By Matthew Rondina
Games with Gold for the month of February is headlined by shoot em’ up, swordplay and stealth action experiences.
This month is all about getting your adrenaline pumping, read on for details about all 4 gold titles!
The games below are part of the Games with Gold lineup, a benefit for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The program offers 4 free games each month – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360. An added bonus on Xbox One is all 4 games are playable via backward compatibility, doubling up on gaming fun for your Xbox One.
Shadow Warrior (Available February 1 to 28 on Xbox One)
Step into the shoes of warrior Lo Wang in this bold reimagining of classic first person shooter Shadow Warrior. This FPS offers non-stop action with powerful weapons paired with the elegance of the katana as you fight off other worldly enemies. You are on a quest to retrieve a blade of unlimited power to prevent the invasion of demonic beasts. Use your gun, blade and magic to prevent the end of days!
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – India (Available February 16 to March 15 on Xbox One)
It’s Assassin’s Creed like you’ve never seen before, presented in a beautiful 2.5D side scrolling experience. Join the brotherhood once again as Arbaaz Mir and use your parkour, puzzle and stealth skills to recover the diamond of Koh-i-Noor. Explore 19th century colonial India by zip lining over streets, crashing through busy markets and sneaking through the palace.
Use your new Assassin arsenal such as the talwar (curved sword) and chakram (circular throwing weapon) to interact with the environment and foil the plans of the Templar order.
Finally, test your skills and mettle in challenge mode which will pit you against complex obstacle courses.
Split/Second (Available February 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)
Get ready for intense stunt racing action set within a reality TV show. It’s an explosive fight to the finish line as the track around you collapses through a series of player triggered events.
While vying for pole position destroy huge structures and towering TV set pieces allowing you to alter the track, stopping your competition or creating new shortcuts to the finish line.
Jump online to race against other players in intense 2-player split screen action.
Crazy Taxi (Available February 16 to 28 on Xbox One and Xbox 360)
Sega’s arcade cabbie classic is sure to be a crowd pleaser as you race through busy streets to scare up the biggest fare. As you guessed it, the main goal of the game is to pick up customers and race through traffic as quickly as possible to get them to their destination.
You can select three, five or ten-minute settings or “Arcade Rules” to try and beat the clock and rack up the biggest score. The open world city features plenty of areas where you can perform big stunts for added bonuses.
FYI, parking garage entrances, stairs and hills act as excellent ramps and jump points.
The console version features “Crazy Box” a mini game mode allowing you to bowl, ballon hunt and time attack with your cab.
Are you ready? Here we go!
Have fun on your gaming adventures in February, I hope to see you online, game on!
About the Author: Matthew Rondina
Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been passionate about technology and gaming for over 20 years. Follow Matthew’s gaming adventures on twitter and join in on the fun!