The best time of the month. When a ton of rumors start to fly about which games are going to be free and then the inevitable 15 comments in a Reddit thread where people complain because they already own all of the games. Well, Microsoft has just unveiled the Games with Gold for February with Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Super Bomberman R, Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
Here’s a quick rundown of each game.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon / Feb 1-Feb 28 / Metacritic Score: 70
The series is created by legendary former Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi. A Kickstarter project, Curse of the Moon is actually a companion piece to the unreleased main Bloodstained game.
Super Bomberman R / Feb 16-March 15 / Metacritic Score: 63
It’s Bomberman. I’m not sure how much more needs to be said.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue / Feb 1-Feb 15th / Metacritic Score: 72
The Assassin’s Creed game no one remembers because it came out alongside Assassin’s Creed Unity. I love the Assassin’s Creed formula so sign me up.
Hell yes. They don’t make games like Jedi Academy anymore. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot.
Overall, a fun month to use up some of your bandwidth for. I don’t think any of them are must plays. Well, Jedi Academy is but take that recommendation with a grain of salt considering nostalgia is clouding my better judgment. Bloodstained should be great and Assassin’s Creed Rogue looks perfect for a boring weekend. I can take or leave Bomberman, but there is a lack of party chaos games on Xbox right now and the Bomberman formula is always fun with 4 players.
What games are you excited for? Do you believe Microsoft is giving us a good selection of titles for their Games with Gold? Let us know in the comments below!