Xbox Games with Gold – February 2016
Microsoft today announced the free titles that will be available to Xbox Live Gold members in February 2016.
Xbox Games With Gold has gotten even better now that Xbox One members get double the free games every month with Backward Compatibility! You can get your FREE Xbox One fix as well as a trip down memory lane with the Xbox 360 games now playable on the Xbox One!
One of the nice things about Games with Gold is that it gives Xbox gamers a chance to play – totally for free – not only the biggest titles, but also the awesome indie stuff that you might have missed. In February, Xbox Live Gold members get a mix of both. On Xbox One gamers will be able to play the excellent action-RPG/deck builder Hand of Fate and the slick, stealth-action title Styx: Master of Shadows. On Xbox 360, gamers get the brawling action of Sacred Citadel, and the classic third-person shooter Gears of War 2. All four titles are playable on Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility.
As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program. Get downloading!
So the run down:
- Hand of Fate: Available from February 1-29 on Xbox One
- Styx: Master of Shadows: Available from February 16-March 15 on Xbox One
- Sacred Citadel: Available from February 1-15 on Xbox 360
- Gears of War 2: Available from February 16-29 on Xbox 360
Hand of Fate has a unique game design you’ll have never come across before. Combining deck-building, tarot cards, choose-your-own-adventure, brawling, and role-playing elements – along with a bizarre and memorable narrator/villain.
For a more traditional gameplay experience, you’ve got Styx: Master of Shadows, in which you take on the role of the titular goblin Styx as he attempts to infiltrate the heavily fortified Tower of Akenash and steal the Heart of the World. In so doing, he discovers not only the hidden secrets of magic and the world he’s in, but also his own origins.
For those who are more interested in just busting heads, however, the Xbox 360 offers two awesome Games with Gold titles in February. First off is Sacred Citadel, a brawler set in the medieval world of Sacred, in which swords and sorcery coexist in an ever-shifting landscape. With three-player cooperative combat, plenty of loot to collect, tons of enemies to take down, and four different characters to master, you get plenty of content to keep you hammering away with your friends for hours on end.
Or, if you’re looking for blockbuster action, Games with Gold is also giving you Gears of War 2. Arguably the greatest action game ever created when it was released, the second installment in the landmark third-person shooter series, Gears of War 2 puts you back in the heavily armored shoes of Marcus Fenix as he, Dom Santiago, and the other members of Delta Squad take the fight to the Locust army, battling their way into the depths of Sera to strike at the heart of the enemy. It’s just a few good soldiers against enormous odds – but if you feel like taking a break, you can always go online with Gears of War’s acclaimed cooperative multiplayer mode, Horde, or play a range of intense competitive multiplayer modes against players around the globe.