Category Archives: Games with Gold

Forza Horizon 2 and Dead Space 3 now available with August Games with Gold

Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition and Dead Space 3 are now available for free as part of Xbox Games with Gold for August. Coming up later in the month are For Honor and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

Forza Horizon 2 Standard: 10th Anniversary Edition – Drive over 200 exotic cars and explore the beautiful vistas of southern France and northern Italy like never before, in this 10th anniversary edition of Forza Horizon 2. Show off your driving skills with friends online in challenging races and events, day or night, in dynamic weather conditions. A world of beauty and freedom awaits in this ultimate celebration of speed and style.

For Honor Standard Edition – Be prepared to enter the chaos of war in For Honor. Mix speed, strategy, and team-play across several multiplayer modes as you control your favorite warriors, be they bold Knights, brutal Vikings, or deadly Samurai. Master the innovative Art of Battle combat system and guide your armies to ultimate victory.

Dead Space 3 – Return as protagonist Isaac Clarke in the survival horror game Dead Space 3. Joined by Sgt. John Carver, travel to the ominous ice planet of Tau Volantis to uncover the secrets of the Necromorph plague. With online co-op mode, join a friend and use teamwork to end the deadly threat once and for all.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Grab your magic paintbrush and return to save the world of Wasteland once again in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Pair up with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, interact with classic cartoon characters of the past, and defeat the Mad Doctor in this heroic two-player co-op adventure.

Grab Sonic racing, Assassin’s Creed and more on Xbox Games with Gold in June

This June, Xbox Game with Gold line up brings us some great treats.

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All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time.

Details on each game are below:

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

In the final chapter of the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy, play as the assassin Nikolai Orelov as you continue the centuries-old battle against the Templars. Set in the backdrop of the October Revolution in early 20th century Russia, you must infiltrate the Templar base, steal back an ancient treasure, and rescue the princess in this exciting 2.5D action-adventure.

Smite Gold Bundle

Get ready to join one of the most-played titles on the Xbox One. Choose from over 90 gods and mythological icons, including Thor, Loki, and Cerberus and wage war in epic online battles. Exclusive to Gold members, the Smite Gold Bundle offers over $100 worth of free content, including 20 extra gods and over 50 bonus items such as skins, announcer packs, and more.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Join Sonic and over 20 legendary Sega characters in this ultimate racing title. Transform your vehicles mid-race from car, boat, and plane as you try to win on land, sea, and air. Challenge up to 10 players online or play against your friends on four-player split-screen. With 16 dynamic tracks to test your skills. It’s not racing; it’s racing transformed!

LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

Relive the scenes from all four of your favorite “Indiana Jones” movies, as only the LEGO games can. Build and battle your way out of trouble, create your own levels, and play two-player split-screen for a true, one-of-a-kind experience!

Games with Gold for May 2018 includes Metal Gear Solid 5

Games with Gold May 2018 has got some nice little treats for us.

On the Xbox One you’ll get:

Super Mega Baseball 2
The critically acclaimed Super Mega Baseball series is back with gorgeous new visuals, deep team and league customization, and long-awaited online multiplayer modes. Fancy yourself as either a rookie or baseball purist, SMB2 packs a mode for everyone. Compete in ranked matchmaking (1v1), dominate friends in arranged matches (1v1, 2v1, 2v2), or take on the AI (solo, local co-op, online co-op) – all kept fair by the dynamic difficulty system known as Ego.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ushering in a new era for the franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine, MGSV: The Phantom Pain will give players a first-rate gaming experience as they are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions, allowing them to find their own unique way to achieve victory. Traverse the world with jeeps, tanks, horseback and even on foot! Stay alert and don’t forget to call on AI companions when needed!

While the Xbox 360 titles are:

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Join Axel, Blaze, and company as they battle the evil Mr. X across all three Streets of Rage games. Originally released for the Sega Genesis, the classic brawler series has now been updated for release on Xbox Live Arcade! Earn all new achievements, take on challenging new game trials, compete with other players across Xbox Live Leaderboards, and clean up the streets with a friend in two-player local and online co-op!

Vanquish
This is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid, and frantic combat system. You play as Sam Gideon, a DARPA agent armed with the Augmented Reaction Suit (ARS) that gives him extraordinary combat powers to help evade attacks and take down enemies. Take too much damage and the ARS allows Sam the ability to slow down time, helping to give him the edge in battle.

The Witness and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate are April’s Games With Gold

Yes, you read that correctly, The Witness and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate are your Xbox One Games With Gold for April 2018. Both games were released in 2016, and were both reviewed extremely well here on TiX, with The Witness getting a stonking score of 9.9, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate getting an 8.8! With those scores on the doors surely this is the best month ever for the Games With Gold program!

The Witness is available from 1st April through to the 30th, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate from April 15th to May 15th. For the Xbox 360 owners amongst us, and available on the Xbox One via the magic of Backwards Compatibility are Cars 2 (April 1st to 15th) and Dead Space 2 (April 16th to 30th).

The Witness – You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home. The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

Download from the Xbox store here.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – London, 1868. In the heart of the Industrial Revolution, lead your underworld organization and grow your influence to fight those who exploit the less privileged in the name of progress.

Download Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate from the Xbox Store here.

