The games of Xbox Live with gold were announced for February 2019, with a single beam of hot sunlight in a month set to be full of cold days. If you plan to stay indoors over the next few weeks, these free video games should help you to spend your time.
This month also looks at another Microsoft instance, including an original Xbox game in the promoter, which can be played on the Xbox One through Back Compatibility – back in the December series, 2005 Action Adventure Hires: Playground of Destruction was temporarily free.
There is still time to pick up some of the titles of last year's gold promotion games if you have not already done so. The World Rally Championship can still be downloaded by February 15th, and by the end of January 31st you will be able to launch Celeste on Xbox One and Far Cry 2 on the Xbox 360.
These are the titles that are free for Xbox Live Gold members this month, with links to every listing on the Xbox website.
Blood: The curse of the moon: February 1 – February 28
This 2D homage to the classic toys of NES Castlevania overcame the upcoming Cross: The Rite of the Night, the spiritual heir of the franchisees' sources from the Symphony of the Night.
While the Rite of the Night will have access to Metroidvania (unlocking new capabilities to access previously closed areas and so on), the Curse of the Moon is a more direct action platform with different levels played linear.
For lovers of the series of iconic horror adventure that tramples on the ritual of the night, this retro friendship game should help you get them while the ROTN is not released later this year.
Super Bomberman R: February 16 – March 15
After a pause and some spin-off of, say, a different quality, Bomberman returned with this rebooted adventure. Retaining the game's formula for the series, you will rush around level levels from the top down, dropping bombs to clear the paths and defeat opponents.
Together with the campaign (solo or co-op) there are a whole host of online and local arenas modes to play.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue: February 1 – February 15
This sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: The Black Flag for 2014 serves not only as a prequel to AC III, but also sets AC events: Unity, which, if you are one of those people who are invested in the franchise, probably creates some appeals even though Rogue is not too out of the formula.
The usual action to turn the action is waiting, but what gives Rogue a little unique spin is that you play as Templar, the bad guys on the series. The protagonist Shay Cormak began as an assassin, but defects on the other side, having become suspicious of the group's goals. Dun-dun-DUNNN!
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy: February 16 – February 28
Released on the original Xbox in 2003, Jedi Academy is a share shooter set up in Star Wars's expanded universe that puts you in the shoes of trainee Jedi Jaden Korr who is hunting down a mission to defeat the cult of Sith who steals power for wicked purposes.
Like a range of forces, you can handle lamps and firearms, shifting the perspective between the first and third person, where appropriate.
It also has a multiplayer mode, although as MP servers are now disabled, this is limited to a local split screen of 4 players on the Xbox One.
How Does Xbox Games Work With Gold?
As a reward for maintaining their Xbox Live Gold subscription, members receive two free gold games for a month to download for a limited time both on Xbox One and the Xbox 360. The titles range from older AAA blockbusters and cult indie hits to undervalued precious stones and – very occasionally – a whole new edition. Microsoft sometimes included an original Xbox title in the series.
The Xbox 360 and the original Xbox games at the promotion are backwards compatible with the Xbox One, which means that the owners of the current console of Microsoft can effectively get four free games per month.
The games are important for maintenance, even if you cancel your subscription for Xbox Live Gold after you download them. Just select the "Gold" tab of your Xbox One or Xbox 360. Alternatively, you can use the Xbox website.
Even if you have not upgraded to Xbox One yet, you can still get these games for free, while you have an Xbox Live Gold account. Just sign up on the Xbox web site, go to the page for the title of the list and redeem the offer. The game will then appear in the "ready-to-install" list on the console if you buy Xbox One in the future.