Xbox’s Games with Gold program has been meandering in quality lately, with just a few gems peppering the monthly offerings here and there. Usually we’d be getting word of the new batch of titles soon, but Xbox Austria just couldn’t keep the secret any longer. The social account on Facebook has leaked the entire line-up early, revealing Ryse: Son of Rome and The Walking Dead: Season 2 has the headline titles for next month.
Ryse: Son of Rome was one of the launch titles for the Xbox One, developed by Crysis studio Crytek. The title was visually stunning (and still is), which only sort of made up for repetitive and otherwise shallow gameplay. It has it’s following though, many of which pray for a sequel that is looking increasingly like it’ll never come.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 builds on the events of the first title, although this time you’re taking control of Celemtine a little time afterwards. Since Telltale is busy with the third season of the title, this is a great jumping on point if you fell off the wagon on the first season.
For Xbox 360, you can expect to get Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (the last and arguably weakest of the Ezio trilogy), as well as the original Darksiders. Ryse and Darksiders will lead the charge in the first half of April, while Assassin’s Creed and The Walking Dead will be made available half-way through. As always, both Xbox 360 titles are fully compatible with Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.
Last Updated: March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017 at 11:41
My patience has paid off! I wanted to play Ryse of Rome, it looked like a nice story in a setting I know about cause of reading history stuffies and studying some Latin in high school (bugger me, that was over 20 years ago now…) BUT the reviews made me pause: all seemed to say, fun game, but repetitive and stuff. So I waited. I get it FREE (sort of, R169 a month!) now.
Also, get EA Access on Xbox One, pay the year price up front, massive saving, for half the cost a of new games and play titles like Need for Speed (with live actors, disturbing sometimes) BUT a with most Need for Speed titles, super fun but not worth R800 bucks to buy. Just an example, loads of cool games, BUT do not pay EA monthly, I felt that was a rip off. Once off, yearly fee with nice discount
March 23, 2017 at 11:58
March 23, 2017 at 12:11
Not a bad month… Ryse and some good old Darksiders…yeah boi