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 May 2018 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles.
Welcome to another edition of Games with Gold for the Xbox One family of devices! This month Super Mega Baseball 2 makes its debut on May 1 and the critically acclaimed action stealth adventure Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain arrives on May 16. Then on Xbox 360 â€“ and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility â€“ weâ€™ll have the Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage and the cult-classic action game Vanquish!
All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store, so get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!
Super Mega Baseball 2 ($29.99 ERP): Available May 1 to May 31 on Xbox One
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain ($19.99 ERP): Available May 16 to June 15 on Xbox One
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage ($9.99 ERP): Available May 1 to May 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Vanquish ($19.99 ERP): Available May 16 to May 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Super Mega Baseball 2
The critically acclaimed Super Mega Baseball series is back with gorgeous new visuals, deep team and league customization, and long-awaited online multiplayer modes. Fancy yourself as either a rookie or baseball purist, SMB2 packs a mode for everyone. Compete in ranked matchmaking (1v1), dominate friends in arranged matches (1v1, 2v1, 2v2), or take on the AI (solo, local co-op, online co-op) â€“ all kept fair by the dynamic difficulty system known as Ego.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ushering in a new era for the franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine, MGSV: The Phantom Pain will give players a first-rate gaming experience as they are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions, allowing them to find their own unique way to achieve victory. Traverse the world with jeeps, tanks, horseback and even on foot! Stay alert and donâ€™t forget to call on AI companions when needed!
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Join Axel, Blaze, and company as they battle the evil Mr. X across all three Streets of Rage games. Originally released for the Sega Genesis, the classic brawler series has now been updated for release on Xbox Live Arcade! Earn all new achievements, take on challenging new game trials, compete with other players across Xbox Live Leaderboards, and clean up the streets with a friend in two-player local and online co-op!
This is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportions with a fast, fluid, and frantic combat system. You play as Sam Gideon, a DARPA agent armed with the Augmented Reaction Suit (ARS) that gives him extraordinary combat powers to help evade attacks and take down enemies. Take too much damage and the ARS allows Sam the ability to slow down time, helping to give him the edge in battle.
You can find more information on Xbox’s Games with Gold program right here.