The anticipated Games with Gold for Xbox One is now live on the games marketplace this month as both Halo: Spartan Assault, and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, await your install. Quickest way to find them both is to “Xbox Bing” them with voice command to search for them and hit the FREE option. Both games are only available for a limited time, so grab the one you don’t own whilst you can for nothing. If you already own them both, hopefully next month’s titles will be eye-catching for you.
Halo: Spartan Assault scored 85% in our review this year:
Gameplay is very solid as a HALO Experience. You have the action from fire fights against increasingly more difficult Covenant forces form Grunts to Elites, with the later missions throwing vehicle use into the mix with Scorpion tanks, Wraiths and Ghosts all of which can be piloted and used and you can even steal vehicles from enemies with the same satisfaction as booting an Elite off his Ghost just like a regular HALO game. The better you play means a higher score and reward in XP for that mission. Scores are uploaded to a Global leaderboard and you can compare your score against anyone on your friends list with the game as your score determins which medal you get for that mission, bronze, silver or gold for hitting their target scores.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood scored 70% in our review this year:
The first hour of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is spent outrunning the massive giant who inevitably turns its attention to Max. During this what you quickly see is the amount of depth Press Play bestows upon us is mind-blowing. Watching the size comparison between Max, the giant monster, the desert and the jungle tower was captivating. This chase serves a good purpose and forces you to get accustomed to Max’s tighter controls along the way. The game to this point felt like a genuinely solid plat-forming experience, that was until it introduced its main, defining mechanic in its second level: the marker.
Enjoy your freebies!