Games with Gold is a fantastic way of getting free games every month for Xbox Live subscribers.
As Microsoft puts it, Get up to $700 or roughly Ksh72,800 worth of free games a year including Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with your Xbox One.
To put this in perspective, Microsoft charges $9.99 (Ksh1,016) per month or $59.99 (Ksh6,100) for Xbox Live Gold membership and one AAA title costs about $60. I understand, you can buy a title that you actually want to play. But trust me, titles available through Games with Gold are pretty amazing and many times AAA titles.
Just to name a few Games with Gold titles that were given for free include:
- Halo: Reach
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Tomb Raider
- Rayman Legend
Well I don’t mean Gamers will not be buying titles after purchasing Xbox Live, however, there are those games which look nice but you may not want to pay for it because you are not sure whether it is a good game or not. Games with Gold comes handy because there are many tittles that you may otherwise not pay for.
Besides this, Xbox Live membership has got other benefits too:
- Home Gold: The Xbox Live membership is tied to your gamertag, so if you are signed into 2 or more consoles in your house, all other family members can enjoy the benefits of Xbox Live
- Deals with Gold: Aside from the free games every month, Deals with Gold gives deals up to 50% to 70% on selected games.
- Online multiplayer: Playing games online with others
You can sign up for Xbox Live Gold by clicking here
Coming to the second section of this post, as I mentioned earlier, every month Xbox gives 4 free games to its Xbox Live Gold members.
February’s lineup is below:
Shadow Warrior (available to download between 01/02/2018 to 28/02/2018)
Xbox One game
Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun Lo Wang as he is ordered to acquire a legendary blade of limitless power by his deceitful employer. Betrayed and left for dead, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm preparing to push our world to the brink of destruction. Now the reluctant hero must become legend through a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to uncover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish evil back into the darkness.
Split/Second (available to download between 01/02/2018 to 15/02/2018)
Xbox 360 game (playable on Xbox One)
Split/Second is an intense arcade racing game set within the universe of a mega-budget, prime-time reality TV show. Contestants race to be the 1st across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. The city is rigged to blow and you’re in control of the action – bridges will fall, buildings will be reduced to clouds of dust and cars blown to pieces – devastating explosions will decimate your rivals and rip apart the track, creating new routes and challenging obstacles.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – India (available to download between 16/02/2018 to 15/03/2018)
Xbox One game / Normal Price: $9.99 (Ksh1,015)
Embody Arbaaz in his quest for retribution through a colourful depiction of 19th century Colonial India in 2.5D stealth gameplay.
- Travel across an amazing 19th-century India and its legendary landmarks Discover an exquisite depiction of Colonial India thanks to a palette of vibrant colours. Zip-line across the streets of Amritsar, hide in the shadows of the palace, and hunt legendary artifacts, following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great.
- Experience the thrill of being a stealthy assassin As a smart and charming Assassin, use new subterfuges to disguise and to loot. Discover all-new Assassin’s gear such as the talwar (curved sword) and chakram (circular throwing weapon) to deal great damage and interact with the environment.
- Showcase your fighting talents with the new double kill move, helix strike, or silent takedown. Be more agile than ever in even more platforming levels, and escape through the destructible environments of the squares and bazaars, leaving a trail of chaos in your wake.
- Discover a brand-new challenge mode Unlock various challenge rooms: your skills and abilities will be pushed to their limits through a complex sequence of obstacle course. Beat the score to collect artifacts, fulfill special contracts and assassinate in an exciting new game experience!
Crazy Taxi (available to download between 16/02/2018 to 28/02/2018)
Xbox 360 Arcade game (playable on Xbox One) / Normal Price: $9.99 (Ksh1,050)
Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.