Once again, Microsoft has published their weekly Windows Store Red Stripe deals, and the Windows 10 Deals Hub app is the best place to check them out. This week brings us seven apps and games including the most significant gaming title ever published as a Universal Windows app.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Microsoft released the PC version of the popular Xbox One title Rise of the Tomb Raider as a Universal Windows app in the Windows Store.
After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity. Lara must use her wits and survival skills, form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider. Experience high-octane action moments, conquer beautifully hostile environments, engage in brutal guerilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs in the evolution of survival action. In “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” Lara becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition.
The massive title is on sale right now for $53.99, down from the a non-promotional price of $59.99, making it reasonable for a major PC gaming title but somewhat unusual for a Windows Store title. We'll likely see more apps come in at a higher price point as the Universal Windows Platform starts attracting larger and more robust software.
Note that the game does have some serious hardware requirements, unlike most Windows Store games so far. You'll want to have at least 6GB of RAM and a decent discrete GPU, as well as 35GB of storage for the base game.
Drift Mania: Street Outlaws
Next up is a racing game that takes you through a number of locations with excellent 3D graphics.
Drift Mania: Street Outlaws takes the heat to the streets allowing players to battle and compete in underground drift events based on various world locations.
From Japan where it all began, to the Swiss Alps, Desert Canyons and the steep hills of San Francisco, Street Outlaws will take you to the edge of your seat while drifting around some of the most hazardous roads.
Delivering the same addictive gameplay as the other titles of the Drift Mania series, Street Outlaws features high end 3D graphics, more realistic controls and a new improved multiplayer mode.
HIGH DEFINITION GRAPHICS
Drift Mania: Street Outlaws includes next generation 3D graphics specially optimized for your mobile hardware to provide you with the best drifting experience.
CUSTOMIZE & UPGRADE YOUR CAR
Fully customize your vehicle’s appearance with custom paint jobs, body kits, custom wheels, windows tints and spoilers. Make it your one of a kind drift beast! Upgrade your ride by installing aftermarket performance products to gain an extra edge against the competition.
Adjust different aspects of your car including the suspension, steering sensitivity, gear ratio and weight distribution to suit your own driving style.
The game is on sale for $0.99, down from $1.99 for the next six days.
If you're looking for a logic puzzle to keep your brain fresh, then you might want to check out The Bridge.
The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.
The game is available for the next six days for $3.49, down from $6.99
Next up is an offline turn-based strategy game that supports from one to eight players.
Sengoku Jidai is an offline turn-based strategy game for one up to eight players. It combines the advantages of a board game and a computer game. The Players come into the situation of a tactical competition. They can arrange alliances and are almost regardless of the random. Computer player complete the number of players and provide additional dynamics on the playing field. You can interrupt and continue the game anytime. So it is also an ideal travel companion on smartphone and tablet. There are just a few rules. Additional the minimal design provides an easy overview and usability.
You'll need to ante up $1.99 for the next six days on Windows 10 devices only, down from the usual $3.99 price.
The final game on this week's list of Red Stripe deals is Bloons TD5, a popular tower defense game.
Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability.
The Bloons are back in full HD glory and this time they mean business! Build awesome towers, choose your favorite upgrades, hire cool new Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon in the best ever version of the most popular tower defense series in history.
Featuring an all New Tower and Special Agent, glorious HD graphics, original Tracks and Special Missions, a whole new tier of Specialty Building upgrades, and a never-before-seen Monkey Lab to upgrade your towers, Bloons TD 5 delivers hours of fun and challenging play to fans and new players alike.
“Nations need to brace themselves for a complete loss of productivity” - Jayisgames, 4.7/5.0
More Awesome New Features:
- Cool new towers – Heli Pilot, Bloonchipper, Engineer
- Exclusive new Special Agent – Radadactyl
- All new Monkey Lab – researches unique abilities and tower upgrades
- Specialty Building Tier 4 Upgrades
- Exclusive tracks
And that's just the beginning - heaps of planned updates will keep Bloons TD 5 fresh, fun, and challenging for many months to come. Now it's time to pop some Bloons!
This app contains optional In-app Purchases, ranging from $0.99 to $49.99 USD, to unlock upgrades and top-up in-game resources.
Bloons TD5 is on sale for the next six days for $4.99, down from a hefty $9.99.
The first app on this week's list is intended to help you improve your reading speed and retention.
Reading Trainer improves your reading speed and retention rate with 12 challenging and fun exercises. The popular speed reading app is finally available on Windows 8 and 10! - Significant increases in your reading speed - Eye-exercises and improvements in your mental capacity
This speed reading app provides everything you need to read texts of all types faster, more effectively and most of all, with better retention.
The PowerReader allows you to get your daily work done while practicing important reading skills. Learning reading techniques has never been this much fun! Double your reading speed in just a few days.
Trial users have used this software to increase their reading speed by an average of 143% in 10 days.
Do you currently need 30 minutes to read the daily paper? Soon you will read two papers and, in addition, another chapter in an interesting non-fiction book – within the same time period. This innovative app provides the ideal platform to achieve measurable results with a minimum of effort.
You can improve your reading skills for only $1.99 for the next six days, down from the usual $3.99.
MoBu - Financial management
The last app on this week's list is MoBu - Financial management, aimed at helping you better manage your personal finances.
Revolutionize your personal finances management and finally put money aside. When other applications only offer you to enter and track your expenses and income, MoBu lets you in addition define expenditure and savings budgets, and fully analyze your financial wealth and simulate the future.
Intuitive and easy to use, MoBu allows you to manage and analyze your financial wealth and your spendings and savings.
At a glance, MoBu offers different views of your financial assets and allows you to simulate the future, such as obtaining a new loan or a new job. You can even see how much money you could have set aside in 5, 10 or 20 years!
You can start organizing your finances for only $3.49 for the next six days, a significant savings from the usual $6.99
There you have it, all of the deals in this week's Red Stripe deals collection. Make sure to grab any interesting titles soon, because they won't last forever.