 

Trials of the Blood Dragon and Brave now available FREE with Xbox Games With Gold

It’s March, and its officially the first day of Spring, unless you live in the UK (like us) where you will be experiencing the worst snow storms and winds in years! But, the first day of March also brings Trials of the Blood Dragon and Brave available for free with Xbox Games with Gold.

Trials of the Blood Dragon – Discover an epic single player experience, combining the top notch gameplay of Trials with the unique style and attitude of Blood Dragon. Take control of Rex Power Colt’s cybercommando kids as they drive, shoot, swing, tame and travel through different environments. Expect also hot competition with Ghost mode, Global Score and Leaderboards.

• TRIALS WITH A STORYLINE – 30 missions across 7 different worlds, fully animated cut scenes, colourful characters and a self-contained story set 12 years after the events of Far Cry Blood Dragon.

• OFF YER BIKE! – As well as the trusty Motorbike, discover the art of the BMX, 8-wheel tank, Turbo Flip R/C, jetpack and mine cart. You migh even have to go on foot, a first in the history of Trials.

• USE YOUR HANDS – Beyond driving, the level of action is cranked up with the addition of weapons and a grappling hook, bringing a whole new level of gameplay to the world of Trials. If you don’t succeed at first, try shooting it.

Download Trials of the Blood Dragon here!

Brave: The Video Game – Challenge destiny and change your fate! Play as Merida, a Will ‘o the Wisp and other popular characters from the Disney Pixar film, as you run, jump and battle your way through the rugged landscape of mythical Scotland. With your wits and bravery, face off against fierce enemies to end a magical curse and save the kingdom!

Download Brave: The Video Game here!

 

Games with Gold for March 2018 revealed

Xbox Lives Game with Gold for March 2018 has been announced and there is a cracker of a game for members.

First up, On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Trials of the Blood Dragon for free during the month of March, while the fantastic SUPERHOT will be available as a free download from March 16th to April 15th. If you want to know why we loved SUPERHOT so much, just check out our review.

On Xbox 360, starting March 1st, Brave: The Video Game will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through March 15th. Then on March 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Quantum Conundrum for free through March 31st.

Xbox Games With Gold for February 2018 announced

It’s that time of the month where we find out the details of the next Xbox Games With Gold. In February 2018 Xbox One owners will be getting Shadow Warrior and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, whilst 360 gamers will get Split Second and the classic Crazy Taxi. Of course, the two 360 titles will also be playable on your Xbox One through the magic of Backwards Compatibility!

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.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India sees you embody Arbaaz in his quest for retribution through a colourful depiction of 19th century Colonial India in 2.5D stealth gameplay. 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. 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.

 

Games With Gold Announced for January 2018

As we head into 2018, Xbox have announced the Games With Gold line-up for January 2018. From January 1st through to 31st we have The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3, which will make its debut on Xbox One and will be Xbox One X Enhanced upon release. Then, from Jan 16th to February 15th we have the London based Zombie survival game Zombi.

On the Xbox 360, and of course available on the Xbox One via the Backwards Compatibility program, are Tomb Raider Underworld, which is free from January 1st to 15th, and then Army of Two, from Jan 16th to 31st.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3 – In this final chapter of the trilogy, you’ll see Borgovia in its darkest state. The civil war may be over, but a strange cult is prophesying the end of the world. Van Helsing will do battle against even more terrifying beasts with an expanded arsenal for six specialized character classes and a more detailed, diverse leveling system. He’s now prepared to face his archenemy in this world of squabbling factions and criminals, but he won’t be alone — Lady Katarina, his ghost companion, is still with him and her story is set to be revealed as well.

Zombi – How long do you think you can survive in the streets of London, surrounded by the infected among the roads and underground canals? If you happen to fall victim to these mindless enemies, you’ll lose all your possessions. Start again as a different survivor and you can fight your way back to recover your stash. Plan well and you may make it out alive.

Tomb Raider Underworld – Dive, climb, fight, and jump your way back into the world of Lara Croft as she travels around the world to uncover the mystery surrounding Thor’s Hammer. You’ll need all of your new combat options and gear to help prevent a forgotten power being unleashed that could destroy civilization.

Army of Two – Combat, camaraderie, and cash. Bring your best buddy (or play with the AI) in this innovative co-op third-person shooter centered around the world of private military enterprise. Earn and spend your money to improve your weapons and increase your lethality as your jobs will take you around the world, from Afghanistan to South Korea, where your team will confront a conspiracy that threatens the entire world.

 

November 2017 Games with Gold announced

November 2017 Games with Gold will see four great new games become available for Xbox Live Gold Members.

On Xbox One, members can download Trackmania Turbo for free during the month of November, while Tales from the Borderlands Complete Season will be available as a free download from November 16th to December 15th.

On Xbox 360, starting November 1st, NiGHTS into dreams will be free through November 15th. Then on November 16th, you can download Deadfall Adventures for free through November 30th.

What do you think of November’s offerings?

September’s Games with Gold revealed

September’s Games with Gold have been revealed over at Xbox Wire.

On Xbox One we have Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition followed by the supernatural adventure of Oxenfree (which is awesome).

Then on Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we have the arcade boat racer Hydro Thunder Hurricane as well as the iconic multiplayer shooter Battlefield 3.

Availability dates are below: