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!
Max spends most of his days writing and trying to figure out if the Spawn game on Dreamcast was real or just a weird fever dream