Xbox Live with Gold games for February 2019 have been announced, bringing a ray of hot sunshine in a month that is full of icy days. If you plan to stay home with a duvet in the coming weeks, these free video games should help pass the time.
This month also sees another instance of Microsoft including an original Xbox game in the promotion, playable on Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility – in the December 2005 batch, the Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction action adventure was temporarily free.
There's still time to pick up some of the Games with Gold promotion titles last month if you have not already. The World Rally Championship is still available for download until February 15, and you have until the end of January 31 to catch Celeste on Xbox One and Far Cry 2 on Xbox 360.
These are titles that are free to Xbox Live Gold members this month, with links to every listing on the Xbox site.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon: February 1 to February 28
This 2D tribute to the classic NES Castlevania games is a prequel to the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the spiritual successor crowdfunded for portions of the franchise of Symphony of the Night onwards.
While Ritual of the Night will take a Metroidvania approach (unlocking new abilities to access previously blocked areas, and so on), Curse of the Moon is a simpler action platform game with distinct levels played in a linear fashion.
For fans of the iconic series of horror adventures that are chewing the Ritual of the Night, this retro company game should help you until ROTN is released later this year.
Super Bomberman A: February 16 to March 15
After a hiatus and some unfolding of, say, variable quality, Bomberman returned with this restarted adventure. Keeping the gameplay formula in the series, you'll run into grid-based levels descending bombs to clear paths and defeat opponents.
Along with the campaign (solo or co-op), there are a whole host of online and local arenas to play.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue: February 1 to February 15
This sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag serves not only as a prequel to AC III, but also sets the events of AC: Unity that if you are one of those people who invested in the knowledge of the franchise, probably creates some appeal even though Rogue is not far from the formula.
The usual stealth action game awaits, but what gives Rogue a slightly unique twist is that you play as a Templar, the villains of the series. The protagonist Shay Cormac begins as a killer, but flaws to the other side after becoming dubious about the group's goals. Dun Dunn DUNNN!
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy: February 16 to February 28
Released on the original Xbox in 2003, the Jedi Academy is an action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe that puts it in the place of Jedi apprentice Jaden Korr, who engages in a quest to defeat a Sith cult that stole the Force. energy for harmful purposes.
Just like a series of Force powers, you can use a lightsaber and firearms, alternating the perspective between the first and third person when appropriate.
There is also a multiplayer mode, although since the game's MP servers are now offline, this is limited to 4-player local split screen on Xbox One.
How does Xbox Games work with Gold?
As a reward for keeping their Xbox Live Gold subscription, members receive two Free Gold Games per month for download for a limited time on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Titles range from older AAA blockbusters and cult indie hits to understated gems and – very occasionally – a new release. Microsoft has sometimes included an original Xbox title in the batch.
The Xbox 360 and the original Xbox games in the promotion are backward compatible with the Xbox One, which means that owners of the current Microsoft console can actually get four free games a month.
Games are yours to keep, even if you cancel your Xbox Live Gold subscription after downloading them. Just select the "Gold" tab on your Xbox One or Xbox 360. Alternatively, you can use the Xbox site.
Even if you have not yet upgraded to an Xbox One, you can still win these games for free as long as you have an Xbox Live Gold account. Just go to the Xbox site, go to the title listing page and redeem the offer. The game will appear in the Ready to Install & # 39; console if you buy an Xbox One in the future.