For those of you that dont know, Games with Gold is a service that Microsoft provides to their Xbox Live Gold members. The service provides Xbox One gamers with 4 free games a month: 2 Xbox One games and 2 titles from the Xbox 360 backwards compatible list, which can also be downloaded by Xbox 360 Gold members.
Since this is a new segment for Gamesavvy, I’m going to explain how it will work. First, we will announce the 4 titles and the dates and consoles they will be available on. Second, we will give a brief summary of each title and our opinion on whether we think they’re worth downloading. Finally, we will talk about some games we would like to see provided in the future.
First up, we have the 10th anniversary edition of the incredibly popular street racing game, Forza Horizon 2 which usually sits at $19.99 (USD). It will available August 1st, to the 31st on Xbox One. If you’ve never played FH2 then I highly recommend giving it a try. If there’s one thing the Forza series does better than most other racing games, its it’s the level of customization available. Not only can you customize the look of your car, but you can also swap out parts, set suspension, change tire pressure, and so much more to make the car feel exactly the way you like. I’ve played this game in the past and I will probably get sucked back into again.
Second we have Ubisoft’s For Honor regularly priced at $60.00 (USD). This one will be available August 16th through September 15th, also on Xbox One. When it was originally released, For Honor struggled due to server issues and a general lack of content. Since then they’ve added over 5,000 pieces of new content. Some of the new content includes, armor, fighters, and maps. In my opinion this game has one of the most impressive turnarounds in video game history. The development team is working on a continuous stream of updates, additions, and improvements, shaping the game to into something worthwhile. I’ve been wanting to jump back into For honor for some time now; What better time than now.
Kicking off the Xbox 360 titles, we have the sci-fi horror classic Dead Space 3. This gem would usually cost you around $20.00 (USD) and will be for available for download August 1st to the 15th. This one will be available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. Dead space 3 is the final chapter in EA’s award winning horror trilogy. I would recommend playing the first 2 games in the series so you get the entire story. All 3 titles are available on EA’s streaming service. The whole trilogy is best played alone, at night, with the lights off. If I hadn’t just replayed the entire trilogy I probably would download this one as well.
Rounding out the list we have Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. This one would cost you normally run you $19.99(USD). You will be able to will download this title August 16th to 31st on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. In this sequel to 2010’s Epic Mickey, Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit join forces to take down The Mad Doctor, who, in true Disney fashion, apparently sings most of his lines… This could be a fun time killer but I don’t think I’ll be downloading it.
August has a pretty good lineup for Games with Gold. I would really like to see bigger titles come to Games with Gold, like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (I still haven’t beaten it). I will be downloading at least 2 of this months titles and who knows maybe I’ll give Mickey the benefit of the doubt. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you would like to see.