Regardless of which next-gen platform you choose to make your roost, there always seems to be a constant flow of promotions to take advantage of. In the case of Microsoft’s console, gamers are presented with ever-changing deals but most exciting is the monthly Games With Gold — free games that rotate each month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to snatch up.
Last month, Xbox One gamers were faced with sidescrolling splendor which came in the form of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. This month though, Microsoft is switching gears and taking to the skies. Replacing the aforementioned titles, Xbox One users with a Gold subscription will be able to download fire-breathing launch title Crimson Dragon and gorgeous sci-fi shooter Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut.
As has become the norm, the above titles will be available to download from August 1 to 31. On the Xbox 360 side of things, over-the-top avatar racing title Motocross Madness will be available from August 1 to 15 while acclaimed stealth romp Dishonored will cap off the month from August 16 to 31. These titles will replace Gotham City Imposters and the cat-filled ridiculousness of BattleBlock Theater.
Whether you’re a fan of fantasy or sci-fi, racing or sneaking, Microsoft has struck a strong balance with this month’s free offerings. Dishonored alone has been met with considerable praise (check out our review) and is widely considered to be a must-play stealth experience. While the other titles may not have received the same level of acclaim, they all look to be entertaining experiences that are at least worth your download.
As this trend of offering subscribers free titles continues to grow, it will be interesting to see how the services from Microsoft’s Games With Gold to Sony’s PlayStation Plus develop. Will a higher subscriber-base encourage the unveiling of more top-tier titles or will this have an inverse effect, offering up lesser-known experiences as time goes on? One can only hope that with the competition between consoles continuing to stay heated, these offers will remain a strong means of winning over gamers.
What titles would you like to see made available on Games With Gold in subsequent months? Do you think these incentives are a nice addition to the already-existing services?
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Source: Xbox Wire