Microsoft is jumping the gun this month by announcing the latest batch of free Games With Gold games ahead of schedule.
This month will be even bigger than usual as a total of five games will be given away.
Games With Gold List Revealed
In a blog post, Microsoft announced that five games will be given away in February to Xbox Live/Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
The games are,
- Gears 5: Available February 1 to 28
- Resident Evil: Available February 1 to 28
- Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition: Available February 16 to March 15
- Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb: Available February 1 to 15
- Lost Planet 2: Available February 16 to 28
Microsoft Are Treating Us
Usually, we just see four games are given away, two Xbox One games, one OG Xbox game, and one Xbox 360 game.
Recently we have seen Sony start to give away PS5 games to PS Plus subscribers.
So far we have seen Bugsnax be given away, and next month it has been revealed that Destruction AllStars will be given away for free.
It appears that Microsoft is now taking a leaf out of Sony's playbook as Gears 5 has been optimized for Xbox Series X|S.
But, because of how Xbox distribute their games, Gears 5 is also playable on Xbox One, so even last-gen owners will get fives games for free.
The announcement of the Games With Gold games has come shortly after the recent RE Showcase, which gave us a first look at Resident Evil 8 gameplay.
It was also recently revealed that a brand new Indiana Jones game, the first since 2009, is in development.
And coincidentally, a Resident Evil and Indiana Jones game are both in the list of games this month.
Microsoft really knows how to treat us well.
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If you haven't heard of some of these games, here's some more information on each of them.
Experience the celebrated campaign and multiplayer, now fully optimized for Xbox Series X|S. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera… herself.
It’s the game that defined the genre. In this remastered version, join the special forces team, S.T.A.R.S., and investigate a mysterious mansion on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Stay alert because supplies are scarce, and the living dead are all around.
Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
Discover secrets, dangers, and an array of unique characters in the world of Salt. In this metroidvania-style platformer, a heroine arises out of the aether of fear to help a world on the brink of collapse. Featuring stunning handcrafted pixel art and original soundtrack compositions that bring a visual and auditory wonderland to life.
Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
It’s time to put on your fedora and help Indy recover one of the most powerful artifacts known to man. In epic, globe-spanning fashion, take on Nazis and the Asian underworld to track down the mysterious Heart of the Dragon before it falls into hostile hands.
Lost Planet 2
After 10 years removed from the original title, return to the troubled planet torn apart from the ongoing battle for thermal energy. Play four player co-op and customize your character with an arsenal of weapons and vehicles to pilot.
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