Your October Games with Gold are okay, sorta

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Games with Gold, proof that gamers can still find something unpleasant about free games. Then again, when you’re paying for a service which touts that you’ll get games each month, of course we expect something worthwhile. The service is known for giving older, less worthwhile games, with a few notable exceptions. This month’s selection has one such exception.

First up, there’s an indie in the mix – Chariot. It’s a new [email protected] game, a couch co-op platformer that involves manoeuvring through 25 levels of physics-based gameplay combined with exploration, fast-paced ride sequences and loads of loot. For those of you with a brand new Xbox One, this game can help you get the ball rolling on building a library of games you probably won’t want to play.

Next we have Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a game from back when South Africa was hosting the FIFA World Cup. Get all your shooting on with loads of vehicular combat and four-player team multiplayer. You can even re-live the B Company squad in the single-player campaign.

However, my favorite title on the list is Darksiders II. Sure, it was the lesser gameplay experience compared to Darksiders, but you still get to play as Death, explore a rather large environment and experience some cool voice acting and character-building. It is certainly an under-rated game; it’s a lot of fun, even if at times it becomes a bit lackluster.

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Darksiders II

So, are these games worth your while or are you disappointed again by the offering from Games with Gold? I haven’t been blown away by the games on offer, but then again, PS+ hasn’t been that much better in the past few months. Here’s hoping that both subscriptions up their game going into the holiday season; I want some fantastic games for my holiday gaming season.

Last Updated: September 26, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Darksiders II is awesome. Loved the RPG elements in it an, well, Death…

    • Hammersteyn

      I have this, it was ridiculously cheap for some reason. Still on my backlog

  • Pieter Kruger

    Awesome! Darksiders II whoohoo! Pity about the Xbox One indie though…..????

    • Jonah Cash

      @indiebox inbound buddy!!! MS has seen the mount of people Sony have lured to their side with the IndieStation4, so naturally they want a piece of the pie!! Hahahahahaha
      Your moaning over the IndieStation4 is going to bite you in the ass me thinks!!! Hahahahaha

  • Brady miaau

    Meh. Games with gold is ok. Civ Revolution was fun, I suppose. For a few hours.

    but mostly, what? I am not sure about it. It seems to me they put games on gold, then 3 or 4 months later on mega sale. Bastards.

  • CAE9872

    Yeah they fine.

  • Skyblue

    Darksiders II is a great offering but the rest are meh.

  • Johann

    Doesn’t help me much, just bought Darksiders II a couple of months ago on second hand at BTGames…

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I still need to play darksiders 2 – I wonder if I still have gold? Will check tomorrow.

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