These are your new Xbox Games for Gold

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Microsoft’s reactionary “Games for Gold” reward for Xbox Live gold users started off pretty poorly, giving Xbox 360 owners games they’ve owned for half a decade already. It’s been getting steadily better, I suppose. Last Month’s offerings included Dead Island (and its sequel, Riptide, to those in South Africa) and Toy Solders: Cold War. Here’s what Xbox Live Gold members get this month.


The first offering, which is available right now,  is Sid Meier’s Civilisation: Revolution, which brings the fabled strategy series to consoles, pretty successfully, too. It’s essentially “Civilisation Lite.” Only it was released in 2008 – so we’re getting pretty old stuff again. It’s available from March 1 until March 15.

Later in the month you’ll be able to download Dungeon Defenders, a multiplayer action RPG with tower defence sensibilities. Starting its life as a mobile game, Dungeon Defenders  made the console leap, hitting Xbox Live Arcade and PSN in 2011. South Africans, instead of Dungeon Defenders, will be getting Full House Poker – as confirmed by SA’s Microsoft PR guy. 


I’m not going to make the obligatory statements about Sony’s PlayStation Plus being superior, or the regular counterpoint that Games for Gold games are your for life once they’ve been downloaded because these are things we keep hearing, every single month.

Instead, here’s a look at what PlayStation users get in March. And then together, we console players can all go off and play our free games in solidarity against the PC Brotherhood. What time-unlimited free games has steam given you this month, PC Vikings?

Last Updated: March 3, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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