Survival horror zombie game Deadlight now free on Xbox 360

If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, that is.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers can now pick up a free copy of Tequila Works' 2012 survival horror zombie platformer game Deadlight on Xbox 360. It is free as part of Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion, replacing Hitman: Absolution, which was free April 1-15.

GameSpot gave Deadlight a 6.5 score upon release in 2012. Reviewer Chris Watters said, "Deadlight draws you in with its rich, pervasive atmosphere, but doesn't give you much to do once you're there."

Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion was announced last year during the company's E3 media briefing. The program offers up two free games per month to Xbox Live Gold ($60/year) subscribers. A similar service will be offered on Xbox One, but Microsoft hasn't yet said when this program will begin or what games will be offered.

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Deadlight (2012)

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33 comments
sooty1987
sooty1987

side scrolling games *Shudders* so old fashioned 

joehast
joehast

Still can't get this game to play. START GAME and then it freezes on the loading screen or sometimes I get passed the loading screen and it freezes right at the beginning of the game.

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

These are the games I already had:


*Fable III

Dead Rising 2 (bought on digital sale)

*Halo 3

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution

Gears of War (christmas present)


The games with the *'s are the only ones I paid full price for.

Karchy
Karchy

After 10 minutes the game falls apart. Really bad

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

I bought this game last year for $5 during a 50% off Deal Of The Week on XBL. Now they offer it for free to Gold members??

I want my money back.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Decent game, but this is not a survival horror game by any means. There is no exploring/scavenging for supplies and it is not really scary by any means, nor is it very graphic. It is survival in the same manner that hordes of other games have survival in them...you try not to die.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

not good enough MS still below accepted standards 

parabolee77
parabolee77

I half decent free game with XBL Gold! Wonders will never cease.


croxus
croxus

Too late, now i am on PSN+

vadagar1
vadagar1

mehh zombie games EVERYWHERE

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

A few people recommended this game awhile back, but I never got around to it.

Now I'll just add it to the "owned" backlog!

Dieofnv
Dieofnv

OMG you need xbox live gold to download it ?!?!?

thank Eddy Makuchhhhh!!! 

tonez82
tonez82

Still not available on 360 free to gold dashboard as of 10:30 am CST...rolling out in different zones throughout the day?

chris91090
chris91090

Free is free. Haters gonna hate.

MrMojoRisin70
MrMojoRisin70

Another crappy free game on Xbox. Big surprise.

At least it's from this decade.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

I need something new to play

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Never heard of this game but I will sure to download this when I get home.

joehast
joehast

I can't even get passed the first loading screen to start playing the game.

deadpen
deadpen

@PSYCHOV3N0M  almost all the games they have offered I've already bought new, I think they have a list of their games and go from most sold down. Can't loose money if you offer a game that everyone already owns.

porkchameleon
porkchameleon

@vadagar1 This one was pretty good, though (as much as I'm tired of zombies everywhere personally).


Quite short and easy 400 GS, but fun while it lasts.

uncha1n3d
uncha1n3d

@EasyComeEasyGo  It was part of the summer of arcade a few years ago if i remember correctly. Its a good game. Looks good too

esk1m00k
esk1m00k

@gameroutlawzz @MrMojoRisin70No one cares if you defend this.Chill the fk out and go play the Last of us on whatever platform you can get it on.Seriously it is that good a videogame and thats what counts.

ThaGoodDokter
ThaGoodDokter

@gameroutlawzz did you at least play the game before criticize ? because i have played both and the last of us with upgrade graphics can be bought again and played again... i own an xboxone and a ps4 so i am not a fan boy of any system. the last of us was just a really good game.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@uncha1n3d @EasyComeEasyGo  It's a zombie platformer. Basically you run from point A to point B to reach the ultimate goal and pick up collectibles, keys,ammo, and shit along the way. The majority of the gameplay is puzzle platforming - having to use certain tools to accomplish certain things and time things right, unless you like getting cut in half by saws for example. It's a pretty good game, especially considering it's normally super cheap. Twas made by a lot of former Blizzard developers who formed Tequila. It will only take  you a few hours to beat if you rush through it and don't give up but still. The story is told pretty much entirely through comic book like cutscenes and the story presentation is kind of rough but meh.

TabularBeast
TabularBeast

@ThaGoodDokter I for one did play it and I was not impressed. It was a good game, don't get me wrong, just not outstanding or worth the hype it got. I will be getting it again for my PS4 but I do not understand the 10's or even the 9's that it got. To me Uncharted was more worthy of that.