Xbox’s Games With Gold program can be a mixed bag of delights from time to time. Most likely because taste can be subjective, but also because the games on offer are usually sometimes well past their expiry date. It’s a bit of a gamble each month, but this month is an absolute knockout. Because the love of month is being headlined by games that range from prequel sagas through to one of the finest simulators of horses under the hood in recent years.
- Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime – Available from February 1-28 on Xbox One
- Project Cars Digital Edition – Available from February 16-March 15 on Xbox One
- Monkey Island 2: Special Edition – Available from February 1-15 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Available from February 16-28 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One
AW YISS SON. I know that Project Cars is the main event here, but dammit man I’m still a huge fan of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. A game which definitely doesn’t have a terrible sequel that was over within a number of hours that could be counted on one hand if it had been introduced to a woodchipper, Nope.
It’s one of the last great games that LucasArts managed to publish, a prequel with a story that was far superior to an entire trilogy of movies, years before Rogue One took an early trip to the Death Star. I played that game broken in pursuit in a of a black-bladed lightsaber, and I enjoyed every second of it. Fun fact: The actor behind the motion capture and voice of Vader’s secret Apprentice Starkiller (Sam Witwer), is also the voice of Darth Maul and Darth Sidious on Star Wars The Clone Wars and Rebels.
Small universe hey? Anyway, that’s a great line-up right there. Monkeys, cars and the Force. Good job this month Xbox.