It’s that time again, a new month, a new set of Games With Gold. October brings us a stellar line up of fresh and unique titles. For Xbox One we have Overcooked and Victor Vran, and for Xbox 360 we will receive Stuntman: Ignition and Hitman: Blood Money. This is going to be a good month.
Kicking things off for Xbox One we have the infinitely frustrating team-based cooking game, Overcooked. If you ever wanted to test the strength of your communication skills, play this game. Overcooked will be available the entire month of October, starting on the 1st. In the first installment of the Overcooked series, 1-4 players work “together” to complete increasingly difficult orders throughout several ever-changing levels. Overcooked is a game for those that are good at multitasking and working with others. If you’re looking for a new and exciting party game then you should definitely give Overcooked a download. If you thought Mario Kart could ruin a friendship then this probably isn’t the game for you.
This second game couldn’t be more different from the first if it tried. In a few words, Victor Vran is a steampunk dungeon crawler. This Diablo-style adventure will be available from October 16th to November 15th. One thing that set’s Victor Vran apart from your typical dungeon crawler is the lack of a class system; you will gain new weapons and abilities throughout the roughly 10-hour campaign. The quality of the voice acting from this game is probably one of the most impressive aspects. The gameplay, while rewarding, can sometimes feel stale if you don’t change up your play style. I’ll be giving Victor Vran another playthrough.
Have you ever wanted to live the exciting life of a Hollywood stunt driver, but don’t want to die in a horrible accident? Then boy this games for you. Stuntman: Ignition is your basic mission based driving game. You can download this title from October 1st to the 15th on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Complete certain objectives to earn more points, the more points the higher rating you will receive. This game is in a weird area for driving games, it’s not technical enough to be put in the same category as Forza, and it’s not fun enough to be counted amongst the Burnout series. Stuntman: Ignition is a hard pass for me.
Rounding out the list is arguably the best game in the Hitman franchise, Hitman: Blood Money. This is the 4th installment in the increasingly popular Hitman series. This is a great starting point for anyone that’s ever had an interest in the series. You will be able to start downloading this title on October 16th. The thing that set this game apart from the other Hitman games was the freedom of how you completed your missions. I’ve played through this game a few times and now that it’s free I’ll probably play through it again.
This isn’t the best Games With Gold we’ve seen but it is a great improvement from the recent months. I’ll be downloading at least 3 of these titles to either play or replay. Let us know what games you would like to see featured on the Games With Gold segment.