Some people might look at September’s Games With Gold offering on Xbox and scoff. Subscribers to the service have arguably enjoyed a smattering of amazing games on the service of late. Many would also say better quality offerings than the PS4 has experienced via PS Plus.
However, to turn your nose up at this month’s offerings on Games With Gold would be a disservice to yourself. September will see Xbox Games With Gold subscribers get access to Prison Architect, Livelock and Xbox 360 games Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World.
It’s true that previous months have included Assassin’s Creed and Forza Horizon games that wowed many subscribers. But, as mentioned, overlooking these titles could be a mistake.
Starting with the biggest title on the list. Prison Architect. I had the pleasure of Kickstarting Prison Architect and watching it evolve into what it is today. Having only played it on PC, I can’t say how the port to Xbox has affected the game. However, the game is solid, and I have played the iOS version, and I am absolutely sure that if the conversion to Xbox is done as well, then you can rest easy.
The game itself challenges you to build Prisons (cunning name) to house differing categories of prisoners and turn a profit, there are scenarios and different modes, such as escape, to experience. You can find gameplay on YouTube, where creators have spent months building their prisons.
Livelock is a twin-stick, co-op, shooter, perfectly suited to the Xbox One controller. Where you can select from 3 classes to fight against evil mech overlords, and save humanity. So, if twin stick shooters are your thing, then this game could be for you.
Lego Star Wars games, and Xbox Lego games, in general, are always relatively solid experiences. The difference offered in Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is the sheer amount of abilities and weapons made available to you as you battle through ground battles, space combat and the obligatory boss fights. An enjoyable Xbox game worth checking out.
Sega’s Vintage Monster World collection offers a retro experience over 3 titles in the series, to lurk on your Xbox hard drive. The RPGs are solid and will keep you entertained, and your Xbox draining power from the outlet for quite a while.
Now, bear in mind that many Xbox owners will have bought Forza and Assassin’s Creed prior to appearing on Games With Gold. It is likely that people in this position will not have bothered downloading them, maybe just adding them as backups to their physical copies.
The September offering provides a whole new dimension for Xbox owners, and Games With Gold subscribers, to experience games that may have passed them by.
So that’s is a solid set of games from Xbox Games With Gold for September. What do you think? Are you a disappointed Xbox Games With Gold subscriber, or are you happy with your haul for the month?