Microsoft has announced April’s Games with Gold lineup and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to add these hits to your library.
Ryse: Son of Rome April 1-30 on Xbox One
Hack and slash your way through this beautiful, dismemberment filled third-person action-adventure in Ryse: Son of Rome. Immerse yourself in a campaign for blood and vengeance as roman soldier Marius Titus or strive to prove your worth as a true gladiator of Rome in the merciless Coliseum.
Darksiders April 1-15 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Grab the reigns as War, first of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in this third-person action RPG. In Darksiders, falsely accused of upsetting the balance between Heaven and Hell, War begins a brutal journey of redemption and revenge. Wielding an impressive array of weapons and powerful magic-based attacks, seek out and mercilessly destroy those who stand in your path.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 April 16-May 15 on Xbox One
The Walking Dead: Season 2 is a five-part, episodic interactive drama graphic adventure game, and sequel to The Walking Dead. Keep your wits about you as you guide young Clementine through an unforgiving “world gone mad”, encountering fellow survivors and exploring new zombie-infested locations.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations April 16-30 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One
This beautifully immersive third-person action-adventure is the fourth major installment in the Assassins Creed franchise and the direct sequel to Assassins Creed: Brotherhood. In Assassins Creed: Revelations jump into deep open world exploration, utilize stealth and unique combat skills, as master assassin Ezio Auditore seeks to uncover the secrets of his predecessor Altair and defeat the Templar army.
Xbox Guru Major Nelson revealed the Games With Gold Lineup for October on his Twitter account yesterday. The lineup will begin on the first of the month as normal, so gamers still have a few days to pick up the current games available which includes Mirror’s Edge and Earthlock: Festival of Magic with Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will last until October 15.
On the Xbox 360 and playable on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility, MX vs. ATV: Reflex will be available for download from October 1st through to the 15th, then switching to I Am Alive from October 16th until the end of the month.
Xbox One owners can expect to see Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings throughout the whole month, while The Escapists will be free to download October 16th until November 15th.
It’s the first of the month, and that means a whole new batch of free games! First off, is Microsoft’s Games With Gold. June is the first month of Microsoft’s revamped Games With Gold Service. Although the free game service has only been available for a year, fans have griped over the amount and content of the free games offered each month. For starters, the games have been some of the oldest games in Xbox’s library and none of the games have been available to play on Xbox One. Microsoft has finally listened to fans and is offering two free Xbox One games, two free Xbox 360 games, and one bonus game for the one year anniversary of Games With Gold. I’m actually excited about this month’s free games, as I’ve been dying to play Halo: Spartan Assault and I’ve also been interested in playing Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood. The free games for Xbox 360 are Dark Souls and Charlie Murder. The free bonus game is Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade edition, which I’m excited about because my Hello Kitty x Street Fighter fight stick will be dusted off and getting some love this month!
Halo: Spartan Assault
I usually gush about the free games for PlayStation Plus each month, but this month I’m a little disappointed about the offerings. I would assume because of Microsoft announcing their new Games With Gold services, PlayStation is changing their services to two free games per console: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the Vita. Formerly, PlayStation Plus offered one for PlayStation 4, three for PlayStation 3, and 2-3 for Vita. This month’s free PlayStation 4 games are Trine 2: The Complete Story and PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate. On PlayStation 3, we get NBA 2K14 and Sly Cooper: Thieves of Time. On Vita, there’s Terraria and Mutant Mudds Deluxe. Maybe I’m a little biased against this months offerings because I still don’t own a PlayStation 4 and don’t like sports games.
Trine 2: The Complete Story
No matter how you feel about this month’s free games, you really can’t argue with free. Especially if you’re going to subscribe to monthly online subscription services anyway. Think of it on a positive note – at least you’ll have more time to focus on E3 announcements this month!