Microsoft’s Xbox Live has long been one of the most popular social gaming services available on consoles. In June 2013, the Games with Gold program started, giving gamers subscribed to Xbox Live the ability to download and play full Xbox 360 titles for as long as they were subscribed to Xbox Live. In June 2014, the program was expanded to Xbox One.
This month’s list of Games with Gold for Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles has landed with three new titles, one for the Xbox One and a couple more oldies for the Xbox 360. I gotta admit, looking forward to some Worms™ Battlegrounds action myself!
Worms Battlegrounds – Xbox One
Available November 1-30 – 1.92GB
Worms™ Battlegrounds brings friends and families together in the noble pursuit of self‐improvement, world domination and exploding sheep. Worms™ Battlegrounds is the biggest and best Worms™ game to date – more worms, larger landscapes, more dynamic water, more weapons and more customisation items than ever before. It features beautiful high definition 3D visuals (but still retains the classic 2D gameplay) with new lighting effects, new features to help users interact socially, exciting additions to improve the single player experience, and more of everything a Worms fan could want. Form Clans, Take On The World Join together with friends and other Worms™ Battlegrounds players to form a fearsome team; name your clan, design your own emblem, promote other players to act as leaders and officers. Enter your clan into the league and fight together to make your mark on the leaderboards. Nobody wants an empty trophy cabinet! Slick Single Player Gameplay Too Story Mode’ adds a ton of variety by introducing physics based contraptions for the first time ever. A plethora of interesting machinery spices up the gameplay, and makes solo Worms™ much more fun! The single‐player game isn’t only about dealing death and destruction, it’s also about negotiating tricky swinging rope bridges and rescuing friendlies from death defying traps! The player spends much more time playing, and much less time waiting for their A.I. opponent to take a shot. Worms™ Battlegrounds is the most fully featured version of Worms™ yet!
- Using the Game DVR have some of your greatest moments captured and stored for other to see or simply for you to relive the epic carnage you’ve caused.
- Clan Support
- Multiplayer Clan Leagues
- Clan Emblem Editor
- Companion website
- Day to Night Lighting Transitions
- Physics Based ‘Contraptions’
- Landscape Editor
- Over 200 individual customisation items for the worms
- 65 Weapons and Utilities including 10 outrageous new items: Mega Mortar, Gravedigger, Winged Monkey, Oxygen, Worm Charm, Bovine Blitz, Whoopsie Cushion, Teleport Raygun, Aqua Pack and The Equiliser
- 4 Improved Worm Classes including new special abilities
- 5 Environments: Inca, Viking, Feudal Japan, Industrial Revolution and Prehistoric
- Multiplayer Deathmatch and Fort modes
- 25 Single Player story missions
- 10 ‘Worm‐Ops’ time attack missions
- The fastest times set on Worm Ops’ missions are recorded and can be viewed from the leaderboards
- 30% Larger Landscapes
The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief – Xbox 360
Available December 1 thru December 15 – 3.13GB
The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief is a thrilling crime adventure in three episodes from the creators of ‘The Book of Unwritten Tales’. Full of twists and turns, it immerses you in both sides of the story, combining thrill-of-the-chase whodunit with the risk and reward of a heist story. Paris, 1960. Europe is in the grip of the gentleman master thief The Raven. His burglaries are spectacular and he always emerges unscathed. Young hotshot investigator Nicolas Legrand stuns the public when he confronts the master thief and fatally wounds him. London, 1964. An ancient ruby – one of the legendary ‘Eyes of the Sphinx’ – is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the Raven’s footsteps? – Legrand is back on the case. At the same time in Zurich a phone rings. Constable Anton Jakob Zellner looks up from behind a mountain of files. He has no idea what lies hidden in a bank vault, just a few hundred meters away from him. As he reaches for the receiver his life takes a crucial turn… King Art’s thrilling crime adventure – full of twists and turns – immerses you in both sides of the story, combining elements of classic whodunit and heist stories.
***NOTE: the link from Major Nelson goes to Episode 1, no word if the free game consists of just Episode 1 or the complete series.
SSX – Xbox 360
Available December 16 thru December 31 – 3.68GB
A modern day reinvention of one of the most critically acclaimed arcade franchises of all-time, EA SPORTS™ SSX will allow players to experience the franchise’s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic mountain ranges all over the world. Utilizing NASA topographical satellite data, we’ve mapped out a Massive World for players to explore. Using a Google-Earth inspired interface, navigate throughout nine expansive mountain ranges and regions, each with multiple peaks and multiple drops. SSX packs reality-defying gameplay into every run letting players Race, Trick, and Survive down huge open mountains. In addition, Explore, Global Events and RiderNet – SSX’s recommendation engine – headline an online feature set that will revolutionize social competition for gamers, making it fun and easy to compete with friends on your schedule.
There it is, this month’s Games with Gold titles! Are you excited for any of this month’s Xbox Live Games with Gold titles? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!