One of the very best decisions that console makers Microsoft and Sony have made, is to offer free games to those who are members of their Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus programs each month. Hundreds of dollars worth of games for free each year. It makes the pill that is having to pay to play (online) much, much easier to swallow.
The four free games being offered to Xbox Live Gold members for Games With Gold in February 2017 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
Welcome to another month of Games with Gold! We have four exciting new games for you to add to your library in February: two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility.
For Xbox One, itâ€™s the lovely co-op space shooter Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime followed by the stunning racing game Project Cars Digital Edition. On Xbox 360 itâ€™s a pair of LucasArts classics. First up will be the iconic pirate adventure game Monkey Island 2: Special Edition, and then weâ€™ll take a trip to the dark side of the Force with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
All games will be available for a limited time through Games with Gold, one of the great benefits of being an Xbox Live Gold member! Below is the specific availability for each of Februaryâ€™s games:
* Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime ($14.99 ERP): Available from February 1-28 on Xbox One
* Project Cars Digital Edition ($29.99 ERP): Available from February 16-March 15 on Xbox One
* Monkey Island 2: Special Edition ($9.99 ERP): Available from February 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
* Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ($19.99 ERP): Available from February 16-28 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Get ready for Valentineâ€™s Day with Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, starting on February 1, which hopes to win hearts with its bright, charming graphics and frantic, fast-paced gameplay. Scurry around your ship to man turrets, lasers, and other devices with up to three friends or a single, loyal space-pet in this fun-filled co-op space shooter.
Then itâ€™s time to fasten your seat belt on February 16 when Project Carts Digital Edition, one of the most acclaimed and realistic racing simulators, is available to play with its countless tracks, huge range of cars, career mode, and online multiplayer. The Digital Edition also contains the Limited Edition DLC upgrade that includes five legendary cars!
For the pair of classics coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, Monkey Island: Special Edition is the triumphant return of Guybrush Threepwood on February 1, who aims to prove once and for all that heâ€™s the greatest pirate who ever lived. The only thing standing in his way is the undead pirate Lechcuk.
Finally, itâ€™s time to wield absolute power as Darth Vaderâ€™s secret apprentice in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Use the Force to obliterate everything in your path with your devastating powers and masterful lightsaber techniques.