR IV DLC, how to survive, 2k14 season pass, BL2 DLC....... might also buy ghostbusters again for that price, mop up the remaining achievements for it. unless the online IS dead.
  • For a moment, I was excited about Dead Island Riptide, until I saw that it's currently £30, and will be £15 during the sale. The costs less than that for a physical copy. Seriously, what fucking moron pays more just the data?
  • @51 Someone who checks the price of the retail copy on Amazon and finds that it's cheaper in the DOTW sale than a new copy on Amazon.
  • Anyone know what happened to Far Cry Classic?? It was suppose to come out this past summer.
  • @51 At my local EB games it still costs $90, im definetly getting it when it goes on sale for $25
  • Mirror of Fate is kind of a mess...I really wish they'd bring Aria of Sorrow to XBLA already.
  • Sad how people are only interested in achievements, Whatever happen to just enjoying the game.
  • Does anyone know when they will be doing top-up cards to put money on your live account, like the iTunes vouchers you can buy? I still begrudge giving MS my card details!
  • @60 They're out in GAME now. I've seen £5, £10 ones and so on.
  • @59 that's fair enough I suppose. Im laying in my bed now cos I said I just did BL2 just for achievements but honest ive played 100s of games and if there were not any achievements invented I probably wouldn't of played 10% of the games ive played so I probably would of saved a lot of money lol. Borderlands 2 was ok but there were too many fetch quests and just damn right stupid missions like clearing skagg piss off rocks but I did all the game and dlc and I was just finished with it - just me lol.
  • 5: I thought the same thing. It really is a shame to see that this one game just refuses to drop a business practice that everybody hates.
  • Forza Horizon - 21-Oct - 4-Nov - $14.99 On my Dashboard, (in Canada mind you) it would seem Forza Horizon is $29.99! Is this region specific? over already? Starting late? Too many question? hmmmm....
  • here in the UK Forza Horizon is 19.99, but I was expecting lower, this seems the price it was before. Have they canceled the promotion ?
  • Same here. Forza is showing up as 29.99 for me (Canadian). Must be region specific.
  • my friend's sister-in-law makes $82 hourly on the internet. She has been laid off for eight months but last month her payment was $15922 just working on the internet for a few hours. his comment is here
  • So, where is ROCKSMITH 2014 on GAME ON DEMAND?
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