Microsoft has announced an epic lineup headed our way via Games with Gold this month. The Witness, Assassin’s Creed, and Dead Space? Sign me up!
To kickoff the Xbox One portion of things this month comes Jonathan Blow’s, The Witness. If you’re into puzzle titles, it doesn’t get much better than this. The game will literally change the way you look at the world, but you’ll have to play it for yourself to see what I mean. Here’s how it breaks down:
“You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.”
The Witness is available the entire month of April for Xbox One Gold members.
Mid-April brings us Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to Games with Gold. Set in London during the late 1800s, this Assassin’s Creed outing was one of the more lukewarm offerings. As Jacob Frye, your goal is to recruit a gang and support the working class during the Industrial Revolution.
Syndicate is free on Xbox One from April 16th through May 15th.
It’s become apparent that Microsoft must have some kind of deal with Disney/Pixar going on. Last month saw the inclusion of Brave for the Xbox 360. And this month we’re getting Cars 2: The Video Game as of April 1st.
The game did fairly solid review wise. It’s a mission-based racing game, as you might expect, and holds an average Metascore of 72 following 35 reviews. You can download it through April 15th on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
To round out the Xbox 360 is Dead Space 2. Dead Space is recognized as one of the best horror titles of all time – and many think Dead Space 2 is better. Isaac Clarke returns to double down on the action-horror series. But “this time, he calls the shots.”
The sequel is a bit heavier on the action elements. And the game sports epic moments in which it throws you into zero-g environments. It’s free to download on 360 and Xbox One via Games with Gold from April 16th through April 30th.
It’s a fantastic month to take advantage of your perks included with Xbox Live Gold. We’ll be back next month to break down what Microsoft has in store for us in May.